Review: Furwind (PlayStation 4)

Furwind

Furwind is a colorful, pixel art style, action-platformer game that evokes the challenging classics of the old days. Embark on this epic adventure in which a little fox will fight the ominous darkness that is invading its world.

Pros:

  • Lush vibrant pixel art graphics.
  • 219.5mb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Platformer gameplay.
  • Boss fights a plenty.
  • Actions: Double jump, kick, slam and grenades.
  • Solid platforming.
  • Stamina system for attacks.
  • Gems- in-game currency.
  • Shops- Buy new abilities and upgrades.
  • World map level select.
  • Big levels with secrets, multiple routes, and options.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Retro yet modern atmosphere.
  • Checkpoint fires-pay with gems and the cost increases every subsequent save.
  • Variety of enemies.

Furwind

Cons:

  • No tutorial or control tips.
  • Little guidance.
  • Little replay value.
  • Few cheap death situations which highlight the checkpoint spacing issues.
  • Controls do feel a bit loose especially with the jumping.
  • Difficulty spikes especially with boss fights.

Furwind

 

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.8/10

Summary

Furwind is a competent platformer that is both charming to look at and charming to play. It doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles instead concentrating on a rich enemy/puzzle-filled levels and boss fights. You are free to explore the levels, Due to there size, they house a lot of secrets and alternate routes, Find the fires to activate checkpoints and fight bosses or don’t, Up to you. Veterans could clock this game in a few hours whereas other players may take a bit longer, Either way, you won’t have any reason to replay the game. Furwind is safe and solid and whilst it doesn’t offer a lot of gimmicks it does double down on keeping it retro and for that it is a great little game to play.

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!

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