What wonders await those brave enough to follow the alchemical path of magic? FaeVerse Alchemy is a puzzle game where you combine like elements to form greater elements in an effort to create the most powerful elements of all and get the highest score possible.
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Mixed (62 reviews) - 61% of the 62 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (216 reviews) - 67% of the 216 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 2, 2014

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“Please read the Early Access - In Development details below to see what is and what is not in the game at this time. As this game is still in development, not all features are complete or polished, but they are included. If you do not want to play a game which is not finished, then do not buy this game! If you are unsure if this game is for you, then please try the demo on our site first. If you want to help us finalize the game then please buy it, play it, and give us your feedback in the community forum. Specifically, we are looking for help with finding any platform bugs (Windows, Linux, Mac), balancing the game, localizing the game (paid professionals only), and polishing the game for final release. Our current release plan is to put things out in chunks, get feedback, and iterate until FVA is solid.

Please understand that any and all features could change in ways which you do not like - they could even be removed if there is a good reason for us to do so. We intend to fully include all listed features which are listed on this page, but for whatever reason we may have to cut some at time of final release. Sometimes subtractions create a better whole. We may add more features which are not listed at all. Some of this is up to feedback from you. Tell us what you like and what you think would make the game better in or community forum. Ultimately we are not only making this game for our own enjoyment, but for yours as well, and we need to hear from you to be able to fulfill making a better game for you.

It is important to note is that before final release we may do save wipes for balancing reasons. Do not get too heavily invested until we give the all clear that we won't be doing any (or more) wipes.”
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About This Game

FaeVerse Alchemy is an engaging and challenging puzzle game where you combine three or more of one kind of element to form a single piece of a higher quality element.

This game is in Early Access, and is not yet complete. Most of what we have publicly available will still evolve over time.

Features currently available to play:

Chaos Mode - All items can drop, random equipment on start.
Infinity Mode - It is impossible to ever end.
Puzzle Mode - Complete unique puzzle layouts.
Pure Mode - No items are able to drop.
Versus Mode - Play PVP or COOP with a friend locally.
Abyss Mode - Take on the daily challenge where if two people on different computers make the exact same moves they will get the same exact game.
Explore Mode - Go to different FaeVerse worlds and their locations, complete goals, and unlock more.

If you have any questions feel free to ask in our forum.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7
    • Processor: 800 Mhz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows 8 works but is not yet fully supported.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.9
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32 bit)
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Recent:
Mixed (62 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (216 reviews)
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Beridok
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 29
Product received for free
It's a good blend of tetris-match3 thingie - ORIGINAL mechanic which wasn't done anywhere else.
Music - boring after some time... unfortunately.

Since it's free I can really recommend that - you won't lose any money, only time to regret.
People are too unrespectful for job/work of developers like this one. He cares about game and you can see that.
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Illimitus
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 27
Product received for free
Among the low end of matching games. May be worth the money, but not the time.
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Gievre
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
Well, I'm glad this game is free to play, because this would not have been worthwhile had I paid. Aside from the UI, the game itself looks pretty but that's about it. There seems to be no progression that I can figure out, so while semi-soothing to play the game for 10-15 minutes, I quickly got bored. If you like endless games that slowly get harder as you progress, maaaybe give it a shot since it's free and all? But overall, not really.. this game has been in Early Access for two years now. >.>;
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eminaykut
( 22.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
its like 2048, tetris and bejeweled made an threesome
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Titus
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 18
It's similar to both Bejeweled and Tetris, and just as challenging. But what's great is that it has multiple different game modes for you to choose from and provides a different, yet unique feel to the game. A nice and casual game if you're into puzzle games. The only down side, in my opinion, is that it doesn't explain what some of the features do in the game.

Definitely worth picking up as it is free - but not if you are not into a bit of a challenge.

Note: It's still in early access, and there are still a few other game modes that haven't been released yet, but they do look interesting.
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Not A Glaceon Fucker
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 18
Product received for free
It should not take 8 hours of idling for cards to drop... in a puzzle game
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Fonz72
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 16
Product received for free
Pretty good take on the match 3 formula. The music is super chill. A good game to play when you want to relax.
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PrincessLuna
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 16
Product received for free
I like what I see so far,
The music is very Zen and helped me to play longer than I expected too.
The modes are fun and I can't wait to see it grows with the other modes.
The puzzle element keeps me on my toes, I see the match 3 as something like the Taisan Puzzle dama games but having the pieces turn into a new set keeps things freash and keeps my mind busy on trying to remeber what turns into what.
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alel
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 15
+unique tetris like game
-null explaination
-bad screen optimization, black screen if alt+tab in win10
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Ircza The Prophet
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 12
Product received for free
A nice casual game that is constantly evolving under the hands of a careful developer. It's free now, give it a try. And it's also available on android.
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strong000 | H-0
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 11
GG
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Hadriex
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 11
Product received for free
It's a puzzle game, if you've everplay Br. Robotnic's Mean Bean Machine then you know exactly what to expect.

