Freedom Fall is a diabolical down-scrolling platformer set in a prison tower so tall it touches the clouds. Presented with hand painted art, its old school vibe mixes with fast-paced free falling action and a story with both dark wit and heart.
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Release Date: Jan 10, 2014

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Freedom Fall is a diabolical down-scrolling platformer set in a prison tower so tall it touches the clouds. Presented with hand painted art, its old school vibe mixes with fast-paced free falling action and a story with both dark wit and heart. With the promise of freedom for those who escape, find your way through the traps and mechanical monstrosities set up by a twisted princess who you'll wish was in another castle. As your bid for freedom continues you start to see that things aren't quite as they seem. In the end you'll determine who is guilty and who is innocent … but until then there are lots of deathtraps to avoid, killer balloons to bounce off, jetboards to ride and even a dragon to fight!

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Atom 1.33Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 945 Express
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 945 Express
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated
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Garlyle Wilds
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
This was probably one of the most fun 2-3 hour games I've played. The writing's hilarious, game's solid, and it's just all around charming, if short.
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Furrek
( 20.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
I had my eyes on Freedom Fall for really long time and finally, I managed to get myself this game and played it. I expected only some enjoyable platformer but got something more: story! It's not in form of comic, short movies, in-game scenes or something like that. There is tons of stuff writen on tower. As you play, as you try to beat next element of each of level, you see shorts messages from Princess all over place. This kind of story telling is really fun and fits in platformer game. As for game as platformer, it's really well done - there are easier and harder levels, every each of level have something unique. Also, many levels have few ways you can progress while moving down - hard and harder (there are some easy ones too but only in early stage of game). It's really cool that we have a choice and if you feel like you want to take a more demanding path, you won't be dissapointed. Levels aren't very long but are well designed, graphics aren't really great looking and some animations could be better but somehow everything fits together perfectly.

I really enjoyed my time with Freedom Fall and if you love platformer games, you must check it out.
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Ichidy
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
"Short" game but a funny & crazy one!
I really enjoyed it ^-^
There are some secrets to found too :3
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DooM
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
short game but fun
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Axelhander
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
A fun little platformer with a conclusion that disappoints just a little bit. Still a blast and I want to see the characters' stories continue in some fashion.
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Evil
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
It is well designed, thoughtful and funny in a quirky way. Runs stably, no framerate problems and quite challenging without being frustrating. High replayability with different difficulty settings, some different story choices and rewards. Great value for money. Play this game!
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Salarn
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
Not exactly sure how or why the protagonist is at the top of an impossibly tall tower, but the only way out is to go all the way down.

Freedom Fall is primarily a action platformer with a few occasional puzzles tossed in. Controls are swift and responsive with quality level design that offers players multiple paths to choose from.

Narrative in the game is told via scrawled words and pictures that while they appear simple have a great comedic timing that makes the player want to progress to see more.
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Henry Plainview
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 22
Yes it's very short, but it's more than worth it for the heart in the writing, music, and art.
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RipperG (灬^ ω ^灬)
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
cute little indi game that kinda remind me of prince of persia (i mean parkour, deadly traps,a tower, oriental feel,a princess) like a younger version of the prince but sadly no sand of time :p.
-you play as a young prince of thieves who was imprisoned for stealing a potion of immortality and your main goal is to escape a long tower full of deadly traps ( can ♥♥♥♥ you off near the end ).
-graphicly it's really well done, cute 2D/3D drawing art style graphics.
-the gameplay resemble to POP 4, platforming your way around the tower and avoiding traps (parkour ,jumping from wall to wall...ect ).
- sound effect and music are really good and enjoyable but no voice acting and the story is narrated as graphitis on the walls
-no bugs or glitches, can be very hard for some people,and you got easy achievements + cards
recommend it to platform lovers and pop fans ( worth the money but you can always get it on sales)
8/10
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Foolish guac bowl merchant
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 12
Better than I expected in terms of gameplay. Worse than expected in terms of sprites & animation. I recommend this to fans of twitch platformers.
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Space Dash
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 10
A solid, charming game about a boy navigating traps in order to reach the bottom of a gigantic tower. Mechanically the game is solid but what takes it over the top for me is the art style and the fun narrative form. There's no cutscenes or plot dumps of any kind. There's only messages on the walls behind you written from the perspective of a sadistic princess who mostly wants to see you die horribly but kinda wants to see how far you can go before you do. The game is great at what it's offering and doesn't overstay its welcome. I'll be sure to look at whatever game Stirfire Studios makes next.
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adam1224
( 21.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 21
Freedom Fall is a platformer game, in which you play with Marsh, a young boy who finds himself in the top rooms of a huge tower, in prison, but with the door opened - so he steps outside, and after getting through room after room he will finally escape.

