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  • Summary: Candle is a 2D sidescrolling adventure game that uses the powerful and indie-lover engine Unity 4. Its creators describe it as a "dynamic graphic adventure", since its gameplay combines both Platformer and Graphic Adventure genres. The player takes control of Teku, a young andCandle is a 2D sidescrolling adventure game that uses the powerful and indie-lover engine Unity 4. Its creators describe it as a "dynamic graphic adventure", since its gameplay combines both Platformer and Graphic Adventure genres. The player takes control of Teku, a young and inexperienced character in his journey to save his friends and unravel the mysteries of his world. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 26, 2018
    80
    Today is a day to enjoy a great adventure. The users of consoles have been dismissed very fortunate to be able to go to the end of the work of Teku Studios. Work that combines the best of the classic graphic adventures of the years with more action and more contemporary studies like Playdead or Amanita Design. An authentic jewel of those that do not abound and in which to get lost in these summer days.
  2. Jul 23, 2018
    80
    Candle perfectly combines the genres of graphic adventure and platforms to bring us a wonderful adventure, with a magnificent audiovisual section and ingenious puzzles.
  3. Jul 25, 2018
    80
    Visually charming puzzle platformer with challenging, but logical brainteasers and underutilized story-elements.
  4. Jul 15, 2018
    70
    Switch owners that are longing for a slower, more methodical approach to 2D puzzle platforming will want to give Candle: The Power Of The Flame a spin - even more so if they’re seeking a tough challenge that’s stacked to the rafters with whimsical charm and a striking art style. The title may well be home to some clunky controls and ferocious difficulty spikes from the moment you take control of Teku, but the immense sense of achievement married with what feels more like a piece of art than a video more than makes up for its shortfalls.
  5. Aug 10, 2018
    70
    Candle: The Power of the Flame is a great title for fans of adventure and puzzles. It could be improved with a hint system, though, as some of the tougher sequences are a little obscure.
  6. Aug 1, 2018
    70
    I wouldn’t necessarily call this an amateurs puzzle game meant for children, as there are many components that require abstract thinking to progress, but for the experienced puzzler, there is a lot to love in Candle: The Power of the Flame.
  7. 60
    An interesting title that almost looks like an old-school point-and-click adventure game, but its mix of platforming and exploration make for a deeper if flawed experience. It is unfortunate that the controls and some of the more vague environmental puzzles are not more refined, because they hold back what otherwise is still a memorable game. Even with those blemishes, the way the world is woven together and the interesting premise are more than enough reason to spend some time exploring.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Dec 10, 2018
    8
    Great adventure with an amazing art direction. Gameplay is varied and, although sometimes a bit too cryptic "à la Machinarium", is fun toGreat adventure with an amazing art direction. Gameplay is varied and, although sometimes a bit too cryptic "à la Machinarium", is fun to figure out and the solution to its puzzles is always satisfying.
    The spanish dubbed audio is top notch.
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  2. Sep 18, 2020
    8
    A really enjoyable and absolutely gorgeous looking game only let down by some clunky platforming at times and occasionally very derogatoryA really enjoyable and absolutely gorgeous looking game only let down by some clunky platforming at times and occasionally very derogatory solutions to puzzles. Overall though, well worth playing, in my opinion. Expand