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  • Summary: Fairune is a retro-styled adventure RPG. Our heroine embarks upon a journey to unlock three mysterious statues and seal away a great evil. Throughout the journey she will need to solve puzzles, fight monsters, discover new weapons and improve her abilities. Fairune 2 brings our heroine backFairune is a retro-styled adventure RPG. Our heroine embarks upon a journey to unlock three mysterious statues and seal away a great evil. Throughout the journey she will need to solve puzzles, fight monsters, discover new weapons and improve her abilities. Fairune 2 brings our heroine back for another perilous quest, this time to find a lost fairy. This sequel delivers a bigger world for those that are ready for the challenge. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 18, 2018
    80
    If you were a fan of the original outings, you will certainly like this upgrade but if you are venturing into the realm of Fairune for the first time, heads up: you might have just discovered the perfect lazy summer afternoon game of the year.
  2. 80
    There is a lot to like about Fairune Collection, and despite somewhat lacking RPG mechanics, an uninspired story, and some monotonous backtracking, the two main games offer a charming and accessible take on the top-down adventure genre. No deep challenge exists in any of the four games, but the in-game collections and achievements add replay value.
  3. Aug 9, 2018
    63
    A good portion of adventure served with care and simplicity makes this a great title. A very entertaining collection as a rule, although you'll miss a run button and complain that they haven't released the next game. A "Must have" for all those who love retro adventures.
  4. 60
    In the end the problem with the Fairune Collection comes from the fact the series is a short lived one and yet it still took its time to find its stride. The most recent game, Fairune 2, should have been the foundation and the first title, but as it is, it's the only one that feels complete, with the rest of this collection being more akin to proof of concepts or tech demos.
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  1. May 23, 2018
    10
    Really enjoying this. I was worried that it would be like Kamiko, which I didn’t really like. This is more like Final Fantasy Mystic Quest,Really enjoying this. I was worried that it would be like Kamiko, which I didn’t really like. This is more like Final Fantasy Mystic Quest, and not unlike the first Phantasy Star in aesthetic, if not gameplay. It’s a simple old school puzzle RPG. Short, but surprisingly fun and interesting. And another thing that I wasn’t anticipating: I LOVE the soundtrack. This is chiptune perfection of the sort that you don’t realise is the real thing until you realise how much it takes to back compared with everything else that purports to do the same (The caveat is that you have to have experienced the 8 and 16 bit the first time around). Anyway, this is amazing value for money, and is surprisingly awesome. I was ready to be disappointed, as I was with kamiko. Not so here! Expand
  2. Sep 11, 2018
    9
    Fairune is a very good puzzle rpg, while it is severely basic at its core when it comes to rpg elements and combat, the game more focuses onFairune is a very good puzzle rpg, while it is severely basic at its core when it comes to rpg elements and combat, the game more focuses on the exploration and discovery, however vague it may be, using items to progress in the game similar to zelda. Zelda fans may also like this game as at times it feels like it. For its price and the content it offers I can easily recommend this game. Expand
  3. Mar 30, 2019
    8
    First of all, this collection contains 4 different games: Fairune, Fairune 2, Fairune Origin and Fairune Blast. While the first three gamesFirst of all, this collection contains 4 different games: Fairune, Fairune 2, Fairune Origin and Fairune Blast. While the first three games are Zelda-like puzzle games, Fairune Blast is a shoot em’ up, which you unlock by beating the previous games.

    Fairune introduces you into the core mechanics of the series. You fight enemies by running into to them and collect and use different items. By defeating monsters you earn exp, which allows you to fight stronger enemies. Depending on your level, you get more or less damage and exp from running into monsters. I have to admit, that I’m not a big fan of that combat system, because it doesn’t require input from the user. It’s also annoying, how some of the enemies can kill you with just one hit. However, the puzzles of this game are the part, where the fun begins. Even though some of them are almost a bit too tricky, they are creative and really well-made. You really need to pay attention to your environment, because even the smallest unusual detail might be the solution to your problem. Other than that, there isn’t much left to say about the first game.

    Fairune 2 is the game with the largest world and the most comprehensive story of the series. It adds many new elements, which make the game more interesting than the prequel. The puzzles are at least as good as the ones from the first game, if not better. One thing I didn’t like that much about this one, is the amount of backtracking you gotta do. It just felt like, they wanted to prolong the ending.

    Fairune Origin is the smallest game of the series. It can be completed in about 10 minutes. The gameplay is the same as the one of the previous games and while the puzzles aren’t as comprehensive, they are still enjoyable.

    And then we have Fairune Blast. Like I already said, this is a shoot em’ up, which includes all enemies and characters of the series. It’s the reward for completing all the other games. Even though there isn’t much to do in this game, it’s still a nice thing to have.

    To conclude, the Fairune games are simple, but enjoyable. The soundtrack and graphic really capture the retro feeling. If you are a fan of puzzle games, like the older Zelda games, you should give it a try, even though the combat system isn’t the best.
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  4. May 18, 2018
    6
    Got it since it seemed pretty interesting as someone who liked Kamiko, but I really don't like these nearly as much. The combat is overlyGot it since it seemed pretty interesting as someone who liked Kamiko, but I really don't like these nearly as much. The combat is overly simplistic, it has far too much of an emphasis on backtracking and leveling up which feels like a cheap way to make the game longer, and the game is just way too cryptic about what you need to do to progress at times. It feels like a game for fans of cryptic old NES games like Simon's Quest, the kind of games where you need to reference a strategy guide. Expand