NOTE: The Legends of Owlia is in the above video starting at 1:41:24!
First Impression articles are based entirely upon the first roughly 30 minutes of gameplay and may not necessarily be indicative of the game as a whole. This includes the score at the end.
The Legends of Owlia seems like it is so concerned with ticking every box in a checklist that it never stops to polish up anything. Though there are plenty of bits and pieces of nostalgia here, the experience as a whole feels completely sparse. This is a rather unusual game because it really does capture the feel of a NES game, but that includes various outdated design practices and many of the better mechanics are hamstrung by mediocre execution.