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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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
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  • Developers: Spiders Studio
  • Publishers: Focus Home Interactive
  • Initial release: June 2014
  • Genre: Casual, RPG, Turn-based
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Exposition, Concurrence and Summation

Faery: Legends of Avalon is a relatively strait forward turn-based casually simplistic RPG affair. It's on the shorter side, as far as RPG's go. Seven-ish hours give or take based on how many side quests you decide to engage in.

With the onset of the game you are granted a fairly robust character creation screen. It could be better but for the scope of the overall game it's more than you'd expect.

Now, I'd say the game is pretty casual because not at any point on the regular difficulty was I in fear of not succeeding in battle. Health is fully restored without use of any items or spells after each battle. Additionally, spells don't cost anything aside from late game ones where they have a 1 or 2 turn cooldown and these are mostly for the multiple target spells. Instead of relying on some sort of mana system to balance the game, it instead relies on balancing fights by certain enemies having elemental or physical resistance to specific attacks.

Adding to the simplistic nature of the game is the fact you don't really get to manage how other characters level or decide what skills they acquire aside from very late game decisions where it basically has no consequence. You only get to decide how your main character levels and what gear they wear.

The level design is also relatively simple, though a bit convoluted in some areas. Each area is basically inside a dome of fog and everything will be accomplished inside the said dome. The objectives can also be rather difficult to find. In such a small area, there are a lot of hidden coves and outlets. With that being said, the game is about being a Faery and as you might expect, you can fly. Giving each of these domes some very unexpected verticality which can take some getting used to as far as your ability to search every nook and cranny. Objectives are marked with some vague orange particles floating about it but these only show up when you're very close to begin with.

The game also has some loose morality choices. They don't have TON of impact but they aren't trivial. The writing is good which is nice as there is no voice acting.

THE GIST
A nice casual RPG that isn't too taxing and can almost be seen as a palate cleanser type of game. The environments being on the smaller side also lends them to be more detailed and are quite varied.


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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
First of all i only recommend this game if its cheap, i bought it for €1,90 or something like that and it's easily worth that money. You fly around, get new skills, get some story, get loot, fight some stuff and that's about it. The game is not very long.

While the flying is quite enjoyable and a very nice way of getting around, the combat is a very basic turn based "Click what you want to do then click a target" kind of ordeal. Not much depth there. Sure there are resistances and weaknesses and you can choose your companions accordingly, but there aren't many very interesting abilities or spells. There is however quite a range to choose from for the main character.

It looks dated... because it is... what did you expect. While the textures are pretty low res, most of the modeling is actually reasonably done and the fx, while basic, do the job. There is no voice acting in this game, everyone just silently mouthes while text is displayed, not a huge deal, but does make the world feel a little dead. Other than that the design for the worlds and creatures is quite good.

The main story is not that inspired, but the character writing is pretty ok and they do feel like actual characters and not just quest dispensers. Although here and there there seem to be some dodgy translations.

The quests are pretty basic fetch quests and most of your time will be spent flying from A to B picking up objects, talking to people, defeating monsters, and collecting loot from hidden chests. That said, you fly pretty quickly and this helps to prevent it from becoming too boring.

There is some choice in this game, and often you can choose to avoid combat (which is nice as the combat isn't all that fun and can get boring) all the different paths pretty much converge on the same point, but hey it gives a little bit to roleplay with.

Pro's +

-Flying is fun
-Characters have personality
-Good design
-Has a charming feel to it
-Might trigger some nostalgia for olden days games
-Does reward exploration to some extend
-Many abilities to choose from
-Good character customization

Con's -

-Combat isn't very deep
-Looks dated (because it is)
-Uninspired quests
-Predictable main story
-Has a "to be continued" but it never has been continued. (luckily the story wasnt all that great anyway so its no big deal to me)
-Short finished it with 100% completion (or close to it) within 9 hours. (according to steam it maybe even less due to it sometimes running in the background while i was gone)
Does have some replayability because of the different builds you can have, but that won't change your experience all that much.

