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  • Summary: Röki is an adventure game inspired by Scandinavian folklore - a dark, contemporary fairy tale underpinned by a touching narrative, an alluring art style, ancient puzzles and atmospheric exploration.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. Dec 12, 2020
    90
    I left Röki on my backlog for far too long; don’t make the same mistake I did — play Röki sooner rather than later. A story of loss, love, trauma, and sacrifice told through the beautiful folklore of Scandinavian cultures and the lens of a heroic little girl, Röki will feel like an entirely new experience and is a welcome addition to the point and click genre. Don’t let the forest take another victim — grab Röki and save your family before it’s too late.
  2. 90
    As the first showing for Polygon Treehouse, Röki is an incredible first impression. While it doesn’t innovate much within the genre itself, it excels in the areas that matter, and it absolutely delivers the kind of experience you would be looking for from an adventure game.
  3. Aug 19, 2020
    83
    An atmospheric journey into Scandinavian fairy tales with loads of interesting puzzles. If only the story about the siblings Lars and Tove would have been giving more space to flourish...
  4. 80
    By the end of the game, I felt invested in the characters to the point that I couldn’t help but get emotional when a catharsis occurs. Röki features a perfect feel-good story, with lighthearted characters that are easy to identify with and invest in. The world is so well-thought-out, and the way that the game guides the player throughout the story is an extremely welcome escape from the uncertainty of the real-world in our current pandemic times. I fully recommend getting lost in this beautiful world with Tove.
  5. Aug 24, 2020
    75
    Röki’s castle segment isn’t catastrophic, but it delivered far less in narrative impact and far more in adventure-game twitchiness than the forest, which was almost perfect. In the woods, Röki is a delight, blending whimsy and sorrow into a splendid modern adventure. In the castle, it is simply ordinary, and as a result of these two unbalanced halves, Röki never quite delivers on its early promise.
  6. Edge Magazine
    Aug 13, 2020
    70
    A gentle joy in a horrible year - a window upon a parallel world that makes life seem a little kinder in our own. [Issue#349, p.100]
  7. Jul 22, 2020
    40
    Irritating though they may be, few of these problems would be insurmountable in the face of an engaging narrative. But like countless other pretty games trading on emotion, Röki drones on about feelings, namely grief—all of it documented in Tove’s illustrated journal, and complete with occasional asides about Dead Mom or Sad Dad. Repressed memories, shadow selves, and mysterious environmental sicknesses rear their tired heads. Beyond the trappings of Scandinavian myth, there’s precious little to set Röki apart in an already overcrowded space.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Aug 12, 2020
    10
    Best of the year so far! this game is a proof that the best stories are behind indie games. The atmosphere, the soundtrack, the puzzles andBest of the year so far! this game is a proof that the best stories are behind indie games. The atmosphere, the soundtrack, the puzzles and narration of this game is just simply amazing. Expand
  2. Jul 26, 2020
    10
    TL;DR: A modern spin on classic point and click adventures. Cute character design and animations. Storywise, imagine the film Labyrinth withTL;DR: A modern spin on classic point and click adventures. Cute character design and animations. Storywise, imagine the film Labyrinth with Scandinavian folklore. Wonderful Nordic fairytale soundtrack.

    From the very first scene, Röki gets you into a beautiful and stylized version of Scandinavia. Every area is full of small details, from little animals running around to magical creatures, that make the whole place alive. Add its calm and wonderful soundtrack (that I will buy apart to listen to again while I work xD), and you feel you're really exploring a forest from a Nordic fairytale world.

    The controls are smart, making comfortable to use a controller on a game that is half 3D exploration half point and click adventure. The puzzles are here and there, most you'll go through like a breeze, a few will make you scratch you head until you get an eureka moment, but all of them are logical, which is the most important thing on a game like this.

    Obviously you won't find in this kind of game, specially from an indie studio, the length of an RPG, but I must say it probably lasted almost double of what I expected, so I'm gladly surprised by that. And... I left behind some badges and collectibles, so I will give it another go sometime soon.

    All in all, if you like point and click adventures and magical worlds, totally recommended.
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  3. Sep 10, 2020
    10
    A really beautiful and charming game that's rich in imaginative imagery. Inspiring environments wrapped in lovely folk lure makes this aA really beautiful and charming game that's rich in imaginative imagery. Inspiring environments wrapped in lovely folk lure makes this a fantastic experience you must play! Expand
  4. Aug 7, 2020
    10
    What do I love about this game? Absolutely everything, that’s what! From the perfectly-set puzzles to the jaw-dropping art work, this game isWhat do I love about this game? Absolutely everything, that’s what! From the perfectly-set puzzles to the jaw-dropping art work, this game is the breath of fresh air everyone needs right now. The nostalgia it generates for childhood is unlike any game I’ve ever played. If you like adventure based puzzles, buy this game! You won’t regret it. Expand
  5. Jul 26, 2020
    10
    I love the game. Art, Music, amazing story, intuitive puzzle. Enjoy The game
  6. Nov 26, 2020
    9
    Esse tem jogo tem várias qualidades, a principal delas é o visual design, que é bem bonitinho, vai um destaque pra trilha sonora e praEsse tem jogo tem várias qualidades, a principal delas é o visual design, que é bem bonitinho, vai um destaque pra trilha sonora e pra história. Os puzzles do game são bem legais, mas ele acabam deixando o jogo um pouco lentinho.

    No geral, o jogo é muito bom e bastante recomendável.
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  7. Aug 10, 2020
    0
    can't rebind controls. unacceptable.
    only autosave? unacceptable.

    learn how to properly wirte games for pc.

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