Game release: “RiME” (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Some games look beautiful but are shallow experiences, and some games look beautiful, are touching, and immersive like Tequila Works‘/Greybox‘ puzzle adventure RiME.

I still remember playing ICO and loving every minute of it, even if it was frustrating. The whole experience was amazing because of its non-intrusive storytelling without voice acting and text, and the references to that platformer about a boy trying to find his way around are obvious, although it’s a different story this time (and a completely different, non-Japanese developer), involving a young boy who wakes up on a mysterious island after a storm and follows a fox that leads him to a high tower amid strange ruins.

While ICO relied on pushing blocks and jumping around, the platforming elements make way for a more cerebral approach, including sound, light and shadow projection as well as time manipulation. Diving deeper into the island’s background story is done by finding collectibles and other secrets. But unlike other recent games like Yooka-Laylee, this is a more complex and contemplative affair. It looks and sounds absolutely fantastic (hopefully running on my PC) and might just be what The Last Guardian promised but didn’t deliver. Taking inspiration from literature like The Little Prince (not a big fan of this one), the films of Studio Ghibli (big fan of the company) and Ray Harryhausen (also liking this one), this is certainly a unique title visually.

The game is now available on PC and consoles (the Nintendo Switch version coming soon), with a 10% discount that lasts until June 23, 1PM UTC.

Buy the digital PC version on

Buy the digital version for PS4 on
the PSN store

Buy the digital version for Xbox One on
the Xbox store

Buy the retail version on
Amazon Germany (PS4)
Amazon Germany (PS4)
Amazon Germany (Xbox One)
Amazon UK (PS4)
Amazon UK (Xbox One)
Amazon USA (PS4)
Amazon USA (Xbox One)

Official website

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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8 Responses to Game release: “RiME” (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

  1. Kim says:

    I really want to play this! I’ve not heard anyone raving about it though so I’ve held off buying it for the moment, but it’s just too pretty to not pick up.

    • nufafitc says:

      I want to play this too! I’ve always kept it on my radar, and it seems there was quite a lot of bad press from a certain website/forum… just terrible stuff. I don’t think you’ll regret the purchase. Will put it on my “to play/review” list, so this are just preview thoughts :). Still, yes, it looks fantastic and let’s be honest, if one’s been waiting for “The Last Guardian” like me over the years and reading the bad press… this should be so much better without the hype ;).

      • Kim says:

        I had a quick go at an expo a couple of months ago and really enjoyed it – and it seemed as if a lot of other people did to, because the seats were always full each time I passed by the stand. Sometimes you just need to ignore the hype and any criticisms and give a game a go for yourself.

      • nufafitc says:

        With hype you can only get disappointed, that’s why I always set my expectations at the lowest point possible… and be pleasantly surprised :).

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