After the demo was released in November 2023, the game She And The Light Bearer from Mojiken Studio finally released on Steam. From the first time it was introduced, the game promised to have absolutely beautiful visuals. But the question is, of course, does this game have a quality that is more than just visual?
In a short sentence, you could say She And The Light Bearer provide an experience that I did not expect. For more details, let’s see reviews This.
Journey to Save the Forest
You will play as Firefly who takes on a big task. He must explore the forest and awaken a forest spirit named Mother. If not, the Devourer will appear and destroy the forest.
Along the way, Firefly will meet several characters. They will help provide paths and tools to find Mother. This assistance is certainly not free. Because he is the “chosen one” to save the forest, he must carry out several tasks to prove himself.
She And The Light Bearer is a game with point and click genre. The tasks and problems you face are simple puzzles. To solve them, you have to find and/or use the objects you find.
Overall, the puzzle is deep She And The Light Bearer Just normal. Which object you should click on is shown with its own visual effect. In addition, the character giving the task or puzzle usually provides directions for its solution.
Admittedly, there are some puzzles that require backtracking, but you usually only need to move one area to find the solution you’re looking for. This means that the experience you get will feel linear.
But that doesn’t matter because in She And The Light Bearer, gameplay not the main highlight. What makes the game memorable is the story and presentation of the story.
Everyone Brings Their “Hope”.
Since the prologue, She And The Light Bearer immediately shows its quality from a visual point of view. All visuals in the game, from the settings to the characters, are images hand-drawn which looks very beautiful. Almost all scene and the area you deserve to be screenshots. Don’t worry, after completing the game you will get a gallery for it.
Along with the visuals, the music in She And The Light Bearer also complete your trip. The majority of the music in this game is very relaxing like a green forest.
While the graphics and audio of the game are very good, one thing that really caught my attention was the characters. And boy they are so endearing.
All characters in She And The Light Bearer has a very thick personality. This makes all the interactions and dialogues that occur in the game interesting to watch. The star in this game is of course Firefly, the main character.
Despite being the “chosen one” to carry out an important task, Firefly is not a hero character. He is a very young firefly, perhaps too young to take on the task of saving a forest from evil creatures. He is kind, but still very innocent of the outside world.
Often he is confused, annoyed, and also afraid when interacting with other characters or faced with unfamiliar situations. These emotions are well shown through the various expressions he shows. Coupled with the appropriate writing and dialogue sound, Firefly’s expressions and other characters are also one of the reasons why all the characters are in She And The Light Bearer feels natural.
Firefly as the main character also has a consistent character. After learning new things and proving himself, he is still afraid and confused by what he is facing. The fear he felt also got stronger when the game approached the end. Because despite what she’s been through, being the only hope to save “the world” isn’t easy, especially for a young Firefly who has never seen the world. But in the midst of all that, he kept going and carrying out his duties.
At some point I felt even more connected to Firefly and his journey on She And The Light Bearer. I was wondering why. What makes the game point and click with this fairy tale style story can touch.
When I finished playing I finally realized: what Firefly went through was not much different from what we experience. Indeed, we are not the ones chosen to save the world. But in this life we will often face various trials. Ready or not, this ordeal must be passed, whether it’s for oneself or others.
Sometimes, the trials you face may be too heavy and foreign. You are hesitant and afraid to even make a decision and move on. But in the end you have to keep moving forward, because what you want to achieve is on the other end. If you mean it, the whole world will try to help you get there.
Maybe your interpretation is different, and that’s okay. Because story mediums such as games can indeed generate different opinions and interpretations from each player. One thing is clear She And The Light Bearer managed to make me silent and think about interpreting the short story in it.
She And The Light Bearer may not provide experience gameplay challenging or up-to-date. But for two to three hours playing it, this game will take you to an adventure that will move you.