The Guided Fate Paradox
|The Guided Fate Paradox|
North American cover art
|Developer(s)||Nippon Ichi Software|
|Genre(s)||Role-playing video game|
The Guided Fate Paradox (神様と運命革命のパラドクス Kamisama to Unmei Kakumei no Paradox?) is a dungeon crawler role-playing video game developed and published by Nippon Ichi Software for the PlayStation 3. It was released in Japan on January 24, 2013, Europe on October 28, 2013 and North America on November 5, 2013. The game is described as being a spiritual successor to NIS's earlier PSP title Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman. A sequel, The Awakened Fate Ultimatum has been announced for a September 25, 2014 release in Japan and a 2015 release in North America and Europe.
Gameplay is described as having traits similar to the Mystery Dungeon series and features customization options. Cinderella makes an appearance as a character, expressing her discontent with the happy ending associated with her fairy tale.
The game was originally revealed in Japan on July 11, 2012 as a 20th anniversary commemorative for Nippon Ichi Software. It was also developed largely by the same team behind the Disgaea series, while Noizi Ito worked as the game's character designer and Yōsei Teikoku composed the music.
Bradly Hale of Hardcore Gamer gave the game a 4/5, saying "The Guided Fate Paradox is a niche game, but that shouldn’t scare off anyone who has a taste for Japanese RPGs. Its story does a balancing act of providing lighthearted fun and philosophical poignancy, while its gameplay is perhaps one of the deepest endeavors on the PS3 right now."
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