Let me admit right off the bat that I went into this with an extreme prejudice against Surface: the Soaring City. I haaate stories with winged people because the very idea of a human’s anatomy being able to cope with flight is just laughable. But the artistry was beautiful, and I love a story with brothers, so I gave it a shot.
Oh my gosh, you guys, I made the right choice. I adored everything about Surface: the Soaring City. I was instantly caught by the brotherly love plot and the fast pace of the game. The whole thing looked amazing, and I was so happy with the voice acting and the music (Although I didn’t like how the "dramatic moment" music tended to go on and on way past the actual moment of note. Ugh, it’s not dramatic anymore, stop it).
I was strangely impressed with the hidden object areas, which were like the normal list-o-junk areas with one major exception: you still have access to your inventory. So, when there’s a vase in the area and it needs a rose, check your inventory; it might be in there. I really liked this little twist because it made me feel like the areas were a part of the game instead of just being a time pit. That bit of added continuity made me really happy.
I was also really happy I had our Surface: the Soaring City Walkthrough by my side throughout the game. I don’t like second guessing myself, so having our walkthrough guru giving me tips and hints when I needed them helped me relax and enjoy this amazing game. There was no getting stuck on a puzzle or missing an important item for me, not with this great walkthrough as a guide. I highly recommend giving Surface: the Soaring City a try (it’s amazing) and I equally suggest having our Surface: the Soaring City Walkthrough with you as you play because really, there’s no such thing as too much awesome.