Arise: A simple story

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Unscored
Dec 3, 2019

Arise is worth checking out if you’re in the mood for a game like Journey or Gris, or if you just want to explore a magical world while listening to an emotional soundtrack.

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JVL
Haltay

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16 / 20
Dec 3, 2019

Arise: A Simple Story is an invitation to travel that it would be a shame not to accept because too few stories are so emotional.

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7.8 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2019

Arise: A Simple Story is well worth the $20 and six hours you'll spend playing it. Even though it can't seem to avoid problems that plague your typical indie game, the artwork and level design are beyond worth the small investment.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2019

Arise: A Simple Story, while being a simple game, has an immense amount of things going for it. Its time manipulation mechanic is well implemented and makes you want to explore each stage thoroughly. Its beautiful, soothing and very well made. I am sure most players will find something they like about this quirky little title, I for one, found a lot to like about it.

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TrueGaming

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 3, 2019

Arise: A Simple Story is a success, it is a great experience with heartwarming story and beautiful melodies. recommended.

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Dec 4, 2019

Those who enjoy 3D platformers with a twist will love their time with Arise: A Simple Story and its gorgeous world.

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Unscored
Dec 2, 2019

In another level, I continuously switch between late fall and the depths of midwinter, controlling the old man as he crosses rivers and lakes. Ice floes can only be used as platforms in the extreme cold, but if he fails to jump back to the warmer season at every opportunity, he freezes to death. He is brave, but vulnerable.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2019

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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IGN Spain

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7.8 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2019

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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9 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2019

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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