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  • Summary: Move onwards, move upwards, and leave nothing behind.
    Bonfire Peaks is a puzzle game about closure, by Corey Martin and published as well as co-produced by Draknek, creator of A Monster’s Expedition and Cosmic Express. Navigate expertly designed puzzles in a breathtakingly lovely
    Move onwards, move upwards, and leave nothing behind.
    Bonfire Peaks is a puzzle game about closure, by Corey Martin and published as well as co-produced by Draknek, creator of A Monster’s Expedition and Cosmic Express. Navigate expertly designed puzzles in a breathtakingly lovely voxel-based world. Filler content has been burned away to create a perfectly fine-tuned experience, filled with richly rewarding challenges and surprising new mechanics that’ll keep sparking your interest right through to the end.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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  1. Edge Magazine
    Oct 9, 2021
    90
    The feeling of achievement and closure as the credits roll on this wonderful, soulful game is every bit as keen as the time we looked out from the summit of Celeste Mountain. [Issue#364, p.120]
  2. Oct 7, 2021
    80
    This is a clever puzzle game that constantly reinvents itself to tell us a profound story throughout its mechanics.
  3. Oct 8, 2021
    79
    An atmospheric world with deep, absorbing puzzles, Bonfire Peaks is thoughtful and charming—but without establishing its tricks, it risks leaving less fluent puzzlers behind.
  4. Oct 15, 2021
    75
    Bonfire Peaks tries a little too hard to make relatively simple concepts seem deep and meaningful. The narrative of the unknown man is too laconic to be engaging in the long run. The gameplay, while delivering brilliant moments of discovery and achievement, is too repetitive. The two only connect in a meaningful way because of their lack of complexity. The game does have atmosphere and it’s clear that Corey Martin has designed every element of the experience to generate and sustain it. And whether you find that effort successful will depend a lot on personal preference. Give Bonfire Peaks a try, play for a few hours and find out whether this particular mix of puzzle and atmosphere appeals.
  5. Oct 20, 2021
    75
    Bonfire Peaks is an experience with an important underlying message but some shortcomings in game design make the game heavier than it could have been.
  6. Dec 29, 2021
    75
    A pleasant and complete experience, capable of satisfying fans of old-fashioned puzzle games, perhaps at the risk of leaving others by the wayside.
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  1. Nov 25, 2021
    10
    Great puzzle game. Quantity and quality well balanced great OST and beautiful voxel art. First :)