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4th Jun 2021, 7:30 AM

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I Don't Always Have Down-time, but When I Do, I Sleep.

troblsomtwins829 on 4th Jun 2021, 7:30 AM

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I also play weird games that I bought on sale because they looked interesting and some of them made me angry, another made me fall in love. They both revolve around the same mechanic: Flight.
One game was Aery: Little Bird Adventure, and the other is Aer: Memories of Old.
Just googling the game art isn't enough to figure out which is which, so I'll make it easy to choose which one to actually buy and play.

Aery is a cell-shaded, polygon-modeled flying game that has many installments with the same concept of sitting for ten seconds too long on a paragraphical word vomit of what you're supposed to be doing before you're flying through a heavily saturated and painfully bright environment where you fly at a constant speed and if you run into anything you straight up start the level from the beginning in a map that is too large and oddly spaced to the point you get stuck between the geometric maze you just trapped yourself in trying to find the feathers you're supposed to collect to finish the stupid level in the first place that you can't even see because of how eye-blindingly bright everything is.. Each game is like $10 and you can finish it within an hour when you struggle, and you will struggle, because when it isn't painfully repetitive, boring and/or silent, there is one single track for the entire game that starts at the menu and continues through the entire game and it's only thirty seconds long. I am not joking.

Aer: Memories of Old is a cell-shaded, polygon-modeled flying game where you can switch between bird and human form at will placed in a very large map consisting of floating islands in the sky that contain caves and temples where you solve puzzles to carry along the plot that is your pilgrimage. Flight is controlled by how often you flap your wings and the angle you throw yourself meaning you can traverse the entire map, top to bottom in a matter of minutes, and going straight from point A to B to C to the end of the game can be done in as little as half an hour, but there's more than just that. Dotted on an island here or there are ghosts. Remnants from the past that help explain more about the world that you're in and how it got that way. Multiple stories from different people's lives in the past that you can only find when you look for them. Mysterious rock formations and guardian spirit animals, and a soft pastel pallet with a genuinely adorable soundtrack make for a very fun game. I would've gladly paid the full 20 bucks for it, but it's seemingly permanently on sale for $2 (soundtrack included) which is really sad because the end is such a cliffhanger and I wish there were more of it, or at least more games like it.

I MIGHT buy one of the other Aery games if they're ever on sale to see if there's ever any improvement, but I'm not going to pay full price to get angry at a bunch of polygons and repetitive notes.
I did buy some other games, but I haven't played any of them yet...I've got way too many, I need to actually turn one of them on.

What have you played lately, anything good? Have you heard of either of these? and if you have, what were your thoughts?

See You all Monday!

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TheStratovarian on 4th Jun 2021, 12:21 PM

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The problem with anger and hate is that its so very cyclical.

Lately, just my usual bits, though mostly picking up old dlc for games like vermintide 2, more warframe, friends snagged armello, so theres that.

Mostly its been a week of heck for things.

Ves on 4th Jun 2021, 9:46 PM

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I recently played a game called The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante. It's basically a chose-your-own-adventure story set in a highly stratified fantasy world on the brink of revolution.You play through the life of the eponymous Sir Brante as he tries to find his place in society.

I thought the writing was good and the world is really interesting.

The Wolven on 5th Jun 2021, 1:56 AM

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Ahhh still can’t wait to see Bokyurah’s reaction to Iten being human.

KV Productions on 14th Mar 2022, 10:49 PM

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All these characters just emanate personality. It's amazing
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