Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Jan 18, 2011
    72
    It doesn't excel in all areas and actually disappoints in others but it's still a lengthy, turn-based fantasy RPG that has it where it counts, especially where fans of the genre are concerned.
  2. Feb 9, 2011
    70
    For every good point there is a bad. It's definitely an opinion splitter, and some will absolutely love it and forgive its problems, whilst others will pick it to pieces in a matter of minutes. Personally I enjoyed the story and could live with its old school origins, add in the fact it's a rather lengthy affair for a downloadable title and you have something that is worth playing.
  3. Jan 18, 2011
    70
    The massive character customization also makes your faery or elf feel unique, so if you enjoy leveling up and finding loot, you should check out Faery: Legends of Avalon.
  4. Not much else about Faery is deep or soulful, but for a modestly priced PSN download, it's a decently entertaining way to flitter away a dozen hours. [April 2011, p.75]
  5. Feb 13, 2011
    60
    Faery: Legends of Avalon isn't exactly a fairytale. The fact that you can make your own fairy is one of the few hightlights of this game. The campaign is simply too short and the audio and video are very mediocre.
  6. 60
    The music is pleasing, and the art style is impressive. But with a weak story, bland fetch quests comprising the majority of your campaign, and absolutely no voiceover work whatsoever, this game is hard to recommend to anyone but fans of this genre of games.
  7. Dec 19, 2010
    58
    Still, Faery is commendable for being among the first foray of the core RPG genre in the downloadable space dominated by twin-stick shooters and bite-sized platformers.
  8. Dec 19, 2010
    58
    The battles are rarely gripping and are so few and far between that you start getting bored waiting for something to actually happen.
  9. 50
    How utterly average-sounding can you get, huh? With a little sprucing up, perhaps some voice-acting and some real, game-changing decisions to make, Faery: Legends of Avalon could have been a hidden gem. Instead, it's the kind of RPG that developers try their best not to create.
  10. Jan 25, 2011
    40
    Far from being a void attempt at the genre in digital form, Faery is charming thanks to its freshness and classic world revisiting the forgotten tales and legends. But it will will quickly show its limits to the RPG fans, because of its not-so-deep gameplay. Despite its limitations, Faery remains an interesting proposition, if you have already consumed all the must-have games of the downloadable offerings out there.
  11. An embarrassing, nauseating mess. [Spring 2011, p.116]
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Feb 16, 2011
    8
    A simple turn based RPG downloadable for the PS3. The graphics and character designs are very nicely done. In the beginning, you get to customize your character's facial features only but there are a ton of options so it feels like you are making a very unique character (I just wish there were more hair style options). You spend the game doing quests for people, which are actually errands more than anything and fighting various creatures along the way. Sometimes you can choose how to go about doing a quest, like you can pick a peaceful way of solving problems (involving running more errands) or you can just fight. As you level up, the appearance of your character changes depending on what new abilities you pick. Be warned though, once you pick your first elemental magic, you are stuck leveling up just that element. The fighting is pretty easy but at least you fight a variety of enemies that keeps it interesting. Overall, I enjoyed it and thought it was very pretty and worth the money. Just wish there was another level or two and more leveling up options. Full Review »
  2. Jan 22, 2011
    9
    this game Faery: Legends of Avalon is actually an 8.5 it suffers from things it cannot control like 0 voice communication other than grunts and yelps in battle. however with the HUGE number of dialogue options i can't see how you stay at 14.99 or remain under 1gb of download. i read issues with flying maybe they only played the demo as its not perfect but flying is rarely done in a rpg like lets say...walking...but its not bad...its not. its maybe an 8 when you get hang of it.... the graphics start of rather.. meh....then in the second world become delightful...the tree world ....you see faery is a little dude with wings...so you communicate with squirrels and ants, hornets attack you...the tree is lush and green...life and ambience...the battles are turnbased with the option of offensive front or defensive back position plus multlple attack...stringing together ....per turn. the clothing options alter your look...another issue the game doesn't explain metamorphosis (your abilities) once chosen are set. so if you choose fire you open up fire options but cannot go back and change ....THATS LIFE....otherwise my time spent with this little dude and his companions has been great and at 14.99 you cant beat it with a stick...as a download rpg.. Full Review »