The life of a crash-landed astronaut, concussed on impact, is now in the hands of their on-board AI controlling the spacesuit holding their body. The Fall captures a sense of stillness in its ambience, which is coupled with religious symbolism and a dystopian setting. The game’s plot is enforced by these background characteristics and focuses on ethical paradoxes in light of them. As the onboard AI searches for life, there is an undercurrent of questions about consciousness typical of the genre. Unfortunately, the plot ends a bit abruptly to set up a sequel, but the quest itself is nonetheless interesting to see through
The Fall’s puzzles are all quite clever and fun to work through, which makes it all the more disappointing that it’s guilty of an archaic adventure game faux-pas: pixel searching. Eureka moments tend to fall flat when your solutions turn up after countless attempts to locate the machinations of your solution, which is a shame given the quality of the rest of the game.
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