SynopsisExplore 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.
Owlboy is a wonderful adventure that hits the right notes. Dropping in at the sweet spot of ten hours this game delivers on almost everything it sets up. The mechanics feel fantastic, the bosses are genuinely fun to take down, and the characters are wonderfully fleshed out. This is one game that borrows from other genres and does it right. It is hard to stand out in a sea of me-too games, but Owlboy manages to do it in spades.
So, praising done, do I recommend Owlboy for purchase? Of course! I don’t like to use the word ‘masterful’ a lot as I feel it should be saved for significant occasions, but this is definitely one of those occasions. Heck, this is the second time I’ve used it in this review. With that in mind, if you do pick up Owlboy in the near future, you won’t be upset with the results. There is real love put into this title, and it really shows.