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Aaru's Awakening

Lumenox ehf
Feb 23, 2015 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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PC Gamer
60 / 100
6.7 / 10
Game Informer
6.5 / 10
4 / 10
7 / 10
4 / 10
God is a Geek
7.5 / 10
Post Arcade (National Post)
5.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Aaru's Awakening

Beautiful and creative, but controls and design issues often drag it from challenging to frustrating.

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6.7 / 10.0

Despite some good ideas and a cool art style, Aaru's Awakening falls short of being a dream platformer.

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If you can retrain your brain to these unorthodox controls, Aaru's Awakening offers some fun platforming moments

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Aaru's Awakening is gorgeous to behold and a chore to play.

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A fine game which presents a grueling challenge, Aaru's Awakening is perfect for the player who thinks 2D platform games today just aren't difficult enough.

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I loved the art style of Aaru's Awakening, I loved the story premise it had, and I loved teleporting. I did not love the rest of the gameplay decisions along the way.

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Aaru's Awakening is a beautiful frolic into a world of nightmares and imbalance: championed by its hand-drawn art style, compulsive level of difficulty and thrilling sense of achievement.

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Lumenox's first game is a treat for the eyes, but a clunky and often frustrating teleportation system weighs down the experience.

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