When we say “Netflix”, we make the mistake of thinking only about the service of streaming movies and series. It is logical, it is the main hook of the platform, but it is a shame because we overlook the excellent catalog of premium games that the subscription includes. One of them just arrived and it’s about Laya’s Horizon.
This is the new Snowman game, creators of the very interesting Alto’s Adventure, and it is a game that seems relaxing, but that will make you tense from the first minute: you must fly at full speed through checkpoints using two simple controls.
A beautiful artistic section and control as precise as it is demanding, this is Laya’s Horizon
In the video that we leave just above you can see the first minutes of Laya’s Horizon. Don’t judge me too much, you have to get used to the controls, but in just a few minutes you can see the strengths of this game.
The first thing is that it enters through the eyes thanks to a magnificent visual section. It reminds me of Sky: Children of the Light and even Journey, although playably they are three quite different proposals. The draw distance is generous, both the sounds and the music are relaxing, and the character design is quite nice.
But the important thing in games is the gameplay and here We have a proposal that is easy to understand, but that can be difficult to master. We play with both thumbs and the only thing we can do is move them vertically on the mobile screen. Depending on the combination of movements we will turn more or less quickly, we will plummet or we will fly up.
You have to do it with love and softness because these controls are quite sensitive and at the slightest we can deviate from the path. It is important that this does not happen because we are facing a “racing” game, more or less, in which we must go through checkpoints. Some are generously sized, but others are quite small and precision is key.
Besides, as we progress we will unlock new capes and amuletsboth with unique abilities, as well as knowing more about the history of the game.
Master the art of flying. Launch yourself from mountains, meander through forests, and glide over rivers to unlock new abilities as you explore a vast and peaceful world.
If you want to play Laya’s Horizon, you should know that you have it available on both Android and iOS if you are subscribed to Netflix. I am in the standard plan with ads (the one that has now gone up to 1,080p with two simultaneous profiles) and I can play it without problem.
It weighs just over 500 MB and is not extremely demanding on hardware. And, after taking a look at Laya’s Horizon, she keeps looking at the catalog because there are gems like Valiant Hearts, Twelve Minutes either Terra Nilamong many others.
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