I found a gorgeous game on the PlayStation Network FOR THE FREE! called Furi. But man oh man does Furi make me furious! It’s so hard even on the Normal setting. Furi is an action packed game made by The Game Breakers released July 5, 2016.
The music is really intense. Furi’s soundtrack feels like techno and hip hop; it has a strong beat with some bass into it and it definitely helps with your sense of urgency. It’s the type of music you’d work out to, very EDM. Within the game you have a sword and a gun, you can slash and shoot energy blasts. The sounds the blasts make are very Star Wars-ish: pew, pew! It fits with the music and it’s very satisfying when you are slashing at your enemy because it’s the classic steel on steel samurai movie effect.
The graphics in Furi are breathtaking. They’re so smooth, the colours are blended so well together. The first thing that caught my eye were the locs of the main character, who is a guardian. I believe he is a person of colour and I wouldn’t expect anything but awesome hair from the creator of Afro Samurai, Takashi Okazaki who created each guardian in this game. Furi’s graphics are very electronic, strong and vivid.
The gameplay is pretty simple. You slash and block with your sword, shoot with your gun, dodge and parry. Once you figure out these moves that’s all you need to play. It sounds easy but this is the hardest game with the simplest mechanics. You can’t upgrade your weapons and you don’t level up. You have to figure out ways to use your basic skills to get you through each stage. There are no health packs to pick up and you can’t reload your gun but, blocking in a timely manner against your opponent boosts the health metre. There are also small energy health balls that come from the opponent but you have to recognize and activate them. Furi is a game of various stages with different opponents, the cut scenes are flawless and allow you to transition easily from gameplay to story mode.
The story starts off with a captured guardian trying to escape his prison. He seems to have an inner persona which is also the plot for Afro Samurai. This guardian is battling his way through very peculiar opponents. The opponents look like they’re creations of Sid from Toy Story. The story is the icing on the cake because this game could be played without understanding any back story. Furi is fashioned after various games such as No More Heroes, Metal Gear Solid and Godhand.
This game! The Game Breakers… this game — I love this game, everything about it. I wouldn’t replay it because I don’t even know when I’m going to finish. Thank you for letting Afro Samurai being a piece of inspiration in creating this. There are three difficulty options: Promenade, Furi and Furier. I feel like I played on Furier but I was just on Furi! This game makes me Furious but not enough to stop playing. I’m so determined to beat this!