Rakuen

Laura Shigihara
May 10, 2017 - PC
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

86%

Critics Recommend

GameSpot
7 / 10
Polygon
9.5 / 10
RPG Fan
87%
CGMagazine
9.5 / 10
Spaziogames
8 / 10
New Game Network
83 / 100
TeamNerd
10 / 10
Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
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Critic Reviews for Rakuen

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

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Don't be fooled by its unassuming facade: Rakuen is a one-of-a-kind adventure that brings tears and smiles in equal measure.

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Rakuen offers all of the emotional themes expected from a game inspired by the excellent To the Moon, including a very good story, a great music, an appealing art design and interesting characters.

Review in Italian | Read full review

It may have some flaws, but Rakuen really is an adventure worth taking. It successfully executes on modest heartfelt ambitions, and perfectly captures the vision of its creator - a rare occurrence in modern game design.

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No matter how utopian it seems, we could not find negative notes to this little masterpiece, that has been able to tear us some tears..ok, maybe more than a few.

Review in Italian | Read full review

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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