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  • Summary: Linelight is a minimalist puzzle game where everything takes place on lines. Its zen-inducing music and visuals simulate the experience of getting an A+ on a super hard test while receiving a back massage. The controls are irreducibly simple: move.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 100
    My Dog Zorro has knocked it out of the park with this deceptively simple and deep puzzler, and I can’t wait for what they’ve got in store for us next. It’s easy to overlook title like this with so much amazing AAA-fare going around like NieR: Automata and Horizon: Zero Dawn, but make no mistake: Linelight is not to be missed.
  2. Jan 30, 2017
    90
    Through intuitive level design and a steady difficulty ramp, Linelight is able to punch far above its weight class.
  3. Feb 3, 2017
    82
    Linelight is one of the best indie puzzlers ever made. Its immersive, challenging, and varied gameplay is presented in such an accessible and brilliant way that even after you're done with it, you'll think fondly back at this little light for years to come.
  4. Feb 20, 2017
    80
    Linelight’s simple design philosophy has managed to spawn one of the freshest puzzle experiences to grace the genre in recent years. The minimalism you see hides well the depth that some of the puzzles require, though the timings for some of them can be a tad too precise. A slight improvement in the behaviour of the AI lights would be welcome too so they are more responsive to the player’s actions. Outside of those issues Linelight is recommended to those who enjoy puzzle games or those seeking something that is bit different to the norm.
  5. Feb 6, 2017
    70
    While not offering anything groundbreaking as such, this tranquil, simplistic puzzler is a joyous distraction in a medium that can sometimes pride itself on pomp and circumstance.
  6. Feb 1, 2017
    70
    It's a game worth savoring, and one so effective at instilling you with both curiosity and relaxation that it ought not to be spoiled by binge playing.
  7. Feb 10, 2017
    62
    Linelight is a solid attempt to change things up. It gets major points on its design and structure. The care taken trying to craft something new and original is commendable. I can’t guarantee you’ll walk away totally satisfied or with a tremendous sense of accomplishment but you will enjoy the trip. And as any true existentialist can attest to, it’s all about the journey and not the destination.

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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 15, 2017
    10
    Beautiful and intelligent simplicity. I would like if Metacritic would allow me to just write those four words but unfortunately I need toBeautiful and intelligent simplicity. I would like if Metacritic would allow me to just write those four words but unfortunately I need to write some more so that's what I'll do. This game is special. Give it a try. Expand

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