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Do Not Buy Forspoken Review "Buy, Wait for Sale, Never Touch?"


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  • AllFanboiZmustDie
    AllFanboiZmustDie Ай бұрын +3646

    "If you buy a game at launch, you are paying the most amount of money for the worst version of a game." -TotalBiscuit

  • afnan13122010
    afnan13122010 Ай бұрын +1308

    This game makes you appreciate silent protagonists more.

    • Von Borgah
      Von Borgah 26 күн бұрын

      @Zarrg yeah some people. But not the most people.

    • Zarrg
      Zarrg 26 күн бұрын

      @Von Borgah You realise many people prefer silent protagonists, right? Why do you have to be so smugly dismissive. It allows me to experience the game's story first hand, if I wanted to see characters talk I would watch a film of a show.

    • Von Borgah
      Von Borgah 26 күн бұрын

      @Zarrg You are also not the character itself you are just controlling it. Its a mear avatar after all. And in some sad cases a silent avatar.

    • Zarrg
      Zarrg 27 күн бұрын

      @Von Borgah I am not a disembodied spirit who is tied to another being that talks and reacts at its own volition. Voiced protagonist have their place, but they should not be expected from games under some cliché of immersion or relatability.

    • Von Borgah
      Von Borgah Ай бұрын

      @Kurosan007 youre one of a kind

  • PapaJS
    PapaJS Ай бұрын +816

    The greatest battle in Forspoken seems to be the one between the blur and sharpness filters.

    • Chris R
      Chris R 14 күн бұрын +1

      The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition (PC) has better graphics and facial animation than Forspoken. Try and prove me wrong.

    • Kelton Schleyer
      Kelton Schleyer 15 күн бұрын


    • Soge 01
      Soge 01 Ай бұрын

      That's just Jotaro and DIO fighting around the protagonist.

    • Gampy Bamblor
      Gampy Bamblor Ай бұрын +5

      Sorry but for a lot of us the greatest battle is to get it to load. It will load almost to the menu then exit out to desktop

    • Laneous14
      Laneous14 Ай бұрын +26

      Should just call it Motion Blur: The Game. With Particle Effects day one DLC.

  • FozzieOscar
    FozzieOscar Ай бұрын +233

    Wait, you mentioned she is like this through the whole game?
    So, let me get this straight... the main character doesn't actually go on a radical character arc that sees her becoming a decent human being?
    Knowing the main character is going to be insufferable for the entire playthrough... i think ill just return this game.

    • Frank Basile
      Frank Basile 11 күн бұрын

      @Ketupat Sayur New Yorkers are a cut above all,..she might play a New Yorker but she definitely isn't one...Morte Prima Di Disonore

    • Mant111
      Mant111 Ай бұрын

      @ViolinChick5 Never forget that "feminist" men are a thing too.

    • Teeman
      Teeman Ай бұрын +1

      @ViolinChick5 lol if masculism was a social movement, I would call you sexist rn

  • Ryan Berry
    Ryan Berry Ай бұрын +686

    Ah yes, I want to come home from working all day just to play a game with a cringey teenager who hates everything and everyone. Even though she gained mystical magic and transported to a different world, where she is all powerful. Really helps me escape from everyday life.

    • MrTaylork1
      MrTaylork1 Ай бұрын

      @1stNumberOne imagine having kids on purpose. Especially these days. they’re doomed as soon as they’re born and all it is for you is a pointless money sink.

    • 1stNumberOne
      1stNumberOne Ай бұрын +3

      @Vvmopz say you have NO IDEA what your talking about, with without saying it. I literally work with teens. They’re just like that. Whiny, exaggerated self importance, condescending, nothing impresses them or is a big deal, nothings serious, selfish and self centered, naive but act as if they aren’t, ungrateful…I can literally keep going. Interesting how devs tried to make a relatable teen…and she’s annoying to everyone. Either they’ve never met a teenager, or they based her off of what they see today…interesting as to which makes the most sense..

    • Vvmopz
      Vvmopz Ай бұрын +1

      @1stNumberOne day you don’t have kids or real life experience without saying it

    • Richard Menezes Martins
      Richard Menezes Martins Ай бұрын +4

      Yeah, if only she had this strong family bond, or wasn't in trouble with the law, you could argue for her to want to go back.

    • jon
      jon Ай бұрын +17

      @Soge 01 So true. Oh you've been given Superman powers? What an inconvenience!

  • Ryan C
    Ryan C Ай бұрын +349

    That suuuuper rare one of a kind item being found 5 feet from a group of people is absolutely hilarious

    • Hyperion
      Hyperion Ай бұрын +5

      @James Gravil And? A. It wasn't just hanging around the shire laying in the dirt for everyone to see. B. Bildo LITERALLY treated it like his most precious posession. He rarely wore it but otherwise kept it very close to himself without knowing its true power or history. This is a bad example. lol

    • Richard Menezes Martins
      Richard Menezes Martins Ай бұрын +24

      @James Gravil Yeah, but the Shire also comes with a background of simple people who don't like changes in their daily lives.

    • James Gravil
      James Gravil Ай бұрын +11

      Well, it's not unheard-of in fantasy. The most powerful magical object in Middle-Earth was in the Shire for 67 years before Gandalf figured out what it was.

  • StaticShock42
    StaticShock42 Ай бұрын +684

    That demo saved a lot of people $70.

    • WhyteLis21
      WhyteLis21 Ай бұрын +1

      Nowadays, demos are basically called, "Beta testers!" You can find plenty of them on Steam and on many other gaming platforms.
      Half of those games aren't even fully finished games and developers expected you to pay for it, as far as I can tell. Lol.

    • AudioPhile
      AudioPhile Ай бұрын

      @Johnny Cash nah man not for me, played the demo and there was a ton of stuff I didn't like about it. I'm playing through the Callisto protocol on ps5 at the mo.

    • Johnny Cash
      Johnny Cash Ай бұрын

      @AudioPhile So tell me did you get to play more of the game yet? its very clear the game is made by feminist for feminist and lying is just being dishonest

    • SOUL KILL3R 87
      SOUL KILL3R 87 Ай бұрын +2

      The Demo made me buy it..... 🤷‍♂️

  • Nathan Barnhart
    Nathan Barnhart Ай бұрын +620

    So glad you included that dialogue at the end. Full on “never touch” for me

    • Corey Hughes
      Corey Hughes Ай бұрын

      @Louis DellaLucca That line is so believable for a teen from New York. It's like you guys are TRYING to be mad, lol.

