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  • Summary: How We Soar is a VR flight experience that lets you take up the reins of a giant Phoenix and explore an enchanting papercraft world. Seated on the back of this mythical creature, fly throughout the diaries and works of the “Author.” Reconstruct and bring life to the pages of his creations,How We Soar is a VR flight experience that lets you take up the reins of a giant Phoenix and explore an enchanting papercraft world. Seated on the back of this mythical creature, fly throughout the diaries and works of the “Author.” Reconstruct and bring life to the pages of his creations, uncovering his personal story as you soar. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Dec 4, 2016
    80
    Some minor iffy moments aside, How We Soar is a beautifully relaxing game, with tight presentation and some sound controls. A lovely concept that's really well executed, this is another wonderful example of why virtual reality gaming represents the way forward, and you should certainly check it out if you haven't done so already.
  2. Nov 30, 2016
    80
    While the story is serviceable as a backdrop, it’s actually the environments that steal the show. Gliding around and exploring the levels is relaxing for the most part, apart from a couple of moments of disorientation. The artwork throughout is sublime and the music fits it all perfectly, though it sits along titles like Bound, where the art and experience also outshine the plot. If you have a PSVR and are keen to play something that doesn’t take too much effort while providing some great visuals then How We Soar is a worthy pick.
  3. Dec 3, 2016
    80
    How We Soar is greater than the sum of its parts and is an incredible experience that should be played by all PlayStation VR owners. Its core formula can get old, but what’s here is executed quite well. More variety would have been nice, though, while some kind of sense of peril would have heightened the stakes. Fortunately, How We Soar excels as a game that allows you to both have fun and relax at the same time.
  4. Dec 5, 2016
    70
    As a lower-key alternative to the high-octane flying games in the VR space, How We Soar has found its niche, and it'll serve those players well. It strikes a good balance between letting you unwind and also making sure you're adequately challenged and engaged. The story doesn't quite do enough to draw you into the author's plight and keep you hooked, but the flying alone carries this game far.
  5. Dec 14, 2016
    70
    There's a lot of potential, but it would be much cooler with dragons. And fire.
  6. Jan 5, 2017
    60
    How We Soar has a lot of potential, but it’s left unrealized in what ultimately amounts to a very unfulfilling game.
  7. games(TM)
    Feb 21, 2017
    50
    A clever story married to dull gameplay. [Issue#183, p.83]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Dec 2, 2016
    10
    Im on the back of a massive bird!!! Its a childhood fantacy come true. Gorgeous graphics. The wings look incredible. Much prefer this toIm on the back of a massive bird!!! Its a childhood fantacy come true. Gorgeous graphics. The wings look incredible. Much prefer this to Eagle Flight. The relaxed pace makes it a joy to play. Expand
  2. jwj
    Jun 5, 2018
    10
    Brilliant game - free-fly around huge stages from atop a beautifully rendered phoenix miles above the ground, or, in a few cases, below theBrilliant game - free-fly around huge stages from atop a beautifully rendered phoenix miles above the ground, or, in a few cases, below the sea, in space, or in a surreal nightmarish void. Captivating visuals, great sense of actually flying, moving soundtrack, enjoyable objectives, barebones but satisfactory story told through setpieces and non-intrusive cutscenes. Expand
  3. Dec 5, 2016
    10
    I'm really impressed by this game - it will appeal to those who loved Journey and also reminds me a little of the game Flowers. But onI'm really impressed by this game - it will appeal to those who loved Journey and also reminds me a little of the game Flowers. But on steroids! It is the best thing I have played on PS VR so far and is a real relaxing escape. The artwork is superb, the flight controls are intuitive and the game itself leaves me wanting to see what is in the next book. The game does not really tell you how to unlock each book but it it simply a matter of learning a simple and very natural sequence and in no time at all it becomes second nature. This is not a fast paced game for those that like to slash and kill, but a beautiful artistic and relaxing adventure for those who like that sort of thing. It is one of the few games that I would say is probably priced too low! The immersion level is excellent - if you want a place to hide from the world for a while, this is it! Expand
  4. Oct 1, 2017
    9
    Whats with all the hate???????? The game was beautiful, it had a narrative, it was fun, good game play, and I experienced zero motionWhats with all the hate???????? The game was beautiful, it had a narrative, it was fun, good game play, and I experienced zero motion sickness. ....... Expand
  5. Feb 5, 2019
    7
    This is a cool tech demo, I used to show it to people who had not seen vr but unfortunately it's not a great game. Very beautiful to soar inThis is a cool tech demo, I used to show it to people who had not seen vr but unfortunately it's not a great game. Very beautiful to soar in the sky for a little while and I recommend doing that for a bit and checking it out. At the right price pick it up but realize you won't be playing this long. Expand
  6. Dec 27, 2016
    0
    This games looks so beautiful but it is so full of movement that I cannot play. I am so disappointed. I just wish there was some way to lessenThis games looks so beautiful but it is so full of movement that I cannot play. I am so disappointed. I just wish there was some way to lessen the motion sickness this game causes me. Expand