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Sure, my review's coming a bit late, but I didn't know this game existed until I played TUNIC and ended up seeing this on Game Pass. Is this the type of indie game that goes unnoticed but deserves a try? I find out!

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I've had my eye on this one for a while, but have been hesitant to take the plunge as it seems quite difficult and I can't handle difficult games due to a combination of a mild fine motor control impairment and trouble regulating frustration.



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curl-6 said:

I've had my eye on this one for a while, but have been hesitant to take the plunge as it seems quite difficult and I can't handle difficult games due to a combination of a mild fine motor control impairment and trouble regulating frustration.

Did you play TUNIC?  If not, then I've got no real reference, so I'll do my best to describe this given that your impairment sets a different bar for difficulty than mine:

- If you DID play TUNIC, the combat is overall far easier.  But TUNIC also has a far more extendable health bar despite the hits still hitting "hard", so Death's Door is more about avoiding getting hit at all rather than taking a few (ergo, less risk-reward, more avoidance-opportunity).

- If you did NOT play TUNIC, then the best I can tell you is that it's a harder classic Zelda in that your health bar never gets "big".  You have no stamina, so you can dodge all you want, but you can only take so many hits.  Without stamina, it also means you can run around as much as you want to "learn" bosses or other patterns as you deem necessary.  You will inevitably die here and there, but it's more about learning the patterns so you can avoid getting hit.  The rest is, of course, swing until your opponent drops as mentioned in the review.

I hope that helps!  Without really knowing your impairment and at what level it defines "difficulty" for you, it's still up-in-the-air whether Death's Door is easy enough for you to play, but you know... there's this magical thing called Game Pass that you can sign up for $1 if you're new and basically play Death's Door for $1 if you'd like to find out lol

But I know Xbox ain't all that popular 'round these parts hahaha!



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Is this Xbox's Zelda?



curl-6 said:

I've had my eye on this one for a while, but have been hesitant to take the plunge as it seems quite difficult and I can't handle difficult games due to a combination of a mild fine motor control impairment and trouble regulating frustration.

What I would do is get it on PC. I am sure this will go on sale during the Steam Summer sale. Once you get it on PC, you can download what is known as a "trainer" that will allow you to enable cheats like infinite health and such. You can google "Death's Door Trainer" and find plenty of mods that can be applied very easily even for beginners. That does take away from the challenge of course but hey, if you really want to play it and have issues like that, it could be a good way to go.



             

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Azzanation said:

Is this Xbox's Zelda?

Death's Door is on everything, so this is more "indie Zelda" lol

Captain_Yuri said:
curl-6 said:

I've had my eye on this one for a while, but have been hesitant to take the plunge as it seems quite difficult and I can't handle difficult games due to a combination of a mild fine motor control impairment and trouble regulating frustration.

What I would do is get it on PC. I am sure this will go on sale during the Steam Summer sale. Once you get it on PC, you can download what is known as a "trainer" that will allow you to enable cheats like infinite health and such. You can google "Death's Door Trainer" and find plenty of mods that can be applied very easily even for beginners. That does take away from the challenge of course but hey, if you really want to play it and have issues like that, it could be a good way to go.

Game Pass is on PC, so the above idea but only costing $1 might be even easier to swallow...

Though I don't know that he'd be looking to "cheat" his way through something lol



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Between this, and seeing it pop up here and there in recent times through people I follow, and remember being intrigued and interested in it when I saw a trailer of it sometime (a Nintendo Direct, I think?), and then seeing it was on sale on GOG, I decided to take the plunge, kind of a no-brainer really. I haven't even watched the review by the way, just uhh, it helped make me remember this game is a thing. I'll watch it later.

I love the atmosphere more than anything, visually it's gorgeous, the soundtrack is really great, I wasn't expecting it to be this good. The writing has been good as well, it's a very basic story so far but the game handles it well and it has some interesting themes and undertones. I haven't played much but I'm really impressed so far.




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