[PlayStation 4] Feather Review
Feather from Samurai Punk is a serene game in which you are a bird flying through a relaxing open world. Find out more about it in our Feather review!
Feather is a serene game about exploration and immersion in a beautiful landscape. Become a bird, fly around and lose yourself in zen-like flow whilst listening to the soothing ambient soundtrack.
Feather is a game that is one of those cases of what you see is what you get, and what you’ll see in the trailer gives you a pretty good idea of what you’re getting yourself into. Feather is a bird flight simulator in which you can fly over the beautifully rendered world, unlock different birds as you go. While you fly, other people can join your adventure online, and you’ll see them on your screen, even if you’re not a PlayStation Plus subscriber, which is interesting.
In Feather, there are no enemies and no collectibles to find, per se. You’re mostly free to explore the island as you wish. There aren’t any races or set objectives either, so, at first, I thought that this world, even though it is beautiful, felt a little empty. You can keep yourself busy by working on unlocking the different trophies that the game has to offer, and it has a fairly easy Platinum trophy for you to add to your collection – that is if you follow a guide to speed things up.
The bird is controlled by steering with the left analog stick, moving the camera with the right one to get a better view of your surroundings. You can increase your speed with the R2 button. Pressing on the Square button will make the bird chirp, and pressing the Triangle button will make the bird do a 180° rotation turn to quickly fly in the opposite direction.
This is a game that could be perfect to help the kids relax before going to bed since its really peaceful, but, from a gaming perspective, after the initial wow factor is gone, I realized there’s no long-term objective to complete for you to keep coming back to this one. Your mileage may vary since a relaxing bird sim might be exactly what you need to unwind at the end of a long day.
As for the presentation, I thought that Feather has a great look and feel to it. The world is superb, colorful, and bright, and the whole experience runs at 60 frames per second, even on a standard PlayStation 4 console. The background music is a piano soundtrack, which was very relaxing, making it a great option for this particular type of game.
Feather is a budget release at only $10, and if you like what you’ve just read and are looking for a beautiful and relaxing game that will have you soaring the skies as a variety of birds, then this one is a good option on PS4. Trophy hunters will also dig the easy Platinum trophy they can get in 20-30 minutes at most!
In case you need help with some trophies, here is a Feather Trophy Guide to help you:
This Feather review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Samurai Punk.