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Airheart – Tales of broken Wings

Airheart is a dieselpunk airplane action game, where every colorful level is built on top of the previous one, all the way up to the stratosphere. Welcome to Granaria, a flying city in the clouds. Meet Amelia - a young pilot and fisherwoman wishing to reach the abundant worlds edge. Sky fishing became a really dangerous job, with pirates roaming around everywhere. So start your engines, arm your airplane and get ready to make the catch of a lifetime! An airplane game, reimagined in a wonderful world, Airheart is a treat to fans and newcomers to flight action games alike.
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

On a flight
Airheart is the story of Amelia, a young pilot and fisher woman who lives in a world among the clouds, Amelia fishes through dangerous skies collecting scrap in order to upgrade her plane and avoiding pirates all in the hope of one day making the catch of a lifetime and you are tasked with guiding Amelia on her journey.
That’s really as deep as the game got in the time that I spent with it but that’s all you really need to keep motivated in order to move forward within the game.
Gameplay
Airheart is a really interesting mix of genres, it's a top-down shooter, airplane flying, loot collection, rogue like game, it may sound really crazy but it actually works together in some strange and crazy way, the main objective of the game is to actually fly your airplane while fighting pirates and collecting loot, fish, oil and planes parts in order to upgrade your plane and move on to higher and higher levels.
The game features an upgrade system which allows the player to customize their plane in a variety of ways, you can purchase your upgrades but there's also a crafting element in the game which allows you to create your own upgrades, the game developers state that the game allows you to craft over 40 weapons and airplane parts to customize your plane with.
You start off with a very basic tutorial, this game does a really good job at making the tutorial go by very quickly with only teaching you the basics in what you need to know in order to start the game, but if you die in the tutorial you will have to start over.
Thankfully you are able to actually skip the tutorial, but it forces you to watch the animation going into the sky, start the tutorial and then the animation landing from the sky in order to even start the game properly and I'm sure this is a small issue that could probably be fixed with a simple patch.
Game works with keyboard and controllers, but it's strongly recommended to play with controller, Airheart controls like a twin stick shooter, you use your left thumb stick to direct the plane and the right thumb stick to aim your weapon or harpoon, you can choose between flying in the direction you point or using left and right to turn the airplane. You can shoot or you can use your harpoon to bring an enemy plane down and you can bring it back in order to dismantle it for scrap.
When you crash into something which can happen really often the plane bounces off and turns directly into the same object making you hit it more than once and that being a really common occurrence which caused a ton of damage to the planes.
Difficulty
There is only one difficulty and I would name it rogue like, if you make your hp go to 0, your airplane may be destroyed and sent to base. Now, you can't lost the basic one that you start the game with, so even if you destroy everything else you will at least have the basic plain, one of the factors that add logic and difficulty to the game is the recoil.
As you fire this weapons, your plane reacts will react by either slowing down or going in the opposite direction based on what weapon you are firing and the direction of the shots. Which is a cool little touch since is not something you normally see in this genre.
Graphics
The developers over Blindflug Studios went with a cel-shaded art style for Airheart, think that works really well for the gameplay, it makes things really pop on the screen and it can keep you captivating and wanting to explore more of the world seeing the different fish, the different planes, the floating islands can make your imagination run absolutely wild with the types of things you would see if you lived in this world, making you want to explore the world from different points of views.
Music
The music in Airheart is actually a nice mix of modern and retro and they add new layers as you fly to new heights within the game I actually found myself bobbing along with the music, it really helps to immerse you in this world and it makes the action feel that much more intense.
Overal thoughts
If you are into rogue like games and you like twin-stick shooters, Airheart might be the game for you, but if you don't like to start from scratch every time you die or you don't want to go and find that awesome gun that you had the last run, you might want to skip this title.
For me this game was a lot of fun, I was frustrated when I first died and so that I had lost all the progress that I made but once I realized that it was a rogue like game it really opened up, I had a lot of fun exploring and trying to find upgrades for my plane. For a price under 20 bucks is a game that will make your time worth.

Review from Steam

Only have time for a short session tonight and since there isn't much feedback for the game yet I thought I should give a quick impression. (I ended up going back to the game for another hour and a half)
The game is a very charming twin stick shooter. I keep getting too greedy and dying instead of retreating so I haven't progressed past the third level (now fourth), but I was having fun the whole time.
Game play is basically flying around gathering flying fish for oil and blowing up enemy planes and gathering crafting items to build up your plane, the number of plane parts is still pretty shallow but it just entered early access. Flying up to a new level whenever you feel like you are ready for a difficulty jump. You can return to base with a diving mechanic to return with your loot. If you are shot down you have a chance to try to guide your burning plane back to your landing pad, it takes a bit of practice. If you do the crash landing you lose all of your currently equiped plane parts and all the loot you are carrying, if you fail the landing you need to start a new game.
There are a couple control rough edges that I am sure will be cleaned up soon. Keyboard/Mouse control with 2 monitors led me to clicking outside the game area causing the game to lose focus. With the controller the starting gun is single shot and fire is bound to the right trigger, I found it quite hard to spam fire since you must fully release to fire again. The other guns I tried all had auto fire, but I didn't get to try them all yet. Both problems are easily fixable.
I am guilty of playing alot of games once and then letting them rot in my library but I will definately return to this one when I want some light action. Pretty sure this will be a "Just one more try" game when I should be going to bed. (It already happened, see above. :) I am looking forward to where further development heads.

Review from Steam

This is a great game made by an Indie developer, Very polished and enjoyed every minute of it, my only gripe is that the game is too short, I think I took a shortcut (by not buying all the items) unknowingly and finished the game too fast.
All in all, a great game to try on stream, love the concept and will be looking forward to whatever this developer makes in the future.

Review from Steam

Video review:
Well I mean it's a recommendation if you can get past the fact that Airheart doesn't explain the simple things and has a really slow start. That said I enjoyed it but I did everything in my power to not crash. The harpoon gun is a blast to use and can stick to anything. Even pulling parts off other ships, awesome! It's the best part of the game.
If you can get past the slow start and don't mind the setbacks if you do crash then Airheart has solid mechanics.

Review from Steam

Fun and very beautiful game.
It takes some getting used to the flight controls but once you've got the hang of it it is easy to use. Different types of guns make the game engaging and gives it a level of difficulty as not every stronger/faster gun is really better, same goes for the different plane types. The AI seems pretty straight forward and is surprisingly difficult as well.
What the game lacks a bit is controls such as being able to change key bindings or difficulty settings but it's in no way a dealbreaker.
Looking forward to the coming updates that will introduce new weapons and new planes.

Review from Steam

Yes the game is dead. Yes it's still worth the buy (on sale)
My biggest discomforts: -
Weapons are wonky with only a few decent options but that doesn't matter because you'll just craft the completely broken one and beat the game with it anyways.
No updates :c
Nothing is explained. The game tells you nothing, not even where to find the ingredients. It is very much a trial and error. There is a huge crafting system but it's so broken and confusing. Can't use it properly unless you want to constantly go between the game and the community made guide. And as mentioned you'll just use the guide to make endless free planes and the best weapon. Very broken.
My biggest comforts: +
The game is BEAUTIFUL
The music is BEAUTIFUL
The fighting is FUN
Honestly even with all the complaints I still have nothing but very fond memories of airheart. I genuinely think it's worth a buy. (Just not at full price mind you)

Review from Steam

A cute, very atmospheric game. It's hard to describe, but the skyscape and the music just evoke a feeling I haven't gotten from many other games; of lonliness and adventure, anticipation and hope.