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Monday - August 10, 2020

Fae Tactics - Review @ TSA

by Hiddenx, 16:39

TSA has reviewed Fae Tactics:

Fae Tactics Review

Fae Tactics knows you’ve played a tactical RPG before. It knows you’re going to go all wobbly with nostalgia at a jaunty, stirring soundtrack; at a main theme that evokes Wild Arms and Fire Emblem.
It knows you’re going to crack a wide smile at saucer-eyed, headstrong protagonist Peony and her pet companions. It knows that when it introduces, over a series of tutorialised intro stages, at least a dozen interplaying systems – buffs and debuffs, opposing elements, party synergy – you’re going to lap it up like the dehydrated genre aficionado you are.

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Summary
Fae Tactics is a charming, ambitious homage to classic tactical RPG’s with plenty of its own ideas, but it never quite add up to greatness. It fails to explain so much of what’s going on under-the-hood that victories often feel unearned and defeats often feel arbitrary. The great presentation and some solid core systems means it stays entertaining in small doses, however. I’d still tentatively recommend it to dedicated genre fans.

Good

  • Charming characters and art
  • Wonderful Soundtrack
  • Engaging macro-level tactical decisions

Bad

  • Weak Plot
  • Uneven challenge that rarely finds a sweet spot
  • Unnecessary-feeling focus on minutiae at what feels like the expense of additional satisfying, high-level choices

Score: 6/10 

Sunday - August 02, 2020

Fae Tactics - Review @ COG

by Hiddenx, 07:22

COG has reviewed Fae Tactics:

Fae Tactics Review – A Brilliant Strategic Core

Strategy RPGs live and die by their mechanics. If the fights aren’t any fun, what’s compelling you to continue? What’s the point, if you’re not wholly absorbed by the minute-to-minute gameplay? It turns out a truly excellent tactics RPG needs more than a creamy nougat center of combat mechanics. Turns out you need a good reason to be annihilating these monsters and slowly gathering power. Fae Tactics gets a lot of things right, but it’s missing a couple of ingredients. This indie gem is a good example of what these games can do, while it misses some things I didn’t even know I needed.

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I thought I knew what I was looking for in a strategy RPG. Specifically, I thought the combat systems were the deciding factor in a game’s overall quality. Turns out it’s a bit more complex than that.
Don’t get me wrong! Fae Tactics plays beautifully, a dizzy dance of interlocking systems that reward experimentation, exploration, and endurance. If all you want is a series of complex battles marked by escalating difficulty, you can’t go wrong here. There was just something about the narrative and the pacing that kept me from getting fully hooked. You can tweak the game speed, but this doesn’t change the fundamental flow of the battles.
Perhaps my time in the Disgaea trenches has permanently scarred my psyche, or maybe I’m onto something here. Either way, beyond my minor grievances is a tactics RPG built from countless layers of approachable mechanical complexity. Fans of this sleepless, neurotic RPG subgenre owe it to themselves to give Fae Tactics a shot.
 
The Good

  • Gameplay is complex and compelling
  • Graphics are delicious
  • Progression system is simple and streamlined

The Bad

  • Story feels ineffectual
  • Pace of the battles can drag
  • Difficulty curve spikes very fast

Score: 72/100

Friday - July 31, 2020

Fae Tactics - Released

by Hiddenx, 17:19

The turn-based tactics RPG Fae Tactics has been released today:

Fae Tactics

In Fae Tactics, follow a young magic user named Peony on her journey across a vibrant world full of mystery and danger. Summon allies, cast spells, and befriend a motley crew of characters as you dive into the growing conflicts between man and magical beings known as fae.

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Story:
Long ago the world of magic was separated from the natural world by Elemental Gates. One day the seal on the gates was broken, flooding the natural world with magical fae creatures once thought to be myths. The worlds merging was imperfect and much of the land was torn apart. The devastation claimed the lives of most of the population of natural and fae creatures alike. Those that survived have forged new lives in the ruins of the old worlds, but growing tension between man and fae threaten to finish what began with the opening of the gates.

Features:

  • Unique menuless turn based tactical gameplay.
  • Manage the magical elements of your party to counter the enemies elements.
  • Befriend a colorful cast of allies! Level Up and customize their abilities.
  • Battle all kinds of Fae creatures and collect them into your team.
  • Find powerful and unique Spells to help tip the scales in your favor.
  • Traverse a variety of colorfully detailed environments in this isometric wonderland.
  • Unravel secrets as you explore the various conflicts in the world in any order you want!

Monday - July 27, 2020

Fae Tactics - Preview @ Northernlion

by Hiddenx, 17:05

Northernlion checked out Fae Tactics:

New Fantasy Tactics RPG - Fae Tactics (Northernlion Tries)

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Fae Tactics is a new fantasy RPG/tactics game coming out very soon where you and your party try to defeat evil gremlins by using the power of the grid. Check it out!

Friday - July 17, 2020

Fae Tactics - Release Day: July 31

by Hiddenx, 19:06

Fae Tactics will be released on July 31:

Fae Tactics

In Fae Tactics, follow a young magic user named Peony on her journey across a vibrant world full of mystery and danger. Summon allies, cast spells, and befriend a motley crew of characters as you dive into the growing conflicts between man and magical beings known as fae.

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Story:
Long ago the world of magic was separated from the natural world by Elemental Gates. One day the seal on the gates was broken, flooding the natural world with magical fae creatures once thought to be myths. The worlds merging was imperfect and much of the land was torn apart. The devastation claimed the lives of most of the population of natural and fae creatures alike. Those that survived have forged new lives in the ruins of the old worlds, but growing tension between man and fae threaten to finish what began with the opening of the gates.

Features:

  • Unique menuless turn based tactical gameplay.
  • Manage the magical elements of your party to counter the enemies elements.
  • Befriend a colorful cast of allies! Level Up and customize their abilities.
  • Battle all kinds of Fae creatures and collect them into your team.
  • Find powerful and unique Spells to help tip the scales in your favor.
  • Traverse a variety of colorfully detailed environments in this isometric wonderland.
  • Unravel secrets as you explore the various conflicts in the world in any order you want!

Information about

Fae Tactics

Developer: Endlessfluff Games

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Tactical RPG
Combat: Turn-based
Play-time: Unknown
Voice-acting: Unknown

Regions & platforms
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· Platform: PC
· Released at 2020-07-31
· Publisher: Humble Games