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  • Summary: ~ LAUNCH SALE - 66% OFF THE REGULAR PRICE! ~~ ACTION RPG MEETS PHYSICS GAMEPLAY IN A BEAUTIFUL HAND PAINTED WORLD ~---------------------------------------------------"looks quite stunning...I selfishly would love to get my hands on the game as soon as possible." - Touch~ LAUNCH SALE - 66% OFF THE REGULAR PRICE! ~~ ACTION RPG MEETS PHYSICS GAMEPLAY IN A BEAUTIFUL HAND PAINTED WORLD ~---------------------------------------------------"looks quite stunning...I selfishly would love to get my hands on the game as soon as possible." - Touch Arcade"...detailed painted backdrops and use of the Box 2D physics engine are coming together to create one impressive package..." - RPGFan"...filled with great ideas and clean animation." - G4"a bevy of beasts, bosses, puzzles, and fourth-wall-breaking smart alecks." - iFanzine---------------------------------------------------~AN ACTION RPG WITH INCREDIBLE PHYSICS GAMEPLAY!~Retro-inspired action RPG gameplay combines with full physics integration for a brand new experience. Control flaming ballistas, enormous battering rams and powerful magic in a dynamic environment full of quests, abilities, and items. ~EXPLORE A BEAUTIFUL HAND PAINTED WORLD!~The world of Fara is a giant, living canvas. Visit amazing locations that mix hand drawn artwork with a modern effects engine for a stunning new look.~AN EPIC QUEST FULL OF QUIRKY CHARACTERS!~Explore the island and meet its strange inhabitants. A cast of hilarious, weird, and entertaining characters drive the story along at a brisk pace.~INTUITIVE TOUCH CONTROLS BUILT FOR iOS!~Enjoy simple touch controls or a more traditional virtual pad for gameplay that was specifically created for the touch screen.~CLASSICAL COLLIDES WITH CHIPTUNE IN THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK!~Orchestral arrangements mix with vintage sounds for a score that is both familiar and innovative.~FULL GAME CENTER INTEGRATION WITH LEADERBOARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS!~Compete against your friends or challenge yourself with Leaderboards and Achievements.---------------------------------------------------"BUY NOW" or "GIFT THIS APP" to a friend and start your adventure in Fara today!---------------------------------------------------Keep up with the latest Pixel and Texel news for Fara updates, contests, giveaways, and more!- Blog - http://www.pixel-n-texel.com/- Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pixel.n.texel- Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/pixelandtexel- YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/PixelandTexel Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Nov 7, 2011
    It's a well-put-together adventure title that should appeal to people with fond memories of old school Zelda, and an excellent first effort from its creators. If there's one big drawback though, it's that Fara is short.
  2. Oct 28, 2011
    Not great, but not terrible; you may not curse our name if you play through this, but you probably won't thank us for the recommendation, either.
  3. Oct 21, 2011
    Fara is a well polished action RPG from a small team. The game may not be epic in scale, but it seems about the right size for a small device and it is compelling enough to merit a look. The hand-painted environments are beautifully crafted, and the dialogue is funny even if a bit over the top at times.
  4. Nov 1, 2011
    Ultimately, Fara falls prey to more RPG cliches than it mocks. It's ambitious, and not overly-so, but it's neither unique enough or successful enough to stand out from other games in the action RPG genre.
  5. Oct 26, 2011
    It can never just get out in front of the very things it's poking fun at, and just ends up getting mired in it. It's fun, but it's a limited kind of enjoyment. Once finished, you'll have no reason to ever go back.
  6. Oct 26, 2011
    A fairly enjoyable app with a few noteworthy setbacks. Those who are seeking a very long adventure or those who become frustrated very easily with poor controls may wish to avoid the app, as it is significantly lacking in these aspects. For those who are looking for an advanced RPG game and can overlook these setbacks, however, look no further than Fara.
  7. Oct 21, 2011
    From its trailers and screens, Fara promised an epic role-playing adventure in a beautifully crafted world. In actuality, Fara produces an extremely short adventure game with average music and visuals, insufficient difficulty and story, and hardly any RPG elements. While some RPGamers may find Fara to be a worthwhile use of two hours, most would be better off leaving this unwilling hero stranded on that island to fend for himself.

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