Originally I wanted to write this section to the end as kind of a reward because I LOVED this aspect of the game, but as a recommendation, it serves it's purpose better at the start:
The game is a platformer with slight combat elements, and IT HAS A LEGIT, GOOD STORY. It sounds weird, but it's true. I don't want to spoiler too muc h - the princess who's taken you captive will communicate with you using paintings on the tower's wall - she tells about her life, family, best friend, while mocking you for being a prisoner who probably dies soon, has no friends (so she draws you a cockroach to have at least one pet :) ) - the princess actually has a great character - mix a naive, childish personality with the role of a princess - she kills the to-be-husbands she doesn't like without mercy, even joking about their attempts to escape the tower - while also writing things like she's having tea parties with her best friend (who happens to be a DRAGON). And you're not invited. Hmpf. The game also features a checkpoint system, and this was a huge surprise - the game's story includes the checkpoints, the way you respawn at checkpoints are included in the game's narrative. The game's platforming is really fair and nicely done, but the story, and the way the game tells the backstory to the player is the most outstanding point of the game. If you're intrested in it and don't mind slight cute spoilers, check out the screenshots at the community hub, people created tons of screenies from the best paintings :)

The game consists 14 + 1 bonus levels, and plays like older platformer games - you collect bolts instead of coins, which can be used to buy a granades (can destroy some traps/objects to help progress )parachute, dragon wings to allow double jump and a hoverboard that's more like hoverboards should look like. There are no enemies in the game besides two bossfights, but each and every level is filled to the brim with traps. Swinging axes, rotating spears, spikes, bladed wheels, bouncing huge explosive balls, mechanical venus fly traps, spiked chains and lightning. While this sounds overwhelming, the game really often divides the tower into an easy, and a hard side, so if you're not really up for a challenge or just want to finish the level in the fastest way, you can always choose the easy path every time. To balance things out, choosing the hard path will reward you more collectible bolts and ocassionally granades, if you want to collect the most possible bolts, choosing hard paths is kind of mandatory.
Speaking about shortest time and collectible bolts -The game is quite short, it can be completed under 2-3 hours for the first time.

But each and every level has a par value for shortest time, less deaths and most collected bolts. While all three can be done theoretically at the same time, it requires a lot of practice - but as it can be done one by one, it makes the challenge (and getting the perfect game achievement) easier to get, while providing some extra gameplay time with distinctive goals. The game also has an achievement for finishing the story without dying - this is a little hasslework as you need to restart the actual level after dying (the game could use a hardcore mode which automatically restarts for you), this also requires a separate run. Every game can be speedrun in less than 3-3.5 minutes - considering one plays the game for fun, then for no death / collecting bolts / speedrunning (these can be done in level selection mode) - and the fact that there's three achievements which require three different ending of the story, the gameplay time can easily stretch into 5-10 hours for achievement hunters.

Personally I really enjoyed the game - I usually have low expectations, so I thought it will be an arcade-ish platformer with questionable platforming and randomgeneration, but instead got a solid platformer with great level design, easy and harder paths, a charming story and a really unique way to get to know that story - it may not be the greatest platformer of all times, but it's a really solid one, and I'm glad I picked this up in a bundle and played it.
Price-wise I would recommend it during a deeper sale (lowest price so far:5€) or from a bundle if you're not not into getting all achievements - while the story is good, 9€ is too much for a single gameplay's time and content. The multiple endings and collectible "on par" goals can create a lot more content and gameplay time for player who love collecting achievements - I can recommend getting it at full price only for them (or to users who wish to support the developer).
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lindley.waltersmith
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 6
PLaytime is low/not representative because I also have this on iOS.

