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Sega Collectors Guild (96 out of 100) (96%)

Mizuguchi and his team spent over three years creating Rez. Three years trying to create something new and unique, something that would bring life to a stagnant industry. But sadly, in a world where most people are terrified of leaving the comfort of the mainstream, most gamers will not appreciate the time and effort UGA put into this game. Rez is a unique game, and it is a good game. But it is also much more than a game. It is a work of art.

Oct 16th, 2003 · Dreamcast · read review

Insert Credit (9.5 out of 10) (95%)

There’s something about on-rails shooters, an entity that is both concurrently earthy and unbelievable, an inventive, mind-melding fusion of classic gameplay and incredible visuals. If there was any question, ever a shred of doubt, as to why the on-rails shooter should continue to exist, then the answer would surely be Rez. As a game, as an art form, and as an unmatched visual and aural experience, Rez fails on no counts.

Aug 24th, 2002 · Dreamcast · read review

Video Game Critic, The (A-) (91%)

Rez has given me a new appreciation for the Dreamcast console. I play this game on a 42-inch plasma with a VGA adapter, and it's a thing of beauty.

Aug 14th, 2011 · Dreamcast · read review

neXGam (9.1 out of 10) (91%)

Mit Rez hat sich SEGA selbst ein Denkmal in der Videospielgeschichte gesetzt. Tetsuya Mitsuguchi hat es tatsÀchlich geschafft eine perfekte Symbiose aus Musik und Spiel zu erschaffen. Selten zuvor konnte solch simples GamePlay, was perfekt auf die Hintergrundmusik abgestimmt ist, begeistern. Ein absoluter Pflichtkauf. Noch ein Tip von mir: Unbedingt im abgedunkelten Zimmer, mit Vibration-Pack im Pad und mit Kopfhörern zocken...

2004 · Dreamcast · read review

Edge (9 out of 10) (90%)

It’s a shame that the Dreamcast version seems slightly sluggish compared to the PlayStation2 incarnation, but really the differences between the two are cosmetic. Indeed, it’s tempting to think that were he alive today, and given a suitable intellectual climate, Kandinsky, to whom the game is dedicated, would have been proud to have worked on either version. Certainly, one of the defining achievements of Rez is that although it is a creation with a demonstrable cultural significance, it draws lovingly and resolutely from the videogame canon. Proof, then that videogames are art? Perhaps. A staggeringly enjoyable experience? Certainly.

Nov 29th, 2001 · Dreamcast · read review

SEGA-Portal.de (9 out of 10) (90%)

Rez ist kein Spiel, Rez ist ein Erlebniss! Insgesamt ist Rez mitsamt Sound und der Cyber-Optik ein Spiel, von dem man so schnell nicht wieder loslĂ€sst, sofern man sich darauf einlĂ€sst. Das Spiel an sich ist mit fĂŒnf Levels incl. weitere Zusatzlevel allerdings etwas kurz ausgefallen. Mehr Areas mit einfach mehr Sound wĂ€ren durchaus wĂŒnschenswert gewesen. Trotzdem spielt man dieses Games nicht nur einmal. Um die ultimative Endsequenz sehen zu können genĂŒgt es nicht nur einfach das anspruchsvolle letzte Level zu beenden, indem eine Art Kopie aller Endgegner der vorangegangenen vier Welten und dann noch der totale Obermotz vernichtet werden. [...]Rez ist eines der letzten auf Dreamcast erschienenen Games. Mit frischen Ideen und futuristischem Sound gehört Rez zudem zu den besten Dreamcast Perlen ĂŒberhaupt. FĂŒr jeden Shooter-und Musik Fan ein absolutes Muss, jeder andere sollte sich das Ganze erstmal ansehen.

Sep 21st, 2009 · Dreamcast · read review

SegaFan.com (8.8 out of 10) (88%)

Una Ășltima cosa. REZ hay que vivirlo, por lo que recomiendo encarecidamente que se juegue si es posible con VGA-Box, un buen equipo de sonido y vibrador... de jugarlo asĂ­ a una tele pequeña en mono hay un mundo.

Feb 11th, 2003 · Dreamcast · read review

Original Gamer (8.7 out of 10) (87%)

With it's one of a kind gaming experience, Rez was a great game that many people never got the chance to play. Thanks to the gaming community, Rez found a second life on Xbox Live Arcade and is now available to download for those that missed out on it the first time.

