Developer: Matrioshka Games
Publisher: V Publishing
Platforms: Switch, PC
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 19/07/2022
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.
We all know the story of how Lucifer decided he wanted to be God and overthrow Heaven. He, of course, lost and was cast down to Hell for his sins. Well, Fallen Angel follows this story loosely.
Here Lucifer decided to ascend once again and give it another shot (if anything, he is a sore loser). On his way to the top to see his Father, he will run into his brothers whose individual character traits have been heightened.
There is not a lot to say about the story. It boils down to little more than trash talk between brothers.
Lucifer starts off in purgatory where all the best sinners go. He must fight his way back up. Along the way he will need to confront his brothers, who act as the in game bosses. While fending off hoards beings from Heaven.
He starts with a sword that’s Lucifer’s main weapon, then he gets a nice array of guns to help dispatch the hoard of heaven. Each of the guns feel good to use as does flying about slicing things into bits.
Our Fallen Angel also gets a demon mode where he goes a bit crazy and turns into some crazed beast. Here he is faster, stronger and 500x cooler looking. The meter for the transform is filled with all the hits dished out.
Wings Of A Fallen Angel
Lucifer still has his wings. They are now, however, black and torn up. His wings allow him to glide and float in the air, both very useful maneuvers. As flying allows Lucifer to dodge attacks. While gliding allows for precision jumping to take place. Opening up the world to more jump puzzles. These will annoy you.
Overall, Fallen Angel is a slick and fast action game that does nothing wrong, but it also does not try to mix up anything. It’s a solid title that does what it does, but I wished it did more.
Fallen Angel will best be enjoyed if bought on a sale.