[PS4] Embers of Mirrim Review
Embers of Mirrim is a great game with mesmerizing graphics that ooze beauty. You must help Mir and Rim save their home world from an evil threat. Two very different races must put aside their hate for one another for one common goal. Want to learn more? Then read our Embers of Mirrim review!
An ancient power merges two very distinctive creatures to create a strong hero called Mirrim. Mir is the white creature with wings. Rim is the midnight blue creature with no wings, and together as Mirrim, they have the power of the two races as well as the ability to split itself into light and dark embers which can be controlled independently with the thumb sticks on the DualShock 4.
Embers of Mirrim is a puzzle platformer mixed with some adventure/exploration gameplay. When you first boot up you gain control of Mir who is a white cat with wings who controls the light embers which are green. You will play part of a chapter as Mir and learn how to glide across huge gaps. Then you will get to play as Rim who has no wings, but who can ground pound and control the dark embers which are purple. Once you reach a cave, you will alternate between Mir and Rim to solve a series of puzzles with their embers, and the final section leads to Mir and Rim merging to become one.
The game is really good at letting you get used to controlling the embers before ramping up the difficulty of the puzzles. You won’t get thrown into the deep end since the difficulty increases at a steady and manageable pace, so it doesn’t get too frustrating. Using both analog sticks independently definitely adds an extra layer of difficulty to the gameplay, but it’s nothing you can’t handle.
Some of the puzzles you will encounter are very interesting. For example, there are nets that match the color of the embers, and you have to split up and navigate your way through them. All fine, right? Well, there are also orange nets which prevent you from splitting, and that changes how you approach a puzzle.
You will also weird looking mushrooms which are known as Tungi that you can manipulate to extend and act as platforms. The puzzles are really clever. Wait until you have done your first rift!
The game has some adventure/exploration elements. You can find 28 glyphs throughout the world. These are symbols that you can draw by splitting and lining up the dots with the embers. You must complete the glyph without stopping since making mistakes will reset the puzzle. They are fun to do, and there is even a trophy for finding all 28 of them. Some Glyphs are far more complex than others, but luckily there is no penalty for mistakes, and you can retry as many times as you like to get them right.
Embers of Mirrim has absolutely no dialogue, and the story is told through cutscenes, and they are quite enjoyable to watch. The level of polish is high, with lots of attention to detail shown in some solid backdrops and great lighting effects. The music is fully orchestrated, and it’s really beautiful – it perfectly fits the game. I could listen to it all day!
The game has a Platinum trophy, and the roadmap to the platinum is a grindy one, but as far as I can see nothing is missable. You will have to save a few of your friends along the way, grab all glyphs, complete each level, and more. All in all, it’s a good list with some good milestones.
Embers of Mirrim is a fun puzzle platformer on PlayStation 4 with plenty to do and some clever puzzles to keep you busy until the end. It has a good trophy list and solid graphics and an excellent soundtrack, all for less than $20. You should definitely add this one to your collection!
This Embers or Mirrim review is based on a PS4 copy provided by Creative Bytes Studios.