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Video GameArise: A Simple Story Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 10 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, @JonahMonaghan and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Arise: A Simple Story is a narrative game about an old man living in a pre-agricultural tribe. He has just been cremated and as get travels to the next life, begins a pilgrimage of revisiting memories of his life.

As the memories change so does the landscape. From childhood to adolescence, falling in love, partnership and trials. You progress through these metaphorical worlds by running, jumping and solving puzzles. There's a different twist on these interactions in each location.

Sometimes you need to control the damage from an earthquake to find a safe path forward. Other times you switch between different times of his life and manipulate time puzzles to proceed. The logic is straightforward but you do need some patience to navigate the platforming.

This combines to tell a touching story about the passing of a life and how friendship and other people are an important part of that.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 03/12/2019

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Platform and Puzzle

Developer: Piccolo Studio (@Piccolo_Studio)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 7 hours and 9 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 with Fear.

Rated for younger players in the US.

CostsCosts

Arise: A Simple Story usually costs £15.74 to £17.99.
 

Arise: A Simple Story

XBox Store Xbox One £15.74
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
Steam Store PC £15.90

Arise: A Simple Story: Definitive Edition

Switch Store Switch £17.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Arise: A Simple Story Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Piccolo_Studio) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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