Review: Night Lights (Steam)
Be a tiny robot beacon of light in a dark and puzzling world. Pierce the darkness and enter Night Lights.
- Abstract art looking graphics.
- 190mb download size.
- Steam achievements.
- Controller support.
- Can rebind controls.
- Graphics-resolution and fullscreen.
- Puzzle platformer gameplay.
- Button prompt pop-ups act as the tutorial.
- Map-uncovers as you play and you can fast travel to any discovered location.
- Chilled soundtrack.
- Quick to learn controls.
- Game is set at night and you use light to manipulate and change the level.
- Over 40 levels.
- Minimal graphics options.
- Hangs when using the map.
- A few occasions of my character disappearing and I couldn’t do anything.
- Few instances of black screens.
- No replay value.
- A lot of backtracking.
- Solutions are not always straightforward.
- Graphics - 7/107/10
- Sounds - 7/107/10
- Accessibility - 7/107/10
- Length - 7/107/10
- Fun Factor - 7/107/10
Night Lights is a very chilled puzzle platformer. It feels like another game I played many years ago where you manipulate light to solve puzzles, but it does a good job of keeping the core mechanics simple so more of a good thing is alright. Apart from manipulating the world, you are always trying to get to a jew teleport machine which will send you to another one which will usually put you in a new part of an old level or a whole new level. I had a lot of control niggles like black screens and jump grabs not counting but overall it is just a nice comfort puzzler, I didn’t feel compelled to push myself too far or go too deep, it’s just comfortable.