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  • Summary: Ary and the Secret of Seasons is adventure game following a young girl named Aryelle, or Ary, as she journeys across the great world of Valdi. By becoming the Guardian of Winter, Ary gains the ability to manipulate the seasons around her. Ary will learn to control the seasons and use themAry and the Secret of Seasons is adventure game following a young girl named Aryelle, or Ary, as she journeys across the great world of Valdi. By becoming the Guardian of Winter, Ary gains the ability to manipulate the seasons around her. Ary will learn to control the seasons and use them to defeat enemies, overcome obstacles, and solve complex puzzles on her adventure across Valdi. Long ago, the world of Valdi was threatened by an evil mage. After a great struggle, he was defeated by the Legendary Warrior and sealed inside the Vault, imprisoned for all eternity. To ensure the mage's imprisonment, four great sages swore to keep watch and protect the Vault. They formed the original Guardians of Seasons, a secretive organization now steeped in history and legend. After a mysterious force throws the seasons of Valdi into disarray, Ary decides to assist the Guardians of Seasons and sets out to find the source of the mayhem. Using her wits and courage, Ary will have to overcome monstrous enemies, secret plots, and stuffy traditions to save Valdi and bring balance to the world once more. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Sep 1, 2020
    75
    Ary and the Secret of the Seasons is a good game, although there are some aspects, like the combat, that still need a lot of work. Still, we’ve enjoyed this humble production.
  2. 70
    Clearly a labor of love, Ary unites puzzles, platforming and exploration into one round package. Although its technical issues are a bit off-putting at first, if you can look past them, there’s much fun to be had.
  3. Sep 2, 2020
    65
    Ultimately, this game would have benefited from more time both in testing and on the drawing board. A more sophisticated combat system, less cheesy storytelling, more embellishment on exploration, and animations that are far less glitchy would have done Ary and the Secret of Seasons the justice it sincerely deserves.
  4. Sep 16, 2020
    58
    The technical sector is in fact immature, with consequences that strongly influence the use of the adventure.
  5. Sep 25, 2020
    50
    Exiin's first step as an indie studio is not as strong, but it doesnt disappoint either. Ary and the Secret of Seasons is full of new ideas, but the lack of time probably prevented the team from fully developing those ideas, and the result is an unpolished, rushed game that could have been much better.
  6. Sep 1, 2020
    50
    Even for someone as desperate to be captivated by a light-hearted adventure like me, Ary and the Secret of the Seasons is an exercise in frustration that isn’t likely to improve your mood.
  7. 40
    I sincerely wanted to enjoy this adventure. Everything I had read about it excited me but here I am, feeling as though I wasted too many hours and grew a dozen new white hairs stressing over a game that was just not ready to be released. From in-game glitches to progression-halting bugs, what little fun there was ended up marred by a game that just didn’t feel finished. Who knows, maybe the other versions of the game don’t have as many problems as the PS4 version. That’s just not a theory I want to spend time to test myself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 19, 2020
    10
    This game is very good and bring something new to the table with clever puzzles and a very cool main character.

    the season mechanic is
    This game is very good and bring something new to the table with clever puzzles and a very cool main character.

    the season mechanic is really fresh and after few hours of game feels natural. Controls are very snappy. Latest update remove most of the bugs.

    I don't understand the reviews that says the puzzles and the music are stupid, probably played 10 min and then judge the game. I think the game is a 8/10, but for counter-balancing the reviews, I rather put 10/10
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  2. Sep 5, 2020
    8
    Charming characters, lovely world design and snappy combat. The classic premise of a child falling into the family tradition, becoming aCharming characters, lovely world design and snappy combat. The classic premise of a child falling into the family tradition, becoming a guardian of seasons from the little girl playing with figures in her room to bad ass boss fights. With a little genre affinity you can open up to a nostalgic trip of classic world building and quest design. With dungoen like levels and clever puzzles featuring original gameplay ideas. Under the rough shell of some minor animation and ragdoll bugs you will find a beautiful adventure. Many critcs here I think are too harsh when considering the technical issues you can encounter, my experience though was totally fine and some rough edges can't deminish my enjoyment of such a charming game. Expand
  3. Dec 25, 2020
    7
    There's always some new sidequest to complete, place to explore, or collectable to find. Nicely paced story, decent combat. Only thing holdingThere's always some new sidequest to complete, place to explore, or collectable to find. Nicely paced story, decent combat. Only thing holding this title back are the sometimes janky animations, and a few unfortunate bugs. Great buy if you can find it on sale, I'd keep an eye out for more titles from this developer in the future. Had fun with this one. Expand

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