I'm not usually keen on platformers, but this one, with its addictive falling mechanics, cute graphics, and wonderful storytelling through the scrawls of the Princess, has me hooked. Cute, fun, addictive, oddly emotionally engaging, pretty much flawless. And Australian to boot--it initially caught my interest on a piece on Good Games about Australian indie developers.

Also, my little boy finds it hilarious.

Definitely worth picking it up.
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pgaglione93
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 3
Dark, yet comical wit combined with challenging platforming makes this game a must have for any fan of the genre. One of my favorite steam discoveries
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jammies
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 2
GREAT GAME!! simple idea, FUNNY story. and the role reversal is AMAZING. i really hope this game has a great life.
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CB007
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 27, 2015
Freedom Fall has a great premise that lets you get right into the action. You're trapped in an enormous prison tower and need to work your way down to escape while avoiding all manner of traps and dangers. Along the way, you are taunted by very amusing taunts scrawled on the wall by your captor, a deranged princess.

The game controls wonderfully, and is extremely responsive. You can optionally get a few upgrades as you proceed, a double jump, glide, and a more controllable glide. And you can throw bombs to get past traps and barricades. They keep it simple, along the lines of an NES or SNES era title so you can play without being bogged down by the control scheme or number of options. The graphics are quite attractive as well, although perhaps more variety would have been nice.

The game is a bit on the short side, but for completionists, you can get a few different endings, play on a hard mode, and collect some in depth achievements. Definitely a pleasant surprise of a game.
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CpDarkIcicle
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 26, 2015
Overall a fun little puzzle game that does offer a bit of replayability, although doesn't take long to complete it, probably a bit over an hour, it is very well polished overall and the overall art style really grabbed me and the character design is amazing with the anime-style main character with the flaming hair.

The unique story telling the game has to offer is really amusing since it has no dialogue or slabs of text to read, but rather the text is scribbled onto the wall at certain points and is by far one of the best points of this game alongside with the gameplay, where it is more of a straight platformer and doesn't have too much combat to worry about and how it progresses downwards rather than sideways like most other platformers.

Overall this game is truly an amazing indie game I would definately reccommend to anyone as it fits in every category so well, with great controls and gameplay overall, a stunning artsyle and a neat story with my only main problem being that it feels a bit short, although I have replayed it a bit and there are 3 slightly different endings and the hard mode does offer a bit more of a challenge if you didn't play it on that difficulty from the beginning and it is very polished and felt extremely fluent throughout the entire game.
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dag_meme.rm;drop table users
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 24, 2015
It's a super fun twitchy vertical scrolling platformer with a neat story. Perfect level of difficulty and smooth controls.
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Prince Lowell
( 19.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 24, 2015
This is a game that i picked up with no expectations. I just wanted a platformer to play.

When i started up the game and got through the tutorial, i was blown away by how much fun i was having. It's like a 2D parkour game, with some puzzle elements, by which i mean how to get past obstacles.

The art actually looks fairly good. I mean, it isn't spectacular, but it still looks good.

The game hardly pulls any cheap stuff, and there is always a clear way to proceed.

I would reccomend playing it through first using everything you can use, and then go for the harder modes to get achievements.

All in all, i really like this game, and i wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as i did.
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I paid $100 for Synnibarr
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 23, 2015
A short but enjoyable platformer with great visuals, fun level design, and tight gameplay. A great experience that was well worth it for the price if you like platformers.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
cute little indi game that kinda remind me of prince of persia (i mean parkour, deadly traps,a tower, oriental feel,a princess) like a younger version of the prince but sadly no sand of time :p.
-you play as a young prince of thieves who was imprisoned for stealing a potion of immortality and your main goal is to escape a long tower full of deadly traps ( can ♥♥♥♥ you off near the end ).
-graphicly it's really well done, cute 2D/3D drawing art style graphics.
-the gameplay resemble to POP 4, platforming your way around the tower and avoiding traps (parkour ,jumping from wall to wall...ect ).
- sound effect and music are really good and enjoyable but no voice acting and the story is narrated as graphitis on the walls
-no bugs or glitches, can be very hard for some people,and you got easy achievements + cards
recommend it to platform lovers and pop fans ( worth the money but you can always get it on sales)
8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
"Short" game but a funny & crazy one!
I really enjoyed it ^-^
There are some secrets to found too :3
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Freedom Fall is a platformer game, in which you play with Marsh, a young boy who finds himself in the top rooms of a huge tower, in prison, but with the door opened - so he steps outside, and after getting through room after room he will finally escape.

