Review: The Town of Light (PlayStation 4)
Based on extensive research and inspired by real events, The Town of Light is a first-person psychological story adventure game set in the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum, based in Tuscany, Italy.
- Really nice graphics, Very picturesque backdrops.
- 13.70GB Download size.
- Can invert sticks.
- Platinum trophy.
- Based off true events.
- Chapter select option. Unlocks as you progress.
- Very atmospheric experience.
- Handles mental illness and does a really good job of portraying it.
- Puzzle mechanics are scattered through the world.
- You get and can get clues on what you need to do.
- Free to roam around and take it at your own pace.
- Simple controls.
- Find collectibles and items that can explain and expand on the goings on and maybe even about your story.
- Chilling soundtrack.
- Cut scenes a plenty but presented as hand drawn sketching that really hit the mark.
- Really powerful story that is as gripping as it is dark and haunting.
- Loading times.
- Slow paced.
- Very claustrophobic feeling thanks to the cramped rooms and hallways.
- The game can be a bit slow telling you what you can and cannot do.
- Little replay value.
- Short game.
- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessability - 7/107/10
- Length - 7/107/10
- Fun Factor - 7/107/10
The town of light is a powerful game. It takes on the mental illness mantle and does a really good job of not only portraying how it destroys lives but also how it can make normal tasks hard. I was really impressed with the atmosphere it adopted going for a cold lonely feeling as you explore the wonderful grounds. The puzzles are simple with a few cases of collect and use mechanics. Its hard to not spoil anything as you really need to play it through yourself as it will affect everyone differently. All I can say without doubt is it is a powerful game and even though the actual game parts are mediocre, The story and tone really keep it going.