Saturday, January 30, 2010

Video game number twenty five: Fairytale Fights

Game review number twenty five in my 365 Games in 365 Days project is "Fairytale Fights".

It's 2:56pm on Saturday. I'm about to start Fairytale Fights and I have to admit, I have absolutely no idea what to expect from this one. I know two things:

Number one: There's a guy at work who wears a Fairytale Fights shirt all the time. He freakin' loves this game.

Number two: There is an achievement for killing a bunny with a carrot. I am absolutely going to get this achievement, no matter what.

Stay tuned... :-)


Ok. It's now 3:25pm. Wow. That was a pretty stupid game.


The opening scenes show promise. Several well known fairty tale characters (Red Riding Hood, Snow White, the Emperor with no clothes, etc) are getting into fights and comic mischief ensues. There's lots of blood and gore. The graphics remain cutesy, like a Saturday morning cartoon.

You start this game up and you're in a little town. You select your character and enter either the quest mode or the arena. First, I chose the quest mode and did the first chapter. I unlocked the bunny killing achievement right after starting the level. That was rather satisfying. You find weapons, you fight lumberjacks, rinse and repeat. The combat isn't particularly fun, and the view is overhead (a la' Lego Star Wars), so it's got that detached feeling to it. I beat the first level with no effort at all.

The arena mode seems designed for multiplayer, so playing that alone was rather pointless. I tried out and they gave me a bunch of random things to kill. It was pretty lame. I suppose playing it with someone else would have been rather pointless too, unless it was that guy at work who really loves this game.

Overall rating: 3 out of 10. I don't want to play this game anymore.

The overall rating would have been a 2, had it not been for those funny cut scenes. They bump the game up to a 3. They were not enough to get me to want to play it anymore....but enough to save it from a two rating.

Best feature in my short amount of time with this one: When you kill people, there's blood everywhere and your character slides around in it. I couldn't help of think of Cowboy Gil from Parenthood....slippin' around in their guts. Too bad no one made any balloon animals afterwards. I would have given the game a 4 for balloon animals.

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