Lucius (Windows)

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Critic Score
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2.5
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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.5
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.3
Overall User Score (6 votes) 2.5


Critic Reviews

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80
Lucius is an adventure game with a horror theme that is squarely targeted at an adult game audience. The game features some impressive cinematics but is also marred by flawed gameplay. The premise of the game is admittedly bizarre: after all, you play as a child who is tasked to commit some gruesome murders in the name of the devil. Are you up to be the evil spawn and bring hell back to earth?
70
Everyeye.it (Oct 29, 2012)
A causa di molti difetti tecnici e di una povertà del gameplay, le scorribande per la Dante Manor non saranno così piacevoli come si possa pensare nei primi minuti di gioco. Le uccisioni sono guidate e viene lasciato poco spazio all’immaginazione se non per comprendere quali siano gli strumenti messi a disposizione per compiere l'atroce delitto: l’avventura procede in questo modo per tutta la sua durata, restringendo il campo d’azione alla mera ricerca del giusto hotspot. Ciò che soddisfa è l’utilizzo delle skill, anche se limitato alle azioni consentite, e la sceneggiatura, vero punto cardine della produzione: seppur la tensione si avverta soprattutto nelle sequenze filmate dedicate al pre e post omicidio, Shiver Games ha sfruttato benissimo la finta innocenza del bambino per enfatizzare la sequenza degli assassini vista dagli occhi delle vittime. Inutile negare l’amaro in bocca, per un’esperienza che sarebbe potuta essere ben più intrigante.
70
Softpedia (Dec 12, 2012)
We have an evil child, with an out-of-the-ordinary set of skills, who kills for power in the name of the Devil. We have a huge, detailed house filled with unsuspecting victims that are just ready to blame each other for the mysterious chain of murders. With a more flexible plot, wittier character dialogue and a better ending, this game could have been a real “blockbuster” and remind us of its Hollywood inspiration sources. In my opinion, Lucius is a mediocre game that lacks the “je ne sais quoi” feeling we gamers know and love, that drives us forward, making us stay up at night for just one more chapter.
66
Meristation (Nov 05, 2012)
Lucius es un juego muy recomendable para los aficionados al género del terror. Shiver Games ha conseguido recrear la atmósfera idónea para la actuación de un niño de este tipo y celebramos la originalidad. Pero una cosa es clara, como aventura tiene ciertos puntos flacos: una historia que debería haber sido mas trabajada (con un poco de imaginación se podía haber hecho algo mucho más brillante) y excesivamente lineal en su cometido. También ciertos aspectos en la resolución de nuestras tareas debería haber sido más claro ya que crea cierta confusión. Completar todas las misiones os puede llevar un buen tiempo, y no os asustéis al pasar las primeras en un santiamén, porque irán creciendo en dificultad, pero aún así no es un juego tremendamente difícil. Recomendamos encarecidamente el tomarse su tiempo para conocer la casa, sus habitaciones (las secretas también), sus pasillos y sus personajes, esto aumentará la duración y nos pondrá mucho más en ambiente.
65
GameSpot (Oct 26, 2012)
Lucius blends frustration with aha moments where everything briefly comes together. While you take some morbid pleasure in walking around in the cloven hooves of a chip off the old Beelzebub, it is hard to fully enjoy figuring out how to send your victims on their merry way to hell. Playing a gaming adaptation of The Omen from the perspective of the creepy little kid is certainly an original concept that will carry you along for a while, but the underdeveloped and limited mechanics make it tough to see this horror story through to its conclusion.
65
Rely on Horror (Nov 05, 2012)
If you are either a fan of 90’s PC games (and can thus deal with inferior controls) or just very intrigued by the concept, then I can recommend getting this game right now. It does not disappoint. If you can’t really decide, then waiting for this game to drop down to $10 is probably better than taking a guess.
60
Eurogamer.it (Nov 09, 2012)
Peccato, perché le premesse per qualcosa di coinvolgente ed appagante c'erano tutte e ora non ci resta che attendere la nascita di un nuovo, diabolico eroe, nella speranza che il lato oscuro non perda il suo fascino.
60
Gry OnLine (Nov 05, 2012)
Lucius łączy rozgrywkę rodem z Hitmana z klasyczną przygodówką, nasuwając przy okazji słuszne skojarzenia ze słynnym filmem Omen. Pomysł interesujący, ale jego realizacja pozostawia wiele do życzenia.
60
IGN (Nov 06, 2012)
Lucius can be unexpectedly funny and darkly satisfying but suffers from questionable and frustrating design choices.
55
RPGFan (Jan 01, 2013)
Unfortunately, this complete waste of time is asking for $20 when it should be paying you $5 for trying to play it.
55
Jeuxvideo.com (Dec 12, 2012)
On ne savait pas trop à quoi s'attendre avec ce Lucius, et il est également assez difficile d'en parler, après y avoir joué. Car si le titre n'est pas foncièrement désagréable, ses nombreux défauts, comme sa grande linéarité, la relative simplicité des missions à effectuer ou ses problèmes d'ergonomie viennent quand même entacher notre expérience de jeu. Reste une ambiance un peu angoissante plutôt sympathique, et le petit bonheur fugace d'incarner un enfant totalement démoniaque !
50
Vandal Online (Nov 15, 2012)
Como hemos dicho al principio de este análisis, la idea de ser el Anticristo y de encarnar al malo de la película es atractiva, pero su limitada jugabilidad no acompaña a la hora de ofrecer una buena experiencia de juego. Por desgracia, el guion tampoco es gran cosa y no consigue convertirse en la excusa que el juego necesita para recomendar su compra. Un título condenado al limbo de las oportunidades perdidas y que difícilmente pasará de la mera curiosidad.
50
Adventure Gamers (Oct 26, 2012)
Sometimes infernally frustrating and plagued with inconsistent design, the deeply morbid Lucius nevertheless contains some diabolical fun for those with loads of patience and a strong stomach.
45
PC Gamer (Nov 12, 2012)
A promising enough idea, Lucius shoots for the depths of hell – but poor execution lands it merely six feet under.
30
Destructoid (Nov 06, 2012)
Lacking in personality, visually ugly, harshly limited and pieced together sloppily, Lucius is a sad little waste of a good idea. I've waited years for another great game that lets you be the unrepentant bad guy. Looks like I'll have to keep waiting.