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Arise: A Simple Story

Critics Consensus (Play It)

Though the platforming can be questionable, Arise: A Simple Story tells is an emotionally fraught journey worth checking out.

Game Info

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.

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Total Reviews: 42

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58% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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RATING & REVIEWS

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CRITIC REVIEWS

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Median Score

82%

Low Score

55%
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Chris Carter (Destructoid)
December 7, 2019
8.5/10

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.

Paul Tamayo (Kotaku)
December 3, 2019
Recommended

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.

Chris Hyde (God is a Geek)
December 2, 2019
9/10

Arise: A Simple Story is a delightful mix of stunning visuals, sounds, and engaging story. But there’s also a satisfying game underneath to enjoy too.

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Arise: A Simple Story Credits

CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S):

Alexis Corominas, Jordi Ministral

PRODUCER(S):

n/a

DESIGNER(S):

Jose Luis Vaello, Alexis Corominas, luis Sanchez, Joan Albero

PROGRAMMER(S):

Jordi Ministral, Juan Manuel M. Montoya, David Soriano

ARTIST(S):

Jose Luis Vaello, Abel Oroz

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n/a

COMPOSER(S):

David Garcia

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