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Baldo: The Guardian Owls Review

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Posted: 4 weeks ago, last updated 2 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

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 27/08/2021

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

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

Developer: @BaldosTale

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 50 hours and 60 hours to complete. You could play for over 100 hours to find everything.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Baldo: The Guardian Owls

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 7 for fear.

ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Mild Fantasy Violence.

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

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.


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