Preview: The Forbidden Arts (Steam Early Access)

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The Forbidden Arts is an action adventure platformer. When the hero, 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 to save the world of Chora from the blight of an evil necromancer.


  • Nice graphics.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Full controller support.
  • Graphics-Resolution, Quality level, Shadow resolution, AA, V-sync, animate foilage and mouse cursor.
  • A 2.5D Action platformer with full 3D overworld.
  • 1812MB Download size.
  • Great looking world.
  • Bright colors.
  • Ongoing tutorial pop-ups.
  • In engine cutscenes.
  • Has a Zelda feel to it.
  • Enemies can drop health.
  • Collectibles hidden throughout the levels.
  • Autosaves regularly.
  • Big boss battles.
  • Learn magic attacks.
  • Decent music.


  • Hit detection issues.
  • Can break animations.
  • Bad checkpointing.
  • Grabbing ledges, Jumping off walls is a nightmare.
  • Hard to see some enemies.
  • Tedious.
  • The world has a lot of dead space.
  • Long recharge on magic.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!