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Boasting surprising depth and an engaging world, Figment is proof that something that looks geared towards a younger audience can be enjoyed by everyone.
Figment turns a touchy topic into an engaging puzzle adventure that's filled with heart and some excellent setting and soundtrack designs.
Bedtime Digital Games filled Figment with so much charm and whimsy that it’s just a shame there isn’t more of it. Before I knew it, I had captured all three of the escaped fears, and my journey was over. I found myself wishing there were more to the ending. But there isn’t. But as I’ve stated numerous times in this review, Figment isn’t really here to make you think too hard. The subject matter makes it seem like there should be more weight to everything, but its chill pace contradicts this. While it can be too slow at times, with its leisurely pace and cool music, it’s up to the player to decide if they think the game is “chill” or whether it’s shallow of content. And as I wished for more challenge at times, both in content and message, I wavered between the two. And ultimately, that’s what’s on my mind.
Figment is a very attractive, fun game that tackles some serious issues. It however tackles these issues in a very light-hearted manner and I appreciated that. It's perhaps a bit easy and simple but it's fun, bright and colourful. It will not take up much of your time but you may just take something away from it about fighting your own personal nightmares.
I thoroughly enjoyed the five hours or so I spent playing Figment. I never once felt bored or that it overstayed its welcome, to me it was the perfect length. It’s a charming adventure with very satisfying and creative puzzles complimented by an attractive art style. It does a fantastic job of exploring the human mind’s inner demons and balancing the heavy subject matter with light-hearted dialogue and musical moments. Minor combat and language issues aside, I would whole-heartedly recommend Figment to all who wish to take a journey into the mind.
Figment is an original adventure and puzzle game with a topic that carries an additional layer of importance, that of depression. Thanks to the game's impressive hand-drawn visuals and approach to the topic, fans of both adventure and puzzle games will find themselves enjoying Figment from the beginning to the end. While the combats are too simple and the puzzles become a bit repetitive after a while, this is a very welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
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Figment is a clever, fun, charming, and great looking adventure on Nintendo Switch that you should definitely play. The game might be a tad linear, but that only means you won't be taking on any unnecessary side-quests that could distract you from the story and your main objective: saving this mind from the nightmares. The game's hand-drawn look, the rhythmic sounds that will complement the action and welcome you to each new area you visit, and the funny songs that are showcased during boss fights will keep you coming back for more until you complete this 6-8 hour journey.
Exploring is a real joy thanks to the high-quality, artistic presentation that's shown off here. The recesses of the hand-drawn mind are bright and richly colored. Figment displays a whimsical imagination that demonstrates some truly charming attention to detail.
What players will find with Figment is a game that paces itself well to create a world that tackles the inner demons of its protagonist in a way that is simultaneously light hearted and without trivialising the seriousness of the themes. If for no other reason, you should look at this one for its art direction alone. It really is gorgeous.
It's clear that a lot shown in Figment is not what the focus of the experience, it's the puzzles, which don't always stick the landing. A handful of exceptions crop up, but not nearly as many as I would have liked. Check out Figment if you're interested in taking on a puzzle adventure indie, with some cute visual touches, and can handle a little puzzle fatigue.