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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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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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
663 products in account
87 reviews
1.2 hrs on record
Never content to repeat the same thing, Bit.Trip once again reinvents itself in Fate, an on rails bullet-hell shooter that feels right at home along with its equally offbeat predecessors. As Commander Video you guided through six levels by a roller-coaster like line, destroying enemies on all sides and attempting to make it to the boss at the end in one piece. As you land shots and collect pickups from you fallen adversaries you level up, which acts as both a health and upgrade system. With each new level your gun becomes more powerful but with each hit you take you lose a level, ultimately leading to a game over screen.

The basic design of Fate is top notch with an original gameplay mechanic, creative bullet patterns, and great boss battles all covered with a thick coating of Bit.Trip paint. Where it falters is in making enemies satisfying to defeat, as bullets never seem to physically connect despite registering as a hit and causing enemies to disappear in an anticlimactic manner that feels like popping a stubborn balloon. Levels also feel a bit long in the tooth topping off at about 10-15 minutes a piece, which seems to drag on longer than I would have liked and makes it somewhat less ideal for quick play sessions.

Despite not making the same impact as something like Bit.Trip Runner, Fate is still an enjoyable experience that does something new and interesting with the bullet-hell genre that I would like to see replicated in other games. The art and music follow the trademarks of the series while going in a darker more subdued direction, and multiple difficulties give a reason to go back after completing it the first time (which will likely take you between 1-2 hours depending on your skill level).

Even if not everything works just right I still applaud Gaijin Games for continually branching out and trying something new, and am once again impressed at how much does work with Bit.Trip Fate despite the radical difference in gameplay it presents. For fans of the series its worth trying just to see how remarkably dynamic the team behind it is.
Posted: December 24th, 2013
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
109 products in account
5 reviews
1.4 hrs on record
Pros:
* the music
* the visuals
* the gameplay

Cons:
* it's a terrible, terrible port: for example many users (myself included) cannot aim at the lower third of the screen. This includes not being able to change options or select the final level.

As much as it hurts to say thay, until it's fixed, don't touch it.
Posted: December 21st, 2013
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
110 products in account
12 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
This game is literally a "linear bullet hell". It's a unique and cool take on the shoot'em up genre with nice downtempo/dubstep music. Really short though (I beat it in exactly 60 minutes).
Posted: December 26th, 2013
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
204 products in account
45 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
This game made we want to rip my eyes out and put them in a french soup.

You need to dodge ♥♥♥♥ while also shooting ♥♥♥♥ at the same time, problem is that those 2 things are on the opposite sides of the screen, another problem is that you are constantly moving foward and your path is set out for you, you cannot leave the path's trajectory, so you have to look at the path, yourself, the projectiles belonging to the enemy and where your crosshair is set. Unless you have prescription glasses, this is impossible if you are human.

TL;DR
This game will ♥♥♥♥ your eyes over the kitchen counter; then you will laugh europhicly and want to play more of this game.
Posted: December 28th, 2013
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
233 products in account
26 reviews
4.0 hrs on record
Its not to much of a challange unless you try do the last level without getting hit once.
The game is very very short...
Posted: December 10th, 2013
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