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Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

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  • Summary: Figment is a whimsical-looking adventure game that is also a full-fledged musical.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jun 27, 2018
    90
    It looks gorgeous on the Switch, both in handheld and when docked, and all of the gorgeous artwork stuns with every scene. It is the music, however, that stands out amongst everything else. Each boss has a song to accompany it, and every song in the game is catchy, with great lyrics that compliment the writing of the entirety of Figment. I adore this game, and with the ability to take it on your travels I’d highly recommend you play this now.
  2. Jul 3, 2018
    86
    Figment is a beautifully made puzzle-adventure action game that sits among the finest indie games on Switch. The gorgeous storybook art style, sweeping soundtrack, enjoyable puzzles, and the thought-provoking storyline is what makes Figment a must-play experience. The pacing, humour, and creativity are all top notch, and it sets everything up for a hard-hitting and memorable finale.
  3. Aug 2, 2018
    80
    While the puzzles aren't a huge draw, the look and presentation of the game are so unique and interesting that the game's still really easy for me to recommend. It's poetic, and while maybe not incredibly deep, does excellent work with bringing the nightmares to life and infusing their songs with the fear and dread they represent. Fear is the mind killer – and your quest to vanquish those fears is one you'll enjoy going on.
  4. 75
    It’s clear that a lot shown in Figment is not what the focus of the experience, it’s the puzzles, which don’t always stick the landing. A handful of exceptions crop up, but not nearly as many as I would have liked. Check out Figment if you’re interested in taking on a puzzle adventure indie, with some cute visual touches, and can handle a little puzzle fatigue.
  5. Jul 19, 2018
    75
    Figment means action. Wonderful arts and an unconventional story are the things that Figment brings us. This game also moves us to the world of mental states where we will fight against nightmares and fears found there.
  6. Sep 12, 2018
    70
    Figment is an adventure game that proposes something unusual but not any less topical and relevant: how to deal with depression. With that in mind, the game presents a series of very attractive-looking hand-drawn sets that come to life during the game and a dynamic soundtrack that follows the players during the puzzle-solving duties. While the game's combats feel too simple and the puzzles are somewhat repetitive, this is without a doubt a very good approach to a complex theme and which will appeal to fans of adventure and puzzle games alike.
  7. Jun 27, 2018
    60
    Figment’s mechanics are woefully underdeveloped, but the rest of the game is so cohesive and often brilliant that it’s difficult to dismiss out of hand. The ambient soundtrack, and especially the boss songs go a long way and are worth playing through the slight, five hour game to hear if that interests you at all. If not, the gameplay can be downright boring at times.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 26, 2021
    9
    Truly beautiful for a short game. The music is just outstanding and the art is great. Very fun to play and I enjoyed the creativity of havingTruly beautiful for a short game. The music is just outstanding and the art is great. Very fun to play and I enjoyed the creativity of having each boss sing their song. The puzzles were nice and the levels well designed.
    The levels that go with the story are also well represented. For example having the memory puzzles or logic puzzles in the right level.
    All in all, a great experience
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  2. Mar 6, 2021
    9
    I loved this game. Cerebrum city was like looking inside my own mind. The end was emotional and heartwarming. Well worth playing. EspeciallyI loved this game. Cerebrum city was like looking inside my own mind. The end was emotional and heartwarming. Well worth playing. Especially if u like puzzle games. Fab soundtrack and pretty graphics Expand
  3. Mar 30, 2021
    9
    The audiovisual experience is this game’s strongest point. The puzzles, platforming, and boss fights are nothing special, but it’s a shortThe audiovisual experience is this game’s strongest point. The puzzles, platforming, and boss fights are nothing special, but it’s a short game, so just get it on sale and you won’t regret it. Expand
  4. Jul 17, 2018
    8
    Wow, the user score on here for this game is ridiculous!
    For me it was a really fun, charming and interesting experience.
    + the music is
    Wow, the user score on here for this game is ridiculous!
    For me it was a really fun, charming and interesting experience.

    + the music is amazing and outstanding; things in your surrounding become part of the music when you get closer to them and even the bosses chant while fighting you (it has a musical vibe to it)
    + the art style is pretty (reminds me of the graphic novels by Shaun Tan) and surreal
    + there is full voice acting (even when you knock on doors of houses - and there are many- someone answers) - and the voice acting is great (though over-the-top comparable to children's films)
    + the story -though not outstanding- has the right pace to accompany you on your journey and has a great overall (philosophic/psychological) tone to it
    + the puzzles are rather fun (though not mindblowingly creative)
    + it had a nice difficulty and the learning curve to me was well-balanced; it wasn't too challenging so that you could enjoy it and didn't get stuck for too long; at the same time boss fights and some puzzles were challenging enough to be rewarding
    + the game had a great sense of progress
    + it was about 5-7 hours long, which felt perfect for me; it didn't overstay its welcome nor did it finish too abruptly

    - it is English, but with subtitles (which is no problem for me, but should be mentioned)
    - the German subtitles sometimes were missing and only "Err: 501" or something appeared while clearly more text was sung (if you speak English, if it gets patched or if it doesn't occur in your language, this problem is harmless of course)
    - I wish there was a way to listen to the music/songs via the games menu after having beaten it; since the developers clearly put a lot of effort into them
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  5. May 7, 2021
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game was a bitter sweet experience for me. One one hand the story is compelling, the arts and grafics are absolutely beautiful. But a game simply can’t sustain just from that . Unfortunately I had a couple of bugs and crashes. The character movements are very slow (tedious) and the loading as well. Some puzzles look like are for grownups (very brainy) . By that I mean not for the young unless you are gifted. Some puzzles/clues are outlandish, like the one of the pipe organ. I’m a seasoned professional musician and there was no sense in the puzzle (had to use trial and error a million times). I guess devs do this to extend the gameplay time. Bad devs! The voices/dialogs are like little children’s storytelling. It’s cute and all but after 30 minutes of that, it becomes really annoying. Like I said before , it’s sad because of the love put into this game and the art , music and ambiance , which are on point. It’s just the gameplay/action that makes it tedious. For the art and music I would give a 10 but for the gameplay I would give a seven. So I would go for an 8 just because there was a lot of love put into this game.’ Expand
  6. Jan 23, 2020
    7
    A quirky action/adventure with engaging puzzle elements. Art style is filled with humor and surrealism. The original songs and music were funA quirky action/adventure with engaging puzzle elements. Art style is filled with humor and surrealism. The original songs and music were fun and contributed a lot to the atmosphere. At times, the voice acting falls flat, and in certain parts, the sound editing made for some weird overlaps. I found the story to be a tad predictable, so the emotional payoff wasn't as impactful as I imagine the developers would have liked it to be. Expand
  7. May 18, 2019
    6
    The history is great. Graphics and music are wonderful. The level design is perfect. However, on the other hand, The loading screens betweensThe history is great. Graphics and music are wonderful. The level design is perfect. However, on the other hand, The loading screens betweens areas are incomprehensibly long considering the graphics and the power of the console. Controls are a bit rought. During the game I found a few important bugs and a log out. The duration of the game is neither a strong point, it's about seven hours. I bought on sale for 10 euros, I won't never buy it for 20 euros. Expand

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