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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: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Feb 22, 2018
    90
    Players who aren’t willing to relax a bit and let Fe take some control of their experience might have trouble, but most everyone else will find an affecting, unique romp through the woods backed by touching moments and some of the most inventive design to come from a major publisher in ages.
  2. Feb 15, 2018
    85
    EA Originals’ first game, Fe, is a beautiful and whimsical platformer that takes you on a magical and musical adventure though a colorful Nordic-inspired world.
  3. Feb 27, 2018
    80
    With FE, Zoink Games proves that it have the trust of Electronic Arts with a 3D platform with a different and visually stunning artistic design.
  4. Feb 16, 2018
    70
    While there's no denying that we need to be reminded that living in harmony with the natural world gives us strength, Fe's gameplay mechanics and moment-to-moment action are not always rewarding. Its emotional arc lacks the clear structure and coherent ending that some of its cousins -- like Journey or Ori -- have done better. Fe's world is aesthetically pretty but pretty frustrating to navigate, given the imprecision of its platforming and while its use of music --both in gameplay and as an underscore -- is unique and lovely, it isn't quite enough to carry the game for its handful of hours.
  5. Feb 27, 2018
    70
    Fe is a game with a clear message and most of all a game that knows how to impress with a unique style. A wonderful world with pleasant music is waiting for patient gamers.
  6. Mar 8, 2018
    65
    Overall, Fe is a decent little game. While there’s not much to do except solve a puzzle, travel to the next puzzle, solve it, it still has some interesting things going for it. I just really wish the camera and platforming was a bit better, and while I understand what the developers were going for with the minimalist tutorial and explanation in both gameplay and story, I could have used a bit more just to help out in some instances. It’s not a bad game, but it’s not a very memorable one either.
  7. Feb 15, 2018
    50
    For a game that leans so hard into the feeling of discovery, Fe has shockingly little to say about anything. It has no clear goals or worthwhile revelations. The idea of mystery is more alluring than any of the actual mysteries in this forest. It's certainly pretty, and the platforming and light puzzle-solving are adequate enough. But Fe very obviously aims to evoke a certain emotional response, and it fails to evoke much of anything at all. That's nothing short of disappointing. Sometimes the trees are just trees.

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  1. Feb 21, 2018
    10
    I was so excited for this game after watching a demo at Gamescom last year. The art, music, and theme were right up my alley. FortunatelyI was so excited for this game after watching a demo at Gamescom last year. The art, music, and theme were right up my alley. Fortunately after getting my hands on it last week, it did not disappoint. The game is beautiful, the music stirring, and the game mechanics are tight and original. Although very short, I thought everything was really well executed. To me the game kind of felt like if Viva Pinatas and Inside Out had a weird, yet lovable baby. Expand
  2. Feb 18, 2018
    8
    When I first saw Fe it without a doubt was something that tickled my fancy a great deal, and I was actually looking forward to it quite a lot.When I first saw Fe it without a doubt was something that tickled my fancy a great deal, and I was actually looking forward to it quite a lot. Thankfully Zoink! have done the 3D platformer genre justice and when it’s all said and done to say I had an enjoyable time with the game would be a massive understatement. Obviously the most important thing about a game like this is the platforming, and thankfully I never suffered with any problems throughout my playthrough here. Everything felt tight and responsive at all times and this made exploring very fun. Speaking about exploring this game is without a doubt at its best when you explore greatly. There are plenty of things for you to find and the world emanates beauty and feels alive at every turn, which is great. Unfortunately though the game is a little on the short side and I definitely wanted more, which is a testament to how much I enjoyed this game. Something that really makes Fe stand out over the other game’s in the genre is the game’s mechanics. Each different mechanic plays a vital part in the process of the game and it adds to the story which is very unique in some ways. As far as the gameplay goes I actually found it to be pretty decent. There are plenty of puzzles for you to get to grips with and I found these puzzles to be very charming and very rewarding once completed. I will say though that I would have definitely liked a bit more of a challenge when playing this game because I never once felt like I was in trouble and this can harm the game’s replayability. The presentation side of the game is absolutely perfect in my opinion. Visually the game looks gorgeous and you can tell that each different area has had a lot of love and effort put into it. The sound design is also amazing and without a doubt it creates a very charming and immersive atmosphere that never lets you go. At the end of the day Fe surprised me a great deal because I didn’t expect it to be this good. Don’t get me wrong I didn’t think it was going to be bad, but I was shocked by how much I enjoyed my time with the game. Everything about the game shines very bright and the love and effort that’s gone into it is apparent from the get go and for that reason it gets a massive recommendation from me. Expand
  3. 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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