Lamplight City

Game review by Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Deeply flawed mystery full of adult themes, frustration.

Mac, Windows 2018

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age 14+

Detective adventure

This old-fashioned adventure game reminds me of Sierra and LucasArts classics. You play as a detective facing five different cases in a Victorian city with a steampunk twist; I particularly liked its characters and story. However, it's not for pre-teens. While the presentation is overall tasteful and non-graphic, and the tone is mostly lighthearted, it's also full of mature content, dealing with topics such as murder, kidnapping, vigilantism, racism, domestic abuse, prostitution, mental problems and substance addiction. Gameplay is easy compared to old point-and-click adventures: most puzzles are simplified to the point that clicking on an object automatically performs the right action needed. However, there are still situations which can be frustrating to younger players: it's possible to miss small items or say the wrong thing in a conversation, locking yourself out of vital clues; although the game will progress even if you fail at a case, too many mistakes will earn a "bad" ending. Recommended age: 14+.

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