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  • Summary: One Upon Light tells the story of an individual’s journey through what appears to be a large abandoned science facility. You control the protagonist – a scientist – as he makes his way through the labyrinth of chambers and malfunctioning science equipment. He soon finds out that he isOne Upon Light tells the story of an individual’s journey through what appears to be a large abandoned science facility. You control the protagonist – a scientist – as he makes his way through the labyrinth of chambers and malfunctioning science equipment. He soon finds out that he is extremely averse to light: exposure to illumination results in excruciating pain, followed shortly by death. Through the course of the game, you will uncover the mysteries behind the facility’s current state. At the same time, the scientist will learn more about his extraordinary condition — and perhaps even himself. [SUTD Game Lab] Expand
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  1. Nov 4, 2015
    70
    A really fun and challenging experience blended in really well with a little story.
  2. 70
    An interesting if conceptually unambitious effort, One Upon Light is an easily accessible puzzler that provides a decent amount of challenge – it’s just a shame that the game isn’t longer with a better handled narrative.
  3. Oct 27, 2015
    65
    One Upon Light is a pretty solid effort. It’s found lacking in certain important areas, such as overall pacing, basic control, and general refinement, but its originality and challenge should be applauded.
  4. 60
    I had a really challenging time playing Once Upon Light, and it was enjoyable for that, but at times I felt some levels were too cluttered with content. Hardcore puzzle fans should have an enjoyable experience, but this one isn't really something that more relaxed players will get into.
  5. Oct 28, 2015
    60
    Its feels more suitable to be a game you’d play on your phone or on a tablet versus consoles, but it’s still enjoyable while it lasts.
  6. Oct 26, 2015
    60
    There's some great ideas behind One Upon Light, but it needs a better execution, more content and a more balanced difficulty to be the game it was meant to.
  7. Oct 28, 2015
    40
    An intriguing puzzle game let down by dull visuals and tiresome design.

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  1. Aug 24, 2016
    2
    This game looked interesting, and at its core could have been a really enjoyable game...but the controls are absolutely terrible. There isThis game looked interesting, and at its core could have been a really enjoyable game...but the controls are absolutely terrible. There is minor input lag, which becomes rather annoying when attempting to time runs; the interact button is unresponsive, meaning that you will often not let go or grab the object you intended to; and for reasons I cannot possibly understand, at certain points right becomes down on the left stick.

    It really is a shame, as this game had the potential to be fairly entertaining. At its core, this game is a puzzler. The challenge should be in solving the puzzle, not wrestling with the controls for 10 minutes trying to input your answer. Knowing the solution and not having an adequate means of inputting it is just frustrating.

    I would recommend avoiding this game, at least until the controls are fixed.
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