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Video GameBaldo: The Guardian Owls Review
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Posted: 13 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Baldo: The Guardian Owls is an adventure into a magical world. As you explore the overworld and solve the intricately puzzling dungeons you discover new towns, fight ferocious foes, locate hidden temples, and collect magical objects and weapons.

In a Zelda-style story, you play a pure-heart child who must battle the no-heart rising again from the underworld. You do this by investigating the world and its inhabitants. You collect money to purchase clothes and weapons that help you on your way.

It's a mix of cartoon visuals and classic adventure questing. You pick up quests from the different characters you meet between diving into the dungeons where the real challenge is found. But as well as the seriously puzzling dungeons there is plenty of humour -- inspired by Monkey Island (with even a guest appearance of someone you might recognise from that game).

There are a lot of different ways to play the game, which lead to different paths forward. Rather than linear progression you need to test and push at the world to see where advancement is possible and where you don't have enough skill or equipment yet.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/08/2021, updated in 2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iPhone, iPad

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Open World, Puzzle and Role-Play

Developer: Baldos Tale (@BaldosTale)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 50 hours and 60 hours to complete. You could play for over 100 hours to find everything.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 because it features mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to human-like and fantasy characters. This game features mild violence involving human-like and fantasy characters. These characters are cartoon-like in nature. Violence and reactions to violence are unrealistic. Enemies flash when hit and disappear in puffs of smoke when defeated, without visible harm. The player's character flashes when hit and faints and falls down when defeated.

9+ on Apple App Store for Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence.

CostsCosts

Baldo: The Guardian Owls usually costs £19.49 to £22.49.
 

Baldo: The Guardian Owls

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility


There is joypad compatibility with Apple, you can play mobile with touch, or you can attach a joypad which is the easiest and probably the best way to play. It loses nothing on touch controls, using a virtual joystick.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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