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  • Summary: AER puts you in the shoes of Auk, a magical shape-shifting girl who can transform between human and bird.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Nov 9, 2017
    80
    Featuring a stunning low-poly art style, a wonderfully well-integrated soundtrack, an ingeniously simple control scheme, an interesting transformation mechanic, and impressively designed temples, AER has a lot going for it. It’s unfortunate that the experience is as short as it is and there is no way to keep track of what’s been seen. A few more environmental puzzles and a simple journal would fix my only complaints about this exploration-heavy title.
  2. Nov 5, 2017
    77
    A beautiful game with great flying, only held back by confusing interiors and a short duration.
  3. Oct 26, 2017
    75
    AER memories of Old is a very good little poetic game which will hook you up with it's amazing graphical style and the ability to play as an eagle to improve the freedom feel of it all. Only the shortness of the adventure may stop you from buying this at full blown price.
  4. Oct 23, 2017
    70
    Aer Memories of Old is a beautiful game. A place to come back from time to time to enjoy a flight. Forgotten Key has created a complex tiny world explained well and full of little secrets but, at the end, it feels small and we want more and more.
  5. Oct 24, 2017
    70
    I very much enjoyed my time with AER Memories of Old. It’s not perfect; it’s a little on the short side, its puzzles are a bit lacklustre, and it has an overt religious message — although if anything, that it adds to the world that AER creates. It’s beautifully designed, and if you stop often enough to take in your surroundings, you’ll find a very strong, moving narrative. If nothing else, though, it’s just so much fun to fly around.
  6. Oct 25, 2017
    68
    It's missing a gripping story.
  7. Oct 23, 2017
    40
    AER is trying so hard to look like those beloved games from which it is being inspired, but fails to do so. The game is filled with bugs and does not tell us an interesting story all along. Even though some aerial moments are quite a delight, the total lack of wind is incomprehensible, as is the rest of the gameplay. Why would you want to play this? We are still looking for an answer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. Dec 16, 2020
    10
    Well, what can I say... (played this game before on epic) An amazing game with amazing indie visuals, great cutsceneless storyline that willWell, what can I say... (played this game before on epic) An amazing game with amazing indie visuals, great cutsceneless storyline that will keep everyone satisfied, great mechanix, character designs, great soundtrack... i could keep on forever. The only bad thing is its a bit incomplete and the ending is weird, but thats pretty much it! There's not a game i would recommend more and I honestly think that if the game would be 60$ it would be still worth buying.
    I could go about this game forever, but you should see for yourself.

    ---{Graphics}---
    ☐ You forget what reality is
    ☑ Beautiful
    ☐ Good
    ☐ Decent
    ☐ Bad
    ☐ Don‘t look too long at it
    ☐ MS-DOS

    ---{Gameplay}---
    ☑ Very good
    ☐ Good
    ☐ It‘s just gameplay
    ☐ Mehh
    ☐ Watch a tree grow instead
    ☐ Just don't

    ---{Audio}---
    ☑ Eargasm
    ☐Very good
    ☐ Good
    ☐ Not too bad
    ☐ Bad
    ☐ I'm now deaf

    ---{Audience}---
    ☐ Kids
    ☐ Teens
    ☐ Adults
    ☑ All

    ---{PC Requirements}---
    ☐ Check if you can run Tetris
    ☐ Potato
    ☑ Decent
    ☐ Fast
    ☐ Rich boi
    ☐ Ask NASA if they have a spare computer

    ---{Difficulity}---
    ☐ Just press 'W'
    ☐ Easy
    ☑ Significant brain usage
    ☐ Easy to learn / Hard to master
    ☐ Difficult
    ☐ Dark Souls

    ---{Grind}--- ☐ Nothing to grind ☐ Only if u care about leaderboards/ranks ☑ Isnt necessary to progress ☐ Average grind level ☐ Too much grind ☐ You‘ll need a second live for grinding ---{Story}--- ☐ No Story ☐ Some lore ☐ Average ☐ Good ☑ Lovely ☐ It‘ll replace your life ---{Game Time}--- ☐ Long enough for a cup of coffee ☑ Short ☐ Average ☐ Long ☐ To infinity and beyond ---{Price}--- ☐ It’s free! ☑ Deserves more ☐ Worth the price ☐ If it's on sale ☐ If u have some spare money left ☐ Not recommended ☐ Donate the money to children in Africa ---{Bugs}--- ☐ Never heard of ☑ Minor bugs ☐ Can get annoying ☐ ARK: Survival Evolved ☐ The game itself is a big terrarium for bugs ---{?/10}--- ☐1 ☐2 ☐3 ☐4 ☐5 ☐6 ☐7 ☐8 ☐9 ☑10
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  2. Jun 28, 2020
    8
    I really enjoyed this game but there are a few things that need to be addressed. First the graphics, there not something spacial but I thinkI really enjoyed this game but there are a few things that need to be addressed. First the graphics, there not something spacial but I think they compliment the tone of the game pretty well so expect from a few visual bugs well done there.