    • good vibes
      good vibes Ай бұрын +1

      @Varco Lord I read all the time and again I never said the story was amazing. The gameplay is just so amazing that I love the game.

    • Varco Lord
      Varco Lord Ай бұрын +2

      @good vibes Did you ever read or watched anything that wasn't a cartoon or a comic book?
      Gameplay does indeed seem good but also floaty in terms of movement like final fantasy 15 was with attacking (where you had to hold down R2 to attack)
      The story already has 20 plot holes, glossed over important fact with the worst explanations ever written, the character talk so much yet manage to say absolutely nothing what so ever feels like a dyslexic thick as a brick preschoolers essay where they have to write a large number of words and they are trying to stretch each sentence.
      Characters and especially the main character are unlikable as hell there is no contesting that at this point. Also she doesn't make sense what so ever, she wanted to end herself and when she gets isekaid to a world where she does mean something and can make a difference all she does is complain.
      Finally the way the characters are written and their interaction is a main indication of the story in general, ESPECIALLY THE MAIN CHARACTERS, the story is based around their actions, reactions and interactions like WTF read a damn book

    • good vibes
      good vibes Ай бұрын

      The combat and gameplay is amazing though and the stories actually good. The dialogue can definitely be cringe asf sometimes but it doesn’t make this game any less fun

    • Varco Lord
      Varco Lord Ай бұрын +1

      @power panther Exactly, that kind of trash writing finally convinced me to switch to books

  • Maximum Carter
    Maximum Carter Ай бұрын +256

    ACG... one of the few content creators that I consider absolutely essential! As always, thank you Karak!

    • KanibusxGod
      KanibusxGod Ай бұрын

      @younggun lmao

    • younggun
      younggun Ай бұрын

      @KanibusxGod didn't realize everyone would get so butthurt about that comment lol

    • KanibusxGod
      KanibusxGod Ай бұрын +1

      @younggun yeah okay

    • Quatro Bajeena
      Quatro Bajeena Ай бұрын +1

      @younggun lol

  • Kiam Kweli
    Kiam Kweli Ай бұрын +187

    This is exactly why you don't preorder games. I think I'll pass on Velma in another dimension with her magic bracelet.
    #EpicEnding #WomanWhoFacedEntireArmies

    • Sorain1
      Sorain1 Ай бұрын

      Why have I not seen it before? KiamKweli, you have give me words for the Frey I've been looking for! Thank you.

  • Mauricio Aguilera
    Mauricio Aguilera Ай бұрын +56

    You are so right with Horizon, I remember each enemy robot, each had a memorable design and attack pattern. I was always excited when I found a new kind of robot

    • Akmal Ibrahim
      Akmal Ibrahim Ай бұрын +4

      Yess. In HZD, the enemy variety encourages you to use every single weapon types and use different approach. Makes it so much more engaging.
      This game's spell combat should be able to do exactly that, encouraging you to switch spells to suit different enemies. But the enemies not being varied means all you do is just like pokemon, pick the element they are weakest against. No change in playstyle.

    • redtiger 82
      redtiger 82 Ай бұрын +2


  • AudioPhile
    AudioPhile Ай бұрын +50

    So glad they released a demo for this game. Was enough for me to not get further invested, wish everyone still did demos.

      SQUASHUA 23 күн бұрын +1

      Making demo was probably their biggest mistake. I was actually hype for this game and was planning on pre ordering it until I played the demo and I thought “ehhh, it can wait”

    • Addie Lang
      Addie Lang Ай бұрын

      @ECHOxLegend That is also true, but my point still stands. Demos also can show how much a crap of a game can be too.

    • Addie Lang
      Addie Lang Ай бұрын +10

      This is why most games don't do demo anymore 😂. They don't want people to know their game sucks before it launches fully.

    • iz thefaithful
      iz thefaithful Ай бұрын +5

      Played the demo for like 45 min. And was like
      Nope 😂

  • John Long
    John Long Ай бұрын +1467

    The problem with creating a reluctant adventurer in DnD is that you still need to go on the adventure. So after a while your character just needs to join in and go. If you're constantly just like I don't want to do this I don't want to do this then no one is going to want to play with you. The same can be said for characters you are playing as

    • Smough
      Smough Ай бұрын +1

      @Flying Toaster Why do I feel like that's more relatable than it should be💀

    • jon
      jon Ай бұрын +2

      Good point. First rule of improvisation acting: don't say no, go with the flow.
      If you have someone improv-ing and they keep negating their scene partner, it completely ruins everything. So yeah, at a certain point, the protagonist needs to get with the picture. Examples: Val Kilmer in Willow, Han Solo in Star Wars, etc.

    • Daniel Santos
      Daniel Santos Ай бұрын

      @Flying Toaster "Reluctant doesn't mean they choose not to adventure but rather that *they'd rather not."*
      See here you contradict yourself a bit. Your character motivation is that he actually rather go adventure than dealing with his wife. He could've done anything else like say divorce for example but the fact is he prefers fighting dragons and whatnot over be with his wife. He may be grumpy and whatnot and it may be similar but it's still different than a character that is forced by circumstance or plot to go adventure, like being isekaid for example.

    • Skinnie
      Skinnie Ай бұрын +1

      @freakyfro99 Trashcan druckman embraced super feminist Sarkesian and the writing in tlou2 showed. But it still won game of the year becuase MUHDIVERSITY.
      Yeah, someone's always going to be around to point that out. Boo, hoo.

  • Orion McClelland
    Orion McClelland Ай бұрын +13

    I think ACG is really good at giving critical reviews. I was never convinced by the previews of this game, it always looked off to me, but I think he does a good job of explaining the faults in a fair way. Appreciate you.

  • Dominic Griffin
    Dominic Griffin Ай бұрын +45

    Didn't this just come from being a tech demo? I remember seeing the main character running and parkouring through location and it looked petty cool, really nice graphically. Everyone was like, this looks kinda cool and then the publishers were probably biting their nails "this needs to be a fully fleshed out game, boys, whip something up".

