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Forspoken’s Awkward Start Gives Way To Fun, Super-Fast Combat And Traversal

Forspoken does not make a great first impression. However, those early growing pains slowly subsided as I continued on until ...
...eventually, time slipped away without my notice. Despite a rocky start, Forspoken found its stride and showed real promise.
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By clicking ‘enter’, you agree to GameSpot’sTerms of Use andPrivacy Policy. I was similarly put off by the very earliest taste of combat.
Frey starts off with just a handful of magical abilities, a family of purple magic representing the element of earth.
In practice, these are ranged spells with some minor variations: a standard shot that can be charged for a more powerful ...
...burst, a weaker rapid-fire spell, and a rudimentary shield that can burst out and deal damage at close range.
It takes place in third-person, so these are basically magic-guns with the over-the-shoulder perspective you’d expect from a third-person shooter.
You can upgrade your magic by exploring the open world and collecting Mana, and the equipment is very based around looking good while doing it.
The further she got from New York, and the more invested she became in the world of Athia and its characters, the more relatable she was.
I did care for the woman who befriended a young pickpocket and protected an old man suffering from what can only be described as magic-induced dementia.
The boss battle was a real test of skill for everything I had done up to that point and felt appropriately climatic. While the dialogue was uneven, the voice performances were not.
There wasn’t a bad voice in the bunch, even given the aforementioned cringey lines and some repetitive combat barks. And I got ...
...the slightest taste of how the traversal abilities will iterate, with a grapple that springs you up onto crystal waypoints.