The Guided Fate Paradox

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The Guided Fate Paradox
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North American cover art
Developer(s)Nippon Ichi Software
Publisher(s)NIS America
Designer(s)Noizi Ito
Composer(s)Yōsei Teikoku
Platform(s)PlayStation 3
Release date(s)
  • JP January 24, 2013
  • NA November 5, 2013
  • EU October 28, 2013
Genre(s)Dungeon Crawl, Role-playing video game
Mode(s)Single-player
DistributionBlu-ray Disc
 
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The Guided Fate Paradox
The Guided Fate Paradox Coverart.png
North American cover art
Developer(s)Nippon Ichi Software
Publisher(s)NIS America
Designer(s)Noizi Ito
Composer(s)Yōsei Teikoku
Platform(s)PlayStation 3
Release date(s)
  • JP January 24, 2013
  • NA November 5, 2013
  • EU October 28, 2013
Genre(s)Dungeon Crawl, Role-playing video game
Mode(s)Single-player
DistributionBlu-ray Disc

The Guided Fate Paradox (神様と運命革命のパラドクス Kamisama to Unmei Kakumei no Paradox?) is a dungeon crawler role-playing video game developed and published by Nippon Ichi Software for the PlayStation 3.[1] It was released in Japan on January 24, 2013, Europe on October 28, 2013 and North America on November 5, 2013.[2][3] The game is described as being a spiritual successor to NIS's earlier PSP title Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman.[4] A sequel, The Awakened Fate Ultimatum has been announced for a September 25, 2014 release in Japan and a 2015 release in North America and Europe.

Premise[edit]

The game follows Renya, a boy who wins a raffle drawing that gives him divine powers. His new mission then becomes to alter and affect the fates of the people who pray to him.[4][5]

Gameplay[edit]

Gameplay is described as having traits similar to the Mystery Dungeon series and features customization options.[6][7] Cinderella makes an appearance as a character, expressing her discontent with the happy ending associated with her fairy tale.[7]

Development[edit]

The game was originally revealed in Japan on July 11, 2012 as a 20th anniversary commemorative for Nippon Ichi Software.[8][9] It was also developed largely by the same team behind the Disgaea series, while Noizi Ito worked as the game's character designer and Yōsei Teikoku composed the music.[10]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
Hardcore Gamer4/5[11]

Bradly Hale of Hardcore Gamer gave the game a 4/5, saying "The Guided Fate Paradox is a niche game, but that shouldn’t scare off anyone who has a taste for Japanese RPGs. Its story does a balancing act of providing lighthearted fun and philosophical poignancy, while its gameplay is perhaps one of the deepest endeavors on the PS3 right now."[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eisenbeis, Richard (2013-02-22). "A New Disgaea, The Guided Fate Paradox, and Time and Eternity Are Coming to American Shores". Kotaku. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  2. ^ Hernandez, Patricia (2013-01-26). "NIS Still Aims for Kamisama to Unmei Kakumei no Paradox Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  3. ^ Moriarty, Colin (2013-03-29). "New Details on Three PlayStation 3 RPGs". IGN. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  4. ^ a b Gera, Emily (2013-03-06). "Disgaea 2 and The Guided Fate Paradox coming to PS3". Polygon. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  5. ^ Spencer (2013-03-01). "Why Nippon Ichi Made The Guided Fate Paradox Instead Of A Z.H.P. Sequel". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  6. ^ Fletcher, JC (2013-02-22). "NIS America bringing Disgaea D2, The Guided Fate Paradox, and Time and Eternity west". Joystiq. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  7. ^ a b Nakamura, Toshi (2013-01-17). "Kotaku preview". Kotaku. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  8. ^ "NIS Plans TV Anime for Kamisama to Unmei Kakumei no Paradox". Anime News Network. 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  9. ^ Ashcraft, Brian (2012-07-11). "Nippon Ichi Reveals Several New Projects". Kotaku. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  10. ^ "Kamisama to Unmei Kakumei no Paradox's 13-Minute Gameplay Video Posted". Anime News Network. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  11. ^ a b Hale, Bradly (25 October 2013). "Review: The Guided Fate Paradox". Hardcore Gamer. Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 

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