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Röki Is a Lovely Point-and-Click Adventure Through Scandinavian Folklore – Review in 3 Minutes


Röki is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Polygon Treehouse and published by United Label. You play as Tove, a young girl who is adept at collecting loot and is even better at befriending strange creatures. When your brother Lars gets taken by a mysterious, grinning creature named Röki, you take it upon yourself to find Lars even when the odds are stacked against you.

From chilly mountain tops and snow-covered forests to murky underground hideouts and forgotten crypts, Röki will take you through a variety of fantastical environments inspired by Scandinavian folklore. The game’s charming art style can make even the dreariest cavern look like an inviting refuge. You’ll do a lot of backtracking to revisit acquaintances and test out new objects you’ve collected. Luckily, the game provides a fast-travel system using a network of trees that allows you to easily teleport between each major area.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed watching and experiencing Scandinavian folk tales come to life. Beyond the game’s lovely aesthetic lies a dark, unsettling narrative about love, loss, and betrayal. Come for the cute and inviting graphics and stay for a touching tale that explores themes of family, friendship, and loyalty. Röki is available now on PC and will arrive on Nintendo Switch at a later date.

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Review copy provided by the publisher. Reviewed on PC.

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Amy Campbell
Amy Campbell is a contributor for The Escapist. She spends her days behind the scenes, helping develop video games as a Producer within the Australian game development scene. By night (or very early morning), she turns her attention to celebrating and discussing the latest wonders of the industry she loves. Having started her career in games with OnlySP back in 2018, Amy has continued to engage and critique a wide range of indie and AAA games over the years in written, video, and live-streamed formats. Highlights of her work include interviews with composer Austin Wintory and actor Michael Mando, as well as Adventure Is Nigh! – the D&D series exclusive to The Escapist. Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media, Diploma of Game Design, and a Certificate IV in Fitness, making her the most game-obsessed fitness instructor you’ll ever meet.