Furi is that game that you hate but just can’t put down. With a story that intrigues you from the very start, simple controls that are easy to master, and graphics that jump off the screen, The Game Bakers have created a something really special.
First, Furi hits you with a combination of stunning visuals and intriguing story. “I hear thunder, pitter patter.” Lines that make your hair stand on end draw you in quickly. Dark and ominous (perfectly done) voices cast scenes of mystery that make you want to push on throughout the game. The design of the game might not be for everyone as it follows the same vein as modern anime. But the mixes of colors and sharp edges makes the visual literally jump off the screen. The story is told through a variety of cut scenes, boss fights, and narrated walking sections.
Something Furi did so well was introduce you to the controls and combat at a good pace. Instead of throwing a graphic at you and expecting everyone to master it, they gradually introduce buttons, mechanics, and techniques that hold true for every fight. In addition, the controls are very easy to learn and in turn, master. However, this leads to a little bit of repetitiveness. Eventually I got to the point where I was only playing to find out what happens next. Some variances in boss moves kept me slightly on my toes but not enough that it eased the pain of boredom. While there are many moments of challenge and toughness, it never seemed overly unfair. Rarely did I have to retry more than once if at all.
The one thing that I did not think I would appreciate as much as I did was the auto-walk feature. You are able to simply toggle if you want to walk forward or stand still. Now this might sound useless (like I first thought). But when the story is narrated as you walk through the beautifully crafted world, having the ability to just set and forget the walking, and focus on enjoying the surroundings, is a godsend.
To sum it up, fans of anime and a combat driven storyline have to (HAVE TO) try Furi. Even if anime is not your forte, the captivating story and easy controls make it a game for everyone willing to give it a chance. While you might feel bored grinding through the boss levels, I promise each fight is bigger, better, and worth the journey.