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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: 54 out of 72
  2. Negative: 3 out of 72
  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. Jul 16, 2017
    10
    Un gran juego que aunque sea corto, sus creadores sean un estudio pequeño y pueda parecer que se queda pequeño, es un videojuego enorme por suUn gran juego que aunque sea corto, sus creadores sean un estudio pequeño y pueda parecer que se queda pequeño, es un videojuego enorme por su personalidad, su calidad y todas esas sensaciones que transmite con sus juegos de luces, cambios de ambientación, su banda sonora, etc.
    Hecho con mimo y con cariño se nota que sus creadores disfrutaron creándolo y se nota que este estudio ama su trabajo. Un apartado artístico impecable, una banda sonora magnífica y un acabado de 10 en todos los aspectos.
    Se queda corto si, y puede parecer faltó de contenido, pero vale hasta el último céntimo que pagues por el.
    Una preciosidad hecha con mimo y muy cuidado.
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  3. Jan 7, 2019
    10
    I really liked the game. Very calm and delightful. I have not seen such unusual games for a long time.
  4. Feb 19, 2018
    8
    I picked this game up on PS Plus for free recently and didn't have very high expectations for it. I was pretty wrong. This is a beautifulI picked this game up on PS Plus for free recently and didn't have very high expectations for it. I was pretty wrong. This is a beautiful game. The metaphor for grief played out very well, I found it to be a clever, thought-provoking concept.

    The game's play style is along the same lines of The Last Guardian and Journey. Although I personally preferred it to both of those games.

    The puzzles were generally not too difficult, but I think that added to the flow of the game and kept it progressing at a good pace.

    The art style is just lovely. The colours really pop.

    The music is a delight.

    All in all, this is a game you would play quite casually, there's nothing intense about the gameplay. But it's just such a pleasure to play.
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  5. Jul 10, 2020
    8
    One of the most unique Indie games I have ever played, with great art direction and exploration. I am very intrigued and look forward toOne of the most unique Indie games I have ever played, with great art direction and exploration. I am very intrigued and look forward to whatever next project the makers of this game develops 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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