Excerpt: A series of famous fairytale characters were transported to a beautifully animated world, whilst there they came across a variety of evil enemies. Unlike any other fairytales this one saw the characters hell bent on causing as much carnage as possible….
Conclusion: I was so looking forward to this game being another sleeper title of 2009. It looked promising and the early footage looked good enough to raise a few dozen eye brows. What I want to know from Playlogic is what happened? This title at best should have been a download at higher price (around $30).
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.
Excerpt: Fairytale Fights is clearly one of those games that sounded better on paper. After all, the idea of an Xbox 360/Playstation 3/PC title themed around dark/deranged takes on traditional fairytales that involve killing everything in sight certainly sounds appealing.
Summary: Fairytale Fights has one of the very best set-ups of any game this year, yet it's marred by repetitive gameplay, annoying combat, levels that go on forever and bosses that stand out for all the wrong reasons.
Excerpt: Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. Once upon a time there were four fairytale characters, Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Jack (of Beanstalk fame) and the Naked Emperor who almost everyone will actually know as the King in The King’s New Clothes due to the song in the Hans Christian Anderson...
Excerpt: Hack n’ Slash games have been around for several years. Their roots lie in old school legends such as Final Fight and the genius that is Streets of Rage 2. Yet back then it was apparent that it was a linear formula.
Summary: Over the years I've discovered that the most disappointing games are often the ones that are born out of great ideas. There's nothing worse than getting really excited about a great game idea, only to realize that it's a disgusting mess of game with almost no redeeming qualities.
Excerpt: At this point, I think that updating old fairytale tropes with graphic violence is old news. Candy Mountain Massacre has been on ye olde Adult Swim site for quite a while, The Path attempted to update the Little Red Riding Hood story to include rape (well, at least it did according to Lucard), and...
Conclusion: This game is fun while it lasts but the constant stream of deaths just makes things more frustrating than entertaining. Throw in a barrel full of glitches and the exact same levels time after time and you will probably have had enough after one playthrough.