Developer: Unbound Creations
Platform(s): Mac, PC, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X (Reviewed) |S
Gene(s): Action, Adventure
Publisher: Unbound Creations
Rain on Your Parade follows the journey of a cloud and as it tries to ruin peoples fun hence the name. When I saw the trailer of the game I was unsure what to make of it, but to my surprise, it’s super fun straight away and laugh out loud funny. The game is a puzzle with a huge emphasis on humour. The game story is narrated by a father telling his son about the adventures of this small cloud. This story underpins the entire journey of the cloud and the situations the cloud gets into.
You take the role of a cloud that ends up in several scenarios that must ruin the day for the unfortunate people below. Scenarios include such events as wedding days, commute to work, defusing a bomb and going to the beach. It’s hard to describe the game, it is a mixture of a puzzle game and slapstick comedy. The game is humorous and doesn’t take itself too seriously. There are some superb homages to some classic games throughout the levels, these levels are executed superbly too. The sheer unpredictable nature of the game from level to level makes each level super fun and novel too. The developers and designers have managed to get the humour spot on and it is laugh out loud funny. The character’s animations add to the slapstick comedy too. The game is ridiculously easy to play and so much fun, I have to say, I was addicted after the first 10 minutes. The jokes and gamin humour is superb, I love it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Gameplay is just lots of fun with lots of novelty.
The art style is superb, I love the 3D cartoony vibe and well-imagined world. The characters and everyone is superbly animated, the mixture of environments and themes support the story and the humour of the game. Each level has a different theme and the level design emphasises the gameplay. The animations and the sound effects hit the nail on the head and emphasise the humour. Each level is beautifully crafted and each level is unique, they have managed to fuse the artwork, sound effects, music and gameplay into cohesive and superb gaming that’s lots of fun. The combination of the gameplay, humour, art style, sound effects and music make this game a fantastic game.
From the trailers, I was unsure as to what I was going to play. I wasn’t sure how this simple concept of cloud ruining people’s day would work. Once I played the game I was instantly blown away, laughing and came back for more. It’s super addictive, fun and easy to pick up and play. There are over 40 levels to play. The game developers and designers have made every element work in the game, the attention to detail, the jokes and the homages to other games are just fantastic. This is a pure joy to play.