Forspoken Review – A thrilling, parkour-fueled ride around the land of Athia, according to the Forspoken PS5 review – Forspoken, the newest open-world game from Square Enix, has received its first reviews. The debut project from Luminous Productions, which was made by programmers who previously worked on Final Fantasy XV, has received favourable reviews, however there are certain restrictions.
It’s also important to note that none of the critics have obtained Forspoken PC beta codes, indicating that the PS5 version may have been the team’s top priority. You might want to hold off on purchasing the PC version of the game until this one has been reviewed. We have yet to learn the current technological situation of the PC version, which is surprising given the fairly high system needs of Forpoken.
Forspoken received a 3.5 out of 5 rating from our editor in our review for the PS5, who said that “although the story is janky at times, the premise is fascinating and the world of Athia is incredibly well-built” In addition, he liked the distinctive “magic-parkour” mobility mechanism of Forspoken, which “makes discovery a joy instead of a job.” But a sizable chunk of the game feels incredibly monotonous and lacks diversity on many levels.
Before Forspoken launches tomorrow, have a peek at some of the initial scores that are now available:
- CGMagazine — 4/5
- Game Informer — 3.5/5
- COGconnected — 3.5/5
- GamingBolt — 3.5/5
- Screen Rant — 3.5/5
- IGN — 3/5
- VG247 — 3/5
- GamesRadar+ — 2.5/5
- Gamespot — 2.5/5
Forspoken presently has Metacritic and OpenCritic scores of 68 and 70, respectively, but only for the PS5 edition. This week should see a tonne of additional reviews, including those of the PC version, thus the final rating for the game will probably change.
It turns out that Forspoken’s quick movement, combat, and exploration were what critics enjoyed playing the most, while the game’s narrative and RPG components were at best underwhelming. A slow start was also mentioned by a few critics, so until the game begins to expand, players will need to devote more time to it. Forspoken doesn’t do much to innovate the open world formula overall, but its gameplay mechanics can make your vacation to Athia worthwhile.