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|OT| Death's Door |OT|

kostasfil

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I' m around 10 hours in the game, searching a lot and liking everything, in such degree that i wish it has a new game + when i finish it (which shouldn't take me long). Only ommission i find, is the lack of a map. Because you have to remeber all the routes, otherwise you do a lot of backtracking.
Game of the year for me!
Best money spended in 2021.
 
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Ceramic Manor is cool. I'm a sucker for the aesthetic.

The gameplay is like a somewhat more complex Link's Awakening, for better or worse. I'm not in love with it, but it's serviceable. I need to experience more of the weapons. The knives are a nice change from the sword. Shooting arrows is simply fun.
 
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Game is good. Scratched the action adventure itch a little, but definitely needs more fleshed out combat. It's serviceable and does the job. A map is needed for this game. That's the biggest issue with the game.
 
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This is the only game I've cared to play to 100% completion in all my years gaming and I loved everything about it. What really made the game stand out for me is the writing. It's not a story heavy game by any means, but what's there gives you so much personality without being heavy handed. It's refreshing to see.

Tip for item hoarders: Don't do it- plant all the seeds you find in every pot as you go. I was worried I might run out and drops would be scarce but there's a seed for every pot.
 

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Any tips for Betty?

Going back around looking for the secrets and souls to power up.
 
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Rubberwald

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Any tips for Betty?

Going back around looking for the secrets and souls to power up.
Patience is your friend. Dodge when it leaps at you, approach and hit one or two times and dodge again. Once in a while she rolls at you, three times in a row - don’t bother attacking her, just avoid her. Later on you will get a snowball shower, but it is telegraphed by a shadow on the ground. That is pretty much it.
 

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Finished after almost 13 hours with a good number of secrets, all the weapons and almost all the ability upgrade, but no secret finale.

The game is a good 7\8 depends on how much you like the genre, my biggest problem was the very weak progression, you barely feel more powerfull and the weapons are very similar.

Not every location was in the same quality tier as the first area with the witch.

The game is also pretty much a cakewalk if you are familiar with action games, last boss was cool tho.

i liked more ender lilies tbh.
 
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GymWolf

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Enjoying the atmosphere. Studio Ghibli vibes with a little dash of Hyper Light Drifter mechanics. Making slow, steady progress chipping away at the game.
Yeah that's a very similar game except for the puzzle solving, but i enjoyed HLD more, the challenge was fairly higher and the progression much more meaningfull.

Atmosphere is ace in both.
 
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docmindbender

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Yeah that's a very similar game except for the puzzle solving, but i enjoyed HLD more, the challenge was fairly higher and the progression much more meaningfull.

Atmosphere is ace in both.

For sure. I adore Hyper Light it sits pretty high on my list of recent favorites. Deaths Door not quite there for me but it's got its own charm for sure.
 
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For sure. I adore Hyper Light it sits pretty high on my list of recent favorites. Deaths Door not quite there for me but it's got its own charm for sure.
If you like 2d metroidvania, try ender lilies.

Do you have any advice for games of similar genre? (metroidvania and what the hell HLD genre is...)

I love me some isometric view.
 
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docmindbender

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If you like 2d metroidvania, try ender lilies.

Do you have any advice for games of similar genre? (metroidvania and what the hell HLD genre is...)

I love me some isometric view.

Ill check out Ender Lilies, i remember not being totally turned on by the art style. But will take another look.

Oh man dont ask me, ill quote almost any isometric game. Isometric is absolutely my jam. Usually more on the crpg/rpg side.

On the more action leaning side I had a lot of fun with Darksiders Genesis, could be worth a look. Still need to finish that.
 

reksveks

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Patience is your friend. Dodge when it leaps at you, approach and hit one or two times and dodge again. Once in a while she rolls at you, three times in a row - don’t bother attacking her, just avoid her. Later on you will get a snowball shower, but it is telegraphed by a shadow on the ground. That is pretty much it.
Got past her as soon as I got the extra health bar, didn't need it though in the end.
 

