Babylon’s Fall is looking for player feedback on the game’s graphics, potentially hinting at a visual overhaul for the critically-panned action RPG.
Square Enix and PlatinumGames are asking players to fill out a survey that specifically focuses on graphics, from player character models and NPCs, to visual effects and environments. “We are running this survey to bring everyone an even better game experience and would appreciate it if you could mainly answer regarding the graphics,” a post reads on the game’s official website.
Babylon’s Fall has been slated by reviewers for its garish art direction, many comparing it to budget titles from the PS3/Xbox 360 era. In our own Babylon’s Fall review, we scored the game a 3/10 with graphics being just one shortcoming. Although the action is fluid, it’s an ugly looking title that sticks out like an eyesore among some of the games we’ve already seen launch in 2022.
Every corner of the game has a cheap, low-detail look that’s partially obscured by a grungy filter supposed to give Babylon’s Fall a “brushwork” style.
We’ve been playing since early access and, without pulling any punches, it’s easily one of the worst games of 2022 so far. Although a graphics upgrade would go some way to improve the overall experience, there are even more glaring issues that need addressing first.
What’s perhaps most egregious is Square Enix’s blatant attempts to monetise this game beyond its laughable £59.99 price tag. We explain more about Babylon’s Fall microtransactions here.
On day one, there’s a battle pass, daily missions, login rewards, and plenty of ways to spend money on microtransactions. Given how poor the character models look in this game, no one is going to fork out for those premium skins.
Ultimately, even if Babylon’s Fall launched as a free-to-play title, we’d still be left very disappointed. That’s not to say the developers can’t turn it around but they’re fighting a brutal uphill struggle.
If you’re looking for a better Square Enix action RPG, we’d recommend going with Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin.