If you’re a fan of NIS titles you’ve spent a lot of time in the Netherworld. Tomorrow it’s time to take a trip to the flip side as a teenager who ends up winning a contest to become “god” of Celestia in The Guided Fate Paradox! Players take on the role of Renya Kagurazaka, a Japanese high school student, as he’s tutored into taking control of Celestia… or at least you’re section of it.
Unlike previous tactical titles set it what seems to be the same universe, The Guided Fate Paradox uses a hybrid rogue-like style of gameplay along with the view and special moves you’ve come to expect from Disgaea. Your adventure is split into chapters, again like Disgaea, but actual gameplay for each area feels a bit longer, sort of like going through a few item world levels since the rogue-like areas of Guided Fate are multi-level. What’s up with that? Read on for more!
So why is “god” and one of his helper angels, Lilliel Saotome, slogging through rogue-like dungeons? To answer prayers inside of a giant machine that makes a copy of the real world that can be altered by destroying the demons within! No really. You recieve a prayer and answer it by going into the Fate Revolution Circuit Machine’s “copy world” of prayers… (prayees?) person who prayed’s world to fight off their demons that hold them back from attaining their desire.
Things aren’t all as they seem since obviously, you’re replacing someone in your new job. Not only that, your guiding angel is new to her career as well. It seems a bit more menacing when you realize it seems your guiding angels instruction booklet implies that you can’t quit your job. Stay tuned for our full review coming soon! The Guided Fate Paradox will be released tomorrow, November 5th, for the PlayStation 3!