Aether was certainly an experience. A lot of my frustration with the game came from the fact that it started lagging to hell and back after a short time, but that can be chalked up to inadequate hardware.
Things I liked:
- Interesting gimmick.
- Feels great (when not lagging).
Things that could be better:
- Lag (The first few levels feel fantastic. Shame that feeling ends so soon.)
- The number of enemies (the two present kind of get old after a while)
- The story (Interesting premise, but what the "narrator" describes feels separated from what the player experiences).
In addition, the game sudden shift between "The Beginning" and "The End" is somewhat upsetting. I would have liked to see some of the platforming and trap avoidance carry over from the first part into the second part.
Overall though, I did enjoy my romp through Aether. I'll definitely give it another go someday with a beefier computer.