As a continuation of the original Fate PC game Undiscovered Realms begins where your previous adventure wrapped up. You’re now a hero after defeating the manxome scourge. The grateful citizens of Grove are giving you a huge celebration for your bravery. Suddenly, in the middle of the festivities a mysterious wanderer interrupts with a disturbing proclamation of pending doom. The elderly man tells a vivid story about forgotten secrets buried in a temple, portals to undiscovered realms, and a powerful Book of Fate which controls the harmony within the adjoining worlds.
The old man requests immediate assistance to locate the Book of Fate in hopes to prevent the grave danger quickly approaching. As the village hero you volunteer to assist unaware that the seemingly helpless stranger carries false intentions. Once the book is discovered the stranger betrays you and harnesses the power for himself. Determined to make things right again you must embark on another quest to restore balance. Facing a slew of vengeful monsters, dark dungeons, and diverse realms players must battle to correct a wrong. Fate: Undiscovered Realms is a fantasy role-playing PC game that any RPG fan will love.
Gameplay (5 out of 5)
Character selection is totally up to you. Your hero can be imported from the original Fate PC game or you can create a different one from scratch. The design process is done through point assignment of varied traits. Players have the option to level up as the game progress improving skills, magic, and overall strength. The game begins in the Temple of Fate which habors the passageways to the realms of Druantia and Typhon. Players select which place they wish to enter and begin their adventure. During your journey you will encounter monsters in town who you will conduct trade with and get task assignments from. Majority of these side-tasks involve taking a trip to one of the dungeons in search of a magical artifact, to save a holy shrine, break an evil shrine, or to fight a boss monster.
This is a typical fantasy based hack and slash RPG. Players are fully equipped with an arsenal of swords, armor, axes, and pet companion of your choice to aide you in combat. You can decide to have a pet dog or cat. These handy pets have the ability to transform into vast selection of more useful creatures including gigantic spiders and unicorns. You must feed them a magical fish to start their morph. All of the items in the game is effectively color-coded. Lavender or purplish hue items represent magic. Teal shaded items are gear with magical abilities and bright yellow items are categorized as hard-to-find artifacts. Specific weapons permit players to wedge stones into them for extra power boosts like speed and magic. Many of the items used in Undiscovered Realms are carried over from the original Fate PC game. Also known as a dungeon crawler genre game Undiscovered Realms has endless dungeon levels for exploration. It has a complicated hardcore mode for players seeking a true challenge.
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Graphics & Sound (4 out of 5)
Throughout Fate: Undiscovered Realms you will be transporting back and forth to Typhon and Druantia. The artic Outpost of Typhon has well-designed snowy backdrops and inventive creatures such as the crystal crab and frightful walrus. In the deep wooded Outpost of Druantia the rich forests are filled with deadly moving mushrooms and bizarre roaming brains. Most of the animations were nicely done. The graphics in this game are not mind-blowing but they are decent. The gloomy dungeons often contrast with the bright colorful items you’re collecting and the outer realms. I expected a little more in the graphics department in a game with a theme of interlocking realms. The soundtrack meshed accurately with the tone of the game. Harp and classical strings accompany the enchantment of each scene.
The system requirements for Fate: Undiscovered Realm PC game includes Windows XP or Vista operating system, Pentium 800MHz or higher processor, 256 – 512 MB of RAM, 3D hardware acceleration with 32MB Video Card, DirectX 8.1, and 100MB of Hard Drive Space available. The game is keyboard and mouse supported but I recommend using a Logitech gamepad. Gaming pad accessories add additional comfort when playing for extended hours.
Overall Rating (3 out of 5)
Fate: Undiscovered Realms is a stand-alone expansion to the original Fate PC game released in 2005. The features which allow you to import your characters from the previous game adds lasting appeal. Although visually you spend majority of the game in dreary dungeons the consistent action will keep players interest. Fighting endless weird monsters with a variety of weaponry that produces thoroughly engaging gameplay. I found Fate: Undiscovered Realms to be extremely addictive and fun to play. Slightly comparable to Diablo this inexpensive single player RPG is worth a try. If you’re a fan of hack and slash genre games you’ll enjoy this expanded version of Fate.