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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. A Lemmings clone that focuses on style at the expense of substance. Still fun and captivating, but too limited in the gameplay department. [Dec 2009]
  2. The game is easy enough for the casual player to jump right into, difficult enough to keep the gaming vets interest, and stylish enough to have both glued to their sets.
  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. 63
    There is a lot to like here, from a children's storybook art style to a unique take on 2D platformers. But the pieces don't come together to create an engaging experience that keeps you coming back.
  5. There's a lot of replay value, but it's ridiculously frustrating to get through this game the first time.
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. bobsmith
    Oct 8, 2009
    10
    great art style! Game play, story and character is unique too! Glad LucasArts is doing great stuff and getting back to their roots.
  2. bleunt
    Oct 7, 2009
    8
    I love it! It's a mixture of World of Goo, Braid, Lemmings and storybooks for children. The only problem I have is the Xbox 360 controller, and I would urge anyone who has a PC to play it with a mouse instead. The 360 controls work, and they won't ruin the great game experiance at all, but a mouse is smoother for this type of gameplay. Or just wait, and hope for it to land on the Wii. But as it is, I have to love it anyway. Great job! Expand
  3. JasonG
    Oct 8, 2009
    8
    A very enjoyable, beautiful and engrossing game, despite it's flaws. For fans of games like Lemmings, Mario Vs Donkey Kong, Kirby's Canvas Curse and such. The gameplay is a strong mix of puzzler/platformer. But were it excels the most is the storybook style visuals and dreamscape tunes. Collapse
  4. JohnF.
    Oct 11, 2009
    7
    This is a game that fans will probably like better than critics. It wants to be great and comes pretty darn close at times, but some gameplay frustrations hold it back. It sometimes feels as if your survival depends too much on luck. Still, this is a very pretty game with a very good soundtrack, cool artwork and a unique storybook feel. It's short, but it is worth picking up if you are looking for a quickie game to pass a few hours of your time. Expand
  5. RyanK
    Oct 12, 2009
    2
    I bought this game determined to like it because of the visual style and to support a developer trying something different. Bad move. At first you'll be wishing the game had a fast forward button as Sofi trudges along, by a dozen levels in the game has you hopping madly across scattered floating blocks over top of a pit of death while giving you completely random and oh-so-often useless tools to work with. Absolute frustration and buyers remorse quickly followed. A truly terribly designed game. Expand

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