Upon listening to of BIT.TRIP’s grand return to Change, I knew the primary recreation I’d wish to play was FATE. I had performed the BIT.TRIP assortment on Wii a number of years again, however have since gained a keenness for twin-stick shooters, so FATE appealed to me far more than previously. That mentioned, how is it?
FATE is a twin-stick shooter with a twist. As an alternative of freely transferring about, you’re confined to a rail. It additionally performs just about like a typical area shooter: the display screen scrolls to the suitable, and there’s a boss on the finish. Like many old skool shooters, in addition to the remainder of the BIT.TRIP collection, this recreation is somewhat troublesome but satisfying.
Going for top scores is the principle attraction. The six levels are satisfying in their very own respects, although a tad too lengthy for my liking. However the enjoyable actually begins once you attempt to excellent your gameplay. Destroying enemies whereas not getting hit ranges you up steadily and provides larger multipliers to your rating. Get hit, and also you go down a degree. This scoring idea strongly motivates replay worth. I’ve loved going again to previous levels to try to finest my rating.
So far as degree design goes, I’d say it’s okay however doesn’t have any actual ‘stand-out’ moments. In contrast to many video games I’ve loved previously, there isn’t any degree particularly that I particularly take pleasure in revisiting. This implies the gameplay actually has to shine, and I’d say it does. FATE feels meant for chasing excessive scores, and it succeeds at that.
Total I loved taking part in FATE once more after so a few years. The one factor that I strongly disliked was, with out spoiling an excessive amount of, how a lot of a downer the plot is, however that doesn’t have an effect on the rating—simply my private opinion. At solely $4.99 on the eShop, it’s effectively price choosing up should you’re a fan of twin-sticks.