Faery: Legends of Avalon is a big role playing game packed with a very distinctive ambience and graphic style. Create your character, embark in a great adventure and discover the fantastic world of Avalon!
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Release Date: Jun 16, 2014

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Faery: Legends of Avalon is a big role playing game packed with a very distinctive ambience and graphic style. Create your character, embark in a great adventure and discover the fantastic world of Avalon!

You will have to understand why this magic world is dying, and save the kingdom from certain disappearance. In a thrilling adventure where your choices will shape the story, develop your character, his abilities and special powers, as well as his equipment through the victorious battles and accomplished quests!

Numerous dangers await you and the battles against some of the creatures and monsters of the game promise to be formidable. Gain power and experience, and assure the support of friendly companions you will meet through your journey. Carefully select who will fight at your side, and live the incredible experience of being accompanied by a dragon, a troll, fairies and other fantastic creatures!

- Gorgeous graphics packed in a unique atmosphere.

- Explore mythical and magical places, meet plenty of colourful characters.

- Battle in turn-based fights, in the pure style of classic RPGs

- Develop your character through victory: choose new spells, skills, and find new equipment/

- Recruit charismatic companions to help you in your quest!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Xp Sp3/Windows Vista Sp1/Windows 7
    • Processor: Amd/Intel Dual-Core 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 Mb 100% Directx 9 And Shaders 3.0 Compatible, Ati Radeon Hd 3850/Nvidia Geforce 8800 Or Higher
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
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morphinw
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
What I imagine Sword Art Online's Alfheim would be with turn based combat.

P.S. No voice acting so if you're keen on that maybe watch a tad of gameplay first
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Ellipse
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Played the ♥♥♥♥ outta' this on my 360, you can make some kawaii-desu fairies and I love it. My girls were the toughest, rudest/kindest kids fresh outta' the crystal. Also, you can be gay, which is always nice! It's turn based, it's got all right character creator tools, it's long enough to feel pretty long your first time through, but short enough that you can play through it on an afternoon after you've beaten it. I likee it then, still do now. #GayFaeriesForLyfe
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Yenpai
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
I completed the game and I honestly wish there was more because it feels like it's too short for money spent.
(But this was a gift given to me so I shouldn't really complain---)

Even I find interest in the game and story it's a game that I ahve some mixed feelings to if I were liking it or not.
Graphics were never a really a point I chase but it has it's charm I must admit and the environment which I truly enjoy flying around in is in my opion really nice.
I kind of wish for more ways to interact with my companions because I am having a silly crush on Amareta but I was never really given much options or time to actually get her to like me enough. (Does it support gayship?)

Now then back to my complaint about the story line of the game...
3 mirrors...3 worlds... that's all???? Please tell me they'll update the game in the future! AAH

And when it comes to recommendation... I guess those who'd enjoy a chill RPG game then sure this is perfect for you.
Otherwise I wouldn't really recommend this to any other communities lol
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nonbold
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
I really liked this game.

It has beautiful graphics in a very nice individual style.

The (roundbased) fights are fun and not very hard.
Experienced gamers should start with hard mode if they want more of a challenge.

The upgrades of your charakter decide its appearance.
I ended with a female fairy with dragonfly wings and rams horns.
Like Tinkerbell, but with an attitude and the ability to throw fireballs :-)

It is not very long and ends with a clifhanger.
Since a sequel is unlikely, you will have to live with that.
But like with some TV series, just because it was canceled after one or two seasons,
that does not mean those seasons were not great.

And how many games do you know where you can flit around like a fairy?
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The Jabberwokk
( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
The ending sucked and I want a sequal. THe game lay is very basic, but I did enjoy it. Kinda of feels like a mobile game, but with better controls. 6/10.
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Errapel
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
A charming and delightful game

The graphics are beautiful, the story is charming, the characters are interesting, what's not to like? It can be a bit simplistic in places, and the 'love' aspect seems to boil down to making sure your target approves of your choices (or isnt't here to witness them) and is around at the right moment to confess their love for you.
I loved being able to customise my fairy character, though that could have been balanced better. The combat abilities are fairly limited, and combat itself is turnbased and fairly unexciting. Unless you bring the guy who's special attack is to throw bees, a racoon or other animal side-kick at the enemy. Then it's hilarious.

In short I loved this game and highly recommend it.
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wendyanthony7
( 30.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 17
I love this game, I'm not good with using multiple buttons to play a game.Being able to use the mouse to play the game is right up my alley. Graphics are beautiful and I love the story line. I want more games just like this.
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Alucard
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
I can finaly play as butterfly.
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Scarey
( 26.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 1
unfinished
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Skindagger
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
Terrible graphics and LIERALLY no voice acting. Didn't stick around to pick out more flaws.
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Alikai
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7
TL:DR: The game is cut a bit short, but ABSOLUTELY worth the money anyway.

This is hands-down one of the best RPGs I have ever touched. The story can evolve very differently, the characters are well made and have very distinct personas and the art is gorgeus. The mechanics are very simple and easy to learn and the combat resembles the Final Fantasy series alot. Flying is done by looking in the direction you are going and pressing a button (as I used WASD it was W, but you can also use your mouse for this).

