Blue Fire

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

38%

Critics Recommend

Based on 34 critic reviews
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3.5 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2021

Blue Fire had all the potential to become a top-notch Zelda clone for PlayStation's audience, but misses the mark significantly with dated level design, unwieldy controls and an unforgiving checkpoint system.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2021

Blue Fire's compelling approach to 3D platforming makes parkour a blast in both its challenge rooms and moody world.

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5 / 10
Feb 19, 2021

Blue Fire's exceptional platforming isn't enough to distract from frustrating backtracking and lackluster combat.

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77 / 100
Feb 5, 2021

A pleasant surprise in the form of a 3D platformer, clearly inspired by games like Hollow Knight and The Legend of Zelda. Taking so many ideas from other games make it feel a little uninspired, but that doesn't make Blue Fire any less recommended.

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8 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2021

Blue Fire is an excellent adventure game with just enough flavour pinched from a variety of games across a plethora of genres and platforms.

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73 / 100
Feb 10, 2021

Its focus on challenging platforming sections makes it stand out from other adventure games that rely on tried and tested methods. Wall-running and dashing across complex courses is a thrill and will appeal to those who enjoy challenging platformers. However, its lack of focus and mixture of mechanics may deter fans of those franchises that influenced the game.

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5 / 10
Feb 4, 2021

Blue Fire is a game I wanted to like, but couldn't due to its poor focus and loads of ill-considered design issues. Between the balance issues, bugs, and creeping frustrations, there's a lot stacked against the game.

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7.3 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2021

‎Blue Fire is a mix of several titles with some successes and mistakes, which do not completely hinder the gameplay or the fun, but that can annoy if you get stuck at some point in the game. Despite the good of exploration while running and jumping through Penumbra, you can lose a lot of time because of the game's glitches.‎

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8 / 10
Feb 20, 2021

A very pleasant and enjoyable surprise, Blue Fire is an auspicious debut from ROBI Studios. Only the performance issues, mildly sloppy combat and high difficulty are points of contention, and the latter will certainly depend on your point of view. Developed with passion and skill, this is a world you can lose yourself in that'll reward you the more you play and the better you get. It's uncompromising in its difficulty but doesn't resort to cheap tricks and "gotchas". The graphics are appealing and, crucially, clear as day. This is a fantastic experience overall, even if it isn't made up of the most original pieces. It's gameplay first and once you're traversing the infinite space of the Void stages, everything else basically just falls away.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2017

Blue Fire is an enjoyable platforming experience and an otherwise decent game in all other aspects. While Void challenge rooms are fun to play through and navigate, Blue Fire's combat and world-level design outside of Void rooms leave a lot to be desired. If Blue Fire leaned into its platforming, I would be highly recommending it for everyone out there.

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