Review: Furwind (PlayStation 4)
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Graphics - 9/109/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessibility - 7/107/10
- Length - 7/107/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
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.