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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    KORNdog @Moonwalker: i'd like them to make the story make some sense and be complete before adding any of this side stuff. It was such a disjointed mess (15 minutes ago)
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker @Moonwalker: Because the side quests in this one...hoo boy....the worst kind of fetch bullshit there is. (1 Hour ago)
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker @KORNdog: Can't argue with that, it really was quite a disappontment in the end. If they would annouce that they are actually adding fun and meaningful side quests....that be great and sorely needed. (1 Hour ago)
  • KORNdog
    KORNdog @alimokrane: just get the samsung we keep recommending. it's honestly the best bang for buck you can get. you can get better sets, but you will pay the price. and it seem your budget isnt very high. (1 Hour ago)
  • alimokrane
    alimokrane @KORNdog: It's so confusing man.. I have been slaving for a week for a decent 4kt TV and I keep hitting all these little things and it's annoying lol. (2 Hours ago)
  • KORNdog
    KORNdog that's all i really understand of it. seems HDR10 is what most TV's have though, so you're probably safe with that. (2 Hours ago)
  • KORNdog
    KORNdog a dolby featured one can still do HDR10. but it doesnt work the other way around. also dolby's goes up to 4000nits (arguably future proof but no TV supports it yet) and HDR10 goes up to 1000 nits. (2 Hours ago)
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