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  • Summary: Imagine a place where everything that is lost and forgotten goes; old toys, letters, single socks. The Forgotten Lands is a magical world inhabited by Forgotlings; creatures composed of mislaid objects longing to be remembered again. Forgotton Anne is a seamless cinematic adventure game withImagine a place where everything that is lost and forgotten goes; old toys, letters, single socks. The Forgotten Lands is a magical world inhabited by Forgotlings; creatures composed of mislaid objects longing to be remembered again. Forgotton Anne is a seamless cinematic adventure game with light puzzle platforming elements. You play as Anne, the enforcer who keeps order in the Forgotten Lands, as she sets out to quash a rebellion that might prevent her master, Bonku, and herself from returning to the human world... [Square Enix] Expand
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. May 14, 2018
    90
    Forgotton Anne is a wholly unique and evocative experience. While it delivers on the selling point of the beautiful hand-drawn anime art style, it backs it up with fantastic story and engaging gameplay. This is truly something special we have here, something that must be explored by anyone who can get their hands on the game.
  2. May 11, 2018
    85
    A game that knows its roots but is willing to try something new as well. It takes the darker aspects of Spirited Away — because, let’s be honest, it’s kind of terrifying to see your parents transform into animals and then find yourself whisked away to another world with no way home — and explores them. And it does so with a lot of style.
  3. May 11, 2018
    80
    For parents looking for a new game to play with their children or for anyone who with an abiding love of sweet-tempered cartoons “Forgotton Anne” deserves a look.
  4. games(TM)
    May 18, 2018
    80
    With an engaging plot that's as much a commentary on consumerism as it is a tale of morality, Forgotton Anne's inspired narrative is backed up by some solid and engaging gameplay. [Issue#200, p.74]
  5. Aug 12, 2018
    80
    Forgotten Anne isn’t revolutionnary in any way but still, it finds a good balance between narration and gameplay and brings the player in a unforgottable journey.
  6. May 24, 2018
    76
    Forgotton Anne is good at telling a story, and creating a new world filled with magical things. The hand-painted art style and the background music are remarkable, and the puzzle part has some strengths too. However, the handling feel of this game is not satisfactory enough, which kind of reminds me the original version of Prince of Persia.
  7. Edge Magazine
    May 26, 2018
    50
    In all likelihood, we'll remember its delightful world for some time. In future years, we may even enjoy the few fuzzy memories of Forgotton Anne that linger. For now, however, they're tinged with disappointment. [July 2018, p.114]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 2, 2018
    10
    I absolutely love this game, great story, fantastic visuals, would definitely enjoy a sequel. 10/10
  2. May 26, 2018
    9
    Superb game! a 2d (with a 3d touch) adventure that remind me the game Flashback or the ancient Prince of Persia.
    PROS: cartoon graphics +
    Superb game! a 2d (with a 3d touch) adventure that remind me the game Flashback or the ancient Prince of Persia.
    PROS: cartoon graphics + cool story + interesting gadget + good puzzles
    CONS: none
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  3. Oct 2, 2018
    7
    I like platformers, logic puzzles, good story and anime. Which this game has it all. And really, although the drawing may be not so great inI like platformers, logic puzzles, good story and anime. Which this game has it all. And really, although the drawing may be not so great in cutscenes overall the graphics are goregous. Playing Forgotton Anne is sometimes like you're watching some nice anime 2D with a 3D feel all the time. Backgrounds and characters are a delight to watch.
    Voice acting is OK with Fig standing out (in a good way).
    The story got me hooked at first but...
    The dialogues got me hooked at first but... it was all until around 1/2 - 3/4 of the game. At this point everything was rather clear to me (storywise). The "last choice" was the thing I was waiting for finishing the game. I just got bored, but maybe it's just me ;)
    Music was nice for my girl to listen to doing other things (that is not playing this game with me) and she wants the soundtrack now :) . For me it was fitting the atmosphere well.
    Last thing - puzzles. It is like there are almost no puzzles. Only time I got "stuck" on a puzzle more than 10 minutes was when I haven't saw one peg that I could move.
    This game gives you moral choices which are nicely put into the story and are not so much "in your face". Some choices are vital while other doesn't matter and that's good. Of course "the last choice" is in your face all the way :P .
    What else can i write? I was hooked until 1/2 of this game, then it came out there are no real puzzles, until 3/4 of the game I got a little bored and last evening I was playing it just to finish it.

    Overall - game is made around creating a good anime story with moral choices. Puzzles are there to make you busy but not to make it harder.
    Platforming is also good but it's not the central point of this game - it's rather basic platforming.

    Oh, and my scale of evaluation (7/10) means that this is a good game. I recommend it.
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