April 16, 2024
REVIEW: SWORD AND FAIRY – TOGETHER FOREVER

REVIEW: SWORD AND FAIRY – TOGETHER FOREVER

Sword and Fairy: Together Forever is the ninth installment in this popular Chinese game series. The first part The Legend of Sword and Fairy premiered in 1995 and in 2001 an improved version was released called New Legend of Sword and Fairy . Since then, the game series has been the basis for many new editions and versions, such as for example a live action TV series.

Photo: ©2022 - EastAsiaSoft - Sword and Fairy Together Forever - Sunset
Photo: © 2022 – EastAsiaSoft

The battle between humanity, divinity and demons continues to rage and creating balance between them is a seemingly impossible task. We are thrown straight into the action where we follow the warrior Xiu Wu as he fights against a vastly superior force of flying creatures who want to tear him to pieces. This will be the starting point for an adventure where everything is at stake.

Photo: ©2022 - EastAsiaSoft - Sword and Fairy Together Forever - Boss fight
Photo: © 2022 – EastAsiaSoft

Sword and Fairy: Together Forever was confusingly called The Legend of Sword and Fairy 7 when it premiered on PC last year. This is because the first two games in the series were actually the same game and this will thus be the actual seventh part of the story. When the game is now released for Playstation 4 and Playstation 5 , it was named Sword and Fairy: Together Forever to be launched more as its own game than part of a series. The game mechanics are completely different to the other parts of the series; before it was turn-based battles and more of a strategy game but now it’s action-packed third-person battle scenes. You can start a battle whenever you want and the game flows smoothly between story and action. There’s alsoquick time events which unfortunately become a bit of a mischief, but more about this a little further down.

Photo: ©2022 - EastAsiaSoft - Sword and Fairy Together Forever - Talk.
Photo: © 2022 – EastAsiaSoft

The graphics are insanely beautiful and the wealth of detail is enormous. The voice actors are good and the dialogue is initially set to the original language, but can be changed to English if desired. Personally, I think it will be a bit cooler to drive in Mandarin, but the only downside is that I have to read the text to understand something.

The animations are good, but if I’m going to be very picky, it doesn’t really feel like our avatar is affecting the ground when he runs. There is no smoke, no footsteps and the feeling is a bit like he is floating forward.

Photo: ©2022 - EastAsiaSoft - Sword and Fairy Together Forever - Snow landscape
Photo: © 2022 – EastAsiaSoft

Something else that bothered me a bit is that it is not possible to skip the cutscene before a quick time event, which becomes insanely annoying in the end because sometimes there are very long sequences that are played over and over again if you miss pressing the right button.

Photo: ©2022 - EastAsiaSoft - Sword and Fairy Together Forever - using magic.
Photo: © 2022 – EastAsiaSoft

In summary, S word and Fairy: Together Forever , despite its flaws, is clearly worth a recommendation. This is a big game with a rich history.

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