“Looking into the abyss… dying because it looks back”
- Management: PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC
- Publisher: Spike Chunsoft
- Developer: Jhankar Corporation
- Release Date: 2 September 2022
- price ceiling:$59.99
- Rating: mature for m
- Style: RPG, Adventure, Survival
- Players: 1
Anime can be quite confusing. Many series will feature beloved anime characters who seem innocent and happy – School Live – only to discover the horrific death and bloodshed are just around the corner. Case in point, the 2017 anime series, Made in Abyss, sounds like a gorgeous and ultra-colorful adventure story at first glance… until you see a young character being horribly killed by a wild animal. Look. Made in Abyss has been well received despite the dark content and has now spawned two seasons and even a movie… a game that is the focus of today’s review.
Made in the Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into Darkness focuses on the anime story of Riko and Reg, two explorers entering the unknown lands of the abyss, and follows the anime plot, but there’s also something more for those of us who love our two lives. The characters complete the story of the main. But more on that, now our focus is simple. Should you dive into the depths of the abyss found in Made in the Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into Darkness or perhaps just continue watching the anime – which is currently airing Season 2 as we speak – in the safety of your home ? Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into Darkness for PS4!
Let’s assume for a moment that you are brand new to the world of Made in Abyss. In this strange world, exists an endless land called The Abyss, which is known to hold many treasures and secrets within the dangerous land that attack your senses and psyche. Rico is a young girl who wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps by entering The Abyss and finding the remains – a so-called White Whistle. During her first mission, she discovers a robotic human she names Reg, and together they decide to find out where her mother went and what lies within The Abyss.
If you think about it the setting of Made in Abyss is the perfect game! A dangerous setting filled with unknown animals and deadly landscapes screams an adventure game and Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into Darkness does a great job of capturing that. The only major issue is that Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into Darkness has a fatal flaw and, despite the wonderful idea, falls victim to gameplay issues that do not stem from the controls or plays Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into Darkness Is. , but something even worse …
Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into Darkness is divided into two gameplay modes. First Hello Abyss which is basically anime reimagined with too many tutorial elements that equally don’t teach you enough. As Rico, you must explore The Abyss while maintaining your health, stamina and appetite that are steadily decreasing. Add to that, various enemies, dangerous terrain, and abyssal position effects – which change depending on your depth in The Abyss – making Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness quite challenging. Unfortunately, Hello Abyss is like hours of tutorials because you’re constantly taught how to scavenge, craft, and whet the appetite. The real challenge comes when you defeat Halo Abyss and unlock another mode, Deep in the Abyss. The latter is where you create your character and try to get to the depths of The Abyss and quickly learn that Hello Abyss hasn’t prepared you for a tough fight at all, ie. We really wish Hello Abyss and Deep in the Abyss were both unlocked and actually had their own tutorials to help you realize that Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into Darkness is not an easy game .
Seriously, surviving death in Made in the Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into Darkness is like escaping a baseball with your face already on it. If you think you’re going to swing your weapon fearlessly like a dare, the monsters will try to overwhelm you. The scenario has many dead ends and pitfalls that can easily be hit if you decide to run too high. Then, there are subtle management aspects like breaking your weapons or starving – which are all important in Deep in the Abyss – again, making you wonder… why weren’t the same threats in Hello Abyss. For Deep in the Abyss, there is no reggae to help you climb long paths and fight off enemies. In fact, Deep in the Abyss is the better game mode, but don’t think that you will easily win if you pass Hello Abyss.
Now, we may be hard on Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into Darkness but let’s be honest, it’s a solid game and a really great anime game, which is rare to say. Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into Darkness almost perfectly captures the look of Made in Abyss, includes both English and Japanese voice acting, has a decent amount of gameplay, and is really occasionally glitchy or annoying. Plays quite well with such a slight grip. Side dialog while exploring. Deep in the Abyss however, is where Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into Darkness shines, and to get there… you have to beat Hello Abyss which is a mediocre experience. Still, both game modes are fun, and Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling Into Darkness is definitely going to be a challenge to those who love survival titles.