    • buttmaster
      buttmaster Ай бұрын +1

      @Alistair no you dont since this isnt UE5. LOL

    • DefinitelyNotAMachineCultist
      DefinitelyNotAMachineCultist Ай бұрын +2

      @KnightGamer724 The same base engine also powers Final Fantasy XV.
      That demo you mentioned looked gorgeous too.
      What a shame.

    • KnightGamer724
      KnightGamer724 Ай бұрын +3

      @Alistair This isn't from Unreal 5. This is from Luminous Studios. If you want to know what the seed was, Agni's Philosophy is the original tech demo.

    • JewTube
      JewTube Ай бұрын +4

      @ViolinChick5 yup, just slap some shitty writing and boring quests on to it and call it a game.

    • ViolinChick5
      ViolinChick5 Ай бұрын +4

      This would explain…everything, really.

  • Matt Davis
    Matt Davis Ай бұрын +100

    7:55 When Jeremy forgets the game’s name, you know it’s rough.

    • tek87
      tek87 Ай бұрын +7

      Actually i think Forsaken is the perfect name for this game. Jeremy already improved the game without intending to.

  • kuldain
    kuldain Ай бұрын +29

    Thanks for the review Karak! This was definitely a game that I really had no intention of trying, all the clips and previews I saw really didn't do anything to make me curious about the protagonist, the world or even the combat. Good to know I can continue skipping this one with no regrets!

  • Chris Pieper
    Chris Pieper Ай бұрын +49

    I love it when ACG rips into a game like this. Like a train wreck I can't look away from haha. Great review!

    • Vaknir
      Vaknir Ай бұрын +2

      ​@Vinny C. You know at this point I think you are the pretentious one, there isn't much debate around the actual quality of the game as it falls short in almost anything it tries to do.
      This doesn't mean that you are wrong for enjoying it, at least someone gets to have fun.

    • Vinny C.
      Vinny C. Ай бұрын

      This review literally got me to BUY the game. Having a blast, people have become way to pretentious.

  • Hambone Jamboree
    Hambone Jamboree Ай бұрын +787

    This had the best kind of demo there is, the kind that makes you realise you shouldn't waste your money.

    • Sorain1
      Sorain1 Ай бұрын

      God bless the folks on the dev team who pushed for that demo to exist!

    • Soaring Eagle
      Soaring Eagle Ай бұрын +1

      I downloaded the demo and it crashed every time I clicked "new game" or "settings" lmao. Immediately uninstalled, will never play this game.

    • Kurt D.
      Kurt D. Ай бұрын

      Seriously. I lasted about 3 minutes and it was a nope from me.

    • Lomborg
      Lomborg Ай бұрын

      @Thewarsofhalo Hope it was worth it

  • Poulet Sept
    Poulet Sept Ай бұрын +50

    Another great review. I love how you go into everything about the game and not spend the entire video saying it sucks 50 times. Other reviews I saw I couldn't get through. It was just them shouting about how it sucks with no details.

  • Hatesh Warkio
    Hatesh Warkio Ай бұрын +1

    You know, this video made me think about tropes and I have a question
    Why did they decide that the fantasy world's, idc about the name, language is gonna be just English considering they have a protagonist with a magical item stuck to their hand that could actually translate between the languages?
    Like the Babelfish from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • iitsDyl
    iitsDyl Ай бұрын +5

    This game looked amazing at first glance, I'm so glad I ended up at this review and saved myself a lot of money. I've lost all faith in new release titles and I'm probably never going to buy a game at launch again. It seems to me that they care too much for making money, they split the game up, sell the rest of it to you later and go cheap on everything but graphics.

  • Lana Gievski
    Lana Gievski Ай бұрын +12

    Always appreciate the honesty. For me, this is one to get on a deep sale. I was quite excited for it but after all that went down with the demo, no one should be buying this at full price and some may not buy it at all which is honestly fair and justified.

    • SOUL KILL3R 87
      SOUL KILL3R 87 Ай бұрын +1

      All opinions are honest. When an opinion is influenced by money, etc it becomes no longer an opinion.

  • jonyboy352
    jonyboy352 Ай бұрын +2

    Thank you so much for your reviews They save me a lot of money in deciding if I should buy a new game up front or not. My impulse game spending would have got the better of me But now i wait for your reviews 1st.

  • James Stinedurf
    James Stinedurf Ай бұрын +1161

    just hit me that they could have framed this like an Alice in Wonderland type of story. girl with issues finds herself in a strange fantasy world where she grows as a person through her crazy adventures.

    • Jack S
      Jack S Ай бұрын

      Oh damn. Alice in Wonderland is an Isekai isn’t it

    • xeroplasmic 4
      xeroplasmic 4 Ай бұрын

      What lol? That's exactly what they framed it like. In the Apartment, theres literally a Alice in wonderland book you pickup? Foreshadows exactly what happens.

    • Alexandru Timofte
      Alexandru Timofte Ай бұрын +1

      I think , bc Alice in Wonderland is the first isekai ever technically, but for me , i much rather prefer American McGee's Alice for a video game , much better imo. Can't wait for the third game if it will ever come out .

    • zero
      zero Ай бұрын +1

      @Robert Allaire oh no you upset the normies here, or should i say snowflake normies? They seem to be obsessed with that word for some reason 😂.

    • Tecrev
      Tecrev Ай бұрын +3

      She's a strong, young woman who can parkour AND cast magic at the same time. What growth does she need??? /s

  • Ramsey Khelifi
    Ramsey Khelifi Ай бұрын +3

    I really appreciate you being constructive criticism not hating on the game to fall apart you're giving them advice how they can improve their next game I love constructive criticism because it benefits

  • augustochuko
    augustochuko Ай бұрын +19

    I like how in depth the reviews on this channel are so I still watch them, but after watching your review on Midnight Suns I decided to try it anyway and I actually play that game a lot now. It's something that anyone playing games probably already knows, but you can't buy or wait on games based on someone else's, opinion you have to see if the game is fun for you specifically.

    • Darko Ale
      Darko Ale Ай бұрын +2

      Karak is great but the only opinion one can trust is your own.

