Rime PC Review Scores

Rime is an adventure and puzzle video game developed by Tequila Works for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Nintendo Switch.

Early concept work was undertaken under the working title Echoes of Siren the game was initially green-lit by Microsoft, but was later rejected. Funding of the game was later obtained from Sony, for a release on PlayStation 4, with the first trailer released at Gamescom 2013. In 2016, Tequila Works re-acquired the rights to the intellectual property.

After such a long and troubled development, many feared that RiME would be a failure, but Tequila Works proved that there can be light at the end of the tunnel. With peculiar storytelling, varied puzzles, well-crafted platforming elements and gorgeous presentation, RiME can rival with the unique beauty of Team ICO’s games.

Eurogamer Italy
An excellent point of convergence between an adventure, a puzzle game and a platformer, Rime is a visually stunning and memorable experience through a young boys’s eyes. A story with some great twists which go beyond the appearances.

The process of getting Rime hasn’t been easy, but Tequila Works made, it the end, a special and touching adventure. Balanced between puzzles and exploration, RiME has come to stay in a very unique place.

Quotation forthcoming.

Game Informer
Rime never strays too far from the “indie” trappings of ambiguous narrative, mysterious puzzles in a mysterious land, and a young protagonist incapable of fighting, but it delivers a meaningful and satisfying finale that shook me in a way I was not expecting.

This is perhaps the most damning and instructive thing I can say about Rime. Save for its manipulative final moments, I spent the of the entirety of the game completely stone-faced. I felt only a detached appreciation for visuals and music that, because of the monotonous game they envelop, never congeal into something really moving. No giggles of delight, no gasps of wonder, just … nothing. I didn’t hate Rime. I didn’t love Rime. I played Rime for a while, then later, it ended.

PC Gamer
Rime is a middling puzzle platformer with some genuine narrative depth, but the latter doesn’t quite justify the former.

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