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Lichtspeer

Rating Summary

Based on 25 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

42%

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Based on 25 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 27, 2016
PCSep 27, 2016

Developer: Lichthund

Genre: Arcade

LICHTSPEER is an action arcade lightspear-throwing simulator based in ancient Germanic future. In a land filled with Penguin Vikings, Wurst Zombies, and Hipster Ice Giants, survival is an art. Fortunately, an ancient champion with an elegant weapon has been summoned to please the gods and restore balance to the universe. Grab your lightspear, become a Germonaut and traverse through lands straight out of Germanic myths. Survive with style and expand your powers to fight for the glory and amusement of the almighty gods. AIM. SHOOT. KILL. DIE. THE LICHTGODS DEMAND IT. This is LICHTSPEER.
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Lichtspeer - Reveal Trailer | PS4, PS Vita

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In a way, it's refreshing to get a game that knows exactly what it wants to do, executes on that idea, but doesn't overstay its welcome. The central mechanic of precision projectile motion is unique, and Lichtspeer plays with the formula enough to keep the experience fresh right up until the end.

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Lichtspeer is a videogame that lacks the synergy between its different aspects, making it a mere arcade game. This videogame is entertaining, but it needs a style of its own in order to trascend.

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It is a shame as the rest of the game has had a lot of care put into it. The music by Marcin Sonnenberg is excellent, the ancient Germanic future to the game is a decent angle for some humour, but it ultimately fails to maintain interest due to monotonous gameplay. This is a rare case where the game’s presentation outpaces its gameplay, leaving behind a creative and briefly entertaining, yet inexplicably dull game. Certainly good for passing time, but there are countless similar games on mobile devices for a fraction of the price.

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Despite some great presentation, Lichtspeer is simply an unfair experience that never feels rewarding or fun.

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