Folklore is a very strange game. First you'll begin your quest traveling to Doolin, the village of the dead. Then at night you'll go to the pub and that's when it gets very very strange. You see you'll meet these people (things?) called half-lives that stray between the living and dead worlds. One particular one sees you off on a quest and thus the adventure begins.
It's kinda part mystery part strange part RPG part action part adventure another dose of strange and finally part Pokemon. Yes you heard me, part Pokemon. The gameplay is nice with it never feeling repetitive since your always collecting new folks. You see, you attack these creatures in the netherworld called folks and when they're down, they'll have these glowing ‘id's’ above them that you can capture by flicking your controller up which is satisfying and cool. Once a new folk is captured you can use them in battle like a normal attack. You have four slots for folk, each of the face buttons and as you capture more of the same, they'll get stronger and stuff like that. It's quite cool.
The story is not too spectacular but it doesn't really have to be cause the environments you travel through just get weirder and weirder and weirder. The folks do too! It's really actually quite awesome and you'll learn to love this game for all it does. Some folks later on have to be captured certain ways and they are quite creative. You'll learn how to capture them through finding storybook pages which illustrate how to defeat certain folks and the folklore.
The folklore's are massive folk that terrorise their respective worlds and you must destroy them all to ‘save’ the netherworld. These battles are fantastic and really give you the sense of epicness.
Overall a brilliant game, good gameplay and fantastic environments. Hope a sequel comes out!