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  • Summary: Falcon Age is a first-person, single-player action adventure. As Ara, learn to hunt, gather, and fight to reclaim her cultural legacy in the lost art of falcon hunting against a force of automated colonizers. Bond with a baby falcon and go on an adventure.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. 90
    Falcon Age is a unique and charming game that is equally as impressive on the PS4 as it is on PSVR. The game features a cute falcon that you can share first bumps with in virtual reality but also features fun gameplay and a story with an important message.
  2. Apr 9, 2019
    80
    Falcon Age is a genuinely impressive achievement in the VR space. The unprecedented amount of interactivity between you and the bird plays host to the build-up of a worthy friendship, as well as an essential partner once the going gets tough. Alongside a deep and meaningful narrative, this is yet another PlayStation VR experience that belongs among the elite.
  3. Apr 17, 2019
    80
    The highest compliment I can think to pay Falcon Age is that it evoked the same feeling I get caring for my real-life pets--including the real wince of bone-deep alarm I felt anytime my bird was at risk of injury. This is about much more than a cute animal. It's about a bond, and one Falcon Age nails.
  4. Apr 15, 2019
    70
    It’s true that Falcon Age is burdened with its share of annoyances, but it overcomes them through the strength of its sense of companionship. By the end, you feel both as if the falcon is a trusted partner and a part of who you are. Even though the story may not have a satisfying payoff, it’s effective at putting you in the main character’s shoes and allowing you to identify with her struggles. There’s a greater sense of meaning here as well as a heartfelt connection that’s well worth exploring.
  5. Apr 19, 2019
    70
    Falcon Age makes good use of the unique features of VR and conveys a very special feeling thanks to the relationship with the falcon, but the gameplay has more shadows than lights.
  6. May 6, 2019
    60
    For tackling such a large real-life issue, Falcon Age doesn’t add enough gravity to its story.
  7. May 22, 2019
    40
    There’s a good game lurking somewhere within Falcon Age. Interacting with your pet falcon in VR is an enchanting joy, so it's a shame that it's surrounded by a repetitive game structure, lacklustre visuals, and controls that are neither here nor there.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Apr 14, 2019
    10
    Emotional and beautiful game, not solved bugs and not perfect, but can catch on for many hours, especially in VR.
  2. Apr 16, 2019
    6
    Don't like paying 20 for something that feels it has the worth of 5 dollars. I like the premise but it feels very last generation.
  3. Apr 14, 2019
    5
    Tested with PSVR. Poor controls scheme forcing you to move and fight with the right PlayStation Move, it confuses the combats, empty giganticTested with PSVR. Poor controls scheme forcing you to move and fight with the right PlayStation Move, it confuses the combats, empty gigantic areas and half of the playtime doing backtracking... all these flaws ruin the adventure. The trailer of the game seems lying too, as the bird doesn't stay on your hand while you walk, so I was unable to befriend with him, he was all the time flying and I didn't see it for almost the entire game.

    Except that, the game has beautiful visuals and sound design. But it's not enough...
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