Bechstein Blog

[Game Review] [Steam] Faeria Early Access

[Game Review] [Steam] Faeria Early Access

Faeria is a two-player digital collectible card game by Abrakam which features board game elements, and is in early development. Set in fantasy, this game pits players against each other as they construct the game board a little each turn, and move their card-summoned creatures in an attempt to overpower each other and win the match. As a game currently in its Development Build, it has a lot of work to be done before it's complete, but it's already showing a lot of promise and even has tournaments in action right now. You can buy it on Steam for $8.99 USD.


GENRE AND OBJECTIVE

Faeria follows a familiar formula of digital collectible card games in recent time, with similar examples including Hearthstone and Spellweaver. Two players take turns playing cards which can either summon creatures, boost said creatures, or have a variety of other effects; all of which is in an attempt to reduce the opponent's life points to 0 by attacking it with creatures or abilities. Playing cards requires Faeria, which is generated automatically at the start of each turn, by collecting it from Faeria Wells once per turn, or by employing assorted cards which can generate Faeria from certain creature abilities.


A creature's usefulness are determined by its stats (power and toughness) and by its abilities. The creature's power indicates how much damage it will deal to another creature or the opponent. Its toughness is its lifepoints. Any time a creature attacks another, they both deal damage even if only one of them will perish as a result. Most creatures can both move and attack once per turn, but can do neither on the turn on which they are summoned. Creature abilities can vary from boosting stats, ranged attacks, producing life points for the player, creating terrain or Faeria, or even some very punishing abilities where destroying a certain creature will cause it to boost another creature's stats immensely. At the end of it all, the goal is to advance a player's creatures toward the opponent's end of the board and attack their orb and deplete its life points to 0. The clash that leads up to this finish typically runs from 15-60 minutes, depending on each player's skill level and luck with drawing the right cards at the right time.

In order to succeed, players will need to construct efficient decks which balance creatures and spells which can only be summoned on certain terrains (neutral prairies, forests, lakes, mountains and deserts), form strategies to utilize the attributes of their cards for any situation, and create the game board to their advantage, hex by hex. This can lead to playstyles of all kinds. A player can play offensively and risky, sending hordes of cheap and weak creatures in to overwhelm the enemy. Or they can bide their time and eventually summon an unstoppable behemoth to mow through enemies. As time goes on and the game is expanded, it is likely even more terrains, creatures and features will be added to Faeria.


If a player is unsatisfied with the cards they currently have for building decks, they can purchase booster packs with in-game currency or craft them. The in-game currency currently earned by completing daily challenges, winning solo games against a computer opponent, or spending real money. Cards can be crafted using memoria, and extra cards can be broken down for more memoria to create what is desired. There is no worry that players can actively trade cards with the system this way, though, as it costs much more memoria to craft desired cards than what is earned by destroying said cards. 


As of April 2016, there is no trading and there are no other ways to obtain extra cards. It's a purely individual endavor and will cost either a lot of time or a little money. But don't worry that it would be a struggle to construct an effective deck for the first hundred plays. Right off the start, players have access to many cards of all terrains and types, so the only real struggle for getting the right cards should only come about if a player wants to have more than three of that super-rare, super-powerful creature that costs 15 Faeria to summon. Multiple decks can be constructed at once and saved, so one can have as many as ten types of decks available to choose right before that match starts. As of April 2016, unranked and ranked matches are paired randomly and there is no in-game chat or ability to host private matches. However, the game has a notice advising players to join the associated Discord chat channel, so that should help players communicate with each other in the lobby and in the games. Perhaps an internal chat feature will be added in the future.


CONTROLS AND INTERFACE

Faeria is controlled via mouse or keyboard, and the turn-based nature of the game means that no one will have to struggle to rebind keys for that perfect time-saving set up. The text and imagery are large and easy to read, typically consiting of bold bright text against dark cool backgrounds, or black text against parchment backgrounds. Everything is quite easy to read due to the high contrasts between text and background.


