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  • Summary: Independent two-man studio Mad Fellows brings you Aaero, a game that synthesizes high-speed sci-fi shooting action with immersive music elements to deliver an amazing audio-visual experience.

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 12, 2017
    90
    While Aaero has a small scope and limited replay-ability it is an experience unlike any other.
  2. Apr 12, 2017
    86
    Aaero seamlessly blends twin-stick shooting with trance music to create a sensory experience unlike any other.
  3. 80
    Aaero is the mixture of Amplitude, Rez and Gitaroo Man that we never realised we wanted. Taxing gameplay, bold visuals and a bombastic soundtrack combine to make this the best rhythm action title in years.
  4. Apr 12, 2017
    77
    If you're looking for an alternative to REZ, Aaero does a pretty good job. The references are clear, but it works, and it offers an enjoyable and challenging experience.
  5. May 8, 2017
    70
    Aaero contains fifteen music tracks, which makes it a fairly short experience that can be completed in one sitting. As an arcade style action game, however, it offers a lot of replayability, so the game's once through length isn't really a fair assessment of its value. Still, the price tag of $15 is probably on the high side for the overall level of quality and variety that the game has to offer. The game has plenty of high points and some very memorable tracks and levels, but it has some forgettable ones as well. It is worth playing for those high points, but a lower price and more consistent quality would have made the game a much easier recommendation.
  6. Apr 26, 2017
    70
    A nice combination of a rhythmic music game and a twin-stick shooter that loses its power after a first play through due to an overall lack of creativity.
  7. Apr 10, 2017
    59
    Aaero has a solid premise with promising gameplay but the fact that it doesn't evolve much from the start makes it a rather repetitive experience. Then again, if you love bass music then it may be worth downloading for the soundtrack alone.

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  1. Jun 30, 2017
    10
    Speed through stunning, stylised environments tracing ribbons of light, releasing the energy in the music. Battle strange enemies and fightSpeed through stunning, stylised environments tracing ribbons of light, releasing the energy in the music. Battle strange enemies and fight epic boss battles all driven by an incredible licensed soundtrack. Expand
  2. Nov 3, 2018
    7
    Aaero
    Getting into the rhythm
    Aaero is a rhythm based twin stick shooter game... sortve Here you only use the two joy sticks to trace the
    Aaero
    Getting into the rhythm
    Aaero is a rhythm based twin stick shooter game... sortve
    Here you only use the two joy sticks to trace the lines of the song , and the right joy stick to lock onto enemies and the trigger to fire..
    that’s it as this game takes you on a journey through 18 different tracks, chasing scores and stars to unlock the next,,,
    though is star and score chasing isn’t for you, there is a chill mode with all tracks already unlock for you…
    At first Aaero is a bit of a thrill...
    its so addicting tracing along to the beat of this electro music, blasting enemies when they would pop up…
    even more so when bosses would pop up and youre trying to take them out while making sure youre not hit by other enemies or run into obstacles as youre only allowed 3 hits before you fail a track…
    I was in love with this game…
    Sadly though it just doesn’t do enough during its around 3 hour campaign to keep my interest
    There were only a handful of songs i enjoyed tracing along to.. Which is a preference thing, I get that…
    But level design is just too samey… its no thumper where things are constantly changing up and feeling different..
    you don’t feel like much cool is being done around you aside from the boss battles which is a disappointment…
    and for that reason its hard to be drawn in.. its hard for the game to keep your attention when it just starts to feel like more of the same despite the game getting more challenging is it goes on…
    however the challenge comes in the enemies and not necessarily the song… which I feel is a mistake… slowly aaero becomes more about shooting and surviving and less about going along to the rhythm of the song playing in the background…
    Aaero is still super enjoyable at times..
    it made me smile plenty throughout my journey of unlocking the next difficulty..
    It’s just that by time I got to the end of the campaign I wasn’t really interested in playing through again
    I give Aaero
    a 6.5/10
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