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PS4 Game Review



Lunar Axe


Format: PS4
Publisher: Ops Game Studio
Developer: Ops Game Studio
RRP: £3.99
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Age Restrictions: 12+
Release Date: 18 April 2024

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake, you find yourself trapped inside the ruins of a collapsed building. Now, you must find a way to escape this abandoned house, unravel the mystery behind the strange tremors, and meet the guardian spirit of a mystical artifact. Investigate, collect, match clues and objects through various puzzles and scenes. Find historical items that will help you understand the mystery that surrounds the city. Explore different locations based on real environments that offer a perfect combination of legend and history, learning more about the real facts that inspired the game with a gallery of references...


The locations and story are inspired by real places

Lunar Axe is a point-and-click adventure game with locations and story inspired by real places with hand-drawing art. You must solve puzzles and explore different environments to find a mystical weapon and discover the mystery behind the earthquakes that are destroying the city.

As point-and-click adventure games go, Lunar Axe appears, on the surface, to be fairly run-of-the-mill. However, as the game moves ever forward you soon start to scratch its hidden depths. That's if you can get on with the mechanics. While, usually, hand drawn artwork is viewed as a unique selling point, with Lunar Axe, the stylistic illustrations make the game a little more complicated than it should be.


The game sees you trapped inside the ruins of a collapsed building

For example, there are parts of the game where you must find hidden objects in the environment. There's a check list of objects you have to spot and as you click on them they are crossed off the list. The problem here is that the artwork is so scrappy that spotting the items is very hit and miss. In the end I just moved the cursor around the screen hitting the "X" button in a hopes of getting lucky.

The majority of the puzzles are fairly straightforward enough, and the narrative is engaging, driving you ever forward. While not an essential purchase, for the RRP there's enough interest here to keep casual puzzlers occupied for a short while.


Nick Smithson.

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