"The Guided Fate Paradox is one of the most unique JRPGs to come along in a while, but it drags along some unusual quirks you might not appreciate."
The Guided Fate Paradox isn’t pretty. Much of the adventure that unfolds over the course of the 40 or 50 hours it will most likely take you to clear the campaign occurs inside a computer simulation of sorts that displays the most important elements of a person’s story and then reproduces the bare minimum amount of information possible so that you can fix problems like a wish-granting genie. So no, the game isn’t pretty. It’s still worth a look, though!
The hero, a 17-year-old boy named Renya, begins his story by advising you that he has had awful luck all of his life. Things finally seem to be turning around for him, though, when he wins a lottery at the mall and becomes God. That seems like it would be the ultimate get, a chance to finally make up for all of those crummy past losses, except being a deity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. “God” has only a few loyal angels who might serve him, and most of them are loyal in the sense that a hungry piranha is loyal. He also has a pressing and almost certainly fatal engagement with Satanael, a being of immense power who is eradicating the heavenly host.
Staff review by Jason Venter (November 05, 2013)
Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.
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