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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.

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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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Even though Cathedral may not be the most original, it is undoubtedly an example of a game that understands the genre well. Fans looking for a straightforward and challenging experience will absolutely love what Cathedral has to offer, whereas those who are looking for something more unique may not find what they want. Whether you enjoy the tried-and-true nostalgic experience or not, Cathedral’s non-linear world is filled with hidden areas, shortcuts, and treasure chests that will give players hours of happy exploration.

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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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Cathedral is a welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch library. It was a lot of fun solving the puzzles and finding my way around the cathedral and surrounding areas.

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