F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch is a poor name for a pretty darn good game. I started and completed this Metroidvania over the Christmas holidays, and I think it's gone underappreciated. Not a world-beater by any means that'll rival the love Hollow Knight gets, but it's still an impressive first outing from TiGames. Its combat is weighty with a satisfying feeling about it, the world is interesting to explore, and the abilities and weapons you acquire throughout the journey are oh so cool. I don't think you can go wrong.
I actually don't want to spoil what the anthropomorphic Rayton obtains beyond the gigantic fist on his back because the mysterious apparatus you find are genuinely game-changing. Affecting both gameplay and traversal, they're immensely rewarding to utilise. You know what I could do with, actually? Some challenge rooms to put my skills to the test.
Besides them, this is the usual Metroidvania setup on a 2D plain with rooms and hallways blocked off until you discover those elusive abilities, teasing you with their contents. There's nothing revolutionary about F.I.S.T. — it's just a really solid game in my eyes. You're unlikely to come away from it thinking it's the best game of 2021 everyone missed, but during this quiet period before Horizon Forbidden West and Elden Ring, why not treat yourself? The really cool thing is that it's on sale on the PS Store right now for £18.74/$22.49 for a few more days.
And that's all I have for you today. No in-depth report or a detailed breakdown of some video game or anything. Just a recommendation for what I think is a really cool game. F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch is pretty good. Give it a go if you like the look of it.
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