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- Using Break, Attack, and Guard abilities in combination with powerful Special Moves and Code Casts, players are required to plan out their attacks to effectively counter their opponent's moves
- Engrossing Story: Written by the creator of the original Fate series of PC games, Kinoko Nasu, the story of Fate/EXTRA will not only appeal to long time fans of the Fate universe
- Extensive replay value: Multiple story paths, each with their own unique dialog trees and character interactions that lead to different endings.
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The one thing which differentiates Fate/Extra from Persona (yes, they are very similar, and I would rank P3P as a top 5 game on PSP) is that because of the somewhat screwed up battle system, you must research your opponents beforehand. There are 3 secrets about your opponent you must discover durng the week, some given to you, many hidden behind tasks, and then you must guess their identity based on the info. The more you know, the more of the enemies actions you will know in advance, which is key to winning. The game requires you to choose 6 actions at once (attack, defend, break, codecast/item, or skill), and knowing that 2 or 3 of those will succeed can be key. Just leveling up your character doesn't mean much if the opponed has 17000 more hp than you do and does 5 times the damage. Because of the risk inherint in the system, planning when to heal or use skills becomes key, and highly strategic in a need to maximize what you do.Read more ›
Fate/Extra is a JRPG that some seem to liken to Persona 3 but I think this relation is somewhat wrongly interpreted. The two only relate to one another in a handful of ways I will point out (based on my experience thus far):
- Both involve high school age characters and settings
- Said characters are host to powers or links to outside mythical or historical figures (personae/servants)
- Both are JRPGs and anime-esque in style
- Some emphasis on socializing is important in-game (these are what some call "visual novel" elements)
While these similarities may sound strong enough to Persona 3/4 players (I reviewed P3P here previously as well), these games are RADICALLY different in execution, especially in their core gameplay.
Story & interaction:
F/E is a text-heavy game. The plot of F/E revolves around a deadly competition that only gifted people can enter. The prize of this tournament supposedly grants the wish of the last person left alive and obtaining that prize is the only way to live through this competition. All of the losers are marked for death. If that isn't motivation enough to win I don't know what would be.Read more ›
The problem is the game itself feels VERY derivative of the Persona series, and without all the fun little features which makes the aforementioned franchise stand out above the rest. After a while the grinding starts feeling a chore, since the combat system doesn't nearly have enough to keep it interesting.
Yet the story is very interesting and it motivated me to keep grinding and preparing myself for the next Servant boss battle, which are quite amazing, really. The servants are interesting, most of the masters are as well, the plot is good and the game has all these nice details which tie-in with Nasu's other franchises which will give you a pleasant feeling when you spot them. So, all in all, a decent RPG for the psp and a must-buy if you enjoy the Fate franchise. If you don't, then I'm not sure if you'll like this game.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If your a fan of the show buy this game. It delivers in every way possible.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Got here a day before the first day it was expected. Also arrived in perfect quality.Published 11 months ago by Joseph Charbonneau
Game is so much fun and the story is amaszing, I got hooked right away.Published 19 months ago by linkmaster457
Another RPG game for my collection! This is an interesting game to play.Published 23 months ago by Kseagle
The game itself is really enjoyable as I had played it before the English edition came out and it is nice to own in english. The limited Ed. Read morePublished on May 28, 2014 by Zero Mejia
I'm a shameless Type-Moon afficianado, so I'm biased towards liking any of their material. Nevertheless, if this game had been mediocre in play I'd have abandoned it without a... Read morePublished on March 20, 2014 by Evil Brian