Monday, 23 July 2018 11:48

REVIEW: Hand Of Fate 2 (Nintendo Switch)

Written by Kevin Lal
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Let me tell you your fortune, you will keep this hand close to your chest without putting it down...

Defiant Development have been in the industry since 2010 and are the team behind Ski Safari, Heroes Call on mobile devices and the original Hand of Fate. They are still quite new within the industry in consideration to the time it takes to develop the games themselves but are bringing forward some amazing work with such an awesome branding among themselves. It is an honour to be given an opportunity to review their latest title as like MKAU Gaming they are based in Brisbane, Australia.

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Hand of Fate 2 grabbed me at first glance. The dark but clean presentation added by the mysterious voice you are greeted by at what looks like a table for Tarot Readings. It begins by making you choose your first choice of two cards. The game is based around the deck, represents your history and your path on this unusual but grabbing adventure and are given options on deciding your path and questline.

Example of this is your first, stating “You finally catch sight of the thieves hacking at a 
large tree and arguing among themselves” with the choice of move closer to eavesdrop or keep your distance. Once the decision is made, the cards are laid setting your choice in stone.

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Graphically, it feels like a lot of work has been put in this title to give it that dark and in depth feel, making you feel completely involved along with some amazing sound work and great voice overs. Offering more to the board game style by allowing you to enter battle over head, it feels quick and smooth, nodding towards different areas of board game style products out there. For some it can become repetitive but for others, especially the fans of these genres will not put it down.

Hand of Fate 2 is a game I find hard to classify, with so many different elements and playstyles within its core. It gripped me, making it feel like a personal game between yourself and the dealer as your choices made will have him mock you or credit you on those choices. I recommend trying this game if you are fans of real world games like Dungeons and Dragons or looking for something different to be brought to the table. Nintendo Switch once again have a great title added to their back catalogue and with the game style the way it is, it feels great on handheld for a quick game or a long session.

Additional Info

  • Review Score: 4.0 / 5.0
  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Platform: PC, Nintendo Switch
  • Developer: Defiant Development
  • Publisher: Defiant Development
  • Genre: Action / Adventure, Role-Playing