Folklore (PlayStation 3)

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Folklore is an action game with some RPG-style customizability. There are two main characters. One is a girl named Ellen who is seeking the truth about her past. The other is a man named Keats, a journalist for an occult magazine who is investigating a possible murder. The story is set in the present-day.

Ellen (led by a message from her dead mother) and Keats (after receiving a distressed phone call) are lured to an Irish village called Doolin, where it is rumoured that the living can meet the dead. In the course of the game, they travel to the netherworld and encounter faeries and monsters, or "Folk."

In battle, Ellen and Keats can absorb Folks' ids and gain new abilities for use in battle. This is usually done by timed movements of the motion-sensing controller.

Four folks can be mapped to controller buttons, making the play fast-paced like an action game, with a degree of customization. The player can choose to play either Keats' or Ellen's storyline. There are seven realms, all based on different notions of what the afterlife might be like.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Unknown Realms" -- Working title
  • "Monster Kingdom" -- Working title
  • "FolksSoul: Ushinawareta Denshou" -- Japanese title
  • "Folks Soul: The Lost Folklore" -- English working title

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Critic Reviews

Kombo.com Oct 09, 2007 8.9 out of 10 89
Just RPG Oct, 2007 88 out of 100 88
PSX Extreme Oct 05, 2007 8.8 out of 10 88
4Players.de Oct 25, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Lawrence Oct 29, 2007 7.9 out of 10 79
Fragland.net Nov 10, 2007 76.5 out of 100 76
V2.fi Jan 09, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 15, 2007 14 out of 20 70
Legendra Dec 23, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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inkymorning (17) added Folklore (PlayStation 3) on Oct 13, 2007