Seasons After Fall by Swing Swing Submarine is like playing a painting while someone is reading you a story. It is a beautiful looking and great sounding 2D platformer where you play as a little fox bestowed with the power to control the seasons which manipulate the environments and help you solve the mysteries presented to you by the forest. I played the Playstation 4 version of this game.
This game is a 2D platformer that includes exploration and puzzle solving elements. Along the way, you earn the powers of the seasons which allow you to adjust the environment at will. Winter freezes water to create walking surfaces, Spring causes water to rise, Summer causes plants to grow, and Fall causes mushrooms to open up as platforms.
The controls in Seasons After Fall are very easy. You control movement with the left analog stick. Movement is pretty responsive and accurate. The right analog stick controls the 4 different seasons which can change them at will. There are only 2 buttons that matter, jump and bark/interact.
The backgrounds in Seasons After Fall are all hand-painted. Four different versions of each exist to represent the four different seasons that you can change into. Seasons After Fall game really does look like a beautiful animated, interactive painting.
There are no menus, life meters, point bars, or any displays on the screen. The play screen is clear of any distractions; it’s just you and the game.
The sounds of Seasons After Fall enhances the game play experience. There is a narrative that guides you along as you hit certain milestones. Sounds in each of the environments are just what you’d expect to hear in those habitats; the wind blows, water splashes, birds chirp, and the leaves rustle. Music provided by the live string quartet further evokes your emotions as you play. I was surprised to hear such great quality sounds and music in a game like this.
Seasons After Fall is a great game that looks amazing, sounds excellent, and is great for all ages. Being easy to play is a great bonus as well. This game is nothing new for seasoned gamers who may find it easy, but I found playing it to be very calming as I admired the art and music. Seasons After Fall has a captivating story that makes you want to know what comes next.
Seasons After Fall is available on several platforms.
I played this game to completion with 100% of Achievements fulfilled. A game code was provided in exchange for an honest review.