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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: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  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. 90
    A superbly crafted 2D adventure that is a near perfect blend of new and old influences, in terms of both gameplay and the stunning visuals and music.
  5. 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.
  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: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. May 3, 2018
    9
    A beautiful, cheerful and cheerful game featuring a fantastic gameplay with a smooth gameplay, the game is based on an excellent narrative style.
  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. Apr 24, 2018
    8
    Story: 7
    Graphics: 9
    Sounds: 9 Gameplay: 8 Final: 8,25 Owlboy is a Metroidvania with aesthetic Zelda: Skyward Sword. The story is cool,
    Story: 7
    Graphics: 9
    Sounds: 9
    Gameplay: 8
    Final: 8,25

    Owlboy is a Metroidvania with aesthetic Zelda: Skyward Sword. The story is cool, the graphics are beautiful, as are the sounds and the soundtrack, with easy and intelligent gameplay. It is a highly recommended game for any Pixel-Art games fan.
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  4. Apr 18, 2018
    3
    I did not enjoy this game. I found the controls frustrating and the story tedious. I would not recommend it.