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This game is a lot of fun for the right person. Its intentionally obscure about the mechanics forcing you to experiment to figure out how to progress, how to evade, how to survive. In my opinion, it should have been a little shorter as it starts to drag around the 15-hour mark.

 

Something I wish I would have known before playing:

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The symbols gained when resting are the karma system and are directly related to which doors you can open.

 
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I loved the atmosphere, but the gameplay had too much trial and error bullshit for me, and the combat just felt really convoluted from what I remember, plus the fact that I have to deal with the hidden rain timer, didn't increase my enjoyment of the game by any means. I think this has to be one of the least fun games I've ever played in my life, I just uninstalled it, it straight up pissed me off, sorry.

 

(I don't even remember, if you can even fight - I think you could pick up sticks with your "hands" as a weapon? I don't remember...)

 

Also this game has some of the world's most infuriating platforming I've ever seen on the planet, I just kept throwing myself off the cliffs by accident, everything is just too damn slippery. Very often I would also launch myself into the enemies without meaning to, so I would often just die over and over again, to the same stupid plants, meaning that, I was never really able to make any real progress, because of how often I was dying - this whole game just wanted me to stay dead, why is the difficulty so harsh?

 

I don't feel like this game was ment to be enjoyed, I just didn't find it fun at all, it was more frustrating than it needed to be.

 

My memory is ultra hazy on the game, but there's way more bullshit than just the things I listed, but I hated the game so much, to the point where I just wanted to completelly forget about it. I just thought it was tedious as hell, that's the general feel I had.

 

The controls also pissed me off. I'm glad that I don't get phisically angry, or I would've thrown my controller out of the window to be honest. What I experienced was more of a calm internal rage - I just, put my controller down, I pushed Alt + F4, and then I was just done.

 

I don't know, I really tried to like this game, but, just, no, I'm not dealing with this crap anymore.

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I made an account just to say I vehemently disagree with the above post.

 

Rain World is one of the best and most memorable games I've played, but I can understand why some people don't like it. The right mindset to enjoy the game is to treat it not as a game but as a simulation of a hostile alien environment, because that's essentially what it is. I mean, it's still a game, complete with an obliquely-presented story and deep (and even more obliquely-presented and missable) lore, but it's also merciless in prioritising the integrity of its simulated world over trifling things like convenience, steady progression, and fairness - and, in a perverse way, the overall experience is better for this.

 

Making it to a safe room seconds before the rain gets heavy enough to crush your little slugcat body is all the more rewarding knowing the game wasn't helping you along; cowering under some overhang, watching lizards and vultures being swept away by the storm and knowing you'll be next, is the more poignant for knowing it's not some scripted event.

 

Rain World WILL frustrate you (I ragequit a dozen times) but it's more because the game just doesn't care about your feelings than it is any control or design issues as the previous post suggests. The controls are simple but take some getting used to - they are weighty, responsive and surprisingly deep, with a number of "hidden" movement mechanics to be found if you throw your physics-based protagonist around in creative ways.  Likewise, there are myriad surprising ways to interact with the world and its denizens.

 

It's not for everyone, but it is in my opinion a shining example of what games can be when you ignore conventional wisdom about what games should be.

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4 minutes ago, JMagnum said:

It's not for everyone, but it is in my opinion a shining example of what games can be when you ignore conventional wisdom about what games should be.

It's not that I hate the game, to the point where I don't want it to exist or anything, it's just not my type of game mostly, that's all.

 

I feel like a lot of people seem to feel that way when they read my own opinions on things though, but really that's not the case, I'm just very honest as these are just my own personal preferences, but I never felt the need to justify myself seeing as, they are my own and only my own thoughts, not the internet's thoughts, so I always had mixed feelings about neutering my true opinions.

 

Being more neutral, might make me look better overall, but to me it just weakens my overall argument, and it just ends up being very watery. I would rather have people hating me for the right reasons, by just going all in, and I think it's better to get all your thoughts out anyway.

 

I think expressing myself this way, is generally more helpful for everyone. I never said that, no one on this planet should play the game, but I just don't like it personally. My post is probably very pointless anyway, but hey I just felt like ranting about it. 👌

 

I don't think the idea behind list, is to argue with the guy above you, whenever the game's good or not, I always felt like it was more important, to talk about your own personal experiences with the game, without any of fear, or any shame of being mocked or judged, I don't think that's an unfair expectation, I think the internet can be pretty hostile when it comes down to more controversial opinions. I think that's generally more helpful than just pure information. I mean I could just get that from a bunch of reviews instead, but I don't think that's very interesting.

 

Anyway we are still cool, I'm not complaining about you or anything, I just felt like bringing this stuff up, I'm just very casual generally about talking about stuff. I don't really know where I'm going with this point though.

 

Maybe I'm just stupid, so don't mind what I say too much. I don't really know where I keep coming up with these walls of text.

WHERE DO THEY COME FROM???

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I super like this game... i think its something special and more people need to play and talk about this game... for me its so good that I compare to the first "Prince of Persia"... allready a classic.

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On 9/17/2019 at 11:20 PM, RaTcHeT302 said:

It's not that I hate the game, to the point where I don't want it to exist or anything, it's just not my type of game mostly, that's all.

Yeah sorry if I came across a little confrontational there. It's just your experience is so different to my own that I felt I had to put mine out there. No disrespect intended.

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6 hours ago, JMagnum said:

Yeah sorry if I came across a little confrontational there. It's just your experience is so different to my own that I felt I had to put mine out there. No disrespect intended.

it's ok

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