[Nintendo Switch] The Lightbringer Review
The Lightbringer from Rock Square Thunder and Zordix is a story-driven adventure platform game on Nintendo Switch. Learn more in our The Lightbringer review!
The Lightbringer from Rock Square Thunder and Zordix is a story-driven adventure platform game on Nintendo Switch. You must eradicate the corruption by collecting the light shards you find along the way so that you can reach the gate at the end and use its power to destroy the slime surrounding it. Your sister used to be the protector of the land, but she’s now gone, and it’s now up to you to take on the title of Lightbringer, to use the light within and the light shards to fix things. As you travel through each level, you can use the boomerang to ring the bells you find to learn more about the world of The Lightbringer and its lore.
You’ll move your character with the left analog stick, jumping and double jumping with the B button and running with the R button. Press the A button, and you will roll away from danger. Once you gain your weapon – a boomerang – you can aim with the ZL button and attack with the Y button. If you press and hold down the Y button, you can charge up your attack so that you can throw the boomerang even further. If you grab something with the X button, you can then drop it with the X button. To get a better view of your surroundings, use the right analog stick to move the look around.
At the end of each level, you’ll get to see how many light shards you collected, how many special crystals you found, if you collected all of the available life potions, and if you found the story-related objects. You can also aim to speedrun a level by checking how much time it took you to complete the stage and then trying to find a faster route so that you can improve your total time. While most of the light shards will be on the main path to explore, the red crystals will usually be hidden out of sight, behind wooden barriers, or hidden in spots that are away from the main route you need to take.
While the focus is obviously on the platforming, The Lightbringer will also have some enemies made from the corruption that you’ll have to fight to open up new paths as you search for keys to open doors. You’ll also end up running into some bosses that will be more challenging than the regular enemies without ever feeling overwhelming. The first boss will be easy to decipher, but every subsequent boss will add something new, bumping up the challenge with every new one that you fight.
The Lightbringer is a pleasant 3D story-driven platforming adventure with a chill atmosphere, a good difficulty curve, and a fun gameplay loop that will keep you coming back for more as you set out to use the light to destroy the corruption and the darkness before its too late. The Lightbringer is out on Nintendo Switch with a $14.99 price, and it’s one to check out on Nintendo Switch.
This The Lightbringer review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Zordix.