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Lamplight City

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Available on:PCSep 13, 2018

Developer: Grundislav Games

Publisher: Application Systems Heidelberg

Genre: Adventure

The Gateway to Vespuccia, the City of Air and Light, Lamplight City - the thriving port city of New Bretagne is a beacon of progress and industrial advancement in the New World. Yet beneath the promises of a shining 19th-century future, the city rests upon foundations of poverty, class struggle, and crime. For police detective turned private investigator Miles Fordham, Lamplight City's shadowy corners are just part of the territory. But with his former partner constantly speaking to him from beyond the grave, his grip on sanity is slowly loosening. Can Miles find justice for his clients and track down his partner's killer before his entire world comes apart? Lamplight City is a detective adventure set in an alternate steampunk-ish "Victorian" past. FEATURES Be the detective you want to be. But prepare to face the consequences.Investigate crime scenes, interrogate suspects, get information by any means necessary. Follow the law or make your own rules, but how you choose to act will affect people's attitudes towards you. Five cases to solve, with multiple suspects, false leads, and different outcomes.Never find yourself stuck in a dead-end situation. If the case becomes unsolvable, simply move on to the next one. The story will adapt based on your choices. Single click interface with no inventory.Gather clues and documents in your casebook for review. Item manipulation is handled via a context-sensitive cursor. A fictional city with four boroughs to explore, each with their own unique flavor.Players will visit each of these boroughs throughout the game, exploring themes such as class divide and the public's fear of emerging steam tech.

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Lamplight City is a detective adventure with a lot of good ideas, but it executes them with too light a touch.

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Lamplight City offers an intriguing set of mysteries and stands as a great throwback to titles like Monkey Island and Sierra's Gabriel Knight series. The cases aren't especially taxing, but the well-realized setting and characters add plenty of flavor and help the game feel like something more than the sum of its parts. Fans of classic adventure games should definitely give Lamplight City a look.

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Lamplight City is the rare detective game where the mysteries are challenging to solve and satisfying to do so.

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Lamplight City is a satisfying, point-and-click adventure, which tells a compelling detective story. While there are some issues that clearly take away from the overall experience, I was genuinely surprised by how much it gets right.

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