    The controls are not the best especially when you are walking around but flying is ok.
    The game is not for everyone the game doesn't give you a clear path to follow and let's you discover things on you own. Personally I like this type of games so I had no problem. The story wasn't something special but not bad either. The only thing that I didn't like was the fact there was not a journal or a book so you can gather the information that you find about the story and world . I found my self confused near the end because there was so much information to keep track . The sound design was really good. Overall Aer: memories of old is a 3 and a half hours game with a bittersweet ending and a story about human greed
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  3. Mar 16, 2022
    8
    Their ins't a lot of story to the game and the lore is quite boring. You are in a broken world and you have the power to turn into a bird. ITheir ins't a lot of story to the game and the lore is quite boring. You are in a broken world and you have the power to turn into a bird. I loved the flying aspect of the game to go from one point to another and the music while flying is the cherry on top. Flying around and then turning back into the human mid-flight to fall and turn back again into the bird was lots of fun.

    If you love small games in which you just roam around and find secrets of the world, then surely try it out
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  4. Jan 19, 2022
    7
    AER Memories of Old is a game that you can finish in a couple of hours and call it a day. The low-poly design has it charms and an amazingAER Memories of Old is a game that you can finish in a couple of hours and call it a day. The low-poly design has it charms and an amazing soundtrack. It was very enjoyable to soar the skies freely as I pleased. AER tells the story of a land where gods were worshiped and a tragic incident transformed fragments of rock into islands in the sky. You play as Auk, a shapeshifter to go on a quest to explore the temples of the gods and uncover the truth of what happened all those years ago.

    Despite the low poly graphics, they are enjoyable and you get used to them quite fast and together with a beautifully soundtrack you can spend a lot of time just gliding to your hearts content. But the game still lacks a bit by bringing the conclusion a bit abruptly and a major setback might be the price. However, AER finds himself a lot of times on discount so for a 3 to 4 hour game, if you feel like spending a couple of euros/dolars, you will spend a good time.
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  5. Oct 25, 2017
    6
    AER: Memories of Old
    Peaceful, but not much here
    AER is a little over 4 hour long game all about exploration Here you play as a shape
    AER: Memories of Old
    Peaceful, but not much here
    AER is a little over 4 hour long game all about exploration
    Here you play as a shape shifter that can turn into a bird out to obtain 3 shard pieces to unlock an ancient temple and defeat the void before it takes what’s left of the shattered world you find yourself in…
    The gameplay here is very simple and the music is very beautiful...
    There is no combat... no hard or frustrating puzzles…
    you simply fly uncovering islands, secrets and knowledge and explore these islands and hidden caves and temples on foot
    flying feels intuitive and smooth, though I did get stuck in a rock while landing, forcing me to back out to the main menu and lose the island uncovering progress made since my last save.. But this only happened once… the game is otherwise pretty bug free... though im convinced one of the trophies are bugged for discovering an ancient battlefield.. unless I discovered the wrong thing
    There are multiple caves hidden on these islands containing spirit animals and tablets to give you more back story…
    but where there’s some traditional gameplay is within this games 3 temples…
    Each are fairly short to complete, the longest taking me about 20 minutes.. And will have you going through powering switches with your torch and aligning different items to progress, nothing too difficult or frustrating… and you can enter any temple at any time when you feel you need a break from exploring... the pacing of this game is up to you. Again really making this a relaxing enjoyable experience to get lost in…
    I wouldn’t necessarily call AER special or a must play game…
    But I appreciate the break from life playing this game gave me
    I give AER: Memories of Old
    a 6/10
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  6. Apr 1, 2020
    5
    Habe das Spiel nun endlich durch und bin leider eher enttäuscht. Nicht falsch verstehen. Der Art-Style ist einfach Hammer, aber ich hätte mehrHabe das Spiel nun endlich durch und bin leider eher enttäuscht. Nicht falsch verstehen. Der Art-Style ist einfach Hammer, aber ich hätte mehr Abwechslung im Gameplay gewünscht. Dabei ist alles Gameplay-Technisch da. Ich meine die Sprung-Passagen waren nicht frustrierend, das Fliegen war toll und die sehr kleinen Rätsel waren echt angenehm. Davon hätte ich mir aber viel mehr erhofft. Mit der vorhandenen Weltkarte hätte man die Kampagne bestimmt auf eine weitaus größere Länge ziehen können. Nach dem Ende bin ich einfach nochmal durch die Welt geflogen in der Hoffnung etwas sehenswertes zu sehen, aber leider fand ich außer Texte nicht sehr viel. Schade. Expand
  7. Oct 9, 2020
    1
    Most boring and ugly walking simulator i ever see.
    No guys. It's not design. You can't fool me. This is cost savings and nothing more. The
    Most boring and ugly walking simulator i ever see.
    No guys. It's not design. You can't fool me. This is cost savings and nothing more. The animation shows everything, it is done badly. Physics is buggy.
    Even blueprints in the unreal can give much more interesting control.
    The stories are completely uninteresting. In Doom 3, diaries are a thousand times more interesting to read than this rubbish.
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