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Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

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  • Summary: Six years ago, the Machine Legion invaded and colonized the Torch City, which was originally inhabited by animals. Rayton, the former soldier in the resistance war, has been living in seclusion since then. After his friend is forcibly arrested, Rayton reclaims his mechanical fist and stepsSix years ago, the Machine Legion invaded and colonized the Torch City, which was originally inhabited by animals. Rayton, the former soldier in the resistance war, has been living in seclusion since then. After his friend is forcibly arrested, Rayton reclaims his mechanical fist and steps to his journey fighting back. And he never expects that he has been involved in a bigger scheme between the mafia, the rebellion, and the legion.

    Exploring the Metroidvania game world with a dozen of areas with distinguishing vision themes and level designs. Earning the rewards by conquering the challenges of combats, puzzles and platformers in countless chambers, tunnels and shortcuts.

    Interconnected and automatically loading game map makes the detailed Torch City more convincing and beautiful.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 16, 2021
    85
    The conclusion that comes out of our experience with F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch is that it is a high quality and entertaining Metroidvania that is highly recommended to fans of the genre and not only to them. The increased difficulty level towards the end of the adventure might be a deterrent for some players, but the game proves to be so enjoyable to play that we won't hold any... grudges.
  2. Oct 12, 2021
    85
    Visually impressive dieselpunk Metroidvania with stimulating combat, challenging bosses and a varied level design.
  3. Nov 4, 2021
    82
    TiGames work looks pretty good on the newest hardware generation, however, the PC version looks the best. But, not everything is visuals when we talk about F.I.S.T .: Forged in Shadow Torch, the story is entertaining and its exploration system is deep and well-planned. It's a game that will leave you pleasantly surprised.
  4. Nov 28, 2021
    60
    Aside from its wacky premise, F.I.S.T. is a more than solid game that plays smoothly and looks great - especially thanks to the PC and PS5's graphical processing power. But the difficulty level is quite high - due to the clumsy controls at times even a little too high. So prepare for frustration and disappointment, and very often try again.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Nov 20, 2021
    10
    A very very very pleasant surprise. Very well thought in every aspect. The level design is great. The skills you unlock all add something toA very very very pleasant surprise. Very well thought in every aspect. The level design is great. The skills you unlock all add something to the gameplay. Some challenging platforming moments. Interesting bosses and mini-bosses. Good sense of progression. The rewards are on point and come at the right time with the right efforts. And the graphics and the music are beautiful. Expand
  2. Dec 28, 2021
    9
    Outstanding and easily the top metroidvania game with splendid graphic and art design, as well as decent combat system which differs fromOutstanding and easily the top metroidvania game with splendid graphic and art design, as well as decent combat system which differs from other metroidvania games. It's like 2D platformer version of Devil May Cry. Music good, story meh( Which I don't care about).
    If I have to mention a downside it will be some really unfriendly level designs especially in the last half part of the game.
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  3. Oct 18, 2021
    5
    bom jogos bom jogos bom jogos bom jogos bom jogos bom jogos bom jogos bom..
  4. Oct 24, 2021
    1
    Game was never released in Epic Games Store, for this I put 1 point.
    Change my mind.
  5. Oct 5, 2021
    1
    In desperate need of optimisation.
    Obviously the team is far more concerned with the PS5 release, right now, than all other platforms, but as
    In desperate need of optimisation.
    Obviously the team is far more concerned with the PS5 release, right now, than all other platforms, but as it stands, mid-range rigs have absolutely no hope of running this game at over 5fps and as such, it's unplayable for the majority of PC gamers.
    I'll update, as and when the team focus on the PC version but for right now don't assume that you can run this game, just because you can run other UE4 games.
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  6. Jan 24, 2022
    0
    Solid game but nothing amazing. Good story, music, art. Mechanics are just ok and the recovery mechanic is horrible. Some specific things areSolid game but nothing amazing. Good story, music, art. Mechanics are just ok and the recovery mechanic is horrible. Some specific things are pretty buggy/poorly designed. Overall worth playing. Expand