Video Game: Fairy Fencer F
Long ago, the good Goddess and the evil Vile God fought each other using Magitech
weapons called "Furies", a battle that would end in a stalemate when the two sealed each other away.
Hundreds of years later, a lazy bum called Fang pulls a dormant Fury from a stone after believing (incorrectly) that it will grant him any wish he desires. This act awakens Eryn, the fairy who dwells within the Fury, who immediately ropes Fang into her personal quest of freeing the Goddess from bondage. With the aid of a mysterious girl named Tiara, the pair must collect the Furies scattered around the world until they have enough to undo the seals trapping the Goddess in slumber. Unfortunately, they must compete against a rival group that aims to use the Furies to unseal the Vile God first.Fairy Fencer F
is a game developed by Compile Heart
for the Playstation 3
and was released on October 10, 2013 in Japan. It was released from September 16, 2014 to September 25, 2014 in the West by NIS America
. A PC release from Idea Factory International
is slated for 2015.
- Aerith and Bob: There are characters with normal names (Harley, Sherman, Emily, Marianna), but there are names from different cultures (Hanagata), and then there are the names that are just plain unusual (Fang, Apolloinus, Pippin). A Notable case is Apollonius and Emily, who are siblings.
- Apocalypse Maiden: Tiara, who is a descendant of the Vile God and whose blood is a ritual component for his resurrection. Also Bernard who is also a descendant of the Vile God and ends up being the sacrifice to revive Vile God, instead of Tiara.
- Big Bad: Hanagata. Becomes Sherman once he offs Hanagata.
- Bonus Boss: If you completely unseal the Vile God within Godly Revival, then you immediately trigger a boss fight with a facsimile of the Vile God himself.
- Boy Meets Girl: Boy just wanted food, he draws out the sword and wishes for food, and meets girl who tells him that he's chosen to save the world. Hilarity Ensues.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "Fairize!" Complete with Transformation Sequence.
- Clothing Damage: Each time you remove a seal from the Goddess, a piece of her armor breaks away with it. She's pretty much naked once you remove all the seals.
- Chekhov's Gun: In the first timeline, Emily asks Fang to hold onto her Memento Macguffin which has some medicine, unaware that Fang is the one that killed her brother. In the second timeline, if Fang is Level 40, Apollonus will get poisoned and Fang remembers the medicine and uses that to heal his poison
- Eviler Than Thou: Sherman murders Hanagata in the second timeline to usurp control of Dorfa and their plan to revive the Vile God.
- Expy: Ethel is one for the Black★Rock Shooter character: her quiet but deadly personality, her colour scheme, her outfit (bra and midriff), her Eyepatch of Power (over the same eye!), and her weapons of choice (bow as primary, scythe as secondary).
- Fanservice: Of course this wouldn't be a Compile Heart game if it didn't have any. However said for a Compile Heart game its rather tame compared to its predecessor games.
- Forced Tutorial: In true Compile Heart style, the tutorial is impossible to skip.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: "Godly Revival" allows you to grant bonus abilities to the Fairies you have accumulated... but from a story perspective, this involves undoing the seals on either the Goddess or the Vile God (who each offer different abilities). The game makes it clear that although you have the option to unseal the Vile God, it would be an incredibly dumb idea to do so. As it turns out? Godly Revival does not affect the story, events or ending of the game in any way. You gain nothing from completely unsealing the Goddess. The only consequence to unsealing the Vile God is triggering a Bonus Boss fight, and that is only if you remove every single seal. The game excuses this afterwards by stating that a complex ritual is required in addition to Godly Revival to truly unseal either being after the fact, as well as multiple times during the story.
- Gatling Good: The best skill for the Launcher series weapons is a 20 shot attack with high accuracy and effective on all enemies. Gatling VERY Good.
- Guide Dang It: Wouldn't be a Compile Heart game without it. The game never tells you how you can acquire certain rare items: for example, to advance to Quest Rank C you need to hunt down hidden treasure crystals using the Item Sonar skill, and there is only a chance a hidden treasure crystal will contain the item you need.
- Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: No matter how much you stomp any boss in the game, the cutscene will treat it as if the party is having a hard time with the boss fight.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: How Fang starts out with. In fact, The Sword is the default form for the Fury Eryn inhabits,
- Klingon Promotion: Sherman takes over the Dorfa corporation by killing it's previously head.
