Some like it, some less, others don’t recommend it. That’s how the reviews can be summed up Forspoken. The new action RPG from Square Enix collects marks from 9.5 to 4. Average on Metacritic is 68%while on OpenCritic it is a percentage higher.
“Forspoken is absolutely fantastic. With all the spells you can unlock, gear you can upgrade, fights, bosses, and a story that rivals the best video game stories,” writes Gaming Nexus with a rating of 9.5/10.
“Forspoken was a huge risk taken by the new Luminous Productions studio. While the story can feel a bit contrived at times, the way the world is explored and combat more than makes up for it.” nods PlayStation LifeStyle with a rating of 8/10 who mentions that some may find the main character Frey annoyingbut frenetic fights should make up for everything.
Wccftech gave it a 7/10 saying that Forspoken is a fun event that shines when you use great magical parkour to destroy enemies with awesome cool spells. However, the content itself should be incomplete, RPG systems weak and visuals not as advanced as presented. The potential for the title to see them, but unfortunately was largely untapped. For fans of the genre, it should continue to be a decent game, which they recommend to pass, although it is more profitable to wait for a discount.
According to Esports Extras(6/10) it has Forspoken spectacular combat and fun parkour, but also a cliche story. GameSpot (5/10) again writes about boring combat, poor character characterization and weak movement mechanics, which make the game average experience.
Hardcore Gamer’s rating of 4/10 is, according to some, too harsh. The author claims that Forspoken is a bland and underdeveloped game, which lacks a reason to care about the story. A constellation of technical imperfections speaks to this and bland open world design. Several reviewers complain about it, and some write that compared to other RPGs, it is outdated, empty, and the activities in it are boring.
4/10 also shines on AusGamers and Dexerto servers. Both complain about the lack of an engaging story, which bothers them sometimes unbearable dialoguesless likable NPCs and an outdated open world.
All this and much more is for you to find out if you are not put off by the first hours of gameplay, which are said to be boring and full of cutscenes. Your best bet is to play the demo on PS5 or buy the game on Steam to try it out. Once you fall in love with the fights, Forspoken should keep you entertained throughout the story, but if you don’t, you better keep your hands off it.
You should also remember that the story can be completed in 8 hours, as evidenced by the footage on YouTube, where you can see everything, including fights with tough enemies. It is in these that Forspoken should excel.
Forspoken launches tomorrow on PlayStation 5 and PC. It may come out to other platforms in two years.