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  • Summary: A Dark World Awaits – Travel through the perished world of Penumbra to explore unique areas filled with diverse enemies, sharp 3D platforming challenges, quests, collectibles, and more. Embark on an extraordinary journey through the desolated kingdom of Penumbra and discover the hiddenA Dark World Awaits – Travel through the perished world of Penumbra to explore unique areas filled with diverse enemies, sharp 3D platforming challenges, quests, collectibles, and more. Embark on an extraordinary journey through the desolated kingdom of Penumbra and discover the hidden secrets of this long-forgotten land. Explore mystical temples, encounter survivors and take on strange quests to collect valuable items. Along your adventure, slash your way through daunting adversaries, roam across mysterious and abandoned regions, leap through deadly traps and ultimately master the art of movement. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Mar 18, 2021
    85
    Blue Fire is a wonderful blend of action, platforming and contemporary influences, and at the end of it all, it manages to be something truly special. I have yet to uncover every secret Penumbra has in store, but I know I’ll have a good time doing so.
  2. Mar 2, 2021
    82
    Blue Fire is a remarkable game that knows how to combine action and platforms very well to give us many hours of content and offer us an atmosphere that knows how to catch us. It is inspired by Zelda, Hollow Knight, and even Dark Souls.
  3. Feb 20, 2021
    80
    A very pleasant and enjoyable surprise, Blue Fire is an auspicious debut from ROBI Studios. Only the performance issues, mildly sloppy combat and high difficulty are points of contention, and the latter will certainly depend on your point of view. Developed with passion and skill, this is a world you can lose yourself in that'll reward you the more you play and the better you get. It's uncompromising in its difficulty but doesn't resort to cheap tricks and "gotchas". The graphics are appealing and, crucially, clear as day. This is a fantastic experience overall, even if it isn't made up of the most original pieces. It's gameplay first and once you're traversing the infinite space of the Void stages, everything else basically just falls away.
  4. Feb 24, 2021
    74
    Blue Fire is full of little gems and totally deserves your attention.
  5. Feb 9, 2021
    73
    Blue Fire is a good action platformer that knows how to keep the player engaged. There are some difficulty spikes, so you will have to be patient sometimes.
  6. Mar 2, 2021
    70
    Blue Fire is a real mixed bag. For all of the enjoyable platforming, there is the annoying combat. For all of the exploration, as you dash and jump around Penumbra, you can easily lose a chunk of time through game crashes. Despite all of the issues that frustrated me, I still really enjoyed the game when it would let me. If you're willing to risk the game crashing now and then, Blue Fire happens to be quite the platformer.
  7. Feb 16, 2021
    40
    There are glimpses of brilliance in Blue Fire when completing Voids and making one's way through dungeons, but it's all overshadowed by technical issues and some frustrating design choices. Blue Fire lifts a lot from Dark Souls and Zelda, but is unlikely to appeal to diehard fans of either franchise.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 36
  2. Negative: 7 out of 36
  1. Feb 24, 2021
    10
    Beat the game with 99%. Got every health upgrade, every cloak, every sword, every spirit, and every spirit slot, and finished every questBeat the game with 99%. Got every health upgrade, every cloak, every sword, every spirit, and every spirit slot, and finished every quest before I even attempted the final boss. That’s how much I enjoyed playing this game. I rarely ever complete games on this level. The last one I put this much time into was Hollow Knight and I gave that one a 10 out of 10 too. Robi Studios knocked this one out of the park. The simple yet deep controls and strategies in this game harken back to Zelda gameplay. No reading tutorials or dialogue for hours on end just to get a hang of things. It’s fun from minute one. The value you get for the price of this game makes the AAA studios look like they’re digging their games out of a dumpster. Games like these are why I never sleep on indie titles anymore. They are the games we grew up with in the late 90s/early 2000s. It’s challenging as hell. But that challenge reaps its weight in rewards if you persevere. I can’t stress the level of content and passion present here. You will collect swords and cloaks faster and in such a large quantity that you won’t even have time to try out you’re new gear before you’re given a new/awesome set that will taunt you from the inventory screen. No gatcha mechanics or rnJesus BS here. All equipment is pre-staged and it’s up to you to discover and claim for yourself. It’s very possible to find the most powerful swords before the final boss so exploration is encouraged. And don’t even get me started on the atmosphere. Maybe I’m a sucker for once thriving now desolate magnificent kingdoms to explore. Or maybe I just hate how over populated our world is and these games provide a tranquil escape. Either way I will be looking forward to anymore content released in the world of blue fire should Robi Studios decide to revisit this true work of art. Expand
  2. Feb 7, 2021
    10
    Blue Fire the platform ninja zelda title I always wanted.
