Little Folk of Faery
Beautiful graphics, deep gameplay
This game is a little masterpiece. If you like this type of game (rebuilding a persistent world), be sure to check it out. The faery land and its inhabitants are beautifully rendered in graphics and movement. The characters have a complex mix of strengths and preferences that leads to much more interesting gameplay than is usual in this type of game.
December 1, 2011
An unusual virtual game!
I play a lot of HOGs and TMS but I'm not very found of virtual strategy games normaly. I think the dragging and dropping people around is both boring and feels a bit awkward really. They usually die/get ill while I'm away so I've never bought any virtual game after the trial period.
But this one is soo different! The game do go on when you're not there but the faery ppl can't get ill or starve while you're away. The graphic is fantastic and somehow helping the tiny faery people in the Old Curiosity Shop feels perfectly natural. They're not supposed to be more than a couple of inches tall so giving them a lift by dropping them onto different locations feels absolutly natural for once.
I also like that the play area isn't too big so you risk to completely loose sight and track of you're villagers. If you play a lot of this kind of game you'll probably enjoy the graphic and the story but might think it's too easy. But it is very special so I think both experienced and new players should give it a try!
May 23, 2012
Get this game.
I really enjoyed this game and I'm glad I purchased it. It's fun, quite beautiful, and the quests aren't so hard that it takes away the fun. It's perfect for relaxing and working with your little faeries -- skilling them up and solving the quests. Great game.
March 13, 2012
Beautiful Game, but Slow
I bought this game because of the great reviews. When I begain playing it, I was enamored with the beautiful graphics. I have never seen a Big Fish game quite like it! However, the game play is very slow. This is one of those games that continues even when you close the game. The problem is that if you almost have to close the game and just let it run because your workers move so slow, even after being upgraded! As I was playing this one, I was continually wondering if I was really having any fun. Although this is a visually appealing game, I probably would not buy it again.
July 2, 2012
Unique Fantasy Game
This is unlike any game I have played before. I think if you like fantasy creatures, you will like this game. It was very cute and well put together. I am very glad I bought it.
June 9, 2012
Quite Enamored with This!
The graphics are beautiful and if you like mythical fantasy then you will love the visual appeal of this game.
I actually like the sound of this game. It was not harsh and fit this genre perfectly. It doesn't distract nor make you want to turn it off.
Storyline: You have inherited an antique gift shop from your grandfather that has a surprise left behind for you. There is a tree growing in the back and at the base of the tree is a tiny village that you must nurture back to it's "former splendour" because of something your grandmother did.
Gameplay: You have gnomes, dryads, leprechauns, etc... that have different skills that you need to utilize in order to restore the village. Some faery folk are better in certain skills (nature, knowledge, music or exploration) than others at first but you can train them in all areas if you so choose though you don't really need to. You do have to drag and drop your folk to do certain tasks or to move them around the map. The object is to rebuild the village by lifting the fog around the areas in the map by getting rid of wistful spirits who reside there, bringing back lost villagers by holding banquets (which I totally forgot about and actually made the game harder by not bringing the villagers back which could have helped me and made my game easier, but now I know), rebuilding certain areas that will help your village grow (questing), etc...
When you quit the game, your faery folk will still continue the task you assigned them until you open the game again. You can change the game speed to slowest or fastest (5 levels) though. What I would do is train my characters in certain skills or have them build something before I went to bed and by the time I played the game the next day, they were practically leveled up completely or done building. So you don't really have to babysit this game.
I found myself looking around at the village as I waited for my villagers to complete the tasks I gave them.
You earn Enchantment points by completing quests or completing collectibles. You can use those points to upgrade: Harvest (how fast you harvest food), Movement (how fast you move and how resilent you become to spirits), Enchantment (increases enchantment points you get), Morale (how characters affect others). It may seem like this doesn't help but it does later.
If you like games that you don't have to babysit and like to work at your own pace then this game is perfect. And if you forget about your game, they don't die which is a plus. Nothing irks me more than doing all this hard work only to come back (and there's no option to pause the game) and finding my workers had died in the process. Their morale may go down and they may be hungry but they pretty much will take care of themselves.
After completing the game I found myself wondering why there wasn't more to do. I have played this two times and am playing a third, which is a first for me.
April 13, 2013
What a neat Little Game :)
I really, really like this little game. It take a few minutes to catch on, but once you do, it's fun. The graphics are wonderful and such a change, and the little Fae who helps you is not annoying either.....give it a go!
May 29, 2012
Beautiful to look at but not very challenging
Like the other reviewers I was entranced by the look of the game. The graphics are truly outstanding and the world beautifully rendered. I did not have any technical issues, unlike one of the other reviewers, no matter how much activity was going on.
The thing I found hardest was basically having to leave the game to run on its own. I am more used to playing a game continuously. With this, however, it can be a bit like watching paint dry while the folk carry out the tasks you have set them. You really have to go away and come back when they are finished, with just occasional monitoring to make sure they are still working and not being bothered by the mists.
I enjoyed the game a lot but think I prefer something that I can watch and join in continuously.
There also was one problem which the developer should address. At the end of the game, after all the quests were finished, I was still collecting the various moonstones, runes and breaths. However, I found that I would collect the same moonstones and breaths multiple times but they would not register in the Tome. This was the only technical glitch I found, other than that, everything else to that point ran smoothly.
October 31, 2012
A little disappointed
In a nutshell: you have to complete the challenges to remove the fog from each area while increasing your villagers skills. Once the fog is removed from the whole village, that is it, game is over.
There isn't much to do other than making sure each villagers are doing something. Petting the dog was cute.
If you like to sit back and watch a game pretty much play itself, then this is for you.
August 16, 2012
Lots of fun, but a little too easy
I love virtual and role playing games, wish there were more.
Everything was delightful about this game, except they were a little too helpful with the guidance. Would have liked it to be longer.
December 16, 2012