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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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GameZone Oct 04, 2007 9 out of 10 90
IGN Oct 03, 2007 9 out of 10 90
JustPressPlay Oct 15, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
Extreme Gamer Oct 15, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
GamePro (US) Oct 09, 2007 4 out of 5 80
GameSpy Oct 08, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Positive Oct 29, 2007 7.3 out of 10 73
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2007 7.25 out of 10 72
Game Shark Nov 05, 2007 B- 67
Game Revolution Oct 04, 2007 C+ 58

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