Solar Ash review: Rollerblading through the end of time

Solar Ash has you play as Rei, a futuristic skating engineer who has to save her planet from a black hole. (image credit: Annapurna Interactive)
Its art style is just beautiful, with stark colours and simply-drawn but amazing locations. (image credit: Annapurna Interactive)
You'll travel around an overworld location beacons to clear and fighting a succession of huge monsters, each its own challenge. (image credit: Annapurna Interactive)
As you do you'll meet a small cast and hear some voice recordings to get a sense for what's going on. (image credit: Annapurna Interactive)
It's a nice little story that's simple enough but told pretty well, and it's pretty easy to get invested. (image credit: Annapurna Interactive)
Really it's the visuals that make Solar Ash special, though, with a succession of locations that are just extremely beautiful. (image credit: Annapurna Interactive)
Gameplay is also really smooth, as you skate around areas finding beacons and Plasma to upgrade your suit with. There's even some gently and easy combat. (image credit: Annapurna Interactive)
While some of its themes feel a little on-the-nose, it nonetheless offers up a really nice journey. (image credit: Annapurna Interactive)
We loved Solar Ash and can't wait to see what Heart Machine makes next - if you're on PC, PS5 or PS4 definitely check it out! (image credit: Annapurna Interactive)

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