[Nintendo Switch] Figment 2: Creed Valley Review
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Figment 2: Creed Valley from Bedtime Digital Games is the charming sequel you’ve been waiting for. It’s a very cute action/puzzle game that follows what Figment did before it when it launched on the Nintendo Switch in 201. Along with being an action/puzzle game, it is also a musical adventure game set in a charming dreamlike world. The game looks very appealing to children, but it can be played by all players of any age and any playing skill.
I haven’t played the prequel, but that is not an issue since Figment 2: Creed Valley is a game that stands on its own, so you can dive straight into this one without worries. But if you hurry up, you can get Figment for only $3.99 on PlayStation 4 – and even lower if you have a PlayStation Plus subscription since you can get it for a crazy-low price of $1.99! I do have to say that after playing the sequel, it definitely made me want to check out the prequel as well! The first game can be completed in around 4-5 hours, and that’s also the case for the sequel, which is the perfect length for a game like this one. EdEN really enjoyed playing this one on PlayStation 5, and after my time with Figment 2, I definitely have to agree!
Thanks to its focus on music, you are treated to some quirky songs that are one of the highlights of the game. Dusty and Piper are the stars of this game. Dusty has a bit of a loose tongue, and his companion is a bird who is cheerful and full of optimism. The goal of the game is to rid the mind of nightmares, with the duo on a quest to restore the shattered moral compass and put an end to the mind’s corruption. The corruption is formed by the nightmares that surround the game world. The easiest way to complete this one is by following the beat because the enemies attack to the beat, so the music effectively helps you predict the next move of your opponents, which is a cool feature to have.
You can hack and slash any physical beings with your sword a handful of times until they disappear into a pool of orbs that replenishes your health meter. Occasionally you may have to deflect projectiles back to an enemy if you can’t directly attack it with your weapon because nightmares surround it. Going through a nightmare-infected area will tear off big chunks of your health meter. Hitting back projectiles will be crucial if you want to progress. Many times you’ll also need to collect colorful orbs that can be placed to shine a powerful light that will get rid of the nightmare corruption it hits.
It is not going to be the same all the way through… since you’ll run into a little mystery to solve! For this, you’ll get an opportunity to collect some clues, talk to witnesses, and take on other types of detective work to solve the mystery. This was actually a brilliant choice by the devs since it broke up the gameplay loop a little for a very welcome change of pace. I’m sure it’s one part of the game that you’re going to dig a lot!
Another thing to mention is the bosses. Boss fights are also of a musical nature, and during each battle, you’ll have to work on dealing physical damage while also solving some puzzles to move to the next part of each boss fight. Sure, the first couple of bosses might not feel like much of a challenge, but they’re there to prepare you for what subsequent bosses will throw at you. The music aspect is great since there is a good mix of villains/ballads/funny choruses.
The game world itself is really amazing, with a hand-drawn whimsical storybook-style feel to it. Each area that you explore feels very different from the rest while still being familiar. You’ll find things like stairs made out of pencils, areas with a tropical theme, fluffy clouds that seem to be made of cotton candy, or trees with books for leaves. It’s quite whimsical and a great journey to experience.
Figment 2: Creed Valley is an outstanding action/puzzle game that you have to play on Nintendo Switch. Its colorful characters, charming locations, clever boss fights, and overall musical twist are great elements that will keep you coming back for more until you roll the credits. My two grumbles with the game are that the loading times are a bit too long and that the button prompts are also too small. Other than that, there’s not much to dislike about this one. There’s even a co-op option for you to play this one along with a friend or family member as one plays as dusty and the other plays as the ever-optimistic Piper and have a go at solving puzzles together. Figment 2 is out on Nintendo Switch for $24.99. Hurry up, and you’ll be able to get the game with a 15% discount!
This Figment 2: Creed Valley review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Bedtime Digital Games.