Metropolis: Lux Obscura
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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.
At £7.19, Metropolis: Lux Obscura is affordable enough to land a quick fix should you desperately need one, although in comparison to the average mobile match-three puzzler it stands highly overpriced.
Short game with noir atmosphere, motion comic, match 3 puzzle fights and really poor story worth few bucks.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
This match 3 game bases its story and style on Sin City. Gameplay is too random though and the game may be too difficult or too easy from the get-go. It's cheap and can be fun, but you can't expect anything from it.
Review in Polish | Read full review
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?
Metropolis: Lux Obscura combines boring gameplay with a story that genuinely feels both racist and sexist. It's not a great combination.
While the recipe is different with its noir-style comic storytelling, Metropolis: Lux Obscura is just a simple Match 3 that ends quite fast. For the price asked, I can't really recommend this game.
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.
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.
Match-3 is fun. Try it out for that. The art presented here is also nice and enjoyable for fans of comics. Just be sure to put up with boring characters, throwaway lines and the occasional bugs with your short hours on it.