Rated 10 out of 10 by JJC21 A Very Good Mystery RPG!
First, I would like to point out that I seen this game a few years back when the PS3 first came out. I said to myself when i get a PS3 I would get this game. It turns out this game was awesome! I just finished playing it and might I say a great cheap buy. You have two characters (Ellen and Keats) that is trying to unravel a mystery of stringed murders in a small sleepy town. In order to get the full effect of the story of the game I recommend playing the guy (Keats) story first then play the girl (Ellen) back to back. The reason why I say this is so you don't have that I don't get it feeling after playing each chapter of one character. The gameplay is very fast paced, but not difficult to play to all. The graphics looked beautiful on a HDTV, and the sound was perfectly fit for the game. The only real problem I had was the camera control when facing one boss, but that is pretty much it. A good game for a cheap price!
Rated 8 out of 10 by TheHappyGamer An original take on the mystery / hack and slash.
Folklore is a great game that is not for everyone. It has a unique and vibrant art style that brings the world to life but a few navigational problems keep this game from becoming fully realized. The gameplay is similar to devil may cry in the sense that you have basic moves and abilities which can be later powered up by achieving certain objectives, all of the attacks you use are obtained by sucking the souls from your enemies, while this eventually gets repetitive it also engages you to fight enemies you would otherwise try to avoid. Each world you travel to has it's own enemy set, however the abilities you gain from them often become repetitive and overdone. Regardless there are enough enemies and variety within each specific world to have you searching for them all. The plot is overall original, however because you are forced to play as both characters you will likely favor one over the other and then dread being forced to play as the other. If you like artsy games or hack and slash i would recommend you try this, but I will not say it's for everyone.
Rated 0 out of 10 by A Customer The demo was fun.
Ok, it's not like Fable but the environmental and control of creatures is extremely similar to Kameo - Elements of Power for the Xbox 360. I played the demo today, using the girl character Ellen and it was really fun. I enjoyed it very much and found very few problems. The only problem I truly hated was the male character who has his belly button in his costume shown for some reason. Not the most fun character to play when you see his belly button dangling out. The graphics are beautiful, as expected of the PS3 and they do put SIXAXIS in motion and unlike Lair's poor SIXAXIS controls which play a HUGE part in th game, Folklore makes it so when you absorb monsters (or folks as they're called) it doesn't disturb the gameplay and I found myself going "YES, ABSORBED BABY!!" often when I flicked the control. I'll definitely check it out when it comes out.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Swifteye It's a very interesting game actually
Folklore was an early PS3 release and a modest one at that, trying to take advantage of the then popular siaxxus controls for it's game play mechanics. But that's not all there is to folklore. Its a story about a girl trying to find her past and a guy trying to satisfy his curiosity. This leads them into Netherworld/worlds on which the gameplay takes place. The story is a mystery and you play as two different characters to figure out aspects of the story. The gameplay is interesting as you use creatures that you fight in the world to attack enemies and it's not always clear who is most vulnerable to what. Sometimes it's simple problem solving and for others the game gives you interesting illustrations to interpret on what should work best. This game will show it's age but the way I see it this game will go down as a forgotten gem in years to come.
Rated 4 out of 10 by xGrizzlyx HIt or miss
This game is a hit or miss. I guess either you like it or you don't. the graphics where outdated it is something we would have seen on the PS2 even the ps1. I didn't care much for the switching players after completing the others chapter. To me that stuff is annoying. The cut screen is what made is PS1 ish, Reading text and no animation this is the PS3 come one!!!!!!! Would have been better if it was actual movie style cut sense like you see on the ps3 even the ps2 had them.
The story almost held the game together but towards the middle it started to be the same thing over and over, so I stopped playing and when i tried to go back to the game it felt like it was something I had to do and not something i was excited to do so I traded it in unfinished.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Me Going to be a great game
Someone before me said this game reminds them of Fable. Well I downloaded and played the demo from the Japan store and the game is nothing like Fable. And yes I do have Fable on my PC. Folklore or Folk Soul as it is know in Japan is a great game and really cool character design and great gameplay. I love how your weapons are monsters that you have taken the souls from. And I love how you finish off the monsters when you take their souls using the Six Axes. Anyone who is in Action RPG's and RPG's in general should get this game it is a must have for the PS3. The only gripe I had with the demo was that I can't read Japanese so I did not know what was going on. But it is a must have none the less.
Rated 9 out of 10 by have faith in psp Pretty Good PS3 Title
This game has a really unique story and game play. It plays almost like the Xbox Game, Phantom Dust. You beat stuff up, capture their ID and then you can use them to attack or guard. By completing certain criteria, you lvl up your ID's, kinda. Like some melee ID's will cost less to use, increase attk power, or add another consecutive hit. My only complaint with the combat system is that you spend all this time lvling up your ID's then you go to the next world and your ID's pretty much have to be all replaced by the ID's of the new world. The new world ID's have weaknesses to the new world's ID's and so does the boss. The story is pretty cool. It's all about communicating with the dead to solve a mystery that happened 17 years ago. You do this by finding memento's that the dead have left in the living world. Finding these memento's is what drives the story line further. I've only beaten the third world, and I am pretty happy with the game. I had to set it aside for MGS4 but now that I beat that I will be returning to this game. I got it for like $**** used from Gamestop. Plus there is a ton of downloadable quests and costumes and more ID's but most of them cost like * bucks for 4 quests, a costume, and a new ID. Overall, it's a pretty fun and pretty cheap PS3 title. I give it a 8/10.
Rated 5 out of 10 by rwc123 uninteresting story
two major problems with this game. first, the story is made up of loosly connected sequences and the ending is not that surprising. second, the gameplay is very simplistic. you get 4 attacks to use at one time. each attack is an attack of an enemy that you absorb and the battles do not play out as well as they appear in the trailer. also leveling up only gives you more hp which is a problem because as you get further into the game the enemies have more hp as well so you spend a lot of time pummeling your enemy with the same attack over and over, about 30 times or more sometimes.
Rated 6 out of 10 by michaelsbabee not what you'd expect
i am a final fantasy fanatic and when i saw this cover and read the back i was like oh its gotta be fantasy like game. the graphics are beautiful to say the least but the story line is a mystery type thing not roleplay mmo like i like games to be like. the controls are a bit annoying to get a hang of being motion control and all. if you like mysteries and dont mind long stories (it only seems long because its that drawn out...boring.) it was just not my cup of tea i gave them the ratings i did because they tried to bring something new to the game industry and i respect that.
Rated 0 out of 10 by PS3 Gamer High Hopes
I played this demo as soon as it hit the PSN and I have to say I liked it very, very much. It definitely takes a turn from the generic games out there and really comes up with something new. Just about everything in it was really fun, I love the Faery world because it was so imaginitive and colorful, just plain out gorgeous. Warcadia on the other hand was kind of bland and didn't really please me all that much. As far as the SIXAXIS control scheme in the game it was very responsive when acquiring the folk soles. I really can't wait for this games release next month!