My interest in Fantasy Life was already piqued weeks before its due date and on release day, I rode down to my local store and purchased it with excitement. I had put myself on a black list for all information on the game itself as I like to be surprised and work out game mechanics in the moment. I was only an hour in and I already knew that the next 300 hours of my gaming life would be invested within the fantastical world of Reveria. Almost 60 hours in and I can safely say, I was correct. This game is full of fun, colour and magic. Basically, all the ingredients needed for an addictive game.
Fantasy Life begins with you creating an avatar. It took me quite a while to settle on something because there are so many options available to you. I managed to make almost a pixel copy of myself and it is almost too cute for words. You then begin the story by (literally) falling through the roof of the local real estate agent, you then become the new person in town, are summoned to the castle to meet the King and the story begins!
Let’s face it, this game does not exist purely for a storyline. This game is here for you to create a story for yourself by playing a Life. You start the game by choosing one class or ‘life’, this will be the life that carries you through the main story. However, at times an obstacle appears and in order to overcome this it, you must change your life. For example, I began my adventure with a Magician as my first life however; I then needed potions on my adventures so I trained as an alchemist. I wanted furniture for my home, so I became a carpenter but I also needed wood so had to become a Woodcutter. All the lives flow and interweave together to assist you in attaining your goal.