Its been about a month since Rain World was released on steam, so I think its time for me to share my thoughts on this game….
Before we start let me give you the synopsis:
You are a nomadic slugcat, both predator and prey in a broken ecosystem. Grab your spear and brave the industrial wastes, hunting enough food to survive, but be wary— other, bigger creatures have the same plan… and slugcats look delicious.
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!
The basis of this game is that you as a slug cat will traverse to different types of rooms, spanning across 12 diverse regions filled with ancient secrets and whatnot. The game is undeniably beautiful for a 16-bit game. It’s what got got me to pay attention during its initial announcement. The animation of the slugcat, environment and the monsters that hunt you down are fluid and gratifying to watch. However once you get past the visuals, after a few minutes of playing the game, I got bored with it.
Don’t get me wrong, I tried to give it a chance but after I stopped playing the game, I had no interest in getting back on it. The game is tight, responsive and the gameplay difficult as to be expected from an Adult Swim game, but that still wasn’t enough to keep me interested. Maybe if I try again and stick with it for two more hours I might feel different about Rain World but that may not happen for a while, considering there are other games out there to play.
Just to be clear, this is my own personal opinion of my experience with the game, that doesn’t mean that the game is bad, far from it, I just didn’t enjoy it. If you have any question let me know.