Reviews

Foregone

Foregone is a fast, smooth 2D action platformer with stunning pixel art. Uncover a compelling tale of regret and conspiracy as you fight your way through hordes of enemies and complete your mission to save Calagan from total annihilation.

The story of the game is set years after a devastating war, the town of Calagan is once again under siege by a corrupt force known as Harrow. As the city’s most powerful super-soldier, it’s up to you to investigate Harrow’s origins and prevent his revived minions from destroying your home. But the harrow doesn’t just resurrect the dead – it brings back memories best left forgotten. You will have to collect an arsenal of powerful weapons and upgradeable skills, to successfully navigate your way through environments each more dangerous than the next and filled with treasures and secrets.

If you loved Dead Cells more than expected you would, the odds of you hooking up on Foregone are very, very high. You immediately feel the incredibly responsive and fun gameplay and controls, the painstaking work that has made Dead Cells one of the best games in its genre and Foregone can boast of being level – even as beautiful and smooth. The two games are similar, but different in many ways. Weapons here are significantly less in number, but you can ramp them up at the forge at the cost of your gold amassed during your advances – more strength, critical hit multipliers, HP, etc. are on the menu for your melee and ranged weapons. The way you play varies from one weapon to another, which is great for replaying the game. During your progress, new skills and moves will be available to you like the handy Air Dash and they can be traded at the outpost. You can have two skills at the same time which gives a bit of strategy for some more difficult phase of the game.

The game is visually fantastic and incredibly detailed, you can feel an incredible amount of work behind each environment of the title and they are varied and numerous. The soundtrack is absolutely breathtaking although I would like the sound level to be significantly higher in the next update than it is now, because in portable mode without headphones it’s sluggish. But, in short, the sound environment gives an atmosphere in its own right to the environments.

The adventure that Foregone offers gives you the chance to play and progress through the game at your own pace and is not brutal on the difficulty side, but it is still a great challenge – the speed Runner community is likely to come and test the limits of this game. If you like titles à la Dead Cells and well Foregone certainly deserves your attention, as the title offers a quality and addicting challenge. The replayability is present although I hope that the title will continue to evolve over the next few months and I would like to see other levels come to be added to the adventure. Visually impeccable and a stunning soundtrack for epic gaming.

Artisticly superb and with tons of fun action platforming to be had, Foregone is certainly up there with some of the best in the genre.

8.5/10

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