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Owlboy - Nintendo Switch

Model: 9011940SKU: 6204004

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 152 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun

    Posted
    NerdyJay
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    I decided to purchase this game after listening to a review that states that this game is like a Super Nintendo game. Once I heard Super Nintendo, I knew I had to purchase it because I am Super Nintendo fan boy. Is this game like a side-scroller from the Super Nintendo. Yes and no. The game looks beautiful, like a SNES game, and there are elements from a SNES side-scroller; but it also has its rpg elements, which makes the game slow. At times, I rather just play than read the text. However, for the actual game play, it is an enjoyable game; but be warned, there is a learning curve for the controls.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Worthy Addition to the Switch Collection

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    shimmy
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    The game itself is excellent, with fun metroid-vania like progression and exploration, as well as an engaging story and beautifully rendered art style. The physical version itself seems a bit lacking (it's just the cover and the game cart) when compared to Nicalis games (usually include full manuals and other 'goodies'), but otherwise it's a worthy indie darling that feels most appropriate to have on the Switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun retro title

    Posted
    decoyd
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    An extremely charming game with interesting new take on classic gameplay, humorous and unique characters, and well developed game world. It can be slow at the start but evolves into a competent platformer. It shows that its an indie developed game and is a little awkward on the joy-con. Easy to pick up and put down in portable mod since it saves room to room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful game, but a little overrated

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    ZForce
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    Owlboy has absolutely gorgeous graphics and a stellar soundtrack with some endearing characters. However, the gameplay is a little more of a mixed bag with long stretches of repetitive tasks and finicky controls that never quite "clicked". Worth it if you love older style pixel games, but certainly not perfect!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A charming Metroidvania

    Posted
    nprime2000
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    Charming pixel aesthetic and an interesting gameplay mechanic in which Owlboy moves and your companion attacks. I would have liked to see more done with the packaging - the inside is just white with legal information! Other than that, the game looks and plays great on the Switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another classic indie!

    Posted
    Gamer4good96
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    This game is great and definitely worth a purchase. Tight controls and compelling gameplay. Beautiful visuals and unique battles but can get slightly buggy and repetitive at some points so that's why I can't give a full 5 at this moment. If you have the cash, go for the limited edition because it's awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Hoot of a Review

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    Xbox1xFanboy
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    Beautiful 16-bit graphics, great use of music and sound and an engaging story. What else can I say that has not already been said about this awesome game. If you're a fan of side-scrolling platformers, I highly recommend you check this little gem out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful pixel art

    Posted
    Kain
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    This game has fantastic pixel art and great writing, but I was not a fan of the gameplay. I do like Metroidvania games, but this one relies a lot on flying and the combat is more like a twin stick shooter. Still, the game is gorgeous so its worth playing anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game that is entertaining

    Posted
    Bunz
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    I picked this up on sale and with my gamer’s club discount and it was totally worth it. Immersive story and entertaining game play. Would not buy it at regular price, but worth it if you can get it on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love this game

    Posted
    Batfez
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    I purchase games a lot and I usually lose interest very quickly. This game however is a lot of fun, and kept me playing until I finished it. I look forward to playing this game over and over on my switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun platformer

    Posted
    Awesome
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    Interesting concept with unique movement and abilities that resemble platform era games like Mario and metroidvania style games like Hollow Knight and Steamworld Dig. Very cool

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Game

    Posted
    Bobby
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    This is a unique platformer with a super cool art style and a good story. The controls feel a little clunky at times, but they don’t hinder the experience too much. Overall, it’s a really good game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game

    Posted
    Travis
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    I had been waiting for the physical release of this because of all the hype around it and it has not disappointed. I love the art, the story, the gameplay and especially the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Retro Style game

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    DeuceGamer
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    Amazing pixel art graphics that look absolutely stunning. Gameplay is decent and overall recommend picking it up for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun game

    Posted
    Superalejandro
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    It’s a really fun game with a good story. The combat is a little wierd because the main character doesn’t have any type of attacks only his friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pixel Art

    Posted
    amirosein
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    Its score on Open Critic is 88 based on 60 scored reviews and 63 reviews total. I got it at a very good price, and I have liked playing it so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun but short

    Posted
    Heavyleadbones
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    This game is fun and looks good but is really short. Your basic 2d sidescroller with cool flying mechanic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun adventure game

    Posted
    drewsiph
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    Still working through it, but the game has a certain charm and a fun setting. Definitely an amazing display of pixel art.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic 2D Game

    Posted
    kevfox
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    Purchased this game on a whim and I glad I did. Definitely has a little bit of a Metroidvania feel to it and the sprites look amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fun experience

    Posted
    Joeb
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    A great 2D platformer for people looking for an old school experience. The flying mechanic makes this game pretty unique too.

    I would recommend this to a friend