Death’s Door, Outer Wilds and Baldo are indie games to watch | Games

Independent games are the best way to experiment with mechanics and storylines that stray from the manly standards of big-budget titles. the challenger Death’s Door, the enigmatic Outer Wilds and beautiful Baldo: The Guardian Owls these are three indie games that are well worth knowing — in the following lines, I’ll tell you how these titles enchanted me, and how they can conquer you too.


Death’s Door, Outer Wilds and Baldo: The Guardian Owls (Image: Disclosure/Digital Return, Annapurna Interactive and Naps Team)

Death’s Door it’s challenging in the right measure

Death’s Door it’s one of the most amazing independent games I’ve ever tried. Developed by Acid Nerve and published by Devolver Digital, the action game brings combat that requires quick reflexes and an arsenal with several different weapons and spells to defeat enemies.

Death's Door (Image: Disclosure/Return Digital)

Death’s Door (Image: Disclosure/Return Digital)

For those who like challenges, Death’s Door is an excellent request. Even difficult, the matches are balanced and fair. There were rare moments when I felt frustrated for having died – on the contrary, with each defeated boss, I felt as if I had been rewarded for that fight. There are also the dungeons, where you can release new equipment to vary your strategies even more.

In the plot, you take on the role of a crow whose duty it is to retrieve a soul that would be sent to the underworld. In the graphics part, I was delighted with the art direction, which created a beautiful world, with breathtaking landscapes. Death’s Door is available for PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, with menus and subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese.

Outer Wilds brings exploration without violence in space

Outer Wilds (Image: Press Release/Annapurna Interactive)

Outer Wilds (Image: Press Release/Annapurna Interactive)

if you haven’t played Outer Wilds, I recommend doing this now. Last Thursday (30), Annapurna Interactive unveiled the expansion Echoes of the Eye as extra content for Mobius Digital’s sci-fi adventure game. The launch was scheduled for September 28th.

In Outer Wilds, you take on the role of a recruit in a new space program whose mission is to find answers to the mysteries of the universe in the confines of an unknown solar system. Without resorting to violent combat mechanics, the game focuses on exploring planets to find traces of an ancient alien civilization.

Fear of the unknown dominates me when playing Outer Wilds. Even without violence, the game speeds up your heart by trapping you in 22-minute time loops, which always restart after a star explodes. After each loop, some events and locations change, creating unique interactions with each exploration. Outer Wilds is on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Bucket is a beautiful mix between Zelda and Studio Ghibli

Baldo: The Guardian Owls (Image: Disclosure/Naps Team)

Baldo: The Guardian Owls (Image: Disclosure/Naps Team)

If Studio Ghibli teamed up with Nintendo to create a new one The Legend of Zelda, the result would look like Baldo: The Guardian Owls. In production for 15 years by Italian developer Naps Team, the adventure RPG promises action combat and many complex dungeons with puzzles to solve.

In the game, players will assume the role of Baldo, a young adventurer whose future will be decided by an ancient prophecy. During the journey to change his destiny, the protagonist will meet other peculiar characters, face stronger and stronger enemies and find treasures with powerful equipment.

With cartoon-style graphics, surreal creatures and vibrantly colored scenarios, the title is one of my biggest bets for this year and has everything to be among the best games of 2021. Baldo: The Guardian Owls arrives August 27 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch.

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