F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch Tips
Use Every Terminal You See
Terminals in F.I.S.T: Forged In Shadow Torch are one of a few ways you can both heal and upgrade yourself. From these helpful machines, you can not only repair equipment but also unlock new moves to unleash on your enemies. Coming across one of these terminals usually means you can take a brief respite from all the action and prepare yourself for what’s to come.
You can also use these terminals to see which moves you’re yet to unlock and how much they cost. This is also a great way to see whether it’s worth continuing to save your money for an item in the shop or spend it on one of the many incredible upgrades. It is fair to say that these terminals are an invaluable feature that every player should make the most of.
Expect A Fair Amount Of Backtracking
F.I.S.T: Forged In Shadow Torch is a Metroidvania and as such you should expect to experience a little bit of backtracking. Exploring a vast and interconnected world is absolutely a part of the Metroidvania experience and it is no different here. You will come across numerous red locked doors that require a special power to open which you’ll need to return to later.
Fortunately, F.I.S.T: Forged In Shadow has a user-friendly world that is easy to explore. Where players are supposed to go next is clearly defined, and you won’t get lost while trying to find the next location. Additionally, the backtracking in F.I.S.T: Forged In Shadow Torch isn’t arduous either as it gives the player plenty of new routes to cut out a large portion of the way back.
Look Out For Transformers
While it would be a lot of fun to see the robots in disguise we know and love mingling with rabbits and bears, the transformers present in F.I.S.T: Forged In Shadow Torch offer players much-needed abilities to help with traversal. Some of the earlier abilities you can expect to see include wall jumping and the ability to double jump.
Seeking these out is usually tied to a specific mission as it eases you into using these newfound abilities. Therefore you won’t have to really go out of their way to unlock them. Nevertheless, looking out for these is crucial to helping you on your adventure across Torch City.
Dashing Is Very Important
Dashing is an ability that players have from the outset and it allows them to travel significant distances quite quickly. It is extremely useful in traversal, as it allows you to leap from one distant platform to another without dropping several feet to your untimely death. Additionally, as F.I.S.T: Forged In Shadow Torch is a relatively long game, dashing can help speed up general exploration and get you to the action much quicker.
However, and more importantly, dashing is very helpful in combat. As many of the enemy types charge at you or fire slow-moving projectiles at you, dashing will quickly become a very important tool in your arsenal. Dashing out of the way only to quickly turn around and deal significant damage to a boss never gets old, and will likely save your life on more than one occasion.