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RiME is a freaking beautiful and even fun experience- one that is marred by almost constant performance issues on the Nintendo Switch, including frame drops and skips.
The technical issues definitely knock it down some, as does the higher cost on Switch, but RiME still is good more often than not.
Optimisation issues aside, RiME is a fun game with some well-designed puzzles. A stunning soundtrack helps to keep you invested in the beautiful, mysterious world you explore.
RiME has been around on other platforms for awhile, and while the Nintendo Switch version of the game doesn't really bring a whole lot new to the table, it is still an enchanting adventure worth undertaking if you happened to miss it previously.
Rime is one of those games that has all the potential to be one of the all-time greats, but falls short at the last hurdle. Choppy framerate and poor visuals in handheld mode hold it back from being a day one recommendation, but it's also an adventure that, one day - despite the flaws - you'll be glad to take.
In the end RiME is a game with lovely massive environments, a very appealing art style, and terrific music that together help build a strong base for an engaging experience. The implementation of the exploration and puzzles I would say is likely to boil down to taste, with some people appreciating the lack of a firm hand guiding you everywhere and others finding some elements needlessly confusing. While I appreciate the story the game set out to tell I’d say that it didn’t quite carry the impact it might have if I’d come to have a stronger connection to the main character, who generally doesn’t have a personality to latch onto. That all then ends up being mired in the game’s technical shortcomings as well. RiME is a game full of ambitions and promise, it just doesn’t quite deliver it all as well on the Switch as it might have. If you’re looking for an ambitious adventure I’d first recommend it on another platform but if you don’t have that option just understand the issues going in and you should still be able to thoroughly enjoy it.
RiME still amounts to a meaningful experience, and, despite being stacked against some tough competition, stands proudly as one of the more memorable journeys that you will set out on this year. It is certainly an adventure that you shouldn’t miss, but a poor technical performance on Nintendo Switch may see you washing ashore on other platforms rather than choosing to persevere.
There are a half dozen or so other games it borrows from which are all better games. But Rime is still a beautiful game to explore. If you've already played Journey or The Last Guardian and enjoyed them, Rime might be worthy of your attention. As an indy title it's cheaper than a regular game and now that its several months old you can probably find it at a discount.
Rime is beautiful, it's simple in a lot of ways and has some nice ideas. It's worth grabbing and especially if you enjoyed games like Ico, Journey and so on.
Rime is a wonderful adventure; it feels good and it takes you to gorgeous places. its something that you shouldn't miss and something that will remain in your heart for a long time.
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