Originally I wanted to write this section to the end as kind of a reward because I LOVED this aspect of the game, but as a recommendation, it serves it's purpose better at the start:
The game is a platformer with slight combat elements, and IT HAS A LEGIT, GOOD STORY. It sounds weird, but it's true. I don't want to spoiler too muc h - the princess who's taken you captive will communicate with you using paintings on the tower's wall - she tells about her life, family, best friend, while mocking you for being a prisoner who probably dies soon, has no friends (so she draws you a cockroach to have at least one pet :) ) - the princess actually has a great character - mix a naive, childish personality with the role of a princess - she kills the to-be-husbands she doesn't like without mercy, even joking about their attempts to escape the tower - while also writing things like she's having tea parties with her best friend (who happens to be a DRAGON). And you're not invited. Hmpf. The game also features a checkpoint system, and this was a huge surprise - the game's story includes the checkpoints, the way you respawn at checkpoints are included in the game's narrative. The game's platforming is really fair and nicely done, but the story, and the way the game tells the backstory to the player is the most outstanding point of the game. If you're intrested in it and don't mind slight cute spoilers, check out the screenshots at the community hub, people created tons of screenies from the best paintings :)

The game consists 14 + 1 bonus levels, and plays like older platformer games - you collect bolts instead of coins, which can be used to buy a granades (can destroy some traps/objects to help progress )parachute, dragon wings to allow double jump and a hoverboard that's more like hoverboards should look like. There are no enemies in the game besides two bossfights, but each and every level is filled to the brim with traps. Swinging axes, rotating spears, spikes, bladed wheels, bouncing huge explosive balls, mechanical venus fly traps, spiked chains and lightning. While this sounds overwhelming, the game really often divides the tower into an easy, and a hard side, so if you're not really up for a challenge or just want to finish the level in the fastest way, you can always choose the easy path every time. To balance things out, choosing the hard path will reward you more collectible bolts and ocassionally granades, if you want to collect the most possible bolts, choosing hard paths is kind of mandatory.
Speaking about shortest time and collectible bolts -The game is quite short, it can be completed under 2-3 hours for the first time.

But each and every level has a par value for shortest time, less deaths and most collected bolts. While all three can be done theoretically at the same time, it requires a lot of practice - but as it can be done one by one, it makes the challenge (and getting the perfect game achievement) easier to get, while providing some extra gameplay time with distinctive goals. The game also has an achievement for finishing the story without dying - this is a little hasslework as you need to restart the actual level after dying (the game could use a hardcore mode which automatically restarts for you), this also requires a separate run. Every game can be speedrun in less than 3-3.5 minutes - considering one plays the game for fun, then for no death / collecting bolts / speedrunning (these can be done in level selection mode) - and the fact that there's three achievements which require three different ending of the story, the gameplay time can easily stretch into 5-10 hours for achievement hunters.

Personally I really enjoyed the game - I usually have low expectations, so I thought it will be an arcade-ish platformer with questionable platforming and randomgeneration, but instead got a solid platformer with great level design, easy and harder paths, a charming story and a really unique way to get to know that story - it may not be the greatest platformer of all times, but it's a really solid one, and I'm glad I picked this up in a bundle and played it.
Price-wise I would recommend it during a deeper sale (lowest price so far:5€) or from a bundle if you're not not into getting all achievements - while the story is good, 9€ is too much for a single gameplay's time and content. The multiple endings and collectible "on par" goals can create a lot more content and gameplay time for player who love collecting achievements - I can recommend getting it at full price only for them (or to users who wish to support the developer).
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
Vertical incidence.

It's about:
  • falling, jumping, bangling, throwing bombs;
  • collecting gears to obtain special equipment;
  • girl with questionable sence of humor (and justice);
  • female's rancour.

Why you should play this:
  1. unsuall approach: there's mostly falling which is deluted by standard "from-left-to-right" levels and few chasing runs;
  2. level-design: it's various for different game modes and tower's zones;
  3. few levels' forks leading to different endings;
  4. a lot of possibilities for success for your particular style:
    • you can rigourously collect every item to buy new equipment and "clear" the level;
    • you can ignore collectables and focus on speedrun (yet you need bombs on last level);
    • you can complete the game without any additional equipment;
  5. perfectly balanced difficulty: it's hard as it needs to be to throw out a challenge, but doesn't torture you.

