In my opinion it's really one of the best Jump&Runs out there and mainly because it gives me the 'oldskool' feeling like I had with the very first Prince of Persia (Dos) which was a perfect game. You had to beat Prince of Persia in under 1 hour
to win the game, think of that. :D
Now Deadlight is very similar to PoP to the point that it is all about finding the right timing to execute your jumps and other actions. But don't be scared off by the many surprise deaths you will encounter, it has many checkpoints and you can revisit these anytime you want to find a missing secret. :)
It's unforgiving and really tricky sometimes, and holds lots of surprises even when you beat it a second time. But at the same time it's very precise. I highly recommend playing with a controller though.
The only letdown there is, like it was with PoP, it's too short. I want more of the brilliant atmosphere, the heart pounding action, destoyed cities and overrun zones full of zombies, etc.. Hell yeah, this game has the best zombies! You will learn to fear them, again. ^^