DeerGod

Indie Corner: The Deer God (Nintendo Switch)

What happens when we die, it’s a question people have been asking since the start of civilization. Are we going to a better place or will it just be the void, some people believe that we return as an animal based on how you lived your life. The thing about this question is that we are only going to know the answer when it’s already too late.

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The Deer God starts when you, a hunter, try to snipe down a deer but before you can make your shot you are killed by a group of hungry wolves. But you don’t really die, when you wake up a giant deer like creature named the  deer god speaks to you. He tells you that you are no longer a human but that he transformed you into a deer and gives you the option to redeem yourself for all the animals you killed while being a hunter.

 

The hunter becomes the pray!

 

And so your journey starts, and you just got to go forward and follow the path that the deer got wants you to follow. Very early into the game you learn that being a deer is not so much fun because there are many threats that you have to overcome. You are constantly hunted by your former colleagues who try to kill you but the hunters are not your only problem. Along the way you will meet other animals, some will need your assistance and help you gain points to redeem yourself but other will also try to kill you, I guess that this is how nature works.

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As a deer you have 3 bars the represent your basic needs: your health, your hungerbar and your stamina: these most be filled by a reasonable amount in order to advance. The more you fight the more you empty the bars and if they are empty you will eventually die.

Verdict:

The first 10 minutes this is an interesting game but it gets boring very quickly, the further you advance in your journey the more abilities you gain but it felt like they did not make a large impact to the game. The gameplay feels kinda clumsy and got frustrating after a while. The Deer God is a more story based game but I did not like the plot at all. It is to obvious for me and I never felt the urge to learn more of the story. Not a big fan of this game but I have to admit that the pixelated art style is very well done and the music is perfectly for this game and in a way makes the plot feel a bit better because of it. The deer God is a good game if you just want to play something different for a couple of hours but there are more suiting options for that in the Nintendo Eshop

2/5

Been addicted to games ever since I was a little kid. My little brother and I always tried to beat each other with every game so I'm a little competitive. I mainly play Nintendo games but enjoy the classic PlayStation games and I'm a huge League of Legend fan.

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