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  • Summary: Be an AI. Save your human.
    "Super Metroid meets Monkey Island."
    Conform to Protocol. Experience the first story in a mind bending trilogy! Take on the role of ARID, the artificial intelligence onboard a high-tech combat suit. ARID's program activates after crashing on an
    Be an AI. Save your human.
    "Super Metroid meets Monkey Island."
    Conform to Protocol.

    Experience the first story in a mind bending trilogy!

    Take on the role of ARID, the artificial intelligence onboard a high-tech combat suit. ARID's program activates after crashing on an unknown planet. The human pilot within the combat suit is unconscious, and it is ARID's duty to protect him at all costs! As she progresses into her twisted and hostile surroundings, events transpire that will cause her to rethink her rules, regulations, and her very self-image.

    The Fall is a unique blend of adventure-game puzzle solving, and side-scroller action. Exploration will be paramount to surviving your adventure. Utilize ARID's flashlight to uncover a myriad of interactive objects as you progress through a rich and detailed story, hand-crafted over the course of two years to blend seemlessly with gameplay.

    Get ready for a disturbing journey as you fight, explore, and think your way forward, expanding ARID's world, in spite of her protocols.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 23, 2015
    90
    Wii U owners hungry for Metroid Prime's atmosphere or Monkey Island's puzzle solving really can't go wrong with this one.
  2. Dec 21, 2014
    80
    Although The Fall ends in a satisfying way and could easily be considered a complete story, I've been told that it's only the first of three chapters. With that in mind, I very much look forward to the next installment, and if it's anywhere near as good as this one, then fans of science fiction (like myself!) will be in for a real treat.
  3. Mar 18, 2015
    76
    The action seems interesting at first but remains superficial most of the time. Unlike the story that asks about the value of humanity with the answers showing different aspects of the topic.
  4. 70
    The Fall is a relatively short game, just a few hours long depending on how many puzzles stump you. The story is the most engaging thing, providing a unique take on the Three Laws of Robotics (although the laws themselves have been changed).
  5. Apr 3, 2015
    70
    The control system needs some improvement, though, and the voice acting is far from the best ever done, but the narrative and exploration suit well those who are looking for a sci fi adventure in the Wii U's eShop.
  6. Sep 8, 2014
    70
    The Fall is probably not your best choice, but if you're looking for a more cerebral change of pace you should check this one out.
  7. Mar 26, 2015
    50
    Great story can’t cover for poor gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 21, 2015
    8
    Now THIS is how you tell a story. The game doesn't ram it down your throat... instead, you explore and figure out exactly what it is thatNow THIS is how you tell a story. The game doesn't ram it down your throat... instead, you explore and figure out exactly what it is that happened on this desolate world. It's a smart game that expects you to be a smart person and catch on.

    The gameplay is simple enough and while there are a few little things that make it less than perfect, it's hard to put down and I found myself looking forward to getting back to find out exactly what it is that went down on this planet.

    And that ending tho. Woooh! Who saw that coming? Can't wait for the sequel.
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  2. Sep 26, 2014
    7
    The Fall has a very good story. The atmosphere is set up very well and the sound design works well with the aesthetic. The combat system isThe Fall has a very good story. The atmosphere is set up very well and the sound design works well with the aesthetic. The combat system is simple, 2D plane shooting with some elements of a cover system. The puzzles are not THAT difficult, but if you aren't constantly searching for little boxes with your flashlight, you can miss a few components that will allow you to progress. I'd recommend this if you like playing a sci-fi game, with a high creep factor, in the dark with your headphones on. Very short game, but the ideas presented and the player character, although it was a robot suit, had personality that made me feel something, at least. Expand
  3. Oct 27, 2016
    6
    I really wanted to love this one. And I love the style, the dark atmosphere and sense of exploration. But the controls on the Wii U are aI really wanted to love this one. And I love the style, the dark atmosphere and sense of exploration. But the controls on the Wii U are a total mess -- constantly breaking your attention to try to figure out the odd multiple button presses to do the simplest tasks. At times I was lost, just randomly scanning everything, hoping to bump into a solution. Gave up in frustration after an hour. Skip this one and head straight for The Swapper if you like this genre. Expand

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