I recently was given a chance to play a new indie game on the PS4. The game is Feist and it looks great, but as with everything looks are not always the most important thing. Sometimes you actually need to get the players engaged in the game.
These monstrous beasts have kidnapped you and taken you hostage. You’re trapped in a box looking for a way out from these beasts. You will need to escape and save your partner from these massive beasts that will rip you to pieces. You end up journeying through levels that are filled with creatures trying to tear through you. The story is primitive and it really could be more. I give this story a 7 out of 10.
Feist features the same style that you would see in the game Limbo. This game actually uses more color in the background though. For me the background actually didn’t stand out as much as I thought however. The only time the colors really did affect me was during the mine level.It really made that level look so much better. As you progress you get little spots of color to your eyes in the dark. That feature also was a nice touch to the game.
The creatures looked fantastic with black and hints of red. Mixing that along with the background I give the graphics and 8 out of 10.
Players will find themselves running and jumping more then anything else in this game. You will get to use some weapons during your travels. It’s just that some of the beasts you face will knock those weapons back in your direction if you throw them. The main thing you’re looking to do in Feist is survive. This game gives you many options on how to survive, although usually the basic instinct of running away from danger will get you farther than you think.
The levels are designed to keep you guessing and on your toes. One wrong move and you will die, die, and die over again. This is something that will happen over time as you play through Feist. The problem with that is when I got through a level I didn’t feel excitement. I felt like I was forced into a situation that I couldn’t care less about.
The gameplay is enjoyable yet it doesn’t break any barriers in this style of games. I give the gameplay a 7 out of 10.
The music slowly plays in the background. It will get you in this weird mood to just keep moving. Over time, when I felt like I couldn’t continue, the music would pick me up. It really isn’t anything special other then something you won’t turn off. Now the sound effects are decent in this game: from jumping to smacking something with a stick, they all sound good.
Overall I give the audio a 7 out of 10.
Feist may look wonderful compared to many games available. It is stunning in its own way, even if you’re playing something you may just not really care too much about. I tried to really love this game as I played it. I just couldn’t find this game to be something as wonderful as Limbo (for example). The price is reasonable for players who are looking for a break from those larger games.
This game was provided as a code from the developer.