The Red Lantern

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Available on:PCOct 22, 2020
Nintendo SwitchOct 22, 2020

Developer: Timberline Studio

Publisher: Timberline Studio

Genres: Adventure, Simulation, Survival

The Red Lantern is a story-driven, rogue-lite, survival game where you and your team of 5 sled dogs, lost in the wilderness, must navigate the ever-changing encounters of the Alaskan bush to find your way home. FEATURES: - A dynamic world that changes as you play - Nearly 100 different encounters each with varied results - Gain items and upgrades as you discover things about the world around you - 8 different pups to add to your team, each with their own personalities.

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The Red Lantern isn't for thrill seekers, but it is a phenomenal handheld experience that is easy to get lost in

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It's always reposeful when a video game can connect me with the experiences of my youth, and The Red Lantern does just that. It can be breathtaking at times, and it can also be pretty banausic, but the Musher's journey to her new home has enough beauty, adventure, and adorable dogs I just don't want to stop petting to make each trip worthwhile.

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The Red Lantern is a fantastic narrative-focused roguelite survival game with some of the most adorable animated dogs I've seen in a video game. Its unique blend of multiple genres feels unique and where survival elements in most games grow tiresome quickly, they sit perfectly within this Alaskan journey of new beginnings. This is one of the most enjoyable indie titles of 2020.

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The Red Lantern is a suvival-roguelite where you will have to face the harsh landscapes of Alaska with your dog sled team. You can pet the dogs, but most of the action feels very much down to the luck of the dice rather than any active participation from you.

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I would not recommend this game. It took only three hours to beat. It's somewhat fun, but after you find a cabin, the game just ends. Everything is up to luck and if you aren't lucky, you die. If the game is like early access on steam it may have some potential but right now it's just bad.

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