Published on August 23rd, 2015 | by octaneblue0
Review: Gravity Error
Developer(s): Faris Mohammed
Publisher(s): Black Shell Media
Platform(s): Steam (PC, Mac)
Release Date: August 12, 2015
Gravity Error is a 2D puzzle/platformer that’s all about changing gravity. The game has a very simple concept, but gradually becomes more difficult as players progress. And it’s incredibly addicting. Read on for the full review of Gravity Error on Steam!
In Gravity Error, you’ll play as Force, a little box-sized guy. The main goal is to get to the end of the level, manipulating gravity when needed through the use of preset arrows. These arrows can be placed anywhere in the level. Once Force jumps into an arrow, the gravity will shift, allowing Force to walk on the sides or ceiling of the level. Along the way, each level has 3 white circles that you can collect. Grabbing all three and getting to the exit can be very challenging, especially in levels in later worlds of the game. Later levels will feature many traps and obstacles, and will require a lot of thought and trial-and-error to get through.
The graphics of the game are relatively simple, but a game like this honestly doesn’t require any fancy graphics, so they’re just fine. The music, composed by Agent Whiskers, is very good. The background themes consist of electronic tunes, and the soundtrack has some great thinking music. I think one thing that I should really point out is the fact that the backgrounds of the levels includes a grid. This is an excellent design choice that’s very helpful to players. You’ll really appreciate the grids when you have to place multiple arrows down, it immensely helps with lining them up.
Gravity Error makes use of your keyboard to move. You can use the arrow or WASD keys to move around/jump. I tried to play the game with my Xbox 360 controller, but I could only make Force move left and right – that’s it. The game’s Steam page makes no mention of controller support, and while the game controls perfectly fine with a keyboard, the option to use a controller via a future update would be nice.
The game features 110 levels spread across 5 different worlds, with each world adding new elements and becoming more difficult as you progress. Gravity Error can be beaten in just a few hours, but many of the later levels will certainly require a lot of time to go through due to their difficulty. The game also features 10 Steam Achievements to unlock, if you’re into those kinds of things.
If you’re looking for a game on Steam that relatively inexpensive, give Gravity Error a shot. It has plenty of challenge and is very addicting.
+ Gameplay that’s easy to learn
+ Plenty of levels
+ Great soundtrack
– Very limited controller support
Gravity Error is available now on Steam for $4.99. A digital copy of the game was provided by the publisher for review purposes.