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  • Summary: Amy Wellard is dying. Twenty years after a cataclysmic disaster leveled her city, Green Lung is wiping out the population at an alarming rate and vaccine is in short supply, rationed by a government that favors the rich. Amy may not have money or status, but she has something more important:Amy Wellard is dying. Twenty years after a cataclysmic disaster leveled her city, Green Lung is wiping out the population at an alarming rate and vaccine is in short supply, rationed by a government that favors the rich. Amy may not have money or status, but she has something more important: hope. And if there's a cure out there, she's going to find it. Step into Amy's worn shoes to explore a dying city, navigate its social hierarchy, and expose the secrets that plague a community still suffering from the devastation of war. Shardlight is from the studio behind the Blackwell mysteries, A Golden Wake, and many other indie adventures released over the past ten years. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. 90
    This new adventure game from Wadjet Eye is a small, retro-looking gem. Not so difficult to play (especially if you're a fan of the genre), it tells a great, captivating and deep story, set in a dramatic dystopia, that will stay in your heart for a long, long time.
  2. Mar 14, 2016
    88
    Shardlight is another excellent point-and-click adventure game from the small but fiercely dedicated and skilled bunch at Wadjet Eye Games.
  3. Mar 10, 2016
    85
    It's really a pleasant surprise: a game that will keep you busy with interesting challenges, and delivers some memorable storytelling.
  4. Mar 22, 2016
    80
    It’s not all perfect — some of the dialogue is a little clunky and not all of the puzzles are super exciting — but it’s a solid game that explores some new ground.
  5. CD-Action
    May 30, 2016
    70
    I expect more from Wadjet Eye, because they understand what made classic point’n’clicks great and their every game was a diamond that would rival Beneath a Steel Sky and Broken Sword in the 90s. In comparison Shardlight is... well... just a good game, a diamond in the rough. [05/2016, p.54]
  6. Mar 9, 2016
    70
    A lack of originality and some storytelling flaws hurt it a little, but the end result still has enough visual flair and enjoyable bits of narrative to easily earn a recommendation.
  7. Mar 8, 2016
    30
    The game's twist comes at great expense, because it leaves nothing else for players to discover in the nuance-less second act.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Mar 16, 2016
    8
    Another good adventure game from Wadjet Eye Game this time set in a post-apocalyptic future. If you like their previous games i'm sure you'llAnother good adventure game from Wadjet Eye Game this time set in a post-apocalyptic future. If you like their previous games i'm sure you'll like it although i think this one is easier. Expand
  2. May 10, 2016
    8
    Another hit from Wadjet Eye. The post-apocalyptic environment and general atmospheric feel that Wadjet manages to consistently nail down isAnother hit from Wadjet Eye. The post-apocalyptic environment and general atmospheric feel that Wadjet manages to consistently nail down is present. The puzzles may be slightly easy but they are logical, fit the plot and there's no "moon logic" here. (There's also no rule that states every adventure game 'must' contain increasingly convoluted puzzled just for the sake of it). Some adventure games are puzzle heavy and some are mostly story driven. This is one of the latter, and it's done pretty well. The voice acting is well done and the piano/guitar combo soundtrack is good. There are a choice of three endings (determined at the end so if you want to see all three, you can save before-hand and view them easily). Keep 'em coming Wadjet! Expand
  3. Dec 24, 2017
    8
    Well, first of all I would like to indicate that unlike some previous games of Wadjet (e.g. Gemini Rue) I have not encountered any technicalWell, first of all I would like to indicate that unlike some previous games of Wadjet (e.g. Gemini Rue) I have not encountered any technical difficulties with this game on steam.

    Second of all - Shardlight is definietly worth buying and is a terrific adventure game. The setup itself, considering it's a post-apocalyptic theme - speaks for itself for those who like that kind of thing (like i do).

    The story is good. Not great however like in Primordia or Gemini Rue. The music also did not stun me (it's ok, not great like in Gemini Rue for that matter).

    Nevertheless, while I was somewhat dissapointed with Technobabylon which at some point bored me and I have never finished it - this one kept me engaged until the very end. The ending may be perceived as a little naive but besides that you should not be dissapointed with the overall quality of the game.

    It is definietly worth checking out.

    My score is 8/10.
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  4. Mar 12, 2016
    8
    Setting and characters are wonderfully done. Story is nice and the puzzles are solid. I had a good time with this point and click game.Setting and characters are wonderfully done. Story is nice and the puzzles are solid. I had a good time with this point and click game. Especially the first half is awesome Expand
  5. Oct 10, 2016
    7
    Five Word Review: Still fan of Wadget Eye.
    Favorite Thing: It's all about the story with this type of game and I rather like the world that
    Five Word Review: Still fan of Wadget Eye.
    Favorite Thing: It's all about the story with this type of game and I rather like the world that has been created.
    Least Favorite Thing: Graphics. It has its stylistic appeal but I'm still not sold on the look.

    Playtime: ~ 5h
    Enjoyment: 7/10
    Recommendation: Yeah, it's a solid adventure game.
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  6. Mar 30, 2016
    7
    Not as good as some of the other Wadjet Eye games, but still worth the $15 asking price, especially that there is a real draught in theNot as good as some of the other Wadjet Eye games, but still worth the $15 asking price, especially that there is a real draught in the point-n-click adventures niche. Though the game may have been a little too easy and the story overall was lacking, the premises and setting were interesting enough to keep me entertained for 8 hours of gameplay. Pretty recommendable. Expand
  7. Mar 9, 2016
    2
    This is a midlevel Wadget Eye title from the guys that made A Golden Wake. Its better than A Gold Wake but not as good as other stuff they'veThis is a midlevel Wadget Eye title from the guys that made A Golden Wake. Its better than A Gold Wake but not as good as other stuff they've made. Too bad villain never said "Let them eat cake" or "sacre blue," but I guess you never go full ancien regime. Expand

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