The Guided Fate Paradox

8.3 Overall Score
Presentation: 8/10
Gameplay: 8/10
Controls: 7/10

Engaging gameplay | Randomly-generated dungeons provide diversity and replay value | Great visuals and Japanese audio

Lengthy tutorial can get overwhelming | Camera rotations can lead to difficulty in character movements

NISAmerica has been busy bringing in crazy yet stimulating games for the Playstation 3 including Disgaea 3.  Well now, the latest one called The Guided Fate Paradox has very recently arrived and is available to fulfill your Japanese RPG desires.

The story commences when your character, named Renya Kagurazaka, wins a lottery and actually becomes God. Afterwards, an angel appears and takes you to Celestia, where you will be playing your newly-found role. Your duty is to answer the prayers of all living creatures as well as bring happiness to them.  With the help of the Fate Revolution Circuit, you’ll be able to enter into an alternate reality in which case your decisions will affect the universe.  Keep in mind that there are demons that are plotting against you, thus demonstrating the conflict between good and evil.


The tutorial is quite extensive and can be pretty lengthy.  You’ll also need to keep in mind that for every action a player performs there is the opportunity for the enemy to counter.  So despite the tutorial, beginners can find the task of making the right moves to be overwhelming.

Jumping right into the gameplay, there are randomly-generated dungeons populated with various creatures to slay.  You’ll also be able to find a number of items to collect as you journey further.  With multiple layers and a boss encounter in the end for each dungeon, there are plenty of challenges and variety happening.  Battles are executed in a turn-based fashion where the setting is placed along an isometric grid.  In addition, if you enter into the enemies’ line of sight, they will be chasing after you.

Even though the control scheme is easy to determine, the camera rotation can be the primary cause of unintentional suicides.  Because the view can potentially make you move in the wrong direction, it becomes an irritant.  However, once you can overcome this hump, you’ll be able to continue on the gameplay with enjoyment.


Levelling up that occurs during battles can add up to your character’s total level, which in turn makes you stronger every time you enter into a dungeon. When this total level increases, you can allocate points to Renya’s attributes through the Divinigram system.  Hence, you’ll be able to make adjustments to such stats including offensive and defensive attacks along with your power and speed.

There are also Holy Artifacts that can be arranged within this Divingram system and also be given a boost by placing Holy Icons accordingly.  What this will do is give you extra benefits and capabilities to your weapons and armor.  So with such an engaging system, players can find themselves enthralled with the gameplay.  And with various moments of quirky humor and dialogue, The Guided Fate Paradox gives plenty amusements.


The color scheme keeps this game both interesting and beautiful to look at.  The character designs are detailed enough to keep the visuals stimulating as well as welcoming. Environments are also diverse as you can see with each dungeon having some degree of variety in terms of the theme as well as the enemies that reside there.  And it shouldn’t come as a surprise that The Guided Fate Paradox consists of music and voice acting all in Japanese.  So if you’re really into either the anime or even the culture, then this game will have a place in your heart.

The Guided Fate Paradox is quite the interesting Playstation 3 game that will let you play God.  Even though the mechanics can be pretty extensive and perhaps overwhelming, the gameplay itself is both engaging and satisfying.  So if you have been a fan of the work produced by NISAmerica, then The Guided Fate Paradox is the next best thing to consider to quench your thirst for some RPG dungeon-crawling entertainment.


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