At the bottom of an old ruin, a young girl named Mion awakens with no memory of how she arrived at this dreadful place. Guided by two fireflies, Mion must solve puzzles, outwit monsters, and avoid traps to escape the darkness!Read full description
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At the bottom of an old ruin, a young girl named Mion awakens with no memory of how she arrived at this dreadful place. Guided by two fireflies, Mion must solve puzzles, outwit monsters, and avoid traps to escape the darkness!
In htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary, you will guide Mion's escape from her dark confines by controlling two fireflies—Lumen and Umbra. Direct Mion's movements as Lumen, and destroy obstacles as the shadowy Umbra. Untold mysteries await as you guide Mion to the surface, overcoming traps and puzzles along the way. But be warned—the shadows are never far, and they're always hungry...
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This pack consists of 2 fantastic games, as well as their soundtracks and digital art books added for good measure: - A Rose in the Twilight is a platform / puzzle game in which you help Rose and her indestructible giant companion through the ruins of a castle that has lost its colors over the natural passage of time. Its excellent soundtrack accompanies the player between the different levels, the themes are suspenseful and pose the atmosphere appropriately. The sound effects are discreet and reinforce the impression of heavy silence of the frozen environment, that sound of footsteps resonating, creaking of cogs and crunches of broken bones. The animations are minimalist but capture the personalities of the characters better than long dialogues. They also serve to water down (without trying to hide) the violence of the deed that Rose will undergo throughout the adventure. The two protagonists have various skills and the majority of the puzzles will play on the synergy of the group to progress in the tables. At first glance the game is slow and it is possible to be somewhat frustrated by controls not always very practical especially when targeting the elements / characters, death is then frequent in addition to being an important part of the scenario. Each environment offers a different puzzle theme, the short lifespan of the title avoids it falling into redundancy by proposing a progressive difficulty until the last tables with some exercises of logic and reflexes rather full. Lovers of speed can subsequently redo the different levels in time attack. Finally, there are also some secrets to recover, scattered in corners sometimes frankly twisted. The story is unpretentious, shown through various cut (e) scenes and optional flashbacks. The characters do not speak but the scenes are clear enough for the player to understand what is going on. Overall a nice title to play and replay in addition to being offered at an affordable price. What are you waiting for? - htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary is a puzzle based platformer. You play as a pair of fireflies, a light one named Lumen and a dark counterpart named Umbra. Your job is to use these two beings to help a young girl named Mion find her way out of a scary set of ruins where she has no memory of how she got there or who she is. Throughout the game's progress, you will find memory fragments to assist Mion in finding her identity. Rather than control the main character, your task is to lead her around the map by following a ball of light and using it to overcome obstacles and solve puzzles, which usually lead to her path being cleared. A unique twist of a concept and the platform puzzles only get more challenging as the game progresses. The games musical tones only add to the overall atmosphere that makes it awesome, ranging from dark and brooding, too cute and hopeful (during memories). Everything is pleasing to the ears. I can imagine if you play with your eyes closed, the music helps you picture the exact same game. As far as my experience playing the game, I went in completely blind and had no idea what to expect. Having read very little of the promo material before playing I was fully expecting to be surprised and I was. I would have never guessed what the basic premise of the game was or what character I would be controlling. If you like "different" kinds of gameplay ideas, this is right up your alley. Any fan of puzzlers will be charmed by Firefly Diary as well.
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