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LIGHT

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

58

Top Critic Average

27%

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Based on 11 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCJul 14, 2014

Developer: Just A Pixel

Publisher: Team 17

Genres: Puzzle, Adventure, Strategy

Step into a sinister world of corruption, deceit and shadowy organisations! Light casts you in the role of a man with no memory. After waking up in a strange yet familiar location it’s clear that something’s very, very wrong. Who are you? Where are you? Perhaps most of all, what happened to you? As the protagonist in Light you must use stealth and cunning to navigate around a wonderfully minimalistic-looking environment. Can you succeed in your quest and thwart a plan on a global scale? Don’t just avoid detection, use subterfuge as well. Hack computer terminals to disable security cameras, lock and unlock doors and more. Collect data, fragmented e-mails, memos and scientific reports to slowly piece together the story of Light. Light combines unique game mechanics, atmospheric visuals and a gripping narrative to breathe new life into a much loved genre. Combat is your last option and technology your first, can you evade capture and solve the mystery? Do you have what it takes to step out of the shadows and into the Light?

LIGHT Critic Reviews

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Light should be better than it is, but it was doomed from the start. Very few great stories have come from such an uninspired setting, and hiding all empathy and humanity behind a haughty desire for a slick minimalism doesn't help. Light is admirable insofar as its visuals and music create a sharp world with a brilliant artificiality about it. That works, in a way, with its narrative, but it can't stop the whole thing from being just plain boring. You go where you're told and do what you're told even while you're told that the thing you want most is your own freedom. It doesn't make sense on any level.

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After a promising start, Light's simplistic take on stealth quickly plateaus and then abruptly stops, falling well short of its potential.

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There's nothing wrong with a concise game that delivers a targeted and fun experience—just don't expect to be blown away.

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The developers have managed to create a fine balance between the length and the difficulty, and they have produced a compelling game that everyone should experience at least once.

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