The third game I bought was called Fate. I had downloaded a demo before and played it, and thats really what hooked me.. but I just never got around to buying the game. Well now I have it and I don’t want to put it down. You can’t know a game is of this calibre until you find yourself being able to make a character that looks like this:
If I could afford a red hat (and have the stats to equip it), I’d be one whoop-ass santaman. I actually started with a girl that looked somewhat like my girlfriend, but she isn’t much to look at right now.
I mean, I don’t even know where to start about how great this game is. Take all of the things that make Diablo great, and then stuff a whole bunch more into it. The game looks great, plays great… MAN! I may be a whore for Fate, but.. well, I don’t have a good ending for that statement.
How about we start by taking a look at the other screenshot I took:
I’ve got JayCee beating up on a pretty heavily-stacked Level 5 special monster called Nightreaper to complete a quest. The thing is huge and has some sort of double-sized shape that looks like its made of lighting. I had a hard time taking this thing down, until.. See that gryphon there? Yeah. That’s my cat Mittens. Bitch say whaaat?
One of the fun things about this game is the pets. You choose a cat or dog when you create your character (see Spot up there by my steelgolem-ey santaman?). Your pet levels up as it gains exp from things. You can also use it as a pack-mule and equip some jewelry to it if you want. Well any fish you catch (oh yeah, you can fish in this) can be fed to the pet for varying effects. Every fish I’ve caught so far changes pets into another creature. The gryphon above gets +40-+50 for a bunch of stats added on. Mittens pretty much killed the miniboss there in 2 or 3 swipes.
There isn’t any kind of skill tree to walk through in this, just a list of different skills you can improve at any level-up. The game’s “special abilities” come exclusively in the form of spells only, like in Diablo1. But thats fine by me.
I’ll wrap this up now. I want to play some more. Love this game.