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Minecraft Isles of Aeria Review

The Minecraft Isles of Aeria is a Store Community World that offers a completely fresh adventure within the game. Created by Polymaps this level is a series of open floating areas that chain together for a quest. Your goal is to collect a special idol by completing mini missions across the islands and then heading forth to a special conclusion. It's somewhat open ended as you don't specifically get pushed along and can just mine about to create items.

I would have liked to see more structure as it just feels like a playthrough could go on forever instead of being a focused mission. There have been many aerial type challenges in the past for Minecraft and while it's different, it feels too similar to those. I liked the setup for the islands providing some interesting mini quests and challenging little battle areas. It's got some very well crafted designs for each island and a unique themed biome from regular survival areas which made each travel distinct.

Minecraft Isles of Aeria Review

The Conclusion

This Isles of Aeria from Polymaps looks great providing a wide range of environments and unique challenges across the few islands present. It does however feel too open to the point of throwing some islands out there and saying have at it. There's more balancing present than that, but after playing it I definitely got the feeling of it being less focused than it could have been. Some might appreciate the survival aspect of this, but when I look at these community worlds I want something that's got a clear goal that anyone could easily play without having a number of extra skills to finish a task. It's definitely got some quality gameplay to it and works fine if you have a group. The Isles of Aeria is an alright map to play and I loved the various areas it presented, but wish the main goal was more present.

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Review Done on Minecraft Windows 10
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Rating Overall: 7.5

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner
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