Candle: The Power Of The Flame
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God is a Geek
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.
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.
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.