Conclusion: It was such a breathe of fresh air from anything that I had been playing so it was very welcome. I completed the game in around 3 and half hours. For anyone on the fence about Deadlight I would recommend trying out the demo.
Excerpt: I’ve experienced a recent string of bad luck when it comes to XBOX Arcade games. Those I’ve tried have been puzzling, choppy, and simply ineffective in their attempts to engage me. Deadlight is not like other XBOX Arcade games.
Excerpt: Over the last few years I've played more than a few games featuring zombies, but Deadlight's arresting vistas, intriguing aesthetic and glossy animations should be more than enough to persuade most to have another dalliance with the walking dead. To put it bluntly, Deadlight is a joy in motion.
Excerpt: When the zombie apocalypse comes, gamers will be prepared. We’ll see the first reanimated corpses biting humans, identify them as zombies, swiftly decapitate them and stop the epidemic in its tracks.
Summary: " Deadlight " is an odd one. It has a superb opening act that I loved every single minute of. The story, action and pacing are just superb. Unfortunately the second act is mostly rubbish, before an action-packed final chapter that brings back a better story, but struggles under the controls...
Excerpt: It seems like every second or third M-rated game that comes out these days has something to do with zombies. If it’s not a blatantly zombie-centric game like The Walking Dead , Left 4 Dead 1/2 or Dead Rising 1/2 , then zombies will all too often be worked-in somehow as in games like Call of Duty:...
Summary: Slightly pricy, a little too short, but fun whilst it lasts. That sums Deadlight up in a nutshell - a good solid zombie apocalypse platformer-action game with some nice set pieces. A frustrating later act can annoy.
Excerpt: There are lots of zombie games in this day and age, although none quite like Tequila Works’ Deadlight . A side scrolling puzzle platformer featuring the walking dead is something you don’t hear of all that often, after all.
Excerpt: Two things most people know about me are that I love the eighties and I love zombies. Deadlight is an Xbox LIVE Arcade title that happens to be set in the eighties and is about zombies. As far as I’m concerned, that’s ‘nuff said (or should that be ‘nuff Zed?
Summary: I was more than excited to hear about Tequila Works’ new and original 2D platformer, with promises of zombies, an ominous story, puzzles and a dark brooding main character. It has a lot to live up to in terms of zombies and dark story contending against recent titles like The Walking Dead.