Baldo: The Guardian Owls — a gorgeous-looking Ghibli-inpired RPG from Naps Staff — has been on our radar for a few years now, and it has been fairly a while because it bought highlighted within the March 2020 Nintendo Indie World Showcase.
Initially scheduled to launch final summer season, its revised twenty seventh August 2021 launch date got here and went final week and eagle-eyed readers may have famous an absence of evaluation on the positioning. In actual fact, for those who’ve been following the sport’s progress you’ll have seen an absence of opinions throughout the board — on the time of writing Metacritic pages for the sport on each platform are bereft of essential opinion.
Being a much-anticipated sport, we reached out to Italian builders Naps Staff earlier within the month to ask if pre-launch evaluation code could be obtainable. As a small group self-publishing a sport throughout a number of platforms, it is commonplace for issues to go as much as the wire, however code wasn’t forthcoming and we ended up buying the sport when it launched final Friday. We’ve got been engaged on the evaluation since then.
In the midst of our playthrough to date, we have now encountered some progress-breaking points and bugs. We have been ultimately in a position to get previous a glitching doorway (thanks, reddit), but it surely’s removed from easy crusing with the present construct.
Naps Staff has been on Twitter and Fb discussing a patch obtainable quickly that may presumably tackle these points:
As you may see, a patch dropped on Xbox yesterday and we’re hoping the primary Change replace (one in every of a number of hotfixes to return) will observe quickly.
In gentle of the truth that our progress is stalled and updates are imminent, we’ll be delaying publication of our Baldo evaluation till we have been in a position to take a look at the brand new model of the sport and end it. We won’t put an actual time-frame on when you may anticipate the evaluation, however relaxation assured we’re engaged on it.
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