I'm not gonna lie, you HAVE to like books to like the game
because your going to be doing A LOT of reading, Folklore has a good story full of twists and surprises but most people won't play this for the story (which is lovely)
but rather play just for the art direction which is worth it alone
The art direction is one of the best I've ever seen. each folk is treated beautifully and uniquely and each folk looks like they belong in the realms they inhabit
The Netherealms are in one word Flawless
once you enter you just want the world to go on and on and never end
the only problem is the side quest, they feel EXTREMELY repetitive and useless (unless you want the rare folks) but other then that the game is beautiful and that alone is worth the rent
It's come to my attention to write this review of Folklore. I've played it before. No punt intended to rhyme :). The minds behind SCE have head-first sucked me into this particular game title. For instance, the storyline. A young woman, named Ellen, !!SPOILER!! finds herself at the Cliffs of Doolin Village, where she beleives she's met her long-lost mother. The woman is staring out over the cliff and then jumps. Ellen is a wreck and in a state of shock and aw! She runs down to the beach to find the woman, was NOT her mother. Yet, another womans' mother. The scene then cuts off there. The story reminds me of straight-storyboard art creation, as it was made straight from the drawing board and then casted a comic-feel. The storyline & plot are solid. However, if your going to play it, your going to need patience. The story doesn't unfold piece by piece, like I thought it would. There's also a sense of You determining what could happen. Giving the sense and element of mystery and surprise. The story is in my opinion, it's best attribute!
Now, onto the gameplay. At first I wasn't sure what the "Cloak" would represent, which gives you, Ellen, your power to fight Folklore. With your magicial attacks, absorbed by collecting Folklore ID's. You become stronger and more effective with every Folklore you absolve. There's a level of mature thematic elements and isn't for kids of all ages. There's wizardry, crime-drama elements, death, and it is an emotional gameplay throughout. However, for mature adults, it's a great experience! The brilliance here, I beleive, is how you go about obtaining the Folklore ID's. You'll absolve them, yes. BUT! You'll have to shake your controller and become part of the game in order to make it successful EVERY time! It puts YOU at the heart of the action!
The sound effects, music are all top notch! I have nothing negative to say.
The length of the game is quite long! For a 1 disc game, I'd give it over 40+ hours easily.
i own this game and i love it! the way you have to use the motion sensor on the controller is way awesome and the costumes rock! and well i cant think of anything more at say about this game...no negitves just awesome!