The character creation is simple, but gives a lot of possibilities for your characters look. The leveling system and skill gaining (called metamorphosis) also impacts on what your character looks like. As an example: Focusing on fire magic means that your character has dragonfly wings that grow and gain a pattern later on. Tattoos in the face, around your leg and arm signify certain skills as does differet wings, tails, horns, auras and trails. Absolutely loved this.

The story is also good, but is cut short as this is the first part of a non-finished trilogy which I am very sad about. This story had A LOT of potential and could have been amazing when finished. Considering the price it is still worth the money though since the game has a lot of re-playability due to the fact that your actions change the story as you go along and you can play around with skills as well.

The art of the game is also gorgeus. A lot thoughts has gone into the visual aspects and all of the areas are thought through from which faery creatures appear there to the general feel of the area through background music.
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visier777
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 27
The gameplay is pretty basic JRPG, the sidequests are unimaginitive. On the other hand - the setting is not overused (unlike many other games), and the story and characters are somewhat engaging.
Bottom line: if on sale - grab it.
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Azirahael
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 22
If this was still in development, it'd be worth getting.

But, it's dead.
buggy, unfinished, and the game just stops.

Good potential, never realized.
I got it when it cost $1
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Ingrown Nipple Pube
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 11
I'm going to be real with you..this game is ♥♥♥♥. I don't know what the ♥♥♥♥ everyone else is talking about in these reviews that I had read. This game is an endless quest of quests. You start with one quest and end up having 5 more after a conversation with one person. The animation is like watching 2 scenes out of some ♥♥♥♥♥♥ fairy animation movie for kids on repeat. A complete bore of a game and no ♥♥♥♥ing voice acting which makes the game really uninteresting.


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Clyph Harold
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 11
Has a good story, good movement, and good characthers,

Uses same models for NPC's - little variety.

Sucks that the story ended like it did since it was prepared to be a trilogy.

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smozzick
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 5
I haven't played this game for long at all but so far I don't like it although my feelings are somewhat mixed.

The best part of the game, and the reason I bought it, is that you play as a faery and can properly fly around. Unfortunately, despite this nice bit of control the game is let down by its combat which takes you away from the flying, go-anywhere feel, and puts you into a dull turn-based combat system.

All that having been said, the game does have its good points. The characters in the game look really original and are distinctly different from each other almost to the point of being caricatures. As you level up in the game you can unlock new spells and when choosing which one to obtain you affect the appearance of your character by changing parts of them; this system makes you much more invested in your character.

Overall I feel like this could have been a great game if only all of the lovely monsters and their animations had been an open part of the game rather than being put into a turn-based combat system that rips you from any immersion. I would also have appreciated a nicer UI and, as many other have mentioned, some voice acting.

I will eventually play through the game some more if only to see some of the things in the screenshots that look so imperssive and will change my review if it gets better.
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jayxan
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
Bad, no voice acting. Sloppy controls. Bad UI. Dont get it.
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Sezensteal
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 25, 2015
I want to be able to recommend this game because from what I have played of it, it seems really fun. Unfortunately I am unable to do so because it does not work after the first load :(

I purchased it on the 23rd Dec and played for about 90mins without issue. But when I attempted to play again the next day, it would not load. A quick Google search reveals several people have also had this issue in the past and suggest a problem with the driver. Re-installing this however caused registry errors which prevented my computar from restarting and had to be restored to factory settings (as the system restore would not work and nor would the laptop boot in safe mode).

On the plus side this means all software issues are gone and everything should be fine, right? Sadly not. I reinstalled and again, it appeared fine and I played for about half an hour maximum before stopping but whe I attempted to play the game again (ninety minutes later max) it would not load.

No way am I touching any files again after losing three years of memories and I can hardly be expected to re-download every time I wish to play. My gf has contacted the publisher today but obviously am awaiting a response.

From what I was able to play of the game, as I said, it seems really fun. The flying mechanic is smooth and the combact isn't too challenging, whilst the customisation when levelling up adds a personal feel to the game that I like. My gf wants it on PS3 so if that version has no issues then perhaps I can enjoy this after all. But for now, I'd suggest people be cautious of the Steam version in case you have the same issue as I (and if you don't then I am very jealous).
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Zeemond
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 19, 2015
Faery present you with a fun turn bu turn rpg, where you can fly in a decently big open world, in the style of witcher, seprarate zones to explore. Being the size of a mouse, a seagull can turn into a boss fight.. so can a crab, which is somethign we dont often get. Beside the premise and world, the game has a few merits of its own, the combat feels great, graphics are fitting for the atmosphere, sound is good, etc. The game is not overly long, but given the price, it is acceptable. The game mythos, i cannot comment on, since i am not very familiar with fairies, goblins, djinn, etc

The games only real downside (to me).. is that it is meant to be the first in a serie.. and there is no serie.. this is something you should know going in, as much you might want more, as it is, you will not get more.

have fun and have a nice day!

