Game Review by Dr. S Guru
Game Rating = 3/5 Balls
Faerie Solitaire was an interesting game to play for myself and my children aged 8 yrs and 10 yrs. For an adult the chiming sounds in this game and rewards that are given including the very basic but fun graphics are reminiscent of an arcade machine, but the children will not know this, so they will just have fun based on the fact that the interaction is easy and the game is very simple to learn.
Although the binging and bonging sounds can become a little annoying after a while the game has a nice feature where you are able to turn down the sound effects, ambient sounds and volume separately. Overall the graphics in the game are extremely basic but do not detract from the enjoyment of playing the game. The game lacks a certain amount of creativity but the innovation of delivering a solitaire game based on freeing a faerie should be enough to keep the little ones happy for at least thirty minutes, which in my house is quite a long time.
Depending on the price of the software I would probably buy this game because my children had so much fun with it. Having played the game myself I can definitely see that it has an addictive quality about it because I could not stop playing it until I freed the faerie. However once I had accomplished this I left the game for the children to play, it is definitely not an all ages game, it is geared for children’s enjoyment not adults it is a little too simplistic for adults. There are a few rewards offered in the game and a quest that can be taken, albeit not much of one, but for a child it keeps the game interesting.
If you are looking for a game that is the next step up from the ordinary solitaire game that use to come with PC’s back in the day then Faerie Solitaire is a good substitute, bearing in mind that it is played differently. It is a more simple version but with better graphics. However if you are looking to be wowed with the type of graphics, animation and innovations that PC game software comes with nowadays then this game is probably not the game for you.
Subsoap Created Faerie Solitaire
OS: Windows XP Windows Vista
Memory: 256 MB