Review: Fairytale Fights

Platform: PS3/Xbox 360

Developer: Playlogic Game Studios

Publisher: Playlogic

# of Players: 1 – 4

Rating: M (Mature)

Official Site

Score: B

After a long development cycle it’s finally here, it’s pretty darn bloody and it’s a hack ‘n slash fan’s dream game. That is, provided your dreams are candy-colored and packed with mutated puppets dishing out damage on an epic, nasty scale. Fairytale Fights packs in its entire running time with tons of humor plus more gallons of blood and severed limbs than you’d find in certain zombie-killing franchises. Although the game probably isn’t going to impress those jaded players looking for total perfection and “innovation” seeping out of every corner, it’s got more than enough style to keep those who love the sub-genre playing ’til the cows come home. As a single-player arcade-style experience, it’s supremely hysterical, but can feel a bit lonely after a few hours. However, with up to three friends, the game is a complete blast to play – provided everyone’s platforming skills are up to the game’s deathtraps and occasionally brutal boss battles.

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Fairytale Fights Free DLC Arrives Along With Game

BAM! Just as Playlogic’s hybrid hack ‘n slash/platformer hits stores, here comes the first DLC – go sign up and get it, folks! My review is coming shortly…

Playlogic Offers Bloody DLC for FREE Within 90 Days of Release

October 27, 2009 – Amsterdam/New York – Playlogic Entertainment, Inc., an independent worldwide publisher of entertainment software, are thrilled to announce today that its highly anticipated hack’n’slash gore-fest Fairytale Fights will have FREE DLC for all gamers available for a limited period of time (90 days after release). Gamers who buy the game within 90 days of launch can receive exclusive FREE DLC valued at over $15 by registering on the Fairytale Fights official website. Once the downloadable content is available, bloodthirsty Fairytale Fights fans will receive exclusive redeemable codes, courtesy of Little Red Riding Hood!

Part of the FREE DLC will be exclusive to those who register:

Fairytale Fights FREE DLC (for registered users) includes
· 4 Brand New Playable Characters
· 3 Brand New PvP Arenas

For all those that don’t register, we’ll be announcing our FREE DLC release plans for Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Store in the coming weeks so be sure to check the Fairytale Fights official site on a regular basis for news and updates.

Fairytale Fights is now in European stores for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and will be available the 27th of October in North America!

Fairytale Fights Magazine Ad (Not For The Kids!)

Playlogic says it loud: “We’re M-rated and we’re proud!” with this hilariously bloody magazine ad for the upcoming hack ‘n slash/platformer hybrid. Pretty funny stuff if you ask me and yup, PROVES without a shadow of a doubt that this one’s NOT for the kiddies. AT. ALL. So, there.

Fairytale Fights ships on October 27, 2009. Yeah, go pre-order this one before the ban-happy crowd find out about it. It’s going to be a real doozy of ultra-violence, that’s for sure…

Fairytale Fights Achievements/Trophies List Revealed

Here you go – most of the Achievements and Trophies in the PS3 and 360 versions of Playlogic’s upcoming beat ’em up/action/platform hybrid. I can see plenty of folks diving right into the blood sliding stuff, as it’s certainly a ton of fun (except when you go sailing off a cliff!) and from what I’ve played, nabbing loot and finding treasure chests can get addictive if you’re a completion hound that HAS to have everything. Bumping off 250 enemies with no weapons? That one should be a breeze, given the great combat system and how cool it is to use.

As for the rest? Well, read on, MacDuff…

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Fairytale Fights Updated Hands-On

Preview versions of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Playlogic’s Fairytale Fights showed up last Friday and after digging myself out from under a pile of other work, I finally got a chance to spend some quality time with the game. After diving in and coming up covered in blood and chunks a few days (and many replays) later, I’m even more impressed with how the game has progressed. The Unreal 3 powered hack ‘n slash/platformer hybrid is really coming together in this latest build and is shaping up to be an outrageous, surefire hit for hardcore gamers when it’s released on October 27. If you like your games bloody, challenging, controversial and off the charts hilarious, what’s here will keep you giddy and bouncing up and down like kids in the back seat on a Sunday drive sugar high.

