The Best Games of July 2017
Honorable Mention: Black the Fall
Starting with a couple of honorable mentions, check out the Twinfinite’s Staff picks for our best games of July 2017 which includes of course, our Game of the Month!
Staff Writer Tom Hopkins: If you played Inside last year then you’ll be seeing similarities constantly when playing Black The Fall. The dark aesthetic, the focus on puzzle platforming, and the world that clearly has a purpose beyond simply being the backdrop to your adventure all spark memories of Playdead’s excellent game. Thankfully, Black The Fall’s design and subtle story keep it from being overshadowed.
You play as an un-named machinist who is attempting to escape from communist rule. Along the way, he finds a vital device and a robot dog companion that will help him with the challenging puzzles that lay between him and freedom. These puzzles are fun, unique, and you never encounter the same type twice, keeping the journey fresh. While many of the puzzles have simple solutions, the variety that stretches throughout the game will force you to think outside the box and will have you struggling from time to time.