Review: The Fall Part 2: Unbound – Not the Grid You Thought

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Pros:
+Strong story, even though it’s a rather short game
+Offers some great moments with the games cast
+Great combat mechanics that bring the game to life

Cons:
-Rather outdated graphics
-Extremely short, beatable in a single session


The Fall Part 2 Unbound picks up right were the first title left off. For gamers who did not play Part 1 of the game, the developers decided to give us a short little recap before allowing us to start the game which I though was a really nice add-in. Strongly recommend starting the first saga first instead of jumping right into the second story and being lost for a while without a full backstory.

The game is a side-scroller and very different in you are very familiar with moving anywhere other than forward and backwards. My first impression was quite clear, I really thought it was going to be a very dumbed-down version of Tron and that entire world with the grid, light cycles, programs and users fighting with discs to the death, even though I was going to be fighting some version of Clue somewhere down the line. But guess how wrong I was when I figured everything out and beat the game.

The game is very short, did not take long at all to beat. The game focuses on an artificial intelligence (AI) named Arid. Her mission is to basically fight the users who has gain access to her very own system. Due to not having a physical body, she must travel via networks between varies computer systems. She vents throughout the game that she is Unbound to everything and that she must discovery her own path and is willing to do anything and use anyone to do it.

You start out making your way through a grid-like place to help Arid find the location of the user. Once off the grid-like place, you enter the mind and body of the butler. Each robot, like the butler, she encounters she has to put certain things into his daily rotten in order for them to go outside of his daily set of rules. For example, the butler is restricted to a very stick daily cycle. He works for his masters, who are dead, and everyday he gets hot tea for master and puts on lipstick for the mistress. And once that is done, he will go back into his closet and go back to sleep

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Therefore, to explore outside of his routine you must find a way to introduce new variables to his cycle. You must find a way to manipulate and work around the butler, by doing so, you will need to get the dumbbell downstairs to send the tea upstairs and in doing so the tea will spill and then you can access the cleaning closet and while inside, while the butler is focused on the cleaning supplies, you will need to access the control room behind it to now only see if the butler has been hacked and his system is still corrupted but also find where the user is. The Fall Part 2: Unbound is a very fun and thought-out game if you are into those type of games, then I would recommend this game for you.

The game features a lot of puzzles which I found to be really good and some a little brain teasers, making the bulk of the game being adventure-style puzzle solving game. With each and everything you learned its later used as a tool in the long run. For example, if I learn how to evade, I have to take note that I have certain amount of energy that can only be used to evade an enemy then I must use the right amount of jumping and shooting in order to not die while doing so. The guard-like people are really easy to beat, but it’s the shadowy creatures that will have you stuck for a hot second and will last for a decent combat senses.

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The only flaw I saw in the game one very simple, in the game are the little magnifying glasses that help you interact and that’s how you play through the game. When you are being the great Christopher Columbus we all can be deep down and you are search for answers, you turn your flashlight on and these little magnifying glasses but if you walk too close you have to keep walking backwards to interact with it.

Sometimes you’ll forget to turn on your flashlight and walk pass a magnifying glass and then you have to start all over and its very time consuming. Other that the flashlight and magnifying glass, that was the only problem I had with the game. Based on my completing the game in 6 hours of playing the game and the difficulty of the game, it’s a rather short game, one that could be played in a single session.

The Fall Part 2: Unbound – PC, PlayStation 4, Switch and Xbox One
Developer: Over The Moon
Publisher: Over The Moon
Release Date: Now Available

Even as a short game, The Fall Part 2: Unbound is a worthwhile adventure for those looking for a quick game to pick up and beat, but to those looking for a longer stay, it’s highly advised to advert your interest into another title.


Our review is based on a retail version that was provided to us by the publisher of the game.  For information about our ethics policy please click here.


 Final Score: 6.5 out of 10


About the Writer:

tyvon-j-hunter-about-writerTyvon J. Hunter is the latest member of the crew. He brings to the table a unique take on video games and sports. He brings an unparalleled since of inspiration through his sheer excitement to the team as well as those around him. Also, he likes to build theme parks, and a lot of them in his spare time.

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