Radiant One Review
Pulled from their Steam page:
“Radiant One is an illusory, story-driven adventure with mystical elements.
Trying to escape from boring life and social media, one day Daniel found a mysterious book about lucid dreams. Very quickly he was able to do incredible things, create amazing worlds and fly during sleep until one day his dreams fell under the power of something inexplicable, something terrible conceived by the Universe itself… Help Daniel survive, pass the test and get enlightenment.
Radiant One inspired by minimalist 3D design, is a unique, hand-crafted world of Daniel to explore. It’s designed to be easy for everyone to pick up, enjoy and complete.”
Radiant One is a Story Driven, Adventure, Indie game with RPG element, Jul 30, 2018, Developed and Published by Fntastic.
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Sips and Toasts
What stood out? The blend between reality and dream was a bit refreshing. The scene building and flow was really very pleasant
What hurts this game the most? The game play for Radiant One is just shy of an hour, yes, under an hour. For a game thats 5$’s I would expects a few hours of structured story play.
Content/Design: 8 – The game design is Isometric featuring a great cell shaded realistic art. Really very enjoyable simple art aesthetic with a fantastic blending between reality and dream worlds.
Controls: 6 – Left click and moving your mouse, these two controls are all you need to worry about. There are different times where you lead the Character Daniel around the game with clicks and other times where you have to time your clicks to make sure to get through a specific scenario. Simple controls, but it works for the game play.
Fun Factor: 7 – If you are able to get into an interactive story, this one can be fun. Also, if you aren’t a typical gamer, you may really enjoy the non typical styling of this game.
Gameplay: 7 – There isn’t much of a learning curve for you here, just read through the game and jump into the story. If you die in the game, you start back up really very quickly from before your death.
Graphics: 8 – Nice look to the game, its pleasant and you can tell that they put effort into making the living spaces look normal and livable. Detail is given to the environments and the character design while keeping the simplistic feeling.
Music/Sound: 10 – Radiant One prompts you to use headphones at the game boot up, it really lends to help build the atmosphere and the feel for the game. Like most good music and audio, it’s hard to notice, but just right for keeping you immersed.
Replay Value: 3 – Well, with such a short story, there isn’t much replay value here unless you want to share this game with another person and let them play.
Story: 6 – Without going too far into detail, the story is about Daniel who wants to master his dreams, to control his mind best while dreaming. The game takes through his realization of why he wants to control these dreams. Again, I would have preferred there to be more to the length of story and content
Final Score – 6.8
Ones : Radiant One did a great job with its scene building and its consideration to the story. Seeming giving you a look at how to overcome your own fears.
Zeroes : The largest hurt for Radiant One is the length of the game. If they extend the length of the game they would also need to add different controls to the game, adding to the options of ways to interact with this lovely world.
Well, here we are, this a short game, but a pleasant and enjoyable one. Radiant One is a nice romp in to the developers small reality they built. For 5$, this one may be worth it for you! Let us know if it has peaked your interest!