Genre: Adventure, Casual, Indie, Simulation
Release Date: 16 May, 2019
I did not enjoy the six minutes I spent playing, which was long enough to make it through more than one "chapter." I guess this is aimed at children, and since I am an adult I was not the target audience. So boring, and the graphics\/gameplay are just repeated over and over and over.. Best Colorful Atmospheric Underwater Game like this in a long time. A+++ Carlos Cornonado
www.youtube.com\/watch?v=oib8uoYbHjc\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noreferrer\" id=\"dynamiclink_0\">https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=oib8uoYbHjc<\/a>. I love educational games. Koral teaches us about one of the main consequences of global warming in a very artistic way. Beautiful graphics, atmosphere and soundtrack.. I found Koral by chance by browsing underwater games and oh boy, was I glad Steam recommended it! I've also seen the Making Of (HIGHLY recomendable to watch it before playing the game) and enjoyed the process of how this game was developed in a boat. About the game itself... it has amazing visuals and interesting puzzle elements. Puzzles are not hard to solve. Instead they are just enough dificult to make the game a little bit challenging and make you constantly stay on focus.
Something I absolutely loved about Koral is the game doesn't try to force on you an ecologic message or anything. The game has some facts about the sea but you can totally skip those and focus on the gameplay (they are 100% optional collectibles).
If you have kids, this is a great game for them too! Easy to control, colorful and with nice dificulty curve. I totally recommend it.. I enjoyed playing Koral and can wholeheartedly recommend it.
You direct an ocean "being" through different maritime environments. In order to proceed you have to solve puzzles that I would rate as easy to medium plus difficult. The game carefully introduces new puzzle mechanics all of which are embedded into the underwater surroundings. I had fun solving the puzzles almost all of the time (even though they get a bit repetitive towards the end), only a couple of the time based puzzles I considered tedious in terms of controller skills.
But in my view all of that is sort of beside the point because the main feature of the game is its visuals. They are stunning and, in my opinion, on level with some of the most beautiful games I have played. Many times I found myself just at awe of all the sea creatures on screen. In fact, I venture to say that if your in the mood for that playing Koral can bring you to a zen-like state.
Now, apart from some mildly annoying puzzles the only other negative is the playing time. I finished the game including all achievements within three hours. You can decide for yourself if that's worth the regular price of 10 \u20ac (at the time of writing this review, there is still a 20% discount). But I think the experience was well worth every \u20ac :). Relaxing, educational game with full controller support. It has increased my awareness of the state of the planets coral reefs.
The scenery and sounds are pleasant and enjoyable.