I made a pact with myself this year (I refuse to call it a resolution) to finish 25 games from my backlog before the end of the year. In this instance, anything that was released pre-2016 would be considered a part of my backlog. So I thought I’d begin writing about my progress towards this goal to continue motivating myself, provide a casual recurring feature on my blog, and just have fun talking about old(er) games. Most of the time this will be a month-by-month thing, but to start with I’ll catch up on what I’ve been playing since the beginning of the year.
Well, this blog is already off to a fantastic start! I’m posting my first post about six weeks after starting the thing, and my first post is comparing two games barely anyone has even heard of, let alone played, in a match-up that is drastically one sided. To be fair, personal family affairs got in the way of me properly starting this blog and I just really wanted to write about these two games with the odd case of a sequel being vastly inferior to its predecessor.
Oh yeah, bit of a spoiler alert: The answer to the question asked is The Guided Fate Paradox is a much better game than the follow-up, but more on that later. Both games are roguelike dungeon crawlers (though Guided Fate is far closer to an authentic roguelike than Awakened Fate) with light stories that play out in visual novel fashion.