The Last Campfire
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The Last Campfire is one of the loveliest and most heart felt games that I have had the pleasure to play this year. I actually stumbled onto this game by accident and while I did beat it in just a couple of sittings, its short length was actually one of its strengths, and the game left a very positive and lasting impression on me. At the end of the day, it is a game about hope and I got myself pretty invested in the story that was being told here.
Light In The Dark
In The Last Campfire, we play as a character called, Ember. In this dark land, there are Forlorn's all over the place and these are lost souls that feel as if they have no purpose. Ember is going to help these lost souls see that there is light in the dark.
The story is one about hope and always trying to find the light in the dark. I know that it sounds cheesy, but the game really does pull it off and I found myself really wanting to help every Forlorn I came across.
Turning The Page
I love the whole style of The Last Campfire. It looks like a storybook that has been brought to life. Ember is a very interesting looking character and the world that the game is set in is quite diverse. Ranging from areas such as a creepy forest to these old ruins. It is very well done and they do a great job of keeping you moving so that one area never feels like it overstays its welcome.
Riddle Me This!
There is no combat at all in this game. This is all about exploration and puzzle solving. I have played many games where puzzle solving is the main aspect that ends up being more frustrating than fun as the developers try and get too clever, but The Last Campfire is not like that. These puzzles are the perfect blend of being challenging, but not so challenging that you have no clue what is going on. With a little bit of thought, looking around and trial and error, every puzzle in the game is solvable without running to YouTube for a guide.
A Burst Of Energy I said in the intro that The Last Campfire was a short game and I would say you are probably looking at around 8 hours to beat it. The thing is the pacing here is fantastic.
This goes for the way that the areas change, new characters are come across and the puzzles never repeat so much that they become stale. You even get this cool telekinesis power about halfway through the game that really does change things up.
I have to say that I think The Last Campfire is a truly wonderful game and it is easily one of the best puzzle games that I have had the pleasure to play this year. The story and the premise of the game is very nice. It looks like an interactive storybook and the puzzles that the game has are well designed, fun, and never so cryptic that you will need a guide to figure them out! This is one game that is very easy for me to recommend to you guys.
- I loved the story and setting of this game
- The presentation is fantastic
- The puzzles in the game are very well thought out
- The length may be an issue for some people, but I liked it
- Some may feel the game should be longer
- The lack of combat may be an issue for some people