My son and I sat down together for the first time to review Nintendo Switch’s Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force courtesy of Idea Factory International. This review comes from his and our perspective of playing the game. We will probably be comparing it to our PS4 experiences as well. Most of these views come from my son as he played the more of this version than me.
Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force is about the war between the Vile God and Goddess for control of special weapons called Furies which contained fairy infused powers. With these furies, whoever held them all would be granted one wish. That is pretty much the sense of control of the world which I’m sure the Vile and Vile Goddess would want.
The adventure follows Fang and his adventure to become a fencer. Fencers are legendary warriors that are known to hold and master Furies.
This story will take you one 3 paths actually the path of Vile God, Goddess, and Evil Goddess. Which is sort of a spoiler but it’s something you must know as far as the story feature set.
The story is an excellent story with many memorable and likable characters. The mood can be serious but has great moments of humor. From serious moments of towns being in danger and civilians been took advantage to humorous moments of Fang and his love for food.
There isn’t much to report on the gameplay. The gameplay is easy and a design you would expect from an Idea Factory International JRPG. Combat will be simple at times but targeting is still sort of a pain. Although it’s simple facing in the right direction, it can be a pain getting to the right facing position. Add in a few issues with the framerate drops on the Nintendo Switch, then you have minor gameplay issues. The issues have been sort of addressed with the first patch and I’m sure Idea Factory International will continue to look on improving this in the future.
The game has features that include special commands and abilities for each character. These commands will give useful abilities such as giving Fang a “Serious Face” that increases his attack, SP, and magic attributes.
Fairize is identity feature of the game it is pretty much your Super/Rage/Ultimate that you activate once your Tension Gauge reaches a certain level. You transform into a powerful being …in a painful way, I will say with no spoilers that will allow you an attack and defense to unleash havoc on your foes.
There are out great features such as the ability to have up to 6 characters with Switch, Avalanche Attacks, Weapon Boost, World Shaping and more. I want to give one more high thanks for the addition of Shukesoo’s Tower that adds more gameplay and enemies to the game.
Overall, Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force maybe not be the best version of the game but its good enough for Nintendo Switch owners to give the game a try. With great graphics and world that seems at home on the Nintendo Switch, I recommend RPG and JRPG fans to pick this game up. Heck, My son and I do!
Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force Releases Its “Fury” In Good Fashion On The Nintendo Switch
Recommended For JRPG/RPG fans. Fans of anime, visual novels, great stories, and characters.
*This review is co-written by Anthony “AntDaGamer” Dows & his son Donovan “ScorpZero(For Now)” Dows. Review copy provided by Idea Factory International PR*