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Metropolis: Lux Obscura

Rating Summary

Based on 19 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

47

Top Critic Average

5%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Apr 4, 2018
PCOct 11, 2017
PlayStation VitaApr 4, 2018
Nintendo SwitchApr 4, 2018

Developer: Ktulhu Solutions

Genres: Interactive Story, Puzzle

Metropolis Lux Obscura is a unique game with a film noir atmosphere, seductive wanton women, and dirty dangerous secrets. Gameplay is based on a motion comic with a non-linear plot mixed with MATCH3 puzzle fights. This city is rotten to the core. You can’t even tell night from day in this hell where big money runs everything. And the best way to prove you’re right is with brute force. Jon Lockhart walked through the prison gates a free man, after spending years imprisoned as the supposed murderer of an old friend. He returned once more to the city where it all started intent on figuring out who it was that framed him for the murder and make them pay in blood for the crime. It'd take some work with the key witness dead, but that just meant he'd have to flush out every rat from hiding. Old friends and new enemies. Search for the truth, for loyalty and sanity - but all you can find here is redemption, betrayal and death. Welcome to Metropolis.

Metropolis: Lux Obscura Critic Reviews

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Metropolis: Lux Obscura is another entry in the crowded Match 3 market, albeit one with a decadent coating of sleaze and brutality. Fans of the genre will have a fun time while it lasts, but anyone disinterested in such games will find nothing new here. Though it certainly isn't without its merits, namely in its great art, branching pathways and low price, Metropolis suffers due to its unoriginality and short lifespan, which may be enough for some to give this otherwise interesting release the hard goodbye.

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Metropolis: Lux Obscura combines boring gameplay with a story that genuinely feels both racist and sexist. It's not a great combination.

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Ceidz
7 / 10
PS4Blog.net

If you want a match-three puzzle game on PlayStation, then the gameplay of Metropolis: Lux Obscura might scratch that itch. Its noir theme is interesting, but the mature content for this one might not be for everyone. For the asking price, being able to add a new Platinum trophy in around four hours is definitely nice, right?

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Metropolis is a fine game for its low asking price. I found myself enjoying it more than I expected to, replaying it each time with a completely different set of abilities and genuinely curious about the ending I'd be getting. The battles themselves were quick and entertaining and the comic-book style is lovely to look at. Despite its small flaws, it's definitely worth checking out.

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