It’s always both fascinating and a bit head scratch-inducing for me to play titles based on existing anime properties. Especially with its tendency towards visual flair, wild personalities, and pretty obvious depth of lore being thrown around even in the early stages of this JRPG newcomers are likely to feel a bit lost if understanding what’s going on is the goal. However, if you’re either an existing fan or simply go limp and determine yourself to enjoy the ride Fairy Tale delivers pretty handsomely in terms of action and excitement. Battles have a very cinematic quality, helping to liven up what for me can too often get to be a chore over time. While it doesn’t have a heavy tactics edge to it there is definitely an element of strategy in how you approach combat, develop your characters, and refine your party… so it should please people looking for some depth while not overwhelming those who are just in it for some fun. Overall, the experience is quite polished and shows a lot of care, just depending on your exposure to the anime or openness to just running with all of the craziness you may or may not find it’s for you.
Justin Nation, Score: