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Cathedral

Rating Summary

Based on 8 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

63%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchFeb 18, 2021
PCOct 31, 2019

Developer: Decemberborn Interactive

Publishers: Decemberborn Interactive, Elden Pixels

Genres: Action, Platformer

Wake up in a world with no recollection of how you got there. A world full of secrets, hidden rooms, dungeons and towns; Cathedral features a vast world, meant for exploring! Control a nameless protagonist from a different world and team up with the spirit known as Soul and set out to demolish the demi-god known only as Ardur. AN ACTION ADVENTURE GAME READY TO CHALLENGE YOU! - Just like the days of the past, this is not a game that will hold your hand. Set out adventuring to dungeons where enemies roam every corner and treacherous bosses guard every treasure. A WORLD MEANT FOR EXPLORING - A massive hand-crafted world filled to the brim with exciting new areas, upgrades, collectibles and many secrets to be found. Use the handy in-game map so you’ll always find your way forward. JUST LIKE THE GOOD OLD DAYS - Cathedral is an homage to games of the past, built using modern technology. With a retro aesthetics color palette, sound capabilities and a chipping’ good soundtrack it’ll take you on a beautiful pixelated journey.

Cathedral Critic Reviews

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Cathedral is a pretty good Metroidvania-style game that can be difficult at times, though that tends to come with the genre.  That said though, the game looks great and for fifteen dollars, I'd say its definitely worth picking up.  As for me, I'll definitely be taking another trip through the game down the road.

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Cathedral is a well-made and enjoyable action-platformer that's sure to please fans of the genre, as it showcases lots of strong level design, tough difficulty, and plenty of rewarding secrets. Even so, there's a sense that something is missing here to take the experience a step higher, as it's the epitome of 'just' another entry in an already crowded genre. All the same, we'd give Cathedral a recommendation to anybody who enjoyed Shovel Knight (or its many imitators) and is looking for something to hit that same appeal. Cathedral very likely won't be your favourite action-platformer, but it's got more than enough going for it to be worth your time and money.

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If you've ever enjoyed a Metroidvania before, then you'll probably enjoy Cathedral. The fewer of the genre that you've played the better, however, as the lack of original creativity will wash over you easier with less experience and fewer points of comparison among Cathedral's peers. Otherwise, it's a perfectly competent example of the genre. It's just a pity that the Metroidvania genre, in particular, is so over-saturated that we just didn't need more of it.

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Cathedral is a fine Metroid-like in terms of level design, but I just can't shake the feeling that it doesn't hit the balance between exploration and combat-the latter so often gets in the way of simply enjoying the former. If you're a big fan of the genre and are itching for a fresh take, Cathedral is a fine choice that, for the most part, gets it right. Just expect to get tired of fighting your way through every room.

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