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  • Summary: Dive into the beautiful undiscovered underwater world and heal coral reefs while you traverse the entire world in search for bleached, dying reefs. Interact with various kinds of corals, each one of them with unique skills you can interact with that will help you go on in the adventure.Dive into the beautiful undiscovered underwater world and heal coral reefs while you traverse the entire world in search for bleached, dying reefs. Interact with various kinds of corals, each one of them with unique skills you can interact with that will help you go on in the adventure.

    As a player you play as a current. Flow anywhere you want to find for ways to transport healing energy for other corals and heal entire reefs, watching realtime how the seafloor becomes colorfull again and vibrant with life and diversity.
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. 75
    Thus, this is basically an interactive form of the many PSAs that have come out over the years about the importance of taking care of the environment. While some may see this as being too “preachy,” I think Koral‘s way of handling this is actually rather beautiful. It wraps up this message in a neat little puzzle game that exudes a lot of character and can be enjoyed by both skilled and novice gamers. Even though it’s not heavy on content, it’s a relaxing experience that you can embed yourself in for a while and get lost in the world below that, as the game points out, we really don’t know all that much about.
  2. May 17, 2019
    70
    Carlos has managed to transmit his two passions in a game to create a simple experience in which the player will discover the situation of the coral reefs. The visual and sound harmony is excellent and manages to catch you from start to finish.
  3. Jun 5, 2019
    70
    Koral is a good little puzzler though many will find it very easy to get through. As an educational tool Koral definitely has value to raise awareness of climate change and the impact of pollution on our oceans. As a game it Koral is a simple affair that plays well. It may lack much challenge for puzzle fans, but this is an engaging and thought provoking experience.
  4. Jun 28, 2019
    40
    Koral is part science display, part puzzle game, and all design compromise. It feels like a roadmap on what not to do when designing an environmentally conscious game. Without a doubt, the visuals are initially captivating, but their flair quickly wears off and you’re left with the game’s dismal content. The game provides a clunky experience that doesn’t satisfy in any meaningful manner. Too shallow in both its educational content and puzzle-solving gameplay, Koral finds the perfect middle ground to embody an especially painful kind of mediocrity.
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  1. Jun 1, 2019
    10
    Qu’est-ce qu’un jeu vidéo? Que doit nous apporter un jeu? Si la définition se résume à un loisir numérique sous la forme d’une expérienceQu’est-ce qu’un jeu vidéo? Que doit nous apporter un jeu? Si la définition se résume à un loisir numérique sous la forme d’une expérience ludique électronique, procurant un sentiment d’amusement et nous faisant ressentir plusieurs émotions différentes, Koral est d’ores et déja un bon jeu. Simple d’accès, jouable par tous, le jeu nous éblouie par sa beauté et son sound design organique. Comptez environs 3h pour boucler les 15 niveaux du jeu et retrouver les 32 **** trésors wikis. C’est court, mais pour moins de 12 euros, c’est honnête. D’autant plus que son propos vous accompagnera peut être toute votre vie…

    Car voilà, Koral est plus qu’un simple jeu vidéo. C’est avant tout une oeuvre militante. Sous la forme d’une expérience socio – éducative, le jeu nous explique et nous montre ce que nous, humains, faisons endurer au monde animal et végétal qui nous entoure. Dans ce cas précis la vie sous marine et la destruction des récifs de coraux.

    L’écologie et le respect de notre planète doivent dépasser le simple stade de l’opinion ou de la doctrine politique. Cela doit devenir un acte naturel, vital, humain. Et par son existence, Koral doit être joué et vécu par le plus grand nombre.

    Le mot de la fin reviendra à Carlos Coronado: « Send a love letter to the ocean… »
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  2. Aug 26, 2020
    8
    Pros: Beautiful graphics; unique game concept; important story. Cons: Basic and sometimes tedious mechanics; more unique coral types andPros: Beautiful graphics; unique game concept; important story. Cons: Basic and sometimes tedious mechanics; more unique coral types and interactions would make this game more challenging and enjoyable. Expand