-Lost
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Bob
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 11, 2015
This game might be described as a bare bones RPG, it has the core RPG stuff like customisation of the character's ability, side mission etc but it doesn't have most of the other things you might expect like a branching story or trading collected items. Some people may regard that as a negative but I liked the game, 30 hours into Dragon Age I was massively bored, felt like I had missed out half the game and was just resentfully grinding my way through to see the conclusion of the story. However here I finished the whole game with all the achievements in 7 hours before I could get tired of it and felt satisfied that I had explored everything of interest in the game.

The good parts of the game include the varied caricatured character design, the customisation of your character and the 3D flying exploration. The bits I didn't like was that there was no voice acting for the dialogue and it does end on a fairly big cliff hanger for a sequel that never happened.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Played the ♥♥♥♥ outta' this on my 360, you can make some kawaii-desu fairies and I love it. My girls were the toughest, rudest/kindest kids fresh outta' the crystal. Also, you can be gay, which is always nice! It's turn based, it's got all right character creator tools, it's long enough to feel pretty long your first time through, but short enough that you can play through it on an afternoon after you've beaten it. I likee it then, still do now. #GayFaeriesForLyfe
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
What I imagine Sword Art Online's Alfheim would be with turn based combat.

P.S. No voice acting so if you're keen on that maybe watch a tad of gameplay first
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
I really liked this game.

It has beautiful graphics in a very nice individual style.

The (roundbased) fights are fun and not very hard.
Experienced gamers should start with hard mode if they want more of a challenge.

The upgrades of your charakter decide its appearance.
I ended with a female fairy with dragonfly wings and rams horns.
Like Tinkerbell, but with an attitude and the ability to throw fireballs :-)

It is not very long and ends with a clifhanger.
Since a sequel is unlikely, you will have to live with that.
But like with some TV series, just because it was canceled after one or two seasons,
that does not mean those seasons were not great.

And how many games do you know where you can flit around like a fairy?
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
Faery present you with a fun turn bu turn rpg, where you can fly in a decently big open world, in the style of witcher, seprarate zones to explore. Being the size of a mouse, a seagull can turn into a boss fight.. so can a crab, which is somethign we dont often get. Beside the premise and world, the game has a few merits of its own, the combat feels great, graphics are fitting for the atmosphere, sound is good, etc. The game is not overly long, but given the price, it is acceptable. The game mythos, i cannot comment on, since i am not very familiar with fairies, goblins, djinn, etc

The games only real downside (to me).. is that it is meant to be the first in a serie.. and there is no serie.. this is something you should know going in, as much you might want more, as it is, you will not get more.

have fun and have a nice day!

-Lost
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
TL:DR: The game is cut a bit short, but ABSOLUTELY worth the money anyway.

This is hands-down one of the best RPGs I have ever touched. The story can evolve very differently, the characters are well made and have very distinct personas and the art is gorgeus. The mechanics are very simple and easy to learn and the combat resembles the Final Fantasy series alot. Flying is done by looking in the direction you are going and pressing a button (as I used WASD it was W, but you can also use your mouse for this).

The character creation is simple, but gives a lot of possibilities for your characters look. The leveling system and skill gaining (called metamorphosis) also impacts on what your character looks like. As an example: Focusing on fire magic means that your character has dragonfly wings that grow and gain a pattern later on. Tattoos in the face, around your leg and arm signify certain skills as does differet wings, tails, horns, auras and trails. Absolutely loved this.

The story is also good, but is cut short as this is the first part of a non-finished trilogy which I am very sad about. This story had A LOT of potential and could have been amazing when finished. Considering the price it is still worth the money though since the game has a lot of re-playability due to the fact that your actions change the story as you go along and you can play around with skills as well.

The art of the game is also gorgeus. A lot thoughts has gone into the visual aspects and all of the areas are thought through from which faery creatures appear there to the general feel of the area through background music.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
This game might be described as a bare bones RPG, it has the core RPG stuff like customisation of the character's ability, side mission etc but it doesn't have most of the other things you might expect like a branching story or trading collected items. Some people may regard that as a negative but I liked the game, 30 hours into Dragon Age I was massively bored, felt like I had missed out half the game and was just resentfully grinding my way through to see the conclusion of the story. However here I finished the whole game with all the achievements in 7 hours before I could get tired of it and felt satisfied that I had explored everything of interest in the game.

The good parts of the game include the varied caricatured character design, the customisation of your character and the 3D flying exploration. The bits I didn't like was that there was no voice acting for the dialogue and it does end on a fairly big cliff hanger for a sequel that never happened.
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332 of 385 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
This is another one of those games where I wish I had an option between thumbs-up and thumbs-down. It's definitely not the worse game I've ever played but I don't know if I would recommend purchasing unless it was discounted, even if it's already cheap to begin with.

There are definitely positives with this game, don't get me wrong. For several of the quests you're given the option to solve them without having to fight which is a nice change from most games in this genre. So if you find the turn-based fights getting a little repetitive and boring like I did, you have the option to skip some of them by solving your problems non-violently. And the side quests are actually pretty entertaining. Most of them tie in well with the main quests and you usually only have to go out of your way to solve them if you forgot to get them in the first place.