    For an indy game it has amazing controls, fantastic level design, and graphics that
    Blue Fire the platform ninja zelda title I always wanted.
    For an indy game it has amazing controls, fantastic level design, and graphics that suite the game well.
    Some people may find parts to be a bit frustrating, like the lack of checkpoints and long runs back after death, or the lack of any kind of map. I find these to be parts are part of what makes the game difficult but rewarding. If you get lost easily in 3d worlds you might struggle, but you'll likely memorise most areas and get good and running through them really fast by the time you finish them.
    There is no X on map, you have to explore to find everything. You'll find out of reach areas and try over and over different ways to see if you can access them until you. The skill progression is nicely paced and slowly trains your muscle memory so that stringing together multiple moves (jump, wall run, jump, wall run, dash, double jump) is second nature the first time you try it. The power options (spirits) are good enough to matter but limited enough to be simple and easy to follow. This game has struck the perfect balance of making death matter and not be something you want, but without it being so bad that you'd be tempted to rest your game and start from an old save (which you can't do anyway).
    This is one of the most fun I've had on the switch. I suspect other folks will not be as enthusiastic about this game as I am (10/10) but I expect anyone who loves platforming and adventure will dig it.
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  3. Apr 8, 2021
    9
    I had medium expectations for this game, but it is actually extremely good. Once you get used to the slightly odd feel of combat and movementI had medium expectations for this game, but it is actually extremely good. Once you get used to the slightly odd feel of combat and movement and some other things - this is an extremely well made 3D metroidvania/Zeldaish/gothic game, with a very interesting world. My only gripe is with some of the void challenges, where a checkpoint would be welcome. Not because i complain about difficulty, but having to go through the easier portions of a challenge to die at the very tough sections over and over, becomes somewhat tedious. Other than that an excellent game. Expand
  4. Feb 10, 2021
    8
    This could definitely be a 10. This is a truly amazing game. Amazing platforming, Amazing Combat, Amazing Music, Amazing souls like currency,This could definitely be a 10. This is a truly amazing game. Amazing platforming, Amazing Combat, Amazing Music, Amazing souls like currency, Amazing Zelda like dungeons, beautiful locals, the story is decent. But the bugs and crashes. The switch version of this game can not handle the lava lake at all. I’ve never seen a switch game crash this much. If they patch this game, this score will definitely go up to a 10/10 but it’s just so buggy. Expand
  5. Apr 6, 2021
    7
    At times I really enjoyed this game, and at other times I was really annoyed with it. While the game shines in its platforming andAt times I really enjoyed this game, and at other times I was really annoyed with it. While the game shines in its platforming and simple-yet-charming style, there were several quality of life issues I encountered. The biggest annoyance was the multiple loading-screens required to get back to Lord Sirion after a death: 1. Death loading screen 2. Entering the Fire Chamber door loading screen. 3. Unskippable cutscene of opening boss arena door. 4. Thankfully skippable cutscene of Sirion coming out to fight.
    I'm no stranger to long walk-backs to fight a boss (played all From Software games), but these were the most tedious.
    Those Void levels were all a blast though (except the elevator ones).
    Similar situation for the final boss.
    The game starts out strong, but has some pacing issues and struggled to get me across the finish line with enthusiasm.
    As the others say, yes, Blue Fire is derivative in almost every aspect of the game. But the devs still made something overall fun, so I'll take it. Look forward to seeing what they release next and how they grow beyond Blue Fire.
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  6. Feb 8, 2021
    7
    The game is very fun to play even though it is lacking a bit of polish. But the platforming feels very good and the combat is nice andThe game is very fun to play even though it is lacking a bit of polish. But the platforming feels very good and the combat is nice and satisfying as well. I only didn't like some Vpid challenges which are challenging platforming sections, because the depth didn't help you much and basically you had to predict where to land. Nonetheless, I went through the whole thing and almost 100% and I recommend it, maybe on sale if you aren't sure. Expand
  7. Mar 9, 2021
    0
    Eu tive uma experiência terrivel com essa copia de hollow knight e zelda, no começo ja estava bugado e tive que reiniciar o meu save pois naoEu tive uma experiência terrivel com essa copia de hollow knight e zelda, no começo ja estava bugado e tive que reiniciar o meu save pois nao conseguia passar por causa de um bug do jogo, o jogo tem uma péssima animação como por exemplo as plataformas atravessam paredes e alguns personagens invisíveis para o preço dele, ele deveria ter sido mais trabalhado para ficar mais divertido e menos bugado Expand

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