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Candlelight

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Based on 3 critic reviews
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68

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 15, 2016
PCMar 15, 2016

Developer: Pixel Maverick Games

Genres: Puzzle, Platformer

A world cast into darkness… but there is hope. A lone candle must journey through a dangerous land to bring light back to the world. After a mysterious entity extinguishes all the candles in the land, a lone surviving candle sets out on a most important adventure to bring light back to the land. Get ready for an adventure that takes the lone candle through many unique and dangerous lands. Visit lost tropical islands, desolate deserts, lava filled volcanoes, vast oceans, dark forests, puzzling castles, and more. Jump, shoot, push, and burn your way through the quest of a lifetime.

Candlelight Critic Reviews

Rod Moye has created a decent platformer with Candlelight. Though it can be challenging, it remains accessible, but there are some issues that prevent Candlelight from being a truly magnificent game. Platformers need to establish their fundamental rules quite early on and not keep adding things right until the final moments, which Candlelight is guilty of. As a solo effort, Candlelight is a fantastic achievement and kudos must be given for that.

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Candlelight is a lot of great and fun ideas that feel more disjointed than cohesive. Rather than teach the player or provide a challenge, it throws things at you as if to say “hey, check this cool thing out,” without utilizing that mechanic as a lesson to overcome future challenges, instead getting redundant by often falling back on very basic platforming in the later levels. A bit more thought out design could have made Candlelight shine its own candle as an indie gem, but as it stands, the enjoyment waxes and wanes as little more than a testament to a bunch of pretty cool ideas that the developer had.

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Candlelight isn't a long game but it kept me entranced throughout the entire playthrough. It's a fantastic example of a simple idea executed very well, with extra effort spent in ensuring the player will have a good time. This isn't a game which you will get excited about - but in some ways it's even better than that. This is a game that you can get comfortable with, that will help you relax, and will make you look at platformers in a new way.

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