GRAPHICS

Each card decorated with realistic and lovingly painted illustrations including those of fanciful and magnificent beasts, humans of various shapes and sizes, mighty cities and natural disasters, and scenes of humans and creatures hard at work. In a collectible card game such as this, the card illustrations add to the appeal of catching them all. Even with the game only in its Development Build, the game and the graphics are great.


AUDIO

The music is lovely and ambient, shifting from soothing and pensive music at the start of a match, to the thunderous and heroic when a big conflict between strong creatures, and to dramatic and dreadful when a player is about to be defeated. The soundtrack consists of acoustic instruments and chorus ah's; fitting for a fantasy-themed game such as this.



SUMMARY

Although in Early Access, Faeria is shaping up nicely for a collectible card game played on a board game, with a lot of freedom, customization and the details and niceties to facilitate a player's choices on play style and deck-building.

PROS:

+ Solid game with balanced cards,
+ Access to all cards right from the start
+ Very little need for microtransactions and no pressure to spend,
+ Detailed and playable tutorial to help players out with all game aspects,
+ Gorgeous illustrations on every card,
+ Great music,
+ Solid community outside of game,
+ Does not take a lot of CPU, RAM or GPU,
+ Window can be minimized and maximized with ease so players can engage in other activities while waiting for opponents to take their turns,
+ Official tournaments for the hardcore players.
CONS: 

- No trading between players,
- No in-game communication between players.

Link to Faeria on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/397060/

Support us & Follow us on Steam Curator : http://steamcommunity.com/groups/OKMReviews#curation

Link to brief review on Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Bechstein/recommended/397060


1
[Game Review] [Steam] Moonlight Available on steam...
[Game Overview] [Steam] Flat Kingdom Available on ...

Related Posts

Comments 37

 
YORI on Tuesday, 13 March 2018 18:07

The best article I came across a number of years, write something about it on this page. Natural Remedies

The best article I came across a number of years, write something about it on this page. [url=https://www.naturalfoodseries.com/remedies]Natural Remedies[/url]
YORI on Thursday, 15 March 2018 16:26

Find the best essays on is my friend's profile page. Benefits of Eggs

Find the best essays on is my friend's profile page. [url=https://www.naturalfoodseries.com/11-benefits-eggs]Benefits of Eggs[/url]
YORI on Saturday, 17 March 2018 13:59

I should say only that its awesome! The blog is informational and always produce amazing things. Benefits of Almond

I should say only that its awesome! The blog is informational and always produce amazing things. [url=https://www.naturalfoodseries.com/13-benefits-almond]Benefits of Almond[/url]
YORI on Saturday, 17 March 2018 14:02

I've proper selected to build a blog, which I hold been deficient to do for a during. Acknowledges for this inform, it's really serviceable! Natural Food

I've proper selected to build a blog, which I hold been deficient to do for a during. Acknowledges for this inform, it's really serviceable! [url=https://www.naturalfoodseries.com]Natural Food[/url]
Doblo on Saturday, 17 November 2018 15:39

In this blog we have find so many game reviews and news updates on assignment writing service in uk. They all chosen our resources to make better news updates for the game rule followers. Then everyone will learn and get the informative news articles.

In this blog we have find so many game reviews and news updates on [url="https://www.ukbesteessays.com/uk_assignment"]assignment writing service in uk[/url]. They all chosen our resources to make better news updates for the game rule followers. Then everyone will learn and get the informative news articles.
Gaylord on Sunday, 28 April 2019 09:46

This is exactly such a great reserve that you re giving about this topic and people offer it away plagued approachable. enterprise content managment system

This is exactly such a great reserve that you re giving about this topic and people offer it away plagued approachable. [url=http://www.hemingwaysolutions.net/]enterprise content managment system[/url]
Gaylord on Saturday, 04 May 2019 16:52

