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  • Summary: A beautiful world holds the secrets of its past for you and your companion to uncover. Play any animal you meet to see the world from new perspectives and chase your destiny in the exploration adventure Lost Ember.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Nov 25, 2019
    90
    Lost Ember is a wonderful, unique, and unforgettable experience with a love for nature.
  2. Dec 20, 2019
    90
    I enjoyed every moment of Lost Ember, and when I stopped playing, I just wanted to get back in the game and wander around more and find more of the memories. The way the wolf and ember’s stories interweave is also touching and drew me into the world. It’s only about 6 hours long, depending on how much time is spent exploring, but it’s a great focused adventure game.
  3. Nov 22, 2019
    80
    Lost Ember departs from typical video game fighting and puzzle-solving to tell a heartfelt story through the eyes of its animal protagonist. Thanks to its stunning art direction and obvious love for its subject matter, it offers a genuine emotional payoff despite having some elements that still feel undercooked.
  4. Dec 18, 2019
    80
    Since the first "official" announcement at Gamescom 2016 I was curious about Lost Ember. The premise with the animals and the fallen civilization as well as the appealing look quickly made sure that I was excited about the title. In the end Lost Ember is a lot of what I had hoped for. Calm, emotional, visually stunning and ... simply beautiful! It's a lot of fun to glide over the wonderful landscapes and put the game world and its secrets to the acid test. The only pity is that it really doesn't have much to offer. The story is really good, but apart from that Lost Ember offers quite little. Unfortunately, the found objects are hardly motivating. Nonetheless, Lost Ember manages to create a lot of significant moments, that I will surely remember for a long time.
  5. Dec 6, 2019
    75
    Based on an impeccable art direction, Lost Ember provides a very enjoyable and quite emotional experience but suffers from some technical issues that prevent it from being a must have.
  6. Dec 19, 2019
    75
    Lost Ember is a very relaxing and intriguing walking simulator that follows a special wolf that can possess many other animals. Despite the numerous bugs that the game shows, it´s an enjoyable (but brief) adventure.
  7. Dec 6, 2019
    60
    Lost Ember is a thoughtful and relaxing game, dedicated to players more interested in exploring beautiful landscapes and enjoying a nice story.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Nov 22, 2019
    10
    Lost Ember is a truly beautiful game with a story that even brought a tear to my eye at one point or another! Absolutely recommended!
  2. Nov 27, 2019
    10
    This is an awesome game. In this game, the nice thing is that you can choose how you will play, quickly or slowly enjoying the views. TheThis is an awesome game. In this game, the nice thing is that you can choose how you will play, quickly or slowly enjoying the views. The game prompted me to tears, and that says a lot. Recommended for playing Expand
  3. Nov 25, 2019
    10
    Great game overall

    The Story telling is amazing. Children will like to switch from animal to animal. Adults with get the real meaning
    Great game overall

    The Story telling is amazing.

    Children will like to switch from animal to animal.
    Adults with get the real meaning of the story.

    The game Is fairly quick and easy but there is a tone of collectible to find on the map + the landscape are just stunning.

    Great job from the guys at Mooneye. it was worth the wait :D
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  4. Nov 25, 2019
    9
    Great game if you love animals and story

    In short: 9 out of 10 Pros: Beautiful graphics, ability to posses different animals,
    Great game if you love animals and story

    In short: 9 out of 10

    Pros: Beautiful graphics, ability to posses different animals, good-written story, fine soundtrack

    Cons: minor glitches (you can finish the game without problem, though), not great optimization for PC (mine is ultrabook with intel hd), at chapters 1-3 (out of 7) it's hard to find where to go.

    So: if you love animals and walking simulators — then grab it right now!
    Maaayyybe with some discount (fully worth price of pre-order — 20$, but not worth full 30$ in current state).

    Overall I enjoyed this game :)
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  5. Nov 22, 2019
    9
    First off, you have to take your time with this game. There is nothing to be gained from this game by rushing. It isn't an action game, andFirst off, you have to take your time with this game. There is nothing to be gained from this game by rushing. It isn't an action game, and the puzzles are light but this game is more about the experience. It is an introspective game and relatively small, but in a way the amount of thinking it wants you to do based on the narrative could have you looking back at your time with Lost Ember time and time again as you face challenges in you day to day life.

    The music is great, the dialogue is mostly good and the performance has occasional stutters and frame drops, but generally the whole thing hits well, and is worth the short few hours of time you will spend with it.

    Lost Ember is a little on the pricey side in terms of game play, although the art and music quality justifies the price tag overall.

    TL:DR
    This game will not appeal to the hand on thrill ride gamer; but hits the right notes for those who are willing to take a little time to embark on a casual introspective journey of exploration.
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  6. Dec 19, 2019
    9
    I really enjoyed the five hours of the game together with a buddy. We played straight though.
    The game is a very unique experience with an
    I really enjoyed the five hours of the game together with a buddy. We played straight though.
    The game is a very unique experience with an its focus on navigation and exploration with the different animals. The game has some really awesome moments and the multiple control scheme are engaging and interesting. The story is solid but it's not really my cup of tea - I prefer the fun of the gameplay and the vast level hubs with its beautiful vegetation. After their debut mobile game, Lost Ember is a big step in the development of this young team.
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  7. Dec 4, 2019
    6
    It's not a terrible game, but as a fan of Journey, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter etc, i can't recommend this. Level design is kind of lazy,It's not a terrible game, but as a fan of Journey, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter etc, i can't recommend this. Level design is kind of lazy, lot's of copy-pasting, animations are clunky, overall feel of the game is unpolished, even unfinished. Playing as a bird sounds amazing, but what's the point when you can't even fly UP? Tons of immersion breaking invisible walls. Also, this is more of a personal nitpick, but i just can't stand the narrator. There is no other way for me to describe his voice but annoying. It's probably something personal, lol. Expand

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