Video Game: The Guided Fate Paradox
The Guided Fate Paradox
(released as The God and Fate Revolution Paradox
in Japan) is a roguelike
by Nippon Ichi
(Team Disgaea, specifically) for the PS3
with character designs and artwork by Noizi Ito of Haruhi Suzumiya
and Shakugan no Shana
fame. It is first game in Nippon Ichi's Anniversary Project
Renya Kagurazaka is a typical Unlucky Everydude
who wins the position of God
in a street raffle. As you do.
, Renya is now tasked with the duty of answering the prayers of His creations, may they be animals, humans, extraterrestrials or even fairy-tale characters
. To do this, he must use the Fate Revolution Circuit: a mysterious machine of divine origins that creates an astral manifestation of the prayer to be fulfilled
, allowing Renya to literally "defeat" the obstacles preventing it from coming true
. And if Renya is unable (or unwilling) to answer the prayer, then he will be "consumed" on the spot!
With the aid of seven angels, a bewildered Renya eases into his new role as God
and deeper into the mystery of who created the Fate Revolution Circuit and why he would need to be chosen to be The Almighty in the first place.
The gameplay is described as unique, a mix of dungeon-crawler and SRPG and utilizes the high resolution sprites previously seen in Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten
. It's been often called the Spiritual Successor
of Zettai Hero Project
, except Darker and Edgier
with a protagonist who isn't kind of a pathetic loser.
The game was released in Japan in January 2013, and was was released in the United States on November 2013.
A sequel has been announced titled The Awakened Fate Ultimatum
(The God and Fate Cross-Thesis Awakening
) for July 2014 in Japan and Spring 2015 in the West.
This game provides examples of: