Metropolis: Lux Obscura
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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.
Metropolis: Lux Obscura combines boring gameplay with a story that genuinely feels both racist and sexist. It's not a great combination.
Although it's easy to blaze through, Metropolis is a pretty enjoyable match-3. It has an enjoyable story, and you can replay it for the alternate endings, or just to listen to the soundtrack.
Let it be said as simply as possible: please do not buy this. Please, please, please, please! If ever the urge arises to purchase this game, light a fire, take out twenty dollars, and throw it right into the flame.
Short game with noir atmosphere, motion comic, match 3 puzzle fights and really poor story worth few bucks.
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How graphic? Well, Lockheart might want to think about manscaping. I will say I've never played a game like Metropolis: Lux Obscura and I'm glad I did, but I think it has narrow appeal. If you like Sin City, it's worth a look.
Even if you don't care about the poor storytelling and juvenile understanding of the noir genre, Metropolis is still a supremely bland and uninteresting match-3 game; one that doesn't integrate the gameplay and narrative together in a particularly interesting way and yet somehow also wants people to play it four times to experience all the endings.
The tough man's Match-3 puzzler, Metropolis: Lux Obscura, is simply not worth anyone's time, because, underneath the dark and sexy comic book art style, lies a lame excuse for a story, and equally lame excuse for a game - and, no, the low price, as well as the undressed, busty ladies, can't save this.
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.
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?