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  • Summary: A beautiful world holds the secrets of its past for you and your companion to uncover. Play any animal you meet to see the world from new perspectives and chase your destiny in the exploration adventure Lost Ember.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. 95
    If you haven’t guessed already, I absolutely love Lost Ember.
  2. Dec 9, 2019
    84
    Lost Ember is defined by its exuberant art style, musical score, and narrative. It tells a simple yet coherent story and gives you just enough at each memory to make you want to press onwards and learn what happens next. While it could use a few small design tweaks like a simple map, the overall experience was a steady climb into an emotional drop that firmly squeezes your heart. The technical issues this game suffers from can easily be overlooked due to the serene nature of exploring the wilds and the incredible feeling of jumping from animal to animal in search of the truth.
  3. Dec 9, 2019
    80
    Although Lost Ember isn't perfect, Mooneye Studios has created a thing of beauty that allows players to see the world from a new perspective. And that alone makes it worth playing.
  4. Dec 15, 2019
    70
    With the exploration of vast nature reserves in the form of all kinds of animals, Lost Ember offers an original way to tell a sensitive story. However, the visual finish is too rough and the gameplay too bland to really recommend it.
  5. Jan 4, 2020
    67
    A beautiful experience that, unfortunately, is not as god in terms of game and narrative design.
  6. Dec 2, 2019
    63
    The basic elements were all there, but the goal is only half achieved.
  7. Dec 9, 2019
    40
    Add to this the various bugs we encountered during play, and Lost Ember becomes a fairly hard sell. We got stuck on geometry a couple of times, and had to reset the game more than once. At one point, some animals failed to spawn, which meant we couldn't progress without reloading the checkpoint. These rough edges don't help a game that's already a little threadbare. Unless you're curious about the narrative, we'd beware of the dog in this case.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Nov 24, 2019
    10
    First time I cried when playing a game. Lost Ember is beautiful, clever, and extremely emotional. It's incredible what this small team managedFirst time I cried when playing a game. Lost Ember is beautiful, clever, and extremely emotional. It's incredible what this small team managed to create. Right now, there are some technical issues but that's not what I'm playing games for. I am looking for unique experiences and Lost Ember is as unique as it can get. Expand
  2. Nov 25, 2019
    10
    First: the graphics style, the music and the narrative are breathtaking. Together, they create an atmosphere that I never experienced in aFirst: the graphics style, the music and the narrative are breathtaking. Together, they create an atmosphere that I never experienced in a game before. I was tearing up several times because of the joy seeing this beautiful world and sometime because I felt with the main characters in the game.

    This game is different: there is no fighting, there is no time limit, there is are no super skills needed to finish it. It invites you to explore, to enjoy the fantastic music and to let it all sink in. I've spent more than 10 hours into it, and although I was done with the main story a few hours ago, I'm still coming back, trying to find just everything. This is an experience you shouldn't miss! Btw: I never experienced any crash or freeze while playing on my PS4.
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  3. Nov 25, 2019
    10
    Absolute masterpiece. This made me cry, beautiful game of the stature of Journey and Abzu absolute 10
  4. Nov 22, 2019
    10
    The game has an incredible look. The animals are so sweet and I like to roll down the hill like a wombat
  5. Nov 23, 2019
    10
    O game é simplesmente fantástico, trilha sonora, gráficos, ambientação. Os desenvolvedores colocaram a alma em uma história que dá gosto deO game é simplesmente fantástico, trilha sonora, gráficos, ambientação. Os desenvolvedores colocaram a alma em uma história que dá gosto de desvendar. Foi emocionante cada cenário e cada novo capítulo. Entra pra lista de games marcados como siendo uma obra de arte. Expand
  6. Nov 22, 2019
    9
    This beautiful exploration game by the small Hamburg based independent Mooneye Studios is all about atmosphere, feel, tone! Finely tunedThis beautiful exploration game by the small Hamburg based independent Mooneye Studios is all about atmosphere, feel, tone! Finely tuned visuals, story and music take you on an exciting and at the same time relaxing journey. It‘s background story about a forgotten ancient culture feels profound and touching.

    I played this some hours by now and look forward to explore the rest of the world and it’s secrets!
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  7. Nov 22, 2019
    9
    As soon as I saw the release trailer for Lost Ember this morning I knew I had to try it out, and now that I’ve played it I knew I had toAs soon as I saw the release trailer for Lost Ember this morning I knew I had to try it out, and now that I’ve played it I knew I had to create an account to post a review, so everyone knows how great this game is.
    - For reals, it’s gorgeous. I can’t speak for other versions but the PS4 edition does have some minor graphical issues/rough spots (slow processing when playing as the bison, clipping through walls at points, etc.) but on the whole the design, animations, color, textures, and overall feel of this game are outstanding.
    -The sound design and music are incredible. Unequivocally beautiful. I watched the trailer 7 times because of the music, and what’s in the game itself is great as well.
    -While the story does leave a tad bit to be desired (no spoilers here), it is well told and the voice acting does exactly what it needs to do to bring everything together.
    -In summary, buy this game. It’s worth it.
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