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!
User reviews: Mostly Positive (194 reviews)
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
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
Helpful customer reviews
49 of 52 people (94%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
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 done in 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 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, nothing special. 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 continuously give you new abilities to try in combat until the end. There is no voice acting, but no voice acting > bad voice acting... and it adds to the potential nostalgic enjoyment.

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 game ends on a cliffhanger, and it does-- also, the devs 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" its not even that bad of 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. Just basic elemental strengths/weaknesses and remembering to heal. But much of what would be excessive combat can be avoided by completing quests diplomatically. You choose how to solve many quests.

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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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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33 of 53 people (62%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Pretty, interesting story, good game mechanics. BUT.. and I knew this in advance (thought I might not mind) there is no voice acting. The lips move yet no sound comes out. Since I find the background music anoying as I do for 90% of the games out there, I turned that down. I was left with a totally silent game except for the occational combat grunt. It's creepy and depressing. So I looked it up, this game had voice over on other platforms, the Steam version doesn't. And frankly it just makes what could have been a pretty sweet rpg, into a suck fest.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
The story is ok. Graphics are ok. Gameplay is ok. I had read the reviews before I got it so I think that I knew what to expect.

The two biggest flaws in the game are around sound and combat. I don't like music in the games and sound effects/ voice acting were not there. It was like playing a game with no sound at all. Combat was a little too dumbed down for me. Would have liked more depth.

There is slight customization of the main character, but no open world elements that would drive you to want to replay it. Story line is designed to be linear with only slight variation in how you can solve problems. Combat v puzzle.

I see this geared more to a younger audience. Others might tire of the repetition after the first two areas.

I recommended the game, not because I loved it, but because it delivers on what it is.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
First of all, yes, this game is abandoned and will not be finished, but does it make the content that has been finished any less enjoyable? The answer is no.

I mean, come on, you can be a fairy and fly around as you like - it's totally up to the player.
Also you get to create your character at the beginning and you have the chance to modify your character as you like, meaning you can spent your skill points absolutely freely.
Ah, right, the story is pretty neat, too. I mean it's okay. I guess that is just what fairies do.

All in all I really enjoyed this game. Yes, even though it is pretty short because it isn't finished. I just enjoyed flying around pretending I was a fairy (and that's the reason I bought it, actually).

So if you always wanted to be or rather wanted to play a fairy, you should try this game.

The world needs more fairy games.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
This game is pretty cute. You can fly around like a fairy and help (or fight) other creatures. The graphics are good, and they fit with the atmosphere in the game. The story line is okay, it is an interesting and a fairyesque(is that a word?) story, but also a bit linear and also very short. You can mostly choose between a violent or non violent option to solve the quest. When you talk to an NPC you can also choose between the good (blue texts), neutral (white texts) and evil options (red texts). So with that you can also make a NPC let you like you more, or less. And with that you can solve quests or problems as well.

The character customization is good, you can make a cute looking fairy, but if you want to make an evil one, go ahead. When you level up you can give your fairy special skills and equipment. You can also find several companions to help you in your adventures.
So now the combat: it is turnbased, and some skills/spells work better on your enemy than others. It is a bit of balancing who you take with you, so you can do max damage. But you can find a companion who heals you and your allies as well, or do it yourself.

There are only a few things that bug me a bit. I don't like the black lines around characters and objects (I know it is a small thing, sorry).
And I miss a bit of voiceacting. You see the animations in the conversations, see them talking, but you can't hear them. Which is a bit awkward in my opinion.

But overall I enjoy the game. I like the story, and the combat. I would recommend it to buy it in the sale. If you think that the combat is too easy, you can change the difficulty in options by the way.
I hope they make a new game, which you would expect because of the open ending. But no one heard about a upcoming sequel.

My rating for the game: 7/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
A fun little RPG, with just enough background, interesting landscapes, and battle mechanics to keep it from being hated. Why the hate, you ask? It seems pretty obvious once you start playing, that they had intended for a sequel to come out later, but because of poor sales, will never happen. The game DOES end with a cliffhanger, where the sequel would would taken off from.

If this is something that you can overlook, then you will find 7-8 hours of good gameplay for a decent price (especially if its on sale).
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed this game. While short, I felt it engaging throughout and enjoyed every aspect of it.

Except the ending, that is the only gripe I have with this game, the ending. It NEEDS a sequel (or even trilogy), having heard the news that this isn't in the works makes me greatly disheartened.

If you thought Mass Effect 3's ending was dissapointing, this is a whole nother level.

I would give this game a 7/10, would have been a solid 9/10 for me if it weren't for the ending.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
Faery is a budget RPG with problems, no other way to put it.

Good points first: it has a very beautiful visual style and a fitting soundtrack, and the game scales pretty nicely across difficulty scales. On harder difficulties combat is nice and rewarding, and on easier difficulties the game becomes a breeze to get through.

The worlds are filled with unique characters and quests that are well thought out and fit in the world, and you encounter many different races on your journey.

Sadly, this game feels unpolished in many other aspects. All the dialogue is unvoiced and delivered through subtitles, and the music, while fitting, sounds like a repetitive rip-off of the Harry Potter movie soundtrack.

It also has very limited controller support: while you can control your character in the world with it, for menus and combat you're forced to use a mouse and keyboard combo. At least with my setup. The game is marked as both Partial and Full Controller support, which I guess means just that.

