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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 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  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. Nov 27, 2019
    70
    Lost Ember is a beautiful and relaxing walking simulator, quite short, but perfect to sit back and unwind.
  5. Feb 3, 2020
    70
    Great graphics, a compelling experience, and overall heart, paint the general picture of this adventure game. While some aspects of the story go unexplored and the animal-shifting aspect largely goes under-utilized, these are not enough to distract from a positive experience. Gamers need to know going in that Lost Ember is a very casual-friendly experience, but one that is still well done. The only thing holding it back is a lack of truly diving into the mechanics presented, or truly investigating the story themes brought forth.
  6. 65
    The hard-hitting emotional narrative, beautiful score and pleasant visuals were just enough to drag me through a game that was at times, not fun to play. Technical issues ranging from freezing to death loops soured what could have been a very fun and touching exploration game. I did enjoy my time with it but the issues I had did take a few points off the overall score. Perhaps wait for an update before purchasing.
  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: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 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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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Aug 7, 2021
    5
    It ain't another Journey, no. Looks cool, but gets boring within an hour. Very quiet too, not much music.

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