Airscape: The Fall of Gravity Review (PC)
Airscape: The Fall of Gravity is a fast-paced, gravity-shifting, action platformer about a deep-sea octopus who has been kidnapped by a mechanical alien race. Players control an Octopus on an adventure to save it's family from the clutches of the motorized menace. Jump, dodge, and swim through an environment full of floating islands, water formations, and robotic terrors where the laws of gravity do not apply.
The gameplay in Airscape: The Fall of Gravity is what you would expect from your casual platformer, the only difference being gravity, or lack thereof in some cases. Each environment has its own form of gravity. In most platformers, you move left and right while jumping and dodging your way through the levels. In Airscape: The Fall of Gravity, you will find yourself moving left and right, as well as up and down. The beginning levels are pretty easy and give you a good feel for the controls, but progressively get more and more difficult as you make your way through the 60+ levels.
Since you are constantly moving up, down, left and right, the camera in the game moves so that your character is always standing “upright”. This causes the screen to rotate and shake quite a bit. If you are like me and tend to get motion sickness from games that rotate or move a lot, this game may cause some sickness. Unfortunately, I am one of those people and I did have to take breaks while playing in order to settle my stomach.
Visually, the game looks amazing. The colors and art style of the characters and environments look great. There are lots of bright colors that jump out and the style of the darker levels do a great job of making the level feel just that, dark. The sounds and music in the game fit the game perfectly.
The controls are very simple and feel perfect when playing. The level design is great as well, and if you find yourself dying a lot, it is because you messed up and not because of level design or controls. The game may start out fairly easy, but becomes more of a challenge the further you get, which is a big plus. I found myself having a hard time with quite a few levels, but always found myself trying over and over.
Score: 4 out of 5.
It is well worth the $9.99 price tag on Steam and there is also a demo available for anyone that is still trying to decide on purchasing. It is one of the best platformers I've played in awhile, just wish it didn’t give me so much motion sickness...