The Lion's Song
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About this game
Developer: Mi'pu'mi Games
Content Rating: Teen
It is steeped in early 20th century history and focuses on a cast of Austrian artists and scientists with each episode taking a closer look at their intimate struggles with creativity and inspiration. "The Lion's Song" is set against the backdrop of early 20th century Austria with every episode following a different character. Each character possesses an exceptional mind and the game draws players into a story of personal struggle for creativity, human connections and inspiration: a talented composer suffering from writer's block just before her breakthrough concert, an up-and-coming painter growing through his challenges and a brilliant mathematician trying to make her voice heard in a men's world. The choices players make in "The Lion's Song" will have a direct impact on the story lines of all future episodes and ultimately determine if the protagonists do find the success they are working for.
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The Lion’s Song is a fun journey through and through. While I did wish that it explored certain themes more, I can’t be overly grumpy at the end result. It offers an engaging experience that instantly struck a chord with me. The presentation, choices and flow just feel incredibly well crafted by its developers.
I would have to nitpick to come up with anything else. I suppose The Lion’s Song isn’t what you’d traditionally call a “game,” but it works as an engrossing experience that you’re bound to relate to in one way or another. Its relatively cheap cost also makes it an easy pick for the mid-summer drought of games, though it does more than just exist as a cheap distraction.
Even though the teen rating is appropriate, there are several mature themes here that would benefit by more time in the cooker as it were. With a more balanced narrative, liberal audio/visual embracing, and options for control, The Lion’s Song could’ve been great. Instead, it’s just decent, but it has left me intrigued to see what Mi’pu’mi Games brings to the Switch next.