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By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Emotional puzzle adventure with mild violence/creepy scenes.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 12+

Doesn't live up to the promise

Gameplay is quite linear and shallow, it's over very soon. The story involves sacrifice, loss and is just crushingly sad despite the cute and colorful appearance. I wouldn't have played it with my kids if I knew about the dark story in advance.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 7+

Wise and interesting game.

This title has:

Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (1):

If you don't mind having your heartstrings tugged, you'll have a grand time with this imaginative, sometimes sad, beautifully crafted indie escapade. Rime is a cross between a 3D platformer, a puzzle game, and a poetic adventure. It provides us with fun ways to jump and climb and run around the island looking for new paths and secrets that unlock fun little extras in the main menu. It also delivers a heaping helping of contextual puzzles, some simple, some surprisingly sophisticated. But they're never so complex that a little determination and investigation won't reveal what needs to be done. Among the most straightforward yet most satisfying puzzles are those that involve shadows and the movement of the sun around the earth on both a massive and a tiny scale. These clever conundrums rarely fail to initiate a ripple of delight when solved.

Most players should have no trouble establishing a strong bond with the boy, who displays admirable courage and determination in the face of isolation. That he doesn't resort to any sort of traditional weapon-based violence to defend himself just makes him more likable. The game's designers take a long time to reveal what's really happening on the island, and it's easy to miss important narrative clues along the way, which means some players might finish without fully understanding the story, which would be a shame. But if you take your time working through each level, do your best to find most of the hidden items, and take a moment to think about what everything you're seeing might mean, there's a good chance Rime won't only satisfy your itch for good puzzles and platforming but charm your heart, too.

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