The Forbidden Arts is an action adventure platformer. When the hero, Phoenix, seeks the counsel of a druid to make sense of his visions, she awakens the latent pyromancy within him. This begins an epic journey to save the world of Chora from the blight of an evil necromancer.Read full description
*A game controller is not required to play The Forbidden Arts, but is highly recommended*
The Forbidden Arts is an action adventure platformer with a deep lore and a focus on discovery and exploration. When the hero of the game, Phoenix, seeks the counsel of a druid to make sense of his visions, she awakens the latent pyromancy within him. This begins an epic journey from Phoenix's humble beginnings to leading a powerful party on a mission to save the world of Chora from the blight of an evil necromancer.
• Channel your pyromancer flame to cast devastating spells upon enemies and bosses, protect yourself from harm and manipulate the environment.
• Explore massive worlds with the ability to save your progress nearly anywhere and any time.
• Test your agility as you scale walls, jump gaps, climb vines and maneuver through several distinct environments filled with obstacles and challenges.
• Progress through a captivating storyline following a young man who seeks the truth about himself and finds a grand adventure of ancient magic.
• Embark on quests from friendly NPCs and solve puzzles you encounter along the way.
• Discover long-forgotten secret items and locations to unlock abilities and earn achievements.
The time has come to summon your inner fire and prove to the world you have what it takes to be called a pyromancer. Play The Forbidden Arts today.
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Please note that while writing this review Forbidden Arts is still in early access. The Forbidden Arts is a fun little project developed by Stingbot Games. It's a 2D platformer which relies heavily on jumping. So far I've been enjoying the game the graphics are pretty neat same as the art style. One thing that might be annoying for some people is that the game plays better with a controller but the developers have pointed this out so i cant give any negative attention to that. The game did crash a few times at my computer. I'm not sure if that had to do because it's an Early Access title or it was my computer. Overall I enjoyed the game so far and looking forward to what they're going to include in the future!
I didn't expect much from an indie platformer, but it rather surprised me. It supports controllers, as that is the recommended way of playing. The gameplay is rather.. unique - you get access to a variety of spells and the generic close melee combat. There are some other odds tho - enemies can damage you while you are in their proximity, but they don't actually do their attack animations as an example. Other than that, we get a few maps to do, the soundtrack is immersive, the world looks rather interesting and the graphics aren't bad. Certainly worth a try.
The Forbidden Arts is a great 3D action platformer which seems its developer learned alot from the old school and big titles of the genre, and managed to deliver the idea in a great way with such a nice graphics, enjoyable musics and lovely gameplay. the artistic designs kinda feels like Zelda games and also the main character has some resemblances to that game and it's not a bad thing in my opinion, the gameplay is very entertaining and amazing, the action is very balanced and puzzles even make the experience much more enjoyable, the level designs considering the title is still on early access phase is already well designed with much variety that has some challenging boss fights too and musics also are very coordinated with the situations you will get in. The Forbidden Arts is great early access title and If you like old school action platformers with 3D visuals and engaging gameplay ,it's a great choice for your flavor.
It's hard to review Early Access games, because a lot can change for better or worse and you have only skeleton with some meat of the game to play with. For what it is now, it's decent action platformer being pretty safe and not bringing anything new to the table. For now, there is more than half of the content done, and level that are available are fun to play, but you can feel it's unfinished game, because of bugs, like character falling through floor or getting stuck, or lack of balance with tough as nails, pixel perfect platforming, which should be toned down a little as far as difficulty goes, and fighting system is pretty simplistic now and needs a lot more depth to be interesting. Graphics and art direction are pretty nice, and even though it's pretty simple, graphics are really cheerful and clear. Music and sound effects could've been better, because it's rather vanilla and doesn't make the game stand out. For now, there is plenty of content in the game and you will get something like 6 hours out of it, easly, so I think it's safe bet the game itself will be 10-12 hours long. Shows some promise, although if you expect next big thing out of this game, you might be disappointed. It's good, but safe platformer that you will have fun time with, just don't expect anything earthshattering and remember it's still in development and will be for another year.
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