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  • Summary: Welcome to Gamearth, a once peaceful planet now threatened by the warmongering Space grunts of Nexgen. In the aftermath of their devastating first strike a child named Rise is forced to take on the sacred gun Shine - and with it the fate of his world.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Feb 3, 2017
    100
    I’m left here taking with me memories of a game that has shone throughout and risen enough to really put itself up there with the highest quality indie titles currently available. I’m utterly thankful that I stuck with the adventures of Rise & Shine, jumping, double jumping and pounding that trigger button right until the very end. Because you see, it delivers moments of magic throughout.
  2. Jan 12, 2017
    83
    It’s a special little game that will challenge and impress players with its charming presentation and unforgiving gameplay. It is, however, not a perfect game, although that’s easier to overlook given that this is a studio’s debut effort, and a very good one at that.
  3. Jan 20, 2017
    79
    This is a neat take on retro action as served by Contra or Turrican so long ago. Plus: all the easter eggs and references on video games are a blast. Unfortunately it crosses the border between challenging (but doable) and relentless trial & error on too many occasions.
  4. Jan 13, 2017
    70
    Despite its brevity ultimately doing some notable harm to it, Rise & Shine is still ultimately a solid platformer for the most part, one that has a lot of cute callbacks to classic video games while still having its own unique charm, along with some impressive graphics and nifty ideas sprinkled throughout. The action gets nice and intense, and save for the end, puts up a meaty yet fair challenge. So while it isn’t exactly the greatest at skewering gaming culture while also honoring it, it’s still an overall good game.
  5. Jan 30, 2017
    65
    All in all, Rise & Shine isn’t a bad experience. It’s just one that has a lot of wasted potential.
  6. Mar 6, 2017
    60
    I really wanted to like Rise & Shine. It’s one of the prettiest indie games I’ve played because of its beautiful and vibrant hand-drawn backgrounds, enemies and player characters. It’s also rife with fun, tongue-in-cheek references to the video games of yore. But that love quickly fades after spending hours and hours on a game that feels way harder than it needs to be. The demands and rigors of combat are unnecessarily stacked against the player, taking the form of frequent and cheap deaths. Love turns to fear, fear leads to anger, anger leads to pain, and pain leads to rage quitting and never wanting to play Rise & Shine ever again.
  7. Jan 26, 2017
    30
    Gorgeous graphics but gormless gameplay leaves you wishing you were playing any of the dozens of other games this indie dud attempts to parody.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Mar 12, 2017
    8
    Rise & Shine è un gioco difficile che coniuga il genere platform con lo sparatutto e con un pizzico di puzzle game. Richiede parecchiRise & Shine è un gioco difficile che coniuga il genere platform con lo sparatutto e con un pizzico di puzzle game. Richiede parecchi tentativi per procedere nell'avventura, memori ogni volta degli errori compiuti in precedenza, ma riesce ad intrattenere il giocatore incollandolo allo schermo nel tentativo di superare questo o quell'altro ostacolo. Peccato solamente per la longevità un po' bassina. Stracolmo di citazioni sotto forma di personaggi da incontrare oppure residenti nello stesso gameplay, abbiamo davanti un gioco che merita sicuramente una possibilità, anche per il prezzo al quale viene proposto.

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  2. Oct 10, 2020
    7
    I kid you not handsdown one of the best indie games ever, but this game is so hard. It’s so hard I thought I accidentally picked hard modeI kid you not handsdown one of the best indie games ever, but this game is so hard. It’s so hard I thought I accidentally picked hard mode when all I picked was normal, I can’t even get past the first boss battle Expand
  3. Dec 22, 2018
    0
    L'indé à la petite semaine est encore une daube scrollante en 2D avec de **** graphismes neuneus barbouillés avec Unity, le moteur à deuxL'indé à la petite semaine est encore une daube scrollante en 2D avec de **** graphismes neuneus barbouillés avec Unity, le moteur à deux balles préféré des développeurs indés. C'est évidemment simplet avec ce chiard plongé dans une guerre sur la planète des jeux vidéo ("Shine") qui regorge de clins d'oeil aux personnages célèbres du 9ème art.

    Il s'agit ici davantage de flinguer les envahisseurs idiots que de vraiment sauter... même s'il faut sauter quand même. Ce petit con de chiard chialeux doit donc progresser dans cette espèce d'ersatz de jeu minable boulotté par des branques qui n'ont aucune idée de ce qu'ils font, à part tenter de se faire du fric facile sur le dos des amateurs de jeux triple Z et autres navets.

    Rise & Shine ne brille certainement pas par son gameplay (?) limité et navrant et n'élèvera certainement le genre ; il l'abaisse et le dégrade : une honte de plus pas ludique pour un sou. Une arnaque lamentable.
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