Lorelei and the Laser Eyes Review

A Modern Twist on Classic Adventure

Classic point-and-click adventure games may feel like a thing of the past, but Lorelei and the Laser Eyes brings a refreshing modernization to the genre. Developed by Simogo, known for Sayonara Wild Hearts, this puzzle game takes players on a journey through time and mystery in a truly unique way. While the style may be different, at its core, Lorelei and the Laser Eyes captures the essence of classic point-and-click adventures with its fresh story and captivating gameplay.

Unraveling a Mysterious Tale

As Lorelei, players find themselves in a dark woods near a mysterious manor, drawn in by an enigmatic invitation to an art exhibit that promises something beyond the ordinary. The game thrives on its air of mystery, leaving players to navigate through the narrative with little hand-holding. Despite the ambiguity, the game manages to keep players engaged and curious throughout its 13-hour playtime.

Players will guide Lorelei through a black and white manor, solving a variety of puzzles to unlock doors and reveal the secrets hidden within. The game’s open layout allows for different approaches to puzzles, providing a sense of freedom while still leading to key story moments and character interactions that are both witty and enigmatic.

A Diverse Range of Puzzles

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes offers a wide array of puzzles for players to solve, ranging from number-based challenges to spatial conundrums. Players will also find themselves deciphering secret messages, collecting items, and exploring Lorelei’s history in a way that ties each action back to the overarching story. The game even includes sections reminiscent of classic video game styles, adding to its charm and variety.

The entire manor is one big, masterfully assembled puzzle box.

A Unique Control Scheme

One notable aspect of Lorelei and the Laser Eyes is its single-button control scheme. While this decision aims to make the game accessible to a wider audience, it can sometimes detract from the overall experience. Players may find navigating and interacting with the environment to be more challenging than necessary due to the limited control options.

Despite this drawback, the game’s engrossing world and unsettling atmosphere help to mitigate any frustrations caused by the control scheme. With its captivating visual style and haunting imagery, Lorelei and the Laser Eyes keeps players engaged and intrigued as they delve deeper into its mysteries.