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  • Summary: Play your favorite fairytale character, regain your lost fame and save the fairytale world from certain doom! Luckily, a vast variety of deadly weapons lie around, which you can use to shoot and carve up evil villains, bloodthirsty rabbits and many more terribly cutesy characters roaming the lands - and this is where the fun begins! Fight your opponents to the death and fulfill challenging quests while leaving behind a big trail of blood! With Playlogic's unique "Dynamic Slicing" technology, players have the ability to slice up an enemy in any way they like, using intuitive controls. In addition, the game uses the tested powers of the Unreal 3 engine. [Playlogic] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 34
  2. Negative: 9 out of 34
  1. Fairytale Fights is one of those games you can either love or... luv! Wondering around the woods in a red hood slashing all living creatures into tiny pieces with splashes of blood pouring all over adds a unique flavour to it, one that will inevitably bring you back to your childhood memories. Well, not quite...
  2. Fairytale Fights is a product Dutch gamers can be proud of. When playing alone, the game offers many hours of enjoyment in lush environments. Better yet, these environments will soon be painted red with the blood of your opponents. The multiplayer is a little hectic and falls short, though.
  3. A likeable, if slight, slice of gory Brothers Grimm gaming. [Winter 2009, p.86]
  4. 55
    A fantastic concept poorly executed. All of the visuals and presentation seem in place, but the monotonous gameplay and boring combat really drag down the overall experience.
  5. It's nice to look at it and is amusing for a short while, but as soon as the presentation gloss wears off you're left with a dull hack 'n' slash that makes use of an overly simplistic control system. Without the substance to go with the game's amusingly twisted appearance, Fairytale Fights never really gets past the opening chapter.
  6. Despite its many promises, this game falls short, with redundant gameplay, unreliable controls, and lackluster storytelling.
  7. It's ugly; it's slippery; all of the enemies blend together because they're all the frickin' same... it's awe-inspiringly bad, really. Not since Superman 64 have I played something this stomach-wrenching, and at least in the end that was funny-horrible. This one skips by funny-horrible and goes right back to bad.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. ChristopherB
    Oct 30, 2009
    This game is a beautiful 2D side scrolling game. The game is over flowing with bright eye popping colors, to the point of vomiting at times, but that is the point. The game is basically a 2D Hack and Slash, not worth $60, but well worth a rent or a pick up at $40 or below. The game design has depth upon depth, which is interesting and frustrating at the same time. You will want to go places you can not, and die in places that seem solid. Camera work can be wonky at times. The weapons collection is nothing more then a grind to continually find new and improved weapon. At first I was quite disappointed, and I thought I would only play for 20 mins, 3 hours later I was shocked at how long I played. I just could not put the controller down. The wacky story and crude humor was enjoyable, and the in game cut scenes of your dismemberment's were quite enjoyable though they loose their impact over time. There is a meaty and long game under all the candy glam graphics. Just don't look for twist or turns in the story, just like a Mario Bros game. Well worth a Rent, but not worth a purchase at the steep price, rent or wait till $40 or below Thanks :) Expand
  2. May 5, 2011
    This game seems cute and adorable the world looks Smooth and nicelly rounded unlike other games sharp walls but characters look extremely ugly, but the game play gets borring at times the big element in the game is the Gore and killing, it has a nice taste in Classical music but the big downside is the game becomes borring to easily its a nice game "FOR THE GORE." pretty much.. Expand
  3. MichaelB
    Nov 16, 2009
    Bad taste, bad gameplay, an immature take on a solid genre. Not worth a download for a few euros
  4. Aug 23, 2010
    I found this game cheap and I though "NAH what the heck" to find out the exact reason they put it down to that price anyway. This is rarely a game anyway. This is a horrible science project, that the only way to stop it was to, split it apart, burn it into disc´s, sell them to around the world. Expand