About this game
Developer: Marvelous Inc.
Content Rating: Teen
Picking up where the story ended in Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star, Fate/EXTELLA LINK expands the roster of playable Servants with 10 legendary heroes added to the original selection of 16. These newly added Servants hail from other entries in the Fateseries and include the likes of Astolfo, Scàthach, and Francis Drake. The high-speed action gameplay of Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star returns with improved visuals and new battle mechanics in both single-player and an added multiplayer mode supporting 4-on-4 online battles.
Gamer Reviews174 Reviews
Critic Reviews15 Reviews
Lucas White — Mar 20, 2019
Fate/Extella Link is proof that an idea can succeed over time, even if it doesn’t exactly catch on at first. It’s totally okay to jump in and have fun here with all the interesting characters, but it’s also a heck of a ride to try and take in all the context. While the first game is divisive, you can also check out Fate/Extra Last Encore on Netflix as an alternative, then get your feet wet with the first Extella, then really dive into Extella Link.
Robert Ramsey — Mar 19, 2019
As far as Warriors-style action games go, Fate Extella Link is near the top of the pile on PS4 -- it's a robust and refined sequel that fans of the genre shouldn't miss out on. The process of levelling up, collecting skills, and bonding with your favourite Fate characters is both satisfying and rewarding, and although repetition does become a factor later on, the flashy combat has enough kick to keep you engaged.
Nicole Seraphita — Mar 19, 2019
Overall, Fate/Extella Link is a solid Musou that channels the best of the genre and coats it with a bucket of fresh Fate/ themed paint. The battles are exciting, and changes to them make things flow better and feel more satisfying overall. While That being said, it is a bit lacking in the story department, and it could stand to focus more on other characters rather than giving the entire plot to Charlemagne and the main villain.
Thi Chao — Mar 19, 2019
I wondered how well Fate/Extella Link would fare in comparison to its predecessor and if there would be any improvements to the experience. While the core gameplay is more or less the same, all of the extra added features, not to mention the added 10 playable characters, Fate/Extella Link is a remarkable experience and one I thoroughly enjoyed. In terms of story, writing and visual effects, fans of the Musou genre should definitely check this title out.
Dave Aubrey — Mar 22, 2019
You can spend currency to level up characters, but the further you get in the story, the more you’ll need to spend to get other characters up to par with your main. Despite some minor gripes though, this feels like a high-quality hack and slash experience, with great characters, animations, combat, and a fun story. This is one of the better Warriors-style games out there, and it wasn’t even made by Omega Force.
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Jelani James — Mar 15, 2019
So, in the end, I think what will determine your level of enjoyment here will be how familiar you are with the series. If you’re a fan of the franchise and like musous, then I see no reason why you won’t enjoy this. On the other hand, I recommend checking out Extella if you’re new. You can go in blind if you want, but I don’t think the gameplay alone is good enough to carry the whole package.
Josh Torres — Mar 19, 2019
Fate/Extella Link is a significant step-up to Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star. Its story may be shorter and more comparable to a gaiden, but I think it’s more important to nail down and refine its gameplay systems first and foremost. It’s a game for fans of Fate and fans of the hack n’ slash musou genre. I like both a lot, so seeing it get significantly better works for me.
A.J. Maciejewski — Mar 19, 2019
Even though Fate/Extella Link feels a lot like its predecessor, it's still a much-improved game that'll keep you hacking and slashing for hours. Its super-fun 8 player online component is just the icing on the cake.
Max Williams — Mar 27, 2019
On top of all this are the lovely costumes, and you can receive some extras if you have save data from the first EXTELLA, which is a neat bonus. Fate/EXTELLA LINK is everything the first game should have been and a solid improvement over the slightly lacklustre previous title. With its hammy anime story, lovable eccentric cast, and thrilling, stylish gameplay, it’s a real joy to play.
Miguel Moran — Mar 19, 2019
Fate/Extella Link is a major step in the right direction for this Dynasty Warriors spinoff series. It takes the ideas of the original and executes them all even better than before. Unfortunately, the story still flounders a bit, putting too much focus on new hero Charlemagne and not enough on the beefy supporting cast, and it's still a little repetitive at times, but the new Skill systems help ease that monotony a lot.
Drew Hurley — Mar 24, 2019
Fans of Fate will enjoy this, it's basically fanservice. The Musou style gameplay has been used for many franchises in Japan across the years, with popular series like One Piece, Kamen Rider, and Gundam all receiving games that give fans the chance to play with their favourite characters. It works best when there is a decent cast of characters that fans want to see more of, and Fate has that in spades.
Elias Sampayo — Mar 20, 2019
Fate/Extella: Link es un título que parece enfocado casi exclusivamente a los fans de la serie. Un juego que necesita que hayas jugado al menos a su predecesor. Aunque cuenta con mejoras visuales y una historia larga a la par que entretenida, pero que te va a obligar a leer constantemente los subtítulos. Si lo que estás buscando es un musou frenético con el que pasar el rato, este es tu juego, que te garantiza muchas horas de duración, además de incluir un gran pantel de personajes jugables.
Ramón Varela — Mar 27, 2019
Bien es cierto que la decisión de Marvelous es bastante conservadora y va a lo fácil, al musou como tantos otras licencias de anime. Mejora el sistema de combate pero el género sigue arrastrando las mismas limitaciones de siempre, de poco sirve dar variedad de combos y habilidades si gran parte del juego se puede superar al estilo machacabotones.
Sergio Martín — Mar 21, 2019
La saga de culto de Marvelous regresa con una propuesta hack´n slash que sigue de cerca (demasiado para mi gusto) lo vivido en The Umbral Star. Miles de combates nos aguardan contra oleadas interminables de enemigos que suelen acabar con diversas contiendas contra una buena remesa de jefes finales. Un desarrollo tan predecible como entretenido si te gustan este tipo de propuestas, aunque está claro que la originalidad no es el punto fuerte de Fate / Extella Link.
Mathias Oertel — Mar 19, 2019
Schade allerdings, dass der Stil der Visual Novel mittlerweile komplett überstrapaziert ist und dadurch an Reiz verliert. Dennoch: Wer nach den letzten eher experimentellen Massenprüglern der Quasi-Monopolisten von Tecmo Koei Lust auf ganz klassische Musou-Keilereien hat, wird hier gut unterhalten.
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