Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Figment by Bedtime Digital Games. Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, however, this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Figment is an audio-visual themed puzzle game that puts you in the role of Dusty, the mind’s courage. The entire game takes place within the mind and it’s world’s and characters use this theme throughout.
Dusty sets out on his journey with his overly optimistic companion, piper, after his scrapbook is stolen. Dusty’s journey takes him to various parts of the mind. The right side of the brain, where creativity is controlled. The left side of the brain, where logic comes into play. Finally, the conscious mind, where you’ll find a harsh and ever changing landscape.
In each area you’ll be tasked with defeating nightmares. These nightmares sing while battling them and each song is excellently done. The songs vary depending on the nightmare as well so it’s varied in genre. I personally liked the fear of death’s songs the most, since his were rock/metal based. They all were excellent though and very catchy. The ambient music was also very good. There are often instruments as trees and hearing them was also enjoyable. All in all, the music mixed with the ambient sounds was quite eargasmic.
The game’s gameplay mostly revolves around solving various types of puzzles. These puzzles are very well designed and are the perfect mix between easy and challenging. The game definitely makes your brain work and the puzzles are often very fun to solve as well.
I also really liked the colorful artwork that was used throughout. Each area you visit is well designed and you could feel that a lot of work went into making them unique. The game often felt like playing a fairy tale in truth. It was a mixture between lighthearted and dark and it was highly entertaining.
The game does feature some combat and it often kicked in at perfect moments. This way the puzzles never become monotonous or repetitive. I will admit that the combat system isn’t the game’s focus so it’s a bit on the basic side. It does it’s job well in the end though.
Overall, Figment is an amazing audio-visual experience. It’s gorgeous art style mixed with the excellent music throughout creates a torrent of enjoyment. Listening to everything on a surround sound system was pretty amazing and I highly recommend it with headphones. The game’s story was pretty good too but it’s world, mixed with the music and art is really what makes it worth playing. I highly recommend this one folks, it’s pretty epic.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review folks. I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers (Kyo Akiara) out!
Game Homepage: https://www.figmentgame.com/
Dev YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGF4uuNcmpX6XEvHFGwtywg
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