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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: 25 out of 38
  2. Negative: 5 out of 38
  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. May 26, 2019
    10
    Awesome, Beautiful and Engaging. Loved it.
    I like the whole no text, (almost) no dialog and the background audio track(s).
    Also one of my
    Awesome, Beautiful and Engaging. Loved it.
    I like the whole no text, (almost) no dialog and the background audio track(s).
    Also one of my favorite art styles for a game.
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  3. Apr 15, 2018
    10
    I'm at a loss why Steam responds to certain games with absolutely overwhelming support, and then lets other games like Fossil Echo or Papo andI'm at a loss why Steam responds to certain games with absolutely overwhelming support, and then lets other games like Fossil Echo or Papo and Yo just sit there. Seems like the arthouse crowd is sometimes too lazy to buy anything on this platform, and some people have absurd expectations with budget titles, which is a shame because games like this deserve better sales.

    Rime is an amazing experience. It's as simple as that. I played this on PS4, and all I can say is the graphics are even better here, and the FPS is a solid 60 on my 1070/2600K setup with 1080p. Anything more and you might run into some troubles without better hardware.

    It's totally acceptable that this game wears its inspiration on its sleeves, and yet who cares when it all comes together this well? Miyazaki films, Joaquín Sorolla paintings, and the games Journey and Ico come to mind. This world is so profoundly lovely and attractive that I can basically overlook almost any flaws with the game.

    The gameplay experience is actually soothing and fun to me, and I enjoy a very wide variety of games and difficulties across genres. No, you aren't going to be challenged like some SMB platformer or a PUBG gun game. It's not meant to be that way. It wouldn't even work that way. This is a relaxing puzzle game that swings toward the easier side, but it makes up for it with a decent amount of collectibles, and the game never overstays its welcome.

    The graphics and world here are like some amalgamation of a Miyazaki film, Wind Waker, and ABZU/Ico. Honestly, I wasn't sure I was going to be impressed by their world, as there is limited interaction, but it is actually a breathtaking accomplishment. I am injecting SMAA at 1080p and the image quality is fantastic. While not overly detailed the bloomy resonance of the island recalls games like Ico and Shadow of the Colossus in tone to the point you really got to congratulate the team of 18 people in Spain that made this over the years. It was a struggle, but what a diamond that struggle birthed. There is just something wonderful about running around a deserted place that has no equivalency in the modern world.

    I cannot help but love this thing. It's too charming to hate, too pretty to leave behind, and overall the experience is something that the whole family can enjoy. You would think there would be a bigger audience for such an indie, but with time more and more people will find this gem as it releases on all the platforms.

    Anyone looking for a beautiful world spanning day and night that wants to solve a few puzzles and gaze at some gorgeous visuals is in for a treat here. Some of the collectibles are hidden fairly well and will take some logical thinking to collect. It's all very peaceful and heartwarming. Highly recommended.
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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. Sep 22, 2020
    8
    Gameplay: 6/10
    Art & aesthetic
    in Story and Graphics: 9/10 Story: 8/10 Emotional
    Gameplay: 6/10
    Art & aesthetic
    in Story and Graphics: 9/10
    Story: 8/10
    Emotional Resonance: 8/10
    Soundtrack: 9/10
    Ending: 10/10
    Urge to Play: 8/10
    Fun: 7/10

    Overall Rating: 81%

    RiME is one of the most artful games of last decade, and by no means a bad one.
    It just should have put the amazing ideas, and the very artful and symbolic but also
    non-linear and abstract story into a more fun and more varied gameplay experience.
    It is pretty repetitive, and it overall feels like more of a tool, to tell an excellent story.
    Seeing the heartbreaking and beautiful story unfold is an amazing journey, all portrayed
    in a beautiful artstyle.
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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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