Fox n Forests
Almost up there with shovel knight
Fox n Forests is a 5 hour long action 2d platformer with light Metroidvania aspectsHere you play as Rick the fox who is only interested in food and gold, but the season tree and patty the partridge need your help..Theres a threat of a 5th season, so the season tree gives you a power to change seasons and go out and collect bark for newFox n Forests
Almost up there with shovel knight
Fox n Forests is a 5 hour long action 2d platformer with light Metroidvania aspects
Here you play as Rick the fox who is only interested in food and gold, but the season tree and patty the partridge need your help..
Theres a threat of a 5th season, so the season tree gives you a power to change seasons and go out and collect bark for new powers as you of course are their only hope
The game consists of 4 different sections for each season, these 4 sections contain 2 platforming levels, 1 boss level and a bonus level that focuses on the5th season unlocked after collecting all 10 seeds hidden through out the 2 levels in each season
for the most part this is a pretty stragith forward platformer, you collect coins and other collectables to unlocknew moves, upgrade your health, your mana, as well as unlock checkpoints in levels, as dying without activating a checkpoint starts you back to the beginning of a level as well as takes away everything you collected
there are tons of enemies around which are more of a threat than any of the platforming ever comes close to posing, thankfully you have melee attacks as well as a bow.. and as you progress the game, defeat the seasons bosses youll unlock new magic arrows, which will give you access to areas in cleared levels, which is sortve the hook of the game..
You cant just run to the end of a level, there is incentive to explore not only because certain upgrades need you to have a set number of a certain collectable found, but because after you defea the boss and gain a new magic arrow, youre given a goal of seeds to collect..
so youll have to run back to levels you’ve clearned searching for these seeds.. most of which until late in the game, wont be accessable your first run through a level..
The game is designed in a way to force the player to go back and play these levels multiple times..
I normally have an issue with such a thing, but this game is so unique and fun to explore that I didn’t mind it here…
The game shines in its moments of seasonal manipulation.. each area has two seasons you can swap between, freezing lakes or even evaporating them completelyy, exposing platforms in trees, making leaves fall for you to jump across
I don’t feel the game took full advantage of this mechanic, but it helps in making the search for collectables that much more fun, swapping seasons and looking for new oppenings and possibilities..
every level is full of hidden areas..
my only complaint with this game really aside from not doing enough with the season changing enough is its bosses..
theyre ridiculously easy…
im not asking to be killed in one hit… but aside from the final boss, I never needed more than 2 tries…
they have multiple stages, but they never change up enough to be anything other than just the first stage but now I have to dodge an additional attack.
But the charm of this world and its addictive adventure aspects make this an easy recommendation for platforming fans.
it truly is unique and worth picking up.
I give Fox n Forests
an 8/10… Expand
Developer: Bonus Level Entertainment, Independent Arts Software
Publisher: EuroVideo Medien
Release Date: 17 May, 2018
Genre: Action, Adventure, RPG
- OS: Windows 7
- Processor: 2 GHZ
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 630 or AMD Radeon HD 5570
- Storage: 700 MB available space
- OS: Windows 10