The first reviews of F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch have appeared online. Thanks to the opinions collected on Metacritic and OpenCritic we know that we are dealing with an unexpected hit. The work of the Chinese studio TiGames collects high marks from reviewers who have already had a chance to get acquainted with it. The game is to be an attractive proposition for fans of metroidvania games.
F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch - selected review scores:
- Gamersky - 92/100
- COGconnected - 90/100
- Noisy Pixel - 90/100
- God is a Geek - 85/100
- Game Informer - 85/100
- Press Start - 80/100
- Hardcore Gamer - 80/100
- IGN Italy - 77/100
- Hey Poor Player - 70/100
So far, the critics are unanimous, as revealed by the fact that the game did not receive any score lower than 70/100. However, it is possible that this situation will change with the influx of further reviews.
In their reviews, critics draw attention primarily to the carefully designed locations. Torch City is supposed to be a very interesting place, which encourages further exploration. This is also supported by the visuals, which is said to present a very high level. Reviewers also drew attention to the unique, dieselpunk atmosphere of the game, which distinguishes it from the competition.
In addition, many praises were directed towards the combat system, which is said to offer a huge dose of thrill. Many critics say that the developers have achieved the perfect balance in terms of difficulty level of gameplay. Thanks to this F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch is a challenging game, as befits a metroidvania, but not overly frustrating. Taking all these factors into account, TiGames' production should be a must-have for fans of the genre.
F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch is available on PS4 and PS5. The worldwide premiere of the game will take place tomorrow, on September 7. In 2022, the game will also hit the PC.