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Those who need a strong narrative or a lengthy, replayable experience will end up being disappointed, but as a platformer with powerful music and unique visuals it's well worth adding to your wishlist.
I had a good time with Feist and loved what the game set out to do on PlayStation 4. There's more than enough content to keep you entertained, and the game's challenge will test your skills every step of the way. If you're looking for a 2D game on PlayStation 4 you should definitely check out Feist!
Feist is a gorgeous adventure that all should undertake. The game can be challenging, but its gradual build and the environment's guidance make it accessible to anyone. The story of this innocent fur creature risking life and limb for love is simple and relatable, and the resulting emotion is a driving force in the darkest of times.
Even though Limbo comparisons don't hold up, Feist is excellent in every way that it is different. With sticks swinging and pine cones flying every fight feels hectic, but your feisty "fuzzball" is just tough enough to get your adrenaline pumping. Narrow escapes from dark menaces will keep you trying 'one more time' until you get scared of the dark… or you need a change of undies.
Feist is a tricky 2D physics-based platformer that is very challenging. The difficulty spike might be too much for some players, keeping them from enjoying the full experience. It would be a shame because the graphics, gameplay mechanics and sound of this stylish release give us a solid game on PS4 that will certainly test your skills in full.
I kept at it and did find the experience enjoyable. I'm just not sure most people will enjoy it as much as I have, even though there are some awesome moments in it.
That said, Feist is a rather short game. The game's length means that it suffers in some aspects such as it's eventual lack of variety, artificially extended gameplay via difficulty, and leaving the player hungry for more. The linear nature the game's puzzles are solved also means that there really isn't much replay value in the game. It's a nice and quick experience, but it will leave you wanting more. Players not accustomed to punishingly difficult platformers might find the challenge a little too much to progress. Overall, the game shows much promise, but there's not really enough of it to really sell itself.
It also doesn't feel like you go on much of a journey. There's little variation in the forests and caves, and you'll be done in about three hours. That said, Feist is still worth checking out if you're curious. It establishes an eerie mood, making you feel vulnerable to what lurks in the shadows. It just gets hung up in awkward moments at times.
If there is any game that will make you see red, Feist is it. Although it looks stunning, the frustrating controls and near god like movements of the AI at times can make the game less fun than it should be.
There is a unique vision here for the world at play, but the design decisions, along with frustration, just didn't leave me with a great experience. It won't last players more than a few hours, but maybe that's for the best.
It's definitely not my cup of tea and will be an unfamiliar journey for anyone who's a fan of so called "hardcore" platformers, and yet I don't see Feist appealing to fans of narrative platformer fans either. Pick this one up if you want something different, but be warned – it's got barbs.
As an action game, Feist succeeds on numerous fronts. Its visuals are gorgeous, and cleverly incorporating environmental elements into combat adds an interesting layer of complexity. However, inconsistent difficulty balancing and frame rate problems are glaring issues that belittle the game's strengths.
Although its premise was simple and delightful at first, playing through FEIST was a trying experience and one that I would not want to repeat. Others who have a penchant for unforgiving games like the Souls series may find joy here, and if you're looking for something more thoughtful or forgiving, keep walking.