Rain World Review

Rain World Review

So far it has been rather great year for Indie games with releases like Hollow Knight and Shantae it has started quite strong. One of the games getting bit of spotlight recently is Adult Swim’s latest game “Rain World” which is a Rust Meets Pacman practically a huge world which you are able to explore and meet different enemies who will evolve as you progress through the game. While Rain World looks like metroidvania type of game it really isn’t one – there is no progression in this game outside expanding your map as you discover locations.


ABOUT THIS GAME

You are a slugcat. The world around you is full of danger, and you must face it – alone. Separated from your family in a devastating flood, you must hunt for food and shelter between terrifying torrential downpours that threaten to drown all life. Climb through the ruins of an ancient civilization, evade the jaws of vicious predators, and discover new lands teeming with strange creatures and buried mysteries. Find your family before death finds you!

Inspired by the simplicity and aesthetics of 16-bit classics, this survival platformer requires fast-paced sneaking, both upon your own prey and past the jaws of hungry predators. Each ravenous foe in your path will be cunning, vicious and always on the hunt – eager to sink their teeth into you, or even each other. As a small, soft slugcat you must to rely on stealth and wit rather than force: learn the ecosystem and turn their strengths to your advantage. Maybe then you can survive… Rain World!

  • Sneak, climb, and pounce your way through a dynamic, ever-changing ecosystem of predators and prey
  • Explore a vast world of over 1600 rooms, spanning 12 diverse regions filled with ancient secrets and undiscovered dangers
  • Nimble movements and procedurally generated animation gives slugcat a natural fluidity of movement and unique sense of weight
  • Intense, primal predator encounters will challenge your reflexes
  • Limited resources and the constant, impending threat of rain will test your nerve

It’s too early to review the game as a whole though, i think multiplayer aspects are something that could bring lot of flavor to the game. I wasn’t very satisfied with my Single-player experience – it simply wasn’t the game for me, i always enjoyed story driven games or something that has a progression system, this game is just 2D survival in its core with changing environment. I think it fills a niche for people who want to play 2D Survival game where you can sink hundreds of hours in for sure.

I Probably will do a separate review on multiplayer itself when its launched. I can’t help to feel that there were many things that could’ve been added to the game to make it more interesting, like more controls or abilities. Or just progression/unlock system in general (collectibles isn’t bad idea either).

To summarize my thoughts, i think its great game if you are looking for something as 2D Survival, but as a metroidvania person its just not the game for me atleast until Multi-player comes out.

Positives

  • Soundtrack has some solid tracks on it, sadly they don’t play that much in background
  • While this type of 8-bit art is not to my liking is still rather well done & detailed landscape
  • The World is insanely vast with 1600 rooms and 12 regions, which gives out lot to explore
  • You can squeeze out quite lot of hours from this game

Negatives

  • Rain World pretty much has no story
  • Could have used more diversity on controls (More abilities etc)
  • Its rather hard game and unforgiving if you don’t remember levels
  • I Don’t think the game did very good explaining what you were suppose to do in it, opening sequence gives you indication to find your family, but that doesn’t reflect at all in the gameplay or main objectives around it

 

If you are interested purchasing Rain World you can pick it for PC from steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/312520/) or get it to PS4 from the PS Store.

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