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The Lion's Song: Episode 1 - Silence

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Based on 4 critic reviews
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73

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Game Information

Available on:PCJul 7, 2016

Developer: Mi'pu'mi Games

Genre: Interactive Story

The Lion's Song: Episode 1 – Silence tells the story of Wilma, a talented young musician student. Wilma’s talent was discovered by Arthur Caban, a wealthy university professor, who invited her to Vienna. Arthur is profoundly convinced Wilma is going to play a major part in the future of modern music. Since Wilma is fighting writer’s block trying to finish her career defining composition, Arthur sends her to a solitary alpine cabin to recover her inspiration and muse. Will Wilma be able to finish her breakthrough composition in this small cabin, surrounded by high mountains and stormy weather? In her creative crisis Wilma suddenly has an unexpected encounter. The choices players make in this episode will have a direct impact on the storylines of all episodes and ultimately determine if the protagonists find the success they are working for.
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Reviews

While a brief running time results in less emotional investment than its developers probably intended, The Lion’s Song: Episode 1 – Silence is still a novel diversion for adventure game fans that costs nothing to try out.

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It is tough to get a real feel for the way that The Lion’s Song will continue to play out through only one episode, but Silence still serves as a great introductory chapter. The look and gameplay are firmly rooted in the retro style common for its genre, but it is backed with an artful writing style that captures the essence of the creative process well.

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The Lion's Song: Episode 1 - Silence is poignant and beautiful, although extremely short and linear. The growing friendship between two strangers separated by hundreds of miles in the early age of the phone is compelling, and the musical elements offer a unique flavour to the narrative. While quite short and not especially mechanically deep, it's still an emotional experience well worth the time it takes.

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All things considered, The Lion’s Song debut episode isn’t bad, just lacking. I’m hopeful that the next episodes will be a bit more interesting, and I would certainly be willing to give the next one a try once it releases on Steam.

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