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  • Summary: Light Tracer is a VR platform puzzler in which the player is a godlike creature who has to guide a princess in despair up the enormous Tower of Bellbatis.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 20, 2017
    80
    Overall, Light Tracer is a well-crafted VR platform title. Once you get used to the controls, it becomes challenging enough to keep you coming back for more. There are some very frustrating elements, but not enough to spoil the gameplay entirely. Having said that, Light Tracer is at its best when played in relatively small doses. Like a plate of snacks to nibble on instead of a feast, but still just as tasty.
  2. 80
    Instead of copying the status quo, Light Tracer tries to give gamers something they haven’t already conquered before. The challenge behind this virtual reality experience is in figuring out how to control the character without retaining direct control over her movements. Learning to do two distinctly separate tasks in a single moment is the key to solving many of Light Tracer’s puzzles and moving forward.
  3. Apr 26, 2018
    75
    Light Tracer is cute and clever, challenging and frustrating, and ends up as a platformer that fully exploits VR’s ability to draw players into its cheerily devilish world. I’ve previously given Oasis Games a hard time for the mediocre quality of their releases, but I’ve got to give it to them – they’ve finally hit on a winner with Light Tracer. It’s as good as any platformer on the system, and once again proves that there aren’t many genres that won’t work perfectly well in VR.
  4. Oct 15, 2017
    70
    Light Tracer is a wonderful, if at times way too tough VR experience. It looks and sounds great, and will keep players busy for a very long time.
  5. Oct 31, 2017
    70
    Standing tall above all else is a soundtrack that’s way better than I ever anticipated. It offers a collection of different genres, from light and breezy acoustic guitar tracks to boisterous and catchy as hell big band standards. The game’s boss encounters are a major detractor to the experience and I would have loved the option to skip them. The game would be much better for it, in my opinion. The VR nature of the game is pretty great, offering a control scheme that works perfectly for this style of platformer. By giving the player control over the environment instead of the player character, the amount of freedom you get from manipulating the world with two hands is substantial. Light Tracer wins you over with a sweet smile and cute demeanor but it hides a dark alter ego, one that has no qualms with putting you through a physical and emotional ringer.
  6. Oct 20, 2017
    60
    I have to give props to Light Tracer for attempting to take a classic genre and flipping it on its head to fit in VR. In some areas it shines, but it is where it counts the most, in the controls, that the game just falls short on. If you have a PSVR collecting dust, then there is value in picking Light Tracer up and giving it a try, if only to experience a platformer in VR. But I would recommend maybe holding off for an inevitable sale.
  7. Oct 13, 2017
    40
    Light Tracer takes an interesting approach to VR platforming and environmental puzzles, even if they are generally easy to overcome. However, it would have benefitted from removing the boss battles and the design of the princess’ outfit is questionable. There’s plenty of ways the path finding controls of Light Tracer can be used for future, better titles, but Light Tracer itself definitely needed a lot more time to feel complete.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 4, 2018
    8
    I typically don't like puzzle games but VR changes that, and this is a solid puzzle action platformer in VR.
    You direct by aiming and
    I typically don't like puzzle games but VR changes that, and this is a solid puzzle action platformer in VR.
    You direct by aiming and pointing where you want the character go and have surprisingly good control despite this strange way of control. Each level has a boss that is unique, difficult, and fun to battle. (albeit a bit upsetting until you beat it)

    Each level adds next elements to the puzzles that you have to use to deal with the obstacles that are in front of you, checkpoints are generous and you are right back into the action almost right away. The game is multiple hours to play through and seems like a pretty easy to achieve platinum that just involves doing a few things that don't seem too difficult, beating the game, and then collecting enough coins to get the 4-5 costumes you can put on the girl.

    The Greek song that is the soundtrack of this game is 100% as catchy as can be, if I was a bigger dork I'd say something like "toe tapping". (I am a dork, just not big enough to say that)

    Overall it's a solid and interesting game that if you have a VR headset, you should absolutely have in your collection to play, it's also just a very charming game.
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