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  • Summary: In Fe, players are enchanted by the natural surroundings as they uncover secrets, complete side quests, and meet the mystical creatures of the forest. Players climb, glide and dig as they voyage through the open experience meeting, interacting and rescuing plants and animals from the SilentIn Fe, players are enchanted by the natural surroundings as they uncover secrets, complete side quests, and meet the mystical creatures of the forest. Players climb, glide and dig as they voyage through the open experience meeting, interacting and rescuing plants and animals from the Silent Ones, the machine antagonists that are threatening the forest. Through unparalleled freedom of exploration in a world full of discoveries to uncover, players become Fe and never want to leave. [Electronic Arts] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    It's that sort of depth that makes Fe's story so affecting, even if it seems quite straightforward and even predictable on the surface. I saw every twist from a mile out, and yet I never felt like the story suffered as a result. Rather, Fe is a fairy tale: the sort of story that finds charm in its simplicity and familiarity, but has a lot to say to anyone willing to dig beneath the surface. In that, it's a resounding success.
  2. 90
    This expertly paced journey through nature provides a similar spiritual cleansing that one gets on a summer hike, and that’s a wonderful feeling if you’re currently stuck with the winter blues.
  3. Mar 1, 2018
    90
    Fe is just a beautiful, ambitious game that takes a lot of established ideas and puts it all together to make a thoughtful, enjoyable experience. While there are a few moments of frustration, the game still trusts you to learn and grow in your own time, making for a unique package.
  4. Feb 17, 2018
    70
    The experience is meditative and relaxing, with no real combat, and Fe feels unlike anything else because of it.
  5. Mar 5, 2018
    70
    Fe is a short but enjoyable experience, but it never reaches the heights of other games that tackle similar interpretative game concepts. The platforming is hit-and-miss, the story is all right but not always emotionally engaging, and it's plagued with some frame rate stutters on the Switch. It's a treat for your eyes and ears throughout the five-hour story, and it features collectibles if you want to spend a few extra hours with Fe after the credits have rolled.
  6. Mar 4, 2018
    63
    Graphically speaking Fe is magical, but it is a bit buggy and too rough around the edges to really shine.
  7. Feb 15, 2018
    50
    Fe is an artsy and clunky platformer that feels artsy for arts sake. The story is barely there, the movement isn’t fun, and it is an all-around let down.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Feb 17, 2018
    10
    Fe needs to grow on you. You won't get any help, really 100% adventure - you have to explore, learn, watch and most important LISTEN! Fe is aFe needs to grow on you. You won't get any help, really 100% adventure - you have to explore, learn, watch and most important LISTEN! Fe is a small fantasy animal, cute and charming. The more you learn and understand, the more the world/game opens up!
    The graphics are beautiful, the music gives you the true atmosphere of a forrest from Scandinavia.
    Fe isn't for those gamers that like "action" - Fe is a relaxing, exploring/adventuring game, enjoying the sounds, creatures and so on.
    My opion is that the critics a bit to hard on the game. Zoink! studios made a little fantasy gem but gets punished of the legacy from EA.
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  2. Aug 19, 2020
    9
    O jogo é maravilhoso! Não tente entender o jogo com lógica humana, entenda com a lógica da natureza e você vai ver o quão lindo é esse jogo. OO jogo é maravilhoso! Não tente entender o jogo com lógica humana, entenda com a lógica da natureza e você vai ver o quão lindo é esse jogo. O sons ambiente criaram um cenário com um ecossistema próprio do jogo. As interações do jogo fazem o jogador compreender a cena mesmo sem palavras.
    O único contra é que as luzes são muito fortes e os cenários quase que monocromáticos, o que incomodou minha visão e da minha esposa.
    Eu joguei do início ao fim, mas sempre saía com lágrimas dos olhos, parte pela emoção dos acontecimentos e parte pelas luzes que forçavam a minha visão.
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  3. Apr 9, 2018
    9
    Having played Fe for more than 10 hours I just cannot keep to wonder where all the negative/mediocre reviews come from. It's an amazing game!Having played Fe for more than 10 hours I just cannot keep to wonder where all the negative/mediocre reviews come from. It's an amazing game!

    Beautiful art direction and soothing music make it a great game to unwind after a long day. Gameplay is fun and some puzzles can be challanging if you're going after all collectable crystals and other secrets. Fe's open world offers lots to discover in every location which makes the exploration aspect fun and rewarding.

    Loved the unique way the story was unfolded and how it worked so well with core gameplay mechanics.

    The only downside is Switch optimization - in busy areas the frame rate drop was noticeable, at least in the handheld mode. That's the only negative thing I've found about this game.

