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  • Summary: Forspoken is an action RPG that follows the journey of Frey, a young New Yorker transported to the beautiful and cruel land of Athia. In search of a way home, Frey must use her newfound magical abilities to traverse sprawling landscapes, battle monstrous creatures and defeat powerfulForspoken is an action RPG that follows the journey of Frey, a young New Yorker transported to the beautiful and cruel land of Athia. In search of a way home, Frey must use her newfound magical abilities to traverse sprawling landscapes, battle monstrous creatures and defeat powerful matriarchs known as Tantas. Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 99
  2. Negative: 8 out of 99
  1. Jan 23, 2023
    95
    Forspoken is absolutely fantastic. With all the spells you can unlock, the gear you can upgrade, the fights, the bosses, and a storyline that rivals the best video game stories, this isn't a return to form for SquareEnix, it's a testament that they still got it, and will have it for a very, very long time.
  2. Jan 23, 2023
    80
    Forspoken is a game of ups and downs. The title is much more focused on the story than on the open world component and this is not a bad thing at all. The narrative is enjoyable, but not without flaws, while the open world is very classic in style without particular flashes of originality.
  3. Jan 23, 2023
    75
    Forspoken's story and combat fail to reach the heights of its movement and exploration, but thankfully those two latter elements make up most of the experience. I sprinted, often literally, through the campaign in about 15 hours, and now I have a large world filled with nooks and crannies I'm eager to run through and explore. The narrative won’t linger with me, and I avoided combat in the open world often, but I loved making Frey leap and fly through Athia to discover all its treasure chests and secrets.
  4. Jan 23, 2023
    70
    Forspoken feels like a test that was turned in with answers missing, returned with a big red "Finish Your Work" inked at the top. So much of the game feels like unrealized potential, a big, messy first draft. There are too many mechanics, there's too much story, too much empty world, and too little chance for surprise or discovery. However, I can't say I didn't enjoy a lot of my time with Forspoken. When the combat clicks, it can be a lot of fun. Forspoken is ambitious, and there are hints of a winning formula. I hope the developers keep chipping away at what doesn't work. It would be a shame if Forspoken is forsaken.
  5. Jan 23, 2023
    65
    Forspoken would like to share the personal story of a woman who was abandoned as a baby and how it shaped her as an adult. Unfortunately, that only half works. The other half tells a worn-out fantasy story in a (cliché) moderate way. Although there is more than enough to do and experience in Forspoken, the actual fun is sometimes hard to find.
  6. Jan 23, 2023
    60
    So much of the design of Forspoken takes a starting template and duplicates it ad nauseum to the point the biggest incentive to do anything is to flesh out the magic. By the time the credits rolled after 15 hours of story (and a decent amount of side activities), there weren’t any compelling reasons to keep going and cross items off the checklist. Instead, it felt better to appreciate the things that were enjoyable about Forspoken and leave it at that.
  7. Jan 23, 2023
    40
    Where Forspoken should’ve been a striking and appealing fresh start for Luminous Productions, the end result sadly is a game not only bland and unpolished, but deprived of a reason to care for its unfolding mystery. A bevvy of technical inconsistencies, lackluster open world design and most disappointing of all, a handful of systems with genuine enjoyment at times that don’t see their potential fully realized.

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  1. Jan 26, 2023
    10
    The hate for this game is overblown! Seriously! People ya really going to let people on the internet dictate what you like? I know I'm notThe hate for this game is overblown! Seriously! People ya really going to let people on the internet dictate what you like? I know I'm not going to allow anybody to dictate my purchase without doing sny research myself. Watch a walkthroughs and gameplays. Speaking of gameplay, its so awesome. Summon plants to shoot condense rocks at enemies. Summon clones made of fire to distract massive amount of enemies from charging you. You never could breathe there are always Monsters that is corrupted attacking you. Water magic that you surround alot of enemies and explode it at will. Electric magic that you Summon thunder, and etc. It has two endings for replay ability so worth it. The dialogues are much funnier. Those clips online were taking out of context so it seemed. I was caught off just like you but Forspoken is worth picking up. You won't regret it. I'm eager to get back into the world. I'm going to platinum it Expand
  2. Jan 31, 2023
    10
    El juego está lejos de ser un 10, tiene muchísimos aspectos que mejorar, pero está aún más lejos de ser un 1, ni hablar de un 0.
