The gentle feel of elusive freedom, finally careesses my skin like a lover’s breath too many years out of my arms…
Hello everyone, welcome back to XNVR. My name is and once again, I have a little treat for you, I have been playing Metropolis: Lux Obscura. A title from Ktulhu Solutions, this game is… dark, gritty, and in a places, a more than a little raunchy. During my playthrough, it took me about an hour just to make my way to the first ending, of which there are four. I was completely captivated. The storytelling is absolutely fantastic, and the fact that the way the story unfolds, changes depending on where you choose, to go is absolutely brilliant.
Okay, to get to the end of the game did only take me an hour, but when you consider there are four different designs, and it might take you a little longer to reach certain outcomes. This game, for a fairly modest price, for just over $5, is brilliant value. YOu’ve looking at four plus hours at the very least, of gameplay
Which given how brilliantly it’s been executed, is fantastic value for money. Now there are certain things, that I could not show in this video as I did mention, in parts it does get a little bit ranchy. There are certain parts of the story, and one place in particular, where if you visit you will be ‘treated’ to some rather, graphic images. Given that this is a game available on steam, is obviously is not going to be anythign overly pornagraphic, yet i would definatly wouldn’t recommend this as a title for the younger gamer.
I also found that during my playthrough I was really quite heavily reminded of the comic book, Sin City. Not only because of the fact that it is told in a comic book style, or the fact that it’s in mostly black and white, but also just because of the story itself. Like I said it’s quite dark, it’s quite gritty. But the story being told really lends itself to that style, and for the most part, I was kept pretty much always guessing as to how the story was going to unfold next, there are certain parts which think okay yeah, I kinda saw that coming but this game has enough up its sleeve so that it doesn’t become overly predictable.
As for the gameplay, it’s kind of if Sin City and Huniepop were smashed together. That’s kind of what you get, the vast majority of the actual interactions between you and the game is very Huniepop or Candy Crush style, where it’s a match three or four, or plus symbols in order to get effect. You will find that throughout the game, your character gets into quite a lot of fights and also, it’s extremely punishing if you happen to fail.
There is no continue, there is no alternate path to the story. If you fail in any one of these fights, that’s it game over, back to the last save point which is usually not too far back, but still, enough to make you groan a little in that you might have to go through some dialogue that you’ve literally only just seen. Not that that’s a bad thing, it is definitely a drive to get good at the game and work out exactly how it plays and as far as learning the mechanics, in the very first fight, very early on in the game, it gives you a nice in depth tutorial which explains the gameplay very, very well.
Meaning that there’s no particular sharp learning curve, it really helps you along with that first fight and tells you what to exactly expect. This is mainly a visual novel, this is a story that you’re being taken on and with these little choices that you can make, you can gain different outcomes. I found this to be an extremely enjoyable experience and well worth the money. Ktulhu Solutions has definitely hit the nail on the head with this one, and after playing it, i decided to look at their backlog of other titles, and this is definitely… the more mainstream friendly of their programs, even though it does feature quite a lot of violence and nudity.
But anyway, in short, this is a fantastic title, it’s a dark, gritty, risque story that’s brilliantly told and well worth the small amount of money required to play it, and actually since recording the video, I have gone back though and played it another three times in order to get all four endings, and in each and every case, still entertained, still having a great time. This is a game that has, okay… slightly limited, replayability, but still replayability. Which again, is more points in the developers corner for this being a great game, and worth the purchase.