Review: forma.8 (Nintendo Switch)

forma.8 is a unique take on the proven Metroidvania action-adventure formula, with a striking visual style and a huge world to explore.


  • Very nice abstract graphics.
  • 611MB Download size.
  • Vibration-on/off.
  • Four save slots.
  • Save and exit.
  • Basic helpful button prompts.
  • The game feels very much like you discover how to play.
  • Big beautiful worlds to explore.
  • Puzzles are littered throughout.
  • Many enemy types.
  • Metroidvania inspired gameplay.
  • Collect new attacks and powerups.
  • Boss fights.
  • Charming soundtrack.
  • Very atmospheric and surprisingly chilled.
  • Fresh take on the genre.
  • Perfect fit for the Switch.
  • Easy to learn controls.
  • A lot of fun to play.


  • Loading times.
  • Doesn’t explain much at all.
  • Controls feel floaty.
  • Can feel lost.
  • Little replayability.

Jim Smale

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    Looks like nothing you describe in the pics. How is this like castlevania or Metroid? According to your pics, NOTHING at all. I think you deleted the review, it only has your pros and cons about the game……….