I Cardly Know Her
HIGH Meve is one of the best protagonists in ages.
LOW Exploring the overworld is pretty dull.
WTF Trying to place these events in the timeline when I haven’t read the books.
HIGH The moment-to-moment exhilaration of fighting a gigantic monster can still feel amazing.
LOW Poor training options, hunts are structurally repetitive, area transitions disrupt fights.
WTF The localization’s fourth-wall-bending goofiness is frequently obnoxious, complete with a literal “git gud” at one point.
There’s very little dialogue in The Light Keeps Us Safe. At the start of the game, the only speaking role is a woman whispering into the player’s communications device, and she’s only around for a few minutes before she leaves. However, she utters one of the most evocative opening lines I’ve heard recently.
“You are lucky, in a way. You got to hide down there for so long. But now you have to deal with it all alone.”