Today I’m taking a look at Lucie from vm.cabello which is available in the Steam store. The price currently is $1.99 (USD). The game released on March 15, 2018, and I have had my eye on it for some time. If you have ever had a chance to play The Witch’s House, then you will enjoy this game as well. I enjoyed The Witch’s House and figured I would enjoy this as it is within the same genre.
Lucie is a story about a girl who awakens in a room to only find she is trapped in another’s dream. You’ll spend your time searching through rooms, avoiding deadly traps, and solving puzzles to get to the bottom of who’s dream are you in and why are you there.
Based on a top-down view, the graphics are a throwback. Character models and the room design is spot on for what this game will offer. Doom and gloom. The mood is set with eerie tones and color choices. Is this going to test the limits of your HD or 4k monitor? No, but it will be enjoyable to play and easy on the eyes. Death scenes are done well and it becomes almost fun to see how Lucie could possibly be killed. Even if you know what the answer to the puzzle is.
Where the game is set in a simple graphical form, the sounds do the game justice. Creepy noises of things just off screen. The click when you finally solve the puzzle and something is triggered within the room. These are the sounds that help Lucie become what it is. A horror game with suspense. From footsteps to the crow’s caw, everything has been done well.
Check out the video below to hear the audio for yourself:
Lucie is a point and clicks game. There is limited controller support but my experience was better just using a mouse. As Lucie, you’ll be traveling around the house. Going from room to room, solving puzzles to move on within the game.
Each puzzle will have a Dreamer’s Diary. Each one of these diaries will direct you on what needs to be done to get onto the next puzzle. Along with the entries are books, pictures and other items for you to read and learn from to help solve the puzzle. You’ll spend time searching in the rooms, looking for clues to help unlock the next door. As you play on, more and more of the story will unfold as will the complexity of each puzzle.
Puzzles will be as simple as finding a code and entering it to advance. They can also be as difficult as having to go between several rooms to get the proper solution. None of the puzzles are terribly hard but will require some research. Lucie will challenge you at times. It’s a good challenge though and will give you that moment of satisfaction when you finally solve the puzzle and continue through the store.
My time spent with Lucie was unfortunately short. The total time to finish the game is about an hour and a half. I would have liked to have seen a little bit more game time, but the time I did spend was fun! Overall, Lucie is a puzzle game that has its moments of a challenge but never so much that it makes you want to stop. You want to get to the end and find out what is truly happening. What is happening? I’ll leave that up to you to go and find out.