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Lydia is an important game, not just because it broaches an important subject matter, but for how it uses its art direction, music, and storytelling to highlight the issues it's bringing to our attention.
It’s one of the most emotionally impactful games to grace the Switch since its launch nearly three years ago.
I was impressed with the overall design of the game. In its short playtime, "Lydia" covers a fair amount of emotionally treacherous ground.
A sad but moving piece that will make you think for far longer than the time it takes to experience it.
Lydia is a small game, but it sends a bigger message that sometimes we need to step in and help the ones who can't speak for themselves. I highly recommend checking out this enthralling, interactive story about a little girl overcoming her giant "monster".
Short, sweet, and to the point, Lydia makes for a memorable and engaging hour of gameplay. Its story of abuse will prove uncomfortable, but a restrained hand ensures audiences never have to confront anything too visceral through gameplay. There isn't much in the way of replayability, but a well told story, plus an excellent visual style make Lydia a worthwhile play-through for anyone looking for something emotionally dense.
In general, Lydia is an interesting game with a well put together setting and an art style you probably won’t soon forget, but overall it’s just sort of a slightly underwhelming experience.
With this stimulating narrative, Lydia is a steady explorative adventure that will leave you speechless by the time you finish it. Its take on adult themes within a childish aesthetic feels familiar but it accomplishes enough to set it apart from other like-minded indie titles. It's a solid debut release by Platonic Partnership and leaves me intrigued to see what comes next from the Finnish studio.
Lydia, more than a game, is a narrative experience. It boasts a great artistic and sound section, but does not offer much more. It is no more than a curiosity if you do not 'click' with their story. Still, for the price it has, it can be an interesting thing to try.
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Lydia is a dark point and click adventure game about child abuse.