Hello, i study your blog often and i own an analogous one and i used to be just wondering if you get much of spam comments? If so how do you catch it, any plugin or anything you’ll be able to advise? I get thus often lately it’s driving me crazy so any help is very abundant appreciated. for older folks, retirement or a huge promotion at work is a time when celebration events are going to be a great idea. buy youtube likes

Hello, i study your blog often and i own an analogous one and i used to be just wondering if you get much of spam comments? If so how do you catch it, any plugin or anything you’ll be able to advise? I get thus often lately it’s driving me crazy so any help is very abundant appreciated. for older folks, retirement or a huge promotion at work is a time when celebration events are going to be a great idea. [url=https://myigfollowers.com/buy-youtube-likes-cheap/]buy youtube likes[/url]
Gaylord on Sunday, 05 May 2019 17:14

Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So good to find somebody with some unique thoughts on this subject. realy thanks for beginning this up. this web site is something that is wanted on the web, someone with a bit originality. helpful job for bringing one thing new to the internet! gift baskets for women

Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So good to find somebody with some unique thoughts on this subject. realy thanks for beginning this up. this web site is something that is wanted on the web, someone with a bit originality. helpful job for bringing one thing new to the internet! [url=https://www.reasonablegifts.com]gift baskets for women[/url]
Gaylord on Tuesday, 07 May 2019 12:57

Great paintings! That is the type of info that are meant to be shared around the web. Shame on Google for no longer positioning this submit higher! Come on over and seek advice from my site . Thanks =) cbd oil for sale online

Great paintings! That is the type of info that are meant to be shared around the web. Shame on Google for no longer positioning this submit higher! Come on over and seek advice from my site . Thanks =) [url=https://purecbdproducts.care/shop-categories/pet/]cbd oil for sale online[/url]
Gaylord on Wednesday, 08 May 2019 14:24

You seem to have a lot of confidense in the things you do. Nice post also! Keep it up! Phone unlocking Bristol

You seem to have a lot of confidense in the things you do. Nice post also! Keep it up! [url=https://localunlockers.co.uk/phone-unlocking-bristol/]Phone unlocking Bristol[/url]
Gaylord on Monday, 13 May 2019 13:08

I am glad that I noticed this site , just the right information that I was looking for! . tree services long island ny

I am glad that I noticed this site , just the right information that I was looking for! . [url=https://www.aaatreeserviceny.com/aaa-tree-service-video-2019/]tree services long island ny[/url]
Gaylord on Monday, 13 May 2019 20:34

Truly an incredible expansion. I have perused this magnificent post. A debt of gratitude is in order for sharing data about it. I truly like that. Much obliged so parcel for your assemble. voyance retour amour

Truly an incredible expansion. I have perused this magnificent post. A debt of gratitude is in order for sharing data about it. I truly like that. Much obliged so parcel for your assemble. [url=https://voyance-retour-amour.com/]voyance retour amour[/url]
Gaylord on Saturday, 18 May 2019 19:50

An impressive share, I recently given this onto a colleague who was conducting a little analysis with this. Anf the husband in fact bought me breakfast since I found it for him.. smile. So i want to reword that: Thnx with the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending any time to talk about this, I’m strongly concerning this and adore reading on this topic. If it is possible, as you grow expertise, does one mind updating your site to comprehend details? It truly is highly of great help for me. Large thumb up because of this post! get well gift baskets

An impressive share, I recently given this onto a colleague who was conducting a little analysis with this. Anf the husband in fact bought me breakfast since I found it for him.. smile. So i want to reword that: Thnx with the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending any time to talk about this, I’m strongly concerning this and adore reading on this topic. If it is possible, as you grow expertise, does one mind updating your site to comprehend details? It truly is highly of great help for me. Large thumb up because of this post! [url=https://www.reasonablegifts.com]get well gift baskets[/url]
Gaylord on Tuesday, 21 May 2019 19:58

This web site is my aspiration , rattling superb pattern and perfect content material . 먹튀사이트

This web site is my aspiration , rattling superb pattern and perfect content material . [url=https://www.safe-toto.net/]먹튀사이트[/url]
Gaylord on Wednesday, 22 May 2019 19:53

