As a child, you had a wonderful imaginary friend from outer space. Nix taught you about the stars and inspired you become an astronomer. Years later, while investigating a mysterious object in the sky, you discover that your imaginary friend was real all along! He’s come to warn Earth of a terrible threat – a merciless race of aliens is fast approaching, and you and Nix are the only ones who can stop them. Can you save both your friend’s planet and your own in time?
For first time in my life, I play HOPA which centered on Sci-Fi theme, something that rarely found in HOPA genre. Surprisingly, this new theme is able take our breath away with the exciting story plot and gorgeous visual.
Look at that sky. It was coloured beautifully, detailed and sharp. The animation is also smooth, makes you feel like you’re watching the real film.
And not only the gorgeous visual, but also innovative gameplay. When we get the memory crystal, we will automatically transported into someone’s memory like this:
Beyond: Light Advent is more focused on adventure, collecting the memory crystal to activate the defense tower. The mini-game are well-designed, perfectly fit into the storyline. And the HOG is awesome, has variations that avoid player re-visit the same location.
The story is also amazing. Throughout the game, we’re working together with our alien friend, not being “You’re the only one who can do it,”. We also meet several character like natural enthusiast of Iridessa and Nix’s father. These character has their own role on saving the Earth.
I also love how they put little bit romance in the end of Bonus Chapter and it feels natural. I can’t stop screaming, fangirling over the final scene.
The voice is well-recorded, while the music track is sounds lovely and relaxing. Kinda surprising when the theme is Sci-Fi, but the opening music is retro. Somehow, it reminds me with Cadenza.
Sci-Fi may not the number #1 theme in HOPA genre, but Beyond: Light Advent is able to serve the original, fresh storyline packed with stellar visual and creative gameplay that will entertain player until the end of game. And before you play it, I have to warn you. This game will make you addicted, wanting to play it more just for hanging out with all awesome character.
Developer : Mad Head Games
Release Date : 2015