Lichtspeer Reviews

Lichtspeer is ranked in the 38th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2017

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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5 / 10
Oct 14, 2016

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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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2016

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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4 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2016

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

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Unscored
Sep 28, 2016

t’s very funny, very sharp, and most importantly, a lot of frenzied fun.

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85 / 100
Sep 29, 2016

Lichtspeer is nonsensical, bloody, and a joy to behold. It suffers from repetition, and stages that drag on a little too long, but is a worthy experience for those possessing the willpower to tackle this challenging title.

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Jun 20, 2018

If you don't mind dealing with a high level of difficulty, Lichtspeer may be the perfect game for you.

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65 / 100
Oct 4, 2016

At its best, Licthspeer is a frantic combination of a pulsating soundtrack and rhythmic spear throwing.

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6 / 10
Oct 1, 2016

Lichtspeer's saving grace is its exceedingly satisfying aim-and-throw gameplay. Simple and yet devilishly compelling, it's the one trick up the game's sleeve that'll keep you coming back for more, despite some very challenging sections and so-so bosses. Arcade gamers that are looking for something new will have a ball with the flinger's fast-paced action, but for most, this will likely only entertain for a short while. It's not the best arcade game around, then, but it's also by no means the wurst.

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8 / 10
Sep 27, 2016

Gut. Fantastisch. ÜBER. Lichtspeer is, as the devs claim, the best lightspear-tossing simulator I've played.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2016

Lichtspeer is a fun distraction from the current avalanche of triple-A fall titles; one that you will be able to dip in and out of as you please, thanks to its simplistic gameplay and control mechanics. Never demanding a huge investment from the player, but rewarding them if they put the time in.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2016

Lichtspeer won’t have the mass appeal of the AAA games coming out this Fall, but it is more than worthy of your time. With a fun and over the top aesthetic mixed with simplistic game design, Lichtspeer is pure arcade bliss with all the hooks I’ve been looking for in an indie title.

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3.5 / 5.0
Sep 27, 2016

Describing its world as an “ancient German future,” Lichtspeer is filled with amusing overtones, and the enemies themselves are often ridiculous and fun. Whether it’s viking penguins aboard longships or blue-skinned giants in sunglasses, there’s a comical feel to the whole thing that helps keep it entertaining.

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Sep 15, 2017

Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition offers up addicting and challenging platforming, as well as a truly fantastic soundtrack.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2016

Lichtspeer is based around a very simple premise; throw spears at enemies to kill them. While the gameplay stays consistent throughout, the variety of different enemies and situations thrown at the player gives the game a surprising amount of depth, even if some levels seem unimaginative and/or repetitive.

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DarkZero
Top Critic
8 / 10
Oct 13, 2016

It puts fun above all else and I loved it.

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NZGamer
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2016

There’s a certain appeal in difficult games, but they have to be designed just right if they want to be compellingly hard rather than frustrating. Early on, Lichtspeer gets that balance just right, but later all that design sense goes out the window in favour of just becoming unfair. The first few levels are marked by a need to give it just one more try; coupled with how fantastic the game looks and feels, that made it utterly compelling. Later on, though, it just becomes an ordeal – one that, evidently, very few people have bothered to see through.

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4 / 5.0
Oct 27, 2016

The difficulty in the later levels may be a turnoff for some, but that aside, Lichtspeer is highly enjoyable, action packed and a perfect blend of old-school action and new-school design.

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Digitally Downloaded
Harvard L
Top Critic
Apr 25, 2017

There's value in the art, the style, the writing and the magic when it all comes together. As much as I enjoyed all that, however, I can't say that this is a game which plays well.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2016

Almost everything from the plot to the enemies to the presentation embraces the oddness of Lichtspeer, all they do so in a way that's not obnoxious. The game doesn't shy away from trying to challenge you from the outset, but it does so in a way that feels completely fair, even when dying seems like a constant thing. Most importantly, Lichtspeer is a fun experience that will stick with you, and it has the potential to draw you back in again, long after you've beaten it.

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