Lost Ember is an adventure game that lets you wear the skin of very different animals – from a wolf and a wombat to birds and fishes. It combines mystery, philosophy, adventure and incredibly beautiful environment. You can download Lost Ember for Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch and enjoy its soulful beauty.
When the developers are so deeply into nature, they do their best to make every blade of grass, every feather of the smallest duckling, and every wolf’s hair. Colors are bright, the landscapes are rich, and the lights are blinding. The world is made as charming as it can be for an animal or a bird, and you can get real vertigo when descending as a bird or floating downstream as a fish.
So, your character is now a wolf. Are you leading a spirit of a man who was refused to enter the real afterlife? Or is he leading you? Well, no matter. You must be one to find the way to the mystical City of Light, the road to the afterlife. And on your way, you can become other animals, birds or fishes, seeing the world through their eyes now.
So, if you need to be a brutal force, you can possess a buffalo. To swim underwater, you need to become a fish or a turtle. Flying birds can get over the mountains and see the world from above. And, though most missions are quite passable when you’re in your original wolf shape, it’s just great to explore the world from unexpected points of view.
It’s a story of mutual help: the animal gets understanding and magic powers from the spirit. In return, it provides interaction with the physical world. This connection works magic, and the developers managed to deliver this feeling.
Lost Ember is released for various platforms, and it’s adjusted for various types of controls. Console editions are controlled with gamepads of corresponding platforms, and a PC edition is by default controlled with keyboard and mouse (though gamepads are also connectible). Regardless of the platform, the controls are similar to most third-person adventures. Yet each animal has its own specifics; it may be correct in terms of recreating the experience when one enters a new body, but it makes you relearn controls each time you reembody.
Replay Value 4/5
A revelation only works once; so it is with quests or puzzles, the same it is with Lost Ember as an adventure. The main linear quest takes about five hours to complete. On the other hand, it’s just fun to explore new domains, possessing the body of another living creature.
The Bottom Line
It’s an unusual game that doesn’t require you to kill anyone or anything, to compete with others and even with bots, or to get better than yesterday. Philosophical and contemplative, it’s one of the most self-sufficient gaming experiences of 2019, and it’s short enough for you to at least try it.
It’s a very emotional game, combining spiritual experience and animal instincts. How could the developers fulfill it in a game? Download Lost Ember to learn that, and if you tune into it right, you’ll never be the same again.
- Graphics 5
- Gameplay 5
- Controls 4.5
- Replay Value 4
Incredibly beautiful visuals (especially for an indie game);
Beautiful music contributing to the overall impression;
Moderate system requirements.
The idea may seem too unusual;
Controls changing as you enter new animals.
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LOST EMBER FAQ
Q1. Where can I download Lost Ember for my Windows platform?
A1. You can download it from the Steam store. You will find the link on the direct page of Lost Ember on Steam behind the “Get Game” section. The game is available for Windows 7, 8, and 10.
Q2. Which other platforms offer the Lost Ember download process?
A2. You can download the Lost Ember game for Windows, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4. You will find the links on the official website of Lost Ember.
Q3. Is Lost Ember a free download game?
A3. No, it is not free. You have to pay before you are able to download it. We provide you links on official stores.
Q4. Do I need to stay online to play Lost Ember?
A4. No, after that game will be downloaded on your device, you don’t have to stay online. But you need to have a strong Internet connection during the downloading process.
Q5. Where can I check out the demo of Lost Ember?
A5. There is no demo version of this game. But there are numerous trailers if you want to see how Lost Ember looks like. Read our review of the game and check out gameplay videos on YouTube.
Q6. When was the full game of Lost Ember released?
A6. It was released on November 22, 2019. The game was created by Mooneye Studios. Developers continue to add updates there.
Q7. What does the latest version contain?
A7. Developers provided a new patch of updates, including customizable controls, fixed bugs, and awards systems.
Q8. Is Lost Ember unblocked for everyone?
A8. Yes, this game does not have age restrictions. You can play whenever you want.
Q9. Where can I find the Lost Ember torrent?
A9. We don’t share links on unreliable sources here. Beware! Torrents may contain viruses. There is no guarantee that your device will be safe.
Q10. Will Lost Ember be free to play?
A10. Developers did not share such plans with the audience. It is highly unlikely that Lost Ember will become free. However, you can save your money by downloading this game and Soundtrack Bundle in a pack, as there is a 15 percent discount.
Q11. How much does Lost Ember cost?
A11. It costs $29.99 on Steam.