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  • Summary: Manipulate Your Environment. Use fireballs to set the world ablaze, freeze water to cross impassable lakes or trap your enemies in ice, and move earth itself to grow grass to hide in or vines to climb.
    Master the Elements. You'll learn new abilities as your connection to the
    Manipulate Your Environment. Use fireballs to set the world ablaze, freeze water to cross impassable lakes or trap your enemies in ice, and move earth itself to grow grass to hide in or vines to climb.
    Master the Elements. You'll learn new abilities as your connection to the elements grow, but beware; fire will spread and consume everything in its path - including you!
    Outsmart Your Enemies. Use the environment to your advantage as you evade and engage the Arch Duchess' forces, intelligent enemies that work together to hunt you down.
    Burn the World...With a Friend. Play solo or have a friend join you, wielding your elemental powers in tandem, creating new ways through Wildfire’s dense, systemic environment.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Dec 9, 2020
    90
    Never has fire been so fun to me. Wielding the elements, especially fire, to free your villagers has been pretty fun. Wildfire is a great game to play while on breaks from work.
  2. Dec 22, 2020
    85
    Wildfire is a unique stealth game that’s fun to play with a friend. With short levels, you can pick up and play this title anywhere.
  3. Dec 3, 2020
    80
    Taken at its intended pace, Wildfire is a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting game with a multitude of interlocking systems that caters to players who don't mind thinking on their feet if their best-laid plans go scorchingly awry. The slow pace and frustration of failure won't appeal to all (though checkpoints are generously placed) but for gamers who don't mind a bit of a slow burn (tee hee), Wildfire is an expansive and inexpensive title that's a healthy mix of tropes and ideas familiar enough to feel cosy, and unpredictable elemental action that rewards creative thinking. And the further through the game you play, the more interesting it becomes. An impressive debut.
  4. Dec 3, 2020
    70
    Fans of stealth games who missed Wildfire’s original release should certainly consider its Switch incarnation. The technical issues do unfortunately make this the admittedly inferior version of the game, but they aren’t enough to sully a brilliantly approachable and creative indie stealth adventure.
  5. Dec 16, 2020
    70
    Here’s the thing about WILDFIRE: This game is fun. The art is excellent. The music is solidly okay. The charm and memorability is fleeting and lacks the kind of variety of gameplay experiences you might have playing other games. This game will force you to think outside of the box. However, I am unsure if most will want to complete the game twice to fully unlock everything. Playing on the Switch brings its own unique challenges, like the issues with lag and aiming with the Joy-Con joysticks. If you and your friend played this game separately, you most likely will have had the same type of experience.
  6. Dec 15, 2020
    70
    Amazing fun and inexplicably addicting, Wildfire is a worthy addition to your collection, especially if you like a good stealth game. However, the game is inexplicably laggy, to the point of annoyance. Fingers crossed that a patch is forthcoming.
  7. 60
    The frequent slow down significantly hurts my ability to recommend Wildfire on Switch. The back half of the game features a near constant lag that had me hoping for the experience to end. There is fun to be had still; I liked going back through early levels trying to puzzle out how to make it through while completing the optional challenges. However, the amount of joy I gained from those experiences doesn’t negate the fact that Wildfire just runs poorly on Switch. If you’re interested, it’s probably better to play this on PC.
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  1. Mar 4, 2021
    7
    Decent game, this, with a few innovative ideas and mechanics - but the two main things with it, stealth and platforming, just feelDecent game, this, with a few innovative ideas and mechanics - but the two main things with it, stealth and platforming, just feel frustratingly imprecise at times. The story is also nothing special, but overall, a decent game worth getting on a sale, I'd say. Expand