The character designer is pretty awesome. You get to shade your character the way you like and pick from a few specific features and then fine tune them which I liked. I also liked the way you leveled up and aquired different designs and body modifications for your character (though I wish you could have picked the way they looked a little more).

Some of the NPCs you interact with are just gorgeously designed. Oberon is a pretty amazing looking character and your companions are all very fleshed out and look amazing. At the same time it's clear that they copied and pasted a lot of the character designs and that can get a little confusing. In the last mirror world it gets a little confusing to remember which little bearded man is which and on The Flying Dutchman all the Korrigans pretty much look the same. They're still nice to look at though.

My biggest problem with the game though were the two middle levels, the Tree World and The Flying Dutchman. The environment is just not player friendly. In the Tree World you're trying to find stuff amongst the branches and the leaves constantly block the camera so you keep having to go back and forth, round and round to find a character or a nest in order to complete a quest. It's frustrating and I had to keep turning the game off to keep myself from hitting the screen. The Flying Dutchman level does it with darkness and the holds of the ship. It's almost impossible to see where you're going and you have to hunt down three monsters on sound alone.

There is no voice acting which is fine, better no voice-acting than bad voice-acting. But there are weird parts where characters are "talking" and pointing to things and you literally have no idea what's going on. "Over there" amounts to nothing when you don't show what "over there" means.

Of course there's no real ending. Apparently there was supposed to be a sequel that never got made and it's a little bit frustrating that you don't really get a reward or even just a feeling of sastifaction from all that you did.

And a little pet peeve of mine is with the dialogue. You're allowed to choose the gender of the character but there are quite a few times where it's clear that the game was made with a male main character in mind because the pronouns get confused. I don't mind playing a male character, heck half the time I choose to do so when given the option, but if you're going to let me pick a female character make an effort to get it right.
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123 of 148 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
Just writing to say that I am extremely impressed with this game so far. I just completed about 1/3 of it, and wanted to post my thoughts:

1) The artwork is spectacular, and the character creation is extremely customizable. Sure a few models get re-used, but what the heck, they're fey folk!

2) The story so far is very engaging. You can delve into characters and world backgrounds by talking to various inhabitants in the various worlds you visit. I'm quite impressed also with the customization of your character as it levels up.

3) for under $8 this game is already a winner for me, as I usually rate my games by how much it cost me per hour to play, and I'm still playing and still enjoying.

If you like somewhat casual RPG's (I also enjoyed Lauren the Amazon princess), this game will enchant and delight you. I find the default difficulty to be just right for a casual gamer like myself, but you can increase or decrease the difficulty as you like during play.

All in all, a beautiful 3D RPG with classic fairy tale elements drawn from numerous mythologies. (British, Norse, Arabic to name the ones I've encountered so far). You will NOT be disappointed for $7.49 or even the regular $9.99 price.
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80 of 91 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2015
Faery is an RPG that had some real potential and it showed in some places but ultimately doesn't follow through. It's not a terrible game and I wish I had better than a Yes/No option to rate it but, out of the two, I can't recommend it.

The plot of the game is fairly simple. You are a fairy and have been awoken from stasis where you slept for centuries only to find that the land of the fae has shrunk and changed for the worse. The effects of man, various fairy creatures moving away to new realms and more threaten the lands. So the fairy king sets you off on a mission to explore the remaining accessible fairy worlds and find out what's up. You run a few quests to gain a couple companions and you're off.

For the most part game play is very simple. Each world map is extremely small and so being asked to retrieve an object (90% of the missions are fetch quests) just has you cruising the small map looking for the sparkling object you need. There are few non-essential opponents on the map so once you clear them -- and they guard chests so you'll want to clear them -- there's little barrier between you and your objectives. Some quests may be solved in multiple ways such as a horn that you can either gain as a reward for doing a deed or else steal by creating a distraction. But ultimately all your choices lead you to the same place.

Combat is turn based and uses an action point system. More powerful attacks use more points and, as well, more powerful are of effect style attacks (and your heals) have timers so they can't be used until the second or third turn of combat. In general I found the combat to be extremely simple. Playing on the default setting (I don't remember if there's harder settings) I never once wiped and rarely had even a single companion go unconscious. Supposedly, if you wipe, you all respawn at the mirrors, your entrance from zone to zone, to try again.

As you level up, you gain new abilities and this was one of the sticking points for me: new abilities are tied to physical changes to your character. So a poison strike attack requires you to have a scorpion tail and a power buff requires goat horns. Either you stick with a few abilities and just level those up or else you become a patchwork menagerie of animal parts and tattoos. I opted for the former. As well, you can gain equipment to enhance your elemental powers.

Aside from all this, there's a collection of companions you'll gain along the way which are fairly inventive and each has their own strengths. One companion is a pistol firing pirate, another summons a raccoon to fight for him and another is a young dragon among others. There is something of an approval system for your companions although I never had anyone refuse to travel with me. I did have one fellow pledge his love to me but that didn't seem to go anywhere past the declaration of our affections. Bioware quality companions this was not but perhaps they'd have been fleshed out in the sequels that aren't meant to be.

