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Fairytale Fights (PlayStation 3)

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MobyRank
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3.9
MobyScore
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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80
InsideGamer
Fairytale Fights is een vermakelijke game geworden, die een welkome afwisseling vormt op de standaard toppers van dit najaar. De game heeft een unieke visuele stijl en geeft je de mogelijkheid om op brute wijze schattige wezens af te slachten. Vooral met meerdere spelers op de bank komt de game goed tot zijn recht, maar dan wordt het tegelijkertijd wel een chaotische boel. Het grootste nadeel aan de game is het feit dat hij in de herhaling valt en dat er te weinig checkpoints zijn. Maar als je tijd genoeg hebt om zo nu en dan even door een zelfgecreëerd bloedbad te glijden, zul je aan dit laatste waarschijnlijk maling hebben en Fairytale Fights op waarde weten te schatten.
72
GamingXP
„Fairytale Fights“ ist definitiv für jene Menschen gedacht, die sich bei Sendungen wie „Happy Treefreinds“ vor Lachen nicht wieder einkriegen. Allen anderen wird der Titel aufgrund der hakeligen Steuerung, der fehlenden Sprachausgabe, dem schlichten grafischen Erscheinungsbild und nicht zuletzt wegen dem hohen Grad an sinnloser Gewalt nicht sonderlich Spaß bereiten. Und wenn Sie nicht gestorben sind … doch sind sie.
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Gamer.nl
Ondanks de mindere multiplayer-modus, is Fairytale Fights een Nederlands product waar we best trots op mogen zijn. Wanneer je solo speelt, biedt het spel vele uren vermaak in wonderschone omgevingen, die je naar eigen inzicht prachtig rood kunt schilderen met het bloed van je tegenstanders. En ze leefden nog lang en moordzuchtig.
69
XGN
Fairytale Fights is best een leuke game geworden maar helaas is het allemaal net te simpel. Alleen zul je niet zoveel lol hebben, de co-op is daarentegen een aanrader. Maar waarom heb je het spel zo snel uitgespeeld?
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9lives
Fairytale Fights is een huwelijk tussen sprookjes en hack&slash. Qua inkleding valt er dan ook weinig aan te merken op de titel en weet het zich in deze moeilijke releaseperiode toch te onderscheiden van de andere titels. Toch hangt er een bloederige echtscheiding boven het hoofd van het spel. Gameplaygewijs stort het spel immers regelrecht de dieperik in. Elke stap die je zet, brengt je dichter bij één van je talloze en nutteloze overlijdens. Gezien de eigen kwaliteiten en de kwaliteiten van de andere games die in deze periode uitkomen, voorspellen we een sombere toekomst voor Fairytale Fights.
62
Vandal Online
Lo mejor que tiene Fairytale Fights es su idea para crear la historia y ambientar el juego, con muchísima diferencia. Su retorcido humor le dota de un atractivo suficiente como para poder disfrutar con él, pero sólo si obviamos sus carencias. Y es que como juego de reparto de mamporros, carece de interés al no estar a la altura de los compañeros de género actuales. Le falta chicha e incentivos como arcade para otorgarle la carga jugable que sería deseable, pues lo que nos encontramos es un juego muy repetitivo y fácil, lo que no le impide, sin embargo, sorprendernos por su narrativa y estilo visual.
60
GamingLives
Full of character and colour, this game, despite being a great concept with a dose of dark humour, doesn’t quite make the ‘better than average’ ground that it perhaps should have, thanks to a myriad of problems and an unforgiveable list of glitches. Flaws aside, until it gets the patch it so desperately needs, Fairytale Fights certainly won’t have a happily ever after and that’s a real shame.
60
Game Informer Magazine
These are only my major qualms. If the above issues didn’t deliver the killing blow, a plethora of smaller misgivings laid Fairytale Fights to rest. In my playtime I saw loot continuously spawn off cliffs or disappear too quickly to pick up. Additionally, most levels boast tricky environmental hazards, such as bobbing saw blades. I met my demise several times passing by, only to find myself spawning under that very same blade. I eventually escaped thanks to a forgiving respawn, but only after a string of deaths robbed me of all my accumulated wealth. Top off the list with repetitive and uninspired boss battles, an off-kilter depth of field and a one-dimensional economy, and Fairytale Fights is offensive, just not in the way Playlogic intended.
