I have played many games in my time that have made me want to rage quit but Furi takes it to a whole new level. I do not mean that in a bad way per say. I mean that a game like Furi was designed and created for one purpose only, to test your skill on a twin stick shooter like never before.
Furi is a game that is all about boss battles. Finally a game that takes away all the build up to one or two boss battles. Depending on the difficulty you play each battle can end quickly or last for a very, very long time. The difficultly is another thing to consider when playing a game like Furi because you will either love it or hate it. Each level of difficulty will offer a different gaming experience. Again, when playing Furi choose the difficulty wisely.
For a game like Furi that consists of all boss battles you would think that there is not much of a story, but there is. And it is an interesting story at that. It is philosophical and oddly paced. Along your journey to freedom your guide will be a ninja looking dude with a rabbit mask. Maybe the guy is a ninja rabbit? Either way it is an interesting concept for a character who could very well be a figment of your imagination.
Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki created vibrant worlds and guardians. Each new environment ties in with the guardian battle the lies ahead. The music is pretty stellar as well. As a matter fact if you like the music that much, you can purchase it.
The gameplay itself is relatively easy to master. The moment you move to the next guardian it will be important to remember what you learned, it may not apply to the battle, but you can find the best strategy to take down said guardian. Most of the guardians are pretty difficult and learning which strategy works best can take some time. This is where the fun begins in Furi it is remembering what you to bring down the guardian one time and repeat it three, four, or six times.
The combination of bright colors and chill tunes Furi makes for a very fun game. At times you might want to break your controller, but I would advise on simply rage quitting. Take a break from a game like this seems best if you are having a hard time defeating a guardian. Again, playing the Furi on a certain difficulty can unlock a new game mode where you can test your skills time and time again. For $24.99 Furi takes away multiple layers of a level and gets straight to the point. Beat the guardian. Prove you are worthy of your freedom while getting advice from a bunny, I mean rabbit.
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Review Statement: The author of this review received a code from the publisher for the purposes of this review.