Fairy Tail - All News
Sunday - August 09, 2020
Fairy Tail - Review @ Shacknews
Shacknews has reviewed Fairy Tail:
Fairy Tail review: Happily ever after for fans
This JRPG adaptation of the popular anime series is a fun, action-packed adventure that's clearly geared toward fans, but new adopters will have a blast, too.
Video game adaptations of anime series are a dime a dozen. I can name off plenty of Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, and now even My Hero Academia games off the top of my head, and typically they're all frenetic brawlers. It seems that now, however, there are fewer RPGs based on their source material, when sometimes that's the game type that would fit the series best. That's why I was excited to see that Gust, the developer of the Atelier series, had taken point on a JRPG based on the popular anime adventure Fairy Tail.
Fairy Tail is a great example of how good RPGs based on anime series can be, even if you don't know much (or anything at all) about the anime in question. I appreciated its challenging combat, extensive amount of quests and enemies to tackle, and the way it absolutely nailed the anime's aesthetic. I'd love to see other anime series tackled by Gust in the future – possibly a Jojo's Bizarre Adventure game someday. For now, I'm going to go and watch more Fairy Tail since the game has me hooked.
- Faithful to the anime series
- Colorful, great-looking visuals
- Lengthy storyline to complete
- Plenty of content to work through
- Can be difficult to understand if you're not a fan of the series
- Occasionally repetitive tasks
- No English voiceover option
Monday - August 03, 2020
Fairy Tail - Review @ Gameffine
Gameffine reviewed the J-RPG Fairy Tail:
Fairy Tail Review (PS4) :: Nostalgia That Could Use A Bit of Polish
To this very day, Fairy Tail remains one of the most beloved serialized-manga franchises alongside its anime adaptation running over a decade. I still remember the early 2010 days when it was aired for the first time on Animax-Asia. Episodes premiered in accordance with Japanese timeslots- airing at an inconvenient slot of 2 to 3 AM on Sundays. Despite the severe odds of my parents catching me in the act, I would sneak in for the premiere, grabbing a handful of midnight snacks.
Fairy Tail‘s narrative alone is enough for you to glide through its campaign- thanks to the seamless cutscenes and character stories that are fun for the most part. It never fails to deliver comedic instances even in moments of tedium. Fans of the series can pick this one up for the story alone.
With improved visuals and a refined performance on the PS4, Fairy Tail has the potential to be on par with CyberConnect 2’s Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Koei Temco and Gust have announced that they will be adding a photo mode via a free update on August 6. The dev team has also announced that they will be addressing some of the issues we mentioned via a day 1 patch.
Fairy Tail is a turn-based action-RPG based on the long-running manga series developed by Gust and published by Koei Temco America. Originally slated for a March 2020 release, it was delayed to July 31st. It is being released for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows.
- Faithful adaptation of the source material
- Well-directed cutscenes
- Tons of customization options and skins to unlock
- Visuals on the base PS4 suffer from lackluster anti-aliasing and low-resolution textures
- Inconsistent framerates
- Tedious side quests
Sunday - August 02, 2020
Fairy Tail - Review @ ButWhyTho
ButWhyTho has reviewed the J-RPG Fairy Tail:
REVIEW: ‘Fairy Tail’ a Nearly Perfect RPG but Falls a Little Short
Hiro Mashima’s best-selling manga and anime series, Fairy Tail, is now the latest action-role-playing game developed by GUST Studios and released by Koei Tecmo for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and the PC. The highly anticipated JRPG takes players on a magical adventure as they play through the series’s most popular and beloved storylines. Allowing players to experience and re-live exciting episodes as their favorite characters.
From dark wizards and demons to dragons and flying talking cats players find it all as they set out on a magical journey in the land of Fiore. In the game, players follow the adventures of Fairy Tail mages, Natsu Dragneel and Lucy Heartfilia, as well as other lively members of the Fairy Tail mage guild, on a thrilling quest packed with adventure.
Overall, Fairy Tail isn’t a perfect JRPG but it comes pretty close! Every part of Fairy Tail is beautifully designed and well thought out. While I wasn’t the biggest fan of the combat system at first, I did see the appeal and fun challenge the turn-base combat system brings to this game. I especially loved how the developers incorporated in key elements from the franchise such as teamwork and comradery into the game.
Long-time fans especially will enjoy the experience to relive stories previously told in the manga and anime. In addition to being able to able to enjoy never before seen story and quest elements.
