GSY REVIEW | PC, Xbox One Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 4:00 PM

We reviewed Rise & Shine

We reviewed Rise & Shine

Rise & Shine will finally be available on PC and Xbox One tomorrow, and in case you don't remember, we have already talked about the game on several occasions on Gamersyde. Since we were able to complete the game in time, we have a verdict to share with you guys, and a few videos of the PC version to go with it. We will also be live for 30 minutes tonight if you have questions about the game, starting from 9:15 CET.




Verdict


Thanks to its awesome graphics and well-balanced mechanics, Rise & Shine clearly has some solid arguments to put forward, provided you don't mind the fact that it is based on trial and error. Spanish developer Super Awesome Hyper Dimensional Mega Team (:breathe:) has done an amazing job, creating a game which require skills and patience, without becoming too frustrating in the process. Its only real flaw is that it doesn't take much more than 3 to 4 hours to complete, which is bound to disappoint some players.Given the game features a plot, it would have been possible to add a few twists to make the game longer, but it would probably have been too difficult to tackle for this team of 4 people only. Considering the level of polish they have achieved, what they have been able to do is still very impressive and this first game is particularly promising for their future projects. No Spain, no gain.


On the plus side


+ Gorgeous visuals
+ Excellent soundtrack
+ The references to other games and the humor in general
+ Gameplay mixing TPS and shoot them up mechanics
+ Demanding but not unbeatable
+ Not too exepensive (€/$12.99 at launch on Steam and €/$14.99 on XB1)


On the downside


- Too short (3 to 4 hours tops)
- Why reveal the plot twist so soon?

Gameplay #1 (PC)
Gameplay #2 (PC) (SPOILER)
Mini-games (PC)

All comments

Commented on 2017-01-15 13:53:20
Great game, enjoining it so much! Graphics Top, gameplay perfectly balanced

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  • Melmoth
    Melmoth @docLEXfisti: Nice. Pimpin' with ambilight :D. What did you upgrade from? (28 minutes ago)
  • KORNdog
    KORNdog @jmd749: how much did you pay? I got it for £25 day of release? I can live with a £5 reduction after a month. (3 Hours ago)
  • jmd749
    jmd749 But I defo don't regret the time i've had it with it so far. :P I guess now's a good time for those that were on the fence to get it, Almost finished Plat'n it. :) (3 Hours ago)
  • jmd749
    jmd749 Astro Bot is now £19.99, I should have waited ffs. [url] (3 Hours ago)
  • KORNdog
    KORNdog Yeah. DF determined cranking up the HDR to max effectively gives you results the same as not having it on at all. Which is hilarious. Lol (3 Hours ago)
  • jmd749
    jmd749 @docLEXfisti: Very nice, the Best HDR gaming i've experienced on my OLED is with sony's 1st party games like GOW, HZD, GTSport etc. RDR2 looks gorgeous in SDR mode because it's not a true HDR game. (4 Hours ago)
  • docLEXfisti
    docLEXfisti sorry, Gears 4 I meant... and Venus Vacation in 4K is also quite sexy... GTX 1080 can render it no prob ;) (5 Hours ago)
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