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  • Summary: Assume the role of a nomadic slugcat, both predator and prey in a broken ecosystem. Grab your spear and brave the industrial wastes, hunting enough food to survive, but be wary— other, bigger creatures have the same plan... and slugcats look delicious.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Mar 28, 2017
    90
    Any player in search of a real platforming challenge should be playing Rain World. It can be brutal at times and it has its quirks, but it will keep you coming back. Plus, it has a Slugcat.
  2. Mar 27, 2017
    80
    Few will see the more remote corners of Rain World’s relentlessly dire stretch, but those who do are unlikely to forget the experience.
  3. Jun 5, 2017
    80
    An impressive bestiary of rogue DNA horrors, a charismatic hero and a huge world to explore. This is enough to forgive Rain World for a few weird design choices and at times wonky jumping mechanics.
  4. Mar 30, 2017
    65
    Rain World could have been one of the best independent titles of this year, but risky design choices have just backfired here, causing it to be a missed chance, no matter how good some of the ideas that it brings to the table.
  5. May 23, 2017
    62
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. With its pretty visuals and cute protagonist, Rain World seems like an interesting experience at first sight. But after a while, it crushes under its repetitive game mechanics.
  7. Mar 27, 2017
    50
    I never felt properly equipped to discover, to improve. With core systems opaque and unnecessarily limited, all I ever felt equipped to do in Rain World was fail.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Sep 5, 2020
    10
    This game is unforgiving. It can feel like you hit brick walls at times. Some parts feel unfair and it explains only basics in the beginning,This game is unforgiving. It can feel like you hit brick walls at times. Some parts feel unfair and it explains only basics in the beginning, leaving you to figure the rest out... and yet that's what makes it worth every penny; remove any of the difficulty and you don't have Rain World.

    This game certainly isn't for everyone, and requires a lot of patience; this is the hardest, and yet most simplistic in rules, survival game I've played so far. It's a wonderful combination of exploration and survival, and it certainly rewards you with noticeably-different zones with their own challenges to overcome. It's brought out my curiosity and its art, music, storytelling, and overall world feel so immersive. Its world is HUGE, and I applaud the visual artists and level designers for taking so much time.

    The enemy designs are distinct and they each have their own abilities. Mastering slugcat's slipperiness and relying on your own will to adventure will come to you. Experiment. Try to eat anything you can find. Encourage risks. This game will reward you when playing around with the tools given to you; the knowledge you have is worth learning.

    Bugs are small, by the way; hadn't noticed them when playing around.
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  2. Apr 9, 2017
    10
    This is the most ingenious and inventive game of this generation. People that don't like it are simply too bound to conventional gaming. It'sThis is the most ingenious and inventive game of this generation. People that don't like it are simply too bound to conventional gaming. It's intelligent, challenging and awesome. I have played it through, and if you have done that aso, you know exactly what I mean Expand
  3. Feb 4, 2022
    10
    Best game i ever played, the exact opposite of soulless AAA games, a bit hard to get into but it's deffinitely worth it.
  4. Mar 3, 2021
    10
    What I liked:
    +Despite not being monolithic, the world is vast and consists of regions and sub-regions interconnected to each other. Detailed
    What I liked:
    +Despite not being monolithic, the world is vast and consists of regions and sub-regions interconnected to each other. Detailed and immersive.
    +Gameplay is unique. There are almost no permanent power ups/upgrades. Only things that can make you progress are experience and item/map knowledge.
    +Rain is elaborate and established game mechanic. For example, when the rain begins, you have still time to reach shelter, since rain can't hit you in enclosed spaces but you can be drowned since rooms are flooded. What I try to mean is that it is not just a simple "Game Over" screen appearing when the timer runs out. You may have more than one minute still, depending on your position.
    +Advanced movement tricks are cool, thanks to physics-based nature of the game.
    +Animations are detailed and controls are fluid.
    +Visuals are splendid. I can't mark the exact locations due to spoilers but they were obviously made by a touch of true artist.
    +Sound design is solid and music kicks in cleverly. Tracks are fitting to specific areas they are used in.
    +Background story, lore and other kind of data are obscure and there for you to dig. The further you go, more complex it gets.

    What I disliked:
    -Couple of fixed camera issues in certain levels.
    -Overseers (hologram-like guides) are useless and this is very important since their job is to direct you. You may have ended up in places where you shouldn't be or you may feel lost and exhausted to continue.
    -Scavengers are wacky.

    TLDR: I would recommend this to only other stoic god gamers.
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  5. Jul 2, 2017
    10
    I love this game.

    It's kind of a mix between another world and dark souls. I don't find the controls clunky as some said : you need to
    I love this game.

    It's kind of a mix between another world and dark souls.

    I don't find the controls clunky as some said : you need to learn how to move your slugcat, but after a while, the controls reveal how precise they are and you can move exactly how you intend to move. You just need to learn. And that's all what this game is : learning, patiently. Each time you die, you learn something, and won't die as easily the next time.

    And I love how it looks. Every screen is unique, with a lot of tiny details that makes it feel like a real place, a dreadful one though. The slugcat animations are a joy to look at, and everything moves smoothly, there's a real feeling that everything you see is alive.

    This is a demanding game, and not for everyone, but for what it is, it is somehow perfect. A true little gem.
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  6. Apr 23, 2017
    9
    I don't know why people dislike this game. It's genuinely brilliant. It's pretty hard at times, and there are some things that are a bit hardI don't know why people dislike this game. It's genuinely brilliant. It's pretty hard at times, and there are some things that are a bit hard to understand for some, but when you're intelligent enough to understand the game's mechanics, which are simple yet amazing, it's a genuinely incredible experience. Expand
  7. Apr 7, 2017
    0
    This game could have been incredible. The art and style are top notch, the game itself is horrible. I was really excited for this game, butThis game could have been incredible. The art and style are top notch, the game itself is horrible. I was really excited for this game, but it's such a huge disappointment. Expand

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