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  • Summary: A steampunk-ish detective adventure from the creator of A Golden Wake and Shardlight. Can private investigator Miles Fordham find justice for his clients and track down his partner's killer before his entire world comes apart?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Sep 18, 2018
    90
    Do you want to feel like a detective? Do other games keep giving you ‘all-seeing vision’? Do you wish you could actually solve problems on your own (more-or-less)? Look no further.
  2. Sep 25, 2018
    86
    In sum, Lamplight City is a bit of a departure from a typical point and click adventure, but it more than holds its own. While a little bit light in terms of gameplay and difficulty, it’s well compensated for with good characters, stories, multiple endings per mystery, and a fine presentation. Any fan of the genre or a good mystery should give this a serious look.
  3. Sep 18, 2018
    85
    Lamplight City is the rare detective game where the mysteries are challenging to solve and satisfying to do so. While the world-building often doesn’t stand up if you peel back the initial layers and there are frustrating elements to the way cases stack against each other, I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the world of New Bretagne and the mysteries inside of it. The game handled sensitive topics with real care and integrated them seamlessly into the story of Miles Fordham.
  4. Sep 16, 2018
    70
    Lamplight City is a satisfying, point-and-click adventure, which tells a compelling detective story. While there are some issues that clearly take away from the overall experience, I was genuinely surprised by how much it gets right.
  5. Dec 13, 2018
    70
    In Lamplight City, you aren't led around from room to room, clickity-clicking your way to success. For the most part, logic and reason are at play. Brush up on those skills, and you will find your way. Take your time, enjoy the well-themed music and ambiance, enjoy the story, solve the crimes, and for goodness' sake, listen to Bill.
  6. Sep 17, 2018
    60
    With stunning visuals, solid sound and music, and nuanced worldbuilding that many adventure games would kill for, it’s unfortunate that Lamplight City is lacking in the one area that distinguishes games over other storytelling media: interactivity.
  7. 50
    Lamplight City is a steampunk detective adventure with great voice acting and unique worldbuilding—but the gameplay is full of unrealized potential.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Sep 13, 2018
    10
    I have been a fan of the good old Wadjet Eye games forever. Lamplight City clearly stands in that tradition and was done by Francisco GonzalezI have been a fan of the good old Wadjet Eye games forever. Lamplight City clearly stands in that tradition and was done by Francisco Gonzalez who did Shardlight and A Golden Wake with Wadjet Eye.
    I have bought this immediately, started playing and couldn't stop. I will be very tired for work today. ;-)
    This is an amazing experience. It is not your absurd inventory puzzle game like "put mustard on cat" or whatever. This is strictly logical investigation, collecting clues and find suspects to accuse.
    AND: You may get it wrong change your career as a detective and move on. Go get it, you will not regret that you did it!
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  2. Sep 15, 2018
    10
    I am glad I discovered this game! It looks a bit retro but as soon as you play it you dive into a world with excellent voice acting and youI am glad I discovered this game! It looks a bit retro but as soon as you play it you dive into a world with excellent voice acting and you feel at home in a Victorian city full of intrigue and mysteries.
    You collect your clues, suspects and documentsin a casebook and you can always remember where you've been when you start the game again and look at your objectives list in the casebook.
    Puzzles aren't too hard but the focus really is on a well told story. I like it a lot!
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