The Fate begins with its hero,
the young warrior Loni, setting out to search the island of
LaTranada for his missing brother Ranon, who disappeared during
the pair's search for the fabled (and priceless) 'Blade of
Euclid'. Little does Loni know, but this seemingly quiet island is
about to offer him his greatest challenge yet... but will it lead
him to find his missing brother?
Before too long,
Loni is invited to take up arms and help the island population of
LaTranada in their fight against a mysterious and evil force. Loni
is joined in this quest by the magical Reyna and the noble knight
Blunt and together the threesome head off to find their destiny.
While The Fate
may at first appear to follow the conventions of classic RPG
gameplay to the letter, the game does, in fact, bring a host of
innovations to the genre, including a unique 'group control'
feature which employs state-of-the art artificial intelligence to
allow the player to control the game's three major characters
simultaneously. In addition, The Fate allows all of its
player-controlled characters to use magic through the use of
'Sharronts', which increase their defensive abilities by allowing
for long-distance combat.
One of The Fate's
most outstanding features, however, is its innovative approach to
multi-player action. Where most RPGs simply take their existing
gameplay and introduce it to a multi-player setting, The Fate
combines elements of its single-player structure with the best
multi-player features from other game types (including real-time
strategy and first-person shoot 'em up games) to create three new
game styles: Adventure, Deathmatch and Team Play (all of which can
be played on a Local Area Network or via the Internet).
single-player role-playing action three multi-player styles:
Adventure, Deathmatch and Team Play.
combination of puzzle and battle action in the single-player
graphic effects, including passage of time and real-time
lighting and effects.
world' system sees enemies, monsters and challenges increase
in difficulty to match player's increasing power.
'party' system which allows the player to control all three
main characters simultaneously.