Review: Deer God

Developers: Crescent Moon Games, Cinopt Studios Publisher: Crescent Moon Games, Level 77 Pty Genre: Indie, Platformer, Pixel Graphics, Adventure, 2D Release Date: Out Now! Platforms: PC, PSN, PSVita Price:$9.99 Where […]

Developers: Crescent Moon Games, Cinopt Studios

Publisher: Crescent Moon Games, Level 77 Pty

Genre: Indie, Platformer, Pixel Graphics, Adventure, 2D

Release Date: Out Now!

Platforms: PC, PSN, PSVita

Price:$9.99

Where to Buy: PSN

This game was covered with a provided code from Blowfish Studio Games in purposes of review for this game, a humble thank you to them!


The Deer God places many things on the plate of thought. Where the process of thinking about the impact of how us, humans effect nature and its beings of old survive. It places you in the shoes of a new born deer where you must perform Good Deeds(Or just be a jerk, your choice.) The plot itself is set up as you are a Hunter, who gets attacked by a wolf. Your soul gets attracted by a Deer God, who tells you you must atone for your sins, and killing of innocent animals. Or however you and your perspective is.

Gameplay itself is not its weakest, but not the games strongest suit. You are given some pretty lacking AI in the enemies around you. The world itself randomizes when you move forward, as you move along the enemies change, along with any sort of NPC with a issue you could solve. Or just ruin their day. Whatever you want to do. I wondered around for perhaps fifteen minutes before stumbling across a lady looking for her husband. I seen she had a kid or two by her hip so the old line of telling her to find her own darn husband was out of the question here. I became confused shortly after discovering a train going through and no husband. This is when things went dank fast. I wondered around nose bumping enemies: in a sort of deer mortal combat with boar until I found a stone that looked like a totem for vacationing deer. Due to the games RNG for generated spots I have taken over twenty five more minutes to find what came of the husband, well I still did not find the guy yet, just lost in a desert with two … bucks in my pocket and apparently a love a fair with two does. Reproducing my clones for world domination of the deer-ken. With over four hours under my belt, I began to panic, feeling sorrows for the now assuming widow lady. How could now a grown buck tell a human willow her husband is just dead by being randomized into some temple like tunnels or the sort. Heck I believe I gave up three hours ago and got some smoothies with a scorpion while listening to sting in the arctics. One thing to do note is your buck does evolve in terms of strengths like Life, stamina, and jumping eight among other power up perks. Death usually resets you to a young baby deer again near where you got killed or died. Cursed in a infinite life loop. To carry on the Deer Gods bidding. Serves you right you darn Bambi killer.

The game itself is full of lovely visuals. I can say if you can pull one thing or two from the experience is its def a Twitch game. Where you can wonder around, admire the pretty visuals and try to guess what the heck is going on. This notion does add to the whole suspense of a adventure game, trying to come to a conclusion to the puzzle that the game is.  That puzzle solution is just guessing, or wondering around and pushes blocks, and exploring all sorts of nooks and crannys. Sound direction of the game is top notch, tiny little details of the pixelized hoofs clomping around, the sound of trains, whistling sounds of the wind as you cross chasms, or icy landscapes.  The music or the limited there is is very much mood setting. Leaving you a bit in a trance. I would say the best parts of the game is the whole art direction.


In Closing:


The Deer God is a decent, and at times confusing experience that leaves you guessing. The plot itself is pretty simple. You explore, solve many of the environments challenges and evolve. It is not a bad game, just one that requires a bit of patience. Once you get the heck of what your doing, and can get over the lacking AI, it is fun.


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