LIT (WiiWare)

Game Profile

LIT is a 3D horror action puzzle game that follows Jake - a typical apathetic teenager, who’s trapped in his high school when it’s overrun by dark creatures.

Players must guide Jake through 30 unique classrooms, using the available light sources to create paths to each exit. The goal is to reunite Jake with his girlfriend Rachael, who’s also trapped in the school and calls Jake from time to time on the school’s phone system. Stay in the light and Jake’s safe. Step into the darkness and he’s pulled under.

In addition to light puzzling, the game features five boss battles against dark faculty members, an unlockable challenge mode, multiple endings, level select mode, and a second playable character. LIT requires the use of both the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, and features motion-based gameplay to fire Jake's slingshot, throw cherry bombs, strike flares, and answer Rachael's phone calls, which play out of the Wii Remote's speaker.

Game Review


USA USA Version

Posted by Scott Bartle

Is LIT a light in the dark or just running up the electricity bill?

Turn off the lights and grab your controller because it’s up to you to - erm - turn them back on. That’s the basic premise behind WayForward’s spooky puzzle game LIT.LIT puts you in the shoes of Jake, your regular pale-faced emo teenager, whose...

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User Comments (53)



Objection said:

I saw a preview for this...awesome art..lets hope the gameplay matches
puzzles can be fun...I liked Puzzlequest, anyway.



mr_niceguy said:

Read a preview in Nintendo Power, it sounds awesome. I just wish they had picked a better name, it reminds me of the LITs(leaders in training) from my old summer camp, and G-D were they jerks(evidently an attitude adjustment wasn't part of their training)!



RetroWare said:

I saw that preview too, mr.niceguy

I wish there was more information or a trailer/screen-shots for the game.



mr_niceguy said:

Thanks for the pictures, RetroWare! Thank G-D that this game is a puzzle/adventure game, because, judging from the pics, this game seems genuinely terrifying, and I usually hate being scared, yet I'm excited for this one. I can't wait for LIT to scare the pantaloons off me!



Objection said:

Looks like it could be cool. Any news on video or release date (a guesstimate, nothing official, god forbid)



RetroWare said:

@mr.niceguy Your very much welcome It'll probably be toned down to prevent it from being rated M so it can pass as T (Nintendo probably wouldn't allow a M-rated WiiWare game, but theres always Animales De Muerte...)

@Objection_Blaster Nice name, and I think it looks cool too. It has some potential, but it will most likely not make much profit since it'll be beat by kiddie looking game My Pokemon Ranch. Wheres advertising when you need it?



Objection said:

@Retroware the problem is that no one advertises for wiiware except on the net and on the Nin Chan. Theres just no budget for indie games to ad for real. I don't mind if this gets rated M as long as it's no big deal to download it (I'll be 18 by the time this comes out) And its not just Animales de Muerte. ther's also Last Flight and Rose Princess. I'll have everyone get this so that it won't be on the bottom



mr_niceguy said:

If it is M-rated, it probably won't be that scary, because it will probably will have blood and guts and stuff, which, by now, isn't all that scary, just cliche. The picture remind me of nightmares from the dark crevices of ones mind, that of which I have been before, and trust me, it's dark(shoulda brought a flashlight).

By the way, I see you changed you avatar, RetroWare, I didn't recognise ya. It's a definite improvement, though. You're old one was too, uh, busy, as someone worded it. Good choice.



RetroWare said:

I wouldn't really care anyway if it was rated M, just sounds like more fun is knocking on my door . But then of course I would have to play when my younger siblings or parents aren't around, I shouldn't even be playing RE4 right now. It would probably not be too scary, because that might focused on mare then game play or the story itself. If Wayforward is smart, they'll put together everything in harmony

And yeah, I did change my avatar to Jake because its to supporting LIT! It is an improvement, because the last one was some art for FFCC: MLaak and it was shrunk way too much. Thanks for noticeing .



marvman3 said:

This is becoming a spam thread.
Whoops! No forums yet.

Well, this game looks cool, the story's cool, the art is cool,
the emo mood is cool, the language is cool.
But the name is lame.
Gotta refine the name,
then refine the playn.




originalp said:

cool soulds like a simple horror game with toki tori or zack and wiki puzzle style + the art work looks nice! I'm exited!



