Last week I had the pleasure to review Airscape: the Fall of Gravity. When I first started playing the game I didn’t know what to expect. I saw a few screenshots and I thought the game was cute, but that was all about it. Little did I know that I was in for a treat.
The experience of seeing the beautifully animated welcome screen for the first time is enhanced by the lively soundtrack. The artwork and music fit perfectly well together and create an atmosphere that transports the player into this strange world
before even starting to play the game.
The plot of the game is straightforward; some evil robot aliens kidnap your friends and you must go on an epic quest to rescue them. Not an easy task for a tiny, orange dumbo octopus such as yourself.
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The gameplay revolves around passing obstacles in order to break out sea-critters stuck in containers. This is made difficult by patrolling robots that kill with one hit, the impossible terrain involving water, floating platforms, lasers and the lack of gravity; hence the title of the game. The surroundings provide the player with a loose definition of directions, where “up” and “down” and “left” and “right” quickly become relative terms. This leads to an interesting and refreshing game mechanic that the player has to master in order to progress.
Luckily, there are a few things that are there to assist. There is no time limit, there are unlimited continues and save points, which are invaluable, especially later on, as the game gets considerably more difficult.
After rescuing enough creatures the last level within a zone gets unlocked. Beating these zones unlocks additional characters with different abilities. These characters can be accessed through the starting platform at the beginning of each level. Each of these playable heroes is an octopus that was seen during the interactive intro sequence.
The game also comes with 23 achievements to unlock through Steam. My personal favorite is “Smoked and Sliced Squid”, which requires you to die 2500 times. I’m not worried though. If I keep this up I will unlock it by the end of the week.
On that note, don’t let these numbers scare you. I found Airscape to be an incredibly fun game and you should definitely give it a try, especially since there is a free demo available through Steam. It might turn out that it is not your cup of tea, but maybe you just found your new favorite game. Take a chance!
If you are still not convinced, I also made a short review on my YouTube channel below, so you can give that a try. It will give you a better understanding of the game mechanics and you will find a few small things that I haven’t mentioned here.
I hope you enjoyed this review and be sure to check back next week for more news and reviews about your favorite games!
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