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  • Summary: The story of a boy who must use his wits and ingenuity to survive - and ultimately escape from - a mysterious island and a terrible curse.

    An end, and a new beginning. A strange island with a sinister secret, and an open-world adventure with a difference. As a boy who finds he is key
    The story of a boy who must use his wits and ingenuity to survive - and ultimately escape from - a mysterious island and a terrible curse.

    An end, and a new beginning.

    A strange island with a sinister secret, and an open-world adventure with a difference. As a boy who finds he is key to solving a series of ancient puzzles, you'll use an enigmatic artefact to manipulate your environment and even time itself.

    Thanks to the innovative control offered by the DUALSHOCK 4 controller, you'll find that light, sound and touch are all essential in your bid to escape the island.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jun 30, 2017
    90
    Rime is gorgeous, gentle and sad journey through a strange land. Let it wash over you. [Issue#263, p.51]
  2. May 25, 2017
    90
    After such a long and troubled development, many feared that RiME would be a failure, but Tequila Works proved that there can be light at the end of the tunnel. With peculiar storytelling, varied puzzles, well-crafted platforming elements and gorgeous presentation, RiME can rival with the unique beauty of Team ICO's games.
  3. Jun 12, 2017
    90
    RiME is the essence of the Mediterranean soul, with its joys and its toils. Tequila Works is making a name for high quality art direction and aesthetic value, delivering a short but deeply emotional experience with its latest release.
  4. May 25, 2017
    80
    Rime never strays too far from the “indie” trappings of ambiguous narrative, mysterious puzzles in a mysterious land, and a young protagonist incapable of fighting, but it delivers a meaningful and satisfying finale that shook me in a way I was not expecting.
  5. 80
    RiME is a wonderful experience filled with both light-hearted excitement and touching emotional moments. It invokes the old cliché, “I laughed, I cried,” but, of course, that doesn’t do justice to the amount of effort it took to coordinate the vivid yet dreamlike artwork, the fun and easygoing gameplay, and the dramatic musical score. It’s unfortunate that the graphics can be choppy and the movement can be finicky. Otherwise — especially if you value aesthetics over fun — this is an incredibly satisfying title.
  6. Aug 14, 2017
    70
    A little more story and gameplay variety would have filled out its generous play time better, but there is plenty of reason for both puzzle and platforming fans to enjoy RiME.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 24, 2017
    60
    Magic, wonderfully sounding and looking, yet just a decent and plain puzzle platformer. Unlike the genre icons, it will entertain you, but you will not remember it for a long time. [Issue#274]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 42
  2. Negative: 5 out of 42
  1. May 26, 2017
    10
    Absolutely enjoying its overall vibe. The sounds, the gorgeous music, the outstanding art and the puzzle pacing. This game sets you in a moodAbsolutely enjoying its overall vibe. The sounds, the gorgeous music, the outstanding art and the puzzle pacing. This game sets you in a mood that only few other games can, and that's a very rare thing these days. Expand
  2. Sep 26, 2018
    10
    Such an underrated game. This is not just a game. It's a work of art. Even the pause menu has a high level song. The story is very touchingSuch an underrated game. This is not just a game. It's a work of art. Even the pause menu has a high level song. The story is very touching and shocks most of the players, specially at the ending. I consider it to be the game with the best story I ever played. You should play specially if you have kids. Don't think, just get it. I don't think I wanna play it all again, because I already know what happens, but the game presents many clues and beautiful concepts, that maybe I'll play again in the future. Expand
  3. Jul 9, 2017
    10
    This game reminded me of ICO whe I first saw the trailer. And gameplay-wise it is very much like that. Just without a girl to cary around andThis game reminded me of ICO whe I first saw the trailer. And gameplay-wise it is very much like that. Just without a girl to cary around and without the nasty combat.
    You climb around the island and the tower, solve some easy but fun puzzles and collect some secrets on the way. Or you just stop for a moment and admire the beautifull scenery.

    It took me around 9 hours to finish the game and I found a bit more than half of the secrets... so there are some more hours in it for me.

    Rime manages to stay interesting and never puts you in situations that feel tedious or unmanagable. And you are gently guided by your little fox companion, if you ever get a bit lost.

    The soundtrack is also great and reminded me a bit of Journey. (In a good way)
    Combined with the optical style of the game it never gets old to look at the scenery.

    And the story... is unexpected, sweet and... the rest would be a spoiler. ;P

    Tl;dr
    It's a very beautiful game in every aspect. It's very polished and a great and emotional journey.
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  4. Aug 18, 2019
    8
    Clearly everyone with mixed or negative ratings here missed the point of the game. The game is not meant to be action-packed or have a storyClearly everyone with mixed or negative ratings here missed the point of the game. The game is not meant to be action-packed or have a story to it. It's meant to be a journey through a surreal dream world that you simply absorb the sights to while pondering its mysterious nature.

    There is no "story" in the game, but that's perfectly intentional. The idea is that you're simply thrown into this world without any idea as to what it is like or what to expect. You have to discover everything for yourself for the first time, as if you're in the game itself.

    The sights are amazing, and the soundtrack fits the ambiance perfectly. RiME takes inspiration from an adventure game like ICO and uses climbing mechanics from a game like Tomb Raider. The game is quite lengthy and the puzzles are balanced very nicely; not too hard and not too easy.

    RiME is a solid adventure game, but there's nothing more to it to really make you go "Wow!". It's just a feels-good, "take a relaxing day off" kind of game. You will definitely enjoy the experience.
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  5. Feb 26, 2022
    8
    Pro - It's a gorgeous game, with beautiful scenic beauty and tons of puzzles. The small cartoonish animals like the lizards on the wall andPro - It's a gorgeous game, with beautiful scenic beauty and tons of puzzles. The small cartoonish animals like the lizards on the wall and the fox are very cute. The boys singing is beautiful and the music in the game is on point. There is a mysterious figure watching you and by the end his true identity is revealed which is worth it.

    Cons - Collectibles are worthless as they give you nothing but just a jpeg file to see in the gallery later, which is not worth going out of your way to find them. Tips - Shout at the fire to brighten it up so you will be able to understand if you come this way before or not.
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  6. Oct 18, 2018
    7
    Juego de preciosa estética y apartado artísitco con un mundo muy interesante y un trasfondo en la historia bastante imaginativo. Cuenta conJuego de preciosa estética y apartado artísitco con un mundo muy interesante y un trasfondo en la historia bastante imaginativo. Cuenta con una gran influencia de los juegos del Team Ico que se ve nada más empezar a jugar.

    Su duración quizás es un poco corta, pero se solventa con lo disfrutable que es. El gameplay sin embargo, no me acaba de cuajar del todo y es bastante repetitivo, aunque tiene puzles bien diseñados. El plataformeo es justo, pero tampoco requiere nada adicional el propio sistema.

    Rendimiento un tanto regular los tres primeros días de lanzamiento en PC (i7 4820K / GTX 980).

    Recomendable.
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  7. May 25, 2019
    0
    This brat jumps heights twice his size, but cant climb a wall half his size if its not in birds poop. You tried to be the chill uncharted, butThis brat jumps heights twice his size, but cant climb a wall half his size if its not in birds poop. You tried to be the chill uncharted, but failed to be harry potter 1. Expand

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