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  • Summary: Lydia is a story-driven indie adventure game about substance abuse from a perspective of a small child. The story focuses on how a child processes adult’s problems through her imagination.
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 21, 2017
    80
    It is as stark as it is cute, like “Peanuts” with a European spin.
  2. Aug 28, 2017
    80
    With this stimulating narrative, Lydia is a steady explorative adventure that will leave you speechless by the time you finish it. Its take on adult themes within a childish aesthetic feels familiar but it accomplishes enough to set it apart from other like-minded indie titles. It’s a solid debut release by Platonic Partnership and leaves me intrigued to see what comes next from the Finnish studio.
  3. Oct 12, 2017
    80
    While I actually felt sympathy for the monster even though I didn’t doubt the girl’s condemnation of it, Lydia still manages to land a heavy emotional blow with admirable economy thanks to its expressive art and skillful storytelling. It’s a strong, sharp jab of a game, and well worth it for anyone willing to take the punch in the gut.
  4. Dec 18, 2017
    70
    A sad but moving piece that will make you think for far longer than the time it takes to experience it.
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  1. Jun 5, 2017
    10
    Powerful but short little game. I recommend taking a few cold ones and playing it through in one seat. There is not that much gameplay, butPowerful but short little game. I recommend taking a few cold ones and playing it through in one seat. There is not that much gameplay, but the audiovisuals are bizarre enough to keep you entertained. Expand