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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: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Nov 14, 2017
    90
    While it’s reminiscent of Journey, The Wind Waker and Ico, RiME is so much more than a grab-bag of borrowed ideas. Combining art, craftsmanship, enigmatic storytelling and engaging gameplay, it does what the likes of Bound and ABZU couldn’t: wrap a powerful experience inside a compelling game. I’m still working out whether RiME is a masterpiece and, if so, where it sits in the pantheon of greats – but one thing’s for sure: if you love the games it’s inspired by, you’re going to love RiME as well.
  2. Nov 21, 2017
    80
    It might have its issues when you're playing it handheld, but Rime is still a real joy to experience on Switch.
  3. Dec 6, 2017
    73
    Had it run better, Rime would've been an easy recommendation. Its story offers a tantalizing look into a beautifully realized and poetically orchestrated world of magic, love and loss. Its gameplay, while simple, offers satisfying puzzles that guide the action in meaningful ways. However, severe frame rate drops and unbearable resolution compromises hold back the final product from the greatness it deserves. While there is enough good here to overshadow the optimization problems on display, avoid the Switch port of Rime unless you have no better option.
  4. Nov 13, 2017
    60
    RiME on Switch is a disappointing experience, despite the obvious quality of the game itself. As a puzzle-led adventure RiME is enjoyable, atmospheric and at times deeply moving; all of these qualities are undone by spotty performance, low resolution visuals and a frame rate which sputters along like a battered car engine. When played docked things are just about passable, but in handheld mode the game's technical problems sap away the satisfaction of playing it. If you have any other means of accessing the game on other systems then you should pick those over this port; while enough of RiME's magic remains on show, the Switch version of the game is almost crippled by technical problems which unfortunately rob this captivating quest of its lustre.
  5. Nov 27, 2017
    60
    Overall, RiME is a delicately-constructed experience sprinkled with beautiful moments, on the proviso you play the game exclusively docked to the TV. However, you should consider playing RiME on another platform to avoid the myriad technical and visual issues that come with the Switch port.
  6. Nov 17, 2017
    59
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Nov 21, 2017
    40
    RiME is still a wonderful game, but the Switch version is a tremendous porting, that can seriously ruin an otherwise unforgettable experience. You can overlook the downgrade of the resolution, or even the lower graphic detail, but the palette is faded, the pop-in is terrible, the frame rate unstable, and all these combined can seriously discourage everyone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 8 out of 25
  1. Mar 25, 2018
    10
    I've waited to buy RiME on the Switch for the patch that fixes the frame rate drops. I've finally received it and I'm so happy I've done that!I've waited to buy RiME on the Switch for the patch that fixes the frame rate drops. I've finally received it and I'm so happy I've done that! The game is just breathtaking, the music, the way it's "painted" on your TV is just top notch. And the ending... Made me speechless and made me rethink some things... You just have to play it! 10/10. Expand
  2. Jun 16, 2018
    10
    Don't let the low rating fool you. A patch has been released which fixes the game. The game looks amazing in both handheld and docked modeDon't let the low rating fool you. A patch has been released which fixes the game. The game looks amazing in both handheld and docked mode now. Although the graphics are not as good as the PS4 or the Xbox One version, it doesn't take away anything from the experience, which is amazing graphics, outstanding story and excellent music. Highly recommended. Expand
  3. Oct 6, 2018
    8
    First off, RiME is a very gorgeous game, I absolutely loved the aesthetic, soundtrack, and immersion that it succeeded in bringing, butFirst off, RiME is a very gorgeous game, I absolutely loved the aesthetic, soundtrack, and immersion that it succeeded in bringing, but there's quite a bit of other things I want to get into.

    I tried this game in patch 1.0.0, and it was a bit laggy, but in patch 1.0.2 it did a good job at lowering that consistency, and in my opinion the game looked better as well. While the game does lag, yes, however for me, it only lagged consistently in about three to four places, and I was never in one place for long. So with a quick note, to all those 1080p, 60fps junkies, a little bit of lag shouldn't be causing you to harm this game with low reviews, it's ungrateful and an overreaction.

    In all other places, even a area with non-stop rain, the game ran smoothly, and what I've deducted from this, is that it only lags in large open areas, with a plethora of things within it, assuming it lags because it's loading and running several assets, textures and such, all at once.

    As for the game play the puzzles are nice and innovative, but basic, boring, and dull, partaking in these puzzles eventually felt lackluster, but I never really sighed and went "another one?" when I came upon a new puzzle, they are just, nothing special. Controls are smooth, and platforming, for the most part is solid, little finicky though.

    And as for story, it is a beautiful one, however it is one that makes no sense, has zero consistency and confused me while playing it. I understand what it was getting at, practically spelled out to you at the end of the game, but I can't say that is an excuse for poor story setting/telling. In my opinion the story was all out of whack as if the developers had no end goal, or they were working on one plot at a time, which really divides the world and the story. It really felt like they had no idea what they wanted the story to be, and only worked on the concept as its foundation, and threw it all together as small hub worlds with puzzles for you to do as you go through them.

    In the end it's a fantastic game, and I urge any adventurous puzzle lovers to give it a try.
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  4. Sep 21, 2019
    8
    It’s not the biggest game Iv ever played, but i love games that try to be different. You don’t really have enemies as such, it’s mainlyIt’s not the biggest game Iv ever played, but i love games that try to be different. You don’t really have enemies as such, it’s mainly exploration and puzzles. If your open minded to something different, this game is definitely for you. Expand
  5. May 1, 2018
    7
    Overall, the issues with graphics and frame rate aside, RiME is a very enjoyable game and will keep you well entertained with the mental sweatOverall, the issues with graphics and frame rate aside, RiME is a very enjoyable game and will keep you well entertained with the mental sweat you get trying to figure out the puzzles. Although the port to the Switch hasn’t gone as well as the developers probably would have hoped for, I still recommend picking it up. Expand
  6. Nov 20, 2017
    3
    Rime is a great game. But the switch port has one of the worst frame rates ever! These frame rate problems happen everywhere even the flippingRime is a great game. But the switch port has one of the worst frame rates ever! These frame rate problems happen everywhere even the flipping cutscenes have this problem! The problem is this game was delayed many times for the switch which makes it a even bigger slap in the face! The game is great but its impossible for me to enjoy it with this frame rate plus the graphics are too blurry!! This game is a 40$ mess..... which is very disappointing Expand
  7. Dec 17, 2017
    0
    UN CERO. LAMENTABLE. Pésima optimización. Gráficos muy borrosos, con una definición de tiempos de PS2 y encima por momentos cae a fpsUN CERO. LAMENTABLE. Pésima optimización. Gráficos muy borrosos, con una definición de tiempos de PS2 y encima por momentos cae a fps injugables. Debería estar prohíbido que lancen un juego en las condiciones en las que ha salido Rime para Switch. El resto de versiones genial porque el juego en sí es maravilloso, pero a los encargados del port debería darles vergüenza. Lo compré por 50€ (ed. coleccionista) me sentí estafado y fue directo al mercado de 2ª mano Expand

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