The door of death, is the last production of Acid nerve Yes Digital feedback. This version is one that catches the eye from the start. Something that would achieve the first trailer we got to see months ago. And that’s it, The door of death he has an artistic style that is really very special. Recalling the works of Studio Ghibli, but with a much darker touch, the team at Acid nerve, has caught the attention of many players. However, As time went on and the team showed more of this new title, we realized that we were looking for something much bigger than a spectacular art section.
The door of death, takes us to a fantasy world in which we play the role of a crow who aims to harvest the lives of those whose time has come. However, one day we lose the soul that we have to harvest. This is where an adventure begins that will take us to the four corners of this rich universe in search of answers. Sadly, the answer seems to lie behind the door of death, but open it we will have to recover the souls of three giants who have lived far beyond what was expected.
On the way to open this door, we will discover many secrets about this universe and the reason why the crows have the role of death. The door of death it’s way more than it looks, and it’s very likely that because of it, it has become one of my favorite releases so far this year.If you want to know more about this version, don’t miss our review. From there, we take the opportunity to thank the team of Cosmocover for providing us with this code.
The endless cycle
Before I get into the technical and playable aspects of this title, I need to tell you about something that has undoubtedly been differential in my experience. The door of death; his history. The story of this game turned out to be quite surprising. Honestly, when I entered this adventure I didn’t have a lot of expectations in terms of the narration, since being at the origin of this release Acid Nerve, the creators of the great Souls of the TitansHe hopes that his efforts will be directed towards other aspects. The reality is that the story told to us in this game is full of nuances, reflections, and script twists.
What seems simple at first glance turns into a story that has a large number of characters and nuances. Of course, as usual in this type of outing, the story is not told just through conversation and dialogue.. His collectibles and hidden journals will give us a lot of information about what is going on in this very special world.
All this, done on numerous occasions with a great sense of humor perfectly suited to our language. On top of that, the game hides a very personal plot that reaches the player every time we beat these giants who have tried to extend their lives beyond the limits set by nature.
In The door of death, not everything is black or white, the game almost always moves in a continuous gray which shows us how these giants tried to prolong their life out of fear of death or out of a desire to protect their loved ones. Ultimately, the fear of death, at the end of the road, is treated in a very subtle and masterful way, even more in the final stages of the adventure. This is something that caught my attention in this work. Without a doubt, a proposal that hides much more than it seems.
A moving work of art
Seen in trailers and previews of The door of death, was already preparing us for a spectacular launch within its artistic section. However, taking charge of this adventure was an unprecedented experience. Without a doubt, The first thing that catches our attention once we get to the controls is the imagination that each of its pixels has.. The work in this direction is so elated that it is difficult not to fully enter the universe created by the company.
This fantastic world is accompanied by a good number of characters who will accompany us throughout the adventure and who are a real plus. Each of them feels alive, with its own plot that sooner or later we will end up discovering. In addition, The game has a lot of technical details that went unnoticed in the videos, but which you won’t be long to notice when you are in control.. The particle effects, as well as its light effects, are a real wonder. This is something fundamental and shines with its own light considering that on more than one occasion we will immerse ourselves in caves and dungeons.
Likewise, and as expected, the game has a good number of environments. Each of them presents us with its own biome, represented with great success thanks to its large artistic section.. Likewise, something we need to highlight is its color scheme. The colors used in this launch are very varied and are used to perfection by the team to move us from one situation to another.. One example is that the headquarters of the Commission, which makes the connection between the worlds, is entirely in black and white. However, once we go through a door to another world, the colors will become much more vivid.
Another aspect to highlight is undoubtedly the sound section. Each of the melodies that we will hear in this title is taken care of in every detail. This attention to detail, generates that we have a great assortment of melodies which will vary according to the biome or the situation in which we find ourselves. Beyond the variety or not, what is especially remarkable is the quality of them.
Each of these melodies has the capacity to make us feel like part of the world of The door of death. You could say that they have that magical touch that characterizes the great adventures with which we have enjoyed so much in this world. This sound touch that sometimes recalls the saga Zelda and it prepares you for adventure and exploration.
On the other hand, although the game does not have voice acting, itThe texts seem very well done and the translation work, as we have already commented, is magnificent.
The adventure begin
After this review of the history and technical aspects of this version, it’s time to get down to business and talk about its playability. From the start of the adventure, we will have to engage in combat with an initial boss, where we will discover our movements. Essentially, The door of death, allows us to do the following; jump, attack and use up to four magic powers. With something so simple, they managed to create a real masterpiece.
Once we are done with this first boss, we will discover the center of the Commission. From there we can travel between worlds through the different gates. This, yes, these doors must first be activated in the other world to be able to access them from the commission. Therefore, we will have a lot of work ahead of us to explore each of these worlds. Honestly, I think this is where all the magic of The door of death. And it is that beyond these basic controls or actions, the game contains simply spectacular mappings. And no, we don’t say that because of their beauty.
Each of the different biomes is full of puzzles and secrets that we will have to discover throughout the adventure. We say all along, because as we move forward in the game we will get magical powers that will allow us to access areas that we could not go to before. All of this in a cartography that is connected from start to finish. Something that left me very impressed and that I just loved. Thanks to lever activation and puzzle solving, we will open up new paths which will in turn be connected to the rest of the game’s mapping. It never ceases to amaze me how many secrets this game covers and which will surely make you cut your brains out as much as I do.
The door of death it’s pure dungeon
In itself, The door of death, is a simple dungeon adventure. We are faced with a game that you know that when you finish solving this puzzle so well turned out, you will find a boss or at least a mini boss that you are ready to face. In this sense, I must say that all your boss fights are uniqueWhile it is true that some of them are better than others, it is undeniable that each of them has its own identity. This is something I was waiting for, since you could say that it is a house brand by Acid Nerve. Even like that, Thanks to its spectacular artistic section, every fight is unforgettable.
However, I have to say that I missed an extra kind of enemy during the tours. Because, While we have a wide variety of enemies, many have very similar movement patterns.. I must also tell you that except for this little note, I did not find any other fault or error in this work.
Having said that, I want to take this opportunity to dig deeper into an issue that is often controversial and in this case was a real unknown; The difficulty. Whenever a game like this comes out, we tend to compare it to the saga Souls and he is viewed with concern by some players and with desire by others. In this case, I must say that The door of death It’s a game that can be difficult at certain points in the adventure, but I don’t think it has a particularly high difficulty. In addition, we must keep in mind that during the adventure we will have the opportunity to improve our raven. With the souls of our enemies, we can improve our attributes to facilitate combat. Likewise, if we find the shrines hidden by the map, we can improve our vitality and our ability to cast magic.
Ultimately The door of death…
As a reminder, this is a launch that not only met all expectations, but exceeded them. With everything we have seen, we are faced with a title that not only has a fantastic artistic section, but also has a wonderful soundtrack and gameplay that will make the time pass in the more than 8 hours that it lasts. main story. The excellent work done with its mapping carries over to an endgame that will expect even more of a surprise and keep you enjoying this adventure. From his boss fights, through his puzzles and his fantastic cartography, The door of death It has become for me a game that has all the nastiness to be classified as a masterpiece.
It’s been a long time since a title caught up with me like the production of Acid Nerve. Without a doubt, we are facing an adventure that will be remembered and worth living from start to finish. From this, I can only recommend that you do not stick to this text and start your adventure with the gates of death.
The door of death
- An artistic design that will be recorded on your retina
- Fantastic gameplay
- Many secrets to discover
- Its story and its message
- Their boss is fighting
- Maybe you’ll miss another enemy base