  • Undead Corsair
    Undead Corsair Ай бұрын +5

    Ever since we found out this game was gonna be isekai I was extremely skeptical of it. I don't know why writers are intent on creating an immediate clash between a character and the world they end up in. It works when anime makes fun of it, but when people try to do it seriously it just falls flat.
    You end up with a character that has to be incredulous at everything they encounter for the first act of the story and this almost never works with teen or adult characters because we expect them to be snarky, sarcastic and disbelieving which is typically unlikeable. Only place the concept works is in kids' books because when a kid character is transported to another world they can have a sense of wonder about the whole thing rather than just irritating quips and references to the real world.

    • Monchi Cruz
      Monchi Cruz Ай бұрын

      Hmm not really this could have actually worked with better writing. The game just feels disconnected. Frey wants to go home but home was something she wanted to escape from.
      This quite easily could have been fixed by showing that her *home* wasn’t bad, and that she misses home because she misses people that are close to her while at the same time later growing closer to her new home and caring for a new family, and accepting this is her new home.
      The game just feels overall like an unpolished mess in almost all aspects.
      I don’t think the game needs to take the route it did for its dialogue and writing, but really Square Enix is known to be outlandish often detracting from the experience. I miss when they used more subtleness in their older games.

  • N1ghtroad
    N1ghtroad Ай бұрын +1

    I legit thought I was going crazy; I've been confusing this game with Undecember trying to figure out why there was so much hype over a Korean cash grab mobile disaster. Makes so much more sense now. Thanks Karak

  • Argon
    Argon Ай бұрын +46

    Why the hell do I want to play as a New York teenager with questionable upbringing in a fantasy game?

    • JewTube
      JewTube Ай бұрын +6

      hey im walking here!

  • Louie Berg
    Louie Berg Ай бұрын +674

    It's weird how quite a few writers cannot write strong-willed characters (regardless of their gender). They always turn them into cynical or contrarian people. Strong-willed doesn't mean bulldozer, it means a person who doesn't easily waver.
    We see it here as well. Frey is tough and strong-willed, or I assume that is what they wanted. Instead, she's snarky, edgy and contrarian.
    It's like a pubescent notion of what it means to be strong. We see a similarly pubescent take on humour in the game: endless quips in the style of Joss Whedon (Edit: in Marvel, not Firefly etc.).

    • Trever Travis
      Trever Travis Ай бұрын

      @SammEater Life is Strange: Forspoken. That's a good one!

    • aguyfromnothere
      aguyfromnothere Ай бұрын +1

      Strong willed females hard to write in our society because our nihilism makes caring about things hard. Strong wills are connected to strong ideas, principles, themes, family. The writers are nihilistic moderns and so have nothing that matters on a deep level. The things they care about are philosophically shallow. Strong willed women care about family, society, or something. A strong willed woman that cares about only themselves is weak willed so the writing is false.

    • mydogeatspuke
      mydogeatspuke Ай бұрын +2

      @T. Valentine no they haven't.

    • T. Valentine
      T. Valentine Ай бұрын +1

      @mydogeatspuke sex and gender have been split for decades, what are you talking about?

  • Mr. Smell Good!!
    Mr. Smell Good!! Ай бұрын +6

    Awesome review and I knew it just was going to end up being a expensive demo.

  • Nicholas werD VFX
    Nicholas werD VFX Ай бұрын +1

    I played the demo. There is def alot of potential for a great game. But this vid was totally right. It never really knows what it wants to be. I had fun but i also got bored really quick. And the demo even gives you alot more spells of the jump to play around with.

  • Mr. Sasshole
    Mr. Sasshole Ай бұрын +7

    What a bummer. Was holding out hope this would be a keeper. Thank you as always for your honesty and integrity, Karak.

    • ACG
      ACG  Ай бұрын +6

      My pleasure!

  • Platinum Dragonslayer
    Platinum Dragonslayer Ай бұрын +19

    Sadly this became one of those games where the more we learn the less we like.

  • Deus Procyon
    Deus Procyon Ай бұрын +10

    If they say that the game is targeted for a "modern audience" then that is the first red flag...
    The tale of the reluctant hero works because the the audience knows that the hero isn't a good person because of that reluctance, until they choose to break from it. Forspoken's story feels like it's trying to make it seem like that reluctance is what makes the character a hero...

    • Ralfbo
      Ralfbo Ай бұрын

      Han Solo for example of a good reluctant hero

  • sundjata suma
    sundjata suma Ай бұрын +767

    Ironically, the actress who plays Frey, Ella Balinska, also plays the future protagonist in the recent Resident Evil reboot. Both characters have this whiny "I don't want to be here" attitude about them that make them unlikeable and hard to relate to. I hope the writers aren't typecasting her into these roles because it can't be good for her career.

    • Vvmopz
      Vvmopz Ай бұрын

      @fredguy2 you unlike distorted noise have a good point but alas, pointing blame is pointless because everyone thinks they have the answer.. reality is so few do. Also it’s generally young female characters that get this treatment. Perhaps that’s just how some see them

    • WhyteLis21
      WhyteLis21 Ай бұрын

      @Conan charles Well, woke agendas has been around for decades, if not centuries, well before it overy populated the internet scenes. It's nothing new. The only difference is you just see and hear it more often. All thanks to the internet, more digital social media outlet and being more connected globally as ever. Lol.

    • Shinzero02
      Shinzero02 Ай бұрын +1

      @Dylan Scott I think it is primarily because it isn't that her acting is bad so much as the material she is given. I mean, on paper, all her recent roles are things that should've worked but failed primarily due to bad writing/plot.
      Resident Evil in particular had her as someone who was supposed to be extremely smart making non-stop stupid decisions that always led to tragedy. Nothing her character did actually made any sense because it ran entirely on standard horror movie tropes. Every choice her character made would get someone killed because the writers ran with the idea (and it's actually said in the show, though I don't remember the exact quote) "Weskers bring nothing but trouble" . Which leads to an entire season of this lady doing nothing but getting other people killed to the point that her daughter (who is also implied to be super-smart) does the same thing by not listening to the instructions her mother gives her.
      The Charlie's Angel's remake was just mediocre on every level and again, it wasn't because of the acting.
      With Forspoken, she's even more scripted and that kind of dialogue is the same kind of thing game writers seem to think when they try to appeal to 'modern youth'. I mean, the DmC remake did the same kind of dialogue and that game had developer interviews bragging about how their writing was top tier from award winners prior to release.

