Happy Friday circle of Earth. And what timing too, on this Eurovision Song Contest weekend. Minus the 2, don’t you think Pursuit of Light is the perfect title for a Eurovision winner? It carries all the optimism, hope, cheese, and reaching for the sky the competition is famous for. After semi-final one I have to say my heart is with Belgium, but your smart money should always be on Sweden.
Full disclosure: I’ve only played the first three levels, so I’m in no position to offer any sort of authoritative critique here – this is purely a tell-it-like-I’ve-seen-it account.
Visually, first impressions of Lemon Jam Studio’s Pursuit of Light 2 are stunning. The backgrounds and cut-scenes are simply gorgeous. The music is also very soothing, with a mysterious and slightly cryptic edge to it. Check out the image above though – is the character from Journey missing a hoodie? Thatgamecompany has a lot to answer for.
Gameplay-wise, Pursuit of Light 2 makes me feel like someone has gone to an awful lot of trouble to try and teach me left from right. And when I grow up, I’m gonna have a very weird associative issue with Moons being left, and Stars being right. Maybe in higher levels gameplay gets more complex, but so far it’s a very simple platform puzzler explored one step at a time by hitting the left or right half of your Siri Remote, depending if the next step tells you it is a Moon or a Star.
It’s hard to write it off this early because it’s so lovely to look at and listen to – surely there is more to come.
Pursuit of Light 2 is free to play so jump in and give it a go, and let us know on the Facebook link up the top of this page if you’re digging it.
Cheers for now.