Between Me and the Night Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Between Me and the Night by RainDance LX, Lace Games and Kiss Ltd.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game back in 2016 for review purposes. This new review comes after doing a video playthrough and because the original review doesn’t exist anymore.
Between Me and the Night is a surrealist adventure game that features no dialogue. The story is told through the actions of the character and is themed after depression and insanity.
The story follows a young man over the course of his life, starting from a boy and progressing through to adulthood. Throughout the story, the character battles loneliness, heartbreak and depression. His only solace is a game that he plays throughout his life and he’s often transported into the game to live out his fantasy of being a knight. There’s a pretty annoying section at the end of the game where the gameplay switches from a side scrolling adventure game to a 2D platformer. This part can be pretty frustrating and may deter some people from actually finishing the game.
The game is pretty short as and can be completed in 30 minutes if you know what you’re doing. There are some hidden story elements and bonuses that can be found but they aren’t required to finish the game. Your first playthrough will likely take much longer than 30 minutes as you try to figure out the solutions to each puzzle.
I will admit that some may find the game to be pretty boring since there’s no dialogue and finding the solutions to each puzzle can be pretty time consuming.
Overall, Between Me and the Night is a rather surreal game that features a story about depression. It’s a pretty important subject and the game does a pretty good job of portraying it, especially in the ending sequences of the game. Gameplay wise it doesn’t have a whole lot to it and it could have done with some dialogue to make you connect with the character more but it conveyed it’s point well enough.
I will say that the game won’t be for everyone but it’s a pretty enjoyable game nonetheless.
Thanks for taking the time to read this review folks. I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks.
Shaun Meyers Out!