Ultimately the game just felt shallow and unresolved even allowing for the fact that it was intended to be the first chapter of a trilogy. The worlds are inventive but small and the quests are linear and obvious. The characters are interesting but the approval system feels pointless. Combat was different from today's norm but was also extremely easy and the character customization issues could leave you feeling handicapped. Because the game is fairly brief (even my 12 hour playtime includes a few lengthy breaks from the keyboard) I was able to complete but I only felt just invested enough to keep going but not enough to really care. If you have this in a bundle it may be worth playing just to see if you like it but I can't recommend it as a purchase.
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82 of 97 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2014
Are you tired of murdering faceless mooks indiscrmitily.
Do you feel like if you have to suffer one more traitor you will go on a killing spree?
Are you always asking yourself what is the catch?

While good news for those of you who tired of pointless voilence and endless betrayel.
The best way to discripe faery - legends of Avalon is a childeren story.
People are sicking nice.
Helpfull without there being a catch.
Battle's dont require 10 years of combat training.
And for once your charater isnt the biggest ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ in the universe.

If you are the kind of gamers that enjoy helping people out i advise you to give this game a try.
If you hate everyone asking you for help.
Move along.

Also this game gets bonus points for being about fairies intead of the useally:
humans, elves, dwarves, orcs etc.
Being smaller then a humming bird is an interesting experiance.

EDIT: warning has cliffhanger ending.
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57 of 63 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
AT A GLANCE
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  • Game Name: Faery: Legends of Avalon
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Genre Tags: RPG; Turn-Based-Combat; Adventure; Fantasy; Nostalgic
  • My Overall Grade: B
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 8-12 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Nostalgia chasers; Casual gamers

REVIEW
I liked this game a lot, for what it was. It's a short (I beat it in 10 hours) and sweet little RPG with combat in the turn-based form many of the classics of the 90s were in. There is nothing groundbreaking about this game, but it does what it does properly. The game is short, but not in a bad way... sometimes RPGs are way too long. There are only 4 areas to explore and the content is limited, but it all flows well and once you're about to get bored something else piques your interest. So, if you are looking for a quick and new world to explore combined with a turn-based RPG experience that may make you nostalgic for the RPGs you grew up on, I think you will like this.

The graphics and sound are decent, but nothing special. And the game worked just fine for me; I experienced no glitches or crashes. The customization and new party members are limited, but it is enough to keep the combat fresh until the end. There is no voice acting, but no voice acting > bad voice acting... and it adds to the potential nostalgic enjoyment. So Faery - Legends of Avalon doesn’t have the most elaborate feature list; but what it does have is perfectly adequate.

The story is OK, full of predictable tropes, but it was entertaining enough... and it ends right when you may start getting bored. A lot of people complain that this game ends on a cliffhanger, and it does. Also, the developers have said they won't finish the story. It's akin to a TV show being canceled. But if you just accept that the "to be continued" at the end of the game should be read as "the end" it winds up playing as a self-contained story with an open ending. Many stories use open endings on purpose that are worse than this game's ending. Anyway, you will have to decide for yourself how you feel about it.

Lastly, the game is very easy, even on hard. It's a simple game, so there are no advanced strategies needed. The depth of strategy boils down to basic elemental strengths/weaknesses and remembering to heal. Also, much of what would be excessive combat can be avoided by completing quests diplomatically.

I can say all-in-all I enjoyed playing through this game, so I give it a thumbs up, but I can see how others with different taste may not enjoy the game.

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42 of 42 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
„Faery: Legend of Avalon“ is a singleplayer roleplaygame in a 3D fantasy world.

You can create your own character (face, hair, eyes, make up, lips and so on) and join a world full of fairies, trolls and other mystic creatures. The story is told like a beautiful fairy-tale and makes you curious how it continues. I don’t want to tell you too much about the story, because I don’t want to spoil the game adventure. But what I can tell you:

You play a „Faery“ and as such you fly through the game! Really a great feeling (especailly the fast fly with 'Shift'). You will visit different worlds, you have a main mission and you can do lots of small quests. The battles are turn based and with every win you will get experience points to raise your level. With a higher level you get skill points and you have to decide which ability you want to learn or to improve. Some skills also change the characters look (for example the „better avoiding“ skill looks like a cattail). In the different worlds you can also find treasure chests (for some of them you will have to fight) but it’s worth it because you can get health items and also equipment for your character (e. g. new armor with also different looks and elements).

Story: Absorbing! 10/10
Gameplay: Lot‘s of options and alternation in this game which keep your attention. 10/10
Controls: The controls are easy to handle (okay the flying is not always that easy). 8/10
Graphic: It’s not the best graphic but still enough to be comfortable in the fantasy world. 7/10
Sound: No special music. The sounds are okay but far away from stunning. 3/10

Price: 9,99 € - in my eyes a fair price for this game.
More: Achievements, Steam trading cards, playable with keyboard / mouse OR controller.

