Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jan 28, 2018
    90
    The gameplay was kept interesting and entertaining throughout, with every boss fight feeling fresh and none of them feeling like repeats.
  2. 85
    Furi is an excellent little game. With ten thrilling boss fights and excellent movement options, it is just a pure joy to play. The only real problem is that the experience is over before you know it. Sure, you can play it multiple times and get better, but there is some loss of the magic there. That initial thrill made me pumped to take on the next step, and see what journey had in store for me. The feeling when you overcome the odds is wonderful.
  3. Jan 11, 2018
    85
    As an example of boss fights at their finest, Furi is a great game. And when it was over, I felt like I’d achieved something, even on easy mode. I suppose the reason I’m a little disappointed in the game is that it left me wanting more and that’s a good thing. Furi is out today, January 11th, on Nintendo Switch. If you’ve yet to play it elsewhere and love the premise, give it a look.
  4. Feb 7, 2018
    80
    At some times, Furi seems to cross the line of what you consider a fun and fair challenge. Even so, it creates a restless atmosphere with its intriguing narrative, electrified soundtrack and mixture of hack n’ slash and bullet hell boss-rush gameplay.
  5. Jan 24, 2018
    80
    Furi delivers an intense, hardcore action experience packed with challenging boss fights and a fascinating narrative.
  6. Jan 19, 2018
    80
    A fantastic genre mash-up between hack and slash, boss rush and twin-stick bullet hell shooters, Furi is as unique a blend now as it was in 2016. It fits effortlessly onto the Nintendo Switch, but it’s a game that is waiting to challenge you and worth testing yourself against on other platforms.
  7. Jan 11, 2018
    80
    Furi for the Nintendo Switch delivers the same experience as the rest of the platforms, offering fast and demanding action, a killer soundtrack and an oniric atmosphere with great character designs.
  8. Jan 11, 2018
    80
    Furi is still awesome on Nintendo Switch. You might be better play with a controller, though.
  9. Jan 15, 2018
    75
    It has been ace playing Furi on the Switch and while the port isn’t perfect, Furi on Switch is a great way to experience the game.
  10. Jan 17, 2018
    70
    Furi looks gorgeous and runs well on the Switch, but its unforgiving gameplay may be too much for some. The gameplay can become frustrating and monotonous, but anyone who's willing to be challenged will be thoroughly entertained with Furi.
  11. Jan 12, 2018
    70
    It's a good port with the same experience. Nice music, fantastic art design and throbbing gameplay. The walking simulator part is the only bad thing within the game.
  12. Jan 12, 2018
    70
    It has a few problems, but if you're looking for a sharp action game with plenty of challenge, Furi is for you.
  13. Jan 11, 2018
    70
    Furi's series of dauntingly challenging boss fights are capable of turning all but the most committed of player into a gibbering wreck. It's a deceptively clever game that combines shooter and and beat-'em-up mechanics, all wrapped up in a stylish anime-influenced shell. It's not for everyone, with numerous difficulty spikes and an over-reliance on repetition. But it's refreshing to see a game rewards patient observation and persistence, as well as mastery of a carefully calibrated control system.
  14. Jan 25, 2018
    60
    Furi is a great mix of hack and slash with a bullet hell. Where the game performs really great on the action level, the game misses the mark when things get quiet. Still it is a very enjoyable game, but it has its flaws.
  15. Jan 22, 2018
    60
    Thanks to its well crafted gameplay and a high quality visual environment, Furi will certainly please veteran fans of more old-school styles of play. Where it fells short is when it come to its difficulty level, which often feels too frustrating and its lifespan, which turns out to be too short.
  16. Jan 11, 2018
    50
    If you want a minimalist, reaction-based action game with style and a kick-ass soundtrack, go for it. If like me you equate playing a game to reading a good book, then it's definitely not for you.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Jan 17, 2018
    9
    its a great port, those saying it has worse music or frame drops than other version either havent analysed it properly or are spouting othersits a great port, those saying it has worse music or frame drops than other version either havent analysed it properly or are spouting others opinions (theres one review on youtube that recorded the audio with issues, the actual game doesnt have audio issues at all... & the developers themselves stated furi on switch runs at a very similar frame rate to the ps4 version, which is close to but not locked at 60fps) the only real difference is the switch version is portable which could be a huge bonus if you want that & it has slightly blurry textures compared to xbox one & ps4, but the difference is minimal you can see this in online comparisons.

    the reviewer below saying the frame rate drops below 20-30fps is lying as far as im concerned, ive not seen that and neither has any other reviewer shown that to be the case so far.
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  2. Aug 9, 2018
    8
    Furi does things that only independent games can afford. It has a very focused, suffocatingly narrow structure: like in a modern version ofFuri does things that only independent games can afford. It has a very focused, suffocatingly narrow structure: like in a modern version of Punch Out!!, you either beat the next challenger, or you're stuck. It sports exceptionally good electronic music and a surprisingly well-written, well-acted script that pushes you forward just to see what happens next. It has great, unconventional character design.

    Above all, Furi is hard. If you don't consider yourself a hardcore gamer, or if you have low tolerance for frustration, then stay away from this title. You could play it at the lowest difficulty level, but then what's the point? Some very good gamers apparently complete Furi it in a matter of hours, but it took me a very long time, sometimes replaying the same battle dozens of times, before I could get the "good" ending.

    Overall, Furi is a love-it-or-hate-it game. It might not be everybody's cup of tea, but we should all be glad it exists. It focuses on combat that sometimes doesn't flow as well as it should, but you've got to admire how it stands for its central idea. Furi is definitely a niche game, but if you happen to be in that niche, it might become one of your favourites.
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  3. Jan 15, 2018
    7
    A really fun game to play on the go,
    However,
    Cons: -Too much motion blurr -Bad Port -Glitches -Bad sound quality compare to other
    A really fun game to play on the go,
    However,

    Cons:
    -Too much motion blurr
    -Bad Port
    -Glitches
    -Bad sound quality compare to other platforms
    -Drops under 30-20 fps

    Pros:
    -Bosses are challenging and each one can be approched how you want.
    -Each of your abilities allows you to play how you want (exemple range/melee)
    -Game is not repetitive but you will die and restart over.
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