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By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Supernatural mystery deals with netherworld.

Game PlayStation 3 2007
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If you enjoy supernatural mysteries, and particularly ones about ghosts, then FOLKLORE is worth exploring. Here, events in the world of the living and the ghostly netherworld -- where the souls of the dead dwell -- are intertwined. It makes for a wonderfully atmospheric plot, but it's a shame that the accompanying gameplay is rather ho-hum.

Combat can get dull because characters can't jump or dodge, and many of the folks have similar attacks. To make the absorbed folks strong, you must engage in tedious repetitive fighting to level up their powers. The camera is also a pain to control, which makes big (boss) battles more frustrating than they should be. It's a shame, because Folklore boasts an intriguing story that is greatly enhanced by a beautiful soundtrack.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Release date: October 9, 2007
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: T for Alcohol Reference, Blood, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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