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  • Summary: On the desolate moon of Lorian, a long-dormant Deadsuit awakens from slumber. Journey beneath the surface on an atmospheric 2D adventure of self-discovery, ancient mysteries, and cosmic terror. Explore winding caverns and acquire new abilities to unearth this alien world’s long-buried secrets.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Oct 31, 2022
    100
    Ghost Song is the perfect mix of Metroid and Hollow Knight, creating a gorgeous-looking game full of exploration, a great story, and a creepy atmosphere. If you like Metroidvania-style games, make sure you check out this title!
  2. Nov 1, 2022
    95
    Ghost Song is a fantastic game that blends Metroid and Dark Souls to create an experience that’s tense, touching and tough to put down.
  3. Nov 8, 2022
    95
    In a year of great releases, Ghost Song stands apart as one of the best. It was a fantastic adventure from start to finish. If you have played and enjoyed Metroid Dread and are looking for something to tie you over as you wait for Silk Song, Ghost Song will take you on a journey that will amaze and surprise you.
  4. Nov 1, 2022
    82
    Ghost Song doesn’t try to reinvent the Metroidvania genre, but neither does it clutter it up with extra mechanics for the sake of complexity. It’s approachable but challenging. What it lacks in originality is made up for by attractive art, good level design and overall, addictive fun.
  5. 80
    Ghost Song is a love letter to metroidvania genre with a huge map, so big that even the portion that can be immediately visited could almost represent a complete game. The game features an excellent graphic design, albeit with improvable animations, and an interesting story to follow despite starting with a little delay. The soulslike component makes things as hard as expected, and while it might annoy players who don't like repeating the same section again and again, it's part of the game. Definitely recommended for those who love exploration, too bad for the limited support for keyboard / mouse combo.
  6. Oct 31, 2022
    80
    Ghost Song is a very enjoyable addition to the Metroidvania subgenre. It maybe lacks a little bit of originality to help it stand out from its contemporaries in a rather crowded market, but the game does provide a very enjoyable experience. With an atmosphere and story that are haunting and interesting to explore, there are plenty of reasons to delve into the dangerous world of Ghost Song.
  7. Nov 9, 2022
    49
    After a promising opening, Ghost Song collapses under the weight of its ill-conceived mechanics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. Nov 5, 2022
    10
    I've waited for this game for a long time and it's everything I hoped it would be. The writing and dialogue are so well done that I foundI've waited for this game for a long time and it's everything I hoped it would be. The writing and dialogue are so well done that I found myself very emotional and connecting to the characters in ways I wasn't expecting. Everything feels very human and like something that would actually be said, that coupled with the Art, music and the environments all comes together to give you an amazingly immersive experience you won't want to put down. Combat is fun and engaging, while also giving you the flexibility to play how you like whether you want to just blast things from afar or send a mini slime army to destroy your enemies there's. If you enjoy metroidvanias or just want to experience something new and fresh to the gaming scene I highly recommend Ghost Song Expand
  2. Nov 5, 2022
    10
    An incredible journey with stellar voice acting and some of the best writing I have ever seen. All the characters were easy to connect to andAn incredible journey with stellar voice acting and some of the best writing I have ever seen. All the characters were easy to connect to and made me want to find out more about the world and what happened to them.
    Also, the art style is stunning! Whoever put all the time and effort into every little detail must be one of the most talented people I've ever seen.
    AND THE MUSIC. I love to listen to it even when I'm not playing. Then I found out there's a lo-fi remix available?!? This has gotta be one of the best games I've ever experienced, if not the best metroidvanias.
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  3. Nov 5, 2022
    10
    Ghost Song is a incredibly clever Metroidvania and offers a subtly fresh take on the genre. The writing is certainly stand-out for an indieGhost Song is a incredibly clever Metroidvania and offers a subtly fresh take on the genre. The writing is certainly stand-out for an indie title. The various characters you encounter feel very human and entice you to seek out more encounters across the map to understand more lore and subtle personal relationships. Music is also fantastic and art design is stellar! The world itself feels alive and at times the ground even feels like it's breathing itself. Solid 10-15 hour first play through and with a killer NG+ that I'm still struggling on beating. Expand
  4. Nov 13, 2022
    8
    Overall happy with purchase. Love exploring the world, very atmospheric. With some cool boss fights that were fun and challenging. GameplayOverall happy with purchase. Love exploring the world, very atmospheric. With some cool boss fights that were fun and challenging. Gameplay was diverse, similar to charm system in hollow knight. Only downside was fast travel disabled and had to backtrack when MINOR SPOILER bringing back ship parts. Luckily doesn’t take too long to do it. I say give it a go if you a fan of metroidvanias. Expand
  5. Nov 22, 2022
    7
    很像银河战士的作品,地图也非常大,怪物种类虽然少了一些,但也可以了。难度有些大,需要肝,否则有点硬核,游戏关卡不是很好打。总体上讲不错,画风上来说我其实不是很喜欢,不过也不是不可以接受,看人吧。设计上肯定还是有不足的,但也算不错的游戏了。很像银河战士的作品,地图也非常大,怪物种类虽然少了一些,但也可以了。难度有些大,需要肝,否则有点硬核,游戏关卡不是很好打。总体上讲不错,画风上来说我其实不是很喜欢,不过也不是不可以接受,看人吧。设计上肯定还是有不足的,但也算不错的游戏了。
  6. Nov 24, 2022
    5
    I was enjoying this game at first, but it gets gradually worse as you go along. The main objective is to find five ship parts and take themI was enjoying this game at first, but it gets gradually worse as you go along. The main objective is to find five ship parts and take them back to the ship. The issue is that you can’t fast travel during this time, and there are these horribly annoying robot enemies that appear during the first section that just made it more frustrating than challenging.

    I would say that’s the game’s main issue: it’s idea of a good challenge is simply to annoy the player. So many boss fights include random enemies thrown at you, and the game’s kinda clunky controls make managing all these threats a chore. The hit boxes are also totally off. I shot a missile at a tiny enemy, and it somehow went under his stubby little legs. Meanwhile I fought an boss who carried around a giant blunt weapon it had to drag on the ground, and if you land on the weapon, it damages you somehow? Just so many amateur design choices. The art direction is beautiful, and some of the writing is entertaining, but beyond that, the game itself is just too flawed to recommend. It was made by one dude, apparently, so I hope for this guy’s next project, he just works on the artwork and hires people who know what they’re doing for the game design.
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  7. Nov 5, 2022
    0
    (6/10)
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    only worth 15 dollar ======== - 7-10 hours long. -disappointment final boss and ending. -meh gameplay and story. -good
    (6/10)
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    only worth 15 dollar
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    - 7-10 hours long.
    -disappointment final boss and ending.
    -meh gameplay and story.
    -good atmosphere and music.
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