I’m stealing this format from @Ishvii, let me know if that bothers you. Made by Tequila Works, published by Grey Box, 5 hours long. Before playing this game I thought “The Witness” was the most beautiful simple stylized game ever, can’t say that anymore.
This one has much more going for it but it’s still just a simple puzzle platformer at heart. If you’re looking for something difficult to challenge your puzzle skills though, don’t look for it here. The puzzles are really just there to drive you though the environment and help the “companions” you encounter mean something.
RiME certainly nailed atmosphere and and music, holy shit the music!. Also, the story, though simple and pretty abstract, actually made me cry at the end… no spoilers. Paid $18 for a 5 hour game, worth every penny. You won’t hear me say that often.
Similar games: ABZU, Journey, Witness
Status: Completed in 5 hours