However there are two unique twists. First, instead of dissapearing like in traditional puzzle games, instead the combine. Second, when things combine into a new element, that element is added to the mix of stuff dropping on you. This creates a difficulty that naturally scales as you play.
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mkania83
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 11
Product received for free
Pure monotony. Although I'm into simplistic puzzle games, and I enjoy being able to play the game right after I get it installed, without the tedious and steep learning curve, FaeVerse Alchemy is actually too simple for me. Apart from the basic, tetris-like gameplay, there's nothing more to it. After a few attempts at the game I got bored to the point where I'd rather play Windows Solitaire.
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SuperSandro2000
( 15.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 10
Product received for free
There are free games that are way better.
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Ciroc
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 10
Awesome well made game if you are into puzzle matching type games. I do recommend!
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Tuxxy
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 10
Product received for free
Edit: after the developer's response I don't know if I'll keep this review up, either way it's nice to see some support for high-DPI screens.

We live in a world where a match-3 game with some simple shaders uses 765 megabytes of RAM. Granted, it's not as bad as how bloated AAA games have grown recently but it's still disgusting.
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$Tevo
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 8
its cool if you like this kind of games
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anzul
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
i was just idling to get the steam cards, but since i had a video loading on chrome i decided to give the game a shot.

i only played the first game of the first "explore" area, and the gameplay its surprisingly entertaining, i could see this making it on facebook or on mobile platforms. it would need some more glitz and glam first, tho

although the magic/alchemy theme would likely scare away the normies and soccer moms...
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Suo 💛
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Took 7 f*cking hours to drop cards.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 4
Sorry if i've been a bit harsh on my previous post.
I love the artwork and all the game, i'm just ♥♥♥♥♥♥ about another game i've purchased becoming free. I was part of the infinity thing on your site.

I'm always been a big fan of your previous Faeverse Solitaire or whatever the name is lol.
I purchased that in hope of a sequel.

But something that i appreciate is that you seems to actually care about your customers.
I hope you won't close the company itself, i hope you'll keep making project, with a decent price and not turning all free. Because you deserve the cash, but also customers deserve a decent price.


Early Access is good, but it's a risky move, you need to be able to handle the critics and it can be hard sometime.

I hope to see more of your games.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
At first I thought it was a tetris clone, then I thought of bejeweled... after i played it though I realized that it is something both similar and very different to the games this must had been inspired by.

Game play wise I think its brilliant. Its clever, fast and it requires you to think ahead. It generally played smoothly but it did crash often (not mid game though).

In some ways it feels like it was not finished, or maybe that it was actually finished in a real hurry... the menu system is rudimentary and a lot of things are not explained (such as the requirements for some levels). I had to struggle a bit to understand what some of them meant (truth be told, some of them I still don't understand). Maybe these are explained somewhere, I couldn't find where, but to be fair I didn't look very hard.

Would I recommend it ? yea I would, its a tough challenging, yet casual, game that has a lot to offer. It will frustrate those with little patience for it seems very hard in the beginning. it remains fairly hard but the learning curve is not too steep.

If you like games like tetris and bejeweled (and want a slightly more challenging game) definitely give it a shot.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
i was just idling to get the steam cards, but since i had a video loading on chrome i decided to give the game a shot.

i only played the first game of the first "explore" area, and the gameplay its surprisingly entertaining, i could see this making it on facebook or on mobile platforms. it would need some more glitz and glam first, tho

although the magic/alchemy theme would likely scare away the normies and soccer moms...
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 11
Product received for free
It's a puzzle game, if you've everplay Br. Robotnic's Mean Bean Machine then you know exactly what to expect.

However there are two unique twists. First, instead of dissapearing like in traditional puzzle games, instead the combine. Second, when things combine into a new element, that element is added to the mix of stuff dropping on you. This creates a difficulty that naturally scales as you play.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
Well, I'm glad this game is free to play, because this would not have been worthwhile had I paid. Aside from the UI, the game itself looks pretty but that's about it. There seems to be no progression that I can figure out, so while semi-soothing to play the game for 10-15 minutes, I quickly got bored. If you like endless games that slowly get harder as you progress, maaaybe give it a shot since it's free and all? But overall, not really.. this game has been in Early Access for two years now. >.>;
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 16
Product received for free
Pretty good take on the match 3 formula. The music is super chill. A good game to play when you want to relax.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 18
It's similar to both Bejeweled and Tetris, and just as challenging. But what's great is that it has multiple different game modes for you to choose from and provides a different, yet unique feel to the game. A nice and casual game if you're into puzzle games. The only down side, in my opinion, is that it doesn't explain what some of the features do in the game.

