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Forma.8

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

63%

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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Feb 28, 2017
Xbox OneFeb 23, 2017
Wii UFeb 23, 2017
PCFeb 23, 2017
PlayStation VitaFeb 28, 2017
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: MixedBag

Genres: Puzzle, Adventure

forma.8 is MixedBag’s own take on the classic metroidvania formula, a project started over two years ago as a little gameplay concept centered on an experimental control system for touch devices that evolved in an adventure of epic scale.
 It’s the kind of game that, as a two-person indie developer, anyone tells you ‘hey, don’t start with something big like this!’... err... In a distant future, the small exploration probe forma.8 is stranded alone on the surface of an alien planet. He got parted away from his companions by an accidental event and has a life or death mission to accomplish: he needs to find and recover a powerful energy source deep under the surface before it’s too late. Ancient civilisations, great perils and dystopian visions awaits him, and not everything is as it seems...

Forma.8 Critic Reviews

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Forma.8 is hardly a flawless game, but it's a damn fine addition to the Nintendo Switch's library. The last third is almost perfectly executed and the finale genuinely surprised and left me craving more. It took a while to get there, but its closing moments left one hell of an impression.

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There’s a lot to like about Forma.8. While it does invoke the style of some other titles, it has enough charm and character to stand out. Its gameplay is unorthodox, yet mostly rewarding, and it doesn’t outstay its welcome. Sometimes the logic of the task at hand is not obvious and it took me a short few hours to get the Platinum Trophy on PS4, but while it lasts it’s an enjoyable romp.

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Entertaining, challenging and well-programmed, forma.8 is an outstanding tribute to the Metroid explorative gameplay.

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Forma.8 is an utterly gorgeous and affecting take on the familiar 2D Metroidvania style game with some clever puzzles for your plucky little probe to navigate.

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