FATED: The Silent Oath is an adventure game that focuses on storytelling. A fantasy tale about a man who must save his family from god like giants. Essentially a walking simulator style game that has little interaction but is geared more towards a story creating an experience.
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Pro Intuitive interaction
There are points in the game where NPCs will ask yes or no questions in the title, the player can then reply by shaking their head yes or no, to which the NPCs will respond to. Not only is this a natural reaction, but the fact that it is taken advantage of as a control mechanism shows how immersive and intuitive VR gameplay can be.
Pro Immersive story telling
The game fits the term, "walking simulator" where in there is little gameplay but is more focused on telling a story. The story told is quite intriguing, especially with the added benefit of VR, where in you feel as though you are experiencing the events yourself as they unfold.
Pro Highly polished
The graphics are top notch, as well as the music and voice acting. A quality title that has a lot of polish, which for such a new medium, is still a bit rare.For those looking for something to experience what the best VR storytelling may have to offer, Fated is a good choice.
Con Very little actual gameplay
Short of a few nods here or there, there is actually very little game mechanics to be found in this title. More an interactive movie than a game, which may disappoint some users.
Con Does not work with Vive controllers
The game is controlled through a regular gamepad, not the Vive controllers, which lessens the immersive aspect of the game over other titles that do make use of the Vive controllers. Mainly this is due to the game being created with the Oculus in mind, back before they announced their own controllers, so is geared more towards being a game you sit and play with the VR headset on.
Con Short and linear
The game is quite short and the gameplay is quite linear meaning that there is little to revisit once the story is completed.