Travis of Capsule Computers writes:
"When it comes to a Metroidvania style game, it can be difficult to set yourself apart from the pack. What helps however is a unique setting and designs and TiGames’ F.I.S.T. Forged in Shadow Torch has that in spades. Set in a futuristic dystopia where animal people battle suffer under the rule of an oppressive automaton force, there is a lot of potential to be found in F.I.S.T. but has this game managed to capitalize on this setting and deliver a worthwhile experience?"