Today’s deal is AER Memories of Old!
Man, do you ever feel like even though you’re definitely still the gamer you were as a kid, that sometimes you gotta stretch yourself a little and play something that appeals to your now-adult brain, which has seen so much more and is ready for some weirdness every once in a while? Great, so do we, and AER Memories of Old is absolutely going to give you that intellectually challenging yet beautiful experience you CRAVE. And just to show you HOW weird, we’re gonna play “Spot the Real…Game”. We’ll workshop the title later. Guess which one is the actual premise!
It’s a visual novel about Abbot Edmund Reach, a retired old man who gets embroiled in a murder plot from deep in his own family’s history.
It’s an action platformer about an old stone panther called Frigo who’s been hibernating inside of a temple for 3000 years emerging to fight evil in the year 2739 and close the loop on an ancient curse.
The whole world is made of beautiful floating islands, and you fly between them trying your best to save all of reality in the land of the old gods because you’re a pilgrim who can shapeshift into a bird.
It’s a subtle and emotional story about finding satisfaction in life by continuing a family tradition, except all the gameplay is just pasta-making and a series of moral choices presented to you as a week of incredible dinners.
It’s a rhythm puzzle game where you look through family photos and sing along with your grandpa. As you get better and better scores, your relationship with him deepens, and if you get an A rank on every stage, he survives the pneumonia he gets in the third act.
So which one is real? Are ANY of them real? Are any of US real? (Yes, one of them is real.) (And it’s a real good game you only have to pay like seven bucks for.) (And yes, of course we’re all real.) (Are we???) (We are.) (We are.)
The official trailer for AER Memories of Old:
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As always, use this thread to discuss this deal, talk about the game and find other people to play with!