A Messy Attempt: Game Review ‘FORECLOSED’

August 17, 2021

Written by Capt McNeely

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Cyberpunk and Comic books go hand in hand but in a videogame format? In FORECLOSED players are in a cyberpunk world told like a comic book and follows Evan Kapnos who had his identity foreclosed on after a company he was augmented through went bankrupt, not only that, now people from an unknown organization are trying to kill him.
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Unfortunately, my experience with FORECLOSED was no very good, starting with a bug that would not let the game work for several days, even after the game’s launch, after it somehow started to work, I sort of wished it still hadn’t.
To start off with, on a positive note, the animation is unique and the concept of having the game come across as an interactive comic made it intriguing… that’s the extent of the positive notes I have.

Though the overall look of the game is supposed to be a “Comic” look, it’s just unappealing texture-wise. The change in views can be a bit disorienting and all the camera wobble when it goes into first-person at times is headache-inducing.
The biggest thing about the game that’s annoying is there’s no prompt for actions, I was stuck in an area for almost an hour before accidentally crawling into an open vent, normally in games when you’re near something you can interact with, there’s a “Press (letter button)”, there’s nothing like that in this game at all. There’s a weak tutorial at the start that really doesn’t help.

Overall FORECLOSED is a sloppy game. The combat mechanics need polishing, there needs to be prompted in the game, the graphics look cheap, the voice acting is bad (English actors trying to do American accents), and the story is unoriginal when it comes to cyberpunk stories. With all that the game comes across as incomplete and operates like a flash game you would play on Newgrounds. On my scale of 1-10, FORECLOSED is a 4.
FORECLOSED is out now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and PC.

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