Why you may not like it:
  1. if you not in mood to complete all challenges, "clear" all levels and unlock all endings, you will definitely find it short;
  2. uncover story details through grafitti not a very good idea - for non-native english speakers it might be difficult to follow, narrator (or princesss in that role) would be much better.

Captivating charm of free falling.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
Freedom Fall has a great premise that lets you get right into the action. You're trapped in an enormous prison tower and need to work your way down to escape while avoiding all manner of traps and dangers. Along the way, you are taunted by very amusing taunts scrawled on the wall by your captor, a deranged princess.

The game controls wonderfully, and is extremely responsive. You can optionally get a few upgrades as you proceed, a double jump, glide, and a more controllable glide. And you can throw bombs to get past traps and barricades. They keep it simple, along the lines of an NES or SNES era title so you can play without being bogged down by the control scheme or number of options. The graphics are quite attractive as well, although perhaps more variety would have been nice.

The game is a bit on the short side, but for completionists, you can get a few different endings, play on a hard mode, and collect some in depth achievements. Definitely a pleasant surprise of a game.
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76 of 98 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2014
Short but sweet, a lot of replayability, an overall joy to play. Music is awesome, graphics are amazing, and the gameplay is fantastic. Go and buy this game!
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204 of 305 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
39.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2014
Updated: Achievements are now working as I am told.

Can't really recommend this game even at it's discounted price.

Don't get me wrong it's a relatively fun game. But it's way too short (beat it in roughly an hour) some sections of the game the frame rate drops and is horribly annoying.

Like I said, it's not a bad game at all, but to me it's overpriced for how short the overall game is.
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23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
I didn´t expect much going into this game. Another platformer in my library, but i wanted to give this game at least fair chance to show up.

And oh boy, it delivers.

I really get hooked from first moment. Not by gameplay mechanics, cute visuals, or perfectly fitted music.
Writings on the walls really sucked me in. I wanted to know more about what is going on, who is this spoiled bats**t crazy little princess, what my convicted felon character did and how to to get out.
It was pleasant, fairly challenging also really hard journey at some stages (my lack of patience really didn't help tho).

I can't recommend this more. If you want to spend couple hours tilting and having fun, Freedom Fall will do the service.

8.5/10
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 24, 2015
One of best platform games I ever played. I would rate it with score 10 (5 stars). Physics is very quality made and whole game has good and sweet story and enjoyable levels. I really recommend it to all platform fans, because this game has zero bugs and it's kinda challenging for achievements. If you want get all achievements you would need replay game 4-5 times, but trust me, in this sweet game that is not big deal. Anyway, this game has all recommendations from me...
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47 of 67 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2014
Really fun and entertaining. The writing on the walls is very humerous and will give you a laugh. Not to mention the trickery it gives... sometimes it says this ways easy but really you just fall and die... it's pretty hilarious definitely recommend!
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27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2014
Here is another game i found myself enjoying and yet got to the end and thought "IS THAT IT".
The game itself is great,good graphics (cartoon anyone),good music and addictive gameplay and then when you realise all this its over.
Its a great free running game (you start at the top of a tower imprisoned and must get to the bottom) and you also gain new gear as you play (esential on some later levels-but there is an acheivement you can get for not getting any gear so it must be possible to get to the bottom without using any).
A lot of levels are just making your way down and are quite easy and then comes some of the levels where you actually have to think about how to progress (avoid this trap and avoid that gust of wind) but its not really that hard or that challenging (will say though that some acheivements wont be easy to get).
So why reccomend it then,well its still a great game and worth your time but i would pick it up in a sale or wait for it to be bundled (will happen at some point),as its over far to quick and i did feel a little short changed.
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55 of 83 people (66%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2014
A very charming platforming game with traps laid out for you as you fall down the tower to reach the goal
You play as a boy who is jailed on top of a tower, why you are falling and who laid the traps of the tower for you? The answer you shall find as you thwart the perilous tower.

