I tried AER: Memories Of Old for the first time today. I would call this a walking simulator, but unlike other walking simulators this one has a crucial difference – you can turn into a bird at will. This comes in handy since the entire world is made up of floating islands.
At the start of the game you find a lantern that hasn’t been lit in half of forever. Using the lantern in certain areas can reveal secrets of the past:
You don’t fight or try to evade anything, but there is a lot of exploring and sight-seeing. The music and overall atmosphere is also very relaxing. I played this on the couch for several hours today, and gave it another hour or so on my main desktop. It isn’t a hard game per-se, but if you just want to zen out and do some sight seeing, this game will prove far more gripping than Dear Esther. 😛
In all seriousness this did make for a nice zen afternoon for gaming. Nothing but me, the couch, some tea and snacks… and it’s a party.