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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: 29 out of 107
  2. Negative: 9 out of 107
  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
    There's something here to get stuck into for fans of open world adventures, and Forspoken isn't without its charms, but like Frey herself, it's often its own worst enemy.
  4. Jan 23, 2023
    70
    Forspoken is vibrant, experimental, and undercooked all at once. It feels like a throwback to the Xbox 360-era of Square Enix games that were weird and experimental, like The Last Remnant and Infinite Undiscovery, only with a much bigger budget and flashier visuals. Its traversal and combat mechanics shine, but they’re trapped underneath a story and setting that feels painfully average and completely unwilling to engage with more challenging themes.
  5. Jan 23, 2023
    65
    The focus went to combat which is fun and refreshing but enemies aren't varied enough for it to carry the whole game. There are many weak points in Forspoken... be it the mediocre side-content, or the repetition, or how unimpressive the game looks, etc. Storytelling disappoints too. Sure the game is ambitious, but the end result is far from being satisfying. Still, combat-focused lovers may find something to like here.
  6. Jan 23, 2023
    60
    Despite all of those missteps, Forspoken skirts by on the merits of its traversal, combat, and upgrade systems. It won’t win any awards come the end of the year, but it's a decent podcast game, the type of title you can play while consuming other content in the background, all without feeling like you’re missing too much.
  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. Feb 1, 2023
    10
    My real score is a 6, but a lot of these reviews are hyperbolic, so I'll throw my hat in the ring too.
  3. Jan 25, 2023
    8
    o jogo nao é ruim a historia é meia confusa mais mereceser jogado para vc avaliar, todos os haters estao apenas falando isso sem ao menoso jogo nao é ruim a historia é meia confusa mais mereceser jogado para vc avaliar, todos os haters estao apenas falando isso sem ao menos jogar este jogo fica na media de 7 por nao ter a legenda nos diaologos merece ser testa pro jogadores e nao haters Expand
  4. Jan 26, 2023
    2
    Green reviews are paid reviews. Bad game with bad narrative, boring as hell, etc.
  5. Jan 29, 2023
    1
    This is your warning, stay away from this stinking pile of **** The story is boring and predictable, the main character is an insufferableThis is your warning, stay away from this stinking pile of **** The story is boring and predictable, the main character is an insufferable **** and a lot more negative craps. it's sad because Forspoken has potential to be a good game but the story writing is just horrendously bad. God I hate the main protag. Expand
  6. Feb 1, 2023
    0
    Creí que solucionarían el problema, pero no les importa. Es lamentable, la demo para que sirvió?
  7. Jan 26, 2023
    0
    The action is not exhilarating.
    No appealing characters or worldview.
    Parkour is half-hearted.

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