    • BooBooYup
      BooBooYup Ай бұрын

      @sundjata suma literally what i thought lol

    • Gavin Jenkins
      Gavin Jenkins Ай бұрын

      Basically all work is good for an actor's career, because people in general fully understand that actors don't choose their lines and will repeatedly forgive this problem for them.

  • RVJunke1
    RVJunke1 Ай бұрын

    Always the best and honest take on games, thanks ACG!

  • ouykcuf
    ouykcuf Ай бұрын +20

    Its a shame that this game has so many flaws because it really looks fun. Thanks for the review as always!

    • Theyungcity23
      Theyungcity23 Ай бұрын

      It absolutely is fun. His biggest critique of the gameplay is that the starting spells aren’t fun. Well you get spells after the starting spells.

  • SubTonic
    SubTonic Ай бұрын +3

    This seems like the kind of game where the focal point of development was the combat and they had little idea what to do with the world, story and characters, so they picked some popular game and RPG traits from a hat and went with them. Forspoken would have worked a lot better as a more linear style action game, I think.

  • Murillo Santos
    Murillo Santos Ай бұрын +2

    I love your videos and the details you point out. Thanks for always being so thorough and helpful.

  • James David
    James David Ай бұрын +2

    I've never appreciated a demo more.

  • Joe Seabreeze
    Joe Seabreeze Ай бұрын +283

    Some developers need to understand that a crappy game can't be hidden behind great graphics. I get so disappointed when I see this. All that work that the artists and animators did, only to be completely wasted by poor story and game design. I can't believe they're charging $70 for this lol

    • aguyfromnothere
      aguyfromnothere Ай бұрын +2

      Or behind a female black protagonist

    • eimihar
      eimihar Ай бұрын +1

      great graphics with basic skybox.png and lightning... feels like level design in this game is so all over the places. and not worth $80 at all.

    • James Leon
      James Leon Ай бұрын +1

      I played the demo and stopped after 5 minutes because the game looked and felt terrible. Then recently I watched a video about the game and thought it does actually look quite good.

    • Super Guy
      Super Guy Ай бұрын +3

      Last gen games had better graphics

    • MarkXV
      MarkXV Ай бұрын +10

      Graphics are bad

  • koleary1798
    koleary1798 Ай бұрын +3

    I agree with your point of modern language in a fantasy setting. It always ruins the immersion for me. Legendary fantasy author Ursula Le Guin wrote about it in a great essay.

  • Sr J D
    Sr J D Ай бұрын +2

    I appreciate the honest review. Keep up the good work ACG.

  • Nap
    Nap Ай бұрын

    I loved the premise of the game, and the world looks cool too, too bad it got so many bad reviews.

  • iamfuturetrunks
    iamfuturetrunks Ай бұрын +3

    From the gameplay it does look really cool, especially the magic attacks and the world itself. It's just to bad it apparently is kinda garbage.
    This is the kind of look I would want for a game idea I came up with recently based on a popular IP that has been underutilized for a LONG time.
    Unfortunately instead of making great games they are just using a bunch of people to make these huge amazing looking worlds and having bad characters, boring cut scenes you have to wait through etc.
    Luckily I didn't have this game on my radar at all so I wasn't let down at all. To many games the past 2 years have been to much of a let down though which stinks. It's getting to the point of wondering why I should waste time even looking at video game trailers or anything with video games when so many are just disappointments, even from some somewhat trusted video game developers.

  • Nimloc
    Nimloc Ай бұрын +1

    This could probably work if they make the annoying protagonist a twist villain. Not that it'd be that surprising, but we always see protags like this one supposedly made this way to be "likeable", and they really aren't. Might as well take the extra step and make them evil.

  • Yodalemos
    Yodalemos Ай бұрын +806

    I knew exactly how this story was gonna turn out based on the first trailer. They made a trailer of someone given super-powers and transported to a fantastical world only complaining about it.

    • Skinnie
      Skinnie Ай бұрын +1

      They focused more on the WHAMENZ AND PERSONZ OF COLORZ checking boxes than actual gameplay. Shocking development.

    • Rob
      Rob Ай бұрын

      @Experience_Point Shonen is an umbrella term for any manga/anime with audience focus of young males. Most of isakai is shonen.

    • Aleksandr Bondarenko
      Aleksandr Bondarenko Ай бұрын

      @The Algerian That's for people reading and reading a lot. Reading literature and fantasy. But for people that prefer light reading, something like comic books or manga. Or even just watching animated stuff it is still one of the most popular things out there. Like absolutely in top 5. Even Harry Potter, despite being not completely thrown into new world still have same trope and same idea. And as it has shown if it is done right - it is absolutely amazing. It is not a trope itself that is bad, it is people that cant use it properly that are lazy and incompetent. This entire neo feminism and wokeness thing push grand delusions into everything does highlight even more that competency can not be replaced just because people wish it so. No matter how great the idea is execution has to be better or it would fail.

    • NicheNetwork
      NicheNetwork Ай бұрын

      Nien incorrect one trailer does nothing, good hunch maybe

    • Sindri
      Sindri Ай бұрын +3

      @Experience_Point Shounen isn't a genre. Shounen is a demographic.

  • Lone Wolf
    Lone Wolf Ай бұрын +2

    Been with you a long time. You never disappoint. You are the one and only source I trust. Thanks!

    • IgorTheLight
      IgorTheLight Ай бұрын

      "You are the one and only source I trust." - that's a very dangerous mindset to have ;-)
      ACG is good but watch some more to have a full picture.

  • Chiho cho
    Chiho cho Ай бұрын +1

    Like I love how the game portrays the main character as a victim and poor but she had a bag full of stolen money and Jorden collection

  • moth dude
    moth dude Ай бұрын +1

    This game just makes me think I should go buy magicka for the 43rd time. Fun, funny, challenging, and when you're done, there's a BSOD spell so you can quit in style

  • Pete Oliva
    Pete Oliva Ай бұрын +12

    In a year this will be on sale for $12.99 on a PSN sale. That's a pretty good price to enjoy the gameplay and not feel like you overspent for a weak story and bad voice acting.
    I've got plenty to play right now, anyway!

    • HUYI1
      HUYI1 Ай бұрын

      @Elvin Macospag how much percent? I'm gonna wait till at least 60% or when it's on plus extra lol

    • Pete Oliva
      Pete Oliva Ай бұрын

      @Elvin Macospag ... For $12.99?

