The Forbidden Arts

Stingbot Games

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
53
Top Critic Average
15%
Critics Recommend
Based on 13 critic reviews
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The Forbidden Arts

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

53

Top Critic Average

15%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Xbox OneAug 7, 2019
PCAug 7, 2019
Nintendo SwitchAug 7, 2019

Developer: Stingbot Games

When the hero of the game, Phoenix, seeks the counsel of a druid to make sense of his visions, she awakens the latent pyromancy within him. This begins an epic journey from Phoenix’s humble beginnings as he seeks to master the element of fire. KEY FEATURES: - 5 Worlds with multiple levels - 6 Boss Fights - 30+ different enemies - 12+ hours of gameplay - High quality hand-painted art style - Channel your pyromancer flame to cast devastating spells upon enemies and bosses, protect yourself from harm and manipulate the environment. - Explore massive worlds with the ability to save your progress nearly anywhere and any time. You will alternate between 2d gameplay while in dungeons and 3d gameplay while exploring the world map. - Test your agility as you scale walls, jump gaps, climb vines and maneuver through several distinct environments filled with obstacles and challenges. - Progress through a captivating storyline following a young man who seeks the truth about himself and finds a grand adventure of ancient magic. - Embark on quests from friendly NPCs and solve puzzles you encounter along the way. - Discover long-forgotten secret items and locations, and unlock abilities. The time has come to summon your inner fire and prove to the world you have what it takes to be called a pyromancer. Play The Forbidden Arts today.

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The Forbidden Arts is a game that feels like a relic from the past. If someone had told me this was a budget title on Gamecube and somehow got the HD treatment, I would believe them. It just lacks polish and interesting content to keep players interested. I doubt many people have heard of this title and even fewer will remember it. It is just a plain adventure title that never steps outside the boundaries of mediocrity.

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Generación Xbox

Santiago Carrillo
7.5 / 10.0
Generación Xbox

Besides some technical issues and a slightly bland combat The Forbidden Arts is a very enjoyable game without a doubt.

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The Forbidden Arts feels like a game from the early GameCube era, but not a particularly good one. Whilst the dungeons are vast and varied, and the platforming mechanics competent enough, the combat really brings the whole experience to its knees thanks to poor enemy AI and half baked elemental mechanics that make the entire experience feel very repetitive. Add to that the lacklustre graphics and empty overworld, and this is a game that only the most ardent of fantasy enthusiasts will enjoy.

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The Forbidden Arts is a nice indie studio entry for the Switch and good for at least 12 hours of gameplay. I say "at least" because if you play like me you will probably get a couple of extra hours out of it (refer to the finicky jumping bits above). It doesn't have all the polish of a big studio game, but it has heart.

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