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7 people found this review helpful
30.6 hrs on record (30.6 hrs at review time)
Ara Fell stands out so much that I would go as far as saying that this is a hidden gem in the abyss of game maker games out there. Once I reached the Holy Land I just wanted to stroll around listening to "Hooommm baah hommm baah" instead of progressing the game.

Pros:
  • Gorgeous graphics
  • Very nice and memorable soundtrack
  • The story is actually decent
  • Interesting dialogue
  • Great sound effects
  • Cool game mechanics: jumping, swimming, diving, mining, crawling
  • The protagonist is constantly being mocked for being short
  • Simplistic battle system
  • HP/MP automatically replenished after battle
  • You can pet dogs
  • You can pet cats
  • For some reason nobody in Ara Fell suffers from acrophobia
  • Armor, gear and skills are crafted based on resources you pick up or mine as you explore
  • No dialogue audio
  • No video cutscenes
  • Battle animations can be set to fast in the settings menu should you want it
  • Save anywhere
  • Runs perfectly fine via remote play
  • The game overall is very polished

Cons:
  • Not more people know about this game
Posted May 14. Last edited May 14.
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0.1 hrs on record
The game wouldn't start for me so can't really comment.

I give it a very high score.
Posted April 30.
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8.1 hrs on record
It's a little light on the puzzle elements, but the game mechanics makes for an interesting perspective.
Posted December 26, 2020.
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1 person found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Captivating playthrough. I liked that most of the puzzles were rather intuitive.
Posted June 29, 2019.
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1 person found this review helpful
73.3 hrs on record (53.3 hrs at review time)
I am at a loss of words.

Just buy it!
Posted March 2, 2017. Last edited November 21, 2018.
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2.8 hrs on record (2.7 hrs at review time)
I quite enjoyed this. All in all the game seems pretty tailored for speed-running in that most doors etc. are perfectly skippable and treasure chests (except the very first one) contains only gems and money and you have to use that to buy upgrades and weapons from merchants.

Personally I felt that the game loses something through this mechanism, but it is a cool NES-like game nevertheless.
Posted February 16, 2017.
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2 people found this review funny
20.4 hrs on record (9.1 hrs at review time)
Dog Residue
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Posted January 6, 2017.
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5.7 hrs on record
Thumpsup!
Posted November 24, 2016.
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25 people found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
33.0 hrs on record
Batman meets Assassin's Creed combined with a bit of Game of Thrones all set in the world of Lord of the Rings.

That is a condensed summary of what you might expect in terms of quality, the combat system, and the power struggles that you will have to deal with in this game.

I truly enjoyed it and it is very well made, but the true highlight for me was the in-game camera pause function allowing you to freeze time in the midst of combat (or otherwise) and move the camera around as you please allowing you to get the best screenshots possible.
Posted June 6, 2016.
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1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
The gravity of my decisions in this game is what I find most attractive.
Posted June 2, 2016.
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