The Lion's Song: The Full Season Reviews
I would have to nitpick to come up with anything else. I suppose The Lion's Song isn't what you'd traditionally call a "game," but it works as an engrossing experience that you're bound to relate to in one way or another. Its relatively cheap cost also makes it an easy pick for the mid-summer drought of games, though it does more than just exist as a cheap distraction.
The Lion's Song is an excellent point-and-click adventure game for those who enjoy narrative. It's not about fetching items or solving inventory puzzles in 20th-century Austria. Instead, it transports you back to a time fairly different from ours — but less so than you might think. The characters still experience anxiety and self-doubt, they search for the truth about themselves, they make certain compromises or changes to get what they want.
The Lion's Song is a beautiful narrative-focused game if you get passed the sluggish cursor and the slow character movement. Each episode contains its own beautiful story which are woven together to form a satisfying conclusion. Any fans of the art scene in the early 20th century or anyone hungry for a good narrative should definitely board the train on this one.
Similar to some of Telltale's adventure games, The Lion's Song lacks in many gameplay aspects but is mitigated by the fact that your narrative choices do matter.
The Lion's Song is a great point-and-click game that focuses mostly on the narrative. The choices you make in one chapter can not only impact the other chapters (both later and earlier chapters), but seeing all of these choices have connections to each other in the Gallery is a nice touch. With its unique art-style and use of music throughout the game, The Lion's Song was a great experience.
The Lion's Song is a game that leans hard on its storytelling and pulls it off in fine fashion.
The Lion's Song brings a point and click style adventure to the Nintendo Switch catalogue, which is unusual by itself. Thanks to its storytelling qualities (which are stunning), variety of characters and quality soundtrack, The Lion's Song stands out as an example of what can be done even with a relatively simple game.
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An emotional story that weaves big themes across its episodes, The Lion's Song is a poignant point-and-click adventure with excellent audio, a beautiful art style and great writing. The exploration of its subjects isn't muddied with obstinate riddles or ill-fitting mechanics and it's a satisfying, albeit brief, experience that is absolutely worthy of your time.
At once a love letter to classic point-and-click adventures and a beautiful, brave experiment in its own right, The Lion's Song revitalizes its genre.
The Lion's Song is an interesting title. More often than not I enjoyed it, but it's a short experience. I saw the end credits roll after just a few hours. In fairness, I've replayed a couple of episodes, but I can't help but feel this game is too short for the type of storytelling the developers are going for.
The Lion's Song is a masterclass in storytelling and a great fit for fans of portable Switch gaming, especially those looking for a narrative-driven experience.
A moving and earnest independent adventure game. My favorite thing I've played all year.
The Lion's Song makes one want to like it for what it's trying to do, but it's very dependant on taste.
If you love adventure games and have yet to play The Lion's Song then jump aboard as soon as possible.
All in all, The Lion's Song achieves what is intended at a very high level. It masterfully tells and blends three separate stories about culture, creativity, and social influence into a cohesive story to paint the picture of an early 20th century Vienna. It's a niche project that won't appeal to everyone, and it has a few pacing issues and an undesirable control method for an adventure, but it is a good game that knows its strengths and plays to them.
The Lion's Song is a fun journey through and through. While I did wish that it explored certain themes more, I can't be overly grumpy at the end result. It offers an engaging experience that instantly struck a chord with me. The presentation, choices and flow just feel incredibly well crafted by its developers.
This is a charming little interactive story that warms the heart even if it doesn't necessarily challenge the brain. If you like your games to be story driven with characters you'll end up caring about, this is a must-have.
It requires a bit of patience in those cumbersome moments in the middle, but it's well worth it for the beautiful art style, harrowing soundtrack, and truly creative take on the point-and-click genre.
The Lion's Song is a touching game that highlights individual's creative struggles and how they overcome these hurdles in their lives.
The Lion's Song is now out on Nintendo Switch and it is a must buy. This adventure game/visual novel release has a charming cast of character, an emotional set of stories and an interesting look, for a combination that will keep you engaged from start to finish. After playing this one, I look forward to seeing what