Black The Fall
Black The Fall may have released in one of the few quiet periods of 2017, early July, but it was still missed by many. Released on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and recently, Nintendo Switch, Sand Sailor Studios’ Black The Fall is a great puzzle platformer.
The developers are from Romania and the history of the country and its struggle with Communism play a huge part in the atmosphere and style of the game. You play as an old machinist who plots his escape from the grasp of the Communist regime with the help of an ingenious device and a robot dog, both of which are vital to the puzzle solving. All the while, communist imagery that conveys the struggles in the developer’s country act as the backdrop, giving the game a noticeably tense and dark atmosphere. The puzzles are well designed and the solutions are never repeated, ensuring that each situation is unique and challenging. Any puzzle platformer fan should go back to play Black The Fall, especially if you have an interest in Romanian history or Communism.