Some games need an hour to get into. Other games, like Sunlight by Krillbite Studio are really short. In this case, the game is only half an hour. This means that the game has to catch your attention right away because it’s over before you know it. I was very curious to dive into Sunlight. Let me quickly share my thoughts with you!
We played Sunlight for almost an hour on PC.
The game starts with an old wise man posing a question (I will not tell you what the question is as I don’t want to spoil anything). Meanwhile, you see a tree growing. Then it’s up to you. You start walking through a beautifully drawn forest (drawn with Quill apparently). Honestly, the art style is absolutely stunning. I felt like I was walking around in an actual painting! During your walk, you’ll have to pick up flowers, and every time that you do this, the narrative continues. Different voices tell a story, but none really got me like the old man in the beginning, if I’m being honest. However, the background music was very delightful. The Steam page mentions that the music was composed by Tchaikovsky and was recorded in the Archbishop’s palace in Trondheim (Norway). On top of this, it was sun by the award-winning choir Kammerkoret Aurum. Pretty impressive, right?!
I liked the game, but I did not immediately catch up on the fact that you had to pick up the flowers. I actually went to the options menu and saw in the controls that you could pick up flowers, so that could’ve been made a little more clear maybe. Besides this, the game is very, very short (around 30 minutes) and doesn’t have active gameplay so be aware of this if you purchase Sunlight!
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