Candle: The Power Of The Flame
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A beautifully drawn adventure told by an extremely talented voice actor that suffers a little from its own style.
Candle: The Power of the Flame is a beautiful game with a charming and emotionally resonant story.
Candle: The Power of the Flame took a while to come to consoles but it was definitely worth the wait.
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.
Candle: The Power of the Flame is an interesting title that almost looks like an old-school point-and-click adventure game, but its mix of platforming and exploration make for a deeper if flawed experience.
Once it is all over though, you won't really feel a desire to return. The experience is an uneven one, but it balances just enough on the right side.
Gorgeously made, challenging in every way, Candle is a game that shines brighter than you'd expect.
The beauty of the world depicted within Candle: The Power of the Flame is immediately apparent, as it comes alive through striking design, superb musical direction, and memorable characters. Numerous design issues soon become apparent, yet regardless of this, dedicated fans of the adventure genre would be wise to give this one a look, albeit a cursory one as it requires patience and persistence.
Beautiful and challenging adventure with clumsy platforming and hidden solutions for puzzles.
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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.