Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star16 critics
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.