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  • Summary: Faery: Legends of Avalon is a Role Playing / Adventure game packed with an original and unique atmosphere, and a graphics design close to illustration. The game immerses players in a fantasy world inhabited by many colourful characters and magical creatures.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Dec 19, 2010
    75
    As a whole, the game is simple, but still fun.
  2. Jan 3, 2011
    70
    Overall, Faery: Legends of Avalon is a great attempt at bringing the RPG genre to the Xbox Live Arcade. Very few downloadable titles contain as much depth as this and, at 1200 Microsoft Points; this is certainly a game to purchase if you enjoyed the trial.
  3. Feb 8, 2011
    70
    It's all about level design, and Faery shows some goodness. SHame for the lack of depth, and the sometimes small locations.
  4. 60
    Faery: Legends of Avalon is an interesting idea and it has a great story to tell with wonderful graphics. But in the end, there are to many technical problems so it never gets as entertaining as it could and should have been.
  5. Dec 19, 2010
    58
    The battles are rarely gripping and are so few and far between that you start getting bored waiting for something to actually happen.
  6. Dec 19, 2010
    50
    If you fancy the idea of an RPG-lite Brothers Grimm tribute act, then go right ahead. But if you can tolerate more than half an hour without wanting to eat your own earwax, you'll be doing better than I.
  7. Dec 19, 2010
    30
    Between the wide variety of locales, the impressive bits of character customization, and the myriad choices both big and small, this game had lofty ambitions. Sadly, the game does very few things right – the poor design and garbled English make this a sloppy offering that isn't worth your time or money.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 22, 2019
    9
    Faery is the very first game Spiders ever made and even to this day it's one of their best. It really shows off their talent for creatingFaery is the very first game Spiders ever made and even to this day it's one of their best. It really shows off their talent for creating imaginative worlds and unique gameplay mechanics. The whole thing is inspired by fairytales and comes with a lighthearted tone that's acceptable for all ages. You'll get to travel between four different locations and interact with a variety of magical creatures. Each setting is not only memorable because of their distinctive and well-realized themes, but also because you get to fly around them in full 3D, which makes exploring a blast.

    The turn-based combat may not be difficult, but this RPG certainly isn't lacking in depth. For example, armor and weapons do more than just protect you from damage and increase your attack power. Each set ties into a certain playstyle by giving boosts to specific abilities. You can mix and match pieces to go for a more jack-of-all-trades approach or stick to one category and excel there while letting your party members pick up the slack in the other areas. You're given a lot of freedom to define what kind of fighter you want to be. Something that has become a staple of Spiders' games.

    Your ability to shape the experience isn't just limited to there though. Player choice pops up in some unexpected ways. Of course you have the traditional big decision moments to make across the story that influence how the other characters view you, but you can also choose how you want to progress through main quests from a gameplay standpoint as they often give you two methods of completion. One usually combat focused and the other being exploration based. As you level up the skills you invest in will actually start to change your physical appearance. Depending on which abilities you pick, you could end up with a tail or a pair of horns. It's an interesting and original feature.

    Despite being a budget downloadable title, length isn't really something the game really struggles with. You get about 8-10 hours of content for a pretty low price and there is some replay value. Where it does drop the ball though is with the ending. The conclusion is an abrupt cliffhanger that left me scratching my head until I did some research. It turns out this was originally meant to be the first entry in a larger series. However, it didn't sell well enough for the sequels to get made so the tale remains unfinished. A darn shame given how charming Faery is.

    I would love Spiders to revisit this universe in the same way they did with Mars: War Logs. The world they created here is worthy of further exploration and I would jump at a second chance to put on some fairy wings and soar again. The French developer launched onto the scene with an authentic vision and created an enchanting standout from the fantasy RPG pack.
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  2. Jan 5, 2014
    9
    I loved this game. The graphics were beautifully done and the ability to fly over everything was breathtaking. i was glad I was able to designI loved this game. The graphics were beautifully done and the ability to fly over everything was breathtaking. i was glad I was able to design my own character and was amazed at all of the other characters. I have played through the game so verbal times and keep hoping for a part 2. Expand
  3. Nov 14, 2010
    8
    I enjoyed this game and spent many hours exploring and delighted by the enchanting characters. The music is beautiful and the artwork whenI enjoyed this game and spent many hours exploring and delighted by the enchanting characters. The music is beautiful and the artwork when viewing the credits as creative as the rest of the game. The turnbased combat was fun and a nice break from the more hard core shooter/slash games I also like to play. I did not mind my companions leveling up automatically. It was enough to take care of my own skill tree. I appreciate being able to customise my character as a female (yay!) and the creative metamorphosis process was cool. The worlds you visit are not expansive, but for a download RPG arcade game, I have no grumbles there. Hoping there will be DLC in the pipeline. Nice job, Spiders. I valued every point I spent to get your game and magical subtle messages well delivered. Expand
  4. Nov 14, 2010
    7
    Faery: Legends of Avalon is a fun game, though rough around the edges with the translation. I love the look of it and personally thought theFaery: Legends of Avalon is a fun game, though rough around the edges with the translation. I love the look of it and personally thought the flight and movement both handled and looked fantastic. The different worlds you travel to are attractive but small and there was a heavy reliance on tedious fetch quests throughout the game. The combat is a simple turnbased system but entertaining and can catch you sleeping if you're not careful. The story was too linear for my tastes, we couldn't even choose which world to explore first as is common in RPGs these days. There weren't any real decisions of consequence either except in one instance, though it was quite a doozy. I can't wait for the next game to see what happens.

