RiME is a game in which you control a young boy who at the start of the game wakes up on a gorgeous looking island that has a building looking down on him, that's all I'm saying when it comes to story. You see a cute little fox in the distance and off you go on an adventure of working out puzzles as the story unfolds as you work them out. The puzzles themselves are nothing hard, with only one puzzle close to the end being something that had me stumped for a minute or two. To beat the game fully took me around seven hours I would say, with the game only having two sections in which something can actually kill you, or at least I think this other thing can kill you as it certainly did something to me when I got close. Let's just say one thing can certainly cause a death to play it safe shall we? I mean you can also die by jumping off high ledges and things, but within seconds you're back to a spot close by where you fell, so those don't really count.
In terms of the graphics, those did their job too. RiME has the same sort of look of games such as The Witness, but thankfully that is where the comparisons end. You will have moments where your jaw drops and you are blown away as the game pans out and the music kicks in, which like I said at the start of the review make RiME way more than just a game, it makes it an experience. An experience I'm glad I got around to enjoying without it being spoiled.
Overall: I've used words like Majestic and beautiful on Twitter when it comes to RiME in recent days while playing through it, and even now I've beat it my mind still feels the same. RiME is an experience every gamer needs to play at some point in time. Maybe if funds are tight and you need your games to last a long time then hold off for a bit. But for guys and girls without a care in the world when it comes to money, drop that cash and experience what is easily my most enjoyable game of 2017 so far. Loved it.
Bloody gorgeous to look at
Bloody gorgeous audio
May be too short for some
Certain camera angles on high jumps can cause annoying deaths now and then