'Forspoken' Review: A portal into a world without wonder or heart

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Forspoken’s protagonist, Frey, a New Yorker transported to the magical world Athia. Square Enix

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Forspoken is a disappointing outing from a developer that touts ‘key members’ of the Final Fantasy XV team, one which feels at best uninterested in its Black protagonist, and at worst resentful of her.

The game offers a portal fantasy: New Yorker Alfre “Frey” Holland gets whisked away to Athia, a magical world where she gains new powers and fights countless evils. Forspoken pulls from genre staples and

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