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  • Summary: Forspoken is an action RPG that follows the journey of Frey, a young New Yorker transported to the beautiful and cruel land of Athia. In search of a way home, Frey must use her newfound magical abilities to traverse sprawling landscapes, battle monstrous creatures and defeat powerfulForspoken is an action RPG that follows the journey of Frey, a young New Yorker transported to the beautiful and cruel land of Athia. In search of a way home, Frey must use her newfound magical abilities to traverse sprawling landscapes, battle monstrous creatures and defeat powerful matriarchs known as Tantas. Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 100
  2. Negative: 8 out of 100
  1. Gaming Nexus
    Jan 23, 2023
    95
    Forspoken is absolutely fantastic. With all the spells you can unlock, the gear you can upgrade, the fights, the bosses, and a storyline that rivals the best video game stories, this isn't a return to form for SquareEnix, it's a testament that they still got it, and will have it for a very, very long time.
  2. SpazioGames
    Jan 23, 2023
    80
    Forspoken is a game of ups and downs. The title is much more focused on the story than on the open world component and this is not a bad thing at all. The narrative is enjoyable, but not without flaws, while the open world is very classic in style without particular flashes of originality.
  3. Game Informer
    Jan 23, 2023
    75
    Forspoken's story and combat fail to reach the heights of its movement and exploration, but thankfully those two latter elements make up most of the experience. I sprinted, often literally, through the campaign in about 15 hours, and now I have a large world filled with nooks and crannies I'm eager to run through and explore. The narrative won’t linger with me, and I avoided combat in the open world often, but I loved making Frey leap and fly through Athia to discover all its treasure chests and secrets.
  4. Digital Trends
    Jan 23, 2023
    70
    I would recommend Forspoken to action and RPG fans, but I wish I could give them one of my save files with total open-world freedom and most of the traversal and combat spells unlocked from the jump. The adventure is at its weakest when it's forcing players to wade through lots of poor narrative content that takes too long to pay off. Its best beats aren’t paced or delivered well and serve as a weighty vambrace holding back this game’s true magic: a dazzling open-world game that truly does feel next-gen.
  5. MMORPG.com
    Jan 23, 2023
    65
    In the end, Forspoken is okay, with its world, parkour, and combat as its high points. And while I didn’t thoroughly enjoy the story, I want to see Ella Balinksa as Frey again in a sequel as her performance (and, frankly, the majority of the cast) was a definite highlight, despite the poor writing she was given. Unfortunately, the performance issues really have made Forspoken hard to recommend at its full price, as it negatively impacts so much of the moment-to-moment gameplay. Hopefully with a few patches Square and Luminous can improve it over time. But until then, traveling down the rabbit hole into Athia might be best done on a sale.
  6. VG247
    Jan 23, 2023
    60
    In the cut-throat race for your attention, Forspoken feels like a new IP that’s trying to run full pelt alongside heavy-hitting franchises from other big publishers. But it ploughs, shin-first, through every hurdle along the way. Its stuttering start belies a combat system that’s worth investing the effort to learn, but takes so long to get up to full speed that it’s already on borrowed time.
  7. Hardcore Gamer
    Jan 23, 2023
    40
    Where Forspoken should’ve been a striking and appealing fresh start for Luminous Productions, the end result sadly is a game not only bland and unpolished, but deprived of a reason to care for its unfolding mystery. A bevvy of technical inconsistencies, lackluster open world design and most disappointing of all, a handful of systems with genuine enjoyment at times that don’t see their potential fully realized.

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  1. Jan 26, 2023
    10
    The hate for this game is overblown! Seriously! People ya really going to let people on the internet dictate what you like? I know I'm notThe hate for this game is overblown! Seriously! People ya really going to let people on the internet dictate what you like? I know I'm not going to allow anybody to dictate my purchase without doing sny research myself. Watch a walkthroughs and gameplays. Speaking of gameplay, its so awesome. Summon plants to shoot condense rocks at enemies. Summon clones made of fire to distract massive amount of enemies from charging you. You never could breathe there are always Monsters that is corrupted attacking you. Water magic that you surround alot of enemies and explode it at will. Electric magic that you Summon thunder, and etc. It has two endings for replay ability so worth it. The dialogues are much funnier. Those clips online were taking out of context so it seemed. I was caught off just like you but Forspoken is worth picking up. You won't regret it. I'm eager to get back into the world. I'm going to platinum it Expand
  2. Jan 31, 2023
    10
    I honestly don't understand all the hate this game receives. The game has amazing exploration, boss battles, combat and story. Sure, it hasI honestly don't understand all the hate this game receives. The game has amazing exploration, boss battles, combat and story. Sure, it has some nitpicks here and there but overall it's a superb game.

    I highly recommend it!
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  3. Jan 28, 2023
    8
    Forspoken is an intriguing game... alot of cool original ideas that if given the proper time and budget prolly could of become a great newForspoken is an intriguing game... alot of cool original ideas that if given the proper time and budget prolly could of become a great new franchise. Unfortunately though because of covid and what seemed to be just an idea that sparked from the tech demo and not alot of backing or time to fully grow it is a bit behind in the way of this gens offerings... thats not to say it isn't worth playing because it is fun and it's nice to have something original to get into.. once again ppl forget what gaming is all about these days but stleast playstation and square Enix still aren't afraid to take risks in their journey at finding or creating the future of gaming... you gotta appreciate evolution even when it doesn't always work out it atleast helps pave the way for the future... something other companies fail to achieve no matter how much money they have to throw at it... Expand
  4. Jan 26, 2023
    2
    This game causes a cringe from the first minutes. Made a REFUND. The game is worse than rotten eggs.
  5. Jan 27, 2023
    1
    The open world is empty and boring the detours are go here sneak up on a cat there's a few combat one but they last about a min once you haveThe open world is empty and boring the detours are go here sneak up on a cat there's a few combat one but they last about a min once you have played the story there nothing to do no side quest just nothing Combat is OK but magical effects are top busy you can't see the enemies as there's too much going on the screen

    Frey is a bitter horrible person just really selfish and annoying Save your penny's I would deffo avoid
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  6. Jan 31, 2023
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Playstation morreu no 2. Agora sabe lá quando vai sair algo que presta nesse console falido Expand
  7. Xsg
    Jan 26, 2023
    0
    Worst graphics I have ever seen and with dialogues meant to make you sleep.

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