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  • Summary: "Swords and Fairy 7" is an action role-playing game developed by Softstar Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

    This game starts with the story among three clans "Human", "Deity", and "Demon", it brings rich story-lines as well as improves the battle system compared with its previous episodes.
    "Swords and Fairy 7" is an action role-playing game developed by Softstar Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

    This game starts with the story among three clans "Human", "Deity", and "Demon", it brings rich story-lines as well as improves the battle system compared with its previous episodes. Third person real time action mode is being used to replace the traditional turn-based battle, more fun and excitements will be brought to the players. With the smooth combat experience, this game will come at you with a boom of the traditional oriental aesthetics. Get ready for the adventure in this beautiful oriental world.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 90
    There are things that you need to be critical of in Sword and Fairy: Together Forever. The game hasn’t been made to the same precision as the upper echelons of RPGs out of Japan and the West, and that is undeniable. But then Together Forever has the singular advantage of being one of the few Chinese RPGs that we get to play, and that makes it distinctive, different, and worthy on its own merits. Add in incredible art direction (oh how I love Yue), and a gorgeous combat system, and we’ve got perhaps the most interesting RPG of 2022 here. I really hope people don’t overlook it.
  2. Aug 4, 2022
    85
    Sword and Fairy: Together Forever is a gorgeous and engaging Chinese high fantasy role-playing game that deserves more attention from the West. Localization and technical optimizations have been implemented since the game’s original release on PC, making this console port the best way to experience this game. The vast number of cutscenes and depth of lore may be off-putting for some, but those willing to give this title a chance will not be disappointed. Sword and Fairy is a game that should be viewed through its own lens, without the comparisons to Japanese role playing games, and only so will this franchise truly be appreciated.
  3. 80
    Sure, it’s got a few hiccups in the translation and font size, the questing could have done with a bit more variety and the combat was missing just a little something extra. However, these are mostly minor gripes in an otherwise well-crafted experience. If you are in the market for an action RPG and don’t mind reading subtitles, this should definitely be something on your radar.
  4. Aug 4, 2022
    75
    We have some criticism on Sword and Fairy: Together Forever and in it's current state still needs some patches. But the truth is we were hooked while playing, because there's also a lot to love here. It has the potential and charm of the biggest roleplaying games mixed with a unique setting and characters.
  5. 70
    Sword and Fairy: Together Forever is a linear, cutscene heavy RPG so people's mileage may vary. I enjoyed the story and characters despite the clumsy translation and the action combat is decent if unremarkable. Importantly it runs well, with only the odd hiccup, which after the last game wasn't a given.
  6. Aug 4, 2022
    70
    The more than satisfactory combat system therefore turns out to be diluted within a vision that has preferred to put the narrated phase at the center of the work, too often weakening the feeling of enthusiasm and grit returned by the excellent clashes.
  7. 50
    Despite its potential, Sword and Fairy: Together Forever gets bogged down by a slow start, odd writing, repetitious fetch quests, and unpolished boss mechanics. Occasional variety in gameplay and well put together segments can carry the day for some, but too many lulls and too much tedium get in the way of what could have been a solid experience.

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  1. Aug 6, 2022
    10
    I have to say this is a really beautiful game, I heard it's a PC port one, but I never played on PC before, it runs well on PS5, and goodI have to say this is a really beautiful game, I heard it's a PC port one, but I never played on PC before, it runs well on PS5, and good price, good graphics. Expand
  2. Aug 8, 2022
    10
    If you’re a dounghua or Wuxia fan then this game is for you . One of the best and most unique experience I’ve had In years . Buy it don’t askIf you’re a dounghua or Wuxia fan then this game is for you . One of the best and most unique experience I’ve had In years . Buy it don’t ask questions . It’s that good ! Anyone who disagrees don’t understand the magnitude of how incredible it is for fans of wuxia shows . Expand
  3. Aug 14, 2022
    8
    Absolutely stunning and amazing game. Only irritation is that the audio and visual does not sync up during the video sequences. Other thanAbsolutely stunning and amazing game. Only irritation is that the audio and visual does not sync up during the video sequences. Other than that it's perfection. Expand
  4. Aug 6, 2022
    8
    Good-
    Beautiful visuals; Well-written characters, Fun combat.
    Bad- Inconsequential side-quests, Poor pacing. Thoughts- Sword and
    Good-
    Beautiful visuals; Well-written characters, Fun combat.

    Bad-
    Inconsequential side-quests, Poor pacing.

    Thoughts-
    Sword and Fairy: Together Forever is a good enough package of this intriguing RPG, and while Softstar hasn’t added much content or drastically changed up gameplay mechanics – it doesn’t detract from the fact that this is a solid experience that’s worth seeing through to the end. The lack of an English voice dub is a downer, and so is the lack of proper explanation of character progression mechanics and an uneven difficulty curve. Those who have previously played through the game might be tempted to skip this version, but if you haven’t and are even passingly intrigued by the concept or gameplay – you might just end up loving this one.
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  5. Aug 8, 2022
    8
    Graphic is beautiful, story and characters so far so good, only music and voice of speech is not balanced