Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Sep 13, 2020
    75
    Even though Ary and the Secret of Seasons may not be the best action nor the best adventure game out there, it is unique in the way you decide how to change the environment around you.
  2. PC Games
    Sep 6, 2020
    70
    Ary and the Secret of Seasons has everything a great adventure game needs: a good story, great characters, no repetitive puzzles and an innovative game idea ... BUT it has to struggle with an unbelievable number of bugs.
  3. Sep 4, 2020
    70
    Ary and the Secret of Seasons proved highly enjoyable overall, bringing some solid Zelda-esque action to a beautiful yet chaotic world. But it’s hard to ignore the game's technical faults, even if the developers are working diligently to fix them.
  4. Oct 3, 2020
    60
    Even if the developers will manage to fix all the gamebreaking bugs with subsequent patches, the core issues like a weak battle system, mediocre plot and lazy worldbuilding are not going anywhere. The only thing that can motivate you to see this game through is Ary's never ending charisma and a chance to see some narrative closure.
  5. Sep 5, 2020
    60
    Ary and the Secret of Seasons loses its charm quickly due to the technical shortcomings and bland combat.
  6. Sep 9, 2020
    57
    The season-themed puzzles are exciting. The numerous bugs, tedious sidequests and bleak combat not so much.
  7. Sep 2, 2020
    55
    Ary and the Secret of Seasons has some good qualities. However, they're almost always in danger of being trampled by the game's consistent lack of polish and stream of bugs.
  8. Sep 24, 2020
    50
    Ary and the Secret of Seasons contains plenty of great ideas, but its poorly implemented action and lifeless world ruin the experience.
  9. 40
    It’s easy to see what Ary is aiming for. The ambition is certainly there, but the execution is off. Way off. At best it’s a clunky mess. At worst it’s broken and near-unplayable. It’s clear Ary was in need of a few more seasons of development before release.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Sep 16, 2020
    6
    Ary is an ok game but it has some flaws attached to it. The story is interesting and there is some humour. The combat is a Zelda type ofAry is an ok game but it has some flaws attached to it. The story is interesting and there is some humour. The combat is a Zelda type of action. The problem is with multiple enemies that uses different types of defence. You have to use the season switching mechanism, but it's simply difficult to separate them. The graphics are cell shaded. Some area are better then others. There is a lot of clipping and limit drawings. The winter snowing and under water bubbles, are extremely tiresome for the eyes. The level design has large area with nothing in it, then you get the temples that are really too complex at times. No balance in the designing. I stopped the game at the winter boss, the one before the ending boss. By putting systems over systems, all you get are very complex combat that test the limit of the platforming gaming, and the patience of the gamer. So, the game experience went slowly from fun to painfully frustrating. I give the game 58%. The game is there but the realization is just too unequal on all levels. Full Review »
  2. Sep 15, 2020
    8
    In my opinion, the game itself is very good, it uses a unique and fun concept with puzzle platforming, although as mentioned by others, theIn my opinion, the game itself is very good, it uses a unique and fun concept with puzzle platforming, although as mentioned by others, the combat isn't very fun and in its current state there are too many bugs which ruin the experience. The story isn't the best, but it is entertaining and though there are some predictable points, it has a few twists. I recommend playing the game when most of the bugs are fixed since the price might not be worth it in the state the game is, but IF the game is fixed, it is fun and enjoyable. Full Review »
  3. Jul 22, 2021
    10
    Good game, not the best, not the worst. Approximately 12 hours to finish it and good quality cutscenes and nice story