    Overall I really enjoyed Faery: Legends of Avalon quite a bit and look forward to a second installment in the series. I just wish things would open up abit in the next game and that I can customize, equip and level up my party mates instead of it being done for me. The game is presented well but with rough edges, the gameplay is straightforward and on the simplistic side but provides for an entertaining experience overall and the story starts off slow but does finish strong. It was worth my 1200 points.
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  5. Nov 21, 2010
    7
    A sweet little RPG lite with some good ideas and nice environments. Combat is turn based, and your character has good range of customizations,A sweet little RPG lite with some good ideas and nice environments. Combat is turn based, and your character has good range of customizations, enough to make them unique.

    The worlds are smaller than I would like though there are a number of them. Each has a unique theme and monsters.
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  6. Mar 1, 2018
    7
    ENG
    The game reminded me how I played this kind of games on older consoles. It is very similar to the console game of old times, in a good
    ENG
    The game reminded me how I played this kind of games on older consoles. It is very similar to the console game of old times, in a good sense. After I passed it, decided to look at those who did it and if they have anything similar, but it turned out that the game came out already in 2010, although Steam has been written in 2014. I was surprised how good it is for 10 years, although I also decided for 14 years. Developers have tried over the characters of their variety, the costumes, did the leveling, combat system, and much more. I do not know what was the budget of the game, but it is clear that it is quite small, but the game pays off and even exceeds the game budget which exceeds the quality of the game and the developers who are on the head more talented. If you want to fly over the fairy and will be accelerated as the jet pack plunge into fantasy, silent world, to look at really nicely done and detailed characters, with its interesting combat and intricate quests of the game for you.
    RU
    Игра напомнила мне как я играл в подобный вид игр еще на старых консолях. Очень она походит именно на консольную игру старых времен, в хорошем смысле. После того как я ее прошел, решил взглянуть на тех кто ее сделал и есть ли у них что либо похожее, а оказалась что игра вышла аж в 2010, хотя в Steam было написано что в 2014. Я удивился тем, насколько она хороша для 10 года, хотя так же решил и для 14 года. Разработчики постарались над персонажами их разнообразием, костюмами, сделали прокачку персонажей, боевку и много чего еще. Не знаю какой был бюджет у игры, но и так понятно, что довольно мал, но игра полностью окупается и даже превосходит игры, бюджет у которых превышает само качество игры да и разработчиков которые на голову талантливее. Если хотите полетать за фею и ускорятся как на реактивном ранце, окунутся в фэнтезийный, немой мир, посмотреть на реально красиво сделанных и детальный персонажей, со своей интересной боевкой и не затейливыми квестами то игра для вас.
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  7. Jan 17, 2011
    7
    Graphics:
    As it comes to graphics it is not too bad for a downloadable game. Don't expect to get the newest and the best you have ever seen,
    Graphics:
    As it comes to graphics it is not too bad for a downloadable game. Don't expect to get the newest and the best you have ever seen, more PSP like graphics but on your big tv. The environment can be somewhat empty every here and there, but the artwork is amazing! The colors are well chosen even tho the colours appear somewhat minimalistic.

    Audio: The audio is pretty good. It is good at a level that it does not disappoint. The sounds are basic, aswell as predictable and sometimes seem like they are imported from games from 2005 or so. Biggest sit back was when the dialogue was no sound acting but read only. The soundtrack however is amazing. You can almost compare it to 'Lord of the Rings'. It is all well composed, sometimes even gives you an feeling of epicness.

    Gameplay:
    I will be really short about this too. Basic but fabulous. The navigation in the world is as easy as taking a pee. The battles are really easy too. However there are enough abilities to explore in battles, as well as tactics. It would be nice tho if there was a time limit for the choice you make to make the turn based part a bit more interactive.
    The skill points are intresting too. It affects your visual (I.E. skills also change your apperance with new wings, horns on your head etc.) and will make your character stronger and will give you new abilities. These differ from more HP up to awesome magic attacks.

    Conclusion:
    F:LoA is an entertaining game. It is fun to play, has nothing too dificult and has nice artwork. Don't expect a full retail RPG game, more a smaller but very fun game to play. As a total score I would give it a 5 when I started. But when I got further into the game it surprised me with fun gameplay, nice enviroments and fun characteristics. I had to choose between a 7 and 8 since I was thinking of giving it a 7.5. However, due to the basicness of the game (is that a word?) I chose to give it a 7. All together: A basic but fun game!
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