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  • Summary: Speed through stunning, stylized 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. Featuring music from Noisia, Flux Pavilion, Katy B, The Prototypes, Neosignal and many more.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Apr 11, 2017
    95
    It’s only through a combination of rich, collaborative, and altogether interactive elements that something like this can be born, a piece of software that shirks tedious story and plodding industry conventions in favor of pummeling sound and pure, unadulterated gameplay. In that regard, Aaero is exclusively, utterly, and unapologetically ‘video game’. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get back to the delectable, relentless wub wub inside my television.
  2. Apr 10, 2017
    90
    Strap on some cans, turn the volume up to 11, and you’ll quickly find out how much satisfaction can be found with the visual and audio masterpiece that Aaero is.
  3. Apr 10, 2017
    85
    One of the most visually and auditorily exciting games I have ever played, Aaero provides such an exciting sensory experience that I would recommend it to everyone, despite occasional frustrations and hiccups along the way.
  4. Apr 10, 2017
    80
    If you love rhythm games and bass heavy music, this is one you’re going to want to check out. The levels are gorgeous, and the gameplay is straightforward, but challenging especially towards the end.
  5. Apr 10, 2017
    80
    Aaero is a wonderful introduction to the varied world of EDM with each level being a beautiful visual representation of the song being featured. Its greatest misstep is the smaller selections of songs available which prevent the game from being more than an introduction to the genre. Gaining mastery over a song evokes a sense of accomplishment that is unfelt in most other music games, in large part, due to the way Mad Fellows captures the sense of EDM. Unfortunately, the lack of customization options make return trips to the game less likely, but even those with no familiarity with EDM should make at least one trip to check out Aaero.
  6. Apr 10, 2017
    80
    Aaero is a new beginning for rhythm action games, as it draws on the genre’s past strengths and makes them its own. It has a different outlook – completionists may balk at the improbability of a ‘perfect’ run – but equally that could make it all the more alluring to those looking for a true score attack experience that doesn’t give up its wares so easily. Aaero’s setting may be apocalyptic, but its outlook is full of hope for a genre that still deserves its place in the here and now.
  7. Apr 10, 2017
    70
    Aaero wears its Rez-inspired heart on its sleeve to create a rhythm action game that both gives ua nod to the past without that we’re now well into the future, too.

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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. Apr 13, 2017
    9
    I bought the game thinking it was going to be like Hyper void/Tempest, but its nothing like those two, well it does have one similarity toI bought the game thinking it was going to be like Hyper void/Tempest, but its nothing like those two, well it does have one similarity to hyper void and that's in the environmental obstacles. Besides that the shooting style is more like Rez mixed with Laserlife. The hybrid is interesting, Its fun, and very challenging. Expand
  3. 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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