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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: Utilise 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 customising 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: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 20, 2021
    100
    I was extremely impressed with Death’s Door from start to finish, and would absolutely implore you to check it out when it launches this week. Again, it’s just one of those games that was extremely hard to put down in order to write this review, and I’m already looking forward to going back and trying to suss out the additional secrets and puzzles I have yet to solve.
  2. Jul 20, 2021
    100
    While Death's Door borrows a lot of elements from many other games, it mashes them all together and refines them into its own thing. Not one single element feels undercooked and the result is a mysterious world you'll instantly be lost within. Outside of the odd frame dip in certain situations, we absolutely loved Death's Door. It's a game filled with surprises, nods, humour, and moves at such a pace we could barely put the controller down. Games this well-crafted don't come along very often, but when they do, they're something to celebrate. Death's Door deserves all the attention it will most likely get, and is a contender for one of 2021's best games.
  3. Jul 23, 2021
    90
    Though a short game, there has been so much thought put into Death’s Door. Even Crow’s smallest of movements are so cute and bird-like. I wish there was more because ten hours just isn’t enough! The humor is splendid, and the mysteries waiting to be uncovered are so tantalizing.
  4. Jul 21, 2021
    88
    Death’s Door is a masterclass in level design. The interwoven areas encourage and reward exploration, whilst the simple yet challenging combat makes confrontations a thrill. With an alluring art style, sorrowful soundtrack, Acid Nerve has managed to create one of the greatest indie titles of 2021.
  5. Jul 30, 2021
    80
    Happily, Death’s Door, the new action adventure game about a hard-working, soul-reaping crow is very much a love letter to the old Zelda games. Its mechanics are satisfying in a chip-off-the-old block way, its visuals are a delight and its story line is touched with assured, easygoing humor.
  6. Jul 20, 2021
    80
    An inventive isometric slasher, Death’s Door feels like all the best bits of Souls-like structure and none of the bad. Its Zelda-inspired combat and systems are firmly at the challenging end of the spectrum, but are also pretty addictive, and mix well with a bleak yet unique story.
  7. Jul 24, 2021
    74
    As a game reviewer, I assumed I was bad at games so how on earth did I find Death's Door to be an unchallenging and somewhat unsatisfying experience? Whatever the reason, it's still a good game and I enjoyed mercilessly slaughtering its unique bosses.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Jul 26, 2021
    10
    I was not expecting to like the game as much as I did. It's definitely a must buy.
  2. Jul 27, 2021
    10
    Este um jogo que tem uma mecânica de ataques e chefes diferenciado e uma história legal com vários chefes diferentes e muito legal.
  3. Jul 23, 2021
    10
    one of the best inovative games ever realy cool and fun all around the challenge is well worth it
  4. Aug 10, 2021
    9
    Beautiful game with really good looking settings, I sometimes get lost in it. My only complaint is the sound will sometimes just get reallyBeautiful game with really good looking settings, I sometimes get lost in it. My only complaint is the sound will sometimes just get really quiet for some reason in some cases, other than that, nothing really. They really put a lot of work into this, I'm really getting into top down games this year so this was welcome, worth the buy on xbox. Expand
  5. Mar 18, 2022
    8
    Excellent game with great puzzles and boss fights and fantastic music.
    Control of the character is better on PC.
    This game is definitely
    Excellent game with great puzzles and boss fights and fantastic music.
    Control of the character is better on PC.
    This game is definitely worth playing.
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  6. Jan 29, 2022
    8
    Slicing through enemies and bosses with a crow and a Sith-worthy red sword was a lot of fun. I finished the game after about 8 hours (longerSlicing through enemies and bosses with a crow and a Sith-worthy red sword was a lot of fun. I finished the game after about 8 hours (longer than I thought) and actually got through quite well.

    story

    Deaths Door is an action-adventure from the "bird" perspective. As a soul harvester, you have the task of collecting a wide variety of souls for an authority that is in an afterlife state and is intended to ensure order, and you encounter a wide variety of orders. It all starts very easy and increases over time from time to time. There are a few boss fights and also individual mid-bosses that give you the necessary souls to progress further and uncover the whole story about the Lord of the Doors as head of the authority and the soul authority itself. All this is nothing special in terms of story, but has its nice moments (e.g. when life and death are talked about as part of life) and was sufficient as a background.

    gameplay

    You start with a sword that looks like a lightsaber, bow and arrow. Gradually you unlock more and more skills and also have the opportunity to improve your skills or strength etc. by farming souls from opponents. There are several areas where you can learn new skills after the boss fight (e.g. bomb throwing). The areas are also structured in such a way that in some passages you only get there later, since backtracking through newly learned is part of the game.

    I sometimes had problems finding my way quickly without a map, but in the end I always found the way and was able to remember relatively well where I wanted to go again later. Combat-wise the game is classic attack, dodge and try to get as far as you can plant life seeds in a pot which then acts as a health recharge station.

    The boss fights themselves were actually relatively eazy but also visually cool. I especially liked the fight against the frog prince. I would have wished for more intermediate bosses here, which were relatively rare. But it was nice that you were sometimes rewarded with optional bosses for searching off the path or with shrine crystals, which e.g. can increase health. Unfortunately I only found 3/4 on my way. The backtracking was motivating overall and slicing through the individual opponents was always fun anyway. Here, too, more variance in the opponents would have been desirable (e.g. more different types of magicians). You could also implement more skills here in another game.
    The final boss fight was a bit tighter, but it was more because I messed up the chain function more than once.

    In addition to various abilities, you can also unlock weapons, which all looked cool and had their own playstyle.

    presentation

    The game is very pretty to look at, has great melodies in the background and overall feels absolutely smooth. A suitable atmosphere, a lot to discover in the areas and different worlds in terms of style. I have nothing to complain about here and didn't have any bugs, glitches or other graphic errors.

    Conclusion

    I had a lot of fun with Deaths Door and can only recommend it. The game is currently in Gamepass, which is how I played it. 8/10 crows.
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  7. Sep 17, 2021
    0
    one of the best inovative games ever realy cool and fun all around the challenge is well worth it

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