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An old adventure with a heart of gold. Keeper Garrett (1051) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Difficult to survive early on, but you gain experience quickly. Gloria Foster (5) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.9
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.6
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.9
Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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Enchanted Realms (Sep, 1990)
Well, you already know the verdict. BOTH THUMBS UP! If you have never played The Faery Tale Adventure, you owe it to yourself to buy a copy. It's truly a classic and well worth the investment. In fact, if you enjoyed immersing yourself in this game as much as I did, you too will be repeating to yourself, "There's no place like Holm. There's no place like Holm."
Faery Tale, is full of neat touches like the day and night feature. With superb music and digitised sound effects, together with well designed graphics, plenty of characters to meet, both good and evil, and lots of objects to find and use, this first class animated adventure should keep adventure and arcade freaks occupied for ages - highly recommended.
Commodore User (Oct, 1989)
Faery Tale is packaged with all the usual garb, and so an arcade adventure of this sort should be. And what an arcade adventure it is. Eightway scrolling, with a map size of 100 screens by 140 screens, it proved so big even Mark 'I can finish that' Patterson had difficulty completing it. The only thing I can think of to even rival it would be Times Of Lore, and if you've seen TOL, let me tell you that Faery Tale is every bit as good.
Your Amiga (Jan, 1990)
The Faery Tale is a majestic game, and only DungeonMaster can stand beside it, and yet certainly not surpass it, for if DungeonMaster is more immediately attractive and gripping, The Feary Tale far surpasses it in plot, character interaction and depth, and possess a beauty and grandeur that none can match.
Amiga Computing (Jun, 1989)
Faery Tale is not an easy adventure to get into quickly. You must learn how to best use what you find, especially the magic items. When fighting hand to hand you must face your enemy and use your chosen weapon. This takes a little practice to synchronise accurately. Addictive, once you get the hang of it, and there is certainly plenty to explore.
Solving the game requires lots of mapping, fast reactions to kill the ogres who often carry valuable items, and patience. While no longer state-of-the-art, nor quite as atmospheric as Where Time Stood Still, this remains an intriguing graphic, virtually-arcade adventure that has hardly dated.
Zzap! (Nov, 1988)
e you sitting comfortably? Wiped your noses? Rubbed away that nasty crufflenut? Then I'll begin. Once upon a time when the fields and rivers were uninhabited, and trolls could stomp on anyone they found, one Master at Arms decided to go and spoil it all. Somehow the talisman that had protected his village and his three sons (Julian, Phillips and Kevin) had got 'lost' and goblins, ghosts and skeletons were beginning to take over the town. It was going to be a real riot of a party – corpses and mediums, there was even talk of billy-goat pie – but the tightlipped old codger poured cold water on the whole thing and insisted on going for help.
The Faery Tale Adventure ist sicher kein Abenteuerspiel (wie es der Name vermuten läßt), sondern eher eine leichtverdauliche Mischung aus Action-Adventure und Rollenspiel, aber seine spielerischen Qualitäten würde ich nicht unterschätzen. Am Kampfsystem stört mich nur, daß man wirklich ein wenig Glück braucht. Die Komplexität des Programms hat mich beeindruckt. Das Spielfeld ist nicht nur sehr groß, sondern bietet auch so manche Überraschung. Wenn man ein unterirdisches Labyrinth betritt, befindet man sich in einem neuen umfangreichen Gebiet, daß auch kartografiert werden sollte. Alles in allem also wahrlich kein schlechtes Spiel, das auch schön unkompliziert gesteuert wird.
Retro Archives (Apr 23, 2020)
The Faery Tale Adventure : Book I est un jeu à la fois simple et extrêmement ambitieux pour l'époque où il aura vu le jour. Quelque part entre The Legend of Zelda et la saga des Ultima, on pourrait le considérer comme l'un des premiers action-rpg en monde ouvert. Et quel monde! Plus de 17000 écrans à traverser, une gestion du jour et de la nuit, des montagnes glacées, des déserts brûlants, des forêt ténébreuses, des tortues qui parlent, des sorcières dont le regard tue... et tout ça sur une seule disquette 3,5 pouces. Bien sûr, on regrettera que les monstres ne soient pas plus variés, les combats plus techniques, les PNJs plus causants, le concept un peu mieux creusé, mais malgré tout, une fois que l'on commence à mordre au principe, on a vraiment envie de mener notre quête à son terme.
Nicht nur der Umfang ist beeindruckend, die grafische und soundmäßige Präsentation ist überhaupt eine Wucht. Dies gilt besonders für Amiga und C64, auf dem PC braucht man dagegen schon eine EGA-Karte, denn unter CGA sieht's gar nicht mehr so märchenhaft aus...
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Charming and quite playable, but suffers in the are of game design and interface. The game world is big, but lacks focus. This sort of game has been done more successfully elsewhere (try Ultima VI if you want a more sophisticated game of this type), but there is still some gaming mileage to be had in Faery Tale.
Your Amiga (Jun, 1988)
Although not perfect by any means, Feary Tale offers a lot of game for the money and if you enjoy this type of game, then I don't think that you will be disappointed.
This game is very impressive and a worthy addition to the game library of any computer adventurer. It is very playable, an excellent value for its price, and there will likely be a sequel available some time this summer.