I recomment this game for rolegameplayers who are not only searching violence and action, but also peaceful fairy-tale adventures.
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43 of 45 people (96%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2015
These days, most of my game playing is with my kids, so I'm always on the lookout for games that I think they would like that I would enjoy too. Fantasy RPGs are right up my alley, so I gave this one a shot. I'll cut to the chase:

Pros:
(+) Pleasant graphics and graphical style.
(+) Reasonable system requirements-- you can probably run this game.
(+) Flying around is fun!
(+) Richly customizable avatars (almost MMO quality); can choose male (elf) or female (faery);
(+) Skill selection manifests itself on your avatar as a "metamorphosis."
(+) Three difficulty levels.
(+) I didn't find any bugs or glitches.
(+) Trading cards and achievements-- easy enough to 100% if you do all of the side quests and explore a bit. To my knowledge, you can't get locked out of an achievement unless you end the game, in which case you can restore a previous save.

Meh:
(~) Story is a little generic, but better than nothing.
(~) Combat is "classic turn-based," but also a bit generic.
(~) Quests are-- wait for it-- a bit generic.

Cons:
(-) No voice acting.
(~) Controller support is a bit lacking-- it's not obvious what buttons to click to navigate parts of the UI, and sometimes the mouse pointer appears in the middle of the screen and you can't get rid of it unless you move it away with a mouse. I was able to muddle through it though.
(-) The game seems to set itself up for a sequel, but from what I understand, this is unlikely to happen. The story of this game is wrapped up, but the larger plot may feel unresolved.

Overall, it's a decent fantasy turn-based RPG, but maybe better suited for a younger audience as it's a bit generic and doesn't have a great deal of depth. Note that some of the visuals and characters could be a bit scary for small children (see the promo video)-- up to you how you want to handle that.

All in all, a really nice game! Happy to recommend it.
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78 of 101 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
I always wanted to pick this up back in the day but never did. Was suprised to see it released today and for that price said what the hell. Upon starting it I saw the spiders (the developer's logo) and instantly knew it was the right decision. After playing Mars War Logs last year, Bound by Flame, and then Of Orcs and Men (Co-developed by them I belive) I have come to the realization that they are probably my favourite RPG developer of the last couple of years.

So this game has a great atmosphere, and art style. The music hasn't blown me away, whereas some of there other games have some great, sometimes, stuff. No voice acting at all in this game FYI though that's ok. The writing is not quite as smooth as some of their latest effforts but still humourous and charming. All the NPCs have been entertaining so far, and the turn based combat is enjoyable.

Two of its strong points are the flying as a fairy which is a blast ziping across the map, hovering etc, all done very effortlessly by a couple of different ways either with the keys or mouse. Also the character customization is unique and meaningful which really I believe is where Spiders are at the top of their game in all these RPGs. The skill points you allocate are slotted at different body parts which both affect the way your fairy looks, male or female, and different skills like fire spells or lighting etc. these then will branch and allow for other exclusive powers and then you can increase the level of each of these.

So yeah great spiders RPG character customization, engaging turn based combat, full flying exploration of the different levels, and a charming story about faerys and the dying of magic which lots of recognizable lore like Pan, mermaids, and the tree of the world.
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46 of 53 people (87%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 25, 2015
I do not recomend this game because its incomplete and abandoned. It was supposed to be the first part of a trilogy but was dropped on a cliffhangar.

The game is fun and does a lot of cool things. The ongoing character customization was also pretty interesting. Dialogue options are nice, I would call them standard fare though. None of the choices felt like they had any depth or consequences beyond weather or not people like you, which I'm ok with. I would realy like to see the dev's reconsider finishing this, because it realy had some awesome ideas that were done well.

If you are a fan of character customization, you might enjoy this. You creat the initial character, then the skills and traits you choose as you level up will alter things, like what sort of wings you have and other cosmetic alterations. All armor pieces have a unique look as well. The fairy tale style story telling is not for everyone but I liked it. Lastly, voice acting would be very welcome. A lot of characters have very distinct personalities that could be greatly enhanced with good voice actors.
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36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2015
I had to put serious thought into whether or not I would recommend this game. Just giving it a thumbs up or down doesn't seem fair. It's a very simple RPG and not the most fun game ever, but there are some things the studio got right.

To give you some basis of my review... I purchased the game while I was sick with a cold and looking for something cheap and fast I could play casually while I was stuck in bed. I finished about half of the game, recovered from sickiness, then forgot I even had it on my computer until I was upgrading the system. I guess the fact I forgot Faery was there is a telling sign that this game isn't very exciting.

You start off in Legends of Avalon as a male or female fairy/elf, customised to your liking, and with the usual bout of gameplay amnesia. Apparently your character decided to become comatose for some amount of years because the lands of Avalon were getting too weird. Long story short, your job is to go around different aspects of the faery plane and figure out why the magic is supposedly all janky and the inhabitants are acting crazy/aloof/lazy. Let the fetch quests begin!

Here is what the game does right...

1. Flying around is superbly easy and actually fun. You will spend 100% of your time flying in this game. Controls are simple with mouse and keyboard or a controller. A good portion of my logged hours probably come from me just zooming around and testing the borders of each level's space. The scaling of your character and its environment is also nice. You really do feel small when you're flying around or talking to the bigger more humanoid characters.