+charming story
+like the art, a bit flash style
+the price is reasonable
+like the way you can pick choices of hard or easy depending on where you want to fall
+challenge the leaderboards
+the music is nice

+-its a casual game, so once you beat it

-Could expand on the powerups and concept as you fall maybe adding more gameplay and powerups for the next game
was only 3 in the game really.
-Hoping a 3d version in the future and continuation of the story
-lacks a real multiplayer competitive mode of any sort.
-Short game
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25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2014
Freedom Fall is a nice little platformer. It has some issues though. For me the length of the game was a little disappointing. You beat the campaign in max. 2 hours. After that there are some additional levels to play, but overall the content is fairly limited. I would expect just a little more. Especially if you consider the difficulty, which is definitely too low. It was not enough of a challenge, in my opinion. Even, if you always choose the hard route (there are many parts of the levels where you can choose between an easy and a hard section), you won't have any trouble completing the game. One more thing: there is not enough variety in the platforming. Gunman Clive's campaign can be completed in half the time, but has so much more to offer (gravity flipping, rocket rides...).

On the pro side there is solid platforming (including items for double-jumping and gliding, and switching between them), nice story-telling (every few meters you can read surprisingly funny messages, the princess left there), and a nice twist to the typical platformer story cliche (you search for a princess, yes. But she is an evil, insane sadist). I really enjoyed the game, despite all the issues mentioned above.

Overall Freedom Fall gets a thumbs up, but it could have been much better. I wouldn't recommend it for full price. The current 35% discount is not bad, but maybe it's better to grab a bundle key of the game.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 1, 2015
Indie down-scrolling platformer with a delightfully deviant sense of humor. Worth it just for the princess' dark wit.

The game is fairly short and suits casual players (normal difficulty) and more experienced gamers (hard mode) especially if you try for the Freerunner achievement without buying the glider, wings or hoverboard.

There is some replayability with more than one ending, a Par for each level in number of deaths, time taken, and currency collected, and the Steam achievements. It's also fun to play through it again just to re-read the princess' messages; you might find a couple that you overlooked the first time.

You should expect to die a lot at first, but this is part of the fun. "Make them like this" will be your motto.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Creatively funny, simple to grasp with a good replay value, great difficulty balance, this little game has a lot to offer. If you enjoy good platforming with a linear learning curve (i.e. if you're not only into punitive games), this one is for you.

Original, drôle et bien équilibré, ce petit jeu vous offrira plusieurs heures de plaisir. Si vous aimez les jeux de plateforme avec du challenge sans être punitifs, ajoutez-le à votre bibliothèque dès maintenant.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 23, 2014
A very short and overpriced down-scrolling platformer, which i would recommend to grab only on a big sale.

Thanks to the lovely hand painted art, delightful soundtrack and the original storytelling - it felt quite charming and entertaining despite of its lack of challenge. The two provided gadgets for gliding and double-jumping, and the bombs as weapon are more than enough to offer you a enchanting adventure.

Since Freedom Fall it's so short, the only thing that would make it partially worth its full price for me would be a level editor, otherwise i'm quite pleased to have it in my game collection.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 25, 2014
a nice platformer with lots of traps but not too difficult.
+ cute arts.
+ smooth animations.
+ funny 'story telling'.
+ lots of save points (because you'll die a lot). :D
+ in certain area we can choose easier/harder path.

if you think this game is too short &/ too easy,
try to get all its steam achievements.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 23, 2015
If you like platformers, fall into this one. Okay, I promise, first and last pun. This is a great game well worth the price and time. It's difficult, but not overly so. The style is beautiful and the story is unique and funny.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 12, 2014
Very fun little game. While the main game/story itself is short (1-2 hours), there is a lot of replayability.
I loved the writings on the wall and both music and graphics are great.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2015
Excellent platformer.

The writing on the wall has a very nice "bratty princess" vibe going, and it's kept me playing way past when I otherwise might have quit. Spikes aren't usually my thing, but the mechanics (including the way to mitigate falling by "devices" such as a parchute, wings that give you doublejump or a surfboard ) and the frequent placement of save points and the imaginative level design meant I wasn't frustrated or bored for more than 2 hours.

Now if platforming was my thing, I'd try to get the levels perfect on "hard" or maybe do speedruns (there are leaderboards), but it's not; still, this alone would've been worth getting the "down under bundle" for. (I didn't even get to see the second ending or the undersea level yet.)

Recommended for both the platforming and the writing.
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