Overall - 60%
Although it is not the most polished game around, Aery - Calm Mind manages to provide a relaxing experience free of danger and worry. Those looking to zone out a bit will enjoy hitting the skies, but those seeking out something meatier best approach with caution.
Players will be able to be as free as a bird with the release of EpiXR Games UG’s zen-like interactive game experience Aery – Calm Mind. Designed to help people relax their mind and soul, are its crystal clear skies worth a go?
Aery – Calm Mind Review
Rather than raise the stakes and have players take on something grand, the objective of Aery is simple. Players will take control of a little bird and guide this avian fellow through different worlds in a hunt for the missing feathers of your friend.
With 25 feathers in each level, players will take to the skies in each of its worlds. There’s certainly no shortage of variety on tap – players can choose between “The Endless Space,” “Castles of the Past,” “The Wide Ocean,” “Above the Sky,” “The Floating Water,” “Small Villages,” “The Dry Desert,” and “The Calming Plains.”
Once chosen, players can navigate its open world on their own time, moving side to side and up and down collecting feathers. Each movement is a bit on the loose side, but one will always feel like they are in control and the sensitivity can be adjusted if one so desires..
The soft colors and relaxing music of Aery – Calm Mind certainly help set the stage, like a warm bubble bath after a rough day. It certainly is a relaxing experience; with no threats or skill trees to worry about, its simple approach certainly achieves what it sets out to do.
Just be warned that Aery – Calm Mind hasn’t been completely polished. If one were to crash their feathery friend into parts of its landscape when trying to maneuver around a tough spot, the title will bring players right back to the beginning of the stage. This isn’t so bad in and of itself, and it is far from a deal breaker, but it does prove to be jarring when it comes to how big some of these maps are.
On that note, each map packs a considerable amount of real estate. If one were not paying attention, they can end up in a dead zone without too much to see or explore. The game will make you do an about-turn if you go far enough, but the arenas should have been tightened up a considerable amount to keep things a bit more concise.
Players can jump into whatever level they want to from the opening menu, making it easy to zone out in the arena of their choosing. For the achievement hunters out there, there are 16 achievements in all that spell out an affirming “ENJOY YOUR LIFE!” – nothing too out of the ordinary, but still appreciated nonetheless.
Although it is not the most polished game around, Aery – Calm Mind manages to provide a relaxing experience free of danger and worry. Those looking to zone out a bit will enjoy hitting the skies, but those seeking out something meatier best approach with caution.
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