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Rakuen

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

86%

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Game Information

Available on:PCMay 10, 2017

Developer: Laura Shigihara

Genre: RPG

Rakuen is an adventure game about a little Boy who lives in the hospital. One day, the Boy asks his Mom to escort him to the fantasy world from his favorite storybook, so that he can ask the Guardian of the Forest to grant him one wish. In order to receive his wish, the Boy must complete a set of challenges that revolve around helping his neighbors in the hospital by interacting with their alter-egos in the fantasy world... ...A cranky old man who guards a broken music box with his life while complaining that he never gets any visitors; a young woman in a coma whose husband hasn’t left her side in months; a little girl who laments over a friend she was never able to say goodbye to after growing ill… The Boy slowly begins to realize that his neighbors are plagued by secrets and struggles that are mysteriously tied to the strange hospital.
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Rakuen's unique setting and sweet sensibilities make up for its technical shortcomings.

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Rakuen is authentic and extraordinary

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I adore this. I am so frustrated that it's very hard to convince people to pick up an RPGMaker game, so I'm also very relieved it has the To The Moon alumni tag that will hopefully convince people to grab it. Grab it you absolutely should. Yes, it's maudlin in places, and yes, it's undeniably a bit twee, but it earns the right to be by being just so good.

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An expertly crafted story for those looking for substance and introspection.

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Recent News

The world of adventure game Rakuen will be the setting of a new animated series | PC Gamer

The world of adventure game Rakuen will be the setting of a new animated series | PC Gamer

Looks pretty cute.

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