Definitely worth picking up as it is free - but not if you are not into a bit of a challenge.

Note: It's still in early access, and there are still a few other game modes that haven't been released yet, but they do look interesting.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
I played a similar game to this years ago. I really liked it and spent many hours playing it.
This game definitely has more features and polish. The controls felt slightly laggy at first but I quickly got used to them. Overall, this is a fun casual puzzle-type game.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 12
Product received for free
A nice casual game that is constantly evolving under the hands of a careful developer. It's free now, give it a try. And it's also available on android.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 27
Product received for free
Among the low end of matching games. May be worth the money, but not the time.
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43 of 55 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 5
Bait and switch. I challenged the developers on Dec 17, 2014 about the status of this game. That's correct; 2014!

Back then it was $29.99, had TONS of placeholder options dimmed out/unavailable, and was always "about to be added". Of course the devs locked the topic (on page 4 currently of the discussion board for this game, I'm confident it wont make it much past page 5 with how slow their forums move) and went on scamming the playerbase out of their money at a high price point. When challenged, the player was always conveniently blamed for being at fault for being unreasonable/too demanding/impatient. Seriously, just go check out the locked forum post on page 4.

The placeholders that existed back then promised to have loads of content. If you weren't playing during the end of 2014, you probably aren't even aware as a player of the options that were supposed to be added as content during the development of the game, so you're not even witting to what hasn't been given to you. Just by reading the other reviews, it's clear that they chose to "correct" the options that use to be dimmed out for future release by just simply removing them. So now the game is $2.99 because the community is on to them and they want to pull a few more folks in with what really boils down to a mobile app game now.

The irritation levels for the folks that pay $2.99 probably won't be as high for the folks that paid $29.99 or $14.99 when they realize the short lived period of this game, but I wanted to leave this review to show the character and bait & switch tactics that they chose to employ for folks that may not have been around over a year ago.
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 7
At the moment, I am very disappointed with this game. It has a lot of potential but It has almost one year and a half that I bought it and stills on early access. The game didn't chance much since then, despite one or two updates and a few achievements.

When it gets finished I will chance my review but for now I can't recommend it.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 20, 2015
Pros:
- Good for it's price
- A mix between Tetris and Bejeweld
- Nice art style and music

Cons:
- Many game modes are locked.
- Not much maintenance (is an early access game)
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 19
This game is good Trust me on that.
It the best tetris insired game that is clearly not tetris that I have ever played.
If you can get this game cheap get it or if you real just need a time waister game.
It game machanic's are fair and it is fun to desion making.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
52.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 15, 2015
Faeverse Alchemy plays like mix of Pyou Pyou, Tetris and match 3 games.
So if you dont like any of this you should avoid it.

So here are the positives:
-looks really good
-recently added missions are a nice change of pace and can be really challanging
-gameplay is easy to learn difficult to master

Now for negatives:
-not many updates

Neztral:
-by the look of the menu the seem to have many more ideas because of the icons

For 3 Euro you get you´re moneys worth.
I played this game more than some 40 Euro games.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 29, 2015
The game has been in early access for ever and still feels like early-alpha.

Other than that it's quite interesting and I hope it gets finished at some point but right now it's not even worth bothering.
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117 of 145 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 19, 2014
This is an early access game and I will update my review as time goes on to reflect the current state of the game.

$30 is definitely way too much for this game.

Also, do not buy expecting the game currently has full controller support as currently advertised on the Steam store page. It seems the developer jumped ahead and added what *may* be added in the future. That is, provided he doesn't decide to move that feature to his "next game" as he has been doing with several other promised features.

On first impression you'll feel like you just bought a port of the iOS puzzle game for about 30x more than the portable version costs. The game has awkward menus that one must click and hold with the mouse to slide them around. The menus feel broken, as it seems like things are off screen and there isn't any intuitive way to access the off-screen menu items with the mouse.

Even in early access, the developer talks so highly of his game that I thought perhaps it would blow me away. I imagined never before seen mechanics and gameplay but found myself let down by the hype. I would recommend waiting until the price is reduced to at most $15.

It's interesting to find a game in early access where feedback is highly censored and not welcome from experienced fans of the genre. What is the point of making your game early access if you aren't willing to hear constructive feedback?


The gameplay itself is limited to one mode at the moment where you play until the gamespace fills up. This is quite challenging and fun. As you play you match 3 elements and each match creates new elements. These new elements then start to appear in the pieces you are given to make creating new elements easier. It's exciting to try and see what new element comes next and it makes for that "just one more game" feeling.

