AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity Image
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  • Summary: BASE jump through a floating city, creating your own stunts to delight your fans. You dive off a skyscraper, relying on quick reflexes to negotiate the intricate tangle of girders that make up the floating city. All eyes are on you as the judges mark your score. One hundred points for hugging those exposed struts as you fall. A thousand for planting a kiss on the side of that building. Twisting and turning, you thread the needle between two billboards, earning cheers from your fans. But while reflexes are important, it's quick thinking that gets you the win. One block away, you spot a crowd of protesters decrying your sport, and make a split second decision. You break off course, stare them straight in the eye, and flip them the finger. They explode into a burst of fury, but the judges absolutely love it, bumping you up to first place. Now all you have to do is to make that landing without ending up a loose sack of broken bones. [Steam] Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. But most of all, Aaaaa! scores on style. From the made-up lingo to the flirty backtalk and insider gags, it plays like an underground skating or Parkour flick—but one that’s made for an imaginary sport instead of a real one.
  2. 90
    An out in left field gem, it's a blast to play, and its odd side experiences and thrilling levels will bring back a feeling of pure fun that games use to be about.
  3. Aaaaa! is a must for any self-respecting armchair thrill-junkie and one of the best indie games of the year.
  4. A cortisol-inducing, insane trip into almost certain death. You'll love it. [Issue#26, p.57]
  5. Never taking itself completely seriously despite the seriously challenging gameplay at times, Aaaaa! is a great indie game that goes outside the mainstream gaming genre, possessing a “now for something completely different” attitude with matching Monty Python-esque humor.
  6. A celebration of speed and movement. [Jan 2010, p.86]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 31
  2. Negative: 10 out of 31
  1. Dec 9, 2010
    9
    I just bought this game for $2.50 on sale on Steam & I must say its an absolute Blast. Such a simple yet unique concept and its fantastic gun as a casual game. I like that you earn "teeth" to "buy/unlock" new levels to try and the game lets you pick which ones to unlock so you can pick the type of levels you find interesting. Expand
  2. Apr 20, 2011
    8
    Truly a fun little game. I bought it as part of the Portal 2 ARG, hoping to get a few quick "potatoes" to help the ARG out, but I found myself coming back to it over and over again. The level designs are really cool, the music is great, the sense of humor and style are quirky and enjoyable, and the game itself is just simple, easy-to-grasp fun (though the game definitely is challenging to master, haha). At first I found myself just blowing through it, but now I'm really coming back to complete levels and get the high scores to unlock the most I can. Overall it's a really neat concept, and I really enjoy having the competitive leaderboard with friends in Steam Community to add a bit to the replay value when my buddy has just figured out a way to beat my high score. My only gripes are: 1)I know it will run out of content very soon for me. I'm nearing the end of the levels I can unlock (and indirect competitive multiplayer is only so engaging...). 2) I would love to see gamepad support. I feel like using a wired 360 controller (with rumble) would be an awesome addition if added. 3) GRAPHICS SETTINGS, OH DEAR LORD GRAPHICS SETTINGS. I would kill to be able to change resolution and window the game when needed. All of Dejobaan's games have the same problem, and it is no less annoying here than it is in the others. |||||||| However, all gripes aside, it's cheap, and it's easy to play, and you can easily and quite enjoyably kill some time playing this title! Expand
  3. Oct 6, 2013
    7
    I've decided to give each of my over 600 steam games a try in alphabetical order, give them at least an hour and then at that point either leave the game or just continue playing. Then review them on metacritic..

    So this is quite an enjoyable little race action game dressed as extreme sports. I can totally see how people could get addicted to it and keep going just to try and get the highest score. However, it didn't work that way for me, I suppose the setting didn't work as the whole, "grodie" californian accent and fake punk stuff doesn't sit well with me anyway, had this had a different feel I might not have started clock watching at the 30 minute mark.

    All this said, it's quite enjoyable, the idea of earning, "teeth" to get later levels is a great idea, and I could see myself (had I not got so many games) diving in for a bit of fun occasionally.

    Those who only gave it 10 minutes, give it more... once you get to the later stuff where you flip off your spectators and graffiti buildings it gets better mechanics.
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  4. Nov 20, 2013
    4
    Well it’s hard to set a genre for this game to be totally honest... I like to class it as an accuracy falling game! It’s an interesting title and for a while quite enjoyable, however for me it got too repetitive to fast! The difficulty levels vary between the many areas which I got around to testing, but I found the game offering nothing other than a short unique experience… I find it hard to rate a game like this because it feels arcade-y, a little sporty, a hint of strategy and I don’t really know what it’s trying to be… But Dejobaan Games isn’t exactly known for unimaginative video games, so I do feel it’s worth a look, but unfortunately it just didn’t really impress me too much! Expand
  5. Dec 11, 2012
    4
    It's like JSR mixed with skydiving. Gets repetitive because the whole game revolves around dodging blocks while free-falling with the occasional wall to spray paint or fan/critics to wave at. The only lasting appeal/replay value is trying to beat your friends leaderboard scores. Worth picking up in a bundle or on sale but definitely not worth the full price. Expand
  6. Nov 24, 2012
    4
    If you are really into Indie games, then you might find this one enjoyable; otherwise, you should probably just pass on this one. I picked it up in part because it was cheap during a steam holiday sale and in part because it had a pretty favorable metascore. I am not sure why the metascore is as high as it is, the game isn't particularly fun. The long and the short of it is you jump off a building to show off how radical and rebellious you are. You get bonuses for spray painting buildings as you fall, giving either the thumbs up or the bird to observers, hitting or nearly hitting certain objects, but more generally you just try to avoid falling into buildings. The ultimate goal is to land safely, but you can't get a good score unless you wait to the last possible moment to open the parachute. The graphics and game play are both on the lower side of mediocre. I *think* the reason people have rated this highly is either because the score is manipulated by fake reviewers or else the praise is false and meant as flattery to encourage the developer(s) and the indie genre in general. The game is not completely without novelty, but the novelty wears off quickly and you are left with a sub-par game that you wish you hadn't wasted even a few dollars on. Expand
  7. Oct 25, 2013
    0
    This game is utterly retarded. Your money is better spent on just about anything else. I have no idea why people like this game I was utterly unimpressed. Definitely one of the most boring games I have ever picked up. Expand

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