Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star

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Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star
Protagonist: Hakuno Kishinami
Nero Claudius
Tamamo-no-Mae
Altera
Genre: Action
Fighting
Hack and slash
Platforms: PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita
Nintendo Switch
PC
Release Date: November 10, 2016
Developer: Marvelous
Publisher: Type Moon
Sony
Nintendo
Franchise: Fate (Extra sub-series)
Previous Game: Fate/Extra CCC
Next Game: Fate/Extella Link

Fate/Extella is a fighting game in the Fate/stay night franchise which was released November 10, 2016 for the PlayStaton 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch, and PC. It's the third installment in the trilogy that began with Fate/Extra.  

Plot

The game is set after the events of the Holy Grail War in the first game Fate/Extra.[6] Nero and her master (whose true name is Hakuno Kishinami) have won the war, giving them control over the Moon Cell Automaton computer, which has the power to grant a wish. As proof of their kingship, they have obtained the Regalia ring, with which they rule over the former enemy servants; they are however confronted by a new enemy, which also holds a Regalia. The story is told from the perspectives of Nero, Tamamo no Mae and Altera (also known as Attila); in addition to the main story, the game also includes side stories focusing on the other servants.  

Why It Rocks

  1. Decent graphics.  
  2. Fun fighting game gameplay which is extremely fast paced.  
  3. The story, characters, setting, and gameplay will greatly please Fate fans.  
  4. Despite primarily appealing to Fate fans, the developers did take the time to attempt to get players up to speed with preceding events.  
  5. Despite basically being a Musou clone, Fate/Extella does change one pivotal mechanic in those types of games, that being territory control.  
  6. Great music.  

Bad Qualities

  1. The gameplay, aside from the abilities unique to the Fate series, is basically a carbon copy of games like Musou.  
  2. Because the game is so focused on appealing to Fate fans, non-fans may find a difficult time getting into this game unless they're a fan of Musou-style games.  

Reception

This game has received generally mixed or average reviews with a 67% on Metacritc.