- System: PC
- Publisher: BYKING Inc.
- Developer: BYKING Inc.
- Release Date: April 27, 2022
- Pricing:$4.99 (70% from original price)
- Rating: NR
- Genre: Puzzle, Adventure
- Players: 1
- Official Website: https://abyssmemory.jp/
- Steam Store Page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1582730/Abyss_Memory_Fallen_Angel_and_the_Path_of_Magic/
Who it Caters to
What to Expect
Once more, you play as a little fairy but not as Mariel herself. Mariel having fallen to the Abyss below has lost her ability to move correctly and can only go in a straight line and one direction at a time. That means if Mariel is facing left, she’s going left, and vice versa. Your goal is to use the power of lines to help Mariel move to the end of each level and collect a glowing book getting you one step closer back to Heaven. Again, this sounds so easy and almost painfully simple but BYKING Inc. is smart as they created a game that really will begin to test your skills the more you go in.
Each level has numerous traps in the form of pitfalls, spikes, lasers, fireballs, monsters and the list goes on. Your line can be used to create pathways to help Mariel avoid these dangerous problems and the answer isn’t always about just making a line bridge, you’ll need to use your line power in creative ways. For example, one area will have lasers aiming down at you and spikes will be at the edge of the screen. Meaning, each time you let Mariel walk forward you can block the laser but if you don’t also make a line to block the direction ahead Mariel will just become a pin cushion. There are even times when you’ll need to shoot enemies by redirecting ice balls toward them with your line magic. What’s worse, is your lines do have a time limit and you can’t make an infinite amount of lines as the power needs to recharge. So spamming lines all around will get you nowhere quite quickly!
Now solving puzzles isn’t impossible but there is an added bonus within Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and the Path of Magic in the form of ratings. Drawing minimal amounts of lines, avoiding too many deaths, and completing levels quickly can get you higher grades and that will push those who love to brag about scores to really try to do their best at every level. There are also unlockable extra levels that will increase the challenge by reducing the time allotted, deaths, and lines drawn to push you to get better and better.
Story-wise, Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and the Path of Magic is cute and like the puzzle mechanics, is more than meets the eye. What starts off as a story of how deadly curiosity can be, ends up looking at a world that you have to question how it has become such a scary landscape. You’ll get your answers from your fairy companion as you go through each act and we loved the revelations made as they were a bit shocking. Truly, Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and the Path of Magic doesn’t hold back from trying to shock us, players.
From the initial cutscene to the actual gameplay, Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and the Path of Magic is quite a nice-looking game. Every act takes place in a different setting and while the obstacles and the levels are similar in design—they all have a dark/muted color palette—the enemies do change and the backdrops as well have various changes. Don’t expect a PS5-looking title but for the price of only $5, Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and the Path of Magic is a pretty-looking game and that is a plus. It is only $5 now because it’s on sale. So grab it while you can.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
- Simple gameplay mechanic that has a surprising amount of depth
- Cute character designs with beautiful settings
- Intriguing story that has a mysterious feeling
- Great price
- Accessible by all ages but will test your creative nature
- Music is a bit hit and miss
- We do wish some of the level designs were a bit different here and there
Honey's Final Verdict:
Are any of you going to dive into the Abyss and play Abyss Memory Fallen Angel and the Path of Magic? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below as we always love hearing from you, readers! For even more in-depth game reviews be sure to keep stuck to our line-drawing hive here at Honey’s Anime!