60
Cynamite
Leider nervt das Spiel nach kurzer Zeit, weil sich das Verklopp-Konzept zu schnell abnutzt. Außerdem gibt es an einigen Stellen ärgerliche Geschicklichkeits-Einlagen, die direkt aus der Videospiel-Hölle zu kommen scheinen. Schade!
60
Eurogamer.es
Fairytale Fights es un buen hack´n´slash, con un modo multijugador entretenido y un apartado técnico cuyas virtudes llegan desde el plano artístico más que del tecnológico. No obstante, y pese a que ofrece horas de diversión y momentos realmente desternillantes, su sangrienta propuesta se reduce a un planteamiento carente de profundidad, lo que resulta una pena debido a que la idea original podría haber dado mucho más de sí.
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Thunderbolt Games
FairyTale Fights is a likeable game with a fun style and surprisingly dark sense of humour, but it’s let down by simplistic level design, a lack of substance and undeveloped combat. The co-op modes are sincerely welcome and the bare bones of a good hack-and-slash are here, and there are some nice physics and comical little touches going on. However, at the end o the day the gameplay is spread a little too thin to really stand out in what is quite a crowded sub-genre.
58
PSX Extreme
Overall, while we’re supposed to be having ceaseless fun slashing our way through a crazy wonderland, we’re continually frustrated and instead of reveling in the charming bloodshed, we’re just frowning at the screen. In other words, Playlogic falls well short of their goal, and that’s unfortunate. Something like this could’ve been a guilty pleasure for everyone and in all honesty, if they had just tightened up the control, put a bit more thought into the levels, and overhauled the combat mechanic (and get rid of the right analog), this game could’ve easily hit the mark.
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3D Juegos
Fairytale Fights presentaba una propuesta atractiva sobre el papel que no acaba de despegar por su pobre ejecución. Falta chispa en los combates y en las situaciones, y su jugabilidad acaba pecando de excesivamente repetitiva.
55
ZTGameDomain
Fairytale Fights is a good example of a fantastic concept poorly executed. All of the visuals and presentation seem in place, but the monotonous gameplay and boring combat really drag down the overall experience. If this was released as a straight-up downloadable game or even a budget-priced disc title I would not be as quick to dismiss it, but at $60 it is hard to recommend outside of a weekend rental. I expect the game to drop in price fairly quickly and when it does it will be a steal, until then I will have to chalk it up to another great idea fumbled at the goal line.
55
AceGamez
Fairytale Fights isn’t a terrible game, it’s just a repetitious one made all the more maddening thanks to huge list of missed opportunities. It would have been easier to disregard Fairytale Fights if the game was just bad, but with underdeveloped, but clearly promising ideas constantly waved in our faces, it makes the disappointment of the final product that much harder to swallow – If only the weapons had felt more varied. If only the locations and enemies weren’t so repetitive. If only the hub world was more interactive. If only. If only. If only.
51
IGN
Fairytale Fights is simply boring. The combat mechanics do nothing interesting, the level design actually has copy-and-pasted segments and, even though there's plenty of gore, the camera is pulled back so far that you can't see much. Unless you're really hard up for some cartoon violence, then don't bother.
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Eurogamer.it
In tutta sincerità, mi sarebbe davvero piaciuto parlare di Fairytale Fights come di un hack'n slash da avere a tutti i costi: lo stile è adorabile, e le fiabe assassine di Playlogic sono empaticamente vicinissime ai miei gusti personali. Purtroppo però Fairytale è un gioco di gran lunga più bello da vedere che da giocare, ed anche volendo chiudere un occhio sulle grossolane sbavature nel gameplay il prezzo pieno mi impedisce di consigliarlo anche solamente ai patiti del genere: con Castle Crashers disponibile per una dozzina di Euro spenderne 65 per un prodotto simile sarebbe pura follia. In definitiva, niente happy ending per stavolta.
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videogamer.com
That more or less sums up Fairytale Fights. It's nice to look at it and is amusing for a short while, but as soon as the presentation gloss wears off you're left with a dull hack 'n' slash that makes use of an overly simplistic control system. Without the substance to go with the game's amusingly twisted appearance, Fairytale Fights never really gets past the opening chapter.
