Owlboy
Icon - Calendar Released: 1 Nov 2016 Icon - Edited Reviewed: 22 Jul 2018

Mixed feelings here. Positives - music is excellent & it's pretty. If you played some of the story based games from the SNES era then this is familiar. The dialogue is good; the penguin creatures actually made me laugh. The story is ok up until the last hour where it gets stupid and takes a nosedive. Negatives: The controls aren't great. Taking certain actions can be clunky, especially during boss fights. When you get hit you get knocked back and lose control for about 4 seconds. Bosses don't wait, so often if you get hit once it's game over. Ignore the Metroidvania tag; it doesn't live up to that term at all & backtracking with new abilities is minimal. A decent game, but a bit overrated.

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