- Summary: Black The Fall is an atmospheric side-scrolling shooter with puzzle solving elements. An odd and unexpected black and white dream inspired by a childhood passed behind the Iron Curtain.
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Black The Fall - Console Launch Trailer
CD-ActionOct 30, 2017Black The Fall bought me with its brilliant atmosphere of hopelessness that even Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four would not be ashamed of. [10/2017, p.57]
Jul 11, 2017Black The Fall is a rarity, something unexpected for its ability of mixing a setting inspired by the true history of Romania before the fall of the communist regime and the mechanics of a traditional puzzle-platform. The result is crippled by some flaws, but Sand Sailor Studio has created a nice alternative to the Limbo/Inside subgenre.
LEVEL (Czech Republic)Sep 29, 2017An attempt to escape from the Communist prison in Black the Fall has a plenty of strong moments and great environment design. It´s a pity, there is only a short campaign and many technical issues. [Issue#277]
Jul 12, 2017当玩到苏联国歌响起的时候还是惊了一下。这款游戏和INSIDE有非常多的相似之处，INSIDE的隐喻在BTF里面变成了明喻罢了。故事背景设定在敏感的89年，好在虚构的是苏联的故事。作为一名苏俄（鹅）是怎样逃出生天的。解密成分很多，而且谜题的类型较INSIDE丰富不少，难度也有所增加。当玩到苏联国歌响起的时候还是惊了一下。这款游戏和INSIDE有非常多的相似之处，INSIDE的隐喻在BTF里面变成了明喻罢了。故事背景设定在敏感的89年，好在虚构的是苏联的故事。作为一名苏俄（鹅）是怎样逃出生天的。解密成分很多，而且谜题的类型较INSIDE丰富不少，难度也有所增加。
Feb 3, 2018Velice zajímavá logická plošinovka, která okamžitě vtáhne do děje. Prostředí je zcela jedinečné, živé, reagující. Překvapuje mě, co vše dokážeVelice zajímavá logická plošinovka, která okamžitě vtáhne do děje. Prostředí je zcela jedinečné, živé, reagující. Překvapuje mě, co vše dokáže Unity Engine. Pěkně se hraje a baví. Hra má cca 3-4 hodiny herní dobu a kdo by se v průběhu hraní zasekl, má možnost podívat se na youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmGLF2UJGKY - má čtyři videa/ části), jak z toho ven. Tématikou a zpracováním zapadá mezi originální hry s překvapením. Cena odpovídající kvalitě. Za sebe doporučuji a autorům fandím, ví takových herních "jednohubek"!… Expand
Jul 13, 2017Brilliant bleak atmosphere and sharp graphics. I love the concept of fighting against Communism and the puzzles are rather challenging, I mustBrilliant bleak atmosphere and sharp graphics. I love the concept of fighting against Communism and the puzzles are rather challenging, I must admit, especially the one that you have to rely on sound only.… Expand
Aug 22, 2017Black The Fall seems to be trying to be close to Inside, but in an Eastern European setting. However, it can't reach the greatness of thatBlack The Fall seems to be trying to be close to Inside, but in an Eastern European setting. However, it can't reach the greatness of that Danish masterpiece due to lack of polish... E.g. the animations of the main character have no proper transitions and feel clunky. There is no death animation. Though the art is good, and the scenery is well designed. 8/10… Expand
Jun 16, 2019What story?
Background. 3/5 ☑ There are no speeches only some shouts of guards. But the background atmosphere is supposed to inject youWhat story?
Background. 3/5 ☑
There are no speeches only some shouts of guards. But the background atmosphere is supposed to inject you with feelings of oppression by Communist regime. There are in between parts which show you the world. They are called chapters and you get a checkpoint after each puzzle solved.
Good. 4/5 ☑
It is rather relaxing puzzler where you solve puzzles and use reflexes to jump around or time your escape under the lights of enemies. You continuously get to understand your controls and how to get past guards. Some puzzles are repeating themselves with slight variations inside the environment. Mostly, you need to be attentive to the signs giving you clues.
Acceptable. 2/5 ☑
I have got 36% achievements in 1st walk through, though it seemed very linear to me, surprised that I did not unlock 100%. There were machine buttons that did not move a thing when pressed. There are probably some collectibles or hidden rooms I am not aware of.
Good. 4/5 ☑
Art style is great, light effects too, there is some music here and there, but most sounds are coming from the machines around you. It is 2.5D side-scroller and you will turn to the sides when moving around.
Low range. ☑ It ran smooth on my GTX 1060 and i7- 8700 with above 150 FPS.
You should get through by trial and error, watch the reactions of guards and environment changes. Lights and sounds also play their roles to trick player. There are only few controls, walk, crouch, jump, fall, use, aim and command. Exhaust them all, look around your chapter, your options are limited.
less than 2 hours. ☑ The fastest you can get through is little over 1 hour.
2-9 hours. ☑ I finished it in 3 hours.
I am giving Black the Fall 7/10. It is short and linear puzzler, not very frustrating if at all, atmosphere is kind of a background story.… Expand
Jan 2, 2019Black The Fall is an extremely interesting and rewarding game to play. With a very symbolic story, Black tells a dark, cold, hard story of anBlack The Fall is an extremely interesting and rewarding game to play. With a very symbolic story, Black tells a dark, cold, hard story of an escape from communism in a brilliant, wordless narrative way.
Graphically stylized with a very particular style, the game demonstrates well the artistic treatment, acclaimed by the critics. The soundtrack is intense and immersive.
Mechanically the game is very simple, but with challenging and elaborate jigsaw puzzles.
I think for this game using a controller will be a huge plus, but I did not have any issues playing it with a keyboard.
Black is a very nice "outside of the box" game, that I honestly enjoy every moment.… Expand