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.
Gorgeous adventure ten years in the making sets the bar sky-high
From its robust art to its meaningful character progression, we fail to remember a game that has ever delivered a package of goods so beautiful and complete as Owlboy has done.
If Shovel Knight was the best game that late-era NES never had, Owlboy is the best game that late-era Super NES never had.
Owlboy is a masterpiece. Plain and simple.
Owlboy is a solid title that's filled with a vast, beautiful world and characters you'll come to love. Make no mistake, this game is worth your time.
Owlboy is stellar game that well-deserves a spot on your console. The vibrant, detailed world, interesting characters, interactive gameplay, and soundtrack makes Owlboy not just one of the best indie games but one of the best platformers.
Owlboy revisits a golden age of gaming, with a deep and moving story that incorporates some of the best characters and ideas in a long time.
Owlboy is a breathtaking masterclass in platforming adventure. If you're even the slightest fan of platforming games, you owe it to yourself to add Owlboy to your collection.
While Owlboy may have small sections that cause numerous restarts, those portions are buried underneath the overwhelming amount of great moments found within. Nearly everything about Owlboy is well-crafted. From the graphics, the soundwork, the characters and their inter-relationships, the changing state of the world, the gameplay, and the title’s ability to introduce and drop mechanics in a dynamically-paced way, Owlboy is a perfectly executed composition of story and gameplay.
Owlboy is a phenomenal adventure that succeeds in telling a captivating story with interesting characters and enjoyable gameplay. You should give it a try.
Owlboy is an awesome game with an amazing soundtrack, classic feel, and relatable characters.
Characters within the story are vastly different from each other and feel like they have there own motivations, personalities, and goals. Nothing is 2 dimensional in this 2D world. And it’s really refreshing to experience a game like this. I would go so far as to say it could be a teaching aid for people developing games and stories in the future.
Although the game has been under construction for nine years, the quality of the final product shows that the creators have spent all their effort and obsession to create a memorable game during this time, and the result is a work whose impact remains in the gamer's mind for a long time.
Review in Persian | Read full review
When it all comes down to it, Owlboy is a phenomenal game filled so much heart and charm that it’s amazing how D-Pad Studio managed to deliver so much for a game that was in development for almost a decade.
Owlboy is everything you’d traditionally expect of 2D puzzle-platformer and beyond.
Owlboy shines thanks to surprisingly varied, Metroidvania-style gameplay and a charming cast of unlikely heroes whose bittersweet journey is among the best I’ve experienced in recent years. Its remarkably detailed pixel art makes every scene more breathtaking than the last, but it’s the relationships between characters in both story and gameplay that makes Owlboy something truly special.
One of the greatest indie game of the last few years has arrived to consoles. A great Metroidvania with awesome art and pretty good game mechanics. A very intense story with all types of incredible moments.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
D-Pad Studio's Owlboy is everything you love about the indie game industry: a pixel-art visual masterpiece that is supported by a solid story, gameplay and amazing soundtrack. It's available on Nintendo Switch and PC, and you should definitely get it, with no regrets.