"Wow! you caught a fish and found a DOGFISH in it!"
"Wow! you caught a fish and found a SMALL TROUT in it!"
"Wow! you caught a fish and found a FINGERLING BLACK JACKFISH in it!"
"Wow! you caught a fish and found a TYPHON PORTAL MEDALION in it!"
"Wow! you caught a fish and found a TRAVELERS BACKPACK in it!"
"Wow! you caught a fish and found a AMETHYST in it!"
"Wow! you caught a fish and found a CLEVE'S CLOVEN CLEAVER OF CLEAVING in it!"
"Wow! you caught a fish and found a PERONTO'S CHEESEHEAD OF THE EMERALD BAY in it!"
All of these items are things that I have found while fishing in the game. when you catch an actual fish in the game, you don't actually catch that fish. You catch an fish, and then find a fish inside of it, and keep THAT fish. (then for some reason you let the other one go.) You can find an item that takes up 8 inventory spaces inside of a fish (which only takes up 1 inventory space). This is a great dungeon-crawling game. I owned this game a while ago and then lost it. I got it on steam, and it is just as magnificant as I remember it. You can play for hours and hours on end; completeing quests, diving deep, and coming face-to-face with your greatest nemisis; yourself. Here are some of the ups and downs of the game:
+Play for hours, you can play up to level 2,305 if you wish. There is no limit to how powerfull you can become.
+customize your character from a variety of races, each with it's own buffs
+choose a pet companion from a bizzare selection of animals
+go fishing and laugh at the hilarious things you catch (The majority of this games humor is in it's fishing and the references scattered throughout the world. For example, I once came across a semi-boss named Baron the Red, I also found a glowing red sword called the LITE SABRE, and another glowing blue sword called the LIGHT SWORD)
+customize your charcter with skills, abilities, armor, and magic that suits your playstyle.
+excellent replay value, when you tire of one character, you can retire and choose an heirloom from your inventory to pass down to you heir.
-You have to choose a specific path very early on in the game (Sword, hammer, shield battle, attack magic, charm magic, etc.) you can't really switch between paths later in the game, as you are almost forced to stick with one weapon the whole way through, otherwise your charcter will be ineffective.
-not much of a story, there is an interesting narration followed by concept art in the begining, but from there on out, it's just run through the dungeon, complete quests, and level up.
-The enchanters, (The NPC's who add buffs to weapons) are absolute jerks in this game. The money they charge for enchantment is outragous, and if they fail to enchant something the first time, (or accidentily drain all of the powers from your item) they simply keep your money and leave you with squat. So if you get the game, take my advice: If you choose to enchant something, make sure it is something you can possibly afford to part with. Enchanters can drain you more than the gamblers in this game. But at least with gambling you have something relativly valuable to walk away with when you lose.
All and all, I would give this game an 8/10. It is certainly a must-have for fans of dungeon-crawling or Role-playing games. NOTE: If you want this game, get ONLY this game, and not the first two FATE's because this game is all those games combined into one, so getting them all would bbe a waste of money.