Tequila Work’s Deadlight reminded me of one game; Limbo. Due to the dark atmosphere and being a side scrolling platformer adventure, Deadlight seems to have everything Limbo had, with the exception that Deadlight has a story to follow and there’s also light combat involved. Seeing how Limbo got the attention of the masses when it was released, does Deadlight have the same kind of “essence” to attract fans of Limbo series to dig into Deadlight?
What does Deadlight have that is different than Limbo? Let’s take a look on what’s HOT and what’s NOT in our review of Deadlight.
Perfect Blend of Dark Atmosphere
Deadlight has striking presentation with Tequila Works successfully building up the dark atmosphere within the game. Unlike Limbo, Deadlight has somewhat realistic visuals that fans can expect. Since the game takes place in a post apocalyptic era where zombies over-run the town of Seattle, players can expect to feel that eerie atmosphere that is usually present in a horror game. The soundtrack within the game blends well with the environments and players will feel every visual that is shown. Expect to see to backgrounds of wrecked towns, cities, and even a forest that will surely build up that emotion that Tequila Works want the players to experience.
Platforming with a Bit of Puzzle Solving
Similar to Limbo, Deadlight is purely a platforming game with a bit of action and puzzle solving. Through the hours that players will spend in Deadlight, a lot of platforming can be expected. Players will have to go jump from one area to another, smashing through the barricaded doors, solving light puzzles in order to get from one area to the next and even using a fireaxe to get those damn shadow-zombies dead. With the zombies now plaguing the city of Seattle, the player’s main objective really is to survive and the only way to do that is to guide Randall, the protagonist of the game, into safety.
Lots of Collectibles
Players will not be able to learn more of Deadlight’s story without actually collecting the collectibles that are scattered within the game. Since Deadlight is a side scrolling platforming game, spotting these collectibles are easy, so it wouldn’t be too hard to get them all in one play through. With every collectible that players collect in the game, players will be able to uncover what really happened in Seattle, Washington as there will be diary pages, memos, etc that are scattered and will have a story to tell.