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: Very Positive (160 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
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
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 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
For smart kids I might recommend it. This game is too cute for adults and too complicated for regular kids. It's kind of stuck in a la la land. Graphics are are OK and its neat to have a player you can fly around with but it was too childish for me to get sumersed in.
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311 of 359 people (87%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
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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118 of 140 people (84%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
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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75 of 88 people (85%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
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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75 of 96 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
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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30 of 31 people (97%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
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 to 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 nastalgic 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 abilites 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 nastalgic 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 cancled. 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 stategies 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 quest.

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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76 of 108 people (70%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
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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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Loved this game back when it was released in the PS3 and love it still to this day. You have no idea how excited I was when I saw this on the store that I almost lost breath. I see this as a second chance to try and get the 2nd episode made with enough people buying it from here.

Truly a great RPG with fun lore, great characters, and beautiful worlds to explore. I implore ANY fan of RPGs, Mythical fantasy lore, and hidden gems/underrated games to give this game a purchase and try it as I guarantee you'll like it or even love it.

I truly hope this will help the developers make the sequel as I really want the second part so badly, ever since it first came out.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
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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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Spiders are a weird company. They are one of the few game makers that try to break free of the 'norm' when it comes to fantasy RPG's and occasionally try things that are little bit different than the "Tolkien tropes" of other games.

Unfortunately, they also always seem to lose interest in FINISHING any of the ideas they come up with, leaving each game half baked and not quite finished (it was the same with Mars War Logs as well).

This game is no exception. There are some GREAT ideas in this game (the fae setting is a really brilliant idea and the way you develop and upgrade your character and have it physically affect your appearance is very interesting) but again - everything feels unpolished and not quite thought through completely. It's short, ends at a cliffhanger that will probably never be resolved and with a not particularly interesting main story.

That said, there's enough there to make it entertaining for a few hours. Providing you grab it at a discount during a steam sale then I don't think you'd be TOO disappointed. It might actually work quite well as an entry-level RPG for a younger gamer if you drop the difficulty level down to easy. It also lacks the casual mysogyny of their newer stuff like Bound By Flame.

If Spiders took what they learned from this game and put it into a sequel or another game in the same world I think they could come up with something really fun...but as with their other games, instead of building on and fleshing out the game systems they create, they seem to just get bored and move on to ANOTHER short RPG with fancier graphics, a completely different setting and a whole NEW set of half-baked mechanics and they end up right back at square one again. Weird.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
+ Unique concept
+ Level system + character metamorphosis
+ Plenty of (shallow) quests
+ Ideal length

- Too easy
- Visuals could use some work
- Some quests could use some better explanation (for locations)
- Uninspired, lifeless levels

[Rating: 72/100]
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
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 58 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Faery - Legends of Avalon was one of my favorite games for the XBox 360 when it was released there a few years ago, and now it's just as good except with even better graphics here in its PC version. It's definitely worth checking out, especially if you enjoy a relaxed, medium-length RPG adventure with turn-based combat and a beautiful, imaginative world to explore.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Charming RPG with an interesting flying theme. Not a fast paced game by any means, but just pleasant in execution. Turning your character around is curiously sluggish, but flying from one side of the map to the other is very fast. There are many NPCs to talk to and often times you do not need to fight with everyone. Leveling up is particularly interestsing- the abilities you choose actually change how your character looks. Graphics are fittingly whimsical and bright. Overall, while not a 'great' rpg, it is enjoyable and has some different characteristics to how it plays. Worth trying out.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Even though there are apparently no plans for a sequel it was still worth the money.
Decent Graphics. Lovely worlds. Great Concept. Great artwork. Cool ideas. Enchanting Music (although track variety is lacking). Strong plot. Great potential.
If you are considering it - Buy the game, show some support, and encourage steam to pressure Spiders and Focus Home Interactive to create the sequels as they are currently not planned for release.

The only main criticism I have for the game was the over simplicity of the combat. While the Ex Libris customisation was fantastic I feel that more spells and more tactical combat would have made battles less of a chore.
Of course I would also be happy if;
There were more in depth character developments between and within the characters themselves.
There were more options in terms of weapons and armor.
You could customise your party members.
You could reset your Ex Libris choices.
Some quests were more adequately supported to help you figure out what to do (or not to do) next.
There is some kind of benefit or strategy in being rude to people.
There were more hairstyles.
Your party members interacted with each other and not only you.

I look forward to the potential of a sequel.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
This game is a a real gem.

The story is well written, the combat system has good balance and issn't all to difficult. Altough the enemies due have hidden weaknesses that require a bit of trial and error as many are not within the nowadays required 'a chimp can see its weakness' difficulty. But after a while can predict them fairly well.

But please be warned;
This game is based after a few very old fairy tales and even older stories and legends. So expect it to be a bit on the cheesy and sweet scale from time to time.

Pro's:
Gameplay, the adative of flight is used to its full extend while exploring the world.
Balanced combat: chalanging at times (played at difficulty: hard) but not frustratingly so.
A well done story-line with a nice twist at the end.
Amazing graphics.

Con's:
Could have been a bit longer, but thats my personal opinion.
At times a bit too cliché fairytalelike. But then again, it could be expected seeing the title.

All in all; its to good of a game to simply not play it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
I would recommend this game. The controls are what I liked and noticed first. They are very similar to Star Wars KOTOR, which I also enjoyed very much. With the option to use only the mouse to move, interact, and fly, it keeps this casual RPG just that, casual. The flying feels "natural", uncomplicated, and fun. The leveling is simple and logical, while still having options to enhance healing, elemental, practical, or a combinations of magic. The fighting is old school RPG turn-style based where your team is on the right and the enemies are on the left with animated fighting when each person/creature strikes or gets hit. The story is interesting as are the characters you meet. If you are looking for a simple RPG/Adventure without overcomplication of puzzles, controls, crafting, or leveling, then you will want to try this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
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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