Game: The Lighthouse
Available Platforms: PC, XBox One, PS4
Reviewed on: PC
Genre: Horror, Story rich
Developer: Shadow Knight Studio
Release date: October 31, 2019
The Lighthouse is an early access horror game that places the player in shoes of Irvine, a detective who is searching for a missing girl. Set in 1960’s Maine, the game takes place in an abandoned (haunted) house. There is a psychological element as well due to Irvine dealing with the tragic loss of his own daughter who shares her name with the missing girl Lily. The game is scored by Mimi Page and her haunting music serves to draw the player into the world.
- Story. The Lighthouse takes the players into a haunted house style experience while playing as a detective searching for a missing young girl. The detective has suffered his own loss and the player will witness his memories and tragic past.
- Graphics. The game is simply gorgeous! Every detail feels like it was lovingly crafted.
- Score. The entire reason that I got this game! I went to a lecture on “The art of musical expression:Composing emotionally captivating music and sound design in video games” (what a mouthful!) presented by Mimi Page. Mimi scored this game and some of the examples that she showed in her presentation was from The Lighthouse. I enjoyed not just what I saw in the trailer, but what I heard. I think the music in this game really makes it great!
- Short. The game is in early access and currently incomplete. I was very disappointed when I saw the screen indicating that I had completed it as I had so many unanswered questions! I look forward to the next chapter, but the problem with that is there are so many other games out there to play that I tend to forget about games like this and never return to them.
The Lighthouse is a beautifully done horror game that uses an amazing score to pull the player into the game and hold them there until they complete the game. The game is in Early Access and so is still incomplete so at the time of this writing there are only two chapters. This is a bit disappointing, as the entire thing can be completed in less than an hour. Still, the game is very fun so far, and has a nice spooky element!
Does this weeks game sound interesting to you? You can pick up The Lighthouse for yourself over on the Steam store today!
I Rate this game 88 out of 100
Check out my first impressions video below: