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By David Wolinsky, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent, tough boss fights put skills to ultimate test.

Game PlayStation 4, Windows 2016
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

No inappropriate content. Challenging game for All Ages.

Bloodless Star Wars violence with cartoon characters, 1 F word ("That really f--ks you up inside"). Megaman is very hard and thats rated E.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This action title is an acquired taste, because unlike other recent, similarly difficult games such as Dark Souls, this brutal game does away with questing or exploring in favor of fighting. The gameplay only features boss fights, and if you don't know that going in, it may take you a while to come around to understanding what it's really about. Rather than have you worry about managing inventory or what order to do what quests in, Furi boils down to a test of your skills that defy you to get better. And that, honestly, will take some time.

Expect to die and start over on each boss again and again. Although this sounds incredibly frustrating, if you're in the right mindset, it crosses over into exhilaration. Why? Because unlike many other games that are also brutally hard, Furi doesn't cheat. Anytime you get hit or you lose a match, it's your own fault and an indication there's something about your technique you need to refine. Then again, the game offers only a paltry tutorial in the context of your first boss fight -- so the only way you'll get better is by making a concentrated effort to learn. Of course, not all games are for everyone, but for what Furi is, it's a focused and challenging blast.

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