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  • Summary: A note from 'Synthesis Futuristics' suggests that you are part of a scientific study, and the procedure may have left you feeling disorientated and with short term memory loss. Further investigation of your surroundings reveals the existence of a mysterious 'Project Light' and leads you to the conclusion that all is not well. You must search for the answers that will help you piece together the fragmented memories of your past.

    Featuring stylised graphics and a compelling soundtrack' Light is a minimalist stealth infiltration game with a strong narrative that drives the action.

    Use stealth skills to sneak past guards and avoid the gaze of on looking cameras, as you search the environment for the intel that will help you piece together the events of your past.

    Opponents can be killed or stunned; and their bodies dragged out of the way to a safe hiding place. Bodies left in plain sight will attract attention and alert security, making your task even harder!

    You'll find yourself hacking computers and security systems in a bid to locate the vital intelligence that will reveal the motive behind the sinister 'Project Light'.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Jul 14, 2014
    80
    Simply put, Light is just a joy to play and experience.
  2. 80
    Light appears to stick with the bare minimum at first glance, but the slick presentation, stylized visuals and memorable music come together to create a fun and pure stealth action game.
  3. Jul 16, 2014
    60
    Light has great ideas but fails to use them in any meaningful way or make any lasting impression - it's like the setup to a great game that never comes. Shame.
  4. Jul 16, 2014
    50
    Light is a good game, but it is too short and doesn't last more than an hour.
  5. Jul 21, 2014
    50
    After a promising start, Light's simplistic take on stealth quickly plateaus and then abruptly stops, falling well short of its potential.
  6. Jul 16, 2014
    50
    Light reaches for greatness, but ends up merely serviceable; nothing breaks or falls apart within its mechanically sound design, but nothing inspires the game to step out from the shadows of better games.
  7. Jul 17, 2014
    30
    Light should be better than it is, but it was doomed from the start. Very few great stories have come from such an uninspired setting, and hiding all empathy and humanity behind a haughty desire for a slick minimalism doesn't help.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Jul 22, 2014
    6
    The game itself is okay, very simplistic, has it's moment, and a little fun, the problem is that the game is incredibly short, (finished it in less then a hour.) and very over priced, for such a game; 5$ tops not 13$. Expand
  2. Jul 19, 2014
    3
    I bought this game expecting a minimalist experience, and fair enough, that is what I got. What I didn't expect was that within an hour after starting the game up for the first time, I had already beaten it. The stealth aspect of the game becomes completely irrelevant as there is little to no penalty (other than a high score penalty but who cares?) for killing guards. Considering it is the quickest way to progress, the game actually sorta encourages you to kill guards anyway.

    Cool premise for a tablet or phone platform, with beautiful visuals and a great soundtrack, but with such a large price tag attached to it there is just no way I could justify buying it.
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  3. Jul 15, 2014
    2
    This game will last you less than an hour, which wouldn't be a problem if that hour wasn't a crushingly dull one being told an eye-rollingly clumsy and unconvincing story through an aggressively mediocre gameplay experience.

    You think the trailer and premise shows promise? None of that promise is realised.

    The soundtrack is pretty good, at least.
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