Rise & Shine

Rating Summary

Based on 74 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

32%

Critics Recommend

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3 / 10
Jan 26, 2017

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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5.5 / 10.0
Jan 12, 2017

Brutal difficulty isn’t bad by itself, but Rise & Shine doesn’t balance it with a sense of satisfaction when you succeed

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4 / 10.0
Jan 12, 2017

To summarize in a similar vein to Rise & Shine's humor: This game could have been a triumph, but then it took an arrow to the knee. The graphics make you think the gameplay cake is real, but the cake is a lie. All you'll find are Flappy Birds, a dead Princess Peach, and Marcus Fenix. But hey, at least you can kill the Duck Hunt dog, so that has to count for something. Oh, and this is the Dark Souls of video game humor. Take that for what you will.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2017

Rise & Shine tries to constantly use nods to other games, which is really repetitive sometimes. Good ideas on many occasions, but poorly performed in multiple times during its short duration.

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7.8 / 10.0
Jan 12, 2017

Fun but short action game that also has a great amount of puzzles. Its control it's not perfect when played with a controller, but that almost the only flaw.

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9 / 10.0
Jan 12, 2017

It’s full of blood, violence, puzzles, humour, all set in such a beautifully designed world. Definitely one of the most fun platformers of recent years.

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Jan 12, 2017

Rise & Shine is a run and gun 2D shooter that struggles to find its footing in game play and tone. Small issues can be found throughout the experience, but the difficulty and level design, in both variety and beauty, makes the experience worth a few hours of your time.

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Jan 26, 2017

Players who like tough games will love Rise & Shine, but it will never truly shine unless the developers rebalance the difficulty.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2017

Rise & Shine is a good action-platformer though its main shortcoming is how short the game can be.  Once you get the hang of things the game can be finished in a few hours, but if you’re looking for a challenge the game’s difficulty spikes about a third of the way in and it just gets harder from there.  If you're up for a challenge, this is one to check out.

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Jan 17, 2017

With a playtime of around three to five hours (a chunk of it down to death-induced restarts), Rise and Shine mercifully doesn't outstay its welcome. Unless you're keen to replay the game on its unlockable permadeath Ironman mode - or hunt for a handful of useless collectibles - you'll have little reason to return to Gamearth. However, if you can tolerate/appreciate the hammy humour, there's a tight and often tricky adventure that delivers a decent, if fleeting experience.

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