GymWolf

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Ill check out Ender Lilies, i remember not being totally turned on by the art style. But will take another look.

Oh man dont ask me, ill quote almost any isometric game. Isometric is absolutely my jam. Usually more on the crpg/rpg side.

On the more action leaning side I had a lot of fun with Darksiders Genesis, could be worth a look. Still need to finish that.
Already finished that one :lollipop_grinning_sweat:

I guess you are gonna be there for the ascent day one...
 

docmindbender

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Already finished that one :lollipop_grinning_sweat:

I guess you are gonna be there for the ascent day one...

You betcha, have a friend who is uber psyched for this one. I might wait for impressions to roll in but it's totally on my radar.

edit Below is another one to check out maybe if you haven't already*
 
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Tangerine

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Just 100%ed Death's Door the other day, no Google help.
Found the real ending and secret end boss.
All secrets, powerups, weapons and collectibles. Game file says 100%

20 hours it took.

I would need to play through the game again with just umbrella as weapon to get the last 100 achievement points. Oh and I missed my chance to get the lil creatures who follow you around and infest the commission headquarters, to follow me through the metal detector there. So I'd need a new file to get that achievement too. So almost got 900/1000 achievement points.

One of my favourite games of all time. 9.5/10 I'd give it. Honestly. The atmosphere, music, the lore, the graphics, the secrets, the boss battles.

Anyone else who got the real ending notice the inspiration they took from full metal alchemist? The eye of truth. The soul bonding to a piece of armour? Nice!
 
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Just 100%ed Death's Door the other day, no Google help. Found the real ending and secret end boss. All secrets, powerups, weapons and collectibles. Game file says 100%

20 hours it took.

I would need to play through the game again with just umbrella as weapon to get the last 100 achievement points. Oh and I missed my chance to get the lil creatures who follow you around and infest the commission headquarters, to follow me through the metal detector there. So I'd need a new file to get that too. So almost got 900/1000 achievement points.

One of my favourite games of all time. 9.5/10 I'd give it. Honestly. The atmosphere, music, the lore, the graphics, the secrets, the boss battles.

Anyone else who got the real ending notice the inspiration they took from full metal alchemist? The eye of truth. The soul bonding to a piece of armour? Nice!
I agree but might want to spoiler tag the stuff about the true ending. Some haven't seen it yet!
 
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Just 100%ed Death's Door the other day, no Google help. Found the real ending and secret end boss. All secrets, powerups, weapons and collectibles. Game file says 100%

20 hours it took.

I would need to play through the game again with just umbrella as weapon to get the last 100 achievement points. Oh and I missed my chance to get the lil creatures who follow you around and infest the commission headquarters, to follow me through the metal detector there. So I'd need a new file to get that too. So almost got 900/1000 achievement points.

One of my favourite games of all time. 9.5/10 I'd give it. Honestly. The atmosphere, music, the lore, the graphics, the secrets, the boss battles.

I know the full ending ties to
Titan Souls, their previous game which I've never heard of till Death's Door. I hope DD was successful enough where they'd consider remaking Titan Souls as an DLC for Death's Door.
 
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Tangerine

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I know the full ending ties to
Titan Souls, their previous game which I've never heard of till Death's Door. I hope DD was successful enough where they'd consider remaking Titan Souls as an DLC for Death's Door.
Interesting. I didn't think to look for their past work, but I should do since I liked Death's Door so much.

If you can be bothered, edit my quote from your post. I changed my original post to add spolier tags, as suggested by DarkMage. Thanks!
 
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Just finished. It's very Zelda-esque. Level design is fantastic. I felt like a kid again finding secrets and solving puzzles to unlock keys and new paths forward. Boss design is great as well, just hard enough that you have to learn the patterns to succeed. And the music ties it together creating a wonderful experience with a perfect length (for me) of about 10 hrs.
 
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Roufianos

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I ain't big on the indie scene but I'm loving this so far.

Crazy how much shit makes it on to GP but this didn't though. MS should reevaluate where they splash the cash.