    Having said that, basically everything about this game is charming - 9/10.
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  4. Feb 19, 2018
    8
    Fe is a very lovely-looking game and somewhat feels like a good 3D equivalent of Ori. The only thing I can criticize, however, is itsFe is a very lovely-looking game and somewhat feels like a good 3D equivalent of Ori. The only thing I can criticize, however, is its technical performance, what with the 30 FPS (instead of the much-preferred 60 FPS) and small, but occasional pauses (like a brief lock-up, except it never actually crashed). If the developers were to fix these issues, that'll be great!

    All I can honestly say is, its great game with beautiful art and cute creatures. Worth checking out!
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  5. Feb 16, 2018
    7
    Fe
    A mix of charming, frustrating, and confusing
    Fe is a 5 and a half hour long open world 3d platformer with a dash of collectathon
    Fe
    A mix of charming, frustrating, and confusing
    Fe is a 5 and a half hour long open world 3d platformer with a dash of collectathon elements where you play as an adorable fox like animal out to save the forest from these not so adorable glowing eye jerks that are trapping your animal friends..
    You’re sent to one section of the map at a time to complete a task to unlock a new song to sing...
    As singing is how you interact with the world...
    to learn a new language you have to help out the adult version of a certain animal...
    Youre able to sync up with the baby versions freely though, and they’ll help you through the worlds until you learn their language
    Learning a language can mean anthing from gathering stolen eggs, or freeing a giant deer and then climbing them shadow of the colossus style…
    these first 2 languages were the most clever and I feel as though the game quickly runs out of ideas for the remainder of the game..
    As the charm going forward is almost completely gone...
    these new languages will help you of course progress further into the game, but will also help you reach new areas for crystals that you can use to upgrade your abilities to make traversing this world just a little bit more easy…
    but traversing is just never fun...
    the platforming feels clunky aside from the snappy and satisfying tree climbing, youll be falling to the bottom of areas numerous times just to have to restart your climb especially once gliding is involved
    And interacting with the world feels more like busy work than actual interaction..
    Constant language changing with your wheel while you’re trying to figure out the right path to the marker on the map...
    The platforming isn’t awful though... its very passible, but the lack of polish is noticeable...
    Thankfully the beauty and the charm of this world makes up for all of this...
    the interactions with the different animals are adorable…
    the colors, the feel, and the music help immerse you into this world…
    Enemy encounters here are terrifying and are spread perfectly as well keeping this game perfectly paced…
    I never felt the game overstayed its welcome...
    Though the ending is definitely a head scratcher mostly because of how anti-climactic it ends up feeling and how lousy of a job the game does at making you care about its story ...
    The game just feels as though it ends abruptly and I felt no feeling of accomplishment
    I didn’t necessarily want more
    it was just like… um okay?
    But dispite my complaints I still enjoyed getting there...
    I appreciate the giant puzzle this game ends up being…
    the gameplay is constantly being changed, keeping the game fresh and engaging from start to finish...
    You’re never just going through the motions…
    youre always thinking and planning routes in your heads
    unfortunately though there just isn’t anything memorable here…
    It has the potential...
    The opening 2 levels showed promise…
    The game just drops the ball and forgets the great halfway through
    I give Fe
    a 6.5/10
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  6. Mar 9, 2020
    6
    It's not the best game but it's not the worst. Worth your time if you are interested.
  7. Feb 20, 2018
    4
    I bought this because it looked interesting and in the same artistic style of games like journey or Abzu. Unfortunately it is not nearly asI bought this because it looked interesting and in the same artistic style of games like journey or Abzu. Unfortunately it is not nearly as compelling. I found the overall world and mechanics to be really confusing and tedious. The story is too vague to mean anything despite some cool moments, and the open world all looks bland and the same. Despite being a small fox creature the character controls are very loose with poor jumping/climbing mechanics. It's really frustrating that the fox can't climb any walls or pull himself up onto ledges...because the world is made almost entirely out of rocky ledges. You have to always find a tree to climb up and glide places, which is very tedious. I also don't like that progression is mostly tied to collecting miscellaneous stones - again, tedious. The progression relationship between learning new songs and collecting all of the various items is also vague and takes a while to figure out, making it unclear where you can go and where you can't.

    The art style itself is fairly unique but looks inconsistent in some areas due to foggy/faded backgrounds and strange lighting. I also couldn't figure out a way to fast travel around the world, which is frustrating because the geography is surprisingly large and tedious to get around. This caused me to not finish the game - I stopped about three hours into the supposed five hour length. The cat and mouse gameplay with some of the enemies is also annoying from unpredictable AI. Overall Fe feels like it's imitating better games, or trying too hard to be artistic just for the sake of being artistic - without a clear overall vision. It's visuals are not amazing enough to make up for the annoying controls and meandering game play. There are some fun moments and a few cool ideas but overall bland and tedious.

    Also, as a side note the Switch version had poor and consistent frame rate problems for me, especially in handheld mode, which is why I'm giving it a 4 instead of a 5. Usually I don't care that much about frame rate, but this one was noticeably bad.
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