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Review: Obscure: The Aftermath

Platform: PSP/PSPgo

Developer: Hydrovision

Publisher: Playlogic

# of Players 1 (Wi-Fi: 1-2)

Rating: M (Mature)

Official Site

Score: B

Even if you’ve never played the original Obscure on the PC, PS2 or Xbox, Obscure: The Aftermath makes for a great slice of survival horror now available in portable form on the PSP. This scary single or co-op experience puts you in the shoes of a handful of college-age jock, loner and babe types who set to put an end to a deadly plague of sorts brought on by ingestion of some rather nasty black flowers. There’s a lot more to the plot than that, but this is one of those games where telling too much kills a few key plot twists. Despite a few visual bumps in the code, the game both looks and plays great on the handheld and overall, it’s a hellish ride well worth taking… provided you don’t mind the “B” movie silliness some of the dialog provides.

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Now Shipping: Twice the Horror (or Obscure, Meet Dead Space)…

Two horror-themed titles have shipped for next week’s big release hoedown doozy of a game avalanche. There are also a ton of cool games in other different genres coming as well next Tuesday (and onward), so here’s a quick heads-up for you on some of what I’m looking forward to:

Dead Space Extraction (Wii) and Obscure: the Aftermath (PSP)are headed to retail on September 29th (as are Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga (Wii) and a bunch of other stuff I’ll post once I find time to compile the listing). Anyway, here’s a bit more on both titles (and a nice trailer for the Obscure sequel)…

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Obscure: The Aftermath Hands-On

Way back in 2004, a scary little survival horror/adventure game called Obscure crept onto the PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC, receiving mixed reviews before disappearing from the scene and becoming something of an eBay collectible. The game still sold in well enough numbers that a sequel, Obscure: The Aftermath (or Obscure II, depending on where you’re reading this) was released in 2007 for the PS2 and Wii. Thanks to Playlogic and developer Hydrovision, that sequel is headed for the PSP on September 29 and thanks to their PR department, I’m writing up this hands-on of a preview build. Featuring disturbingly detailed visuals, plenty of “teen slasher flick” ambiance and wireless drop-in/drop out co-op play, this is one game horror fans looking for a wild ride won’t want to miss.

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Fairytale Fights Pre-Order T-Shirt Gets The DAF Seal of Approval…

Ah, my ladies in action! Remember, I DID say this one wasn’t for the kiddies…

Gamestop also has an exclusive trailer on the pre-order page (link below), so take a peek that way if you still haven’t seen the game running yet – it’s pretty spectacular stuff.

The GameStop Fairytale Fights pre-order program is available now through October 26, 2009 at GameStop. Please visit your local GameStop for more information and incentive details. Incentive items will be available at the retailer at time of pick-up starting October 27, 2009.

Fairytale Fights will be released on October 27, 2009 in North America and October 23, 2009 in Europe on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Fairytale Fights will be made available on PC in 2010.

Fairytale Fights Headed to PAX (And You Can Win $100 by Playing It!)

Battle it out for big bucks! Playlogic is giving this year’s PAX attendees a chance to play their upcoming PS3/Xbox 360 and PC game, Fairytale Fights AND win a cool $100 gift card in the process. The outrageously hysterical (and hilariously bloody) Unreal 3-engine powered Mature-rated hack ‘n slash/platformer hybrid (*whew!*) will be on display at the show (Booth #28) during the show, which takes place in Seattle, Washington and runs from September 4-6, 2009. As if you didn’t know THAT info already…

Playlogic will hold a drawing at 2pm each day of the show for the gift cards, so be sure to drop by, play (and enjoy) the game they’ve been working hard on (as noted here, it’s a total blast) and cross your fingers (although, NOT while trying to play the game – that would be dumb). You just might walk away with a a nice little prize… Good luck!