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Arise: A simple story

Techland Publishing, Piccolo Studios
Dec 3, 2019 - PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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Game Informer
8.8 / 10
8.5 / 10
Hobby Consolas
85 / 100
IGN Spain
7.8 / 10
God is a Geek
9 / 10
80 / 100
Game Rant
4 / 5
PC Invasion
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Arise: A simple story

Even with occasionally questionable jumping sequences, this emotionally fraught journey is a potent statement on the nature of love, memory, and loss

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Arise: A Simple Story is true to its name and offers both function and form, which is why I'm so anxious to see what Piccolo Studio has next in the pipeline. It's a pleasant surprise to help cap off a great year.

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Piccolo Studio's debut leaves a game that will linger in your mind for long, a simple adventure in its form, but with a message as beautiful as painful. One more example that videogames are a great medium to transmit a message and, as Journey and similar games, they are playable poetry. If you like this kind of offerings, go get it without doubt.

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IGN Spain

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7.8 / 10.0
IGN Spain

A title that is much better for its narrative than for its platforms. Luckily, everything works thanks to music and its graphic section.

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Arise: A Simple Story is a delightful mix of stunning visuals, sounds, and engaging story. But there's also a satisfying game underneath to enjoy too.

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Likening this game to the movie Up, Arise: A Simple Story is much more than what its title lets on. It forces us to take a step back and analyze life. With its time control mechanics that manipulate the world in so many ways, platforming style of play, and its ability to tell a narrative story without dialogue, Arise is one of those games that makes you question whether small titles like this are becoming the status quo.

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Arise: A Simple Story tells an emotional tale with some clever co-op gameplay ideas, but it may not always be engaging for the second player.

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Arise tells a simple, yet moving story with beautiful graphics and incredible musical score. However, its gameplay sometimes tends to work against itself, despite its intuitive controls.

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