Feist

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6.8 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2015

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.

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65 / 100
Aug 5, 2015

The environment Bits and Beasts have created feels dark and slimy, dank and frightening—a nice place to visit, but perhaps a touch too convincing in its dangers.

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6.4 / 10.0
Feb 1, 2017

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.

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Polygon

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6 / 10.0
Aug 11, 2015

Feist's smart design ideas are hampered by its difficulty

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6 / 10.0
Dec 27, 2016

Feist feels like Limbo and Where the Wild Things Are had a not so fun love child.

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5.5 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2016

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.

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Digitally Downloaded

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Dec 20, 2016

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.

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5 / 10
Dec 21, 2016

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.

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4.5 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2015

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.

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Dec 18, 2016

Feist may be pleasing to the senses, but it's frustration for the hands.

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