“Make Your Way to Adventure Little Angel”
- system: pc
- Publisher: Biking Inc.
- Developer: Biking Inc.
- Release Date: April 27, 2022
Biking Inc. may not be a super well-known name in the west – as the only major releases here are My Hero One’s Justice League 1 and 2 as well as My Hero Ultra Rumble still in progress – but that doesn’t mean they’re gaming. There isn’t a well-established team in the world. Many of the members originally worked on some of the bigger titles like Rival School, Marvel vs. Capcom, Resident Evil 5, and the list goes on. Which is why when we were offered the chance to play their latest original game, Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and The Path of Magic, you know we couldn’t turn it down. Aimed at providing a narrative puzzle/adventure experience, Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and the Path of Magic is a very simple game, but it has a very special depth! Those looking for an anime-like puzzle experience replete with chibi art and detailed backdrops will want to keep reading because this little title has a big heart and beats with a passion that we all see in Honey’s anime. I don’t see often!
Set in a strange landscape fit for a little angel, Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and The Path of Magic is a straightforward puzzle/adventure where the player uses their mouse to draw lines to cross dangerous paths and other environmental hazards. Huh. As you progress, you’ll need to be smarter with the paths you make because small gaps will quickly turn into big potholes! Each line created uses a meter of magic and they won’t last forever, meaning time will play an important role as well. With beautiful set pieces, beautiful sprite images, and gameplay almost anyone can pick up without a problem, Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and the Path of Magic is a fun little adventure you don’t want to miss. Curiosity may have killed the cat but in the case of Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and The Path of Magic, curiosity can lead you to a new puzzle experience that can be played by anyone of almost any gaming creed and level. Could!
Mariel has always loved learning about the world and the different stories from the grand library in the sky above. As she continued to read, Mariel’s curiosity got the better of her and one day, she decided to look down to see the land she had dubbed “the Abyss”. As she gazes upon the Abyss, Mariel has fallen from Heaven and is now forced to head in a singular direction in this strange land. Guided by you, you will have to create paths for Mariel to survive through the landscape and the various dangers within. Mariel’s adventure back home will be long but it will also reveal a world that doesn’t appear from the perspective of a book.
Once again, you play as a little fairy but not as Mariel herself. Mariel has lost her ability to walk properly after falling into the abyss below and can only move in a straight line and in one direction at a time. This means that if Mariel is facing left, she is going to the left, and vice versa. Your goal is to harness the power of lines to help Mariel get to the end of each level and collect a glowing book that takes you one step closer to heaven. Again, this sounds so simple and almost painfully simple but BYKING Inc. Smart because they’ve created a game that will really start to test your skills the more you go into it.
Each level has damage, spikes, lasers, fireballs, monsters and as many traps as the list goes on. Your line can be used to build pathways to help Mariel avoid these dangerous problems and the answer isn’t always just about building a line bridge, you need to use your line power in creative ways. will be required. For example, lasers will be aimed down at a field and spikes will be at the edge of the screen. Meaning, every time you let Mariel move forward you can block the laser but if you don’t even make a line to block the forward direction Mariel will just become a pin cushion. There are also times when you need to shoot enemies by redirecting ice balls towards them with your Line magic. What’s worse, is your lines have a time limit and you can’t create an unlimited amount of lines because the power needs to recharge. So spamming lines around will get you nowhere very quickly!
Now the puzzles are not impossible to solve, but the Abyss Memory in the form of a rating is an added bonus within Fallen Angel and Path of Magic. Drawing the minimum amount of lines, avoiding too many deaths, and completing the levels quickly can get you high grades and this will motivate people who like to brag about scores and really try their best in every level. Strive to give the best performance. There are also unlockable additional levels that will increase the challenge by reducing the allotted time, death and the lines drawn to push you to be better and better.
Story-wise, Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and The Path of Magic is cute and like the puzzle mechanics, there’s a lot more than meets the eye. What begins as a story about how deadly curiosity can be, ends with a look at a world that makes you question how it has become such a scary landscape. As you go through each act you’ll get your answers from your fairy companions and we loved the revelations made because they were a little shocking. In truth, Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and the Path of Magic doesn’t shy away from trying to shock us, the players.
From the opening cutscene to the actual gameplay, Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and the Path of Magic is a pretty good looking game. Each action takes place in a different setting and while the obstacles and levels are similar in design – they all have a dark/muted color palette – the enemies change and the backgrounds change too many times. Don’t expect a PS5-looking title, but for the price of just $5, Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and Path of Magic is a beautiful looking game and that’s a plus. It’s only $5 now because it’s on sale. So grab it while you can.
Honestly, Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and the Path of Magic is a shocking puzzle game that tested our brains a bit in Honey’s anime. Yes it tells you to create lines with your mouse only but how do you manipulate your line creation to dictate marial changes as you move through it with multiple layers. BYKING Inc. clearly wanted to showcase their talents beyond your usual fighting game formula and we doubt many people expected that they could craft such a simple title that’s actually fun, and easy to pick up but master. It’s hard to do… but you’ll want to master it!
Are any of you going to dive into the Abyss and play Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and the Path of Magic? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below because we always love to hear from you, readers! For an even more in-depth review of the game be sure to stick to our line-drawing hive in Anime of Honey!