Death's Door - Xbox One & Xbox Series S|X, PC - releases July 20th

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#1 lamprey263
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It's an Xbox console exclusive for now releasing for both Xbox One and Xbox Series S|X, as well as PC, and unfortunately not part of the Game Pass line-up (yet) but will be releasing at a modest price of $19.99, and it's 15% ($3) off right now for Xbox pre-orders for next few days. It releases July 20th. It's a Devolver Digital release, that's an indie publisher that continues to resonate more for me with each of their games I play.

As for Death's Door, looks to be an isometric Zelda-like adventure where the player takes on the role of a sword wielding crow who ventures out to capture the souls of the dead. The devs said it is not a rogue-like and that the game is a hand crafted adventure, and promises to have challenging and responsive combat.

Also, an article here on GameSpot seems to have some insights into what to expect:

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-melancholic-atmosphere-of-deaths-door-is-my-favorite-part-of-the-game-so-far/1100-6493684/

Here they stress the game is really good at crafting its atmosphere and maintaining it as the game progresses. It also says it's not a rogue-like nor a souls-like, and will have a checkpoint progression system. Seems they wanted an adventure people can enjoy and progress through steadily.

Well, I am excited to try this. Will anybody else be giving this a shot? Since I don't spend much on games anymore thanks to Game Pass I will go ahead pay for this one. Hopefully I can finish it before The Ascent hits Game Pass.

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#2 ZeroTheHero
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Facloneer was also an xbox console exclusive we saw how that turned out these never last for xbox sony holds theirs till the end.

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#3 Sushiglutton  Online
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Never head of it, but like everything about it 😁! This is pretty much what I want from a game. And praise the sun its structure is inspired by Zelda! Was worried as I watched the video he would drop the ’R’-word 😬. But no, this is brilliant!

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@zerothehero said:

Facloneer was also an xbox console exclusive we saw how that turned out these never last for xbox sony holds theirs till the end.

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@Sushiglutton said:

Never head of it, but like everything about it 😁! This is pretty much what I want from a game. And praise the sun its structure is inspired by Zelda! Was worried as I watched the video he would drop the ’R’-word 😬. But no, this is brilliant!

Funny how just looking at a game can give you that impression these days, not that I hate the genre entirely but it's such a mixed bag with rogue-likes it's nice to know that's not in the equation.

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#6 Robbie23
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Not the biggest fan of isometric camera angles in games.

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#7 DaVillain-  Moderator
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Better yet, don't go knocking on Death's Door lol. All jest aside, as far as Indie game goes, Death's Door wasn't the highlight for me during this past E3 2021, only Replaced got my full attention as the next Indie big thing. If Death's Door was indeed part of GP, I would've given it a try. For a MS game, I'm surprised its not on GP.

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#8 Djoffer123
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Looks good, a bit worried how it will control with m/k! But if no issues is reported I’ll probably pick it up

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#9 x_hedon
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@zerothehero said:

Facloneer was also an xbox console exclusive we saw how that turned out these never last for xbox sony holds theirs till the end.

Sadly, Sony doesn't hold them any more :(

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#10 lamprey263
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Watched a couple hands on, one likened it to 50/50 A Link To The Past and Dark Souls, this one though is a good one to watch to show the menus, items, gameplay, yeah seems very A Link To The Past, seems very accessible in control, management, skill leveling progression, and avoids being grindy:

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Indies. Skip

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#12  Edited By clone01
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not my cup of tea, but hope it does well.

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#13 DaVillain-  Moderator
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@sakaixx said:

Indies. Skip

Still, a game is a game ya'know. Come on sakaiXx, don't look at Indie games as a second-rate of the gaming world.

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looked decent.. would try if it was in Game Pass..

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#15  Edited By lamprey263
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Eagerly waiting for reviews to drop, looks like this one accidentally got published early, from Thumb Culture, gave it their Platinum Thumb Award. I hope I have more to share before I have to go to bed.

https://www.thumbculture.co.uk/deaths-door-review/amp

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@lamprey263 said:

Eagerly waiting for reviews to drop, looks like this one accidentally got published early, from Thumb Culture, gave it their Platinum Thumb Award. I hope I have more to share before I have to go to bed.

https://www.thumbculture.co.uk/deaths-door-review/amp

and now the page can not be found ... looks like they realized their mistake

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#17 Pedro
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I already have it ready for pre-order.

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#18 lamprey263
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@regnaston: I can view a cached page if I do a Google search for "death's door xbox review" and view the cached page but can't post a working link to it

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@lamprey263 said:

@regnaston: I can view a cached page if I do a Google search for "death's door xbox review" and view the cached page but can't post a working link to it

https://web.archive.org/web/20210718131651/https://www.thumbculture.co.uk/deaths-door-review

that link will take a while to load, but it will come up

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#20  Edited By Kadin_Kai
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Hmm…I like this sort of game, but I do not play games as non-humans…I guess I’m discriminating against pigeons….call me a poultricist…

The Ascent looks far better than this.

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@robbie23 said:

Not the biggest fan of isometric camera angles in games.

Same here. It's kept me from playing the supposed "best" games in the genre. But Iso games tend to be a turnoff

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It's not in Game Pass so I'm not jumping in right away. I'll be checking out Cris Tales today if I don't like it I might give it a chance.

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Looks dope.

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Been looking forward to it since I saw it at E3. Looks really cool.

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#25 SecretPolice
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If it hits GP I'll give it a go.

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#26 BassMan
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It looks like a great game. I hope it does well.

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#27 lamprey263
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Saw GameSpot gave it an 8/10, nice. A Zelda clone did better than the latest Zelda re-release did.

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#28 Pedro
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Even though I already bought the game I am still playing Blue Fire 😥

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#29 MysticalDonut
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Never heard of it until literally today and it releases today, so can't be that good lol

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#30 SecretPolice
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@mysticaldonut said:

Never heard of it until literally today and it releases today, so can't be that good lol

GS just scored it 8/10. Is that not good enough for ya? lol :P

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#31 Antwan3K
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@lamprey263: 9/10 on IGN also.. 👍🏽

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#32 lamprey263
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@Antwan3K: great, sitting at 87 on MetaCritic right now with 22 reviews (PC only reviews in at the moment)

Can't wait to get home and play.

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#33 x_hedon
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Xbox Series X reviews also at 87

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#34 BassMan
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Played a few hours on PC today. Solid game so far. I look forward to unlocking more abilities.