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  • Summary: In Fe, players are enchanted by the natural surroundings as they uncover secrets, complete side quests, and meet the mystical creatures of the forest. Players climb, glide and dig as they voyage through the open experience meeting, interacting and rescuing plants and animals from the SilentIn Fe, players are enchanted by the natural surroundings as they uncover secrets, complete side quests, and meet the mystical creatures of the forest. Players climb, glide and dig as they voyage through the open experience meeting, interacting and rescuing plants and animals from the Silent Ones, the machine antagonists that are threatening the forest. Through unparalleled freedom of exploration in a world full of discoveries to uncover, players become Fe and never want to leave. [Electronic Arts] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 53
  2. Negative: 1 out of 53
  1. Feb 15, 2018
    95
    Through both visual and auditory queues, Zoink Games had their work cut out for them by making a wordless, interactive story play out as a 3D platformer using atmospheric presence to tell a tale. But with very, very few exceptions, they pull this off with near-perfect artistic grace.
  2. Feb 15, 2018
    87
    Fe is a little, wonderful game in an unforgettable and colorful forest. Unfortunately, when speaking of controls and mechanics, something's not quite right.
  3. Feb 16, 2018
    80
    Fe is an original platform adventure with touches of "metroidvania" about a forest filled with natural life. The player controls a fox that learns to talk with other species in order to stop the "Silent Ones". Fe recalls impressionism games like Journey or Shadow of the Colossus thanks to its poetic audiovisuals and its story.
  4. Feb 16, 2018
    70
    Fe is an emotional experience, a game made to open the eyes of players on the tragedy that is consuming in the hearth of the forest. You will not find deep gameplay or mechanics never seen before, but the stunning art direction could be enough to amaze you.
  5. Feb 28, 2018
    70
    Swedish indie developer Zoink delivers a beautiful and slow-paced platform adventure, that really feels unique. It isn't without flaws, though. The level design is a bit confusing and the control is far from perfect.
  6. Mar 1, 2018
    68
    Fe struggles to immerse you in an atmosphere of magic, but rarely succeeds.
  7. Feb 22, 2018
    40
    It’s plausibly a commentary on the nature of an ecosystem, but the emotional reward doesn’t compensate a player for the amount of busywork.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Aug 18, 2018
    10
    Beautiful game, I just connected right away with the way of singing to nature...
  2. Mar 14, 2018
    9
    Fe is an incredibly impressive game. At first glance it is beautiful, whimsical and mysterious. Through the "Singing" mechanic you get toFe is an incredibly impressive game. At first glance it is beautiful, whimsical and mysterious. Through the "Singing" mechanic you get to interact with various animals and plants as you explore the world. What's most exciting about this game is how it uses these mechanics. Hideo Kojima has commented on the ideas of the "Stick" (to keep people away) and the "Rope" (to bring people together) when talking about the upcoming Death Stranding, and while this game bears no resemblance to a Kojima Production, the gameplay is beautifully built around the idea of the "Rope". By learning languages and interacting with the various wildlife the main mechanics become friendship, communication and cooperation. Playing this with a friend is especially fun, as it's very nature revolves around friendship. Expand
  3. Feb 20, 2018
    8
    First things first. This is a very casual platform game, The visuals are amazing, the music is amazing, The art-directions is fantastic. So onFirst things first. This is a very casual platform game, The visuals are amazing, the music is amazing, The art-directions is fantastic. So on the surface it nails it, gameplay wise it not challenging, which I enjoyed because coming from Hollow Knight and Cuphead I just wanted something chill and beautiful, and Fe is exactly that.

    This game is perfect if you love animals, have an artistic side or enjoy the aesthetic of the game, want an intro platform game or you've never played the genre, this is a must pick.

    The gameplay might be so simple that some people may find it either redundant or boring, the plot is a little confusing and not woven very well. What I would i, that neither of those things bothered me so much simply because the game length is just right and it doesn't suffocate you.

    Must play game? I wouldn't go that far. But this is a very special game in its own merit, charm alone was enough for me to enjoy it to the fullest.
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  4. Feb 20, 2018
    4
    I bought this because it looked interesting and in the same artistic style of games like journey or Abzu. Unfortunately it is not nearly asI bought this because it looked interesting and in the same artistic style of games like journey or Abzu. Unfortunately it is not nearly as compelling. I found the overall world and mechanics to be really confusing and tedious. The story is too vague to mean anything despite some cool moments, and the open world all looks bland and the same. Despite being a small fox creature the character controls are very loose with poor jumping/climbing mechanics. It's really frustrating that the fox can't climb any walls or pull himself up onto ledges...because the world is made almost entirely out of rocky ledges. You have to always find a tree to climb up and glide places, which is very tedious. I also don't like that progression is mostly tied to collecting miscellaneous stones - again, tedious. The progression relationship between learning new songs and collecting all of the various items is also vague and takes a while to figure out, making it unclear where you can go and where you can't.

    The art style itself is fairly unique but looks inconsistent in some areas due to foggy/faded backgrounds and strange lighting. I also couldn't figure out a way to fast travel around the world, which is frustrating because the geography is surprisingly large and tedious to get around. This caused me to not finish the game - I stopped about three hours into the supposed five hour length. The cat and mouse gameplay with some of the enemies is also annoying from unpredictable AI. Overall Fe feels like it's imitating better games, or trying too hard to be artistic just for the sake of being artistic - without a clear overall vision. It's visuals are not amazing enough to make up for the annoying controls and meandering game play. There are some fun moments and a few cool ideas but overall bland and tedious.
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  5. Feb 22, 2018
    3
    I'm a casual gamer, so I love a simple, uncomplicated, and pretty to look at game. Unfortunately I had to turn the resolution down to helpI'm a casual gamer, so I love a simple, uncomplicated, and pretty to look at game. Unfortunately I had to turn the resolution down to help deal with lag, and the controls are really frustrating (at least on PC, I could see it being better on the switch). Not worth the money to struggle trying to play it. Expand
  6. Aug 8, 2020
    1
    Awfull game, boring and without nothing much to do, only good for the trophies...
  7. Feb 20, 2018
    0
    Naprostá blbost úplně zabugovaná prostě blbost. Ani příběh není dobrý. Nechápu kdo takovou blbost mohl vymyslet

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