And sadly, as of right now (October 2014) the game is broken. The executable will not work, so you'll have to track down a patch from another site as well as copy the PhysX DLL to the game folder to get it to work at all.

As I'm writing this review, the game costs €2,50, and for that price, I think it's definitely worth it. I suspect it will give me easily 10 hours of playtime or more to get through, and I do want to continue. So it gets a thumbs up, with warnings.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
PROS: I found the game to be fun. My son, who just turned 11, is having fun learning the game. I have been playing RPG's for over 32 years. I love games where the main character can be a faery. You get to fly almost anywhere. With each leveling up, you can to choose what you want to add or upgrade. The game IS NOT all about slah and hack. I love that feature.

CONS: You have to live with the upgrades and attribute choices made. Once you select, you cannot do a take back. That is only a minor setback though. I decided to just not make some choices, the next time I play. The largest setback is tat just when you are really getting into the story, it ends. You are left with a "to be continued" feeling.

Overall: The first playing it, took not too long. It ended too quick. Had a lot of fun playing it. My son played it for over an hour before I bumped him. (Not many games grab his attention for that long.) For mere fun and entertainment purposes, I feel satisified with the purchase. I hope Part 2 is much longer....
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
Absolutely love this game! The quests are fun and unpredictable, the worlds are beautiful, the characters are amusing, and the difficulty is challenging but not intolerable. This game is waaaay too under-rated and needs attention! My only complaint is how little you can customize your character. I had a certain image for my faery I wanted to have and it didn't turn out the way I thought it would, but the game is so fun that I don't even mind. My first session was 6 1/2 hours long right after it was installed. I'm addicted <3
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
The game had a lot of promise; it offered a lot of features that I enjoy including a customizable main character, alternate solutions to major obstacles (ie- not everything needs to be punched in the face), and an interesting premise for a storyline. However, while it didn't disappoint me, having beaten it after barely 10 hours of play, I would say that it never managed to climb out of mediocre status. As many of the other comments have indicated, the game feels incomplete. It stops after you've saved three worlds when you make a very important decision which I won't discuss here for risk of spoilers. The developers clearly introduced several new models in the third world to make additional worlds viable ... but nothing. In fact, a major plot point is dropped on you right before the end that was completely unexplored nor foreshadowed in earlier gameplay and yet not unexpected when the revelation is made. All in all, I wish the game had been completed or had been released chapter style like Wolf Among Us, etc. Still, not bad for a simple RPG. [Frankly, I wish there was a "maybe" recommendation option on Steam :D ]
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
now this was a fun one.
i picked it up at 2.50 and it was a bargain. i feared that it would be simplistic, cheesy and feel cheap and partly my fears were founded.

it is simple. you fly around, meet people, solve their problems. this part (most of the game) is more reminiscent to adventure games than an rpg. finding the necessary items isnt hard, the game flags them with a colorful, shiny effect. the development system is also quite simple, from time to time (every 2nd or 3rd batlle actually) you get a point and with that you can unlock or upgrade one of your abilities. these metamorphoses also count as customizing your looks: unlocking a different upgrade means changing your heros body in a certain way.

cheesy? well, i never thought id play a game with a world more suitable for 8 year old girls. all kinds of faEry tale creatures, good, bad (or just mischivous) and ugly appear here, but their looks are appealing and fun in a fable-kind-of-way. the story itself will be appreciated by all tree-huggers, there is toxic waste, dangers of isolationist politics etc. even the darkest part, the flying dutchman was managed with care and charm, more funny than frightening despite some of the characters appearing there and the dark topics touched there.

cheap. well i missed voice acting. but this is because we are spoiled - when i think back to my past favourite games, none of them had voice acting and they were just as enjoyable.

i have some minor comlaints, like skills are sometimes very illogical (why does the fireball cause earth damage?) or the lack of tooltips while in combat (what attack does what exactly). i also found the game too easy (a rare complaint from me): i played on normal and i only had to use potions once (and im not sure it was that necessary either).

still the enviroment is rich and interesting, the characters interesting and beautifully designed (and executed), the story is compelling and the quests quite inspired, the music a bit bland but very atmospheric. oh, and no bugs at all.

so, even if you think you can only enjoy fast paced terrorist killing or zombie massacre or fighting for your life in a horror/survival game with blood, guts and ichor but in your heart of hearts you suspect that you might be charmed by a silly, fun, enchanting game, i suggest to pick this up and try it.
also recommend it for youg girls 8).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Surprisingly fun game. I'm a fan of Spiders.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
This game is boring and the gameplay is odd. The music is ♥♥♥♥ and there is no voice acting.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
I've only recommended this game because it is quite fun to play as a faerie that can fly around the worlds of Faerie solving problems that the inhabitants have. I've played 13 hours of it and enjoyed it.

WARNING: This is an unfinished game which ends abruptly at what appears to be the end (though you can see there are plans for more). I have read on forums that the developers will not be continuing to make a sequel which is a big shame... and also means I am not quite sure if I can get all the achievements from this game!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Do you want to be a gay elf?, then this is the game for you.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
Well, thats a fine small jewel.

It makes some real fun. You dont have to kill every mob in sight, there are ways to solve some of the quest without force. But the turn based combat is fun to. A pity that there is no voice output.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
This game sure likes to crash and not launch at all.
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