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  • Summary: Reaping souls of the dead and punching a clock might get monotonous but it's honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death - where creatures grow far past their expiry and overflow withReaping souls of the dead and punching a clock might get monotonous but it's honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death - where creatures grow far past their expiry and overflow with greed and power.

    Talon Sharp Combat: Utilize melee weapons, arrows and magic to overcome a fantastic array of beasts and demigods. Mistakes are punished and victory is rewarded. Gain an edge by customizing your character stats and mastering the abilities and upgrades you obtain.

    A Beautifully Bleak World: Venture beyond the Doors and explore a land full of twisted inhabitants and countless secrets, bringing hope to the weird and wonderful characters you'll meet along the way.

    A Dark Mystery to Unravel: Track down and defeat colossal tyrants with stories and motivations of their own. Experience a somber yet darkly comedic tale, uncovering the truths behind the flow of souls, the role of the Crows and the origin of the Doors.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Nov 30, 2021
    100
    Death’s Door is a fun and unique action-adventure game with appealing scenery and music. You can pick it up and play on the go, and although the controls require skill, it’s easy to master.
  2. Nov 23, 2021
    90
    With a moody map just begging to be explored, satisfying secrets in every corner, and some immensely rewarding combat that pushes you to your limits; Death’s Door is a sublime action game wrapped in an amazing well realised world.
  3. Nov 23, 2021
    90
    Death’s Door is a modern classic, utilizing old gameplay ideas in a new setting to make for a short and sweet experience you won’t want to miss. The snappy combat, rewarding exploration, and relaxing music will stick with you once you've finished, and while it may not have anything 'new' to offer, Death’s Door is so high quality that you’ll hardly have time to think about it's lack of innovation. We’d give this one a very high recommendation, especially to any fans of Zelda or Soulslike games — Acid Nerve has crafted an experience that’s absolutely worth your time and money.
  4. Nov 30, 2021
    90
    Death’s Door is one of those nice combinations of a superb presentation and strong gameplay. The game could coast well enough on either of those points, but it hits them both and is excellent as a result. There’s nothing overly deep about the gameplay mechanics, and its brand of action is going to be familiar to most. The most impressive bits are the bosses, which require strong pattern recognition and good reflexes. The gorgeous sights and sounds along the way add tremendously to its atmosphere, doing their part to keep the player pulled into this unusual, compelling world. Action-RPG fans will certainly want to give this a go.
  5. Nov 29, 2021
    82
    Clever, original, and beautifully presented, Death's Door is a solid Zelda-like indy title...but not without its faults.
  6. 80
    Death's Door is a delightful action-adventure indie. It has a lot of heart, great combat, and fantastic exploration, though its difficulty and lack of a map can be off-putting.
  7. Nov 23, 2021
    80
    Death's Door makes its way to Nintendo's portable console with a solid and competent port.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 26, 2021
    10
    Amazing! Beautiful and really fun! One of the best games I ever played. The bosses are great, the enemies are also great and you will love allAmazing! Beautiful and really fun! One of the best games I ever played. The bosses are great, the enemies are also great and you will love all the characters. This is a game you should play. I finish the game (is a good challenge but nothing frustrating) and I will finish all the post game stuff. Really really great game! I saw comments about the controls but I enjoy them, very responsive and an amazing combat system, you have magic and melee weapons. The dungeons are well created also, you will find shortcuts, some puzzles, group fights, mini boss fights, boss fights and secrets. As a Dark Souls and Zelda fan, this game exceed my expectations, again is one of my favorites this year. Expand
  2. Nov 27, 2021
    10
    I played it on steam and now also on the Switch. I absolutely adored this game, it has such a unique style and the music is absoluetelyI played it on steam and now also on the Switch. I absolutely adored this game, it has such a unique style and the music is absoluetely amazing. I can fully recommend this game to anyone who likes games like Zelda (the old ones), Hollow Knight or simply has a preference for indie games. For me definitely a gem! Expand
  3. Dec 2, 2021
    10
    Just simply AMAZING!! The bosses are pretty worked and optimized and the history is my favorite thing of this game.
  4. Nov 29, 2021
    9
    So far this game is pretty sweet, cool graphics, awesome sound track, can be difficult but nothing you won't eventually get, I'd say it'sSo far this game is pretty sweet, cool graphics, awesome sound track, can be difficult but nothing you won't eventually get, I'd say it's worth the 20$ Expand
  5. Dec 3, 2021
    9
    I am really enjoying this game. Mix of puzzle, exploring and action. The challenge is fair and the game is a pleasure to play.
  6. Nov 24, 2021
    2
    Love Soulsborne and Zelda but this ain't it. Going to try to keep it brief. The controls aren't tight. The dodging feels inconsistent in termsLove Soulsborne and Zelda but this ain't it. Going to try to keep it brief. The controls aren't tight. The dodging feels inconsistent in terms of input response. The level design is looping (like Souls games you open gates to earlier areas, etc.) but feels really repetitive, you don't get that 'aha!' feeling when it loops back. Next, enemies all feel the same and uninteresting. You see a lot of the same enemies and a lot of times you're just dodging and running into the next area. The bosses are passable and probably the most decent part part of the gameplay but not enough to carry the whole game.
    Lastly, the music is good, probably the best part, has nice Hollow Night style calm and sad ambiance. Too be honest I don't know how this game has so many positive reviews. This game is mid at best, boring Zelda/Souls imitiation at worst. Just wanted to post my review because I'm seeing some glowing reviews from some big review platforms and as a fan of these type of games, these excellent reviews are just not that accurate for this game.
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