    • Elvin Macospag
      Elvin Macospag Ай бұрын

      In a year? Try a month. It's already on sale.

    • Pete Oliva
      Pete Oliva Ай бұрын

      @HUYI1 Same. It's sad, almost, lol. I've got more than 30 games waiting in the wings. Damn holiday sales! 😅😅🤪🤪

    • HUYI1
      HUYI1 Ай бұрын

      My backlog is monsterous 😂😂 plenty to go round 👍

  • D Tutt
    D Tutt Ай бұрын

    I’ve had fun with it so far but I still agree with this review. Solid work👍🏾

  • Samudra Puma
    Samudra Puma Ай бұрын +327

    So glad that you brought up my major gripe about the game 2 minutes into the video; I hated how the main character hated everything; there was a point in the demo where I was actually amazed at something I saw, and at the same time the main character said something like "Ewwww what IS that?" and I was just like eughhhhh

    • erko78
      erko78 Ай бұрын +1

      @ViolinChick5 or we could just hire the best person for the job regardless of color. Not someone who is woke and wants to virtue signal.

    • ViolinChick5
      ViolinChick5 Ай бұрын

      @Alexander Vladimir maybe the answer is for dev teams to hire actual BIPOC writers. Something tells me they’d be better at writing BIPOC characters. Imagine how much better the writing for Frey would likely be if the team was made up of Black women writers. Till real real representation happens in the dev team, we’ll keep getting the same stereotypical, poorly written crap.

    • Comfy Couch
      Comfy Couch Ай бұрын +1

      @Alexander Vladimir **cough** Velma **cough**

    • Deonte
      Deonte Ай бұрын +1

      @Max V, so the character doesn't at all change and progress over the course of the game? You played that much of it?

  • Fillian Plays
    Fillian Plays Ай бұрын +1

    This was something I had considered making content on myself. After your review I think I'll let it cook long enough for the modding community to get ahold of it & polish things. Really appreciate your honest review!

  • BioArchaeo Starr
    BioArchaeo Starr Ай бұрын +1

    Reminds me of one of my favorites, the longest journey/ dreamfall chapters. I'd love to see those remade.

    • ACG
      ACG  Ай бұрын +1

      That would be cool! Dreamfall is one of my favorite games

  • Timothy K
    Timothy K Ай бұрын +1

    I kinda had a feeling this game was gonna be bad. I also feel like you confirmed my fear that they would add a lot of work factor to it which just turns me completely off to a game thanks for saving me some money

  • kcvriess
    kcvriess Ай бұрын +2

    I'm really amazed at how many people still kept out hope for this game. And still a lot for similar types of games. I feel that most people are not in denial and think like me that most games nowadays SUCK! Graphics be damned! We want good gameplay and good stories.

    • IgorTheLight
      IgorTheLight Ай бұрын

      "We want good gameplay and good stories." - search for some indie gems ;-)

  • Ender7j
    Ender7j Ай бұрын +3

    2:48 that’s where all their money and passion went…

  • Bonked
    Bonked Ай бұрын +40

    Thing is though, this bratty, brash, rude attitude rarely if ever comes from someone "economically crippled" like this game portrayed her to be. Most of the people I have met who are economically "less fortunate" are humble, soft spoken, doesn't try to swear at every moment's notice. Like seriously, they're not whatever these writers concoct them to be, the writers who "assumes" all "economically crippled" people act like this should at least meet some of them..

    • feret
      feret Ай бұрын +14

      She sounds like a millenial in college discussing politics in class.

  • Breaking Rad
    Breaking Rad Ай бұрын +2

    I'm honestly thinking about selling my consoles and just buying a guitar at this point. Game action rpgs seem to be the same game I was playing 5 years ago over and over, reskinned with a rushed mechanics twist to get that puppy out the door. Starting to wonder if game design is just that dead or maybe im finally outgrowing this whole gaming thing after starting out on my Texas Instrument's Ti-99 4/a

  • nunya business
    nunya business Ай бұрын +6

    There is no way in hell that character has ever watched the Holy Grail in order to reference the "riddles three" quote.

  • dimmkah
    dimmkah Ай бұрын

    I really wanted this game to be good, and I do actually plan on playing it eventually when I can get it for little to no money.

  • Ryan Delaney
    Ryan Delaney Ай бұрын

    I feel like this game has good bones at least. I could see a sequel being really fun. There's definitely some interesting concepts, it just doesn't come together in the end for me

  • ZmlinG
    ZmlinG Ай бұрын +4

    And it gonna need to be a very deep sale, bc that €80 price tag on steam is laughable.

  • Ghost Fire
    Ghost Fire Ай бұрын +208

    Thanks for this review. This is roughly what I expected. I'm glad I picked up on this game looking bad early on. The demo really solidified it for me.

      THA ULTIMA Ай бұрын

      @HorkBork M she said this in a Twitter post in 2021 lol, but regardless whether she wrote or not the story still seems to be painfully average same with the characters oh well.

    • HorkBork M
      HorkBork M Ай бұрын

      @THA ULTIMA That sounds like an excuse. She's literally credited as a writer and everything she's worked on since leaving naughty dog has been terrible and cancelled.

      THA ULTIMA Ай бұрын +4

      @smathews731 yea but Amy said she was only a creative consultant for the game in 2019 so whatever input she had went out the window when she left.

    • Negative
      Negative Ай бұрын +1

      I thought the very first trailer for this game looked alright, right up until the protag opened her mouth lol

    • smathews731
      smathews731 Ай бұрын

      @Crepitus What?? The same Amy that worked on the first 3 uncharted games?

  • John Prezioso
    John Prezioso Ай бұрын

    I tend to like games more than most reviewers so I don't pay much attention to reviews, but judging by the gameplay videos I don't really see anything that justifies the crazy high specs. I still find ACG reviews valuable because of the detail he goes into. Forespoken looks great to be sure, but it doesn't look any better than RDR2 which had far lower low-end and mid-range specs.

