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Metacritic: 66/100
Release: Feb 2015
Reviewed on: PC

Oscura: Lost Light

Site Score
7.0
Good: Uses 4 different powers – Good music and visual design
Bad: Mechanics and level design don't evolve enough
User Score
8.3
(11 votes)
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After accidentally destroying the Aurora Stone, Oscura finds himself needing to track down the shards which are now scattered around the Driftlands with many dark creatures between you and these fragments. As this stone was the power behind the lighthouse that lit up these lands it’s an extremely important adventure that holds the fate of many on the line.

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This accident wasn’t all bad though as it bestowed the power of fire within your hand which will serve as your main weapon in this platform meets puzzle blend. This power is in fact four different powers and gives players control over destruction, construction, gravity and time which serve as the primary mechanics for many of the puzzles. On top of these puzzles you’ll also reveal Oscura’s journey and the fate of the original Aurora Stone keeper.

While players have the power within their hand Oscura: Lost Light is not one to encourage combat and instead pushes players towards using their wit to outsmart the large range of enemies. With names like the Lost Ones, Grymfus, Cursed Skulls and Shagrims the world is a deadly one.

The game has a wealth of experience to draw on, not only from the countless other puzzle platform games but also the previous game titles in the franchise titled Oscura and Oscura: Second Shadow.

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As Lost Light is actually the prequel to these games you’ll need not play them first but it will enhance the adventure if you do decide to pick them up for your mobile device.

Overall Oscura: Lost Light is a great offering in the genre, the visual design is particularly satisfying which when paired with the unique puzzles it’s worthy of your consideration, especially with additional games to enjoy after this one.

Summary:

  • A journey across the Driftlands to collect the shards of the Aurora Stone.
  • Use the four powers of destruction, construction, time and gravity.
  • Explore the origins of the Oscura franchise in this prequel.
  • Challenging puzzles and plenty of enemies to overcome.
  • Available on Mac and Windows.

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Oscura: Lost Light, 8.3 out of 10 based on 11 ratings
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