Reviews for Lucius [Playfire]


Interesting, but Wears Off Fast

crazygrouptrio | July 29, 2013 | See all crazygrouptrio's reviews »

In this game you play as a young kid, given demonic powers by Satan himself (his shadow has horns, cool effect) and you basically spend your time figuring out ways to use your powers and craftiness to kill off members of the household one at a time (butcher, maid, etc). This starts off really interesting, and being able to explore the entire house is neat, but the experience wears off fast. By about your third or fourth kill you will have gotten the gist of the game and it becomes monotonous, and puzzles become more annoying than clever. If you like creepy, puzzle games, you'll enjoy Lucius for at least a little while.


Creepiness Wears Off

DocNuka | July 7, 2013 | See all DocNuka's reviews »

The game is a puzzle-horror game, and unlike a lot of horror games you are all-powerful basically. The initial creepiness factor of being an innocent six-year old who has the power of Satan wears off, and it becomes an average puzzle game after the novelty wears off. The graphics are okay and the game is fairly good even after the horror wears off. Overall, if the game is on sale you should buy it if you are a horror or puzzle game fan.


Fun puzzle game

TGAlan | July 5, 2013 | See all TGAlan's reviews »

Lucius is a fun puzzle game combined with demonic references.You are the son of Lucifer and must kill people for him.It has very clever puzzles that can take up a lot of your time but whenever you finish a puzzle you get the feeling that it was so obvious.The story is good and keeps you guessing but the game is rather short if you finish the puzzles fast.The cinematics are satisfying.But the game ends on a cliffhanger which leaves the story unresolved.


No replay value

tusccar | May 6, 2013 | See all tusccar's reviews »

I had such high hopes for the game and was let down. Its a unique game and is well done, however it is plagued by small annoyances, a very bland story, predictable outcomes on every front and not enough player/environment interaction. The story follows the relative path of the movie The Omen. You are the son of the devil and are in the grooming stages to become what you are meant to be. You will be visited and guided along by the devil here and there and will find little joy in exploring your environment. The most enjoyable part is exploring the house and as stated, that is rather boring. There are certain people you have to kill and there is little wiggle room when it comes to you choosing how they die. What you need to do is normally highlighted as to make things very easy. The deaths are unique and the cutscenes are well done, but unfortunately that does not save this game. Is it worth $20? I dont think that it is. But that is just my opinion. There is no replay value as the game has a set path that it follows and it guides you by telling you what you have to do. It should have gone about telling what you CAN do but not made you do it. Unfortunately this game was a let down. Still enjoyable but not enjoyable enough for $20. The short, bland story, boring environment and lack of replay value bring this game down. Which is a shame.


Mediocre at best

Infiltrator | May 2, 2013 | See all Infiltrator's reviews »

I can't believe these games make it to the market in a shape like Lucious. A lot of segments of the game, like combat, feel like an afterthought. The way you kill people is also pretty much set in stone, so you can't really do what you want - you have to follow the script.


An evil Kid

wolferatus | May 2, 2013 | See all wolferatus's reviews »

This game is realy good, played a lot of times and if you like adventures or point and click games this game will be good for you too, the kill endings are realy hard and some puzzles are not so easy. if you make a mistake you have to play the level again, the ending is a little bit bad but the game selfe is very nice.


Love it

Dashassin2 | April 30, 2013 | See all Dashassin2's reviews »

Lucius is a horror/adventure game by new Finnish developer ‘Shiver Games’. The game features a young boy, who also happens to be the son of Lucifer, and is evidently inspired by ‘The Omen’ trilogy (or quadrilogy if you really want to include the fourth part); of course the game creators clearly acknowledge that, as Lucius pays homage to the classic evil/demonic child horror movies. Additionally, they have decided to give the title a rather original twist, giving the player the chance to play as the murdering 6 year old. And the game rocks!


The game tries too much

kittyp | Jan. 19, 2013 | See all kittyp's reviews »

Most of the game is pleasant puzzle solving while only giving subtle clues and has some side quests to do while you figure out the solutions. However, it also has some fighting thrown in and is very bad at it, which is why I found the game unbeatable. And because of its linearity, the game just isn't worth replaying.


Evil Kid

xydanus | Jan. 18, 2013 | See all xydanus's reviews »

Lucius is mean evil kid that reminds me of movie called "The Omen". He is also main character of the game. Lucius has "superpowers", which will help him in his quest to kill people in many creative ways. Unfortunately player has no option to choose which way to kill. This is sad, because game gets boring after few hours as it repeats itself. If every kill suppose to be a puzzle, it is very easy to figure out. Game sets in a mansion but it has various places like garage, cellar and garden in it. Gameplay is adventure like. Lucius sneaks int he shadows of the mansion and sometimes does good deeds for his mother so no one suspects anything. Lucius can touch different objects with or without "superpowers". There is not much player can do in this game, but if you think it sounds interesting and you like just play without adrenaline in your veins, Lucius may be for you.


Very limited

Lekes | Jan. 6, 2013 | See all Lekes's reviews »

I enjoyed most of this game, although there was unfortunately no chance to get creative with the way you kill the characters, you just have to do what you're supposed to. This was still pretty fun though, it's just a shame that the characters didn't do what they were supposed to. Some of the pathfinding was dreadful, one character in particular spent ages turning around in circles instead of heading to the room they kept saying they were off to. There's also an encounter later on which is very buggy - your attacks pass straight through your enemies, they get stuck, teleport to right behind you and instantly end the game, you get stuck on furniture, sometimes everyone gets stuck and you have to quit and restart. This encounter is a lot easier when the game switches to first person view, unfortunately this seems to be a bug as there's no option for it anywhere and it happens sporadically at best. And maybe I'm being picky, but if I'm an evil kid I want to at least be able to hit someone when they're down... Also the spelling is pretty poor in places.


A good game

Cavalieroscuro | Nov. 15, 2012 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »

Lucius is essentially a graphic adventure. Your goal is to kill a lot of target, but doing so will require some pianification. You can't, for example,going to kill someone when you want, but you must follow some steps and finally arrive to kill him. The game is good but it has a false sense of freedom because you can't really decide nothing. To help yourself to become the "ultimate Anti-Christ" you will obtain some powers, but most of them are really usefull. Graphic is nothing special, yes the game filter is good and give the game an "ancient" look, but the 3D models of character are poor.Soundtrack is nothing special at all,you will forgot each themes after you will finish this game. the end of the story, Lucius is a good graphic adventure with some problems,if you like the genre for sure you will appreciate it, if not...give it a try when it will be on deal.