Game Review: Koral

Koral
Developer: Carlos Coronado
Publisher: Carlos Coronado
Release Date: 16 May 2019
Genre: Casual
Platform: Switch
RRP: $21.50 AUS

Disclaimer: Koral is a short but dense game that will last you no more than 3 hours. More if you want to get 100%. If playtime/price is crucial to you, waiting for a sale is adviced 🙂

A love letter to the ocean.

In Koral the player will dive into the beautiful underwater world as a sea current. Solve puzzles to bring back to life coral reefs and spread the beauty of the oceans in 15 different sea ecosystems. Flow anywhere you want to find for ways to transport healing energy for other corals and heal entire reefs and watch in realtime how the seafloor becomes colorful and vibrant with life and diversity.

On it’s core, Koral is a love letter to the ocean. On it’s surface, Koral is a puzzle game featuring unique gameplay and puzzle mechanics thanks to the interactions with various Coral species and underwater life.

With it’s light puzzles elements and various challenges you will learn about stunning sea facts and discover out of this planet worlds. Koral will feature 15 different sea environments and 32 collectibles and the core gameplay features plenty of accessibility features to make the game accessible by default to a wide, large audience including casual and non videogame players.

Koral is a visually stunning underwater adventure that offers a unique and relaxing gaming experience. This beautiful game invites players to immerse themselves in the captivating world of marine life, controlling  a current unlocking the wonders of ocean life and restoring polluted waters back to tranquil beauty.

As you progress through the game, you’ll encounter sea creatures and solve gentle puzzles to rejuvenate the vibrant underwater world. The gameplay mechanics are simple yet engaging, allowing players to navigate through the environment effortlessly. This simplicity, combined with the serene atmosphere, makes Koral a perfect game for unwinding and immersing yourself in a tranquil experience. One of the standout features of Koral is its intuitive controls, which only require the use of one hand. This makes it a fantastic option for multitasking or enjoying some gaming time during moments when your hands might be occupied. For breastfeeding mothers seeking a peaceful escape while tending to their little ones, Koral provides a serene and immersive experience that can be enjoyed with ease.

The game’s visually stunning underwater environments are breathtakingly beautiful. From vibrant coral reefs to mysterious deep-sea caverns, each level is meticulously crafted, creating an immersive world that feels alive and teeming with marine beauty. The attention to detail in both the visuals and sound design adds an extra layer of depth to the experience, drawing players into a soothing and meditative state.

While Koral is designed to be a calming and soothing adventure, it also carries an underlying message of environmental awareness and the importance of preserving our oceans. The game gently nudges players to reflect on the beauty and fragility of marine ecosystems, offering a subtle yet meaningful narrative that encourages a deeper appreciation for nature.

In summary, Koral is a visually captivating and emotionally serene game that invites players to dive into a tranquil underwater world. Its stunning visuals, soothing soundtrack, and environmental themes come together to create an enchanting journey that will leave you feeling refreshed and uplifted.

 

Here is a very cool behind the scenes video of how Koral was made: it was actually made on a boat!

All video games are purchased by myself or gifted from a friend.

Nemo
Nemo

About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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