2. Upgrading your character actually changes its physical appearance. This ranges from changes in armour to actual body modifications like horns, wings, tails, tattoos, etc... Each addition adds perks or changes your fighting style and/or element. It's really great seeing how your character changes through the game.

3. Traditional faery lore. You can see that there was some thought put into how the game world would be constructed and it definitely borrows from the older legends of fae.

4. How you respond to other characters changes the game dynamics. Not terribly, you won't be locked out of any quests or not be able to finish the main mission. The game is still very linear and definitely nothing at Mass Effect level moral decisions, but your actions do affect the style of your gameplay. For example, if you say something which conflicts with one of your followers, they'll begin to dislike you. If you're awesome to them, they'll give you gifts of armour or weapons. Fetch quests often give you the ability to choose between combative solutions and conversation based solutions. Sometimes you can get out of going through a horde of tedious turn-based battles if you opt to assemble a tool or talk to a certain character the right way.

5. Battles are turn-based, so you might like or hate that. However, you can avoid many battles simply by flying over them. Most of the time, unless it's a boss or necessity to get to a new area, you choose when you want to fight. Of course, if you ignore too many battles, your level will be too low to take on a boss. Most of the battles are pretty simple and require only a minimum amount of strategy. This might be good if you have no experience at this type of gameplay. There's no blood or gore (enemies either fade away or slump over when defeated), quite low on the violence level, so this might be good if you're looking for something more kid friendly.

Here is where the game has problems...

1. The level design is quite boring. The textures are good and everything is well modelled, blah blah blah... But it's all just rather dull looking. If it wasn't for the characters, you could pluck the bulk of the landscapes out of any other game. With the exception of maybe the scarab level, it's just not very "magical" feeling. Even though the levels appear huge because you're a small fairy, the levels are tiny and there are tons of invisible walls. I imagine it's akin to the feeling a mouse would have being locked in a living room. If you're looking for an open word type game, this is definitely not it! The game world starts feeling small very quickly.

2. Fetch quests! Not necessarily a bad thing. Everyone goes into an RPG game knowing that they're about to do fetch quests. But these quests just feel kinda empty most of the time. You can't interact with objects in the environment and there are practically no FMVs. Collecting a special item (and by collecting I mean flying over to it then seeing it disappear) and returning it to the correct NPC just makes your screen fade to black then open up to you in another dialog screen. It's very unfulfilling. At one point... !!!SPOILER!!! ... You're tasked with helping a baby dragon hatch, but you never see the process at all. The dragon just appears next to you as a follower.

3. On the note of NPC's, get ready to see a lot of the same models over and over again with just different clothing. Even their mannerisms are the same. Dialog is done through text only, there is no voice acting. If you're an old school gamer, you won't so much mind the lack of voices, There are plenty of games which do just fine without having that element of sound. But it is very awkward watching the characters mouth every word of the subtitles. Faery feels more like a game meant to have voice acting, but the studio might have run out of money to finish that part.

4. This is the first and last game of the series. You get the four small levels that come with Legends of Avalon and that's it. The story was left open because of the intention of this being a series of Xbox Live titles. Very anti-climatic. Faery was produced by a small studio and it didn't make them enough money to continue the series. You can tell that the team has talent because of the awesome looking concept art during loading screens and the attention to lore. It would be nice to see this game redone by a larger studio with more funds and time. Seems like lost potential for a game world which could have been much more immersive and interesting.

Would I recommend this game? Yes and no. If it's only £5/$5, then yes. It did entertain me briefly so I don't feel like I lost money. I got a stable, playable game for the same amount of money as a sandwich and chips. Do you need to go out of your way to play this game? No. You won't be missing anything important.
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78 of 111 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
Nice character customization. Fly around as a fairy meeting trolls and mermaids in the beautiful world of Avalon and travel through mirrors to other worlds. Turn-base combat. It's worth the money for a fun, easy to learn game!
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2015
A short but sweet, rather unusual turn-based RPG that has its flaws but nothing that would stop it being a game I would recommend.

The soundtrack is good quality. The graphics work well for the quirky, fey, slightly childish feel of the game. I love the way you customise the main character as you level up, your physical appearance drastically changes. The equipment sets look distinctive as well. Flying freely through levels and finding hidden items is also a lot of fun. I enjoy the story of being a Fey going through various realms based on different folk tales, the world initially feels a little childish but there are some slightly dark elements to the plot. I like turn-based RPGs and enjoy the idea of seeing a game that mixes my favourite console RPG and computer RPG styles.

This game is often accused of being unfinished. It is a finished, if very short, game, but it is blatantly the first in a series of games. Unfortunately the rest of the games don't actually exist. I wish this game was longer but I don't think it feels unfinished.

My only other criticisms of the game are that initial character creation is a little limited (it is fun to be able to colour your hair and skin any colour you want though), you can barely customise other party members, and that I've had the occasional issue running it, nothing I couldn'teasily fix.

