Risk has a bittersweet taste. It is a reliable adaptation of the board game, but there are some issues with the AI that are just out of place. The idea is more enjoyable with friends in local multiplayer, and a must if you like board games and, specifically, Risk.
Fun game. League play does a pretty decent job of matching you against like-skilled opponents. It would be nice if there were some tracking of players quitting when they dont like their initial placement or start to lose.
This game would be good if there was not a huge bug. I believe if you have the game sped up for the bots’ turn it could freeze the whole game. This is unfortunate as I had two occasions where the game froze 20 - 25 minutes into the matches because of it. This felt awful when it happened.
With this virtual release of Risk the makers do not take a lot of risk. Thankfully the rules of the game have not been changed and the modern visuals in general are something to get excited about. Too bad the new style is a bit to serious and tough, without adding personality. The frame-drops are not really helping this game, either.
As a big fan of Risk Fractions and having a family that enjoy friendly competition, Risk on the PS4 is a good game to play. Unlike Monopoly on the PS4 (see my review, it's god awful), Risk manages to maintain the core fun elements from the original board game.
The additional 2 game modes added from World Conquest, are Secret Missions and Capitals. While this is a slimmed version from the PS3 Risk Fractions, it's enough to justify a Risk fan buying it, especially if it comes up on PSN sale.
> Simple layout and easy to set up games.
> Okay graphics
> Stats are kept per player, always fun for a geek out.
> Cards are limited to using 10 (stars in this case) meaning epic bonuses are ruled out.
> Great family game
> No additional maps as featured in Fractions (PS3)
> While the AI is usually pretty fair, if you select manual and claim say Europe within the picking stage - ALL the enemy AI will place ALL their start troop allocation in single armies on the boarders of Europe. Seems crazy to me that they don't block someone taking Europe when picking territories. This is easily avoided however by claiming all but one spot.
> online mode, as with monopoly is poorly done without the use of Bots. Ubisoft should realise that 1 out of 5 people will 'board-flip' the game and quit when they start losing, meaning I gave up online and yet to finish a game thanks to quitters. (reading reviews this seems to be universal for this version)
Overall, it's been done well but I'd like to see updates such as extra maps to pick from.
Really love the fact you can start a multiplayer game get to the last persons turn they don't like not being out in front they quit game over.
All these hasbro game channel garbage lack basic functions monopoly misses the local and online mixed play. Risk disconnects everyone when one person quits is slow annoying boring. While the previous version of risk had a broken game chat this one expects you to start a party.
Great if you can't be bothered to set up a board and only want to play against the AI.
A fast paced stripped down version of Risk. They play it extremely safe with this version and have removed all of the wacky stuff from Risk Factions the last iteration of the board game on consoles. The only mode they put any thought into is a "Secret Mission" mode where everyone has a random objective to win the game from destroy all the red team to take over all of Asia Africa and Australia. Warning if you are buying this game for online play with friends. My friends and I have played 5 games of this over the internet. In every game someone has has gotten disconnected there is no way to invite that person back into the game. The AI will take over that persons turn immediately and the game will be ruined. Not one of those 5 games ended well. At one point I was 2 turns away from victory only to have the 2 of the 3 people I was playing against be dropped and my victory to become meaningless. wait until they add the option to join a game in progress before buying this or you will end up frustrated games can take anywhere from 20 min to 2 hours and getting dropped at the hour mark as you were winning or making a comeback is unacceptable.
SummaryModern combat meets RISK - the classic game of global domination. RISK steps into the near future with modern armies. Using the 2010 rules as standard, Risk offers an exciting strategic experience. Direct the war from your high-tech control room, fighting on the classic map layout on 3D; Deploy tanks, planes and infantry All in the moder...