Falcon Age Review
[i]Falcon Age[/i] offers a rich and refreshing experience that focuses on a few key elements and nails them precisely. While the experience certainly feels more tailored to VR, it's still a wonderful journey on a normal TV screen. A wonderful world and egregious art style make for an engaging playthrough, despite some overly-simple combat mechanics.
I’ve never been sold faster on a game than when I came across a gif of Falcon Age that depicted an adorable baby bird giving the player a fist bump. Then I found another of the same bird poking its head through a heart-shape made by the player’s hands.
Little did I know that same game would offer a rewarding and complex narrative, rich world inspired by South-Asian culture, and a bond with an in-game pet better than any Tamagochi or Pokemon.
Falcon Age is the work of developer Outerloop Games, with Chandana Ekanayake taking the lead as creative director. Ekanayake drew from his Sri-Lankan heritage when it came to the design and feel of Falcon Age, and the result is a small game that feels rich in detail and broad in scope.