The Count Lucanor

Publisher: Merge Games
Developer: Ratalaika Games / Baroque Decay
Release Date (US): 2017-10-19
Site Ranking: #36
Type: Action RPG (#17)
Tags / Compare to: 16bit, Retro, Adventure, 2D
Game File Size: 347MB
Players: 1 Player
Game Length (Avg): 3 hours ($5 / hour)
Length & cost per hour are subjective to play style
eShop: eShop Page
Views: 2560 (0 today)
OpenCritic Score: 76.3 (Based on Switch Reviews)







Game Description

Once upon a time, there was a poor boy named Hans who lived with his mother near the woods. On his birthday, the boy had no presents nor sweets. He got so upset he decided to leave home for good. Before he left, his mother gave him his grandfather's cane, some cheese and three pieces of gold. Hans walked into the forest in search of adventure. Soon it was night and the boy was really scared, so he tried to go back. But then, a quaint kobold happened to cross his path and Hans decided to follow him to a castle. The kobold told him he would inherit great wealth if he passed a simple trial... guessing his name. Trapped in the castle, Hans will live a spooky mystery, fantasy and horror adventure to become the new Count Lucanor. Join Hans in a fantasy world and experience a unique adventure, full of surprises and challenges. Get hooked on an immersive tale, where every decision counts and every clue is a piece to solve the puzzle and get the treasure. Unravel the sordid secrets of the castle, meet colorful characters, and remember: horror always lurks beneath the surface.
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Review: The Count Lucanor (Nintendo Switch) via Digitally Downloaded

The Count Lucanor excelled at showing a different side of fear that other studios should take cues from. On the downside, I'll never trust another goat again for as long as I live.

The Count Lucanor (Nintendo Switch) Review via Cubed3

The Count Lucanor is as average as it gets.

The Count Lucanor Review via Nintendo Insider

Unravelling the mystery around The Count Lucanor was one of the more memorable, and chilling, gaming experiences that I have had on Nintendo Switch, and something that you shouldn’t overlook on the Nintendo eShop. It’s a shame, then, that it is over all too quickly, your time in Tenebre Castle being over in two or three hours. But, with the promise that every decision that you make counts, there are five different endings that you can reach. It just depends on whether you dare go back, to hunt them out.

Review: The Count Lucanor (Switch eShop) via Nintendo Life

The Count Lucanor is a mostly enjoyable horror tale that is only prevented from being a truly great game thanks to a couple of performance issues and relatively short duration. At its best, the game offers a surprisingly rich story, intriguing (and genuinely creepy) characters and surroundings, and enjoyable puzzle-based tasks to ponder over. The candle and saving systems add to the stress imposed by the castle, forcing you to choose between being safe in the present or keeping supplies for later on (although a harder difficulty setting which provides less of these items could have worked wonders). If you're looking for something a little bit different, this could well be the game for you.

Count Lucanor (Switch) Review via NintendoWorldReport

After getting over the fact that Hans walks too slow, I really started to get captured in the mythos surrounding the castle. The story was engaging and the puzzles were satisfyingly difficult, the only issue being it really is only a one and done experience. A worthwhile experience, but you can really only be shocked by a decapitated head surrounded by dancing goats once.



July 3, 2018 07:04:50 AM
Worth it for the sale price of $5?
April 3, 2018 01:52:33 PM
I bought the physical edition from Signature Games. Played through it and enjoyed it. Fun stealth adventure with a creepy atmosphere.
March 28, 2018 04:29:59 PM
The game is very interesting so far, my biggest deal is that game has alot of slowdowns in Undocked Mode, which is weird considering the art style. Hans also walks really slow, but as you get into the game it becomes something really good despite it's technical issues.
March 27, 2018 06:35:24 AM
The ambiance is kinda cool, I'd play this.
March 23, 2018 01:44:24 PM
I'm going to buy this ASAP, this looks like my type of game. A little horror, a little puzzle. Sounds like a good time, I hope it doesn't disappoint!

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