Ember

Rating Summary

Based on 14 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

21%

Critics Recommend

Based on 14 critic reviews
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6 / 10
Jan 24, 2020

f its numerous areas didn't feel quite so empty, if it had some more variety to its quests and one or two secret areas to discover as you explored its world it would be much easier to recommend, but, as it stands, this one is an inexpensive but pretty generic experience that won't sit long in your memory once you put it down.

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ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Sep 8, 2016
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RPG Fan

Top Critic

67%
Dec 11, 2016

Ember is a great gateway game for newcomers to the genre, but not for anyone looking for a game with actual substance.

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3.9 / 5.0
Nov 1, 2016

It’s a fully packed game that deserves to see some DLC or maybe an Ember 2. It’s a good jaunt for those old school gaming funs that love their sword and sorcery with combat, crafting and cool items and skills.

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5 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2016

Ember is just a flickering spark slowly dying out in the wind; the good ideas put into the game are buried under questionable and derivative design choices.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2016

Ember offers a fun RPG experience from a rising indie developer reminiscent of classical games of the genre. Technical flaws and over-simplified mechanics mar an otherwise quality experience.

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Jan 24, 2020

I will forget about having Ember on my Switch within a few months of having being done with it now, I suspect.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2016

In the end, Ember is a good RPG that caters more to genre beginners than veterans. The trimming of the traits and the abolishment of classes makes it easier for some players to concentrate on the gameplay instead of character and party micromanagement. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as everything from the gameplay to the story is rather solid despite not really doing anything to stand out from the crowd. Some will argue that making more PC-specific changes, such as familiar mouse controls and more graphical options, would've made the game better, but for the most part, it remains a solid game at a good price. As long as you aren't expecting this to be the next great RPG masterpiece, fans who aren't too deep into the genre should give Ember a shot.

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Sep 22, 2016

Ember is a fun little game, which sits nicely on mobile to help while away long commutes without pop-ups asking for you to spend money on in-app purchases every few minutes.

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Mixed
Feb 5, 2020

Ember is about as old school RPG as can be, it has touches of most of the elements of RPG though on a smaller scale and not as in-depth. For a player that has never played an RPG it would be a good introduction game for them. However what I have written above would only be recommended if Ember had received an update as in its present performance state of shutting down and stuttering during play I can’t recommend it to anyone. I’d be disappointed if I had bought Ember with the way it preforms at the moment.

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