• Publisher: Team17
  • Release Date: Jul 28, 2020
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: Assume the role of Kiara, a young woman who discovers a mystical bow armed with the ancient power to control ageing. Shoot animals and plants to age them backwards and forwards through their young, prime and old stages to progress, survive challenging levels, and master becoming ‘ageless’.Assume the role of Kiara, a young woman who discovers a mystical bow armed with the ancient power to control ageing. Shoot animals and plants to age them backwards and forwards through their young, prime and old stages to progress, survive challenging levels, and master becoming ‘ageless’. Kiara’s new-found power is not without consequence; the narrative follows the journey she must make to confront her inner demons and find herself along the way. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 7, 2020
    80
    Ageless is bright, colorful, and sounds great, but is just a bit clunky. The game gives off a Celeste-vibe, which is a good thing, but it can take some time to get used to the age mechanics and the precise aiming required for a lot of the puzzles.
  2. Jul 28, 2020
    70
    Ageless doesn’t try to innovate much, but if you’re ok with that, you’ll find a fun, old-school platformer with tight controls and good level design.
  3. Jul 28, 2020
    70
    Ageless is the sort of game that could best be described as a great concept that almost nails the execution. The sombre narrative, cerebral gameplay, and distinct presentation are all great in their own regard, but each is plagued with enough inconsistencies and caveats to hold back the overall experience from true greatness. We’d give this one a cautious recommendation, as the distinct brand of puzzle-platforming gameplay ultimately proves to be a worthwhile experience, but this is also certainly not the ‘next Celeste’. Still, if you’ve been looking for a decent new indie for your Switch that you can clear in a reasonably short timeframe, it’s tough to go wrong here.
  4. 70
    Ageless isn’t timeless, but it is fun for a while. The experience would be a much smoother and more memorable one if its primary mechanic was easier to execute. Each world culminates in a boss fight, and these border on maddening when coupled with scarce checkpoints, the aforementioned aiming issues, and a system of progression that’s essential trial-and-error. Those who like their platformers extra spicy may find a satisfying 10 hours here, but be warned that fighting with the controls is par for this course.
  5. Aug 1, 2020
    60
    Ageless presents some truly ingenious puzzles and an engaging story yet its gameplay is a bit too haphazard to fully enjoy.
  6. Aug 21, 2020
    60
    There's no doubt that Ageless is based on a laudable concept and that its plot, as well as its blend between platforming and puzzle elements work at a competent degree. As far as the audiovisual experience goes, however, Ageless needs more work. Overall and all things considered, this game means well, tries to get there and is worthy of some attention on behalf of Nintendo Switch players.
  7. Aug 10, 2020
    60
    Ageless lands in an odd spot. It’s not bad - compelling level design and interesting puzzles keep your attention through its 8-odd hour runtime. Sadly, it just resembles Celeste too much to avoid the dooming question: why don’t you just play that instead? And if you already did - can you forget it enough to enjoy this?
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  1. Aug 6, 2020
    3
    This is so awful. It's a disgraceful clone of Celeste. The worst thing is how unpolished it is... Celeste was absolutely polished to the max.This is so awful. It's a disgraceful clone of Celeste. The worst thing is how unpolished it is... Celeste was absolutely polished to the max. The controls and Celeste felt fun and tight.
    And in this poor clone the controls feel so bad.
    as a game developer myself, it looks as if someone was trying their luck to see if they can mimic some of Celeste's gameplay mechanics, and at a certain point decided to make a full-fledged game of it.
    The result is this poor thing, which for some reason was published by Team17.. shameful.
    Do yourself a favor and stay away from this.
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  2. Aug 20, 2020
    3
    Im so sorry to say this because I know how hard it is to make something but... this just isn't good. It so blatantly borrows from Celeste. ItsIm so sorry to say this because I know how hard it is to make something but... this just isn't good. It so blatantly borrows from Celeste. Its like Celeste with less charming graphics, music and a more frustrating game mechanic. I wish I could get my money back. Expand