Excerpt: Being a game of fairytales you may think that Fairytale Fights is going to be suitable for a youngster, though this couldn’t be further from the truth. The game has received a 16 rating, and this isn’t to cruelly deny the kids a magical fairytale, but rather to dissuade people, who would have otherwise purchased it for a young family member, not to.
Excerpt: Fairy tales have been lying to us all. Popular myth and folklore would have us believe that Red Riding Hood or Sleeping Beauty were pure and innocent, when in fact FairyTale Fights proves they were murderous and borderline psychotic. It starts auspiciously; the Naked Emperor and Jack (of the Beanstalk variety), along with their friends above, are dismayed that their fame has diminished in favour of new flavour of the moment, Little Tailor, and go on a journey to kick...
Summary: In Fairytale Fights players choose one favorite fairytale character with whom they will try and save a fantasy world from certain doom. Luckily many different weapons lay around in this fairytale world, which players can use to shoot and carve up enemies… and this is where the fun begins!
Excerpt: The thought of taking traditional fairy-tale characters, warping them, and throwing them into a twisted and violent storybook world is clearly a great idea. Who wouldn’t want to play a game based on such a premise? Well, if the only way to do so is via Playlogic’s Fairytale Fights , then maybe the answer to that question is you.
Excerpt: Fairytale Fights is an action game that puts an emphasis on slicing lumberjacks, gingerbread men, rabbits, wolves, mice, and other storybook characters into messy little pieces as gallons of blood spill on the ground. So perhaps, in a twisted way, it's appropriate that the gameplay feels sloppy and the experience of playing the game is nothing short of painful.
Pros: Some interesting character designs
Cons: Incredibly shallow, repetitive combat, Poor platforming, Lousy boss fights, No sense of pacing whatsoever, Weak sound effects
Excerpt: , just because both are twisted, bloody, sadistic takes on the cutesy and wholesome fairytale worlds that enchanted us as children. Then, I started seeing some early footage and other media and a dark, guiltily morbid smile spread across my face when Little Red Riding Hood slashed apart woodland creatures with a giant cleaver and subsequently became spattered with gooey red blood. Heck, she was even slipping on the gore that stained the otherwise idealistic landscape.
Excerpt: If you’re looking for the perfect example of a great concept being killed by sub-standard gameplay, then Fairytale Fights should be your first stop. It may seem strange to begin a review with a sentence that could be used quite legitimately as the last, but that feeling of missed opportunity is so strong here that I can’t really begin with anything else. The idea behind Fairytale Fights is – as mentioned – a cracking one.
Summary: If you saw a game on store shelves called “Fairytale Fights”, you’d probably assume it was a piece of kiddie shovelware. That, however, is anything but the case. With a hard Mature rating, this is a fairytale not meant for children. It sounds like an interesting concept, but is it possible to successfully turn childhood fairy tales into violent video game characters?
Summary: Fairytale Fights is a third-person hack & slash game with a bit of platforming thrown in for color. Playing as Little Red Riding Hood, Jack of "…And The Beanstalk" fame, Snow White, or that Emperor who got conned into walking around naked, you go on a killing spree through a colorful, cartoony world filled with happy little trees, babbling brooks, and a bunch of jerks who'll attack you without provocation when you get anywhere near them.
Pros: Darkly comic., Will offend people who need to be offended., Some fluid controls.
Cons: Some divisive controls., Rather shallow., Should've been a downloadable game.
Conclusion: Fairytale Fights is a decent game. It is not as great as I thought it was when I saw the demo at E3 back in June. The hacking and slashing is good but repetitive after a while. The game design is also poor in that they repeat levels instead of designing new ones. The camera, shocking as this is, gets in the way of the game and doesn’t help it to be impressive as it can be.