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At a Glance
|ESRB Rating:||NR - Not Rated|
|My Rating:||Ages 6 and up|
|Review Published On:||January 15, 2017|
Game saves when you leave the store (not when you QUIT at the store, when you return to the level from the store).
There is some mild violence, as you'll be shooting various monsters with your flaming arrows. However, nothing is graphically depicted, so this isn't much of a concern.
The title is more than a pun however. In this game, light is very rare, making every light source you have very valuable. Your main light source is also your primary weapon: fiery arrows. When you ready an arrow, your character will automatically lite it, creating a large glow around you. But it's not a good idea to leave an arrow notched: they slowly burn out, ultimately giving you a small window where they are useful. An alternative is to fire an arrow into a hanging lantern, as this will lite the lantern and reflect the arrow someplace new.
Eventually though, you'll run low on arrows and succumb to the dangers hidden by the omnipresent darkness. When this happens, you're taken to the store where you can spend any coins you found on upgrades. Each upgrade tips the game ever more slightly in your favor, and this allows your future trips to reach deeper and deeper into the depths below.
Since the average romp through the dungeon lasts only a few minutes at best, this is game is well suited for those times when you need a little break. The simple graphics and sound add to the charm as well!
Points of Interest
There's no limit to the number of times you can enter the ruins -- something that's rather important considering how frequently you're gonna die. That said, nothing feels cheap or unfair. Every death could have been avoided with a little more care or careful use of your arrows.