Candle: The Power Of The Flame

Merge Games

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
70
Top Critic Average
23%
Critics Recommend
Based on 13 critic reviews
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Candle: The Power Of The Flame

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

23%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jul 25, 2018
Xbox OneJul 25, 2018
Nintendo SwitchJul 26, 2018

Publisher: Merge Games

Genres: Puzzle, Adventure

Candle is an adventure with challenging puzzles. Play as Teku, a young novice on a dangerous journey to rescue his tribe's shaman from the evil tribe of the Wakcha. But the way is littered with sinister traps and difficult obstacles. To master these challenges, you need to have keen eyes and a good sense for your environment, or your next step may be your last.

But Teku has a special gift: his left hand is a candle. Let it be a bright beacon to drive off your enemies or to shed light on dark places.

Gorgeous hand-painted watercolor visuals give Candle that special flair, as all backgrounds and characters have been carefully drawn and then scanned, picture after picture. The game consistently feels like a living painting.

Where to Buy

Amazon

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God is a Geek

7 / 10.0
Nicola Ardron

A beautifully drawn adventure told by an extremely talented voice actor that suffers a little from its own style.

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ZTGD

6.5 / 10.0
ZTGD

Candle: The Power of the Flame is a beautiful game with a charming and emotionally resonant story.

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TrueAchievements

Rebecca Smith

Candle: The Power of the Flame took a while to come to consoles but it was definitely worth the wait.

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Nintendo Life

7 / 10
Nintendo Life

Switch owners that are longing for a slower, more methodical approach to 2D puzzle platforming will want to give Candle: The Power Of The Flame a spin - even more so if they're seeking a tough challenge that's stacked to the rafters with whimsical charm and a striking art style. The title may well be home to some clunky controls and ferocious difficulty spikes from the moment you take control of Teku, but the immense sense of achievement married with what feels more like a piece of art than a video more than makes up for its shortfalls.

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