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  • Summary: In a distant future, the small exploration probe forma.8 is stranded alone on the surface of an alien planet. He got parted away from his companions by an accidental event and has a life or death mission to accomplish: he needs to find and recover a powerful energy source deep under theIn a distant future, the small exploration probe forma.8 is stranded alone on the surface of an alien planet. He got parted away from his companions by an accidental event and has a life or death mission to accomplish: he needs to find and recover a powerful energy source deep under the surface before it’s too late. Ancient civilisations, great perils and dystopian visions awaits him, and not everything is as it seems... Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Feb 20, 2017
    90
    Forma.8 is stylish metroidvania that push the player's will to explore and understand a beautiful vectorial environment without saying a word. A game design masterclass.
  2. Feb 22, 2017
    85
    Well-studied backtracking, brilliant puzzles, a compelling sense of discovery.
  3. Mar 8, 2017
    85
    Beautiful and surprising, forma.8 is a great mix of platform gaming and atmosphere from "another world", with a lot of puzzles.
  4. Feb 20, 2017
    80
    forma.8 is a great addition to the metroidvania genre, a compelling tale of exploration in a strange and unknown planet which lean on some great ideas and a couple of excellent puzzle.
  5. Mar 1, 2017
    80
    [Forma.8‘s] gameplay is solid, if not a little frustrating at times, but its great sound design and brilliant aesthetic really sets it apart from the crowd.
  6. Mar 4, 2017
    75
    The unnecessarily slow movement speed turns Forma.8 into a bit of a slog at times, especially during long straight passages and when backtracking. The combat, puzzles, and exploration are all quite enjoyable as is the trust in the player to solve problems without putting the answers directly in front of them. Overall, Forma.8 functions as a competent Metroidvania as long as you have plenty of patience.
  7. Games Master UK
    May 19, 2017
    69
    An engaging and inventive puzzle adventure game with clever boss battles that balance challenge with difficulty. [Apr 2017, p.81]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. May 26, 2018
    10
    I love the since of loneliness and confusion this game instills in the player as you explore the vast tunnels and serein landscapes. AfterI love the since of loneliness and confusion this game instills in the player as you explore the vast tunnels and serein landscapes. After getting the hang of thing, I began to really enjoy the game-play. Figuring out all the little unexplained puzzles that litter the game is the real gem here. The handheld Vita version was my choice of console. I also own the PS4 version, but a game like this should be enjoyed in-between action riddled games. I found it relaxing and awarding. As an avid Steam and PlayStation "dragonwire" gamer, I highly recommend this game. If you enjoy indie games that are unique and breathtaking, you will not be disappointed. Expand
  2. Apr 4, 2017
    10
    One of the best games of this generation. A proper classic, with a novel twist. The sense of discovery in this game is simply unbelievable. IOne of the best games of this generation. A proper classic, with a novel twist. The sense of discovery in this game is simply unbelievable. I don't think you can play anything else from the same genre after this. Expand
  3. Nov 12, 2018
    5
    In Forma.8 the player is put in control of an artificial life form (droid) that has been deployed to explore a mysterious planet.

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    In Forma.8 the player is put in control of an artificial life form (droid) that has been deployed to explore a mysterious planet.

    The game certainly looks nice and, along with the subtle music, this creates atmospheric environment. The ‘floaty’ controls take a bit of getting used but work fine in context and the game provides a decent level of challenge as a result. Having said all this I can’t say I particularly enjoyed Forma.8 however. Maybe I just don’t have the patience I used to but these days I find I quickly lose interest in games where I spent a good proportion of my time unsure of exactly where I’m supposed to be going, especially when there is lots of backtracking involved. That is certainly the case with Forma.8 and about an hour into the game, having wandered around for 15-20 minutes trying to work out where to go next, I decided I had enough as the gameplay simply wasn't sufficiently enjoyable to justify the time...
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  4. Dec 10, 2017
    2
    Nice looking game, controls feel good, need mechanic, but the first boss is too hard. You don't get any indication of progress for doingNice looking game, controls feel good, need mechanic, but the first boss is too hard. You don't get any indication of progress for doing damage, so you're never really sure if what you are doing is correct or not. It's the first boss of the game! Expand
  5. Mar 25, 2018
    1
    Controls are terrible and the first boss is both too much of an difficulty spike and a unfair challenge as you have no feedback on damage orControls are terrible and the first boss is both too much of an difficulty spike and a unfair challenge as you have no feedback on damage or progress. i recommend to pass on this game, there are better one in the genre. Expand

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