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  • Summary: Owlboy is a vertical platform adventure set in the sky, where the islands of the world have been spread apart after a great calamity. You play as Otus, among the last of the Owls, a renowned race that has produced many of the world's great wonders
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 95
    Owlboy is a breathtaking masterclass in platforming adventure. If you're even the slightest fan of platforming games, you owe it to yourself to add Owlboy to your collection.
  2. Feb 15, 2018
    90
    Owlboy is a fantastic adventure with enjoyable gameplay.
  3. Apr 8, 2018
    90
    Owlboy is a delightful game full to bursting with character. Otus’ bittersweet tale is engrossing, the supporting cast is consistently charming, and there’s an admirable level of polish across the board. From its stunning visuals and soundtrack to its fun, responsive gameplay, Owlboy is rock solid from top to bottom. It took them 10 years, but D-Pad Studio has created one of the best 2D adventure titles in recent memory.
  4. May 1, 2018
    90
    Owlboy is a wonderful adventure in a dreamlike world. The games includes a lot of different mechanics that make impossible to classify it in a specific genre. The pixel art graphical style is just as amazing as the soundtrack. This game is unmissable for any player that wants to live an unforgettable adventure.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 21, 2018
    90
    Gripping and entertaining, with an identity all of its own, this is easily one of the best indie adventures you can get. Otus and chums will get you hooked. We're not tawny on the verdict on this one. [June 2018, p.82]
  6. Apr 18, 2018
    85
    It's been a long time coming but Owlboy has finally landed on PlayStation 4 and we are more than glad it did. The music is phenomenal. Gameplay is varied and entertaining and the boss fights especially never cease to amaze and surprise. Towards the end of the game the challenge does become a bit too steep occasionally but don't let that stop you from playing this game because Owlboy is worth every minute of your precious time.
  7. Apr 27, 2018
    75
    Owlboy is one of the most unique 2D indie games that I've ever played. Even though it can be frustrating and tedious at times, what's here is still a memorable and delightful adventure that genre fans should definitely check out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Dec 4, 2021
    10
    Despite being a silent protagonist, Otus and his companions manage to build a narrative rife with emotion and intrigue in Owlboy. A longDespite being a silent protagonist, Otus and his companions manage to build a narrative rife with emotion and intrigue in Owlboy. A long development cycle is reflected in the impeccable art and storytelling that compels you to continue your journey at each turn. Narratives like self-doubt, survivors guilt and finding purpose are all explored expertly while side characters like the shop-keep provide some truly laugh out loud moments. Not content to just rely on storytelling Owlboy also manages some fantastic traversal and combat that truly makes exploring the world a joy. Fantastically clever boss battles and dungeons push you to learn new skills with your companions while not being overly punishing. My only slight critique would be the lack of times juggling party members was necessary. The few times this did occur it was a delight to master how a particular problem would be best addressed by switching between characters on the fly (no pun intended). Old mechanics are rarely reused across dungeons which does rob you of some of those nice moments that come from building upon and mastering skills specific to puzzles and tasks you have previously completed throughout the game. Owlboy should absolutely not be missed and should you venture to Vellie donning Owlboy’s signature shawl do say hello to the adorable penguin siblings at the shop for us! Expand
  2. May 4, 2018
    9
    I love this game so much, it's hard for me to explain. Part of it is pure nostalgia, sure, but although Owlboy looks like an "old" game, itI love this game so much, it's hard for me to explain. Part of it is pure nostalgia, sure, but although Owlboy looks like an "old" game, it sure as hell plays as a modern one.

    There is just so much stuff packed in this brief game. The 10 hours give (challenging) platforming, (sometimes challenging) boss fights, haunting soundtrack, great characters and a story that mixes mystery and charm, with a dash of sweet sadness. All that covered by a gorgeous pixel art and a gameplay mechanic that is part Zelda, part Metroidvania.

    I don't want to spoil anything, it would not be fair to other players - and especially to the developers, who took almost 10 years to make this game. Owlboy should be played, discovered, felt. it will give you all sorts of reactions; confusion, frustration, surprise, delight, wonderment.

    By the end of it, I was still trying to wrap my mind around the story and a weird feeling inside me; because I loved Owlboy. But... it also broke my heart. So, with a smile and a tear in my eye I said goodbye to this little indie gem that hopefully more and more people will get to know and love.
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  3. May 3, 2018
    8
    A beautiful, cheerful and cheerful game featuring a fantastic gameplay with a smooth gameplay, the game is based on an excellent narrative style.
  4. May 31, 2018
    6
    Vastly overrated !!! It's kind of "cute" but very slow and with a boring story, heavy humor and the maniability can really gets on your nervesVastly overrated !!! It's kind of "cute" but very slow and with a boring story, heavy humor and the maniability can really gets on your nerves !!! 6 is enough for me. Expand
  5. May 24, 2018
    5
    the story is boring and there is no map in the game neither a teleport mechanic making you wasting time trying to find the right way to gothe story is boring and there is no map in the game neither a teleport mechanic making you wasting time trying to find the right way to go instead of playing. exellent visuals and music btw Expand
  6. Mar 30, 2020
    4
    El juego comienza muy bien, pero cada fallo de diseño te acompañará por todo el juego, la "libertad" que te da el juego para elegir que caminoEl juego comienza muy bien, pero cada fallo de diseño te acompañará por todo el juego, la "libertad" que te da el juego para elegir que camino tomar termina siendo su maldición, si no lo juegas de una corrida no sabrás a dónde y terminas entrando a zonas que ya exploraste haciéndote perder el tiempo. Y para terminas este juego está muy inflado, no es ni la mitad de lo bueno que dicen Expand
  7. Aug 24, 2018
    0
    Oh no. Another "9/10" Undertale. When will this end, good lord? When will this end...

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