Review: Night Lights (Steam)

Be a tiny robot beacon of light in a dark and puzzling world. Pierce the darkness and enter Night Lights.

Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • 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.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sounds - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

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.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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