Game Completion 2018 #13 – Fe

  • Game: Fe
  • Platform: Switch
  • Developer: Zoink
  • Publisher: EA

Played this over two days and really enjoyed it. Previews had it down as some sort of Zelda/Metroid-like in structure, but I found it had more in common with the likes of Journey or Abzu (and not just because of those beautifully stylised visuals), but with greater player agency.

There’s no real combat, the mechanics centre around singing to communicate with the world’s wildlife and using them to assist or attack for you. The puzzles are pretty light and focus more on getting around the world than having an impact on it.

Minor complaints involve the controls feeling a little finicky and oversensitive, which can frustrate those coming off the back of more tactile controls, such as Mario Odyssey or even 2D games like Celeste, but it doesn’t detract from what is, overall, a lovely experience.

Also, the music is absolutely amazing.