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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 toThe 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: 48 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. 100
    It’s an interactive metaphor for grief, and all those strange, complex emotions that all seem get balled into one when you’re grieving. RiME is a beautiful game in so many ways, but this is what makes it truly special.
  2. May 25, 2017
    90
    RiME is a memorable game. A simple and attractive one that really moves us and leaves us as speechless as its protagonist once we realize the true meaning of the whole adventure.
  3. Jul 16, 2017
    90
    It might not achieve the levels of ingenuity displayed by some of its counterparts, but Rime stands on its own merits. Its captivating visuals, engrossing soundtrack, and rewarding puzzles are a wonderful combination on their own, but the game’s narrative elements and ultimate payoff go well beyond expectations to deliver something truly memorable. It’s been a long journey to get here, but Rime is most certainly an experience you don’t want to miss.
  4. May 25, 2017
    85
    RiME is one of the most elegant free roam adventures out there, a beautiful and moving game.
  5. May 26, 2017
    80
    Rime doesn't introduce new quality in the business of interactive storytelling but borrows good things from the best. You'll find echoes of The Last Guardian, Ico or Zelda, then you'll appreciate tons of passion, and in the end you will probably become very fond of this game and remember it for a long time.
  6. CD-Action
    Jul 20, 2017
    75
    A slow-paced game that requires attention and imagination but repays with stylish beauty and solid puzzles. [08/2017, p.75]
  7. May 25, 2017
    60
    Rime's artistry is unquestionable. Each world is enchanting in its own way, from the naturalistic peace of the first to the abstract doom of the last. Its soundtrack is similarly beautiful, capable of evoking wonder, tension, and fear in equal measure. But when compared to its influences like Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and Journey, it doesn't hold up too well. Consistent navigation problems, some frustrating puzzles, fiddly platforming, and severe frame rate dips make Rime feel like a well-dressed tribute act.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 59
  2. Negative: 3 out of 59
  1. May 26, 2017
    10
    Stunning game!!! Moving story! Fantastic visuals and the music is amazing! Very relaxing and paced game. I absolutely recommend it everyone!Stunning game!!! Moving story! Fantastic visuals and the music is amazing! Very relaxing and paced game. I absolutely recommend it everyone! If you are tired of streasful games, this is your kind of game Expand
  2. Mar 4, 2018
    10
    I'll be honest with you, when I first heard about this game, I wasn't sure what to make of it. It looked gorgeous, but I couldn't shake theI'll be honest with you, when I first heard about this game, I wasn't sure what to make of it. It looked gorgeous, but I couldn't shake the feeling that it felt really reminiscent of a lot of other games (a lot of people throw around comparisons to "The Last Guardian," and I certainly see it). However, after hearing a lot more about the game and reading about it (and also seeing that it was a lower price), I decided to give it a go, and let me tell you, I had an incredible time.
    I'll be the first to let you know, "RiME" is not for everyone. The game doesn't tell you anything: you interpret the story in your own way, you aren't told where to go or how to get there. Some people might get frustrated by that. Me? I was so moved by the game that I couldn't care less. The game is visually breathtaking, emotional, fun, exciting, heartbreaking, and all-around excellent. The sound design is also incredible, and I can say without hesitation that the music really added to the experience as a whole.
    Like I said, the game isn't for everyone: the story can be frustrating to understand, the puzzles can be frustrating to solve, and some may find it too slow. That's totally okay, you are entitled to your opinion. However, I personally loved "RiME," and I can definitely say that if your curiosity is piqued, then give this game a go. It was an unforgettable experience and a beautiful game overall.
    Final rating: 10 out of 10 "Fantastic"
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  3. May 27, 2017
    9
    Beautiful aesthetics and gorgeous soundtrack; the puzzles are not as hard as i would have hope, but they are challenging enough. There areBeautiful aesthetics and gorgeous soundtrack; the puzzles are not as hard as i would have hope, but they are challenging enough. There are some minor drops on performance on the PC version (framerate drops to 40fps, im using a gtx1060 for 1080p). Expand
  4. Feb 17, 2018
    8
    Good music,
    good graphics

    the mechanic is okay not good
    it's worth to play
  5. Aug 11, 2018
    8
    Rime est jeu qui va rester dans ma mémoire. Je lui donne un 8/10 à cause de son aspect émotionnel et de l'ambiance générale. La fin du jeu vaRime est jeu qui va rester dans ma mémoire. Je lui donne un 8/10 à cause de son aspect émotionnel et de l'ambiance générale. La fin du jeu va certainement vous faire vivre beaucoup d'émotions ! Toutefois, c'est pas le premier jeu que je recommanderais à un "gamer" aguerri. Le jeu se termine en environ 8-10 heures et ce n'est pas difficile. Expand
  6. Sep 8, 2017
    7
    I give it a 7, because I think this game can feel quite unfinished and unpolished. And it pains me to say that, because I know this game comesI give it a 7, because I think this game can feel quite unfinished and unpolished. And it pains me to say that, because I know this game comes from a place of love. The problem is that Rime tries way too hard to do what games like Journey, ICO etc do effortlessly; instead of chasing an identity of its own.

    The tale of the lonely boy is mysterious and intriguing - at first - but things start to get stale and a bit boring, real fast. And it never connects with the player; it never moved me, touched me. Not until the powerful ending that justifies everything, explains everything and finally made me understand what that journey was about. So I tell you this: even if you are not feeling compelled to finish it (and I wasn't) PLEASE do. The ending will be worth it.

    Now, the game itself. The gameplay is also not as smooth as one would expect. It feels a bit clunky sometimes. And the puzzles go from easy to frustrating, not because of difficulty, but mostly because of poor design choices. Many puzzles are OK, but nothing especial. The art style is gorgeous, with varied settings that change as you progress. But the best aspect about this game is, hands down, its soundtrack, though. It's haunting. There are also a bunch of collectibles to get in each stage.

    I wanted to like this game more, to love this game more. And, during the initial hour, I really thought I would. But I didn't, at least not until the very end. Rime is an OK game, with great unfinished ideas, that will provide some entertainment if you endure some frustration and a lack of direction. But it's not an unforgettable tale, like the many indie masterpieces it tries so hard to mimic.
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  7. Jun 19, 2017
    0
    This looks like a great game. Sadly, it runs like crap on my PS4 pro. To me, framerate is king. 60 is good, 30 is okay. Anything less (or inThis looks like a great game. Sadly, it runs like crap on my PS4 pro. To me, framerate is king. 60 is good, 30 is okay. Anything less (or in between, while we wait for HDMI 2.1's VRR) and I get annoyed. Playing Rime was, in its current state, very annoying to me: the constant stutters, hitches, slowdowns ruin any sense of immersion.

    I stopped playing after a couple hours. I'm waiting for a patch to either get the performance closer to 60 or lock it at 30.

    I can't believe they'd release something this promising in such a sorry state.
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