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forma.8 is a fun and charming Metroidvania release with plenty to offer. It might feel short for some of you since it will probably take you 5-6 hours to complete, but that only means it's an entertaining release that doesn't overstay its welcome.
forma.8 is game worth playing, with great graphics, fun gameplay and a solid adventure. The game is a perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch due to the consoles nature, playing at home or on the go without any interruption. It's a short adventure that will take you roughly 6-7 hours to complete, but it's all good with no unnecessary content to increase the number of time spent on a game for no reason.
From uncovering the remnants of an ancient civilisation to swerving through caverns overflowing with molten lava, forma.8 is a breathtakingly beautiful game that will astound at regular intervals. It’s the wondrous sense of discovery that sees it succeed, muddled in with some particularly exceptional puzzles.
Unfortunately, in its current state, I cannot recommend Forma.8 to anyone, even the most hungry fans of the Metroidvania genre. There are better games in that genre that explore similar feelings of isolation and there are better games on Switch that evoke that nostalgic feeling of older systems.
Forma.8 is an excellent Metroidvania from the Italian developer Mixed Bags. A game rich in depth, Forma.8 is a must have on the Nintendo Switch, giving you one hell of an experience that is simple to get used to, but can be dangerous and difficult at times.
It is very difficult to complain about such an affordable and aesthetically-rich package. For its price point, Forma.8 is a surprisingly long and thoughtful Metroidvania-style experience.
Forma.8 is a Metroidvania game with a pretty big world, which can and most importantly, you need to explore. Unusual protagonist, a confusing and interesting to explore the world, excellent music and attention to detail, in combination with the dark atmosphere of an unknown planet, creating a seamless experience, full of adventure.
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forma.8 is a game that presents a lot of very fresh concepts that absolutely deserve to be explored further.
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.
All in all, forma.8 is a game that presents a lot of very fresh concepts that absolutely deserve to be explored further.