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Lucah: Born of a Dream

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

73%

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Game Information

Available on:PCAug 21, 2018

Developers: Syndicate Atomic, melessthanthree

Genres: Action, RPG

From independent art and games collective melessthanthree comes Lucah: Born of a Dream, an action-adventure game that blends elements of survival-horror, role-playing, and interactive-fiction to present a raw, unfiltered vision of wrath and sorrow.  Lucah, The Marked Child, is cursed to have their inner demons come to life anywhere they go. Using their magical powers, Lucah must traverse the hellish realm of their dreams, endure the nightmare onslaught, and lift the curse in a quest for Purification.  Master a deep combat system that blends ranged- and melee-based styles with rich progression and customization. Explore an atmospheric hellscape of repressed memories and unspeakable feelings. Lay waste to the Nightmares in a kinetic flurry of beautiful violence to seize your salvation. 

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Sterling hack-and-slash combat meets raw, fractured prose in one of gaming's most essential nightmares.

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We're aware that screenshots of Lucah: Born of a Dream really don't do the game justice. That aesthetic is going to put off some potential new players, but look past the purposefully jagged looks and there's something far more palatable beneath. With its slick and deep combat system and the unashamedly bleak nature of its allegorical story, Lucah uses its visuals to help bolster its unique identity and stand apart amid considerable RPG company on Nintendo Switch. Sure, it can be a little frustrating to navigate in places, but it's a small price to pay for the elements that shine bright elsewhere in the darkness.

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A breathtaking adventure that takes a grim and depressing story with highly engaging combat to create a hidden gem well worth experiencing.

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Lucah: Born of a Dream is a neon crash of allusive storytelling, deliberate top-down combat, and distressed, manic ambience. Its indirect means of expression risks losing the player in its internal contradictions—it's hysterical and tender, it's demanding and soothing—but tenacious pandemonium is also its objective. Lucah: Born of a Dream seeks an audience that can relate to its world without needing to make explicit sense of its features.

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