It seems that Figment 2: Creed Valley, is a new game headed to Nintendo Switch in February of 2022. I’ve been all about checking out these Switch demos right away, and when I saw this listed today I downloaded it immediately. I wasn’t quite sure what I was dealing with here, as it seemed somewhat derivative but also cozily familiar, the reason of which I discovered later.
This game is really pleasant-looking though. It reminds me of moments from games like Bastion but also games like Weaving Tides. It’s pretty cute really, with enough prickly wholesome creepiness to stay interested. Yeah, actually it feels really good. So, let’s take a look.
Orange Battery, Blue Battery: Puzzles in Figment 2 Creed Valley
The premise of Figment 2: Creed Valley, is a surreal platform based on the obstacle of solving puzzles with some combined cartoon swordplay to defeat the nightmarish presence inside the world of an unknown character’s mind. All is atop floating platform islands, filled with various Dali-esque features and creative geometries of plants and machines.
In the demo, the puzzles are pretty simple. Collect color-coded batteries, which look like big crystal spheres, to light up the paths amongst the island to move through the game. No doubt, this gets more complex as the story progresses. The press kit boasts piano roll dancing and mish-mashed puzzles from some unlikely sources. You’ll never feel put upon to go head to head with the bosses of Figment 2 Creed Valley, but you will feel challenged. Most of all, it just looks amazing, and that’s the mindset I’d encourage.
What Is This and Why?
A little research has informed me, I have played another game by the creators of this game and even reviewed it. Bedtime Digital Studios. Chronology. I actually enjoyed that game quite a bit, and it was one of the first indie reviews I ever did. I totally see the origins of Figment 2 in the quirky, steampunk, surreality of Chronology.
Aside from that, there is, naturally, a preceding game to this individual series called simply Figment, which is easily tracked down on Steam and elsewhere. This studio has a lot of credibility in creating dynamic games with proven artistic integrity and intriguing stories. And I guess I’m happy for them. The game is pretty pleasant on Switch, and doesn’t overcomplicate things, but feels whole and spirited. I think the actual release will be a good release.
I’ll Leave It In Your Hands
I think the best thing to do if you like what you’ve seen here is check out the demo. From what I’ve seen in other gameplay videos, you can actually play on much farther than I did. I give up easily on these, it’s my thing. But not before seeing what it has to offer! Best wishes to the developers on this one.
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