Rise & Shine

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Metro GameCentral

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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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Jan 12, 2017

It only took three hours to get through Rise and Shine in its entirety but it was an enjoyable experience. With beautiful visuals and some exciting boss fights, there's plenty of flash to get your attention.

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Ken McKown

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6 / 10.0
Jan 19, 2017

Rise & Shine looked like an early sleeper for 2017, but its design holds it back more often than not. I wanted to love it, but after banging my head against it for the short duration it lasts, it wasn’t worth the tedium.

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