Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord is a solid tactical adventure with an endearing cast that delivers a charming narrative. The simple yet robust gameplay systems provide a satisfying experience where character growth and customization are at the forefront. For tactical diehards, Refrain Chord may not scratch that itch, but Fairy Fencer fans or those simply wanting to play an intro to the genre should give this a shot.
Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord is a lovely strategic follow-up to a highly underrated RPG which fans and newcomers will enjoy. From its hilarious dialogue to its intriguing albeit slight innovations to a classic genre, this is one fun-filled SPRG.
Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord is recommended for those who simply want more Fairy Fencer F, years after the last release. The SRPG gameplay is new to the series, but it's not a big enough novelty to recommend the title to those looking for something focused on strategy.
All in all, Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord is a solid TRPG with some peaks and troughs to its gameplay. I do feel as though those who have played the original title will get more out of this, so if Fairy Fencer sounds like your bag, I’d probably investigate the remaster; Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force before trying out Refrain Chord.
Like the first two games, Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord is flawed, tonally inconsistent, and a massively repetitive grind. Re-treading this story for the third time and jump to an entirely different and less enjoyable gameplay system has made it even harder to recommend this game in spite of it's flaws. There is charm, and there are moments, and diehard Compile Heart fans might be able to push through and enjoy them, but I suspect that the people this game will truly speak to are few and far between.
SummaryLong ago, civilization flourished due to the knowledge granted to the people by the Goddess. They erected towers that reached the heavens, and built weapons that could pierce even the gods.
However, the civilization soon perished in the war between the Vile God and Goddess. And so, time passed... present day.
Fencers are warriors who ...