The Fall is the best adventure game I've played for years. It's a very innovative scifi-themed game with a really dark plot and great atmosphere.
But I was having a big problem: the game crashes every time after a certain scene where the main character is being hacked into. You are supposed to press the ESC key at that point, but pressing it causes a crash and a return to desktop.
This happens at least with my setup, Windows 7 32-bit, and the Steam version of the game.
Fortunately, there is a solution:
1) right-click on The Fall in your Steam library and select Properties
2) press on the "Set launch options..." button
3) Type in this text: -force-d3d9
After that I had no problems at all.
The reason for the crash seems to be in the new DirectX version. The above launch option forces the game to use the older DirectX 9.
Have fun with one of the best adventure games around!