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Metascore
59

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  • Summary: A 3D pixel art adventure that challenges your religion and your platforming skills. It's a game about survival, reincarnation, and karma; all set in a unique 3D pixelized world.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Mar 2, 2015
    90
    This is a game that’s meant to be both played and savored, and anyone looking to try something that combines familiar gameplay elements with a very tranquil tone should give it a shot.
  2. Apr 8, 2015
    74
    Take simple, Pitfall-like platforming (minus the rope swinging), mix in a hint of Sword & Sworcery’s art style, and then you have an overreaching X-meets-Y makeup of The Deer God. I feel like its motivations are far better than half-hearted; creatively and intentionally. But The Deer God keeps asking me to return to a life I find less and less interesting with each reincarnation.
  3. Feb 27, 2015
    70
    The Deer God can be a very absorbing experience. I found myself just running along the landscape exploring the world, and testing my powers on the creatures around me. It’s not a tough game to master and it isn’t long either once you have the basics in hand.
  4. Feb 27, 2015
    60
    I really do feel that there are some great ideas and potential here, though. I enjoyed running around the beautifully serene landscapes as a majestic deer, so if that's all you really expect from The Deer God, then you'll likely get some enjoyment out of it.
  5. Mar 11, 2015
    60
    Its disparate parts don’t align toward the same end: the karma system doesn’t mean anything here , just like the pixel art doesn’t mean anything, and the roguelike bits don’t mean anything.
  6. Mar 5, 2015
    55
    The Deer God has some wonderful ideas and attention-grabbing presentation, but it's mechanically underdeveloped and repetitive.
  7. Apr 28, 2015
    30
    I’m afraid that whilst The Deer God was boasted as “a breathtaking 3d pixel art game that will challenge your religion and your platforming skills”, the only thing that it really challenged was my patience. It did look pretty nice though.

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