Today, I will give you a short yet pleasing review of the game, Planet of Lana. So, there’s Lana and her sister Ilo, right? They’re just chilling in their serene fishing village that’s literally floating on water. Super cool, huh? They’re living their best life – playing around and learning the ropes of the game. But just as you’re starting to feel comfy, BAM!
The game flips into something straight out of “War of the Worlds.” Menacing machines drop from the sky, wrecking the place and kidnapping folks left and right. However, Ilo gets nabbed and Lana, she manages to hide.
Now, Lana’s got a mission. Picture that one last quest you need to complete to finish the game – that’s Lana’s life now. She’s determined to rescue her sister, the only family she’s got after their parents’ death, and she’s taking us with her on this wild adventure.
The game’s all about action and puzzles, like a good ol’ platformer. But here’s the kicker – you’re not just shoved from one challenge to another. Nah, the devs here let you roam around and soak in the beauty of the game. Pretty neat, huh?
Say Hello to Mui
So, on her journey, Lana bumps into this weird but adorable animal, Mui. It’s like a cat but way cooler. Mui’s your secret weapon against all the traps and puzzles in the game. The bond Lana and Mui form is the beating heart of this story – it’s all about friendship, teamwork, and a shared mission to save humanity.
Keeping Up With Lana and Mui
Mui’s a beast at dealing with obstacles – switches, ropes, wires, monsters, you name it. Just remember, the little furball can’t swim. So, Lana’s gotta help it out. But don’t worry, our girl Lana’s no damsel in distress.
She also got skills – breaking boards, moving stuff, controlling mechanisms, and even hacking sentry drones. With a little brainpower, they can power through anything the game throws at them.
It’s All About the Teamwork
In this part of the Planet of Lana review, we will talk about teamwork. The game’s all about cooperation. Lana and Mui gotta be sneaky and smart to survive. Like using tall grass as a hiding spot or one of them distracting enemies while the other makes a move. There’s no straight-up combat here.
Check your guns at the door, folks. Because, you will use your brains and your environment to take down enemies, like dropping a boulder on ’em.
But don’t get cocky, these machines are anything but easy. They’re quick, relentless, and their AI is unbelievable.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
This game’s got no dialogues. Just the occasional shout from Lana calling out for her sister and some cryptic phrases in an unknown language. But don’t worry, the plot’s still solid, thanks to short cinematic scenes that really flesh out the story.
An Epic Adventure Awaits
The game world of Planet of Lana is packed with variety. From lush green landscapes to dark caves, vast expanses of water, and even sizzling deserts. You’ll also face a range of enemies, each with unique attack methods. It’s anything but boring. There’s repetition, sure, but the game’s creativity more than makes up for it.
Music to Your Ears
Let’s not forget the awesome soundtrack by Takeshi Furukawa, the genius behind The Last Guardian’s music. The tunes blend perfectly with the natural game sounds, making the game even more immersive.
The End is Just the Beginning
The game ends quite abruptly, leaving you wishing for a more epic final showdown. But hey, it’s a solid 6-hour run with plenty of hidden altars and puzzles to keep you hooked. It’s the kind of game you don’t mind finishing because the journey is just so epic.
Final Verdict: A Must-Play
Planet of Lana is a beautifully crafted game that combines great gameplay, stunning visuals, and a captivating storyline. It works well with both gamepad and keyboard, and it pulls you in with its heartwarming tale of love and friendship. This could be the indie game of 2023 that leaves you with nothing but good vibes.
Planet of Lana Review
I will rate this game, a solid 9.5 out of 10.
- Breathtaking art style
- Engaging storyline and top-notch level design
- Soul-stirring music by Takeshi Furukawa
- Well-balanced puzzle difficulty
- A bit too many easy tasks
- Mui could use a bit of a brain boost
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