[PlayStation 4] Lucid Cycle Review
Lucid Cycle from eastasiasoft and Tonguç Bodur is a first-person surreal journey on PlayStation 5. Check our Lucid Cycle review!
Lucid Cycle from eastasiasoft and Tonguç Bodur is a first-person surreal journey on PlayStation 5. You’ll be venturing into a series of vignettes in a dream world that are probably trying to tell you something about what is going on in your character’s life. You’ll be taking on different short segments in what could be called a walking sim style of experience with some puzzles to solve here and there.
Do what is needed, and you will be rewarded with a portal that will take you back to your apartment. Once there, you’ll interact with a lamp that will somehow talk to you – maybe it’s an AI? After this, a door will open into a small studio showing a blank canvas and some paint nearby. Interact with the canvas, and you will slowly start to complete the painting after each successful dream. These dreams will take you through areas that will only have some cabins with weird creatures inside, a small city where you need to destroy several glowing squares, a field where a giant human will step on you, and more.
Since it’s a first-person experience, your character will walk around with the left analog stick, and you can move the camera with the right one. If you press in on the left analog stick, you’ll be able to run in order to speed things up. You can interact with objects with the Square button and can sometimes shoot out spheres with the R2 button. You’ll use these spheres for many different things, such as changing weird worm-like creatures into candy and sweets, knocking out some sailor clones, or shooting at human-like T-Pose entities so that they turn around, thus allowing you to use their arms as platforms to get to the portal.
Trophy-wise, this one has a full list with a Platinum trophy for you to add to your collection, and the good news for trophy hunters is that there are no missable trophies! As long as you complete the game, you’ll be able to add one new Platinum trophy to your count. The list is a short one with 1 Silver trophy and 11 Gold trophies that will pop as you complete specific dream sequences, such as finishing the dream of the mushroom forest or finishing the dream of the office.
Lucid Cycle is a first-person surreal journey through short dream-like vignettes as you work on completing a painting. It’s a game that should take you a couple of hours to complete at most, giving trophy hunters a new Platinum along the way. Lucid Cycle is out on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 as a cross-buy title, so buying the game for $6.99 will grant you access to both versions, each one with its own trophy list.
This Lucid Cycle review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by eastasiasoft.