Excerpt: The average enemy in this game seemed to come from generic lists of animals and undead. I found it somewhat annoying that the mythical Norse Yggdrasil's dungeons were loaded with hornets and termites instead of, you know, something suited for the game's theme.
Conclusion: Ok, from the start I did not like this game at all, it grew on me over time but again in the end i was a bit fed up with doing the same kind of thing over and over again. It was back to were it started. Not a good game. I dont recomend getting this game if you dont have it - 2 super dive points. Total points for Faery: 9/24 Super dive points!
Summary: " Faery: Legends of Avalon " creates a beautiful world, fun to explore and dripping with an old European fantasy rarely seen in gaming. It is just a shame that the gameplay does so much to get in the way of enjoying what the visual designers created. Frustrating side quests, reams of text to hack through and combat whose complexity is all but made pointless by a flat difficulty curve Faery just can’t live up to it all of the games and stories it pay homage to.
Excerpt: Time has changed many things in our world. Science has helped us to solve a great many mysteries of life and of our world, allowing us to make sense of who we are and the world we live in. But at the same time, as these mysteries are answered, some part of the “magic” of the world is gone. Long gone are the days when fairies and dragons and their ilk actually believed to exist. While our lives may improve, we start to lose some of what makes the world special.
Excerpt: As a winged fairy warrior, only you can save four colorful, subtly cel-shaded realms from fading out of existence. Recruit a handful of selectable partners for your three-critter crew and spell-sling your way through nine or so hours of questing. While most RPGs make you hoof it everywhere, Faery lets you tear around like a cranked-up hummingbird.
Pros: + Four distinct areas to explore; appealing partners; branching quests; whimsical tone., + High-speed flight eliminates commuting drudgery.
Cons: - Pedestrian combat sequences; largely moot upgrade system; too easy., ? Not one enterprising person in this universe thought to open a shop?
Conclusion: After five or six hours, Faery: Legends of Avalon presents another all-black or all-white decision that makes no difference one way or another, because the game immediately ends the moment you make it. That sounds frustrating, but it's actually an appropriate conclusion to a game that ushers you from one insignificant decision to the next. Choice is good, but it rings hollow when you have no investment in the potential consequences.
Pros: Some quests can be finished in different ways, Nice visuals and soundtrack.
Cons: Combat is supereasy and superboring, Nothing but a bunch of tedious fetch quests, Bad dialogue filled with misspellings, No voice acting whatsoever.
Summary: Overall, I dont believe Faery - Legends of Avalon to be worth the 1200 Microsoft points XBox asks for. In my opinion, there are much better XBox arcade games out there that you can spend your hard-earned points on, such as Costume Quest, Super Meat Boy, Limbo, etc. For those that are interested, then I strongly suggest you download the demo and see what you think.