Sword and Fairy: Together Forever Reviews

Sword and Fairy: Together Forever is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
5 / 10
Aug 11, 2022

The plentiful issues of Sword and Fairy Together Forever make it hard to recommend; lacklustre graphics, eye-numbingly long loading times, and uninspired combat do not a great action RPG make. And yet, and yet, if you can look past the problems you'll find a charming RPG with fantastic mythology and an intriguing world to explore.

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75 / 100
Aug 4, 2022

We have some criticism on Sword and Fairy: Together Forever and in it's current state still needs some patches. But the truth is we were hooked while playing, because there's also a lot to love here. It has the potential and charm of the biggest roleplaying games mixed with a unique setting and characters.

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6.7 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2022

A new beginning for the saga, which despite its imperfection, is enjoyable until the end.

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6 / 10
Aug 10, 2022

Sword and Fairy: Together Forever won't satisfy everyone. Action enthusiasts will be disappointed in how underutilised the combat system is, and those looking for a lovingly crafted story will have to stomach an especially poor English localisation. But even with its obvious flaws, Together Forever has undeniable charm in its endearing characters and elegant presentation. An enjoyably breezy RPG, if you can keep your expectations in check.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2022

First time in Europe for the Chinese-folklore inspired ARPG series, Sword and Fairy: Together Forever has a charming personality and world-building, but it fails in delivering a strong experience due to balance and optimization issues.

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89 / 100
Aug 4, 2022

Unfamiliar with the franchise, I was genuinely and pleasantly surprised by Sword and Fairy: Together Forever. Although its pacing may frustrate impatient gamers, its story is worth telling. With outstanding art direction, music, and combat mechanics, Sword and Fairy: Together Forever should appeal to fans of sprawling RPGs. While the player can sometimes feel like an observer rather than a participant, Sword and Fairy: Together Forever is welcoming to newcomers. It may still be a niche series, but Sword and Fairy Together Forever cements the franchise’s viability for a larger audience.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2022

Sword and Fairy: Together Forever is a gorgeous and engaging Chinese high fantasy role-playing game that deserves more attention from the West. Localization and technical optimizations have been implemented since the game's original release on PC, making this console port the best way to experience this game. The vast number of cutscenes and depth of lore may be off-putting for some, but those willing to give this title a chance will not be disappointed. Sword and Fairy is a game that should be viewed through its own lens, without the comparisons to Japanese role playing games, and only so will this franchise truly be appreciated.

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5 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2022

Despite its potential, Sword and Fairy: Together Forever gets bogged down by a slow start, odd writing, repetitious fetch quests, and unpolished boss mechanics. Occasional variety in gameplay and well put together segments can carry the day for some, but too many lulls and too much tedium get in the way of what could have been a solid experience.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2022

This game really snuck up and hit me with a massive combo that I wasn’t expecting, with a fully engaging story full of demons and deities, and magic and swordplay that was tons of fun. Add in well-crafted characters, beautiful graphics, simple yet enjoyable combat, and a breezy 15 hours to complete the package.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2022

The last chapter of one of the longest-running oriental series ever discovers the wonders of real-time combat and frames them with an impactful graphic rendering, made even more intense by the peculiar Chinese artistic sense that infuses an original soul to the staging as well as to the narration. The fast-paced action of the battles bends to the strict rules of a classic Asian RPG, creating a mixture that shines particularly during the game's frequent boss-fights.

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GamingBolt
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8 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2022

Sword and Fairy: Together Forever is a solid port of the PC version but doesn't offer much for returning players.

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Aug 5, 2022

There are things that you need to be critical of in Sword and Fairy: Together Forever. The game hasn’t been made to the same precision as the upper echelons of RPGs out of Japan and the West, and that is undeniable. But then Together Forever has the singular advantage of being one of the few Chinese RPGs that we get to play, and that makes it distinctive, different, and worthy on its own merits. Add in incredible art direction (oh how I love Yue), and a gorgeous combat system, and we’ve got perhaps the most interesting RPG of 2022 here. I really hope people don’t overlook it.

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GameGrin
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2022

Issues aside, I enjoyed playing Sword and Fairy: Together Forever. It isn't going to be for everyone, and the lore can be a bit overwhelming, but for those willing to stick with it, you'll find a deep and engrossing RPG.

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7.8 / 10.0
Aug 15, 2022

Sword and Fairy: Together Forever is a unique action RPG that's packed with variety, a gorgeous game world, and oodles of optional content. It may not be the most challenging or deep RPG out there but it's definitely special, I can tell you that.

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6 / 10.0
Aug 14, 2022

Sword and Fairy: Together Forever has plenty of charm and enjoyable combat but mixed presentation, poor translation, and far simply being too easy hampers the experience.

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8 / 10
Aug 4, 2022

A genuine diamond in the rough kind of game. Sword and Fairy: Together Forever constantly had my attention with varied gameplay, diverse and gorgeous locations, fantastic pacing and some genuinely touching character moments. If not for a handful of technical issues and a wonky but still understandable translation: Sword and Fairy: Together Forever would’ve scored higher. I loved it, regardless.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 8, 2022

When I compare Sword and Fairy: Together Forever to the heavy-hitting JRPGs of the 8th generation such as Persona 5, Final Fantasy XV, Tales of Beseria, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, not only is the outcome favorable, it can flat out surpass them at will.

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4 / 5.0
Aug 4, 2022

I truly hope that Sword and Fairy: Together Forever finally releasing on consoles gives the series the boost it needs towards more widespread recognition globally. It’s a fantastic title with some of the deepest lore to grace the genre in a while, which also manages to back up its compelling narrative with combat that is a joy to engage with. In a summer that has sorely been lacking in epic RPGs for genre enthusiasts to get stuck into, Sword and Fairy: Together Forever not only helps fill that void but does so with a level of style and heart that begs to be experienced.

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80 / 100
Aug 7, 2022

I can imagine that in a few years, Sword and Fairy will be a big RPG series in the west. Some things need to be optimised in the next game but there are many things to love: A great story, superb characters, a beautiful world and the soundtrack just to name a few.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2022

Sword and Fairy: Together Forever was a pleasure to experience. From the richly detailed environments and musical accompaniments to the solid storyline, great characters, exploration and combat design, it was hard to believe at times that this was a sequel to Sword and Fairy 6. This latest entry to the series has made a massive jump forwards and I’m looking forward to what comes next.

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