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Rive: Ultimate Edition

Two Tribes
Nov 17, 2017 - Nintendo Switch

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8.5 / 10
Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5
8 / 10
9 / 10
Worth Playing
9 / 10
9 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Rive: Ultimate Edition

The best version of this game comes to Nintendo Switch with lots of new gameplay mechanics and having the same essence as the original versions. Great game for the fans of the genre.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

All told, RIVE is a fantastic addition to the Switch eShop and stands as an amazing twin-stick shooter. Incredible presentation, tight gameplay, high difficulty, and lots of replayability combine for an unforgettable experience that we would highly recommend you check out. Two Tribes has outdone itself with its final game and although the company will be sadly missed, it couldn't have gone out with more of a bang.

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RIVE features an addictive and fluid gameplay that will keep the players focused for long hours around the game's very demanding difficulty level and its high-level audiovisual presentation. Playing RIVE is a highly satisfying experience that is more than recommended to everyone without any reservations regarding their preferences.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

Basically, Rive is pure 16-bit action from back when console games were still balanced between the arcade and more modern-style adventures.

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After first seeing RIVE was a combination of both a platformer and a shoot-em-up, I was cautiously enthused. Often when a game tries to do too many things it can result in it not doing any one particular thing great. Fortunately my worries were put to rest as Two Tribes delivers a game that does exactly what it set out to do, blending two styles of play exceptionally well.

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Offering intense twin stick action from beginning to end, RIVE: Ultimate Edition can easily fit into the "so hard it's good" category, along with the likes of Sine Mora EX, also on Nintendo Switch.

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Rive: Ultimate Edition is a fantastic addition to any action-loving Switch owner's library. The action is almost non-stop, and the difficulty feels well-balanced between putting you at the edge of death while still giving you the means to overcome it. The game length feels just right thanks to this challenge, and the many different modes amplify the high score chase that becomes the impetus to keep playing. For a studio's final game, this is the best possible way to leave a lasting impression.

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9 / 10.0

Rive was a project that miss fans of such action, automatically equates to mortal sin, despite the fact that the game is not very big in length, it manages not to get bored, and the constant change of game situations and mechanic, nullify the above drawback, besides, if the game is a bit more, it could be boring, but... Oh who am I kidding, Rive got a great project in which, well everything, without exception.

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