Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. A surprisingly strong game that does so many of the fundamental things right. Smooth, colorful graphics, a respectable score, a working camera (I can't stress this enough), and a 15-20 hour action-adventure quest are good points for which almost any game should strive.
  2. The complete adventure package and then some, and it's not as sticky-sweet as you might think. [Jan 2006, p.48]
  3. If you’re a fan of Neopets you will like this game.
  4. Older gamers will likely get bored with the repetitive gameplay that is seemingly void of any overarching sense of achievement. Younger fans will probably have fun going through the world, collecting items and seeing their favorite Neopets.
  5. Even though some things were annoying or repetitive it is still a good game. As far as graphics, sound, and gameplay I was quite pleasantly pleased.
  6. Good practice for aspiring Final Fantasizers. [Jan 2006, p.99]
  7. 65
    Simple, clean, straightforward and bland, Neopets is a baked potato without fixings, a bed without blankets, a cake without frosting, or a chair without cushions... It's a minimalist's action adventure.
  8. Neopets: The Darkest Faerie’s standout flaw is that it isn’t very exciting. It should’ve been with its Zelda-inspired combat, massive worlds, lots of scavenger hunting, etc., among other interesting and highly promising features.
  9. A much stronger license than it is a game, as it's plagued by overly expansive environments and poorly realized combat sequences.
  10. Too average of an adventure game to be interesting. The uninteresting story and gameplay are disappointing, especially since the game is based off such a popular franchise as Neopets.
  11. Riding on the popularity of the Neopets online game, the video game version turns out to be just an average action title, with some platforming thrown in.
  12. Many of the game's elements are dated, while others are just annoying and problematic. If you’re looking for a children’s game or you’re a die-hard fan of the Neopets, then you might find some enjoyment within this game. Otherwise, steer clear!
  13. There's not enough action/platformer fiber, and even the young'uns may find themselves longing for the mini-game galaxy of Neopets.com.
  14. It’s an average action/adventure game for the Neopets fan; everyone else is strongly discouraged from playing.
  15. Its gameplay mechanics are at best, boring, and at worst, snooze-worthy. If you enjoy Neopets, you may want to give this one a tentative rent, but that’s the most that I can suggest to anyone.
  16. 40
    When it comes down to it, The Darkest Faerie plays like a Zelda knockoff and looks like a Spyro ripoff. Save for the mote system, there really isn't anything interesting going on, which would be fine if the execution were better.
  17. If you’re a fan of Neopets, you’ll probably end up wanting to check this out because, well, you’re a fan. However, for the majority of the gaming populace, avoid this game like the plague. There’s no fun to be had here.
  18. Everything seems like it was created four years ago, shelved and brought out on a rainy day when a semi-popular license could be bended around it.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Nov 7, 2013
    6
    The way the game loaded was very frustrating at times. While you were running across the fields, the game would stop dead cold and just loadThe way the game loaded was very frustrating at times. While you were running across the fields, the game would stop dead cold and just load for a two minutes. The fighting was kind of good, although it was a bit clunky at times. The story was kind of average, the quests were repetitive.

    The Dialogues were kind of confusing. Why did they put voices in the cutscenes but not in the actual game? Despite this, the voice acting was surprinsingly good, when you did have some. The open world was well designed, but the caves were way too ard to navigate around. i was stuck in the cave looking for the sister for about three hours.

    I feel like there was so much potentiol for the AI to be better, but the ennmies were just reatrds that ran in straight lines. If there was a wall, they would keep walking into it. The friendly NPCs were even more retarded. They just stood there being weird. The graphics were simple yet beautiful. The soundtrack was nice. I still have the songs in my head today! I have discovered very little bugs.

    Overall, this game is worth buying if you could find it for less than 10 bucks.
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  2. TylerH
    Dec 13, 2009
    10
    Excellent game. Wonderful graphics, vivid plot and great fighting sequences. One of the best games I have ever played. I suggest everyone plays it!
  3. KyleY
    Oct 6, 2009
    10
    I give this a 10/10 because at the time (3 years ago) I found this game to be epic, funny and fun to play at the same time. After finishing I give this a 10/10 because at the time (3 years ago) I found this game to be epic, funny and fun to play at the same time. After finishing this game, it gave me a feeling hard to describe and I still like this game really much today. Full Review »