The main character’s creation, or more specifically her attitude toward the world, rebellious behaviors, and specific dialogues, is one of the aspects of Square Enix‘s new intellectual property that causes players to have a mixed reaction. Ella Balinska does not give a hoot about poor reviews; on the contrary, she is ecstatic that people are able to play the game in which she starred since it brings her happiness.
Frey Holland is not the typical protagonist that actors like us have become accustomed to playing over the course of their careers in numerous projects. A young woman who used to live in New York does not like the fact that she has moved to a magical land, “she has been chosen,” and will have to undertake a mission to save the unknown world. This is the reason why she repeatedly refuses to perform tasks, and conversations with her travel companion arouse extreme emotions in both of them.
Ella Balinska, who played Frey, is called out for laughing at the quality of the conversation, which causes many other actors to chuckle as well. The actress of Polish and Jamaican heritage who you might recognize from the Netflix series “Resident Evil: Remedium” revealed that she has seen memes and heard many complaints about the embarrassing words made by the character. She is most known for her role in the series. Balinska, on the other hand, does not give a hoot about unpleasant comments because, in her view, innovations inevitably bring about changes:
“Every single one of us has habits that other people could find surprising. “I think people always react positively or negatively to something they’re not used to, and that’s totally OK because that’s how we inspire change,” she admitted in an interview with The Verge. “I think people always react positively or negatively to something they’re not used to.”
Forspoken is full of tedious and particular lines that induce humiliation in many players, and in addition to that, the main character curses at every step, highlighting her rebellious spirit. Forspoken is available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The majority of reviewers, on average (65-67%), did not have a favorable reaction to this, but as you can see, not everybody is bothered by the poor reception.