The Deer God Review: Stimulating In An Annoying way


You will find striking pixel art, and then there’s the world of The Deer God, a temperamental, multifaceted, and stunningly covered journey through nature that’s profoundly swayed by internal micro level games. The Deer God is available for PC and Mac, Wii U, and Xbox One versions in development. While the game is aspiring and vividly stunning, it agonizes from monotonous fight and the drawbacks of merging task-based gameplay with technical generation, making The Deer God regularly slip from exciting to infuriating.

A product of Crescent Moon Games, The Deer God starts you out as a hunter, but that doesn’t last long. Imagine if Bambi was all about karma—your hunter kills a deer and is forced to take its place in nature to gain an appreciation for the life they stole. As the deer, you progress through the seasons, helping humans and animals solve problems while avoiding predators and traveling through a variety of landscapes including snowy mountains, deserts, and lush jungles.

The message of The Deer God is blatant, right from the beginning this is a game about cherishing life and nature, so it does feel respectful when you come to the end and find yourself facing a choice about rebirth.

There is an ethical bar that tracks your “worthy” actions versus your “immoral” ones and the way it impacts your character is bit unsatisfactory. It penalises you for killing naive animals, raising hesitations about why it is okay to kill some and not kill some of them.

While the story may not be really good, but the gameplay is really great. Here one mistake can get you forever stuck, it means if you fall in an inescapable pit you be prepared to watch your deer starve to death. That is very brutal.

There’s also the vital issue of the missions. While your deer plans convert their negative actions, it is asked to perform tasks to help other people and animals. The pursuits are easy. All you need to do is look for something or unravel a riddle, but the real tasks is in finding them!

However you will still love this game, as it is an amazing game with spectacular pixel art that creates a world vibrant and intricate than your average game. The effects are brilliant, perfectly capturing the seasonal changes and temperaments of different times of day. If love pixel art, The Deer God is worth playing just for the visuals. Even the music is good and complements the game.

The game is not free from glitches, it’s point-blank exasperating as at times you are unable to escape from some hurdle, but there are some positives too. The Deer God‘s art and music are stunning and appeasing, portraying a remarkable picture of the natural world. If the game-play was as good as the art it would be an amazing game but, as it is, The Deer God is a stimulating but eventually exasperating than motivating game.

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by techtalks @TechTalks October 8, 2015 12:35 PM UTC


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