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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 47
  2. Negative: 17 out of 47
  1. The game has a unique graphic style and gives you the possibility to kill cute creatures in a brutal way. With more players on the couch the game comes to its full potential, but at the same time it could be very chaotic on the screen. The biggest downfall is that the gameplay is mostly the same throughout the game and there aren’t many checkpoints. But if you take your time to glide on a massive pile of blood, all will be quickly forgotten.
  2. Fairytale Fights is not a game that’s going to revolutionize the genre. It is, however, a very fun, unique, and beefy (15-20 hours of gameplay) game that’s fun to tear through.
  3. Not a bad game by a long stretch, but it could have been better.
  4. Though Fairytale Fights has a really great idea, it seems to have been slopped together with little thought pertaining to gameplay.
  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. Normally, you would expect a happy ever after though, unfortunately, Fairytale Fights has no fairytale ending. Whilst it is a unique title with some strong ideas amid a distinctive style, the lack of a true storyline, the clumsy combat and repetitiveness of the title fail to make Fairytale Fights a must-buy purchase.
  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 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. May 16, 2012
    10
    Fairytale Fights is a fantastic game, have much funny elements. The story is amazing and funny, the development is interesting. The graphics are really funny, the multiplayer is wow incredible. Amazing game. Expand
  2. Apr 5, 2011
    5
    The game has a great visual style, but repetitive gameplay caused me to never be able to finish the game. Fun, but not for small kids due to the gore and violence against bunnies. Expand
  3. Jun 12, 2012
    4
    Fairytale Fights is a game that could and should have been great, but instead ends up a boring, bargain bin experience that I recommend passing on. It's got a great premise, take players on a bloody and maturely twisted romp through the world of fairytales with familiar faces and a mature sense of humor. The only problem is it never takes it's ability to be a maturely funny game far enough, all it does is slap some blood and gore on it and call it mature humor. The gameplay itself is also a big disappointment, you basically hack and slash your way through seemingly endless waves of enemies in annoyingly long levels and fight a boss battle that drags on forever, it's all just really repetitive and boring, and it makes the whole game seem much longer than it actually is. The controls are a mess, you do get used to them eventually, however the combat would have been much smoother with a traditional control scheme. The camera is also a big problem it's either zoomed out to far or zoomed in to close making it hard to see yourself among the enemies in the more crowded levels. The game does have some good things going for like great graphics with a cool style and one or two cool levels, and online four player co-op (avoid the arena mode at all costs) but the game is just so boring I really don't recommend this to any gamer, which is sad because this could have been great, hopefully a sequel will be made that gets it right. Expand