Objection said:

Actually I like "Lit", its nice and short a name, as opposed to EPIC NAME: EPIC SUBTITLE OF THE SUBTITLE and it reflects the battle fo light and darkness.



Ziondood said:

even if it gets an M u can still download it
or will ur parents not let u ?
one of my friends cant play re4 at his house cause the wiis in the livingroom
do u have the same problem ?

Btw i cant wait for this game i wanna see a screenshot =D
just one please =]



Objection said:

@Weegee Back when I couldn get M games I wished that they made T version as well. I thin they could, but nowadays I am 18 and can get them anyway.
@ Article This game looks very good. Please release soon.
He probably has parental settings on his Wii barring M games.



Wiiloveit said:

Sounds pretty good - the ign interview was pretty eye opening - and it had some screens! I'm pretty upset over the lack of widescreen settings though - I thought Home Sweet Home was going to be my only 4:3 Wii title (excl. VC titles / MM9). Otherwise, it sounds good, and they say that they're submitting it shortly, so there's an itsy bitsy chance we'll (or someone'll) get it before the year's out.



Wiiloveit said:

Hey, WWW got the screenshots and details! After being reminded of it's potential, I'm more excited than ever now.



bwaybuddy26 said:

SO excited that the game is now ESRB rated! Won't be too long now before we see the game, hopefully.

Also - www.wayforward.com/LIT



WeeGee said:

Wow, I thought this was going to be M, but E10+, wow. I'm buying this the second it comes out.



AlexSays said:

Good news everyone! It comes out next week!

You work for the company or something?



Fleeman said:

Its listed at gamespot to be released on the 29th, there pretty good with there release dates but i not getting to excited just in case there wrong. The WayForward site saids early 2009 so i don't it will be out monday.



tatemon555 said:

Me want. If some of these games that I want to download that are coming soon are cancelled, you won't be seeing someone around here for a while. And plus, this'd be my first kinda scary game.



KeeperBvK said:

OMG, why haven't I heard of this before? Looks awesome and might just be what WiiWare needs...despite of it being another puzzler. ^^



Wiiloveit said:

Here's what I found out about this game early last month when I "discovered" this interview with WayForward
I must say that it looks splendidly awesome - although the emo style won't appeal to everyone.

"Good news everyone! It comes out next week!"
Well, that was fail.



Dazza said:

I just grabbed 30 mins to run through a few levels on LIT when I got home. My first impressions are this is pretty good. At it's heart it is a puzzle game, the trick is figuring out what order to shoot the windows to create paths of light with the limited slingshot ammo you can find. You can look through the darkness with you flashlight, but if you use it for too long you have to charge it up again by shaking the Wiimote.

Before long you are using remote controls to switch TVs on and running through moving beams of light to run to your goal without touching the darkness which kills you. This is an entertaining game for puzzle fiends like me. It is lots of fun figuring out the best route to take. There is no room for error!

The graphics are N64 quality, but what more can you expect from a small downloadable title such as this? They do the job nicely and the eerie music adds a lot of tension. I really love it when you pick up a telephone and hear the muffled audio through the Wiimotes tinny speaker!

And there are boss fights too! So far this seems like pretty good value for just $8. Certainly worth a download.



diegoesgriam said:

I downloaded the game.
It's really good...
A bit easy, but i'm only in the eight room.
The telephone convesations are a nice touch.
It's like Toki Tori meets Silent Hill at the school



Adam said:

I just got to the third or fourth room, but already I am impressed. When you pick up the phone for the first time... wow, it is such a simple device, but it was a really eerie, feeling to have someone's voice speaking directly to you through the remote's speaker, especially since they're so distressed, unlike the silly, nonsense voice from that WarioWare mini-game, haha. Very immersive. The music is great, too.



StarDust4Ever said:

Hey, the video preview kinda reminds me of "Matter Splatter" from Mario Galaxy, hehehe - still not buying it though...



diegoesgriam said:

Kinda off-topic, but the game doesn't appear in my Club Nintendo Account in the registered list.
The games doesn't appear automaticly, or Lit doesn't register??



Toddr said:

Club ninendo says game can take a few weeks to show up in your account after purchasing them, so it may be a while before the points show up.

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