Deaths Door Review (Xbox Series S)

For this Deaths Door Review, we start reaping souls of the dead and punching a clock that might get monotonous but it’s honest work for a Crow. The job gets lively when your assigned soul is stolen and you must track down a desperate thief to a realm untouched by death – where creatures grow far past their expiry.

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Deaths Door Review Pros:

  • Gorgeous graphics.
  • 3GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Action-adventure gameplay.
  • Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
  • Isometric perspective.
  • Beautiful in-game cutscenes.
  • Seeds – plant these in designated pots to get health back.
  • Hack and slash combat with a ranged weapon and a dodge button.
  • Big boss encounters.
  • Your story is to defeat 3 powerful bosses and take their souls so that you may live on and not die an untimely death due to an incomplete contract.
  • You play as a Reaper.
  • Puzzle elements.
  • The World you can explore is huge and multi-layered, as you explore you find shortcuts to make it easier to navigate.
  • The hall of doors is your main hub. As you find new areas, doors will appear here for quick access. You also come here to spend souls on leveling up and getting lore.
  • Has a Zelda-like charm to it.
  • Souls drop from enemies and you cash these in at the HQ to improve your stats.

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Deaths Door Review Cons:

  • No map.
  • Checkpoints are very far apart.
  • You don’t get help with navigation.
  • Slow to build up souls and upgrade stats.
  • Combat is fine but has little variation.

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Deaths Door:

Official website.

Developer: Acid Nerve

Publisher: Devolver Digital Games

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Steam

Epic Games Store

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GOG

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.8/10

Summary

Deaths Door is a beast of a game. It has a way of making you feel like you are playing a Zelda game but adds in the boss difficulty of Dark Souls. Either way, its visuals are so striking and worlds so intriguing that no matter your stance, the game is an absolute joy to explore and play. It did take me an hour or so to get comfortable with it all as the combat is very hack and slashy, puzzle elements are thrown in and the boss fights as mentioned are crazy hard. Coming from the guys of Titan Souls, you immediately feel that as they have taken what they learned from there and refined it and made it more smoother and enjoyable than before. Deaths Door may take some time to get used to but it is worth every anger I ducting minute of boss fights as the payoff is next level but the world, the story, and the characters keep you hooked long after you mastered the combat. A stunning little game.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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