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FATE is the penultimate chapter in the six-part BIT.TRIP series and will leave you wondering what’s next.Key Features: The arrow keys control CommanderVideo while the mouse allows you to fire anywhere on screen! Or if you prefer, plug in a controller for dual-stick shooting action!
Release Date: Jul 11, 2013
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Includes 15 items: BIT.TRIP BEAT, BIT.TRIP RUNNER, Bit.Trip Runner Soundtrack, Bit.Trip Beat Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP CORE, BIT.TRIP VOID, BIT.TRIP FATE, BIT.TRIP FLUX, BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, BIT.TRIP.CORE Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP.VOID Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP.FATE Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP FLUX Soundtrack, BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Soundtrack, Runner2 - Good Friends Character Pack

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FATE is the penultimate chapter in the six-part BIT.TRIP series and will leave you wondering what’s next.

Key Features:

  • The arrow keys control CommanderVideo while the mouse allows you to fire anywhere on screen! Or if you prefer, plug in a controller for dual-stick shooting action!
  • Collect power-ups to call on CommanderVideo’s friends for powerful shot upgrades!
  • A chiptune-inspired dubstep soundtrack helps bring the action to a whole new level!
  • Video game worlds collide with appearances from Super Meat Boy and Mr. Robotube!
  • Chipmusic artist Minusbaby helps set the tone with a special guest appearance!
  • Enjoy brand new Easy and Hard Difficulty Modes!

Ride the vibe in BIT.TRIP FATE to discover where CommanderVideo’s true mission will take him.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3
    • Processor:2.0+ GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.1 and shader model 3 with 128 MB of memory
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any sound card capable of stereo output
    • Additional:Playing with a keyboard and mouse is recommended.
    Recommended:
    • Additional:Playing with a keyboard and mouse is recommended.

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:OSX version Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Processor:2.0+ GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Open GL 2.1 and shader model 3 with 128 MB of memory
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:Any sound card capable of stereo output
    • Additional:Playing with a keyboard and mouse is recommended.
    Recommended:
    • Additional:Playing with a keyboard and mouse is recommended.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
139 products in account
69 reviews
2.1 hrs on record
Bit.Trip Fate is somewhat different in terms of incorporating music than other titles in the series, but is still a fun game to play. This game is a literal rail shooter as players control Commander Video and shoot enemies. There are some musical elements when firing at enemies, but this is not a rhythm game. Also, enemies fire in patterns reminescent to bullet hell games, making this game a mix of these three genres of games.
Graphically, this is similar fare to other Bit.Trip games, but has a design similar to Runner with mostly 3d objects. The backgrounds are somewhat trippy, yet have enough detail to stand out as three unique locations that are traversed in the game. The story continues from Runner as well, with Commander Video and his buddies teaming up to destroy Mingrawn Timbletot. Overall, the story is darker as well with the Commander wanting to fight the enemies with anger as shown in some of the cutscenes. Dubstep style music adds to this dark feeling while playing the game, and the music does sound great as well while not being as dynamic in other games. Music cues are made when destroying an enemy, but they are not in sync with the background music as in other games.
Essentially, the gameplay is a literal rail shooter with bullet hell and musical elements. Players control the Commander in a set line path, only being able to move left and right along this path. Like in other Bit.Trip games, the player can increase or lose rank, and this powers up or down Commander Video. The game is lost if Commander Video is in Nether mode and gets hit. Powerups are in the stages, each with varying effects. Enemies shoot bullets and occasionally lasers, some of which have their own kind of pattern to dodge. The meat of the difficulty lies with the bosses at the end of each level. Usually, these guys start out with hard patterns at first, then tend to get easier with the next parts of the boss. Most of my deaths were up in the boss areas, although the levels tend to be easy when repeating them.
This game can easy or hard depending on those who played bullet hell games before. Many enemies will fire a lot of bullets, so it will take some replaying to follow the pattern and dodge the bullets. For me, the first half of the game was pretty easy, but the second half give me a bit of a challenge. It is definitely shorter than Runner with a total of 6 levels that are each around 10 minutes.
Bit.Trip Fate doesn't have strong rhythm elements in the game. However, it is good in making a different kind of shoot em up game that plays great and has some of the style of the series with its art and music. In essence, this game follows some of the same art and music style, but breaks away from being mainly a rhythm game to deliver a shooter game that delivers its unique and engaging gameplay well.
Posted: July 17th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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58 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
This feels like the most casual of the BIT.TRIP games but still offers a decent difficulty ramp except for the bosses that are more annoying than anything. If you're into the BIT.TRIP games for the music though, this is probably the least "tied" to the musical score so it feels a bit out of place compared to the other games in the series. Decent overall though, definitely worth a buy on sale if you're a fan of the rest.
Posted: June 29th, 2014
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
272 products in account
38 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
Well its pretty fun when your bored i guess
Posted: May 22nd, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
390 products in account
266 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
7,5/10 *but not for all! :-\
Posted: May 31st, 2014
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1 review
0.5 hrs on record
I love this game! Awsome colors and music. Although I find myslef wanting to stop after just losing one game. Maybe I just need practice?
Posted: April 21st, 2014
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
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800 reviews
3.1 hrs on record
Bit.Trip Fate is a 2D reincarnation of Rez. It's on-rails and you shoot enemies and objects to let them produce sounds, while collecting power-ups to keep yourself alive long enough to survive the boss fights. The worlds and main character aren't as detailed though, and Rez is still the better game between the two (play it if you ever get the chance!), but I'll be honest, Fate is not bad either. It's simple in its presentation, like all the other Bit.Trip games (ok, maybe not Runner 2) and they're never expensive. But, except for Runner 1 and 2, the games never manage to capture my attention long enough. I usually get bored of them within less than 2 hours.

That, and the fact that there are no checkpoints make it difficult to recommend this game. Sure, it's challenging, but it's too unbalanced. if you die during a level you have to replay the entire level all over again. It can be frustrating because you can usually make it to the boss fights without getting hit (too much).

Yup, the boss fights are tough. 'Aren't boss fights supposed to be tough ? And doesn't practice make perfect ?' Well, yes, but only if it's fun to play in the first place. Fate just isn't fun enough.

[Rating: 68/100]
Posted: July 25th, 2013
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