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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: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jan 1, 2018
    10
    Small, but stunning game, gorgeous atmosphere and art, enjoyable and beautiful sound and music and interesting storytelling, if there is aSmall, but stunning game, gorgeous atmosphere and art, enjoyable and beautiful sound and music and interesting storytelling, if there is a game, that can be called Amazing In the literal sense of the word, then this is it, game is small, do not have lots of gameplay, do not have much action or deep puzzles, but have interesting world and its beautiful story.
    Great game to relax and dive in to another world.
    Also, if you ever dreamed to be a bird, then you have to play it.
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  2. Jan 13, 2019
    8
    This game is not so much a puzzle platformer as an exploration game. The story was great. The mechanics were alright, though the flying tooThis game is not so much a puzzle platformer as an exploration game. The story was great. The mechanics were alright, though the flying too some getting used to. The world is pretty barren of land and people to really get invested in why I should care about saving this place. The puzzles could have been a little more interesting. Expand
  3. Oct 13, 2018
    7
    I got this in the humble bundle, and it's a nice little game. The colourful low-poly graphics are nice but could be better, the gameplay ofI got this in the humble bundle, and it's a nice little game. The colourful low-poly graphics are nice but could be better, the gameplay of the bird and most of the puzzles are nice, but could be better, the soundtrack is very relaxing and the story is sort of ok, despite having an underwhelming conclusion and not really being a main part of the game.

    AER is a small relaxing little game, but you should probably wait for a sale.
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  4. 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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  5. Dec 2, 2017
    4
    It's enjoyable to fly in this game, but that's about it. It's not visually stunning enough to hold attention through graphics alone. Its storyIt's enjoyable to fly in this game, but that's about it. It's not visually stunning enough to hold attention through graphics alone. Its story isn't singularly gripping, nor are there great characters who could make you turn a blind eye to the other shortcomings. Unnecessary (and long) loading times, glitches, and irritating mountains of boring text. It does not merit your attention in a year that has so many truly wonderful entries in this area. For £4, you can play Ubisoft's Ode. For £2, Superflight. At almost the same price point, there's What Remains of Edith Finch, where you can have a more beautiful, more emotional game with a better story. If you want something spiritual, Everything is cheaper than Aer. Rime is more expensive, but it makes more sense to get that than to waste money on this. Expand

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