by Han Cilliers (Lola) Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013 8:38:51 AM
A world drenched in inexplicable beauty and sadness, rich with the promise of discovering a tale that will move the heart to visit unexplored places within itself. This will be the world of Rain.
From the creative minds at PlayStation C.A.M.P comes Rain, a puzzle platformer that reminds me of the emotional abyss of Papo and Yo, mixed with the exquisite beauty of Journey and the captivating soundtrack of To the Moon.
According to the PlayStation Blog, Rain is the enchanting tale of a boy who chases after a girl with an invisible silhouette. After discovering that the girl is being hunted by ghostly creatures, he embarks on his own journey into the mysterious world of rain to save her and discovers he has also become invisible.
Players will play as the boy, whose silhouette can only be seen in the rain. Using the unique ability to appear and disappear under cover players must learn to navigate through the unknown to advance. Just like in the real world, what can be seen isn’t everything and using imagination is the only way to reveal the truth.
Throughout the game you will be challenged to think ahead and plan your movements to advance. For example, when you direct the boy underneath cover, he will disappear from enemy view, or to draw enemies away from your path you may need step into the rain to become visible or can pick up items to taunt them. The world of rain is full of “uncertainty” and as you play through the boy will experience both a sense of fear and excitement as he explores the unknown world.
Told through an artistic approach to narration, rain’s expressive sounds, those of rainfall and splashing water, combined with this otherworldly tale is designed to awaken the sense of uncertainty and solitude inherent in every player as well.
It is games like Rain that make my heart leap with joy and anticipation. Why don’t you take a moment and get lost in its enchanting world?
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