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Arise: A Simple Story Review

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Posted: 18 months ago, last updated 2 weeks 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

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 03/12/2019

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Narrative, Platform and Puzzle

Developer: Piccolo Studio (@Piccolo_Studio)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 7 hours and 9 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Arise: A Simple Story usually costs £15.74 to £15.99.
 

Arise: A Simple Story

XBox Store Xbox One £15.74
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 with Fear.

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.

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