Reviews for Faery: Legends of Avalon
an unusual setting, featuring classic turn-based combatsoad667 | Sept. 4, 2011 | See all soad667's reviews »
A more casual approach to the rpg genre, won't take many hours to go through the entire game, but it's a very satisfying experience if you love unique fantasy worlds. You are a fairy (male or female, you decide through a simple editor with basic but enough choices), flying your way around the different worlds/places, which (moving around) may need some time to get used to. You team up with companions to follow you around, and you can use them in battle, where a classic turn-based combat system is featured. Leveling is in the package of course, with skills/powers awaiting to be unlocked and improved, plus some visual customization comes with some of them. Speaking of customization, seeking of new and better equipment is here too. Overall, a complete rpg experience, won't provide a great challenge or take much of your time, but you will certainly enjoy it.
Refreshing and fun gameredcap036 | June 7, 2011 | See all redcap036's reviews »
Faery: Legends of Avalon – Chapter 1, is not just your average RPG, this captivating story with nice but lose ties to traditional Fae lore, has you flying thru some very nicely and richly detailed maps, four in all, with promises of two more game instalments to come, I was instantly hooked and played straight thru till the end of chapter 1 in my first play, which was about 6hrs worth give or take an hour.
It comes with a small but nice character editor, where you can play a male or female faery and adjust your facial looks for an individual look, skills, armour and weapons are acquired while playing, movement is done by flying, which I found to be very easy to learn and a lot of fun to do, zipping about on these free roam maps, these maps although at first feel a bit small, but open up and unlock other areas as you complete the quests.
While playing you will meet and recruit companions to help you on your quest to save the realms, by talking to and helping others in the different realms thru these quests and which quite often have alternative ways of completing them I might add, sometimes thru combat sometimes by gathering info and ingredients and of course good old exploring of the maps.
The look of the game is quite clean and polished, with some minor text inconsistency, I believe from the game being translated, there is also no voice acting, but I found this not to be a bad point as the music is very nice and fits quite well with the game.
All in all I found this game to loads of fun and I am looking forwards to the next instalment, I hope you also enjoy this game as much as I did, very refreshing.
Graphics – Very Good Sound effects & Music - Good Gameplay – Lots of FUN
Not great, but not the worstwakenbakejake | May 27, 2011 | See all wakenbakejake's reviews »
A friend of mine bought me this game, as he really enjoyed it and thought I would too. Unfortunately, I had to disappoint him. I just didn't think that Faery: Legends of Avalon was that great of a game. Because I got it for free, I didn't really care too much, but I would not have spent $15 bucks on it. Maybe more like $7.50.
The voice acting isn't too great in the game, and you end up reading the subtitles more than actively listening. The mechanics of moving around (flying) are okay, but I feel they could have been made much better. The story wasn't very engaging. They had several characters and were trying to make a good story, but I just didn't get into it at all, and didn't find the story or characters to be very exciting.
Overall, it's not a terrible game, but it isn't the most polished either. If you enjoy fantasy settings and want to support a smaller developer, pick this game up, but I'd personally recommend getting it on sale.
An offbeat RPG.cimerians | May 16, 2011 | See all cimerians's reviews »
Faery: Legends of Avalon is a turn based RPG where you play the role of a Faery looking to save your race from destruction. You are revived by a king and sent on your quest after gathering companions in the local village, where you begin the game.
The english translation is a bit poor in spots where I could have sworn other characters called me SHE instead of HE and in some cases I had to re-read some sentences to understand what someone was saying. It wasn't bad but you can tell it was a game that was translated.
Movement at first was a bit awkward and it takes a little getting used to because you basically fly everwhere. I needed to reverse the axis controls and that seemed to help a lot.
Combat was traditional turn based which I really like and it seems we dont get enough of these days. Points are earned when you win and can be assigned to various abilites and the menu interface and quest logs are easy to navigate and clear to read.
All around this is a simple turn based RPG with some interesting worlds to exlore (and save) and I thought the difficulty was just about right especially in the begining of the game. (They give you a simple cave with some monsters to fight after gathering up your first companion.)
- Graphics - Good
- Sound\Music - Average
- Gameplay - Good