No Place for Bravery Reviews

No Place for Bravery is ranked in the 28th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10.0
Oct 4, 2022

No Place for Bravery-an action/adventure RPG from Ysbryd Games and Glitch Factory-does have some issues; the retro graphics aren't the best, and they still produce some frame rate problems. The intriguing (mature) story and interesting environments, however, result in a good title worth checking out.

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Unscored
Sep 21, 2022

But in the end, all there is to remember about No Place for Bravery is the red from all his murderous encounters — the bloodletting Thorn has committed from brutalizing his foes, the insurmountable pain of his cheap, repetitive deaths, and the immense frustration of never seeing the game reach its fullest potential.

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6 / 10
Sep 29, 2022

No Place For Bravery has some real strong points and I really enjoyed the story in particular, but they're counterbalanced by weaker elements within the combat that meant I wasn't really excited by the whole package. It's a decent effort that will kill a few hours, but not much more than that.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2022

An action-RPG with brawling and brutal soul, but also weighed down by a few too many edges concerning the general cleanliness of the code.

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83 / 100
Sep 21, 2022

No Place For Brave is an incredible top-down adventure that tells a touching story about the lengths one will go for family. Its weighty combat is challenging but fair which makes each battle a thrill. Although I did encounter the occasional bug which stifled the pace, this didn’t hinder what was a wonderful and touching experience.

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4 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2022

Allowing it to weather or crumble under your second guesses is part of the process, but what remains after all that is probably something true and real. That is the care of being a critic. Even detestable homage deserves that respect.

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9 / 10
Sep 29, 2022

A fantasy adventure with tough-but-fair combat, a well crafted story and a punchy pixel art aesthetic, No Place For Bravery is the next ‘must play’ game in the 2D/dungeon-crawler renaissance. While it’s still not perfect, the game is much more stable now that it has received a patch and despite a few spotty frame rates, this is an easy title to recommend.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2022

No Place for Bravery takes a serious and mature look at the hopes and fears of a father searching for his missing daughter. Every aspect of the game competently fits together to create a gripping story, as well as presenting a richly detailed and very interesting mythology. Despite occasional bugs and inaccuracy in the platform sections, this game is highly recommended for those looking for a moving story and challenging combat.

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Unscored
Sep 21, 2022

No Place for Bravery tells a fantastic story about glory and family. Although the gameplay falters at some points and the performance is subpar on Switch, the narrative supports the experience as a whole in a surprising game from Glitch Studio.

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85 / 100
Sep 22, 2022
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4 / 5.0
Sep 21, 2022

No Place for Bravery is another stellar soulslike for genre fans to add to their library on the Switch. By taking the best elements from Sekiro and translating those into a fast-paced, isometric ARPG with deep world-building and compelling narrative hooks, No Place for Bravery does more than enough to provide a title that stands out amidst a sea of samey competition.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2022

No Place for Bravery tries to carve its own place in a flood of Souls-like titles hitting the market to some success. Its excellent, yet tragic, story continues to resonate strongly with me and some of its set pieces were truly captivating. The combat was serviceable with a decent amount of enemy variety and always demanded my attention. However, the game was let down by its bland pixel graphics and technical hiccups.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2022

horn’s quest to save Leaf is exceptionally well-written, and the world of Dewr is one of the more enjoyable video game worlds I’ve explored in some time. Despite some minor quibbles with the combat and some of the world-building, No Place for Bravery is still an excellent game that players looking for a challenge are sure to enjoy.

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Sep 21, 2022

No Place for Bravery surprised me in many ways. When I first started, I was ready for a gory festival of combat with a good story to go along with it. What I got was a beautiful, dark narrative that pushed me to reach the end credits far more than the promise of combat would have. The things I loved most are things I can’t talk about in this review for fear of spoiling the experience - No Place for Bravery feels fantastic to play, and Glitch Factory has created a story that will stick with me for years.

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Mixed
Sep 21, 2022

Ultimately though, No Place for Bravery is so heavily indebted to its influences that it never carves out a real identity of its own. A game that should lean heavily on its combat, and on telling its story, instead becomes bogged down with frustrating traps and repeatedly going over the same ground. The reliance on opaque systems and too many written lore extracts also detracts from the accomplished visuals and sound. In a market increasingly crowded with games drawing from the same well, it isn’t clear that there is a place for No Place for Bravery.

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75 / 100
Sep 21, 2022

No Place for Bravery is an interesting piece of goldsmithing that has been given a twist that is not new, but here it has the merit of seeming so at least. Under an umbrella of beautiful 2D art, in the form of an action adventure, we have nothing less than a sort of Sekiro. A soul-like game that goes further by appealing to direct combat and the lack of accessories, such as character level upgrades, weapons, magic... so that the calculated and precise fight is the most vital. All stuffed into a story of fantasy, epic, decadence and fatherhood. A lot of ambition of course, which is not always up to par. Rhythm and uneven situations, some problems in that combination of demanding combat and skill, in its 'action-RPG' proposal, without the RPG. But still worth it for more than just enjoying its hard-working graphics and sound.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Sep 21, 2022

The current Switch build of No Place for Bravery is so buried under technical problems that you should stay far away. But if and when the problems are fixed? I wasn’t able to see the end of No Place for Bravery, making it difficult to fully evaluate. It certainly has some good pieces: great art, a strong concept, and satisfying combat. Maybe that’s enough for it to be worth a shot. Still, from what I did see, it’s hard not to feel that with a bit more thought and care No Place for Bravery could have been a much better game than it is.

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