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By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Visually impressive stealth game is unexpectedly brief.

Game Mac , Windows 2014
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It's easy to fall for Light's look and feel. The blueprint-like levels are beautifully designed, and the powerful electronic soundtrack conjures the scores of Hollywood spy films. The action is appealingly simple. The WASD keys move your little square hero around, and the Q, E, and 3 keys perform actions such as opening doors, hacking computers, and putting on disguises that make you harder to spot.

And yet it's not quite satisfying. Part of the problem is that the story feels threadbare, ending before it's even begun. It merely scratches the surface of some interesting ideas, including the brain's capacity to store vast amounts of information. The reason it doesn't dig deeper can be chalked up to the game's curious brevity: It can be finished in less than an hour. Level scoring means a modicum of replay value exists for players who want to spend time trying to find the most efficient way through each level, but they'll be in the minority. Light is a fun and pretty little game. It just needs more…well, more of everything.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Mac , Windows
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Team 17
  • Release date: July 14, 2014
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: NR for No rating
  • Last updated: October 29, 2019

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