And while I think this game will be well received by long-time fans, it is also very approachable and welcoming to newcomers too.
Friday - July 31, 2020
Fairy Tail - Review @ TSA
TSA checked out the J-RPG Fairy Tail:
Fairy Tail Review
Seven years later...
Far too many anime video games feel like tone deaf cash grabs forcing ill suited genres onto unsuspecting anime and manga franchises. So when Koei Tecmo announced a video game version of Fairy Tail, I was ready to roll my eyes at another arena brawler or Warriors clone and move on, but when they then revealed that Fairy Tail would be a console RPG experience from the developers of the Atelier series, I was all in.
The Fairy Tail franchise and the JRPG genre are a perfect match, and this game perfectly captures the silly yet surprisingly intense charm of the original series. It's a shame that the game often puts so little effort into adapting major story scenes, but that sacrifice is outweighed by the abundance of fun little character interactions and vignettes that are sprinkled throughout the game. Fairy Tail lets you live in the world of Natsu and co. like no other anime game has done before, and any fan of the series is sure to crack a smile at this dedicated RPG experience.
- Fun, layered, magic-focused combat
- Huge variety of characters and activites
- Charming, hilarious character interactions
- Sharp visuals and fun music
- Often breezes through major story beats too quickly
- A bit of a slow start
- Some story characters don't have 3D models or voices
Thursday - July 30, 2020
Fairy Tail - Released
The J-RPG Fairy Tail has been released today:
Magic x Guilds x RPG = "FAIRY TAIL" Based on the fantasy adventure comic about Natsu, a Dragon Slayer of the rowdy Fairy Tail magician guild, and his unique group of friends battling against unusual and memorable enemies. Fairy Tail was published in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine, selling over 60 million copies worldwide.loading...
Experience the exciting story
From popular fan-favorite episodes to original in-game episodes, players can experience the magical world of Earth Land and fight with Fairy Tail in the exhilarating story!
Play as powerful mages from different guilds
Take on formidable foes as Dragon Slayers, summoners, shape shifters, enchanters, and other colorful mages from the top guilds of Earth Land!
Grow and expand the guild together
Complete requests, strengthen friendships, and upgrade the guild's facilities to increase the Guild Rank. The higher the rank, the more challenging requests are. Fight and prevail to become the #1 guild in the Kingdom of Fiore and beyond!
Magic battles, Fairy Tail style
Wield fire and ice magic, summon spirits and weapons, control time, crush matter, use the Unison Raid, Dragon Force, Mode Change, and more - characters battle with their distinctive abilities from the comics and anime, faithfully recreated in 3DCG!
Saturday - July 11, 2020
Fairy Tail - Characters and Features Trailer
Fairy Tail has a new trailer that shows off the characters and features.
Highlighting some features from our #FairyTailGame - Character stories: Witness suprising scenes featuring a variety of characters - Strengthen connections with party members to unlock new skills
Make your dream team on 7/30 (Steam) & 7/31 (PS4/Switch)
Friday - June 26, 2020
Fairy Tail - Magical Abilities Video
DSOGaming reports on the first details about the magic abilities for action RPG Fairy Tail. The game is due to release July 30th.
KOEI TECMO and GUST Studios announced the first details to a host of new magical abilities featured in their upcoming JRPG, FAIRY TAIL. Furthermore, the publisher has released a new trailer that you can find below.
The game promises to capture FAIRY TAIL’s extraordinary world of magic and dragons in remarkable detail. The game will also focus on delivering the type of magic and mystique fans of the anime and manga series have been craving. In FAIRY TAIL, characters can now combine in a Unison Raid to unleash their magic spells at once. This Unison Raid ability originally premiered in the FAIRY TAIL anime and manga. However, in the game, all new magic and character team-ups will be present, introducing exciting new powers from never before seen character combinations.
Thursday - May 21, 2020
Fairy Tail - Releasing July 30th
DSOGaming reports that Anime RPG Fairy Tail will release July 30th.
KOEI Tecmo has announced that its upcoming RPG, FAIRY TAIL, has been delayed once again. According to the publisher, the game will mist its June 25th release, and will now target a July 30th release. This is the second time that KOEI Tecmo has delayed this anime RPG.
Saturday - March 21, 2020
Fairy Tail - Story Trailer
KOEI Tecmo has released a Story Trailer for its upcoming JRPG, FAIRY TAIL. Moreover, the team announced a new character addition to the game, boosting the roster to 16 playable characters with the inclusion of Gildarts.