  • Ash IY
    Ash IY Ай бұрын

    The problem with single person rpg is the character has to be likeable or go through some sort of journey or self discovery or growth without that you end up hating the character and then the game.
    I tried to play the demo but hated the controls so much it put me off the game completely. Thank you for saving me money lol

  • Dark Vader
    Dark Vader Ай бұрын

    This was the first game I got hyped about and a little over an hour in I was in the room with my girlfriend playing hide the panties. Not often with a new HYPED game, if ever, have I called out to my girl to ditch a new game and play rub the bean with her. Game rating for me 4/10

  • Jennifer Lynn Calogero
    Jennifer Lynn Calogero Ай бұрын

    In order to have all these upgrades and details of what you are needing and requiring foe the game. You need to start from the grou7nd up, inside out by hooking up with a company who can teach you and what you need in order to buy for the requirements that can support the system with what you have and take you up, out and into to the next level of infrastructures in the programming system. I remember my now late brother, when he was younger and how he taught me about programming systems and how his friend over the phone was unable to help him. It's very simple!

  • Samuel B
    Samuel B Ай бұрын +1

    I thought I was the only one who was going to make that Infamous Second Son comparison. Frey really does move like that, that sort of semi-automated feet shuffling because they don't want the player to move the character without some sort of in-between.

  • Simon West
    Simon West Ай бұрын +314

    As others said was pretty thankful for the demo as that at pretty much wiped out most my interest for the game, and this just confirmed my suspicions - great work as always good sir

    • Rushav Kumar Panda
      Rushav Kumar Panda Ай бұрын

      @Daniel Booke I am talking about Steam here as a PC player. And there is no moderation to the refund policy. If you haven't played more than 2 hours, you can refund it. Epic Games Store also lets you do that. If the PS Store does not allow for refunds on pre-orders, that's just malpractice and I don't care for it.
      So, again, if you know refunding is a viable option on the platform you play, it obviously is NOT a problem to pre-order. You'd have to be seriously brain dead to buy something untested if you know it cannot be refunded.

    • Daniel Booke
      Daniel Booke Ай бұрын +2

      @Rushav Kumar Panda You cannot refund a physical game once it has been opened. In some cases you can exchange it for the same title if it is defective. Digitally, PS Store will allow a "one time" refund if you have not downloaded it, although their policy states there are no refunds for preorders. Nintendo eshop does not allow refunds. Microsoft will generally work with you, but even their refund "policy" has limits. I know that Steam has a more generous refund policy, allowing you to download and play up to 2 hours, but again, in moderation.
      Might be different in other countries, but here in the United States, I'm pretty sure that's how things work. So, no, refunding is not a viable option. Regardless, you should NEVER give someone money for something without getting something in return, feel like that is just common sense honestly.

    • Rushav Kumar Panda
      Rushav Kumar Panda Ай бұрын

      @Daniel Booke Idk why people keep saying don't preorder. You can refund pretty easily, you know?

    • LTNetjak
      LTNetjak Ай бұрын +1

      @Daniel Booke It's been a decade or so since I've pre-ordered anything. The days when physical media could sell out on you are long past.

    • Daniel Booke
      Daniel Booke Ай бұрын +3

      @LTNetjak Hogwarts Legacy already has issues, there's been delays and now a staggered release schedule across platforms and generations? Trust me when I say this, something is afoot on this one too, I would recommend not preordering and waiting for a day one review. Which is what you should be doing anyway.

  • daniel calabrese
    daniel calabrese Ай бұрын +1

    Just like most game presentations it "looked" really good but as soon as I started playing the demo I got that Sinking feeling of being disappointed but I tried to ignore it and I gave the demo about 2 hours of my time which was honestly to much because it just felt so bland and generic and after 2 hours or so of trying to enjoy this game I uninstalled it, for demo it was terrible so I can only guess that the game isn't much better

  • Gavin Westcott
    Gavin Westcott Ай бұрын +2

    This guy does some of the best reviews on games, glad your actually honest about everything. I mean if I spent 70 on this I'd probably try to pretend it's good too

  • AK
    AK Ай бұрын

    I was genuinely excited for this game

  • Straker
    Straker Ай бұрын +1

    I couldn't even make it through the audio clips at the end of your video - kudos to you for spending as much time with the game as you did. We appreciate your sacrifice. =)

  • Kris E
    Kris E Ай бұрын +4

    OK so her life sucks, and she's broke and then gets sent to a magical world and has magical powers.. And she wants to go home why??????? Who wrote this?

  • Ravi Pathak
    Ravi Pathak Ай бұрын +173

    It'd be one thing if Frey had a good life in NY like great job, loving parents, supporting friends and everything, to be frustrated with the world of Athia and wanting to go back but it seems like she's acting like a D-Bag just to be a D-Bag

    • JewTube
      JewTube Ай бұрын

      @Audio Krak new yorkers be like "hey im walking here!". thats her during the whole game.

    • Spends Shanks
      Spends Shanks Ай бұрын +3

      @Audio Krak Thing is no one relates to this trash character. So clearly they didn’t do it well

    • bombomos
      bombomos Ай бұрын +2

      @ShadowErus he definitely gets better as the game progresses and he starts to feel close to the people around him. He is definitely one of my more favorite FF Characters.... Better than Lightning

    • ExeErdna
      ExeErdna Ай бұрын +1

      @ShadowErus Yeah Tidus was one of the best FF protags and they completely dropped the ball with this Isakai

    • Toksyuryel
      Toksyuryel Ай бұрын +3

      That's not entirely out of place for NY to be perfectly honest. Doesn't make it any more tolerable though.

  • Thaibiohazard123
    Thaibiohazard123 Ай бұрын +1

    Everything I see so far feels like a tech demo. And I thought at some point, they would gradually show more as works got finished, but they never did. It still looks like tech demo.

  • Witch
    Witch Ай бұрын +1

    Even with the demo I kept asking myself "Okay what's next? When does this get good?" And then it just stayed...meh. The abilities are cool, but they'll get boring after hour 2. It just seems like you'll be seeing everything in a very short amount of time. Graphics are ok, was expecting more from UE5. I think Callisto Protocol looks a bit better. But it's also not open world, so I'll give it to Forspoken on this. Would love to see the PC version! Cranked graphics at 1440P 165hz sounds like a good time. Maybe the delay on input will be fixed with that?

  • The Lonesome Wanderer
    The Lonesome Wanderer Ай бұрын

    thanks karak as always for the honest reviews!

  • Poly Dypsia
    Poly Dypsia Ай бұрын +1

    "Brand is me sponsors me" fantastic!! Keep up the honest reviews!!

