Candle: The Power Of The Flame
Candle: The Power of the Flame is a graphic adventure with a great artistic impact, supported by a sound section at the height of the circumstances and finished off by a very well done dubbing. In spite of some small problems with the control, the set is a highly recommended game, both for beginners in the genre and for those fans of it.
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With a brilliant and striking graphical style, Candle will surely get noticed on the crowded Switch eShop storefront. The story and controls hold it back from becoming something truly inspiring and the challenge will no doubt be too high for some. It’s definitely worth considering!
Merge Games and Teku Studios has created some kind of masterpiece here, both visually and enigmatically. Their use of tribal storytelling is charming and the elements that put together the puzzles are well thought out. I wouldn't necessarily call this an amateurs puzzle game meant for children, as there are many components that require abstract thinking to progress, but for the experienced puzzler, there is a lot to love in Candle: The Power of the Flame.
Despite some obtuse solutions, regular backtracking and inconsistency, Candle – The Power of the Flame has a tight weave of puzzles which are reminiscent of those found in gaming classics like Flashback and Monkey Island. It’ll pay dividends to those with the patience and mental fortitude to stick it out, push through the frustrations (and resist finding a guide online) with an abundance of rewarding “Ah, THAT’s how you do it” moments.
It's a mature title that occasionally confuses itself, guidance, gameplay mechanics and the story sometimes feel a little awkward, but overall it's still very much worth considering.