Summary: Deadlight is one of the XBLA Summer of Arcade titles from a while back that's been recently ported to PC. It's a divisively reviewed survival horror/action/platforming/puzzler from a little known studio, running with a vibe similar to the highly praised Limbo. Does it hold up as well on PC as it did on 360 for Tim Turi? Is it worth your money? This review is for the PC version of the game. Must run from awful pre-drawn motion comic cutscenes! No, not really.
Summary: This game has really fun yet basic gameplay and a really solid story to keep things interesting. I really hope that people keep making simple, yet entertaining games like these. My only issue with this game would be the 15 dollar price tag. It takes less than 5 hours to beat the game unless your a completionist, so the tag is slightly hefty.
Summary: Deadlight is an almost good game. However, several huge, glaring flaws stop it from being anything but a chore to play. The dialogue is stilted, awkward and doesn't match up with the subtitles. The controls are floaty and often unresponsive. The collision detection is similarly spotty, with zombies regularly phasing right through your fire axe and barrels seemingly reaching out to trip you Deadlight is an almost good game.
Summary: Deadlight is fun if you don't take it too seriously. It is a jump platformer with some zombie shooting that you can play through in less than a day. The visuals are very well done, but the story and acting are so bad that I'm not sure whether they are intentionally bad.
Summary: Setting and atmosphere is good. But it is way to hard. You have no chance to complete riddles in one pass. You have to die several times (4 to 8 times) to understand what you have to do and to do it afterwards. The jump and run parts are also much too difficult. Mainly because the controls are imprecise and slow. What a pity. Could have been a great game. Play limbo instead.
Summary: Very well developed atmosphere, good visual style, derivative/predictable plot and sluggish controls that obstinately sit between you and your enjoyment of the game. Deadlight is one of those games that you find irritating not because it is a complete failure, but because some of its elements were executed so well while others fall flat on their face.
Summary: I think I was expecting something else entirely. The good first: For a side scrolling platform game the DIMENSION to the world is phenomenal. Just amazing how the zombies come from the depths of darkness or one moment when they move from the distance into the foreground. There's a great almost puzzle-like section underground I liked a lot. The bad: The pretty much quicktime events. Yes I think I was expecting something else entirely.
Summary: While all can agree that the game has good background atmosphere there is a lot more to be desired by Deadlight. You would expect much more for a game that costs only about $15 but you will be in for disappointment so save your money and don't buy this game. This game is basically a very bad version of Contra mixed with The Walking Dead theme mixed in a combination with an even worse While all can agree that the game has good background atmosphere there is a lot more to...
Summary: The atmosphere of this game is phenomenal, and the score for this game is absolutely incredible. Deadlight is no Triple A title, but these two features say different. This is one of those few games that truly is an emotional experience, even for how simple this game really is. This game does have minor flaws when it comes to the melee combat system, but the platforming system works well.