Jan 1st, 2009 · Dreamcast · read review

Defunct Games (87 out of 100) (87%)

The game fits into a niche, no question about it. If you're not a fan of European techno and trance music, you'll likely be confused, perhaps even baffled by the appeal of a game like this. However, if you enjoy shooters, or you enjoy melodic music, you are definitely going to want to check this game out. It's a minimalist game that can wow just about anybody.

Aug 15th, 2004 · Dreamcast · read review

Meristation (8.5 out of 10) (85%)

Tetsuya Mizuguchi creador de Space Channel 5, vuelve a la carga con otro tĂ­tulo cargado de polĂ©mica y diversiĂłn a partes iguales. Los disparos y el arte musical se unen en una combinaciĂłn que nunca pensamos posible, y que algunos adorarĂĄn y otros odiarĂĄn. ÂżPor quĂ©?... continĂșa leyendo...

Jan 17th, 2002 · Dreamcast · read review

VicioJuegos.com / uVeJuegos.com (80 out of 100) (80%)

Pero aquĂ­ no acaba todo, la mĂșsica completa los grĂĄficos para crear el ciberespacio: cada vez que disparamos a un enemigo producimos un sonido, que se mezcla con la mĂșsica, pues bien, el motor grĂĄfico del juego hace que de la mezcla de sonidos el entorno varĂ­e de una manera u otra, es decir, la calidad de los grĂĄficos del juego dependerĂĄ del ritmo que tengamos a la hora de destruir las creaciones del virus, lo que nos proporciona una multiplicidad infinita de posibles escenarios, es prĂĄcticamente imposible derribar a los enemigos de la misma manera en las diferentes partidas, asĂ­ por pequeño que sea el cambio, siempre encontraremos algo diferente a nuestro alrededor.

Nov 8th, 2005 · Dreamcast · read review

Eurogamer.net (UK) (8 out of 10) (80%)

Once you get it on a big TV or monitor and hook it all up to a meaty stereo system, it really is something special to behold. In an entertainment medium currently obsessed with realism, it's nice to experience a new take on game design ethics of the past that reminds us why we play videogames in the first place: for fun.

Feb 23rd, 2002 · Dreamcast · read review

Gamezone (Germany) (8 out of 10) (80%)

Dieser besondere Titel sollte klar ins Auge gefasst werden, denn nach wenigen Minuten wird man geradezu in das Spiel hineingesaugt, und fÀngt an mit dem ganzen Körper zu wippen!

Jan 14th, 2002 · Dreamcast · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (7 out of 20) (35%)

Rez rĂ©ussi son pari de rendre perplexe le plus motivĂ© des amateurs d'ovni vidĂ©o-ludiques, mais il Ă©choue Ă  faire la preuve de son intĂ©rĂȘt. Non seulement le concept obscur et la rĂ©alisation dĂ©pouillĂ©e rebuteront la majoritĂ© des joueurs, mais la rĂ©pĂ©titivitĂ© du gameplay et la courte durĂ©e de vie achĂšveront de rendre ce titre complĂštement facultatif, voire dĂ©conseillĂ©.

Dec 17th, 2001 · Dreamcast · read review

Player Reviews

You'll either love it or hate it.

The Good
The immersion. The graphics and sound combine in an incredible way to enable you to completely immerse yourself within the title - it is this factor which will determine whether you fall in love with the game or not. If you can let yourself be immersed by it you'll fall in love. If you can't, then you'll likely hate it, and not understand the attraction. The plot, though very basic, works well enough, and the way that each level (and your character) evolve is incredibly well thought out. There are no life-bars in this game - you simply change form as you are damaged or gain energy - from the base form of a sphere, through gradually more complex humanoid models, to a floating sound-form, to the final form of what appears to be a baby, the transition has to be seen to understand just how well it works.

The Bad
Nothing! But, if I hadn't been so immersed, I would likely have picked up upon the brevity of the game (though to get the "true" ending and all bonuses you're going to have to put in a huge amount of effort, so for me it wasn't an issue), and the fact that it's "only" an on-rails shooter.

The Bottom Line
An experience, and one that I can't guaruntee you'd enjoy. Approach the game with an open mind and hopefully you'll get the most out of it.

by yprbest (103) on Jul 27th, 2003 · Dreamcast

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Critic reviews added by Wizo, Riemann80, Big John WV, yenruoj_tsegnol_eht (!!ihsoy), DarkDante, Parf, Jeanne.