When the main man asked if I wanted to review The Fall on the Wii U,
I instantly jumped on board. I did not have much info to go on except
the name. I thought this downloadable only Wii U game was about The Fall
of mankind in the Garden of Eden. I was very curious to see how Adam and
Eve were going to be portrayed. How would Over the Moon handle the
nudity before sin entered the world. Some companies have been very
clever dealing with that in a family frienldy way.
I turned on this five hundred and something meg video game for a computer like interface. This humanoid thing is falling from space into a planet. And he goes crashing through some rocks. Some sci-fi shield protects him. Then he is underground in the dark.
Obviously The Fall is not what I thought it would be. If you are claustrophobic, or afraid of the dark flee far, far away from The Fall on the Wii U. You will be squinting, and then freaking out. Playing The Fall is like being trapped in a closet or in solitary confinement in prison. Not that I know what those are like from personal experience.
The Fall is not for casual gamers. It is not just the violence and blood. It is also the difficulty setting. Players have to figure out what to do. The Fall offers some mild direction here and there. I found it to be far from helpful though. An example would be network with that thing. I try and networking is disabled. So I was like: "now what?"
The music in The Fall is moody. Which fits the dark and depressing theme of this downloadable only video game. If you liked Limbo then you will probably fall for The Fall. I'm sorry I had to throw that pun in there. It was too perfect - at least in my mind.
Expect to get stuck early and often in The Fall. Also The Fall is not for kids. It creeped me out and I am an adult. I am sure it would creep out kids. I wish The Fall had a better hint system because it is really easy to get stuck with no clue what to do. Which ultimately makes The Fall a discouraging experience.
Family Friendly Factor: 60%
System: Wii U
Publisher: Over The Moon
Developer: Over The Moon
Rating: ‘T’ - Teen for THIRTEEN and OLDER ONLY
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