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28 of 35 people (80%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Talking about this game is a little more complicated than Steam's "Do you recommend? Yes or No" option permits. It's not terrible, but it's definitely not worth the 'Very Positive' reviews status it currently boasts, and if it had shown a more realistic "Mixed Reviews" as it deserves, I probably would not have gotten it. But it's not awful enough to deserve a "Would not recommend" all on its own, either. Maybe 5/10.

I picked this game up because I was craving an old-school turn-based RPG, and on that, it delivers. It also has nods to folklore of several different cultures, not just typical Celtic lore, which was unexpected but very appreciated. Its premise had the potential of being quite cool, and its combat and spell system also had potential. The problem is, it has the -potential- for a lot of really nice things, but on most of them, it doesn't follow through.

The story itself has an intriguing concept and that was what initially made me buy the game. But it's never developed in the game itself and has no real resolution. What story there is is made significantly more flat by the fact that there is no voice acting. You're basically watching permutations of the same three character designs pantomime surprise or happiness at you while the same song plays on repeat for the entire ~9hrs of gameplay. The game itself ends right before what seems like it should be a final boss fight. It's probably supposed to feel like a cliffhanger but really just feels more like the game was never finished--it literally even asks you to save right after the dialogue announcing your intention to fight and then rolls credits on you instead.

My other biggest gripes is with the gameplay. Your character's appearance is dictated by what spells you want to have, and visa versa. You can be a moderately beautiful bird-winged faery who gets exactly two very marginal spells, or you can be a mishmosh monster faery with ant antennae, goat horns, a scorpion tail, and have six much more efficient spells with multiple variation options for their effects. Every spell is tied to a physical appendage being added to your character, which basically renders any time you spent on your character's appearance moot, and frankly, their rule of thumb seems like the more effective the spell, the uglier the addition to your appearance. The most gameplay-altering choices of your appearance also come very early on in the game (like level 3) and there is no going back from them, so by the time you realize you've locked yourself out of the best abilities, you basically have to redo the entire game to change your choice.

Overall, the game wasn't -bad-, persay. It's okay for what it is, which is a time-waster turn-based RPG with some interesting concepts but not much depth. I would recommend it to someone looking to waste a few hours, but I wouldn't recommend it without a whole lot of caveats attached.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
It stinks that Steam only offers two ratings, "Recommended" and "Not Recommended" as Faery had me thinking a lot about how to classify it. On one hand there's a charming game with a pretty good art design, quick movement and an interesting world while on the other hand the story isn't finished, (and never will be) the game is too easy and the quests are pretty much fetch quests.

The fetch quests aren't too bad as the world's that I traveled were pretty compact, usually beautiful and the characters travel pretty damn quickly. It's not like I'm hiking 5-10 minutes just to get back to a person that I just fetched a mushroom for. The combat isn't horrible either, in fact it does have some depth to it but on the default difficulty setting I only had one character knocked out once simply because I knew the enemies weren't going to win so I decided not to waste time using a healing spell.

In the 7 or so hours I played the game I gathered a party of some interesting looking characters. I say "looking" because the game never really delves into their personalities. There was a scholarly Troll, a mad hatter looking character with a habit of keeping animals as friends to summon in battle, an efrit, and a little dragon just to name a few. The all handle pretty similarly in battle with maybe just a few tweaks here and there.

The game uses mirrors to teleport that characters to the different world's and I saw The Flying Dutchman, Yggdrasil and a town on the back of a giant Scarab amongst the gathering of mirrors but most of the teleport stations remained inactive which I'll discuss later on in my biggest complaint about the game.

Then the game wraps it all together with turn based combat that is pretty easy and an equipment screen where different sets up armor and weapon changes the look of the main Faery and the look depends if you picked a male or female protagonist.

One of the more interesting aspects of the game was the leveling system. Here's were the character is upgraded a point at a time and the points are invested in areas that change the appearance of the Faery. Dragonfly style wings enable the character to cast fire spells, bird wings would enable wind spells and I had to choose because you're not allowed to have both. The game further defines the character with tattoos, auras, tails, horns etc... My final Faery was a female with dragonfly wings, a scorpion's tail, ant like antennae, some tattoos and a wisp that hovered around her. It was a pretty interesting feature and I enjoyed cycling through the options and weighing the looks and benefits of the spells/abilities that the choices gave me.

The main downside is that the game doesn't feel finished. Now there are right ways to do a trilogy or set a story up for a sequel and there are wrong ways. I feel the correct way is to have a conflict, then a resolution within a single game but it doesn't have to be the resolution to the main conflict. Faery: Legends of Avalon ends right when the story is reaching a climax and I thought I was about to fight the first major battle in the game only to be greated with some text and the credits. There were plenty of mirrors left to travel to but they all remained inactive due to the cliffhanging ending of the game.

There's also a strange lack of sound coming from the majority of characters while traveling the world which lends an empty feeling to the environments despite the music being good. There are also some spelling errors in the text.

Don't get me wrong, there's a lot to like about this game and I think it's probably near the top of Spiders' best works yet and this is where I don't think Steam's way of catogorizing games really does F:LoA justice. I would recommend this game with some reservations because, like me, some of these complaints are deal breakers.
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