Furi shines where it counts with relentlessly fast-paced fun and satisfying action.
Furi excels when you're in the heat of the moment, fighting for survival against great looking boss characters. Super responsive controls elevate the action, and a fantastic soundtrack only adds to the brilliant rush that the game's capable of providing - it's just a shame that everything outside of the crisp combat doesn't quite measure up. When Furi's on point, it looks, sounds, and feels incredible, but a little too often, it struggles to maintain its intensity.
Furi brings to the Nintendo Switch what seems to be a mix between a hack 'n' slash and a twin-stick shooter. It's a solid effort, thanks to its good gameplay, as well as to a well-designed visual interface. It falls short on its lifespan, however, as it feels too short for its own good and the difficulty level can often become frustrating.
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Furi is sure to make your adrenaline rise at least once, with formidable bosses and a fantastic story, each moment of the game — whether it be narrative or combat — drives you towards the ending of the game that you choose. You don't need to be a dueling master — failing in Furi is part of the fun as each lost life means that you're one step closer to understanding the mechanics and therefore one step closer to victory. Simply put, if you can get past the difficulty and see the beauty behind it, you're sure to have a blast with this game and especially on the Nintendo Switch.
Furi's series of dauntingly challenging boss fights are capable of turning all but the most committed of player into a gibbering wreck. It's a deceptively clever game that combines shooter and and beat-'em-up mechanics, all wrapped up in a stylish anime-influenced shell. It's not for everyone, with numerous difficulty spikes and an over-reliance on repetition. But it's refreshing to see a game rewards patient observation and persistence, as well as mastery of a carefully calibrated control system.
Furi is the best example of a game that inspires rage - in the good way- to the hack n' slash lovers. Good mechanics for a good game that probably make you die again and again but always fun.
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Furi is an eye-popping, neon-bathed gauntlet which, in its best moments, is an adrenaline rush of lightning-fast, blink-and-you'll-die combat. At times, the delicate juggling act between bullet-dodging defence and stylishly-animated offence is undeniable, but as the game's frustrations begin to creep in it becomes impossible to maintain the kind of singular focus its stern difficulty level demands. There is no room for error, no lucky escapes, just an input that is right or wrong which leaves a sour taste. For all its intermittent brilliance, Furi too often lacks a key ingredient that will keep it from ascending beyond cult curio status: fun.
Part of the appeal of Furi is mastering its many difficult boss battles. If you're going to do that, be prepared to experience large amounts of frustration. You'll ultimately walk away with a feeling of accomplishment, though, especially if you refrain from switching to the easy difficulty setting.
Furi is an action packed, violent game that does a great job of marrying two genres together. The core gameplay is so good and satisfying, which is why it’s a real bummer that a lot of what surrounds that is lacking. Still, despite its flaws, it offers up an enjoyable challenge that is worth playing.
Simply put, Furi stands out as one of the biggest surprises of the year. Few games manage to be this stylish and deep, all while crafting the perfect balance of challenge and reward.