More Reviews
REVIEWS Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapph Review
In some way, Pokémon and the relationships they form with their trainers wind up teaching the player something completely different than what you might suspect.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Review
Batman and friends team up for another Lego adventure.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Silence: The Whispered World II Preview
With its absolutely gorgeous sequel, Daedalic aims to create a mid-range difficulty adventure title that will expand the genre to a larger audiences.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
Release date: Out Now

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix
Release date: 12/02/14

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
Release date: 12/16/14

Kalimba
Release date: 12/17/14


LATEST FEATURES Black Friday 2014 Video Game Deals Buyer's Guide
Looking to score the most bang for your buck the day after Thanksgiving? Well look no further! Our Black Friday guide is just the tool you need.

With Two Paths to Walk This Fall, I Recommend Assassins Play AC Unity Over AC Rogue
For fans of this series, it'll be a decision based on hardware. For enthusiasts, returning to the brand's roots will prove enticing.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Xbox Downloads October 2014 - Updating Each Week
Microsoft's Xbox One console continues an Xbox Live revolution started over a decade ago. Here's hoping Summer of Arcade makes it to the platform next year.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
Wish List for Fallout 4
By oblivion437
Posted on 11/24/14
So I promised that list and here it is.  It's late and it's not as thorough as I'd hoped.  I also wish I had images handy to illustrate every point where helpful.  So, in no particular order - a subjective set of desired features for Fallout 4: Things to...

Faery: Legends of Avalon Preview

Josh_Laddin By:
Josh_Laddin
10/27/10
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE RPG 
PLAYERS
PUBLISHER Microsoft Game Studios 
DEVELOPER Spiders 
RELEASE DATE  
E10+ Contains Alcohol Reference, Crude Humor, Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes

What do these ratings mean?

Float like a fairy, sting like a troll.


FOX’s Celebrity Boxing was an interesting foray into the strange psyche of the American consumer. A mind-numbingly stupid show, yes, but interesting nonetheless in that it delivered match-ups that no sane person would ever realize they wanted to see until it aired. No one went around saying “Damn, I wonder who would win in a fight between Tonya Harding and Paula Jones!” But once it made it onto TV we ate it up anyway.

click to enlargeFaery: Legends of Avalon is lined up to do something similar with video games. Fairies fighting ghost pirates? Genies squaring off against cave trolls? This upcoming RPG throws all kinds of mythical creatures into the mix as you go on a quest to learn why the magical kingdom of Avalon is slowly dying, and ultimately decide if fey creatures of all origins should coexist with mankind.

You’ll control a young fairy (archaic spelling be damned, I’m a modern man!) whose appearance you design much as you would an avatar for an MMO. The character’s look will further evolve as you level up and funnel points into special talents. You could grow out horns, sport a face tattoo, spruce up your wings – each upgrade will affect your appearance as well as grant new abilities. And since there are a limited number of attribute points to use, every player’s fairy will come out looking and playing different in the end.

Faery’s concept is the most striking thing about it – applying the Kingdom Hearts multiverse treatment to various mythologies. In retrospect, I’m surprised no one thought of doing it before. There are four worlds, each with a wildly different origin. The adventure kicks off in Avalon (of Arthurian legend for the uninitiated) and soon takes you on a mythological tour to the Norse “World Tree” Yggdrasil, the Flying Dutchman ghost ship, and the desert in 1,001 Nights. Like Kingdom Hearts, characters from the different worlds join you as party members as you go along.

click to enlargeThe downloadable title also takes a page from another highly successful franchise: Mass Effect. Legends of Avalon is the first episode in a planned series that will open up even more worlds as episodes are released. Later episodes will be able to draw on your save file to link the adventures together as one continuous story, and choices you make in the first game will have a significant impact on what happens in episodes down the line. Make sure to think of the consequences before you spurn the affections of that horny fairy girl (or boy)!

If you’re looking for a different kind of RPG, one similar to Kingdom Hearts but without all the Disney-fication, look no further than Faery. The adventure will be flitting your way in November and you can catch it on Xbox Live, PSN, and PC.
More GR previews for this game:
Faery: Legends of Avalon preview posted on 10/27/10.

More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

 


More information about Faery: Legends of Avalon