We review Metropolis: Lux Obscura, a film noir inspired narrative title held together by Match-Three style puzzle battles.
With four different endings and a variety of different unlockable abilities, there’s a decent degree of depth to the game, although the gritty, curious, and questionable wrapping the game comes within may be more than enough to deter people. If you are one of those who wish to see beyond it though, you’ll find a depth in Metropolis: Lux Obscura which touches lightly on some of the depth of the prestigious PuzzleQuest: Challenge of the Warlords.
The game follows the story of a Jon Lockhart, a man freshly released after many years imprisoned after being framed for the death of his friend. In classic, self-destructive noir style he then sets off to prove he isn’t a criminal by doing lots of violent things to people — albeit, bad people.
Metropolis: Lux Obscura is available now on PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.