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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
  3. Negative: 7 out of 32

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  1. Dec 22, 2019
    9
    Arise: A Simple Story - Do you love the atmospheric games? The ones that only thing you have to do is move and solve lilttle puzzles but at the same time you can relax and smile? Arise Simple Story is your game then. We are taking the control of an old character and playing the game depend on his memories Not all the memories can be happy as you can imagine even most of the memories we gotArise: A Simple Story - Do you love the atmospheric games? The ones that only thing you have to do is move and solve lilttle puzzles but at the same time you can relax and smile? Arise Simple Story is your game then. We are taking the control of an old character and playing the game depend on his memories Not all the memories can be happy as you can imagine even most of the memories we got
    the sad ones because they have bigger impacts on our minds. You are going to see that a lot in this game emotionally. Make sure that you're not crying because of the story line and you'll think same way
    this game is a rollercoaster of a story and puzzle platformer.
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  2. Dec 3, 2019
    10
    Brilliant! Very interesting gameplay, 4D puzzle platformer (3D + time control).
    Music and art style are simply stunning.
    One of the best games this year.
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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Feb 6, 2020
    70
    Arise: A Simple Story is a game that coasts on its gentle visual language. It’s a good option for those looking for a family-friendly game.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jan 28, 2020
    70
    Despite its issues, there’s no question a lot of love has gone into Arise. This is a deeply personal story of love and loss, a point hammered home by affecting end credits where the team leave little messages of gratitude for their loved ones. Though this pumped-up OAP may stumble along the way, his time-tweaking quest ultimately rises above. [Issue#186, p.74]
  3. Dec 19, 2019
    86
    Despite very slight niggles over control and getting myself lost, the reality is that Piccolo Studio have delivered an incredible debut full of rich storytelling, tear-filled beauty and unforgettable moments. Their own attention to detail and the obvious love they have poured into this game lift it far beyond the heavens their hero seeks. Whether a debut outing or otherwise, the game is outstanding. They may have also just delivered my game of the year.