Aztech Forgotten Gods Reviews
Aztech Forgotten Gods has more than its share of frustrations with its camera and combat, but the unique setting and memorable characters can still make it an enjoyable adventure.
Aztech: Forgotten Gods can be criticized a lot, but any game that allows us to face titans with a clean punch while sounding heavy metal automatically becomes a good game.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Aztech Forgotten Gods tries and that's probably the best thing I can say about it. Lienzo journeyed forward with lofty ambitions and, like Mulaka before it, has laid down a foundation that makes me excited for their future projects. Gaming is a better place when stories like this, using atypical mythology, get to be told. Like Achtli, the studio will hopefully continue to grow and learn from its missteps to become the best it can be.
Despite many good ideas, Aztech Forgotten Gods is a superficial experience lacking real courage, representing a step backwards for Lienzo. The story develops hastily, failing to describe each of the characters featured in the game's plot. The gameplay is too confusing, with not very incisive and unfortunately similar to each other, never really giving the feeling of diversification in the combat system and with unfortunately very similar bosses.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Aztech Forgotten Gods has a great setting, but that doesn't excuse how bad controlling the main character feels.
Aztech Forgotten Gods packs a lot in its relatively short playtime, with the boss battles and engaging story being the biggest highlights. The game just could’ve done with a few more extra features to boost its longevity and warrant a second playthrough.
Although it has enjoyable movement and a solid story, Aztech Forgotten Gods feels like a shell of a game that's been stitched together.
From the creators of Mulaka we would have sincerely expected more, and yet what the Mexican studio arrives at with Aztech Forgotten Gods is a lack of worthy spiritual successor: a sequel that could have dragged at hypersonic speeds all the charm of Aztec retrofuturism, but which limits itself to re-proposing a decidedly outdated type of game design.
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Sometimes a game that just misses the mark on really coming together is still worth playing thanks to the parts of it that go above and beyond. Aztech Forgotten Gods is a game with a great central gimmick and a good core story, both of which are more than worth experiencing even if, as a whole, it just isn’t quite able to coalesce. It's just a shame that the promise of its best facets isn't deliver on when it falters on some of the more basic elements of its design.
Aztech Forgotten Gods had a lot of potential that is unfortunately wasted. On the plus side, the game is artistically pleasing, with well-designed enemies and a city that at least provides a nice bit of visual variety. In terms of gameplay, however, the whole thing is a bit of a mess, with poor combat mechanics and a daft camera causing way too much hassle than it's worth. Minor distractions in the form of cosmetic customisation proves a nice little touch, but sadly Aztech: Forgotten Gods' core gameplay is simply far below par, making this an action game you'll probably want to sit out.
This game is the definition of a mixed bag for me. This game is what you get when you mix amazing talent (music, art) with a rushed timetable and an unremarkable story and writing style. There are a lot of aspects that made me feel I was playing an Early Access or Beta game, but this has been indeed released, and it's selling for 30 bucks. Considering the amount of content and the quality of the experience, the score suffers, because it does not live up to a $30 game. The bads are not terrible and luckily the goods are really good, so I can go slightly above 5 with this one. If you don't mind about bland story and bad dialogues and are itching for a short and sweet colossus fighter with aerial combat, then pick this one up. Although, maybe when it goes on sale.
I can't really give Aztech Forgotten Gods a recommendation. What looked like a grand action adventure with interesting storytelling, exotic imagery, and cool gadgets, turned into a blancmange-several ingredients, but flavorless and unsatisfying. It could be worth the price-tag if it gets cleaned up and organized, but I wouldn't buy it at this point.
Aztech: Forgotten Gods is a fun but flawed game. The developers had interesting ideas such as the setting, flying around the ancient but futuristic city and impactful combat throwing players in the middle of action. However, its shortcomings manage to dull the impression. Full voice-acting would have done wonders to make the story of the game more comprehensible. Altogether, during my time in Aztech: Forgotten Gods I couldn't shake off a feeling that I'm playing a modern port of an older console game.
When weighing its successes and shortcomings, Aztech Forgotten Gods manages to stay airborne but never truly soars.
Aztech: Forgotten Gods is a classic example of a good idea with failed execution. The premise feels fresh, as does the use of gods from a civilization that isn't often covered. The combat system and various traversal mechanics have potential, but technical issues, bad presentation, and an uninteresting open world lead to a game that squanders its potential. Hopefully the team can rebound to present some of these ideas again with more polish. In its current state, it's difficult to recommend Aztech.
Aztech Forgotten Gods is a short game, but very solid and entertaining. Overall, it's a great achievement as a concept and a good job by a Mexican studio. There is nothing like it and that is to be recognized. I highly recommend it for those who enjoy action games and have little tolerance for frustration : there's nothing particularly challenging outside of figuring out boss weaknesses. In short, Aztech Forgotten Gods is good evidence of the potential of Latin American studies, a metaphor for the prosperous future that opens before our eyes as we fly through the fictional Tenochtitlan alongside Achtli.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Even then, I struggled to put Aztech Forgotten Gods down once I started playing it. As I said at the outset, Aztech Forgotten Gods is perfect imperfection. While I can't ignore its faults, I found myself significantly more enamored with its successes.
As a fan of Lienzo's earlier title Mulaka, which may have had its faults but compensated with a distinctive sense of style and flavor, walking in I had high hopes for Aztech...
Aztech Forgotten Gods is a simple and straight-to-the-point title that manages to thrill throughout its journey. The dynamic of short story snippets interspersed with frantic combat is efficient to entertain and maintain a pleasant game rhythm. The controls make the first combats confusing and it takes some getting used to, but the qualities stand out throughout the story, not making the experience frustrating.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Aztech Forgotten Gods' janky mechanics, hideous presentation, and drab narrative make for an experience worth going the way of the forgotten gods themselves—don’t waste space in your memory for this one.