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  • Summary: The Lion’s Song is a narrative adventure game. It is steeped in early 20th century history and focuses on a cast of Austrian artists and scientists with each episode taking a closer look at their intimate struggles with creativity and inspiration. The Lion's Song is set against the backdropThe Lion’s Song is a narrative adventure game. It is steeped in early 20th century history and focuses on a cast of Austrian artists and scientists with each episode taking a closer look at their intimate struggles with creativity and inspiration. The Lion's Song is set against the backdrop of early 20th century Austria with every episode following a different character. Each character possesses an exceptional mind and the game draws players into a story of personal struggle for creativity, human connections and inspiration: a talented composer suffering from writer's block just before her breakthrough concert, an up-and-coming painter growing through his challenges and a brilliant mathematician trying to make her voice heard in a men's world. The choices players make in "The Lion's Song" will have a direct impact on the story lines of all future episodes and ultimately determine if the protagonists do find the success they are working for. [Nintendo]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Aug 24, 2018
    100
    The Lion’s Song is a masterful collection of independent yet interconnecting tales of individuals determination to succeed in their respective craft. This is accompanied by beautiful pixelart and the wonderful titular Lion’s Song. These tales will stay with you for some time.
  2. Jul 10, 2018
    90
    The Lion’s Song is a masterclass in storytelling and a great fit for fans of portable Switch gaming, especially those looking for a narrative-driven experience.
  3. Aug 29, 2018
    90
    The Lion’s Song is a great point-and-click game that focuses mostly on the narrative. The choices you make in one chapter can not only impact the other chapters (both later and earlier chapters), but seeing all of these choices have connections to each other in the Gallery is a nice touch. With its unique art-style and use of music throughout the game, The Lion’s Song was a great experience.
  4. 80
    The Lion’s Song is a touching game that highlights individual’s creative struggles and how they overcome these hurdles in their lives. The struggles of the 20th century can still be seen in today’s society, so it is inspiring to see them discover themselves and overcome these hurdles.
  5. Sep 19, 2018
    80
    Though I can’t tell if The Lion’s Song is any better on Switch than it is on PC or mobile, I can say that it’s a unique and brilliant narrative adventure that offers an artistic journey into the hearts and minds of creators amidst a singularly dynamic time in history.
  6. Sep 10, 2018
    75
    The Lion’s Song is a great point and click game with a focus in the story. With a nice visual that features a retro pixelated style. The gameplay on the TV it’s OK, but no support to the Touch Screen function is unacceptable, since the iOS version already has that function. Finally, The Lion’s Song does not please everyone, but those who like the genre will love the game.
  7. Jul 16, 2018
    60
    A narrative with tortured characters and defiant women, in a beautiful pixel art sepia style, spoiled by certain uninspired aesthetic decisions and a questionable translation. Also, it doesn’t make the most of the capacities of the console.

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  1. Jul 22, 2018
    7
    The first two chapters are excellent - intriguing, moving and absorbing stories. The third chapter is mediocre and the fourth is a mixed bag,The first two chapters are excellent - intriguing, moving and absorbing stories. The third chapter is mediocre and the fourth is a mixed bag, though an improvement over the previous chapter. The ideas and the atmosphere are very good. I wish the storytelling had maintained it's high quality throughout because this is the kind of game I really enjoy playing. Expand
  2. Sep 22, 2018
    7
    A beautiful Journey through four episodes. Beautiful artwork, charming characters, a nice soundtrack, all the components are there for aA beautiful Journey through four episodes. Beautiful artwork, charming characters, a nice soundtrack, all the components are there for a relaxing and worthwhile game. Expand