It seems like I have been reviewing a lot of games where you play a bird. I mean, there was that cool Vane game which had a one word title and where you flew around, and now there is Feather.
I suppose that I could do a comparison of Feather and Vane, and then say which is better, but I don’t want to do that. Vane clearly has some world with some weird backstory that the player won’t figure out the first time. Feather, it doesn’t really have that.
In fact, I think the point of Feather is not to have too much going on. I realize that most games have a complex backstory to really draw in the player, but some players are really frickin’ turned off by that. In lieu of that, Feather has you as a bird flying through rings.
I think that the point of this game is to relax the player, and honestly, there is some kind of relaxation effect that happens with the new age-y music and soaring through rings. Oh my gosh, I just realized that the Superman game for the Nintendo 64 is considered one of the worst games of all time because it is about flying through rings. Trust me, Feather is a Justice League all of its own.
Yeah, that was a monstrous pun. Still, I would have to recommend Feather for those who don’t normally play games. You know, it’s like one of those games that anyone can pick up and play, such as Angry Birds, and then not bother putting down.
So I’ll give it a four star review, but that is out of five. I would give it a higher review, but it is difficult to relax when you are finding yourself getting upset that you can’t get through the rings.