Forgotton Anne: A Memorable and Enchanting Journey
Square Enix Collective
PC, PS4, Xbox One
May 15 2018
Sidequest was provided with a copy of Forgotton Anne for PlayStation 4 in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Forgotton Anne (no, not a typo) has been much anticipated, included on both the EGX and Ars Technica top 10 lists of upcoming games. The game’s cel-shaded art style certainly helps it to stand out and, when combined with the fantastical narrative, suggests a strong influence from Studio Ghibli. This is not surprising, considering that animators Debbie Ekberg and Sebastian Ljungdahl both studied in Tokyo under Hiroyuki Morita, director of The Cat Returns. However, whilst other elements feel very Ghibli-esque, Forgotton Anne manages to carve out its own place through its unique characters and setting.
Angie writes reviews and stories whenever she is not investigating the latest dating sim or visual novel. She is a full-time Dragon Age obsessive but also plays board games and tabletop RPGs when she can. Besides games, Angie enjoys manga, broody tattooed elves, and TV cannibals.