Black The Fall is one of those titles that makes its inspirations clear from the start; with direct adaptations of sound, music and graphic design, Black The Fall draws direct parallels with Limbo (and Inside for that manner). Yet despite the clearly drawn comparisons, I had a fairly enjoyable time with Black The Fall.
Black The Fall– Nintendo Switch- Released: 12/ 14/ 17- $14.99
Black The Fall isn’t just a game, it is a direct message to today’s generation. Through fantastic level design and difficulty that makes the player think logically; Black the Fall takes the player on a journey that is both spiritual and enjoyable.
Here is the game’s Icon, intriguing:
Set In a Not so Distant Past
With today’s high emphasis in worker’s rights and laws, Black The Fall puts the player in the low end of the spectrum; in a Soviet factory where workers are overworked and punished for choosing not to do so. While the game’s political biases are made clear from the very start, I still couldn’t help but play as much as I could. The story drew parallels to me in the sense that it made me become more appreciative of my current position, which can be difficult considering we as humans tend to surround ourselves in negativity. In a way, that’s what every game needs to do to become great: connect with the player, give them a reason to think, and Black The Fall does that wonderfully (just like its brothers Limbo and Inside did).
Limbo and Inside
I might’ve made this very clear already, but it is impossible not to draw comparisons with Limbo and Inside, but that is not a bad thing. While the clear inspirations would’ve made Black the Fall a clone in other platforms, it makes the game of many to come in this story-telling genre.
In deeper consideration, Black The Fall is the testing grounds to just how much Switch owners want more games like it on this platform, and in my opinion it is the perfect fit. Not only is the game gorgeous to look at in both docked and handheld mode, it offers options for both quick pickup and play and long gaming sessions for those who get deeply hooked. To add on to all that, the game controls and runs wonderfully on Switch, which takes the experience to a whole new level.
While I’m currently stuck on the game, I need to get back into it because it intrigued me so deeply that I can’t stop thinking about it even as I write this review. For those interested in a game that is not afraid to teach you a life lesson, I’d say Black The Fall is perfect, even for $14.99 price tag.
I would give this game a 10 out of 10!