The story for Fairy Fencer is one of evil gods and benevolent goddesses imprisoned, with heroes and fairies having the power to choose who to awaken. Our journey opens up with our hapless hero, named Fang, as he decides to give a try to pulling out the 'fury' from a nearby rock (think Excalibur) in the hope that the fairy which will emerge will grant him the wish of food. When Eryn emerges, she eventually manages to sway Fang to take up her quest of freeing the goddess as a fairy can only ever be partnered with a single fencer, and off they go to start collecting Fury's. It's not long till they come across Tiara, another Fencer, that your party starts to form as she holds the same goal as Eryn and it would obviously be easier collecting the fury's as a team. Whilst the story does try to keep things a little more serious than usual, The games numerous amusing characters will keep you entertained during the dialogue (as you'd expect of a Compile Heart title of course) and gives the game a decent foundation to build on. The typical structure of a dungeon system is in effect with a central hub town acting as your home base. The town features the Inn (where you'll go to do God Revivals & talk with your party) a Pub (houses the games quests as well as a place to talk with other adventurers) a Shop (Buy/Sell goods as well as synthesise your own) and of course being able to talk to other townsfolk. Here is the key place, as you''ll find yourself constantly looking for Lola. The adorable Lola loves money, and she just so happens to oddly know the locations of different fury's which means she'll be getting a lot of your money. Not only does she offer the main fury's to advance the story, but also sub-bosses to allow you to gather more fairies.
Who Should Buy This?
- Compile Heart Jrpg Fans
- Looking for a solid story with an interesting cast
- You want turn based combat with a little depth
- A niche Jrpg that feels as though its had some kind of budget
- 20+hours for a main story is too short
- Prefer an open world RPG
- Not a fan of moe
- dislike Compile Heart