There are very a lot of details this way to consider. Which is a wonderful denote bring up. I provide you with the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are actually questions like the one you talk about the location where the most essential thing might be doing work in honest great faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, but More than likely that your chosen job is clearly referred to as a reasonable game. Both little ones notice the impact of just a moment’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives. Targeted web Traffic

There are very a lot of details this way to consider. Which is a wonderful denote bring up. I provide you with the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are actually questions like the one you talk about the location where the most essential thing might be doing work in honest great faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, but More than likely that your chosen job is clearly referred to as a reasonable game. Both little ones notice the impact of just a moment’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives. [url=https://targetedwebtraffic.com/buy/targeted-web-traffic/]Targeted web Traffic[/url]
Gaylord on Thursday, 23 May 2019 15:37

Thanks for providing such a great article, it was excellent and very informative. It’s my first time that I visit here. I found a lot of informative stuff in your article. Keep it up. Thank you. 小額借款

Thanks for providing such a great article, it was excellent and very informative. It’s my first time that I visit here. I found a lot of informative stuff in your article. Keep it up. Thank you. [url=https://www.9597.tw/]小額借款[/url]
Gaylord on Friday, 24 May 2019 13:50

Can I say what relief to uncover someone who in fact knows what theyre referring to on the net. You definitely learn how to bring a worry to light and make it important. More people have to look at this and understand this side of your story. I cant believe youre no more common because you undoubtedly have the gift. 프로미먹튀

Can I say what relief to uncover someone who in fact knows what theyre referring to on the net. You definitely learn how to bring a worry to light and make it important. More people have to look at this and understand this side of your story. I cant believe youre no more common because you undoubtedly have the gift. [url=https://www.safe-toto.net/blog/promy]프로미먹튀[/url]
Gaylord on Sunday, 02 June 2019 13:26

Hey, found your web site by accident performing a search on Google but I’ll definitely be coming back. Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun. 메이저사이트

Hey, found your web site by accident performing a search on Google but I’ll definitely be coming back. Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun. [url=https://www.safe-toto.net/]메이저사이트[/url]
Gaylord on Thursday, 06 June 2019 15:32

This is the appropriate weblog for everyone who wishes to discover this topic. You recognize a great deal its virtually not easy to argue together with you (not too When i would want…HaHa). You actually put a brand new spin using a topic thats been written about for years. Fantastic stuff, just fantastic! 팬더 먹튀

This is the appropriate weblog for everyone who wishes to discover this topic. You recognize a great deal its virtually not easy to argue together with you (not too When i would want…HaHa). You actually put a brand new spin using a topic thats been written about for years. Fantastic stuff, just fantastic! [url=https://www.safe-toto.net/blog/%ED%8C%AC%EB%8D%94-%EB%A8%B9%ED%8A%80-%ED%86%A0%ED%86%A0%EC%82%AC%EC%9D%B4%ED%8A%B8-%EA%B2%80%EC%A6%9D%EC%99%84%EB%A3%8C-no-1-%ED%86%A0%EB%B3%B5%EC%9D%B4]팬더 먹튀[/url]
Gaylord on Friday, 07 June 2019 17:41

Great – I should certainly say I’m impressed with your site. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs as well as related information. It ended up being truly easy to access. Good job.. 먹튀폴리스 보상

Great – I should certainly say I’m impressed with your site. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs as well as related information. It ended up being truly easy to access. Good job.. [url=https://www.mtpolice.com/]먹튀폴리스 보상[/url]
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username and name fields.

Add to your Wishlist" & "Follow" Please

  

Games Overview

 Quick overview on games Steam

  

Overview Greenlight

 Quick overview on games Greenlight

  

Games Review

 Review/Recommended Games

  

OkatuMaker Studio

 News from OtakuMaker Studio

  

Groups Reviews

 Players recommendations Steam

GoGoBundle.com

Last News/Groups

Our Games

Facebook