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About this game
Developer: D-Pad Studio
Content Rating: Everyone10+
Explore a vibrantly crafted pixel world in this flying adventure platformer. Being a mute, Otus struggles living up to the expectations of owl-hood. Things spiral from bad to worse with the sudden appearance of sky pirates. What follows is a journey through monster infested ruins, with unexpected encounters, and burdens no-one should have to bear.
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All told, 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 a must-play platformer for fans of the genre and of gaming’s history in general. It’s also a truly wonderful revelation on the PS4, feeling right at home on the console in a way that made me briefly forget at times that the game was a port. Come for the charming art or the offer of some quick hits of nostalgia, but stay for the sublime storytelling and fluid gameplay.
The game’s out this week digitally on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and there’s physical releases coming on May 29. But whatever format you play it on Owlboy is one of the most emotionally rich video games of recent years, as well as one of the best examples of pixel art to ever to take flight on consoles.