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Owlboy on the Switch
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Well Owl be darned. This game is finally out on a Nintendo platform and it's really good. You could almost say it's a hoot.


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Posted: 02/15/18, 01:03:19  - Edited by 
 on: 02/15/18, 01:10:13
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I boughted. Still haven't tried it yet.

Been waiting for this game since the fucking Wii days. It's been forever.

Dat art style.
Posted: 02/15/18, 01:35:38
I'm like maybe 2 hours in and wow... this game is really freaking good. I know it's called a platformer in some places but you can fly so it's more like... a Kirby type platformer? Except I never got into Kirby games at all and this feels amazing?

Just feels very interesting and varied with a lot of cool mechanics so far.

I also like that even though there is obviously some serious shit going on, it keeps a sort of light-hearted adventure feel to it. It's a flying platformer but it almost has like an old school RPG feel to the style and music and story and such.
Posted: 07/16/18, 06:58:03  - Edited by 
 on: 07/16/18, 07:57:39
This game is pretty impressive! Nice art, fantastic music, good characterization, a real attention to detail, and a fresh take on puzzles and world traversal. The unbounded nature of the character's movement abilities and the sense of verticality and scale give Owlboy a very novel feel.

And it feels so damned epic for a 2D game!

At the start of the game, I was feeling the presentation much more than the actual gameplay, but, as Otus' abilities have increased, it has really grown on me.

My main gripes are the tedious combat and the somewhat stiff controls. (I think that the movement is digital.) Flying should feel a lot more fun. And... bird-like. They should have studied Chasing Aurora!

Other than that, though, I've been enjoying it quite a bit. Nice pacing so far, too.
Posted: 09/18/18, 04:48:30  - Edited by 
 on: 09/18/18, 15:13:08
My lady friend absolutely loved this game; she literally cried for 4 hours after she beat it.
Posted: 09/18/18, 05:08:28
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What an endorsement!
Posted: 09/18/18, 15:12:31
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