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Into The Light
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|Short game||Can be completed within 30 minutes|
|Medium length game||Takes at least 30 mins to finish|
|Full length game||As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic|
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About this gameTim is a professor at a local university. He gets lost while heading to lunch one day and accidentally witnesses a murder. He gets knocked out by the murderer and kidnapped. You must help Tim escape to freedom. (This is a one room game). There is one small catch. Tim is blind. You really do not have visuals to work with. You need to use the help of your other senses to get out.
7 people commented on this game (newest first):
Anyway, i found the puzzles quite right, and I don't see the difficulty someone found in the code breaking puzzles.
I recommend this game to everyone, for it's educational and also entertaining.
The way this premise is realised is brilliant, as you slowly build up a better idea about your surroundings through groping blindly and smelling, listening to and tasting various objects. It would be a difficult game to string out to full length but perhaps it would be interesting to attempt something similar which also included deaf and dumb characters so the three had to help each other obtain the maximum amount of information required. Rather an ambitious idea, but it could work!
The only downside of Into the Light is some nigh on impossible code breaking puzzles. I had to eventually seek help on how to solve them and the solutions are so complex I believe I never would have worked them out. Still, these overly difficult puzzles aside, the game is pulled off wonderfully from its creepy introduction to the unsettling, dark world of the blind man in a mysterious place.
One last note: I was very impressed by this game's tackling of the blindness issue. It is not sentimentalised or seen as a terrible obstacle. Main character Tim accepts his disability and overcomes it with minimum fuss. There's no monologues about how terrible it is to be blind. Tim is an inspirational figure and its easy to forget that he is any different from the average lead character once you get immersed in the game.