Video Game / Rime

RiME is an adventure platformer game by Spanish developer Tequila Works. The game was released on May 26, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and will be released for the Nintendo Switch at a later date. The game focuses on a boy who is shipwrecked on a mystical island and has to use his wits to traverse the terrain and the ruins left behind by a forgotten civilization.

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Rime provides examples of:

  • Animal Companion: In the first area, the boy awakens an ethereal fox which points the way to the next area and helps solve a few puzzles.
  • Beautiful Void: The island is very beautiful but it doesn't have a lot of people to interact with. There are animals though.
  • The Ending Changes Everything: The boy was Dead All Along, and the whole game appears to be a highly metaphorical Dying Dream.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: The boy's outfit is very asymmetrical, with a tunic that only goes over one shoulder and mismatched arm braces and sandals.
  • Forced Perspective: Some of the puzzles involve getting multiple objects to form an arch when viewed from a certain angle.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Three of the Sentries allow themselves to be destroyed in order to open the doors that the boy needs to pass.
  • Island of Mystery: The island has very striking ruins with no apparent explanation at the start of the game.
  • Kidnapping Bird of Prey: In the desert area, a large bird-like creature patrols and will grab the boy if he stays in the open too long.
  • Last of His Kind: Initially, there is one Sentry which is still able to be awakened. It provides instructions to create a new one, which in turn helps replenish the others.
  • Mysterious Stranger: There appears to be someone else on the island wearing an obscuring red cloak. It's likely the soul of the boy's father, trying to move on after his death.
  • Scenery Porn: The island is colorful and has stunningly beautiful environments.