Pond Games Pty Ltd
Jul 6, 2020 - PC

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8.3 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Rite

Rite captures the magic and difficulty of games like Celeste, but by scaling down the overall level of challenge, it's a more inviting 2D platformer. It's still pretty tough, and if you're a completionist, you'll have your work cut out for you. Thankfully, the slick level designs make playing through the game a worthwhile venture.

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Rite is an absolute gem that we hope isn't hidden by bigger releases hitting the eShop. Pond Games absolutely nails the execution of a simple concept and wraps things up before the game overstays its welcome. At the price of just seven bucks (even cheaper at launch), this one is a no-brainer pick-up for anyone who considers themselves a fan of tough platformers; tight controls, challenging levels, and a chill soundtrack all combine to make Rite the easiest of recommendations.

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As the eShop ocean grows ever wider and deeper, it's harder and harder for games of any genre to make an impression, let alone rudimentary platforms like this. While I certainly had some fun with the dozens of levels I played, the game isn't one that will stick in my memory. Being polished and playing well isn't enough on a platform with so much competition.

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Almost everything in Rite feels good. Sadly, the only thing that didn’t keep me very hooked was the music. It does have good tunes and a cool soundtrack but once you are in the later levels and start getting stuck for a while, the music can become repetitive. Other than that, the fact that it doesn’t bring a story or deeper plots is irrelevant, considering that it has amazing gameplay, smooth controls and follows a good flow of progression with its difficulty. For all those achievers, platformer aficionados or simply any gamer looking for a challenge, this game delivers what you are looking for, presented in a simple yet attractive way. It is easy to learn, hard to master and for its price you will be getting what you pay for and even more.

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For the budget asking price, Rite may not have a ton in the way of variety, but offers up some classic challenging platforming

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