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  • Summary: Rise & Shine is a high lethality puzzle game with a bullet-hell twist. Pop your enemies' heads with next-level strategy and cunning. Pull off the perfect boss fight with careful planning and execution. And guide your advanced projectiles to open new areas.


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  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Jan 2, 2019
    Rise & Shine is an enjoyable if brief romp through a world of gaming nods and shows off a few neat puzzling ideas. There should be more to the package, though.
  2. Oct 9, 2018
    A solid, if uninspiring run ‘n gun title with some very nice visuals. The game’s length and difficulty make it hard to recommend without reservation but if you are after something a little quirky you might enjoy your brief time with this.
  3. 50
    Rise and Shine is undoubtedly one of the best-looking games on the Switch. The animations, level design, and characters are nothing short of a feast for the eyes. While this is all well and good, the rest of the game never really finds its footing because of its brevity and lack of focus. If you’re planning on jumping into this adventure, be prepared for a game with elements of an action platformer, with bullet hell moments, that is constantly stifled by the need to be everything all at once.
  4. 50
    When everything is put together, Rise and Shine is incohesive, and no aspect of it is compelling enough in its own right to make the game more than the sum of its parts. It probably isn’t a waste of an afternoon to play Rise and Shine, but it's probably better to do anything else instead.
  5. Nov 19, 2018
    I’m fine with gut-wrenching violence if it’s taken seriously or if there’s a point to be made, but Rise & Shine’s over-the-top carnage is constantly being interrupted by some of the laziest and most ill-timed humor imaginable, all in service of a message that isn’t particularly original or insightful. These uncomfortable tonal shifts would be enough to tarnish even a good game, but the frustrating and underwhelming Rise & Shine isn’t worth putting up with it.
  6. Nov 14, 2018
    When Rise & Shine‘s gameplay works, it works well, providing a fascinating take on the run and gun genre that I hope Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team has a chance to refine and perfect at some point. If you can take the pounding, Rise & Shine might be worth a look.
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  1. Sep 27, 2018
    This is a game that does what it promises excellent. From start to finish, Rise & Shine references other popular video game series, especiallyThis is a game that does what it promises excellent. From start to finish, Rise & Shine references other popular video game series, especially The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., and Gears of War. The problem is about the duration of this game, really short. It is a shame that the gameplay and story can't match up to the wonderful soundtrack and art style. The smooth and colorful animations are adorable and desktop-background worthy, while the soundtrack is better than it has any right to be, with memorable orchestrated tracks including vocals and piano reminiscent of Halo and Gears of War fodder. Seriously, I love this soundtrack. Expand