Owlboy (2016) Review

download (1)

Owlboy is an independent game created by D-Pad Studios, the game began development back in 2007 however it would not see a release until November of 2016 a full nine years later.

owlboy-story

 

You play the game as an owl called Otus who lives on an island in the sky, the islands of the earth have all floated into the atmosphere due to the unfortunate result of an event explained later on in the game, one day the floating islands are attacked by Pirates who are looking for three mysterious relics, its up to Otus and some friends he meets on his adventure to find the relics and stop the pirates from causing havoc.

DWaWWhzVwAEwDOhdownload

Owlboy is a 2D platformer at heart but it has a lot of different elements which help to make the game stand out amongst others of its kind, the main methods of attack are spider webs, fire and guns, Otus can only use these attacks by carrying his allies in his claws while flying, the gun weapon is best used for defeating enemies, the fire is handy for destroying plant life and the shotgun attack which comes with it is great for destroying tough barricades, finally the web attack is great for taking out flying enemies and it can also grapple onto some surfaces and items. Along side these attacks Otus can fly and spin into enemies to deal small amounts of damage.

Puzzles are also a large part of the game, the majority involve having to find switches to open doors or having to get from one area to another in a given amount of time, my favourite puzzle was when you had to squeeze the water out of clouds in order to bring items to the surface.

owlboyscreen

The Visuals are really great in this game, the graphics look gorgeous they have a basic 2d look and they remind me some what of the super nintendo however the visuals here are much better which is to be expected, the animations are smooth and the entire game plays with no lag or frame rate issues.

Owlboys Soundtrack is fantastic it was created by a gentleman called Jonathan Geer who has a very impressive history of creating soundtracks for smaller gaming projects, Owlboy isn’t one of my favourite soundtracks of all time but I would say its worth purchasing instead of just listening to it over youtube

owlboy

 

Owlboy is an amazing game however I do have one issue, as much fun as the game is its very short, I beat the game in around 9 hours which didnt impress me considering it costs around 20 pounds if it was just a little longer this wouldn’t have bothered me so much.

Even though it is a little bit short Owl Boy is one of the best indie games I have ever played and it is well worth the money regardless of its length, it has a great plot,beautiful graphics, a really nice soundtrack, lovable characters and even a little bit of replay value with collecting coins and buying everything in the shop, its a fantastic experience and I hope for a sequel in the near future 9.8/10

I hope you enjoyed this review Of Owl Boy for the PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

Want me to review a specific game/movie/product or do you have a general question you would like me to answer? if so please email me at ragglefragglereviews@gmail.com

 

Why the banana is the greatest fruit ever

Now I will agree that most people including myself would much prefer any kind of junk food over a piece of fruit  but wouldnt fruit be so much more fun if as well as being a nutritious it could also be a great source of entertainment. Guess what I have found a way to make fruit time fun well with bananas any way.

image

So how fun and creative can you be with bananas well your gonna have to use your imagination if you still got one

Banana gun

image

Wanna play cowboys and indians but you don’t got a toy gun, no worries just go in the kitchen and grab a banana it looks great and goes well with cheesy lines like “whats the matter feeling yellow” and “why not make like a banana and split”

Moustache

image

Ever feel like you just can’t grow that manly moustache you have always wanted, maybe your too young or maybe you just can’t grow facial hair if so fear no more bananas have got you covered with the unique banana moustache, I asure you none of your friends have this, so get a banana moustache today. Available in almost all fruit bowls

Banana phone

image

Will your parents not allow you to have a mobile phone or grant you access to the landline. Why not just go grab a banana and pretend to call you friends, your imaginary boyfriend/girlfriend or your nan. Actually I wouldnt apparently talking to a banana is a sign of insanity

Shoes

image

Need new shoes but you can’t afford to buy a pair, why not slip your feet into some custom made banana shoes , they may feel all squishy at first but you will get used to them besides surely all that mushed banana will be good for your feet I hear their good for warts, blisters and scabs.

Eat

image

Once all your fun is over, its time to eat your delightful fruity snack, some like to pretend to strip the banana, some like to eat theirs with other fruits, pancakes or ice cream, me I like to devour mine like an angry werewolf

After you are done eating the banana maybe use the peel as a new hat

image

Actually on second thoughts don’t

I hope you enjoyed this raggle fraggle blog
This blog was written by Dan (Padawan)