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Candleman

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

75%

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Based on 16 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Xbox OneJan 31, 2017

Developer: E-Home Development

Genres: Puzzle, Platformer

Candleman is a distinctive action adventure story entwined with low-light gameplay. Acting as a little candle who can burn for only 10 seconds, venture through an unsettling darkness with challenging levels and a smooth difficulty curve. Struggle to overcome obstacles based on the mechanics of light and shadow, explore a wide range of enchanted environments, and unveil hidden treasure as you seek the distant light.
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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

It’s not the fact that you’re controlling a perambulatory candle that’s the oddest thing about this game, but that its story is so oddly affecting despite its absurdity.

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That's the unpredictable allure to Candleman. Its obvious hook is in its unique mechanic, but that's not enough to carry it to the conclusion. Then, there's a Rudy-like emotional investment that takes over when everything stops revolving around gameplay. Fittingly, Candleman burns out prematurely. But, that doesn't mean that it stops shining.

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A platformer that makes great use of shadows and light. You'll get emotionally attached to the candle as he burns through some lovely environments and tough platforming, but the ending is a bit of a damp squib.

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This adorable atmospheric puzzle platformer is a gentle title that's full of charm

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