It Does Neither
HIGH Some lovely animation and music.
LOW An awkward tone and a terrible sense of humor.
WTF The idea of clearing the final level on Switch without the Pro Controller.
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.”