Parents' Guide to

Fairytale Fights

By Harold Goldberg, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Fairytale heroes as serial killers in farcical bloodbath.

Game Xbox 360 , PlayStation 3 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Fairytale fights is actually kind of fun. There are some decent controls, it's kind of a new idea. Although a game with more sophistication would be a better choice, this game is pretty fun! But the audience it targets is very small. It's too violent for small children and too childish for adults, if your kid is a mature 13 year old, or 14, this game should be fine. And the violence is so unrealestic, it's unbelivable, there are unrealestic amounts of blood and gore with poorly ilistrated characters.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (13 ):

Clearly, Fairytale Fights will confuse or scare children who've been weaned on edited versions of Grimm. This is a game with such over-the-top violence that the blood its characters spill actually seems to be a character. It can completely cover your immediate environment like something out of a Devil May Cry game. There's even a split screen that shows exactly how you've cut up an enemy, slice by slice.

But while it may disturb kids, any adult who plays will see that the slicing and dicing becomes tedious quickly. While there’s a variety of humorous weapons beyond hacksaws and axes (like a shark skeleton), most seem to cut in the same way. There are camera issues in the game, too: when four or more angry lumberjacks gang up on you, you can’t see what you’re doing from the birds-eye perspective in the game. The developers have created a mood that’s light in the face of a lot of killing. It’s too bad they didn’t make time to design a game that gives you more diversity in play.

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