Another zombie game? Let's wait a second before all roll our internet eyes in unison, give me a bit of time to sell you on the game because it's actually not a bad little game at all. In fact, Deadlight is a fairly interesting action/puzzle/platformer from a relatively new Spanish developer named Tequila Works (as that's hard to miss since it's plastered on almost every piece of Deadlight art on the internet). Set in a alternate reality 1980's, the game sets the player in the shoes of a over the hill sheriff by the name of Randall Wayne. He's a gruff, bitter old man that's just trying to survive with a lose band of survivors when the game opens up and as to be expected in a zombie narrative, things pretty much go from bad to worse immediately. What really struck me about the game though was the setting and graphics; decimated buildings, trapped zombies clawing from inside vehicles, and the burning remnants of humanity smoldering in the background make a dramatic backdrop as our shadowy hero makes his way bounding and leaping through the 2.5D world. It's all done really well and I wanted to show that off to you the viewer; especially those that might have been fans of such puzzle platformers as 'Flashback' or 'Out of this World'.
Also I want to say that I will be playing the PC version and the only real difference between this and the XBLA version is the addition of a new mode called Nightmare Mode. Now what is Nightmare Mode you might be asking; does it make the enemies harder, are your controls permanently reversed, is your first born child sacrificed in the night? Kinda...all Nightmare Mode is is a mode where you have to beat the game in one sitting and with one life. There are checkpoints set up at the start of each of the three acts, but otherwise, any deaths will send you back to the start of the act. Now this wouldn't necessarily seem so hard or cumbersome for what amounts to a three hour game but it is (especially if you believe the Steam achievement stats for the game and the 0.1% of people who have gotten the achievemen). I've tried and tried and tried, but my patience thus far has not allowed me to finish this mode which apparently has an alternate end to the game. If I'm unable to by the end of the LP, then I'll just find a video of it elsewhere but for those that were curious I have not been able to finish that yet.
Now as we journey along through the world, Randall will be finding plenty of hidden away items and I'll be doing my best to grab all of them. I'll also be showing them here in the thread in case anyone wants a closer look than what the game initially gives.
Part 2:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, 11
Part 6:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, 11, 12
Additionally through our journeys with Randall we'll also discover that he's been keeping a diary of his life since the start of the epidemic and it will shed some light on what has happened before the game started, and what his life in the harsh shadow filled world is like.