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The Town of Light

Lka.it
Feb 26, 2016 - PC
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

24%

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Eurogamer
Recommended
PC Gamer
65 / 100
Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
GameSpot
4 / 10
Destructoid
6.5 / 10
TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
IGN Spain
6 / 10
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8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for The Town of Light

An impactful exploration of mental health issues that presents a very different kind of horror.

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Uneven, bleak and unflinching. You won't enjoy it, but it's one of a kind.

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
5 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Tackling such a difficult subject matter is laudable, but as a video game documentary this only really succeeds in terms of its good intentions.

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The Town of Light examines mental illnesses and the hospitals meant to treat them in the early 1900s, but ultimately fails to stick the landing.

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However, even if you're one to stomach these triggers in some way, you must also be open to the power of storytelling over gameplay. If you're looking for a jump-out action packed horror game, The Town of Light is not for you. But I urge you to open your mind and consider it a separate learning experience.

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The Town of Light isn't a game you play for fun. There's nothing enjoyable about the true face of mental illness nor the fear and isolation it engenders. Instead of aiming to reward players with a sense of enjoyment, LKA.it strives to help them empathise with the character of Renée and the unspeakable horrors she's forced to endure. There's a sobering, meaningful story to be witnessed and while its delivery is imperfect, The Town of Light still makes for one of the most thought-provoking games of this year.

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A different kind of horror that could have been much better without its technical flaws and a bit more freedom.

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The Town of Light is a powerful experience and you'll certainly be affected by its story. There are a few issues with music breaks and some of the things you'll see may provide too upsetting, but overall you'll never forget your time in Volterra.

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