- Knight Templar: Sherman has a thing for justice. His special ability is even called "Justice". He needlessly murders Tiara in the first timeline (because her blood could be used to revive the Vile God), an event that sends him so far past the Moral Event Horizon that he's still over it when the timeline resets, causing him to be insane right from the start.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Eryn has holes in her memory when she meets Fang. Which she mostly recovers by the half-way point of the story.
- Lightning Bruiser: Fang himself is this. Deals good damage, can tank pretty well, almost always comes up first in battles, and that's not even going into his upgraded Super Mode where he's attacking up to five times while the rest of the party only gets four attacks, and the fact that he's going to be the first one who can acquire the Launcher upgrade.
- Limit Break: Every character has a skill that can only be used while in Fairize. Unfortunately these skills take 40% of the characters total health and are quickly outclassed by normal skills. At least they look cool.
- Mega Corp.: The Dorfa Corporation has its hand in most industries and is the only brand mentioned at all in the story. It also uses charities and other philanthropic endeavors to become villains with good publicity.
- Men Are the Expendable Gender: After Fang goes to the past and decides to spare all of the people he had killed the first time around he will save all of the women who died. On the other hand he outright fails to save a couple of the men, one will still die unless certain obscure triggers are met, and some who survived the first time around die.
- More Dakka: The "Launcher" weapon class, which is the best weapon type in the game. Almost every single enemy is weak to Launcher damage, and Launcher techniques rack up so many hits that your Tension meter will skyrocket.
- Morph Weapon: Any Fury can change their form depending on what you let the playable characters learn.
- Multiple Endings: Dependent on whether you trigger all of the Inn sub-events for Eryn, all of the Inn sub-events for Tiara, or neither.
- Older Than They Look: With how young Fang looks, no one could tell that he's 20 years old. Although Pipin does call him "seinen" instead of "shonen".
- Only the Chosen May Wield: How Furies operate. Fang even finds Eryn in "sword in the stone" fashion
- Peninsula Of Powerleveling: Thanks to the furies granting obscene amounts of bonuses, players can set up whether they want to increase EXP gains, Weapon Point gains, money, or treasure, and add a damage x2 multiplier plus increasing the damage for physical attacks. Then have Tiara learn her A-rank pistol attack skill which covers the entire battlefield. Just give her a fury card that regenerates her SP pool after every battle, have everyone learn the "Learning" skill note , and nuke the entire battlefield. She's unavailable for the last dungeon though.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: The "Four Heavenly Czars".
- Screw Destiny: This is practically Fang's outlook on life. and his mission in the second timeline.
- Schmuck Bait: Furies are used to revive the Goddess. They can ALSO be used to revive the Vile God. The game makes it abundantly clear that doing so is schmuck bait. Funnily enough, there is no negative consequence to unsealing the Vile God within Godly Revival, save for triggering the Bonus Boss.
- Secret Character: There are two. You can recruit Apollonius if you fight him during the second timeline with Fang being at least level 40. Lola will join if you complete all of the Fairy Hunt quests.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: After Fang and Eryn travel back to the past to where they first meet Tiara.
- Spiritual Successor: To the Neptunia series, gameplay-wise.
- Super Mode: Fairy Form is reminiscent of the goddess forms in Hyperdimension Neptunia.
- Team Dad: Bahas is this to the team. He also cooks for them while wearing a pink apron.
- Theme Music Power-Up: Unlike Hard Drive Divinity, Fairy Form comes with a song that takes over the current BGM. Even the Final Boss music gets overridden.
- Timey-Wimey Ball: Fang and Eryn's jaunt through time causes a "singularity" that somehow changes the events that subsequently occur: they find different Furies in the same places, certain characters have changed clothes, and the monsters and party have become stronger. Meanwhile, Sherman is implied to have a limited form of Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory that causes him to retain the mental instability he gained during the first timeline.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Your party members really let you have it if you use one of the Furies to undo one of the seals on the Vile God. This only happens when you pull out the first Fury, and there is no consequence afterwards.
- Wham Episode: Tiara's death in the Disc One Final Dungeon is one.