All in all: if its cheap, sure get it but just don't pay to much for it, or expect too much.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Possibly THE most underated game I have ever played. When I saw this game I was sceptical because it looked interesting but is seemed to lack polish. However this game is mind blowing. Each of the worlds is very unique, well designed with fantastic enviroments. There are many varying characters, all kinds of species, reimaging of fantasy creatures and places but most of all it looks so good. If you like fantasy you will like this game. The only disapointing part of this game is the fact it did not get enough attention to merit a sequel.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
It's a pretty decent game. Story is okay, but ends at an interesting point and just stops.
The gameplay gets rather reptative. After the first world it's basically just more of the exact same stuff, slowly following a story. Overall I enjoyed it moderately. It's not the best, but it's okay.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
This game really is a treasure. Is it perfect? No. The combat is repetitive and not terribly complex, and as a lot of other reviews have mentioned, the game is fairly short and ends on a cliffhanger, with little hope for a sequel.

But this game is just so darn charming. It's got a unique idea and a great design, and the atmosphere is just lovely. It's such a comforting game, not unlike a favorite bedtime story. Is it the deepest game in the world? No, but it's definitely worth your time and money.

Who knows? Maybe if it sells well enough, one day we'll get the sequel this game so desperately deserves.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Needs a sequel
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
one of thoes games that has a great concept but terrable exicution. there are no voice actors you just have to read everything with no option to continue to the next diolioug and im a verry slow reader but still find myself sitting there waiting for the next box to pop up and loseing any feel for a real story. the game is exactly what you would expect for 2 $ a failed concept
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371 of 428 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.2 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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136 of 161 people (84%) 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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92 of 105 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 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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killswitch_27
6.6 hrs
Posted: September 29
Grab it when it's on sale, since it really isn't worth full price.

Pros:
  • The game looks rather nice
  • The ability to free fly makes moving around the world easy (Though the level with the ship is a bit harder as it's a bit more claustrophobic)
  • The story is fairly interesting
  • The ability to play as a girl
  • Upgrading your character is fun, as there is variety, and the upgrades you pick are physically reflected on your character
  • You can use a tiny baby dragon to burn your foes to death

Cons:
  • The combat tends to get tedious and boring after a while
  • No voice acting which leaves only the background music to play in the overworld and battle music during fights
  • Lack of a final boss leaves the ending without closure (there was originally going to be sequels, but the devs backed out due to poor reception of this game)
  • No waypoint system, so finding out where you need to go can be difficult sometimes. Usually this can be solved by talking with NPCs, but not always

Overall if you want a quick and easy rpg without too much commitment, this game has you covered.
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hayley
4.8 hrs
Posted: September 11
i like this game i am enjoying playing it
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Musicello
9.9 hrs
Posted: September 11
I only recommend this game at the $1.99 price. There isnt a ton of content, less than 10 hours worth of gameplay unless you want to replay it.

The storyline reminds me of a childrens game with very simple explinations and predictable plots. Thats not necessarily a bad thing, I just didnt realize before I bought it.

I loved the mutations you could put your character though, thats pretty much the only thing that kept me playing.
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Hadaly
6.4 hrs
Posted: September 11
Being able to fly freely is probably the best thing about this game. In other words, get this game only if it's on sale.
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niin
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 11
not good
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~.~FE~.~ jodipheonix
17.8 hrs
Posted: September 11
I quite enjoyed the game.
The fighting style is a bit different to what I'm normally used to , but.. it worked out in the end.

The only gripes I have is-

A few typos , and the acheivements.
I finished the game in roughly 16 hours , yet the acheivements didn't unlock though they should have ?
Also - I find the game too short.

Would I recommend this game ?
Yes I would. The storyline is good and enough to keep one interested , and the gameplay is easy enough to figure out .. The characters are awesome , the fantasy realms are awesome and the bosses are magnificient!
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