With timeless animated graphics and a brilliant orchestral score, the indie puzzle adventure encapsulates the sensation of being lost in a dream

The story begins, as so many do, with a stormy sea, a flash of lightning, and a shipwreck. A child washes up on a deserted island and, with nary a word of exposition, embarks upon an epic journey.

Tequila Works’ third-person puzzle adventure has been touted as an homage to Fumito Ueda’s Ico and The Last Guardian. But while they share some striking similarities, telling the story of a young kid tentatively finding his place in a big, confusing world, Rime takes the material down a melancholic path that’s very much its own.

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