Lacuna is a wonderfully tense hard-boiled story set in a gorgeous jazzpunk future. Its mysteries will make you work for the answers, and will even let you fail, but either way the payoff is a sense of accomplishment that few other narrative puzzlers provide.
Lacuna is undoubtedly a candidate for one of the best indie of the year. With a very elaborate and clever script, memorable characters, several political extensions, intrigues, and many ethical questions, it will remain etched in your memory for a long time.
10 out of 10!
Just finished the game with an open mouth. The story is shocking, the game has no saves or loads which makes your mistakes very hurt.
Its a living movie when you take the first seat and decide what will happen next.
Thank you developers!
It’s rare that a game fully explores the weight of choice and consequence, but it’s even rarer that a debut game does it so well. Lacuna is that game: an intricately crafted, perfectly paced and engrossing experience that places the story front and centre. Players will be on the edge of their seats, pouring over every detail and—quite literally—reflecting on the choices that led them there.
It doesn't take a gumshoe to tell that Lacuna is a stellar, noir-inspired adventure, that is absolutely worth investigating further. Other than a few quality of life tweaks, it's hard to find much wrong with this narrative-driven hunt and click. Be sure not to let this suspect slip through your fingers.
There are some reviews that are hard to write because the game is just fine, and then there are some that just pour out of you because you can’t help but think of all the things it does well. Lacuna is well and truly the latter, with every small piece pulling together to create a really great detective game ripe for the picking.
Lacuna is a wonderful indie detective game in which you have to solve the murder of a politician. The graphics are really nice, as are the atmosphere and the sound. There’s a lot of great twists and turns regarding the story, resulting in several different outcomes, depending on the player’s choices. Overall a clear recommendation.
(English below) Ein sehr schönes Detektivspiel mit einer wirklich guten Story. Die Rätsel haben mir Spaß gemacht und erforderten mit jedem Mal mehr Nachdenken. Es gibt mehrere Enden, die von den Entscheidungen und den Rätseln (richtig oder falsch gelöst) abhängen. Mit der Tastatursteuerung kam ich gut zurecht, alternativ kann man auch mit Controller spielen.
A very nice detective game with a great story. The cases were fun to me and they needed more thinking each time. There are different endings which depend on the player's choices and on the cases (whether they were solved correctly or not). I had no struggles with the keyboard controls but the game also has controller support.
Man hat viel versprochen aber nicht viel gehalten. Die Demo war ein richtiger positiver Trigger.
Dann holt man sich die Vollversion und bekommt langweilige Rätsel vorgesetzt.
Das schlimmste ist die Steuerung. Man quält sich mit der Tastatur rum und hat kein Controllersupport.
Die Ermittlungen machen Spaß aber sie sind halt schnell langweilig.
A lot was promised but not kept very much. The demo was a real positive trigger.
Then you get the full version and are presented with boring puzzles.
The worst part is the controls. You struggle with the keyboard and have no controller support.
Investigations are fun, but they get boring quickly.
No es gran cosa. Puedo darle un 4 por el arte aunque rudemintario, no destaca en nada. Historia pobre y resultados previsibles; para colmo NO ESTÁ EN ESPAÑOL, y se ve que a este estudio les interesa más el inglés, alemán, Chino simplificado, Japonés, Ruso y Coreano. Pues, va a ser que se equivocan!
Fairly enjoyable, but lacking in comparison to other PC puzzle games. Lovely pixel art, music and voice acting, but let down by simple puzzles that boil down to running another a set path, talking to one or two people, interacting with a small number or interactive elements, and then answering one or more questions. The story had potential but didn't have enough peaks throughout the game to be truly gripping or exciting. Worth playing for puzzle game and detective noir fans if they are looking for another game in the genre to try, but for everybody else, there are better games available.
SummaryA murder. A hack. A bombing. All it takes to plunge the solar system into war – unless you do something about it. Help CDI agent Neil Conrad make a string of increasingly difficult decisions in this modern dialog-driven adventure set in a gorgeous 2D sci-fi noir universe.