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  • Summary: [Downloadable Game] From the team that re-imagined The Secret of Monkey Island, comes Lucidity, an addictive puzzle platformer set in the surreal childlike dreamscapes of the little girl Sofi. In this challenging puzzler, keep Sofi safe as she drifts deeper into the strange new world of her dreams. Featuring stunning hand-illustrated visuals, a spellbinding original score and unique puzzle platformer gameplay, Lucidity challenges your wits, tests your reflexes, and mesmerizes your senses. A surreal fantasy: Take a trip into the surreal childlike dreamscapes of Sofi, a little girl filled with a persistent desire to explore new worlds and overcome all obstacles in her way. As she drifts into a vivid dream world where, beckoned by the kind words of her grandmother, she learns to overcome her fears, test your skills in this addictive puzzle platformer where through quick reactions and placement of unique puzzle pieces, you must create a path to help Sofi traverse safely through 27 visually stunning, hand-illustrated dreamscapes. Mesmerizing dreamscapes: Like a children's storybook come to life, get lost in mesmerizing dreamscapes detailed with beautiful hand-drawn contemporary art. Addictive puzzle-platformer gameplay: Skillfully place unique puzzle pieces designed to propel Sofi to and from suspended platforms, or over and under obstacles, in an effort to maintain her state of perpetual motion. [LucasArts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. A nice puzzle/adventure based on struggle and sadness, able to grab the player in a beautiful world made of paper and shadows. LucasArts has created a deep gameplay system evolving the Lemmings formula and linking it to a Tetris touch. Try it and you'll experience few hours of intense pleasure.
  2. Lemmings-like, easy to play platformer with a cheerful music score takes you to the dreamy world of creativity. Frustration comes sometimes with randomly generated game objects luckily not very often. [Issue#187]
  3. It refreshes with its purity of purpose and ambition, even if, as a mechanising of the grieving process, it’s a game few will wish to return to once completed.
  4. Lucidity has stiff commands and some of the levels seems drawn at random, but it has a fantastic visual style.
  5. With a beautiful, dream-like style Lucidity grabs you almost instantly. But while playing it slowly loses its grip. The concept knows too many flaws and irritations to keep you fascinated and the story is too minimal to provide a counterbalance.
  6. This visually enchanting game tries to whisk you away to a young girl's dreams, but the often frustrating gameplay makes for a rude awakening.
  7. It's immediately obvious that a great labor was undertaken to create and maintain the art style throughout, but it's marred immediately by lazy game design that neither finds any synergy with the art nor shows any pride in the product.

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  1. JesseI
    Dec 23, 2009
    Stylistically this game looked fantastic, sporting a beautiful storybook art brought to motion in what looked like a nice, intriguing game that I hoped would be as good as Braid or Machinarium. Only after I wasted $10 on the game did I realize that the game itself is frustrating and boring. The point of the game is to put puzzle pieces before Sofi's path to keep her safe from falling to her death or various monsters. This quickly became difficult, which is normally not a problem for me until I realize that I have to go all the way back from the beginning of the map to start over. I believe this game was simply attempting to ride on the success of Braid as an Indie game but failed horribly. Please do not waste your money on this. Collapse