Lucah: Born of a Dream Image
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  • Summary: You have been MARKED, cursed to have your inner demons come to life as vicious Nightmares. After awakening a false god, you must atone. Traverse the hellish realm of dreams, endure the nightmare onslaught, and uncover the strength to accept yourself.
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  1. Jul 9, 2019
    85
    Lucah: Born of a Dream is a neon crash of allusive storytelling, deliberate top-down combat, and distressed, manic ambience. Its indirect means of expression risks losing the player in its internal contradictions—it’s hysterical and tender, it’s demanding and soothing—but tenacious pandemonium is also its objective. Lucah: Born of a Dream seeks an audience that can relate to its world without needing to make explicit sense of its features.
  2. Jul 3, 2019
    80
    Lucah: Born of a Dream manages to accomplish what few indie games do by being both action-packed and mysteriously engaging.
  3. Jul 7, 2019
    80
    We’re aware that screenshots of Lucah: Born of a Dream really don’t do the game justice. That aesthetic is going to put off some potential new players, but look past the purposefully jagged looks and there’s something far more palatable beneath. With its slick and deep combat system and the unashamedly bleak nature of its allegorical story, Lucah uses its visuals to help bolster its unique identity and stand apart amid considerable RPG company on Nintendo Switch. Sure, it can be a little frustrating to navigate in places, but it’s a small price to pay for the elements that shine bright elsewhere in the darkness.
  4. Aug 9, 2019
    80
    Lucah: Born of a Dream takes a unique animation style and tells a deeper story. However, if you suffer from any type of photo-sensitivity, this game should be avoided.
  5. Aug 22, 2019
    70
    Lucah: Born of a Dream is a ZX Spectrum-looking, Dark Souls-esque beat-em-up that is visually striking. The beat-em-up elements are strong, though its insistence on sticking to the Dark Souls formula brings the whole experience down, and feels out of place.
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  1. Jul 3, 2019
    9
    I was expecting a poor game as I saw the poor looking static pictures. I was pretty sure I will hate the game. That it looks even worst thenI was expecting a poor game as I saw the poor looking static pictures. I was pretty sure I will hate the game. That it looks even worst then retro. But the true is, that it doesn't look retro. It just looks different. simplistic. psychedelic. The game is a rpg action game. you can level almost everything. can collect things which will help you on your journey. After 35 minutes of gameplay I´m pretty sure I haven't seen much from the game. And I was playing it on the "easy" difficulty. And in the menus, there where "cheats". switches to help your character a LOT.
    you have a nice portin of different attacs, even has a "pet" which helps you on your way. a robotic pat... I think... anyway. and you can switch between two charachters on the run. each with different options of fighting.
    Just I´m really sad, its not a multiplayer game. Would be amazing to be able to play this with ma daughter...
    And I must say it... the way its played its a close system as is the Blade II game released a few days ago. This doesnt look far so "realistic" as Blade II, but plays ten times better!!!
    I must recommend this one!
    https://youtu.be/yPHLsWGIeNw
    9/10
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  2. Jul 18, 2019
    9
    Seriously one of my favorite games I've played on switch. Amazingly fun, striking combat that asks you to swap between multiple stances,Seriously one of my favorite games I've played on switch. Amazingly fun, striking combat that asks you to swap between multiple stances, build up meter for your ranged attacks, swap light an heavy attacks and customize your loadout to an insane degree. It is also such a striking game to look at, and while it may appear at first to be hard to parse, that never gets in the way of enemy attack patterns and animations: somehow, it is always very clear when and what an enemy is going to do. The story is fantastic, we need more queer coded stories in games! My ONLY gripe with this game is it is often hard to make out which characters are which, since the sketchy syle makes everyone kinda look the same. Seriously, BUY THIS GAME Expand