Spirit Of The North Enhanced Edition Review (PlayStation 5)

Spirit Of The North Enhanced Edition Review

Play as an ordinary fox whose story becomes entwined with The Guardian of the Northern Lights, a magical spirit fox. As you journey over the mountains and under red-stained skies, you’ll discover more about your companion and a land left in ruin. Uniquely designed to purposefully have no dialogue or narration. Players must breathe in their surroundings to solve various puzzles and speculate the meaning of a lost ancient civilization.

Pros:

  • Gorgeous graphics.
  • 5.14GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Beautiful locations and vistas.
  • Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • Rewards-unlock new skins for your Fox.
  • Photo mode with filters and settings.
  • The story is told through music and actions.
  • Fox like features from the animations to drying yourself off with a good shake.
  • Puzzle elements.
  • Wide-open areas to explore.
  • The way the snow forms and moves with you.
  • Orchestral tranquil soundtrack.
  • Autosaves constantly.
  • You can kind of interpret the story yourself.
  • Well implemented haptic feedback.
  • A visual treat with the designs and colors.
  • Powers-you gain charge from special flowers and as you progress you can get new powers.
  • On-screen button prompts for interactions and new powers.

Spirit Of The North Enhanced Edition Review

Cons:

  • No tutorials and just chucks you in.
  • The shaking yourself dry after leaving water gets old fast as you do it every time.
  • No matter how small the water source, once you touch it you cannot jump.
  • Jumping is hard to master thanks to its delayed like jump and short distances.
  • Some real horrible jump animations.
  • Bad checkpoints.
  • Slow-paced sections with you are only able to walk through long areas of the game.

Spirit Of The North Enhanced Edition Review

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

Spirit of the North is a puzzle game set in a beautiful world full of wonder and mystery. You play as a fox that can gain magical charge that enables you to use powers in order to solve puzzles and navigate the world. It’s a slow-paced game with powers drip few to you and along the way you get cutscenes and story snippets with no voice or words enabling you to interpret these how you feel, I liked the games some of the time as it was a nice looking game and the progress was steady, my main issues were the constant repetition of the game formula and how it slow it all progressed, every level outstayed its welcome and went on top long, it made for a tedious time at best. Overall I found Spirit of the North to be an alright game with pacing issues set within beautiful landscapes.

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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