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  • Summary: Foregone has players take on the role of the city of Calagan’s strongest Arbiter, tasked with investigating the sudden resurgence of an all-corrupting force known as the Harrow. The Arbiter will destroy legions of enemies, battle formidable bosses, and collect a wide array of upgradeableForegone has players take on the role of the city of Calagan’s strongest Arbiter, tasked with investigating the sudden resurgence of an all-corrupting force known as the Harrow. The Arbiter will destroy legions of enemies, battle formidable bosses, and collect a wide array of upgradeable loot as she embarks on a twisted journey to unravel the haunting truth behind the Harrow. The intense, combat-focused title features fluid pixel artwork, combining old-school visual influences with modern 3D animation technology. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Jan 4, 2021
    88
    Looks good, plays good, a nice use of souls-like mechanics to penalize players for dying but still lets you run freely and enjoy the game at your own pace; there is a lot to like about Foregone. It lands itself squarely near the top of the 2D action platformer pyramid. A little more depth in the skill tree and a little more oomph in the special abilities could take it to that next level, but it stands on solid footing and offers a class leading experience.
  2. Nov 13, 2020
    85
    Foregone is a good 2D action platformer, and worth a play-through. I’ve played many games that are easy to put down when the review is done, but Foregone is staying in my rotation for a while.
  3. Oct 20, 2020
    76
    Foregone, although initially weakened by a certain lack of personality, finally manages to impose its own rhythm, distinguishing itself as a fun and carefully developed action. The empowerment of the protagonist and her equipment keep the attention, while the difficulty, high but never prohibitive, puts the player on the one who lives, without ever throwing him into frustration. The derivative design soon gives way to an excellent technical department, capable of providing scenarios between the pleasant and the wonderful. Foregone, on the whole, is a pleasant and fascinating experience, which never manages to explode completely, but holds for its entire duration.
  4. 70
    Foregone is a good game from start to finish. The combat provides an exciting challenge, the art style is on point, and there are just enough mechanics mixed in from various genres to keep things interesting throughout. However, following the source material of the inspirations a little too closely means Foregone can feel like a lot of good ideas that don’t come together in a fully-thought-out package.
  5. Nov 6, 2020
    70
    Foregone is a graphically gorgeous, if not derivative, romp that struggles to create many memorable moments or differentiate itself from contemporary action-platformers.
  6. Oct 15, 2020
    70
    If you're a fan of challenging games like Dead Cells, this definitely worth your attention despite some minor flaws and a general lack of depth.
  7. Nov 9, 2020
    40
    If there is one easy way to describe Foregone, it is disappointing. It is on the edge of actually being a very great game, but all of its parts are just completely average. Combat is too slow, gear is too boring, skill upgrades are nearly non-existent and there is just too little that is 'cool' about the game to keep a player going. The game needs far more of its purported story, combat needs to be far more fluid, and the RPG mechanics need heavy expansions before this game can be recommended.

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  1. Nov 28, 2020
    10
    Another game where I felt I was playing a different game than the reviewers.

    The game is a ton of fun and high quality. It is fast(upgradeing
    Another game where I felt I was playing a different game than the reviewers.

    The game is a ton of fun and high quality. It is fast(upgradeing your character can make combat faster), colorful, has great animations, you find different skills as you explore, and is just slick and fun. The loot is ok. I don't care for that, but you can upgrade them to be stronger. All in all a fun fun surprise. Took a risk, bought it on sale and I am having a very good time. Don't trust reviewers or youtubers who show the first 20 mins of a game (which is pretty much a majority of them).

    Performance is good. Had one crash but it never happened again.

    Also, it is not a rougelike game. It is a 2D action game with handcrafted levels.
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  2. Oct 19, 2020
    6
    When I saw the first trailer for the game, I had the thought that it would finally be possible to replace Dead Cells with something new.When I saw the first trailer for the game, I had the thought that it would finally be possible to replace Dead Cells with something new.

    And if you don't look closely, that's the way it is. We run on platforms, kill opponents from a variety of weapons, but unfortunately the game did not live up to expectations.

    1) The amount of equipment is terribly small, and to make it seem to the player that this is not so - the weapon has a different rarity from ordinary (gray) to some super rare (red). Yes, grinding your gear will be an important element of the game if you want more powerful weapons and gold to improve them.

    2) Complexity. Unfortunately, after completing Dead Cells, this game only causes difficulty once. On the final boss. And if you die, you can take half of what you lost, or teleport closer to the place of death and collect everything that fell out.

    Yes, the plot is better written here, but this is a fairly easy game with a small amount of content and an emphasis on grinding.
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