Excerpt: If there’s one thing that isn’t associated with fairytales, it’s the dismembering of limbs. If Little Red Riding Hood had a hacksaw hidden up her sleeve things would have been very different. In an outrageously gruesome affair, Fairytale Fights puts you in a wonderful land of vibrancy and lush colour; most of which is coated in blood. It’s not every day you get to suit up as Jack of The Beanstalk, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood or the Naked Emperor.
Fairytale heroes as serial killers in farcical bloodbath.
Common Sense Media
21 December 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that, despite the cute appearance of Fairytale Fights' familiar characters, it is not meant for kids. There are buckets of blood in this extremely violent hack 'n' slash platforming game. There's nothing real about the game, but the concept of fairytale characters becoming serial killer-like murderers would probably disturb anyone under the age of 17.
Summary: Fairytale Fights manages to crib from already stale genre tropes infusing blood and bunny rabbits, and can’t even pull off the cheat. The game is muddled, gory, and repetitive. But the boss fights are fun. Save it for a rental on a desperate weekend.
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. Move from one side of the pre-set level to the other, fighting thugs and other stereotypes, picking up freshly prepared chicken along the way for health (who cooks these things??).
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). If you have to buy this game you better make sure to have enough money to drink too because you are going to need it.
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.
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. Not only is this game a huge disappointment, but it's also one of the least enjoyable games I've played this year! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
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. A rental only and, frankly, the much better Castle Crashers is probably a preferable option.