Sound effects are minimal and nice, just right for this kind of game. The music is a bit repetitive with only 3 similar (short) tracks. The music has the same low quality mono sound that Faerie Solitaire has. Hopefully the music will get an upgrade in quality as game development goes on.


You will find that the developer for this game has an interesting "my way or the highway" type personality. When the game was first released as early access the forums filled up with potential customers wondering why the price for this game is 3x higher than any other puzzle game on Steam, including the best selling games in this genre. They were still interested, just wanted to know the story behind the price. By their play time and achievements you could see many of them love puzzle games and own his previous game on Steam and were genuinely interested in purchasing and playing this game.

The developer started deleting price topics and making rules that comments are welcome as long as they are not about the price. He would then say that if you don't like the price then you must not be a true fan of quality puzzle games because he loves this game he is creating. He even started telling the gamers that this game isn't for you if you think $30 is too much. Requesting an explanation of what makes the game so unique results in a pasted copy of the match 3 concepts that are in this game, nothing unique or exciting about it.

Next up the developer created a sub forum called "Price Topics Go Here" and started closing and moving topics. You would think having so many topics about the price would give a clue as to what action is needed next for a healthy community. The sub-forum became too much of a hassle and was closed. Now he has one pinned (and locked) topic about price being something he will not discusss, even if it is questions about what makes the game worth 3x more than the competition.

I would definitely wait on this title--you won't have much of a chance to give input. If you don't like how things are--then, as he would say, "This game isn't for you."

Update 11/4/15. They finally changed the menu, most of the menu is still grayed out though. I feel bad for those that purchased in the beginning when they were charging much more and promising the world, afterwards they announced quite a bit of the content is being moved to other future games for various reasons. I don't support that kind of mentality. The price is much more reasonable now $2.99 is the current price. It's still a fun match 3 game and certainly the most polished looking Subsoap game yet. If you buy make sure you're okay with what is currently present and don't mind if it ever gets finished, updates have slowed considerably.

Update 11/1/14. The game store page shows full controller support (meaning this game can be launched and played entirely with a controller). I tested with a usb xbox 360 controller (the most frequently used controller on Steam) and found that nothing in the game can be controlled with a controller, there are also no options to enable controller support. No real gameplay changes. Still about the same amount of content as over 6 months ago. The menus are still clunky. Updates are slow and infrequent, not sure what is actually being done with them. Seems like a tweak here and there, no real content being added overtime. More than 80% of the menu items are still entirely disabled. You still need to scroll to see all the menus but you still can't use the scroll wheel you have to click and drag behind the menu as if you were on a touchscreen. This gives the game a more authentic mobile port feeling.

Update 6/9/14: Played another 2 hours of the game. Not much has changed. The small amount of content in the game is still fun. The menus still feel ported over from mobile and are not well suited for mouse--you'll find yourself needing to click-hold and drag the main menu around to get to the different options. The developer replied to my review, only commented on the items related to price though. The developer has stated that he's decided to remove the more advanced pet features from this game (not yet present, pets show "coming soon" on the menu) and make a seperate game out of the majority of the planned pet features.
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60 of 69 people (87%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 12, 2015
FaeVerse Alchemy is a unique and challenging puzzle game. The atmosphere, including the sounds and artwork, gives off a sense of mystery and is very pretty and engaging. The gameplay is entertaining to a certain extent. Not much can be said for the replayability though, simply due to the fact that there are *currently* only two game modes available for play and the levels get repetitive pretty fast. This is an early access game so it's only fair to give some leeway because it IS still in development. But the price of $29.99 is beyond ridiculous. The only reason I even considered trying it out was because I received a coupon for 90% off. Honestly, I was just curious to find out if it would surprise me with some astounding attribute or aspect that made it worth this much money. After spending a few hours playing, which I did enjoy despite my ranting on the price, I can't say that I found anything truly incredible enough to justify this price. In conclusion, FaeVerse Alchemy was worth the few bucks that I spent on it thanks to my coupon. So if you can get your hands on one and would like to participate in the development of this game, I'd say go for it. But I wouldn't recommend it otherwise as there are many other complete puzzle games out there that will offer much more replayability.
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48 of 64 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 20, 2014
Early access, not recommended at this time. I picked this up with a coupon, but if you're interested, install Faerie Alchemy on your Android or iOS device for free.

The core match 3 gameplay is good, and the planned features sound promising, with a storyline, multiple game modes, a pet system, and multiplayer. Though the game has potential, the current state is what you would expect from a free mobile game. The controls are touch oriented, and those features nonexistent. There is only a single basic game mode along with a rudimentary inventory and crafting system.
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59 of 85 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 11, 2014
This is a wonderful puzzle game. Already one of my favorites. It reminds me of Tetris in that you move your puzzle piece into position and you match three like in Bejeweled. Additionally, they have added a crafting component to the game. Very fun game.
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