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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: 49 out of 67
  2. Negative: 3 out of 67
  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. 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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  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
    Rime is beautiful and so enjoyable, the puzzles are easy, but I think it helps to the purpose, they will not distract you from the trip.

    I
    Rime is beautiful and so enjoyable, the puzzles are easy, but I think it helps to the purpose, they will not distract you from the trip.

    I had heard that there were frame rate problems, well I just experienced it 2 times and it did not seem like anything serious.

    I have never thought that the duration of a game should influence the score, but in this case is different, that is the reason a gave it an 80 instead of a higher score, i this game try to form an emotional bond and if it were longer it would execute it in a much neater way
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  5. Nov 10, 2019
    8
    Un juego bello y entretenido, cuenta una muy buena historia ,lo recomiendo bastante
  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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