Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star

16 critics

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
6.00 to 7.99
4.00 to 5.99
0 to 3.99
Matt PaxtonSep 06, 2017
Fate/Extella goes through the motions to be considered a Musou genre title, but it does not do enough to differentiate itself from the competition. Battles are monotonous, gameplay grows stale quickly, and the storytelling is just downright atrocious.
Zachary MillerJul 28, 2017
Overall, Fate/Extella is a fairly simplistic Warriors-style game with a visual novel component and pretty enough graphics. I was impressed that there’s never any slowdown, either in tabletop mode or on the TV.
James SweetingAug 23, 2017
The Umbral Star is a great addition to the Switch, but not a great addition to either genre it tries to emulate.
Alex SeedhouseJul 23, 2017
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star packs plenty of promise, but falls short in certain areas. Gratifying combat can’t outweigh an experience that is too readily prepared to let players sit and read through great lengths of text. When you eventually get to the action it can be spectacular, there just isn’t enough of it.
Alexander ThomasAug 06, 2017
While Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star is a solid experience during combat, the overly complex plot is paired with some juvenile and cringe-worthy dialogue that mars the experience. The game has a good variety of characters, excellent combat, and an easy to use crafting system, however, it is terribly bogged down by far reaching expositional conversations that can run well beyond 15-minute intervals.
RichJul 29, 2017
All in all, Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star makes for an entertaining hack and slash experience which feels right at home on the Nintendo Switch. It’s admittedly a little pricey at £49.99, but for those looking for some Dynasty Warriors style action, it fits the bill quite nicely, and those familiar with the Fate franchise will also get a kick out of its story which features many familiar faces.
William MurphyJul 27, 2017
I love the relationships in Mass Effect and Dragon Age titles, and I love basically trying to sleep with everyone. Not even going to lie about it. But a big part of Fate/Extella is how you nurture and grow relationships with your warriors, and it’s just way too soft-core porn on Cinemax for me. It just doesn’t work. It comes off as poor spanktro-fiction, and I’m not here for it.
Matthew UtleyJul 24, 2017
For better or worse, Fate/EXTELLA embodies everything that makes an anime game different from the ordinary crowd, including characters that speak only in exposition, fan service that creeps you out, and gameplay that is more about watching cool stuff happen than actually being fun.
Shane JuryJul 21, 2017
A worthy debut for not only the series but also the genre on Nintendo Switch, Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star combines a solid foundation of enemy wave eliminations and territory domination with a surprisingly developed and engaging narrative, despite the various camera issues and regular jargon blockage. It is definitely a slow burner that fits well into a mindless brawler or an intriguing fable on demand.
Thomas HughesNov 21, 2017
The bloated and often confusing narrative might be a bit too much for those that aren’t already fans of the Fate series, but for those willing to brave the ridiculous amount of dialogue a satisfactory Musou game awaits them underneath.
Morgan SleeperJul 21, 2017
A real treat for anime-action fans, Fate/EXTELLA is a lovably frantic hack-and-slash with a feeling all its own. Appealing characters and an irresistible sense of style draw you into its world, and addictive, satisfying gameplay and excellent writing keep things exciting throughout.
Andrew GonzalezJul 31, 2017
Using handheld mode with high brightness settings allowed for around three hours of playtime. As a huge fan of Dynasty Warriors, Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star is an exceptional video game. Although the graphics on the PlayStation 4 version of the game are superior to that of the Nintendo Switch, this port feels like the definitive version of the game.
Mike ReyesAug 27, 2017
Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star para Switch es más que solo un simple port. Es una versión que, aunque retiene lo esencial de sus otras versiones, sabe aprovechar a su manera las capacidades de la consola. Si bien ésta palidece un poco frente a su contraparte de PS4, sus añadidos extras y las funciones portátiles la hacen superior a la de Vita.
Mathias OertelJul 21, 2017
Fate/Extella ist auch auf Switch eine gelungene Variante von Koeis Musou-Spielen, die sich vor allem mit der Erzählung im Stile einer Visual Novel von den Warriors aus dem Hause Omega Force absetzt.
Jonathan BushleAug 02, 2017
Après la PS4 et la VITA, c'est au tour de la dernière née des consoles Nintendo, la Switch, d'accueillir le Musô made in Marvelous, j'ai nommé Fate/Extella : The Umbral Star. J'avais été assez séduit par le titre à sa sortie initiale il y a 8 mois, et alors que la fenêtre de tir pour lui n'est pas si large avec l'arrivée prochaine de Fire Emblem Warriors (qui s'annonce très bon), c'est le moment de voir ce que vaut ce portage...
João DiasAug 10, 2017
Assim sendo, Fate/Extella na Switch merece um registo positivo pela sua dimensão e pelo menos pela intenção de ser um jogo de acção com elementos de RPG a roçar o romance com múltiplas personagens. Fossem estes elementos doseados de melhor forma e servidos em quantidades mais fáceis de digerir e estaria aqui uma bela obra de consumo acessível e capaz de manter os jogadores agarrados durante muito tempo.