In this article, I give you my quick review of the Fe video game. Sweet dreams are made of cheese or something like that. In the world of science fantasy games, Fe certainly doesn’t look like an assortment of camembert and cheddar but just dreaming about it.
Remember the dream you had last week about purple mountains and arch forests. You probably forgot about it two seconds after waking up but that’s exactly how Fe looks like.
Intense colors, a big emphasis on light and shadow, and contrasting polygon graphics result in one of the most fun environments I ever had the pleasure to explore.
Exploration is key in this game. You play as Fe, a cup of a seemingly very rare species. He actually seems to be the only one of his kind.
Look at The Last Unicorn. This is the last winged glowing fox. Doesn’t that sound more interesting alone and disoriented.
He takes the first steps on his journey. Certainly a nice change from all the hand-holding games out there.
Dear developers have a little more faith in us players. Most of us have a longer attention span than a six-year-old.
The first animal you meet is actually a subtle design element to steer you in the right direction and straight to your first conversation with a plant.
There are no actual words in the game. Communication is more of getting on the same frequency as whoever you’re talking to. A dream for everybody struggling to find the right word sometimes. And, haven’t we all been in such a situation.
One of the core ideas of the game is the notion of a bond that exists between every living being. You just need to learn how to communicate with each other.
After a quick talk with Mr. Plante, you arrived at the most important spot in the entire game. You will visit this big tree over and over and over again.
‘Why?’ you ask. Because it grants you new abilities in exchange for the crystals you find in the world sometimes hidden sometimes in plain sight.
The real question you should be asking though: why does an animal need a tree to teach him how to run?
Maybe I should visit the oak in my garden more often. The more abilities you unlock the more enjoyable phase movement gets.
Everything flows into each other. You run-up to a tree, climb to the top and then glide to the new rock you weren’t able to reach before. Plus, every new skill improves phase ability to aid his fellow animals. And they are in dire need of help.
It doesn’t take you long to come across the first character that needs you.
Big Momma Bird, this lady is completely hysterical after weird robots, like biped, steal her eggs. Thankfully, they haven’t gotten far and turn out to be relatively harmless.
Unable to make out the difference between glowy grass and face spikes. Seriously guys? You have this big eyeball thing in your head. Use it.
If you do get caught by them that means straight to the last safe point for you and try again.
After finding all her babies, mama bird is so thankful that she teaches Faye their language admittedly I think they would have preferred a hearty omelette after all the running around once he can tweet a chirp with the best of them they can call a pilot bird that shows him the general direction of way has to go next no need to take a peek at the map or god forbid follow the markers that you can thankfully turn off very useful and delightfully subtle but let’s take a step back for a moment I can’t be the only one wondering how they can mimic bird sounds the most likely sound coming from him is a growling stomach because it didn’t get that omelet however it won’t stay the only strange noise coming out of phase foxy snouts after being able to speak bird the doubts of the flying pancake bird race and now okay with playing taxi for you which opens up the way to the next area [Music] remember the first creature you stumbled upon every single species in this world seems to have a problem with the robots and the deer are no exception the so-called soundless called a gigantic stag about the size of a skyscraper how did they manage that no idea but it’s your job to help again this time the evil guys are actually a bit more dangerous and it reminds me of the very first time I met one of them I almost had a heart attack what a ridiculous reaction right but this robotic things suddenly crawling towards me was such a stark contrast to everything that happened before the soundless stand out like sore thumbs among all the nature and still if they don’t belong in this world why are their morals depicting them in the area with the skyscraper stack you can actually see two gigantic statues of the robots overlooking the valley they are constantly staring at you with their huge unblinking eye while you free the majestic giant from it chuckles while I was dodging unwanted attention and taunted ear into doing my dirty work I kept wondering shouldn’t something this big be able to throw off flimsy ties and crush the soundless under his hooves just another reminder that size really doesn’t matter after securing its freedom you would think that failure would be shown some sort of gratitude but not a chance the stag enjoys being free walks around the place like nothing ever happened and you have to figure out what to do next pilot bird to the rescue he points you towards the trees that groan the legs of the behemoth it takes some finesse and timing to reach the right spot and then glide and climb up until you eventually said right on the stacks head and finally finally the big ov notices the pipsqueak that saved his butt and he teaches faith to speak dear fear really takes what does the Fox say to a whole new level because he can potentially say things in up to six languages and even better depending on the active language his spikes glow in a different color reflecting the colors of its speakers anyone else interested in a plushie of this little guy the whole game looks like it could be a setting of a fairy tale and wouldn’t you know he is actually the swedish word for fairy and like every good fairytale fate also has some rather weird characters say hello to these animals at least I think that’s what they are at first glance it’s simply a race of ferret-like creatures but then you witness a strange ritual the younglings lose their legs and become some sort of burrowing slug and the shed limbs turn out to be newborn babies that’s not how this works that’s not how any of this works those weirdos aside the world’s own created for fee is simply beautiful sometimes I start up the game and just wander around because it’s so relaxing oh I spent small eternity searching for the highest point to dive down from it’s just so much fun usually a good soundtrack is a necessity for me to completely enjoy myself however the prevalent silence here actually feels an important role any epic melody would just spoil the atmosphere of the game and that would be a real tragedy for everybody that enjoys exploring fantastic environments and protagonists with plushy potential like I do fee is literally a dream come true that’s it for today.