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Iris.Fall

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

33%

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Game Information

Available on:PCDec 7, 2018

Developer: Next Studio

Genre: Adventure

Solve clever puzzles and uncover an intriguing story full of mystery and wonder. With “light and shadow” as a core concept, Iris.Fall takes players on a monochrome adventure unlike any other.

STORY BACKGROUND:
After awakening from a dream, Iris follows a black cat into a dilapidated theater, traveling back and forth through a strange labyrinth of light and shadow. As the story unfolds, Iris begins to realise that everything in this theater seems to have some kind of hidden connection to herself.

KEY FEATURES

• Unique monochrome art style
The game’s visuals use a pure black-and-white cartoon style, relying on the transition between light and shadow to create a distinct experience, both exquisite and visually impactful.

• Fusing gameplay and the “light & shadow” system
The concept of “light and shadow” runs throughout the design of the game’s art, story, and puzzles. By switching between light and shadow, players can pass through the two realities, experiencing the unique interlacing of black and white, light and shadow, 2D and 3D.

• Immersive story experience
Become fully immersed in the plot through the stylized and suspenseful atmosphere of the setting and story. Progress in the game feels more like the player’s spiritual exploration.

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TheSixthAxis

Steve C
6 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Iris.Fall is a deliberately bite-sized experience and could easily be completed in a single sitting. Whether this amounts to value for money obviously depends on your perspective, but given the relative cost compared to a DVD or Blu-ray I think it is worth picking up to experience the artistry at hand here. The visual design is exemplary and the narrative is pleasing enough. Definitely a game that is worth a look if you like the art style and the idea of the puzzles, but be prepared for a couple of frustrating moments. Iris.Fall shouldn't be left in the shadows.

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COGconnected

50 / 100
COGconnected

It’s beautiful, it has great music, it shows promise in its themes, but that’s about it.

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Gamersky

7.5 / 10.0
Gamersky

Though most of the puzzles are lacking in challenge, Iris.Fall delivers an amazing art style which definately worth immersing.

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The Gaming Ground

The Gaming Ground

Iris.Fall was a memorable puzzlye/adventure experience, but not one I will likely to replay again anytime soon. You see, the game’s puzzles can only be solved once…And its simple but spooky story is easily remembered.

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