AIRHEART - Tales of broken Wings

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Feb 12, 2019

All of these elements coalesce into something unexpectedly coherent and interesting, and while there are some minor performance issues to contend with on the Switch, Airheart‘s gameplay loop and general oddness make it a good fit for the platform.

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6 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2019

Aesthetically, the skies above Granaria are sublime. The graphics are beautiful, the music is superb, and the incredibly deep ecology of the flyfish that realistically react to overfishing patterns is so extensively detailed that I have no choice but to be impressed. However, repeating the same sections over and over to grind out money while trying to make progress with a crafting system that is so poorly explained made me dread every minute I spent with the game. There's a solid foundation for gameplay once you're in the skies chasing fish and fighting pirates, but every minute that you're not dogfighting your way through the clouds to chase exotic creatures is so frustrating and dull that I just can't bring myself to spend any more time searching for Amelia's elusive Skywhale.

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6 / 10
Aug 1, 2018

Airheart presents an interesting idea with hints of brilliance, but fails to deliver a game with staying power. Whilst the upgrade system is satisfying, it's let down by repetitive gameplay and UI issues that get in the way even when playing with the endearing crafting system.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2018

Airheart: Tales of Broken Wings is a game whose crafting mechanic is a lot more interesting than the rest of the gameplay. It doesn't feel broken, it just feels like the flying gameplay is secondary to the inventive crafting.

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7 / 10
Aug 6, 2018

An enjoyable rogue-lite twin-stick shooter.

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JVL
Haltay

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13 / 20
Jul 31, 2018

AirHeart is a haunting game with some game's mechanics offering many hours of flight, but this is unfortunately at the cost of some repetitiveness. The possibility of making crafts and customize your plane allows you to have a gear that adapts to the way you play. The history is not unforgettable but the music that will accompany you throughout your trip deserve this rise.

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58 / 100
Jul 25, 2018

Airheart: Takes of Broken Wings is an enjoyable twin-stick shooter if you are looking for a colorful grind through the skies.

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6 / 10
Jul 24, 2018

Airheart: Tales of Broken Wings has potential but without a solid story powering it forward and lots of tedious grinding, you'll struggle to see it through to the end. While the game is visually stunning and at least exciting in principle, Airheart never quite takes flight.

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Generación Xbox
Javier Santos

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6.7 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2018

A game that has good ideas and will make us enjoy thanks to the beauty of its scenery and its great soundtrack. Sadly, the game seems repetitive and the excessive time we'll have to spend collecting makes the magic of the title in other facets disappear.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jul 25, 2018

Airheart will appeal to those who enjoy learning a game's systems by trial and error. The bizarre-sounding concept of skyfishing is ridiculous when first seen, but quickly feels almost natural.

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5 / 10
Nov 12, 2018

For a title with such a strong concept, Airheart does shockingly little with its premise.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2018

Airheart - Tales of Broken Wings is an intense twin-stick shooter that at times will have you on the edge of your seat. However, Airheart is let down by the vast amount of grinding it takes to reach its endgame, and with minimal story elements peppered throughout, it's hard to see a lot of players following through right to the very end.

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80%
Sep 10, 2018

Airheart: Tales of Broken Wings is a great looking and fun PlayStation 4 game with an interesting premise and setting that will certainly grab your attention. The roguelike with permadeath elements are certainly not for everyone, but if you give this game a chance, I'm sure you'll find a game with a solid gameplay loop that can become very addictive. The game does not have a full trophy list with a Platinum, but it does have one trophy in particular that asks that you craft every weapon in the game, so I'm sure you'll be very busy working on that one for a while!

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ThaRaven403
9 / 10
Aug 2, 2018

In the end, Blindflug Studios have created a nice and really enjoyable little gem in Airheart. It's fun, addictive, and blends in together two genres in a nice way that provides a different experience from the usual shoot 'em up games available on Ps4. If twin-stick shooters are your thing, and you like some roguelike in your shoot 'em up, then you should definitely try this one!

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7.1 / 10.0
Aug 9, 2018

Simply put, the core experience of Airheart: Tales of Broken Wings is unconventional and addictive.

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7.3 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2018

Airheart is a nice looking that sounds amazing, but it's riddled with issues that may be too damaging for some. You can't unlock all achievements in the game. You may not the able to unlock your plane parts, every so often enemies are bugged and you cannot complete levels. It's nice, but you can't expect too much.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2019
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8 / 10
Jan 31, 2019

GREAT - Airheart delivers a reasonably balanced roguelike experience with a dieselpunk art style that looks great on the Nintendo Switch. Gameplay comes in the form of twin-stick arcade shooting & collecting, coupled with a trial & error crafting system that I found to be a bit annoying, but not enough to detract from the overall game. If you’re in the market for a thematically different roguelike, this game has a nicely structured game loop that delivers hours upon hours of fun.

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A or higher
Oct 19, 2018

Airheart takes a unique look on a roguelike game and handles unlike other twin-stick shooters. Generic storyline interjections aside the game crafts a nice looking world and keeps the challenge varied. I would recommend this for fans of the roguelike genre.

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2.5 / 5.0
Jul 31, 2018

Airheart is worth checking out for twin-stick shooter fans that need a new fix, but otherwise, skip this flight.

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