Since the last generation, the independent developer has been making every effort to impress us with experiences that are memorable as a result of its beautiful artistic orientation or the experience of the entertaining game away from the amazing graphics and huge budgets, but the success that some of these games were able to achieve led to the explosion of their numbers in the video game market, which has become full of independent developer experiences. Many of which do not live up to the required level and it has become difficult to find those truly unique games. Our game for today is the action and RPG game Death’s Door, which we saw as one of the promising experiences that was issued silently and we are now presenting its review after we had the opportunity to play it.
The story puts you in the role of a crow that performs the work of all crows, that is, collecting souls whose time has come to leave and bring them to the spirit treasury. Monsters have lived for a very long time, which leads to the swelling and corruption of those souls. The story basically justifies the events but brings us a comic character full of strange characters, which gives more value to them. The game’s direction is very beautiful and comes with a cartoonish character, in which a group of truly beautiful worlds, diverse in their colors and details, are presented. To make the experience more aesthetic, a beautiful set of charming melodies are presented.
The game system is very simple and is limited to a button for quick attacks and a button for a strong attack with the ability to roll to avoid opponents’ attacks. We have two buttons that are used to perform magical attacks and the game is characterized by a quick and accurate response, the game experience depends on reading the opponent’s attacks to avoid them and doing your own attack and here we find that the game has found the required balance Between the fun and the challenge, the difficulty escalates slowly and continuously during the experience with the introduction of new types of enemies that require different timing and strategy in the attack, and as we mentioned, the response is fast and accurate, which results in a smooth experience and do not forget the magical abilities that you will gain over time, each of which adds an additional depth to the combat experience and provides you with more options in dealing with enemies.
The design of the game world is distinctive and built in a genius way. The environments are like layers that are placed on top of each other and connected in a smart way. At the beginning of each area, you will find a door that allows you to return to the office of the hunters of spirits to develop the capabilities of your character using the collected souls. This door also plays the role of a save point that you will return to in In the event of death, during your wandering you will find some seeds that can be placed in a special container that produces a flower that you will use to recharge your life meter in case you find yourself in trouble and not to force you to go through the same areas again and again in the event of death. Conservation is your ultimate goal in the area.
The game offers many puzzles and entertaining obstacles that bring us various ideas that take advantage of your new magical abilities and the nature of the area you are exploring without those puzzles reaching a boring level of difficulty or repetition. The various ways that exist and collect the souls in it or search for crystals that will raise your life or magic counter. The game also offers several weapons that you will collect. These weapons are usually placed in front of your eyes, but behind an obstacle that will require you to find a way to bypass it as There are a set of secrets specially developed for lovers of exploration and collecting, and the game’s use of a fixed camera with an isometric perspective has been used to hide some secrets in innovative ways.
All boss encounters present their own and diverse ideas, which makes you excited for the next confrontation. What we liked about Death’s Door is the absence of our feeling of imbalance during the entire experience, which is rare with genre games, the game faces two flaws in our view, the first of which is the lack of real value to develop your character, you do not feel There is a difference in their strength or speed, and the only thing that makes you feel different about your strength is the use of stronger weapons and nothing more. The second flaw, which we found the most important, is the absence of the map from a complex experience in this way. If you like to wander in an area and explore it, you may find yourself unable to remember the way back.
Finishing the experiment at 85% took 8 and a half hours and it could take an extra two or three hours to find all the secrets and pass some side challenges and it’s an excellent lifetime for an experience that sells for $19.99, Death’s Door is one of the unique silent experiences, an experiment that found the gold standard To balance between difficulty and fun, and presented us with a funny adventure full of exciting challenges and secrets hidden in smart ways that prompted us to explore and search in every corner and behind every wall, it is an experience that we recommend to all adventure game lovers.
This game was reviewed by a PC version that we purchased after the game was released in the market.