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  • Summary: Fight for Your Guild with Powerful Magical Abilities in FAIRY TAIL. FAIRY TAIL, based on Hiro Mashima's best-selling manga and anime series of the same name, follows the spell-binding plot from "The Grand Magic Games" story arc -- enabling gamers to re-live, or experience for the first time,Fight for Your Guild with Powerful Magical Abilities in FAIRY TAIL. FAIRY TAIL, based on Hiro Mashima's best-selling manga and anime series of the same name, follows the spell-binding plot from "The Grand Magic Games" story arc -- enabling gamers to re-live, or experience for the first time, the exciting episodes of this fan-favorite storyline. Not only will they be able to experience stories previously told in the manga and anime, but they will even be able to enjoy never before seen story and quest elements.

    Throughout their journey, players will be able to form a party from a selection of over ten iconic characters, including: the fire dragon slayer, Natsu Dragneel; the celestial mage, Lucy Heartfilia; the ice-make mage, Gray Fullbuster; the fairy queen 'Titania', Erza Scarlet; and the young sky dragon slayer, Wendy Marvell. With a wealth of guild members to recruit to their party, players can form their own dream team even including an unlikely group of allies for their own unique adventure.

    The fiery and intense magical battles from the series are breathtakingly brought to life in FAIRY TAIL's environment; with a diverse range of magic available for the extraordinary characters to wield. Renowned moves from the series light up the screen, with some characters such as Natsu being able to take advantage of mode changes like utilizing the eye-popping Lightning Fire Dragon Mode. In addition, some guild members will be available to support in battle; including the Fairy Tail Guild Master, Makarov Dreyar, who can be called in to provide powerful aid on the battlefield.

    In FAIRY TAIL, completing battles and quests will not only level up party members, it will lead to character bonding scenarios, provide options to upgrade the guild, and eventually raise the 'Guild Rank' enabling players to take on more challenging missions in their quest to become the greatest guild in Fiore.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Aug 3, 2020
    100
    FAIRY TAIL is bombastic, breezy, and full of fun to watch characters, except, this time, it's us making it all happen.
  2. Jul 29, 2020
    80
    It seems as though the limited budget available for Fairy Tail has been used in the right places, saving on unimportant parts, and spending on the important bits. The gameplay, ranking and battling systems are well thought-out, and presented beautifully. For a game with such a low budget, everything has been implemented very well. It is very clear that the author of the manga, Hiro Mashima, was closely involved in developing this instalment, as it represents the feeling of the anime/manga incredibly accurately.
  3. Aug 3, 2020
    80
    Fairy Tail is over-the-top, comical and captivating – and it’s one of the most enjoyable JRPGs I’ve sank my teeth into in some time.
  4. Jul 30, 2020
    70
    This game proved that its a decent RPG and not just a game based on the anime, although it could've been more if not for the limited areas and the repetitive missions.
  5. Aug 24, 2020
    70
    It’s a shame that more time and money wasn’t spent on Fairy Tail, because, in the end, I really enjoyed large chunks of the game. Once I started playing, I could play for hours and be entertained. The guild building is really fun, as is the combat. This could have been a great game, but the developers leaned too hard on the license and not enough on fleshing out the elements of the game. If you’re a fan of the franchise, you should definitely give it a shot. If you are an anime fan and like turn-based combat, this might be a good game to put on your wishlist for later. Otherwise, you can safely give Fairy Tail a pass.
  6. Sep 20, 2020
    63
    Mediocre graphics is a big letdown of Fairy Tail (a common flaw of many Japanese video games based on anime/manga), but it plays much better than you might assume by looking at screenshots and watching trailers.
  7. Jul 31, 2020
    50
    A mediocre JRPG, Fairy Tail does only the bare minimum with what it offers. It's a game for dedicated fans, but fans deserve a better game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 41
  2. Negative: 20 out of 41
  1. Jan 21, 2021
    10
    Fairy Tail is the best JRPG Game i ever played the combat system i just great with a lot of cool magic moves the story is great the gameplayFairy Tail is the best JRPG Game i ever played the combat system i just great with a lot of cool magic moves the story is great the gameplay is great and the graphic is also great i just have won word to say the creators that had made this game did a fantastic job i can definitely recommend this game to the fairy tail fans Expand
  2. Aug 2, 2020
    9
    Pretty great game, the combat is pretty good, the animations are spot on. Im not even a fan of the anime, and i enjoyed the game. It isPretty great game, the combat is pretty good, the animations are spot on. Im not even a fan of the anime, and i enjoyed the game. It is repetitive on the quests though. At the end of the game there is a bunch of stuff, I recommend it! Expand
  3. Aug 2, 2020
    9
    I don’t think this game is without its faults but it is definitely not a bad game for a game that doesn’t get the same budget as a game likeI don’t think this game is without its faults but it is definitely not a bad game for a game that doesn’t get the same budget as a game like God of War or Persona 5. It has mechanics and systems that make it more enjoyable and just a good game choice overall that has it flow better, and should put some rpgs and turn based games to shame, but with the limits they had they couldn’t add everything they wanted and have it look great, they had to do the best they could with what they had. Expand
  4. Mar 22, 2021
    5
    As a fan of Fairy Tail I really, REALLY wanted to love this game. And my first impressions were good. But after an hour of two of gameplay youAs a fan of Fairy Tail I really, REALLY wanted to love this game. And my first impressions were good. But after an hour of two of gameplay you start to see odd things. The characters have very few animations and they are repeated over and over. The story is rushed. The combat is okay, but lacks depth.

