AMN gives Folklore an 8.9/10 rating the game from visuals to gameplay to lasting appeal.
Don't let any Pokemon remarks taint you, right when you meet the first "Folks" in the tavern you feel like you are in Tim Burton's rendition of Star Wars. The Celtic overtones give way to an ever present mysterious feeling to the story and locals.
The two main characters also are interesting from the start. Keats is the man-of-science hardliner with a curiosity towards the paranormal. So much so, that he is an editorialist for a paranormal magazine. Ellen is a young girl that lost her mother to an unknown cause at an even earlier age. Eerily, a note was sent from her mother, to Ellen. This sets the tone for the pensive thriller that is Folklore.