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    El juego está lejos de ser un 10, tiene muchísimos aspectos que mejorar, pero está aún más lejos de ser un 1, ni hablar de un 0.
    La historia de forspoken puede que no tenga esos giros de guión que muchos aclaman, aún así es lo suficientemente entretenida y te mantiene pensando en tus teorías constantemente mientras lo juegas. La protagonista más allá de tener el don de polarizar a las masas entre odiarla o no, representa perfectamente a una mujer joven de 21 años que creció en uno de los barrios más peligrosos de Nueva York y se expresa como se espera que se exprese alguien que se educó entre pandillas. La propuesta en cuanto a jugabilidad es divertida, tiene una dinámica que se torna frenética pero nunca abruma, tomen en cuenta esta opinión de alguien que se marea con cualquier first person shooter y a pesar de tener mucho movimiento de camara nunca sentí náuseas, el juego va a agregando nuevas habilidades que puedes (o no) ir añadiendo a tu estilo de juego, es imposible no encontrar un estilo de juego con alguna combinación de magias.
    Gráficamente el juego es precioso y cuenta con un apartado artístico único, original y que no puede dejarte indiferente, recordando un poco a la leyenda del caballero verde en el vestuario de Thantas y demas personajes. Repito el juego no es un 10, para mí es un sólido 8 y es una experiencia disfrutable, no recuerdo haber disfrutado tanto en ir de un punto a otro, el parkour mágico ha Sido sin duda algo de lo más divertido en el juego.
    Sobre las cosas negativas, monotonía de enemigos y escenarios no hablaré, de eso ya han dicho y exagerado hasta el hartazgo, y aún así el mundo es rico en experiencias y cosas por hacer y descubrir.
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  3. Jan 27, 2023
    8
    Buen juego, aunque necesita unas actualizaciones para mejorar su rendimiento, tiene unos efectos muy llamativos en sus magias, alta movilidadBuen juego, aunque necesita unas actualizaciones para mejorar su rendimiento, tiene unos efectos muy llamativos en sus magias, alta movilidad y un combate bastante bueno, recomendado!, Pero esperen a que baje un poco de precio o alguna oferta. Expand
  4. Jan 28, 2023
    2
    Very disappointed. The downgrade is very obvious compared from what they showed previously. The world feels empty. Also the controls aren’tVery disappointed. The downgrade is very obvious compared from what they showed previously. The world feels empty. Also the controls aren’t comfortable to use. Expand
  5. Jan 30, 2023
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The Dialogue is cringey and ruins what would be an average game. The open world is dry and feels barren. The protagonist is extremely unlikeable. I played 9 hrs and decided I don’t care how it ends. I uninstalled and hid in my library. It’s that awful. Expand
  6. Jan 31, 2023
    0
    тупое говно тупова говна!!!! не советую меня хватило всего на 3 часа больше не мог!!! Тупо бродила и больше не хренатупое говно тупова говна!!!! не советую меня хватило всего на 3 часа больше не мог!!! Тупо бродила и больше не хрена
  7. Jan 26, 2023
    0
    90$ for a game is insane. We can't let the industry get away with this predatory practice. 90$ for cringe 1 liners, no multiplayer, unstable90$ for a game is insane. We can't let the industry get away with this predatory practice. 90$ for cringe 1 liners, no multiplayer, unstable frames and a garbage story. When this game was first announced I took 1 look and knew it would be dead on arrival. And I was right when as always. Every review I've written has been 100% right and factual and this one is no different. Forespoken should have remained unspoken (there's a look at the time of humor in the game). Expand

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