Game release: “Fossil Echo” (PC)

Going back to some gaming news of the past few months, one can easily overlook a visual gem like AWACEB‘s narrative-driven platformer Fossil Echo.

I’ve always been a big fan of French animation and especially platformers, not just because of Rayman, but simply because there’s something magical about the way they look. This title is no different, as it features some beautifully hand-drawn backgrounds and fluid character animations, telling the story of a young boy who has to climb a giant tower in the middle of the sea.

It’s clear to see that art design was influenced by games like Ico and Studio Ghibli movies, but it’s also obvious that gameplay is reminiscent of hardcore platformers like the Oddworld series, making this a strange hybrid of both worlds. However, it’s also possible to skip some more difficult sections of the game and only enjoy the narrative, even if it means missing some of the back-story and lore of the title.

While gameplay doesn’t seem to add anything new to the genre and might be very frustrating for some people not accustomed to the intricacies of pixel-perfect platforming, at least the visuals are amazing and the music is out of another world (which reminds me to play/review the classic Another World in the near future), warranting a purchase for these alone (the soundtrack of which can also be bought in a Steam bundle).

Buy the game for PC on
GOG
Steam

Official Website

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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