Owlboy was released today and we now have almost every review from credible websites and sources like IGN, Eurogamer, Rock, Paper, Shotgun and more. See what they have to say about this awesome game!
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Developer / Publisher: D-pad Studio
Platforms: Windows PC
Owlboy is a special game. Almost a decade in the making has certainly allowed for a rarely seen amount of polish and effort in an industry brimming with day-one patches and rushed deadlines. I’m at a loss when trying to think of critiques, honestly. I can’t even say that I wish there was more of it because what is here is just so damn satisfying from start to finish, and I wouldn’t want to ruin that.
The Jimquisition: 9.0/10.0
Owlboy may have a few annoying navigational hangups, but none are enough to counter the overwhelming magic of the adventure at hand. Beautiful in both a visual and aural sense, littered with lovely characters, and home to a number of jawdropping combat encounters, Owlboy is a game almost ten years in the making that doesn’t show a trace of development hell.
D-Pad made a game to be proud of, and it’s one I have no problem recommending.
Owlboy was an incredible experience in every sense. Visually and audibly, it was a masterpiece. The characters were lovable, especially the protagonist, Otus. The story was compelling, and each new chapter gave something new and challenging to the players. D-Pad Studio clearly put a lot of love into this game and it paid off immensely.
Metro GameCentral: 9/10
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.
Kill Screen: 84/100
Or maybe this isn’t the right language for Owlboy. There are no depths in two dimensions—only degrees of altitude, currents of resistance, vectors of descent and lines of transcendence or transascendence. These compose the true vocabulary of the game, and its truest joy. You can master this vocabulary without being able to speak a word. All you need is a computer, a bit of imagination, and two working hands.
Vandal Online: 8/10
Owlboy is what you’re waiting for. If you’ve been following this project, the outcome won’t disappoint you, and if you haven’t, you can discover a beautiful game full of retro feelings.
IGN Sweden: 9/10
Owlboy is one of this year’s biggest surprises. It’s a fantastic game, with beautiful graphics and amazing music.
This lovely looking, great sounding platformer has a surprisingly deep and engaging narrative. It is well crafted to the point of surely being one of this year’s finest.
At its heart, Owlboy is a throwback and reimagining of a genre gone by, yet it feels like a game you might’ve already played – one you’re returning to with fond memories. That’s no coincidence, and it speaks volumes of what D-Pad Studios has achieved. Owlboy is a modern day retro classic.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Recommended
What a treat. And a surprisingly deep one, with compelling moments you’ll want to talk about. It’s a pleasure to control, it has impeccable difficulty balancing to keep you moving forward while always feeling like you’re being skillful, and all in the prettiest of pretty pixel graphics. Triumphant.