Monday, 12 November 2018
REVIEW: Forgotton Anne
Review: By Jon Donnis
Forgotton Anne is a cinematic 2D adventure platform game.
Once again I find myself reviewing a game that is hand animated and truly stunning to watch while you play.
The game takes place in the Forgotton Lands, a magical land where anything that has been forgotton or lost has come to life as Forgotlings, so that might be a old sweater or a table lamp, literally anything.
We play as Enforcer Anne, her job is to keep order in the Forgotton Lands, she must fight against a rebellion and find her master "Bonku" so they can return to the real world.
In the Forgotton Lands there is an energy called Anima, this powers everything, and without it everything dies, Anne can control this Anima energy, and use it to solve puzzles. She can even absorb it from Forgotlings, although that does seem a bit cruel.
At it's base this game is a mixture between point and click and platformer, but it does have such a cinematic feel. And there is no doubt that the game is possibly more about the story than it is the gameplay.
Even from the first scene you realise that the choices you make will affect the dialog and decisions later in the game, so you can choose to play as a friendly or more strict character. And there are multiple endings that will be determined by your actions.
The puzzles themselves are nothing too hard, and it comes down to pulling levels, or changing the direction that Anima flows through pipes to get you through to the next section, or solve whatever problem you have.
Sadly there is not much variety to the puzzles, but like I said earlier this game is more about the story than the gameplay, and that is not necessarily a bad thing.
I thoroughly enjoyed Forgotton Anne, and although repetitive at times, I never felt bored or left out.
I give this game a very strong 7/10
Review: By Jon Donnis
The game is available now on Nintendo Switch with a 10% discount for one week (9th – 16th) November, regular price: £15.99/$19.99/€19.99).
Forgotton Anne is already available on Steam for £15.49/$19.99/€19.99, on Xbox One for £15.99/$19.99/€19.99, and PlayStation 4 for £15.99/$19.99/€19.99.