Is Owlboy Worth the Hefty Price for an Indie Platformer?

Weighing the pros and cons of a 9-year wait’s product.

One of the most anticipated games of the year, Owlboy, released a week ago -- gaining overwhelmingly positive reviews by both gamers and critics alike. However, the indie adventure has left people with one large question in mind: is it worth the $25 price tag?

The game costs about $10 more than the average indie pixel platformer. Some consider this to be a bit too high for the product they bought, while many others believe it’s fair enough for the experience.

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Most people will notice the impressively high level of detail put into the visuals and animation, bringing characters to life and creating a Zelda-like atmosphere in its setting. These are definitely some of Owlboy’s stronger points, as the game’s most notable praise centers around the art.

I can see where these reviews are coming from -- the game is gorgeous to look at and combined with the orchestrated soundtrack, makes for an enjoyable experience of flying through and exploring a world in the clouds.

Some others will notice that it's a short game with a combat system and dungeon puzzles that are not necessarily difficult to beat. It should be noted that these weren’t really the focus: the art and the world were.

Overall, if you’re looking for a game with visually appealing aesthetics and a heartfelt story, Owlboy is worth the price. If gameplay and play time are a factor, I’d still recommend it for those same reasons -- but say it's best to wait for a sale.

Games Owlboy Genres Adventure Platforms PCMacLinux Tags worth it? 
Published Nov. 8th 2016

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