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Fire Tonight is a very brief, albeit enjoyable, tribute to the early '90s and synth-pop band Information Society in particular. Though the mechanics in the game are somewhat basic, it is still fun to see a video game take the time to visit a world 30 years gone. People of a certain age (and Information Society fans) will likely get a charge out of this one.
It may be short, and it may not quite deliver with its puzzles, but Fire Tonight is a rather lovely ode to the '90s that pulls off a lyrically-inspired narrative with panache. Maya and Devin's retro-styled love story is something we'd like to see more of in future, and if you're looking for a game you can tick off the list in an evening, and if you've got affection for the time era it depicts, you'd do well to spend your time in their world for a bit.
With its vibrant artwork and nostalgia-inducing soundtrack, Fire Tonight is a low-pressure journey through young love and all its joys, even against the backdrop of a city on fire. It’s a short-but-sweet experience that’s really more about the story than the challenge of the puzzles, which, considering its lighthearted vibe, is totally okay.
A puzzle platformer mixed with point-and-click elements, Fire Tonight evokes the feelings of young love in a pre-Internet age. As Maya and Devin search for each other in the light of a world on fire, players get an insight into their life together, and what their future may hold.
Fire Tonight is short, sweet and unforgettable.
No better words can sum up Fire Tonight than ‘short and sweet’. It’s over before you know it, but for its low asking price, it packs in just the right amount of puzzles, nostalgia and heartening narrative. Add to that a rocking soundtrack and a wonderful art style, and you’ve got a great little package.
Fire Tonight is a sweet romance between two characters and a show of love for the 90’s itself.
Fire Tonight is a gorgeous game with a cool soundtrack, all steeped in the aesthetic of the '90s. It's just a shame that the player doesn't get to spend more time with Devin and Maya, as the brief glimpse into their lives is too short to get attached to them. It's easy to want them to see them reunited, but the fire in the city burns out so quickly that it doesn't leave too much of an impression.
Fire Tonight brings an interesting proposal, playing with this “flame” predominant in young people's relationships is a subject that causes an identification with a good part of the public that lived or is living a similar moment. However, the idea ends up poorly executed due to the underdeveloped relationship between Maya and Devin. And the emotion that would be linked to the adventure of traveling through a city on fire after your love, is reduced to short stages without threats or potential challenges.
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Short and simple, Fire Tonight is good for casual players and kids starting out on their gaming journey. I hope to see more from this developer, particularly more cartoon-style art.