  • A’ine Evergreen
    A’ine Evergreen Ай бұрын

    Tbh the modern Marvel-esque writing is the least of the problems with Fray’s dialogue, the real issue for me is how consistently mean-spirited she is, her personality is like industrial-grade sandpaper.

  • Kriminal Logic
    Kriminal Logic Ай бұрын +168

    ACG telling us what we all worried about. Appreciate the honest review man. Stellar work as always.

    • Kriminal Logic
      Kriminal Logic Ай бұрын +1

      @Alex Walker I actually was hoping this turned out better being it's a new IP. Once I played the demo though I knew it wasn't for me and was disappointed as well.

    • Alex Walker
      Alex Walker Ай бұрын +4

      Just the small sample of gameplay he provided at the end told me that the writing would have grated on me REAL quick. I would have been able to appreciate the game otherwise going by the rest of his review, though. It's a real shame, I wanted this game to be good.

  • Steve Swafford
    Steve Swafford Ай бұрын +3

    I saw 70 bucks for pc and I"m just nope. But after watching your review, it just confirms my decision for a whole bunch of other reasons lol. Thanks man.

  • GameStarr
    GameStarr Ай бұрын +1

    Great review man, I was really hoping they would turn this one around, but it doesn’t look like that was the case.

  • Duel
    Duel Ай бұрын +1

    it’s crazy how ubisoft gets away with making basically the same game and rereleasing it under a different ip

  • Daniel Sanchez
    Daniel Sanchez Ай бұрын

    I always play on the easiest settings, so i lowered damaged takend and increase damage output. So resistance didn't matter for me. So it makes it fun

  • The Alph
    The Alph Ай бұрын +3

    I really wanted this to be good. I played the demo almost immediately. This game has the worst implementation of haptics and adaptive triggers. Will probably only play this when it comes to PLUS. Hopefully they resolve the issues by then.

    SYGYZY0 Ай бұрын +121

    Oh no, who could have foreseen this outcome?! This was truly unexpected, we really did not see this coming no not at all. Truly caught us by surprise.

    • T. Hamm
      T. Hamm Ай бұрын +3

      You’d be surprised how bad some people’s sense of judgment is

      RICO PARADISE Ай бұрын

      ✅By Faith in the sacrifice God has made are we saved from the penalty of sin!
      🔵Turn from your sin that leads to death & accept His Gift that leads to eternal Life!
      💜We are all sinners that need God. No one can say they are perfect to be able to pay their debt of sin. This is why only God could pay the penalty for us, that is merciful Love!

    • Wind of change
      Wind of change Ай бұрын +16

      Right lmao ? This game was predictably awful, from the very first time I saw the trailer I knew it would be bad.

  • iamtheju
    iamtheju Ай бұрын

    The demo felt somewhere between Nier Replicant and Infamous Second Son to me, both of which I really liked. But knowing the game is so huge with so much to do and no good story to carry me through is daunting. I had to give up on AC Valhalla because or the insane amount of content so I'm not sure I should even try this.

  • Aquatic Mammal
    Aquatic Mammal Ай бұрын

    The combat looks really clean. But of course, combat is only as much fun as the opponent allows it to be, if the enemies are bland thats pretty unfortunate.

  • Hassan Shaikh
    Hassan Shaikh Ай бұрын

    Thanks time travelling reviewer for bringing that computer from 2053 to show us what the gameplay looks like!

  • Aamir Alavi
    Aamir Alavi Ай бұрын

    Hahah - your intro captured what I’ve had in my head when looking at ALL the reviews so far ie Infamous second son did everything that folks are complaining about 😂

  • TheAlexGamez 🇺🇦
    TheAlexGamez 🇺🇦 Ай бұрын

    I’m gonna wait for a deep deep sale indeed. There are still elements that look fun, for a right price haha

  • studivan
    studivan Ай бұрын +77

    The Problem with Video games these day’s is they want $74.00 for games because they say the graphic’s are better, but the game play nor the graphic’s measure up to the price, most games released lately are still in the $49.99 to $59.99 range and nobody can still tell me why a digital copy of a game still cost the same price as the boxed copy of a game, when the boxed copy cost more to ship and advertise, the digital copy should have stayed at $59.99.

    • Gods Kings & Colt.45
      Gods Kings & Colt.45 Ай бұрын

      @Walamonga1313 Retailers. There is literally no data on this, but anecdotally, no one buys game consoles directly from the manufacturer. The profit margin on consoles is low for manufacturers and sellers (5%ish). They make money on game and accessory sales. If you start selling their main way of making money for less, they won't stock your console. Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo NEED retailers and can't afford to slight them by making digital cheaper.

    • Walamonga1313
      Walamonga1313 Ай бұрын +6

      @Pop Gligor Explain why digital costs the same as physical though

    • ExeErdna
      ExeErdna Ай бұрын +1

      They want more money yet too often these games aren't done.

    • The Canada Kid
      The Canada Kid Ай бұрын +4

      actually considering games cost about 5 times as much to make nowadays the fact that prices remain even similar to what they were 5 or ten years ago is actually not a bad deal, plus most games go to that price a month or two after release.

    • Pop Gligor
      Pop Gligor Ай бұрын +7

      The reason for the price increase is inflation, mate. Game prices haven't kept up with inflation. If they had, games would cost $130 today as that's how much $60 in the 90s would be today. However, until now market expansion outpaced inflation which allowed publishers to maintain the $60 price. But the premium game market is stagnating. There's nowhere to grow into, so the options are either more expensive games or more monetization in the same $60 games.
      There's the 3rd option - aggressive expansion into new markets, but there aren't many left. And eventually you'll run out of markets to expand into, so they are going to have to increase game costs anyway.
      Day1 culture is pretty awful for gaming. If a game is great, it'll still be great 5 years on. Only buy games for prices that feel fair.

  • FmC917
    FmC917 Ай бұрын

    There’s a lot of good things here and it sad that it’s in a game like this. I hope these ideas and mechanics are done in a better game.

  • Blaze Somun
    Blaze Somun Ай бұрын +2

    Someone said this... The writers were watching She Hulk and said this is what we want our game to be... I agree with that statement.

    • Dr_Salt
      Dr_Salt Ай бұрын

      The writer actually created and wrote the uncharted games so take that as you will

  • ONC RN
    ONC RN Ай бұрын

    Thanks for the amazing review as always