The 24 Games Of Christmas! Day #9: Sword and Fairy: Together Forever

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It’s that time of year, friends! The house is filled with greens and reds, the music channels all start dropping the Wham, Buble and Mariah, the fridge fills up with eggnog and we gorge ourselves on fruit mince pie. It’s such a special time of year!

We love the season at DDNet, and one of the best things about it is that it’s also the perfect time to catch up on some games. When you’re not juggling parties and gatherings, it’s a slower time for work and it’s easier to steal a bit of time on the side to play something new, or finally get through that game that you stalled on.

Each year at DDNet we run a “games of Christmas” list, that works just like an advent calendar. We count down to Christmas by sharing one game recommendation for the season each day. Crank up the Jingle Bells and get into the spirit of the season with these!

Day #9: Sword and Fairy: Together Forever (Read our review here)

One of the things that I’d like to challenge everyone to do around Christmas is play something different. So many games get released every week these days that it’s easy to get “set in your ways” and simply play the familiar. Take the JRPG for example. There has been about 40 JRPGs of some kind of profile released this year, and there aren’t enough hours in the week to actually play all of them. So what do fans do? Naturally they pick the ones they find the most interesting and methodically work through those.

But if they looked just a little beyond their genre, they would find something like Sword and Fairy: Together Forever, a Taiwanese RPG crafted with real care and love. It tells a story rooted deeply in Chinese thought and philosophy, has a unique set of aesthetics, and while it might not have the gameplay precision of a Final Fantasy, it’s no slouch there too. Make Sword and Fairy your Christmas challenge and you won’t regret it.

Matt S. is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of DDNet. He's been writing about games for over 20 years, including a book, but is perhaps best-known for being the high priest of the Church of Hatsune Miku.

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