48
Cheat Code Central
All in all, nothing can save this game. There might be a small bunch of people who can make the best out of it, but it truly isn't a worthwhile experience, especially at its outrageous full retail price. Despite its good overall potential, large amount of long and short range weapons, and the many unbelievable promises, the linearity of the levels, lackluster storytelling, redundant and unpleasant action gameplay, unsophisticated and unpolished controls, and lack of the promised gore turned Fairytale Fights into a nightmarish yarn you should probably avoid.
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Everyeye.it
Fairytale Fight avrebbe potuto (forse) trovare qualche spazio nel mercato affollato del digital delivery, non certo sugli scaffali dei negozi, spacciato per quello che, a conti fatti, non è: ovvero un prodotto di alto budget, capace di confrontarsi con titoli di qualità elevata. Persino i moderni Tie-In prettamente Kids-Oriented dimostrano qualità migliori di questo videogioco, che non è in grado di intrattenere neppure gli appassionati del genere. Noioso, brutto da vedere e ripetitivo, caotico e confusionario, e dotato di un'ironia trita e di bassa lega, Fairytale Fights è bocciato senza appello.
42
Game Shark
As a hack-and-slash platformer, Fairytale Fights could have been a success. On top of a consistent and admittedly appealing theme, it has all the right ingredients to fit the genre: countless weapons, challenging levels and 4-player co-op. But with repetitive gameplay and unrewarding challenges, this title falls very, very short of becoming the next Castle Crashers.
40
Eurogamer.net (UK)
It's telling that Fairytale Fights attracted a lot of attention in the office. Grabbed by the garish colour scheme and arresting art, three or four people sat down for co-op. None of them lasted 10 minutes, and nobody came back. There are clearly some talented people at Playlogic - notably whoever did the endearing cut-scenes, which play out like Hanna-Barbera doing The Matrix. How something so colourful and quirky became so bland is a mystery of the creative process.
40
Boomtown
You may imagine that this is supposed to be a kid’s game but the gore levels have earned it a 16 PEGI rating. Maybe hardcore platform fans or people who like monotonous beat ‘em up gameplay will enjoy this. I’m struggling to see a potential audience. The design is antiquated and badly implemented and the bugs should have been fixed before release. In fairytale terms this game is a poisoned apple and if it doesn’t kill you it will probably put you to sleep.
40
Gamernode
Fairytale Fights is built upon an interesting premise with great potential, but sprouts something far inferior to a magical beanstalk. While it can be briefly enjoyable and provide a few giggles and chuckles, it quickly becomes repetitive and boring. Cooperative play helps, but in the end, the poor controls and lack of genuinely entertaining qualities will drive most players away.
39
4Players.de
Am Anfang ist das ja ganz witzig - heiles Märchenland meets kaputte Gewaltperversion. Aber schon im Vorspann fehlt dem gegen den Strich gezeichneten Comic einfach die handwerkliche Klasse, um aus "guter Idee" auch "guter Spaß!" zu machen. Und das eigentliche Spiel? Ein Abschaltknopf für gestresste Erwachsene? Schön wär's! Stattdessen wackeln gestresste Erwachsene so lange gelangweilt am rechten Analognippel, bis sie sich wieder nach Arbeit sehnen. Weil sie nicht sehen, was sie gerade machen. Weil der Bildschirmtod keine Bedeutung hat. Und weil's spielerisch einfach unterstes Kaliber ist. Das Zusammenspiel (online oder offline ist egal) macht es nur schlimmer, wenn die Bildrate mal wieder in die Knie und die Übersicht flöten geht. Um die Anspielungen ans Märchenreich tut es mir aufrichtig leid - einige davon sind nämlich klasse! Leider hört Fairytale Fights aber bei "gut gedacht..." auf, unterhaltsam zu sein.
30
GameSpot
Even if it were a downloadable game for a fraction of the price, Fairytale Fights would not be recommendable. The very idea of this shallow, repetitive, bloated, excruciating adventure as a full-priced retail offering is nothing short of ludicrous. If there's any moral to be gleaned from this demented fairy tale, it is this: Don't play this game.
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Game Revolution
I've strained my brain for something good to say about Fairytale Fights, but I don't have anything. It's ugly; it's slippery; all of the enemies blend together because they're all the frickin' same... it's awe-inspiringly bad, really. Not since Superman 64 have I played something this stomach-wrenching, and at least in the end that was funny-horrible.