Arise: A simple story

Techland Publishing, Piccolo Studios

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
80
Top Critic Average
81%
Critics Recommend
Based on 28 critic reviews
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Arise: A simple story

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Based on 28 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

81%

Critics Recommend

Based on 28 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCDec 3, 2019
Xbox OneDec 3, 2019
PlayStation 4Dec 3, 2019

Developer: Piccolo Studios

Publisher: Techland Publishing

Genre: Adventure

Set out on an emotional journey through the bittersweet lives of two people where memories come alive and time bends to your will. Lose yourself in moments of happiness and overcome every hardship as you relive your life’s story. A story of joy and sorrow. A simple story. YOUR ADVENTURE OF LOVE AND LOSS Set out on an adventure through the changing landscapes of memories lush with feelings of love and loss. Every moment of this rollercoaster ride is a new challenge and a chance to see your life in a different light. INSPIRED ARTSTYLE Enter the wonderful world of memories and feelings brought to life by the talented artists from Piccolo Studio. Discover the heartfelt magic in your personal, everyday struggles thanks to the game’s soulful music and beautiful art direction. MASTERY OVER TIME Control the flow of time and change your surroundings from the shifting of seconds to entire seasons. Fast forward, move back or pause time to relive your memories and overcome every obstacle on your journey. PLAYING TOGETHER Invite a second player to help you control time and enjoy the journey together. The easy to pick-up nature of Arise keeps everyone engaged and lets them experience the emotional story to its fullest.

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In another level, I continuously switch between late fall and the depths of midwinter, controlling the old man as he crosses rivers and lakes. Ice floes can only be used as platforms in the extreme cold, but if he fails to jump back to the warmer season at every opportunity, he freezes to death. He is brave, but vulnerable.

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Arise is worth checking out if you’re in the mood for a game like Journey or Gris, or if you just want to explore a magical world while listening to an emotional soundtrack.

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Arise: A Simple Story is true to its name and offers both function and form, which is why I'm so anxious to see what Piccolo Studio has next in the pipeline. It's a pleasant surprise to help cap off a great year.

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IGN Spain

7.8 / 10.0
IGN Spain

A title that is much better for its narrative than for its platforms. Luckily, everything works thanks to music and its graphic section.

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Techland’s Arise: A Simple Story lets players look back on and relive someone’s life

Techland’s Arise: A Simple Story lets players look back on and relive someone’s life

Techland is publishing Arise, the first game from Barcelona's Piccolo Studio, which lets players look back on and relive an old man's life.

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