Review: Roki (Steam)

Röki is an adventure game inspired by Scandinavian folklore – a dark, contemporary fairy tale underpinned by a touching narrative, an alluring art style, ancient puzzles, and atmospheric exploration.

Pros:

  • Awesome cel-shaded style graphics.
  • 2788mb download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Based on Swedish folklore.
  • Graphics-Resolution.
  • Subtitle size-small, default, and large.
  • Tutorial pop-ups.
  • Badges-own in-game achievements.
  • Notebook-shows the map, notes, loot, and badges.
  • 3D world.
  • Click the left stick to show all interactive points.
  • Uses a drag and drop system like a point and click.
  • The gameplay is a mix of adventure and puzzle-solving.
  • Combat free.
  • Big level areas.

Cons:

  • Slow burner.
  • Have all the graphic options pop every time you boot the game.
  • No actual voice.
  • Can’t have the text set to auto and instead needs a button press constantly.
  • No replay value.
  • Easy to miss puzzle items or solutions.

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
8.4/10

Summary

Roki is a very charming adventure game that takes its story from Scandinavian folklore, what this means to people, not in the know of said folklore is a very rich engaging story. You can meet new friends along the way, find the many collectibles and soak in the very colorful and gorgeous locations. Controls are simple and are very much click and drop, with it working really well even on the controller. It took me a while for the game to grab me, it is a very slow starter and the pace rarely picks up, the story is what will keep you coming back along with the chilled approach to puzzles and exploration. I did have a few issues with the puzzles both in amount and also is missing key parts as they were too small to notice. Overall it’s a very fun engaging game that tells a very powerful story and is definitely worth the one-time playthrough.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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