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Round up: Farspoken’s divided reviews make for some rough reading

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Right now, though, these are the kinds of criticisms we’re seeing:

spoke A much better and more compelling game than I feared, but it also doesn’t reach the heights I dreamed of. Athea is a lot of fun to explore and the main quest keeps things interesting even if you get bored with the open-world checklist. But at the same time I can’t help but be disappointed with how safe it is spoke Open world play, and I’m not likely to go back to clear all those rote points of interest.”

IGN – 6/10

“Forspoken is a game you’ve probably seen before—from its conservative fish-out-of-water fantasy story to its massive open-world map full of repetitive optional tasks. Its combat is bright and fun enough to entertain. . A relatively short RPG campaign, with battles that do a good job of shaking up your use of elemental powers even if the overall variety of enemies isn’t particularly impressive.”

“Forspoken is a hard game to recommend. The lore of its world is interesting but presented in a steely expository way, and the freeing sensation of traversing the landscape in a magic-propelled sprint is tempered by the knowledge that the There’s nowhere to go. Or anything fun to do. The combat is visually impressive but not all that exciting, and the excellent sound design and catchy musical score are regularly undermined by the awkward quips of an unlikable character. is.”

“Forspoken shines brightest when its protagonist is diving, ducking, and diving through the generally bewildering world of Athea while casting a variety of spells, but Frey’s standard fish-out-of-water fantasy The story only detracts from the experience.”

“This story takes time to get going, and while the writing doesn’t always land, the many ups and downs make Forspoken hard to universally recommend. Still, its strong character development, detailed The world building, and the stylish combat, are elements that are still worth watching.”


So, how do you feel about the initial reception of Forspoken? Have these reviews enticed you, or put you off? Sling some spells in the comments section below.

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