Areia: Pathway to Dawn

Gilp Studio
Jan 17, 2020 - PC
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Critic Reviews for Areia: Pathway to Dawn



Areia: Pathway to Dawn hits on an interesting approach to puzzles, but is ultimately dragged down by loose controls and a story that fails to captivate.

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Within the opening hours of Areia: Pathway to Dawn you can see what the developers were trying to do with its beautiful visuals and overall religious vibe, but it ultimately falls flat due to its repetitive puzzles and assuming the audience is familiar with Buddhism.

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When it comes to projects like Areia, I will always encourage a developer’s willingness to depart from the norm when it comes to providing a new, unique experience. This is especially true when their efforts may resonate with a different set of emotions or thoughts not typically correlated or drawn upon by more traditional games. In some measures, Areia succeeds in this, delivering an experience unlike most. The sense of calm it brings paired with a stress-free style of play manage to invoke a palpable, soothing mood. However, its execution is flawed and missteps in its overall presentation and build quality tend to stand out. Also, gameplay is markedly short, only lasting about three to four hours with only an additional hour or two if you do wish to find all of the game’s secrets. Nevertheless, if you are patient with its imperfections and are seeking an adventure of tranquility and inner peace, Areia: Pathway to Dawn may be the experience you’re looking for.

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