Posts Tagged ‘Forgotten Key’

Latest Aer Trailer Looks Even Prettier Than Before

I had a play of Aer [official site] last year and, while very early in its development, it was already a really rather attractive and endearing thing. Lots of lovely flying, which is inexplicably rare in gaming. A year on, a new trailer has emerged, and gosh, it’s still looking like something rather ace. And hopefully coming out this autumn.

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Hands On: Aer

I can only imagine the sighs that must have emanated from all working on Aer [official site] when Ubisoft’s Grow Home was released last month. Not because the two games play alike – the similarities are only slight. But wow, do they look the same. The polygonal design of both renders gorgeous green foliage against cerulean skies, growing on floating islands. Aer, of course, has been around since late 2013, while Grow Home was announced then released within the same few weeks. Were Aer due to release soon, its thunder could have been considerably stolen. So it’s perhaps oddly fortunate that the flying/exploring adventure isn’t out until 2016.

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Bird Is The Word: Aer Looks Ethereally Brilliant

Oh, deer.

I really like it when videogames are beautiful. Not just in the “OMG graphics so realistic that I must existentially entertain the notion that the entire universe could just be a hyper-advanced computer simulation” sense, either. I’m talking about games that create a glittering maw of sights and sounds that licks its lips and proceeds to swallow me whole. These overwhelming visions of other worlds – places I’ve never even dreamed of, but now desperately long to live in. Aer, if I’m very, very lucky, will turn out to be one such experience. It’s a gorgeous sandbox adventure set in a strange, naturalistic, old sky world. You play as a girl who can transform into a bird at will, as we all secretly wish we could.

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