    And there are very, very few ingame models for characters, which is SO confusing. Sometimes the game "shows" two characters talking to each other, but the camera just focus on a wall or the floor because they have no ingame models. Other times two characters with ingame models are talking to a whole other group but they don't have models so the camera is just focused on a wall again. Other times the camera doesn't even bother to hide the fact that there are no models and just shows one a couple characters talking to the void when they're supposed to be talking to a third character. And the tournament arc is the worst of all. There are supposed to be 6 teams of 5 characters each apart from the Fairy Tail teams, which would be 30 characters. Only about 5 of them have actual ingame models, and that's because they become party members later. Other characters are just replaced by generic looking bandits or simply ignored.

    Disappointing. And I haven't even mentioned the very abusive DLC of this game,
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  5. Aug 2, 2020
    2
    I was so excited for this game... The series is the perfect franchise to be made into a turn-based RPG.. and after all the tease, it turns toI was so excited for this game... The series is the perfect franchise to be made into a turn-based RPG.. and after all the tease, it turns to be a massive disappointment. First off, a lot of characters doesn't even have character models... They have dialogue pictures but you won't ever see them during gameplay... The gameplay itself is boring and there isn't even any challenge ... You have to willfully sabotage your play in order for you to lose in any battle... The entire game had potential but it seems that koei rushed production and we have a half-assed game as a result... Expand
  6. Aug 20, 2020
    1
    The game has lots of problems not optimized for any system priced very high for what you actually get marketing and or that was contradictedThe game has lots of problems not optimized for any system priced very high for what you actually get marketing and or that was contradicted by day one patch and no response or explanation for changes that amount to basically adding a censer bar in some animation frames which is only a real problem because the game designers put so many animation in to obviously show them not centered in the first place and just tried to cover it up with bad overly large black shadows, core rpg mechanics not bad and combat passable but not close to enough to make up for everything else remove day one patch cenrship or add toggle to turn it off and on and get framerates and optimization better and easily solid 7-8 game hope KT sees that their choices only give them negative reviews and response have not seen anyone truly happy about any of these changes Expand
  7. Aug 6, 2020
    0
    Not one week after release, Koei pulls another Koei, which means cut off content is added for additional (quite outlandish) prices. ClassicNot one week after release, Koei pulls another Koei, which means cut off content is added for additional (quite outlandish) prices. Classic Koei/Gust. Living up to their reputation.

