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Phoenotopia: Awakening

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

71%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchAug 20, 2020

Developer: Cape Cosmic

Publisher: Cape Cosmic

Genres: Action, Platformer, RPG

Join Gail, a simple villager, who must heed the call for adventure when a great star ship appears in the night sky and abducts all the adults. As the new oldest member of her fragmented community, she must set out to solve this great mystery. Little does she know of the grand adventure before her, the evil lurking in the shadows, and the role she would play in the fight for Earth’s very existence! Features: - A narrative-driven single player adventure filled with charming characters, vibrant towns, and dangerous dungeons. - Over 10 different weapons & tools with which to combat enemies and solve puzzles. Fly with rocket boots! Blast with bombs! Play the flute! - Fight against over 50 different enemy types and 12 boss encounters. - A world brimming with secrets! Find 33 Energy Gems, 55 Heart Pieces and 111 Moonstones. - An achievement system, with 33 badges to earn, for players seeking extra challenge and replayability. - Over 60 original songs ranging from mellow piano and orchestra to raging synth/metal rockers and bagpipes! - A main campaign length estimated at 25 hours of playtime. 50 hours for completionists. Solve the great mystery of the Phoenix!

Phoenotopia: Awakening Critic Reviews

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Destructoid

Adzuken
8 / 10.0
Destructoid

Nonetheless, I found myself largely enamored with Phoenotopia Awakening. Its often humorous and sometimes sentimental dialogue got through to me, and its challenging but tight platforming action really appealed. I'm a little bit weary from my trek through its expansive campaign, but I'm satisfied all the same. It's an aesthetically pleasing, unforgivingly mean, but an altogether lovingly assembled experience.

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Lots of care has gone into the creation of this game, and it shows with the gorgeous graphics and atmospheric soundtrack. It's a game that feels vast, and a slow burn experience for the patient gamer. It's possible that its difficulty will take some time to get used to, but it's worth persevering with this truly rewarding and excellent game. Phoenotopia: Awakening is a thoughtful, coherent game which, if you click with it, doesn't lose a step. A marvellous surprise.

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There's quite a bit about Phoenotopia Awakening that comes across as enjoyable.

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Impulsegamer

Boouya
4.1 / 5.0
Impulsegamer

Overall Phoenotopia is a very beautiful looking game that does well at hiding its punishing difficulty, whilst people who are looking for a Zelda 2 style game may be attracted to this title, the more causal amongst us will find it very difficult to enjoy the later aspects of the game where in truth the game gets easier.

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