The Fall Part 2: Unbound
If you played and loved the first game, you'll still find something to love here, but it's so buried under obtuse puzzles, terrible voice acting, and pointless combat sections that it's really difficult to recommend this. The story is still pretty solid, but getting to it is a total pain in the ass.
The Fall Part 2: Unbound picks up the formula of the predecessor and leads to a new and unsettling original adventure, but there are some roughness still to blunt.
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Much like its predecessor, The Fall Part 2: Unbound is needlessly obtuse in some of its puzzle design, but its magnificent characters and storytelling make the frustration worth it.
The Fall Part 2: Unbound is a solid follow-up to its predecessor with a moving story and interesting puzzles. It is held back somewhat by occasionally obtuse solutions and bland action sequences, but is well-worth the price of admission for players eager to continue ARID's story.
Unbound is an excellent continuation of The Fall and sets up for an exciting trilogy finale.
Given how great the rest of the game is, I'd have been willing to overlook some aesthetic deficiencies, but it beat my expectations on every level.
For those who find enjoyment in the intricacies of puzzle-solving adventure games, The Fall Part 2: Unbound isn't any different to what you would expect. For those wanting a heightened action romp, you should probably stay away. But if you're looking to experience one of the smartest, wittiest, and thought-provoking stories of the generation, then do yourself the favor and play through both the first game and Part 2: Unbound.
After playing The Fall and seeing the words “to be continued” scroll across my screen, I was interested, but not excited. It told a good story, but its questionable gameplay and puzzle design left me cautiously optimistic. After my time with The Fall Part 2: Unbound, I am not only intrigued but eager for the series' conclusion when the third part inevitable releases. The sequel does exemplify some of the gameplay flaws of its predecessor but tells a fantastic sci-fi tale and builds a world that I never imagined it would.
The Fall Part 2: Unbound continues the story from The Fall with an interesting angle on familiar sci-fi concepts, but the game that underpins this darkly cerebral world is somewhat lacking. Both its action and adventure elements suffer from stilted controls, and the imaginatively conceived point-and-click sections don't always leave a satisfying breadcrumb trail for the player to follow. The result is a game that's as frustratingly flawed as it is thought-provoking.
The Fall Part 2: Unbound succeeds when it makes you think, whether that's through its clever science fiction writing or entertaining puzzles. However, a lackluster presentation and tedious, dull combat prevent the sequel from reaching the heights it could have.