Forspoken Reviews

Forspoken is ranked in the 30th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Jan 23, 2023

Forspoken fails to impress in several ways. Almost every good aspect of the game has a negative flip side. Though Forspoken isn't a bad game, the problems it does have hold it back from being great. All in all, Forspoken is just okay.

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5 / 10
Jan 23, 2023

Forspoken is visually stimulating and a musical delight, but boring combat, poor characterization, and loose movement mechanics make for a mediocre experience.

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Jan 23, 2023

"Barring a few rare setpieces, Forspoken seems to prefer to tell rather than show"

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5.5 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2023

There's a lot I can't get over with Square Enix, but the fact that they made such a big investment in a new brand was a big deal for me. If only Forspoken could have taken the opportunity given by Square Enix much better. At least we still have Final Fantasy XVI on the horizon, right?

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3 / 5.0
Jan 23, 2023

Forspoken is an average RPG that fails to stand out in a crowded genre and the sort of game you’ve probably seen before – from its stereotypical fish-out-of-water fantasy story to its giant open-world map full of optional repetitive tasks.

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6 / 10.0
Feb 16, 2023

Forspoken is both ambitious, yet incredibly flawed. It pairs hammy dialogue and some poor pacing with a world I want to explore. Forspoken is a game tied between two worlds - losing out by never quite understanding either.

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6 / 10.0
Feb 10, 2023

Foespoken is a game that, at its core, tries to be a fast-paced action adventure in a magical and fantasy world. On the surface, it succeeds at this task, but at the same time, it insists on giving a fragmented experience of its gameplay. The game is very unpolished in terms of characterization and storytelling, and along with basic technical problems such as crude dialogues or unrealistic world-building, it becomes an experience that is more like an out-of-tune instrument.

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60 / 100
Feb 3, 2023

Forspoken feels like an unfinished game with a lot of untapped potential. It looked like an indie game that came out that way due to budget constraints when it could have been so much better.

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6 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2023

Deep underneath, there's plenty of interesting lore and directions a potential sequel could go if Square Enix were to make one. However, for the 12-14 hours I played, making my way through the core missions and a handful of additional content, the combat kept me engaged amidst moments of the story, making me want to nod off.

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Jan 27, 2023

It’s a good game to play, just not a great game and that’s a shame.

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Jan 23, 2023

Yes, the gameplay is solid and the visuals can be intriguing. The core narrative also has an interesting premise. But the game’s virtues are overshadowed by horrendous dialogue and an irritating protagonist. It’s a shame since, with better writing and acting, Forspoken could have been an awesome new IP. But as it stands, it’s a huge missed opportunity.

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6 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2023

It is apparent that Forspoken has potential. There are highs and lows but it seems like the latter is more obvious. Unfortunately, despite the fact that a demo was released in December to solicit feedback from players, the game has not improved. Despite the ample amount of delay, the game has failed to deliver the quality that we expect from a large publisher like Square Enix. Yes, it is playable, but if you can ignore the flaws and focus solely on the unique blend of story and great traverse mechanic, it will make your time in Athia worthwhile.

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6 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2023

Forspoken delivers one of the emptiest and shallowest worlds in recent open world games. The game suffers from ample Level design issues, disappointing story and repetitive missions and objectives. That being said, traversing the map is fun, loading time is incredible and diversity of Spells is impressive. at the end of the game, Forspoken is a mediocre game that could entertain you for some hours.

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Jan 20, 2023

Into the Frey.

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RPG Site
Top Critic
6 / 10
May 30, 2023

Serviceable action combat can't salvage a disappointing narrative and tedious open world.

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6 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2023

All these fragments of Forspoken collide in messy ways that reveal the lack of depth or even synergy across the whole thing. Forspoken is, if anything, a compelling enough first draft at something that I think can be greater. Maybe next time around the puzzle pieces will actually fit and I'll be able to see the game it could've been. But as it stands right now, a more explicit direction could've prevented the thorough roasting everyone seems keen to deliver.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
6 / 10
Mar 12, 2023

World exploration in Forspoken can bring you some real joy, and same could be said about the combat system. And yet the writing, weird visual presentation, and overall direction can really bring the whole experience down.

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6 / 10
Jan 27, 2023

Forspoken should and could have been a better game than it actually is. Its strengths lie in its core gameplay, which is fast, fluid, and great fun at its best. However, unnecessary open world clutter hampers exploration, and the combat system only begins to hit its stride hours into the adventure. If you can push through a poorly paced story, packed with desperately dull characters, then you might find enjoyment in Frey's fantastical abilities, which undoubtedly steal the show both in and out of battle. It's not quite the disaster that the memes would have you believe, but it's certainly not the PS5 showpiece that was once promised, either.

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Jan 23, 2023

Forspoken promises an intriguing world with a deep magic combat system, but it struggles in presentation and execution.

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Jan 23, 2023

Its stuttering start belies a combat system that’s worth investing the effort to learn, but takes so long to get up to full speed that it’s already on borrowed time.

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