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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: 28 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Dec 2, 2021
    92
    As a Metroidvania, F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch has achieved the point of "making players feel comfortable". Even if you are not a fan of this type of game, its comfortable controlling feel, brilliant gameplay and moderate difficulty are still worth to try.
  2. 85
    While it may not redefine the Metroidvania style of games by any stretch of the imagination, F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch is a stellar example of the genre done right. Featuring mildly interesting characters, a world teeming with life, and a well-designed map that is very player-friendly, it genuinely feels like it does damn near everything right. As long as you don’t mind an occasional table flip encounter here and there, this is a hare-raising adventure for the ages.
  3. CD-Action
    Nov 15, 2021
    85
    Torch City is really impressive. Every district has its own unique style and all the environments are extraordinarily detailed. The game’s atmosphere is fantastic, exploring the wonderfully designed world is very engaging and the combat system is great. Just go on and play it, unless you’re allergic to backtracking, because F.I.S.T. relies on it quite heavily. [11/2021, p.27]
  4. Sep 6, 2021
    80
    F.I.S.T. Forged in Shadow Torch is a must-buy for Metroidvania fans looking for something that tries new things. It takes the well-worn staples of the sub-genre and blends them with a steampunk feel and a richer storyline than most.
  5. Sep 7, 2021
    80
    F.I.S.T: Forged in Shadow Torch is an excellent offering that is surprisingly getting very little marketing at launch. With a great aesthetic, an engaging enough narrative, together with challenging combat and rewarding Metroidvania exploration, this is one resistance movement everyone should be signing on for.
  6. Sep 6, 2021
    77
    A metroidvania full of explorable areas, with a good combat system, but unable to stand out or say its very own.
  7. Sep 5, 2021
    70
    With deep and challenging combat and tight controls, F.I.S.T. often provides a welcome challenge. That’s why it's such a shame that slow progression and poor design choices hold it back from reaching its full potential. Still, at its best, F.I.S.T. is a memorable Metroidvania with variety and depth. If you’re up for the challenge and willing to deal with these issues, there’s definitely a good time to be had.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 45
  2. Negative: 6 out of 45
  1. Oct 15, 2021
    10
    F.I.S.T is such a great Metroidvania I can honestly say it breathes new life into such an excellent but already established gaming genre!! IF.I.S.T is such a great Metroidvania I can honestly say it breathes new life into such an excellent but already established gaming genre!! I can’t wait to see more of what this game studio has to offer in the future!! Expand
  2. Sep 26, 2021
    10
    Good art, good gameplay. Finally got some good Chinese game without **** monetization trap.
  3. Sep 9, 2021
    10
    Amazing chinese 20th century steampunk style, if you know chinese history, you would understand alot this game's trying to tell you.A veryAmazing chinese 20th century steampunk style, if you know chinese history, you would understand alot this game's trying to tell you.A very good game except few types of enemies Expand
  4. Jan 23, 2022
    9
    I have never been interested in Metroidvania games, but FIST is absolutely essential. I had a blast playing it and the worldbuilding is topI have never been interested in Metroidvania games, but FIST is absolutely essential. I had a blast playing it and the worldbuilding is top shelf material. Such a fantastic game. Expand
  5. Sep 23, 2021
    8
    Игра отличная. Стилистика Стимпанка хороша. Геймплей также отличный. Бои не надоедают.
    Из минусов: нет русских субтитров; немного мыльноватая
    Игра отличная. Стилистика Стимпанка хороша. Геймплей также отличный. Бои не надоедают.
    Из минусов: нет русских субтитров; немного мыльноватая графика; не особо разнообразный саундтрек.
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  6. May 21, 2022
    7
    A very average game, nothing interesting, a passer ... :)
    Passed the game...impressions are so-so ... :) It feels like this is a Chinese fake
    A very average game, nothing interesting, a passer ... :)
    Passed the game...impressions are so-so ... :) It feels like this is a Chinese fake of metroidvania :) The game can't compare with: Hollow Knight, Axiom Verge 1,2, Salt and Sanctuary, even the fan remake of Metroid (AM2R -Another Metroid 2 Remake) is more atmospheric. It's a bit boring to play in F.I.S.T....I don't want to explore the map due to the fact that there is no no fasttravel in fact, I stupidly ran along the main chain to finish it as soon as possible. Visually, of course, the game is normal, but there is a feeling that the game is not polished both in terms of visaul and in terms of mechanics. Pumping is delusional, you open a bunch of techniques that you don't use. After the whip is opened, the other 2 weapons fade into the background, bosses can only be killed in lategame with a whip, drill and fist are useless. A controversial game, game is not hard mostly... and then you met the boss you need to spend an hour to kill (the last boss has frayed all my nerves). The game makes you feel half-thought out and half-finished - raw. I want to pass and forget )
    Очень средненькая игра, ничего интересного, проходнячок... :)
    Прошёл игру...впечатления так себе конечно :) Чувствуется что это китайская подделка метроидвании :) Не идёт ни в какое сравнение, по моему мнению, с: Hollow Knight, Axiom Verge 1,2, Salt and Sanctuary, даже фанатский ремейки Метроида (AM2R -Another Metroid 2 Remake ) и тот более атмосферный. В F.I.S.T. играть скучновато...исследовать карту не хочется из-за того что фасттравел никакой фактически, я тупо бегал по основной цепочке чтобы побыстрее уж закончить. Визуально конечно игра норм, но есть ощущение что игра не отполирована как в части визаула так и в части механик. Прокачка бредовая, открываешь кучу приёмов, которыми и не пользуешься. После открытия хлыста другие 2 оружия уходят на второй план, боссов можно убить в лэйтгейме только хлыстом, бур и кулак бесполезны. Спорная игра, проходится на изи почти полностью... и тут бац...босс которого надо траить час (ласт босс мне все нервы истрепал ). Игра вызывает ощущение недодуманной и недоделанной - сырой. Хочется пройти и забыть )
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  7. Sep 9, 2021
    0
    only for english and chinese people. dont buy. game only in english/chinese dont buy game only in english/chinese dont buy game only inonly for english and chinese people. dont buy. game only in english/chinese dont buy game only in english/chinese dont buy game only in english/chinese dont buy Expand

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