    3 extra costume packs, which could have been added in the game itself, for 40 bucks a piece. This comes at 2.50 per costume, or 3.49 if you want to buy them individually. Naturally, a season pass was added, with characters already existing in the game being added, as well as an extra difficult dungeon, s-rank requests and such. With a game already sorely lacking any difficulty, these could just as well have been added in the base game. All this pleasure for the mere amount of 59,99.

    So let's say, you wanted everything the final game has to offer. You'd need to buy the deluxe edition, 3 of these costume packs, and the season pass.
    Depending on region, for US, that would mean 74,99+(3*39,99)+59,99= 254,95 (!)
    EU regions the deluxe goes for 84,99 euros or higher.
    All this for a few dozen hours tops singleplayer experience. If Koei/Gust wanna bank, Koei/Gust gonna bank.

    The game itself, the main characters themselves look quite good imo, the combat also looks quite good. These are the things that were made good and flashy enough to haul in the cash of the fanbase. Everything else though basically screams low effort. Bad animations everywhere, cutscenes containing characters nowhere to be seen. Walking animations look horrid. Laughably so btw.
    It is, like previous Gust/Koei work, painfully easy. Hard mode? Nothing hard about it. Zero challenge. You would need to sabotage yourself to make it so.
    Multiple copy paste npc's all in the same area. Oftentimes walking right next to each other like one-egged twins. EVERYWHERE. Low budget is not an excuse here. This is just lazy design. Which can also be seen in the environments, which consist of the same looking, smallish, linear forest areas. No real diversity to be found. Quests outside of main especially, are often badly written, with many plotholes and often bad looking cutscenes. And they usually consist of simple fetch quests, or kill x amount quests. Everything, outside of the main characters which they made sure to look good, just looks like it was made with zero effort, blended together so it could be shipped out as fast as possible, but looking good enough to feast on the wallets of unknowing fans. It is really quite noticeable for anyone with a decent enough understanding of dirty business and sales.

    Gust/Koei always has used fanservice as a main selling point for their games. Hence why they usually add dlc with the better costumes and such later on to try and wring out even more money. You might even say this for difficulty: why add in higher difficulties as paid dlc when the game's already too easy to begin with (just like they have done with all their other games)? Makes you wonder they make things too easy on purpose. Cause for sure, Gust/Koei are notorious for cutting off content and releasing it for way too high prices not much later after release. They live off this extra income and they count on it.

    But, even more outrageous is, even though Gust/Koei use fanservice as one of their main selling points to established fanbases, post release there was a patch brought out, that removed scenes from the vanilla game at release. POST RELEASE. On purpose, they waited till sales were made, then at point of no return for many customers who chose to back their product, released this patch and change the whole thing that is one of the main selling points of their games, betraying the goodwill of their loyal customers.

    There is no excuse. Koei/Gust, whilest capable of good work, have chosen the easy path once again to prey on the wallets and faith of their loyal customers. Furthermore, they take advantage of established hardcore fanbases of beloved series, knowing they do not need to put in much effort to make the sales. Plus, cut off content the vanilla game could've seriously used, on purpose, to wring out even more money. And they know exactly what they cut off. The good difficulties, the fanservice. And then somehow, betray people who buy based on that selling point, even further by then CENSORING the overall thing post-launch. And not just Playstation, every system. Only PC users will be able to use mods to remove this pile of blasphemy out of their excistence later on. Good they have that. Poor console folk however, will not have such luxuries.

    There are no excuses for such behaviour. It wasn't a great game to begin with, a good concept, held back by lazy execution, with preying on goodwill and wallets of a pre excisting fanbase in mind.
    They know exactly what they are doing, and always they can walk away with it. They should be called out on this so they change their ways and create what they ARE capable of, a whole experience top to bottom the fans deserve to get. A game made out of love for the medium, not out of love for money and shady politics.
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