Review: Feather (Nintendo Switch)

Feather is a serene game about exploration and immersion in a beautiful landscape. Become a bird, fly around and lose yourself in zen-like flow whilst listening to the soothing ambient soundtrack.

Pros:

  • Beautiful polygonal graphics.
  • 313mb download size.
  • Free roam exploration gameplay.
  • Tutorial option.
  • Controls- invert axis, sensitivity, gyro, gyro invert, and Centre dot on/off.
  • Solo or online play.
  • Lush vibrant world.
  • Chilled piano soundtrack.
  • Simple easy to use controls.
  • Can pause regardless of online or offline.
  • Island has a day/night cycle with many biome types like jungle and snow.
  • Crash-when you crash, the game automatically rewinds time for you and you choose when to stop it.
  • Portal/gates you can fly through.

Cons:

  • No set goals/missions.
  • Online is redundant, all you do is maybe see other people flying around.
  • No real interaction.
  • Lacks replay abilities.
  • Some bland locations.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7.2/10

Summary

Feather is an odd one. I mean it’s not a game in any way and instead is an experience. You play as a bird and just fly around a big open island. The island itself has some good locations but also some bland not so nice locations. You can do very basic flying techniques from barrel rolls to turning around and slowing down. Online shows other players flying around but to be honest who cares, you cannot interact with them and you never really see anyone anyway. The experience is alright if you really must waste some time or if you are intoxicated and can’t move but there is just nothing engaging about the whole thing.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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