Right! Folklore! After an uneventful Sunday of sitting and doing absolutely nothing (but some work of course) I fire up ye old PS3 to check up what’s new at the Demo downloading PlayStation market front (also known as DDPMF). I come across various demo’s, but nothing interesting. So I start to download random games and see if anything great happens.
I started with Folklore. Now here folks is something you do not see every day. No voice actors, I am not sure if that remains constant in the “original released” game. It caught me off guard because voice acting has basically dominated the gaming market lately. I had to strain my eyes reading which I haven’t done in a while. I never realized how dependent I’ve become not having to read. Serves me right now having a headache at the moment because of it.
Ellie is a student of some sort (Don’t ask me to much, the font on the game really strained my eyes). She receives a letter from her dead mother to come to Ireland. You heard me, dead mom writes letters nowadays. You never get rid of them. Anywho, she arrives at this Irish called Doolin (instead of Dublin). There she finds her dead mother standing by a cliff ready to die again. So she jumps. Out of no where this guy shows up. Talking about how he recieved a prank call from someone talking about fearys would Kill her. (also mind you that the irish fearys are different from the American, Fairys. While fairys are little woodland earthloving hippies with wings, fearys are dead/undead spirits, magical creatures that linger about, or alway have been lingering about. Let’s just say that you woul;d love a visit froma fairy, but not a feary.
After a brief conversation with this mysterious person. terribly torn (and probably somewhat terribly confused) she runs down towards the beach to find her splattered mother. Ofcourse when she comes there, she finds nothing. Instead she passes out and wakes up in a house where someone tells her to head to the bar. Like any responsible grieving person, she obliges after watching her mother die twice, how much worse count it get? In the bar itself she finds a bunch of fearys (the Irish definishion). Little creatures that live and yet are not dead, they come in all shapes and sizes. They keep refering you to find the Scarecrow. He will take you to the Netherlands (afterlife) to find your mother.
You’ll find him and he takes you to the gates that lead to the Netherworld. While in the Netherworld you’ll learn that you can only visit this world once a year. And there are other realms to explore based on humans vision of afterlife. You learn also that the cloak you’ve received can grab fearys abilities in combat. This is a very interesting combatsystem, imagen a advanced looking pokemon arena. It’s kind of like that, you knock enemys senseless and then grab their abilities (and them) to fight and do your various battles. the mechanics can seem very confusing but after a few goes at the fearys, you’ll get the hang of it. It is also a very graphically pleasing game. So if you want to pick it up, try the demo first, it is worth the download.
After all, who can resist fearys that look like this?
You have to admit, they do have a bit of the “where the wild things are” charm to them.
PAL cover art
|Release date(s)||JP June 21, 2007
NA October 9, 2007
EU October 10, 2007
AUS October 18, 2007