Sparklite

Rating Summary

Based on 43 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

56%

Critics Recommend

Based on 43 critic reviews
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6 / 10
Nov 20, 2019

Sparklite's constant earthquakes make for a roguelike full of variety and challenge, but that doesn't last forever.

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Nov 15, 2019

Sparklite is a painfully static game that can’t overcome its inspirations or its ambitions. Whether you’re looking for a retro throwback, a new obsession, or something in-between, there are far better options than this sleepy clunker.

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6 / 10
Dec 3, 2019

There's much to love about Sparklite, and it's clearly been a passion project for the small development team, but my overall experience was a frustrating one. It's hamstrung by its half-formed and unnecessarily repetitive roguelite structure that undermines the positives of the aesthetic and challenging boss fights. A good roguelite gets better and more complex with repetition, but Sparklite just increasingly overstays its welcome.

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8 / 10
Nov 14, 2019

Sparklite is an impressive outing from mobile developer Red Blue Games. It’s visuals and core mechanics harken back to classic action-adventure titles. At the same time, cleverly designed and well defined systems provide for something fresh and exciting.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2019

A charming Zelda-esque Roguelike with a compelling assortment of permanent upgrades. A few technical issues do detract from the experience, but the beautiful world of Sparklite is well worth exploring.

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8 / 10
Nov 21, 2019

Put simply, Sparklite is best enjoyed as a single player experience, and to that end, it excels.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2019

Sparklite is a fun title that is born from a wealth of classic influences. However, it may test the patience of players in the latter half of the game due to it's procedurally generated world and crazy difficulty spikes that force you to grind as much as possible just to give yourself the smallest of advantages.

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70 / 100
Nov 14, 2019

It’s okay. It’s fine. Its art is beautiful and its music wondrous, but somehow it’s missing its own magic. So if you have nothing going on, and it seems your jam, give it a go. It’s totally fine. Personally, I need something a bit more than okay these days.

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7 / 10
Nov 14, 2019

Sparklite is overflowing with charm, and it is an absolute delight to explore the constantly shifting land of Geodia. While shallow gameplay, a lack of narrative complexity, and a few frustratingly random boss battles hold it back from "must-play" status, there's definitely something here for old-school Zelda and rogue-lite fans alike.

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8 / 10
Dec 5, 2019

This roguelite work with clear Zelda influences is certain to keep players concentrated on its marvelous and colourful game world and motivating gameplay, while the outstanding soundtrack does a great job at pleasing the ears. Anyone who enjoys exploring new worlds, catching items and some combat action will have all the reasons to get their hands on Sparklite.

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