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JULY GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

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RIME ***

Tequila Works, PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One

On the surface, Rime is absolutely stunning, decorated with astonishing Wind Waker-esque animation and a beautiful score by David García Díaz. Its story is originally intriguing; a young man washes up on a paradise island and with the help of a magical fox sets out after a mysterious man in a red cape he sees there. However, beneath its breath-taking exterior, Rime is a fairly unoriginal and short puzzler that doesn’t really make full use of its beautiful animation and just feels a little empty. Not challenging at all, but some may like that. LOB

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THIMBLEWEED PARK *****

Terrible Toybox, PC, Xbox One

From the team behind the 1990 classic The Secret of Monkey Island, Thimbleweed Park is its spiritual successor and has a very similar feel to games from that era, both in terms of graphics and gameplay. The game begins with a man murdered and left in a creek, and it’s your task to solve the case in the charmingly bizarre town, in a similar way to Twin Peaks. The game is detailed and features complex puzzles and a complex world. With a well-thought out story, this really is very, very good fun indeed. LOB

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