Furi is a minimalistic fighting game that requires you to master his combat system, but that's pretty much all. The depth of the gameplay isn't great as you may expect and the poor variety of boss mechanics end in a series of very similar fights that can fail to satisfy your thirst for challange. The game has vibrant colors and a cool atmosphere, but once again the art and the music are not crazy good and are driven by a poorly written storyline.
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It has been ace playing Furi on the Switch and while the port isn't perfect, Furi on Switch is a great way to experience the game.
Furi is a rare game: unique, challenging and fun, but it will almost certainly prove insurmountable for some.
Furi is an interesting game, if not an an essential one. When it works it nails that moreish blend of challenge and reward. However it's easy to find yourself being frustrated.
Even at its worst, Furi is something rather special.
Indie studio The Game Bakers' dazzles with Furi, a mix between bullet hell and swordplay mechanics wrapped in jaw-dropping, unique visuals and a gorgeous musical score.
Furi kicked my ass, and I loved it. There was laughter, there were tears, but most of all, there was a goddamned great game. The combat is extremely taxing, but fair, and the narrative is surprisingly rewarding. If you’re a masochist, Furi is the game you’ve been waiting for.
Furi is a frantic boss-rush of punishing difficulty and it certainly lives up to its name. I was left trembling with anger and adrenaline on more than one occasion. None of your defeats feel unfair, however, ensuring that you are tempted to come back and try again. A brilliant soundtrack and unique character design make repeated thrashings a little easier to take, while those who are born to dominate this kind of game can still find challenges in a harder mode, achieving S-ranks and beating the developers' own completion times.
Furi is a game all about style and combat, and it nails both of those aspects perfectly. For Xbox One owners that didn’t get a chance to check it out when it hit PS4 earlier this year, I highly recommend diving in now. The combat is fun, and the world is interesting. It actually works in combining several game types and making them work. It is challenging for sure, but never unfair.
Furi is a short and sweet example of all the things that make flashy boss fights fun, without the mess of having to grind or figure out how to optimize one's equipment. If the premise intrigues you, chances are you'll enjoy Furi greatly.