After our impressions of the game a few weeks ago and our interview with those responsible, today we bring you our Fate/Samurai Remnant analysis for Nintendo Switch. One of the most promising role-playing games of the year that, thanks to the experience of Cow Tecmo in games like Hyrule Warriors o Fire Emblem: Three Houses, manages to shine with its own light. What makes this commitment of the studio so special? Read on to find out.
A first-class role-playing adventure
Fate/Samurai Remnant is the fruit of the first collaboration between TYPE-MOON (owners of Fate and authors of games like Witch on the Holy Night) and Cow Tecmo (authors of the Hyrule Warriors games). Therefore, we are faced with a pretty special role-playing gamesince it has so many small touches of play musou in which to get rid of handfuls of enemies as with moments of visual novelwhere the story is told in great detail.
As we tell you in our impressions, the story of the game leads us to embody Iori Miyamotoa ronin who finds himself involved with the mysterious Saber in it Waxing Moon Ritual, a massive fight for the Holy Grail during the time of peace that was the Edo period. In this context, seven Masters fight alongside their Servants (historical figures with extraordinary powers) to destroy each other, all under the promise that the winners will be granted a wish.
The story of Fate/Samurai Remnant It is one of the best we have enjoyed this year. And unfortunately, it’s pretty easy to spoil it with details as simple as someone’s true identity. Servant of the game, like the Saber. For this reason, we recommend that you embark on it without reading too much about it beforehand. The game scenario is supervised by Nasu (original creator of the series), which can be seen in the number of winks that the game contains. However, behind the plot is also the writing team of Cow Tecmo which was in charge of Fire Emblem: Three Houseswhich guarantees a quality narrative.
In case you have any questions, you can enjoy the adventure of Fate/Samurai Remnant without any prior knowledge about the franchise. As we progress, we discover everything about the universe of the game and the nature of the Waxing Moon Ritual alongside Iori and Saber, so this is a great place to embark on the franchise. Of course, perhaps there will be certain details in the form of fanservice let them fly over your head accordingly.
Extremely dynamic gameplay
As we told you before, although it has certain touches of a visual novel due to its deep story, Fate/Samurai Remnant is a role-playing game, that is its nature. As we progress through the plot, we will be able to explore different scenarios of Japan during the Edo period (connected by a minimap, yes). There, we will have encounters against hordes of enemies, we will be able to shop in stores and complete secondary missions that are assigned to us. Oh, and we can also petting kittens and puppiesthat is important!
The combats will be in real time, with certain touches of musou, but with a certain identity of its own. In them we can control both Iori such as Saber, each one with deadly special abilities to use at will, such as magic or special techniques. In itself, the combat is quite frenetic, and will depend on us being able to adequately avoid the enemies and take advantage of your weaknesses the fact that we emerge victorious from the most difficult confrontations.
In the game, The synergy that occurs between Iori and Saber is essential. Both when exploring (giving us access to places that are difficult to access) and when fighting (with joint techniques), we will feel how the bond between both characters becomes greater and greater, becoming a pillar of narrative which also carries over to the entire gameplay as a whole.
Naturally, throughout the adventure Different characters will accompany us. Additionally, we can buy objects, equip improvements and raise our attributes in a complete skill tree. Also, in our home, we can change the appearance of our protagonists or relive past moments in history, among others.
Artistically it is delicious
If we talk about its graphic section, the truth is that Fate/Samurai Remnant seemed like a beautiful game to us. The character design is carried out by Rei Wataru, and it is quite varied and interesting. Throughout the adventure, the colorful settings of the Edo period are intertwined with cinematics that give greater impact to the most important moments of the game, most frenetic and action packed.
Regarding the sound section, The game’s soundtrack is also very good., full of themes that accompany the adventure well and with a very well resolved opening. The Japanese dubbing is also exquisite. Unfortunately, the game has not been localized to Spanish. Something that we do not fully understand due to the great scope of its development.
In terms of performance, the game is something more graphically humble on Nintendo Switch, but that means there are hardly any performance problems that have hindered our experience during the hours we have been testing it on the platform. To complete the game, we will need around 50 hours. This figure will depend on several factors, such as the missions we want to complete or our skill at the controls, among others.
After everything we have told you, we have no doubt. Fate/Samurai Remnant It has surprised us with an outstanding narrative and frenetic gameplay that has left us wanting more. This is one of the most interesting role-playing games of the yeardesigned especially for fans of the franchise, but also accessible to all types of players who enjoy the genre.
Fate Samurai/Remnant comes to Nintendo Switch this coming September 29thboth in physical and digital format through the eShop, we highly recommend it!