Mazes of Fate Game Boy Advance
Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. It really is like taking a step back in time and discovering a classic game that you never played, yet has been updated graphically and influenced by more recent games.
  2. A definite case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. If you never played this style game before, subtract a point for how dated the whole thing will feel. If you're a fan of this style of RPG, add a point for the memories it will bring back.
  3. This game could have been so much better if it would have been for the DS. The limitations of this game are most likely caused by the sheer limitations of the GBA.
  4. Mazes of Fate is a classic example of a lovingly crafted yet off-beat GBA title – it might smell a bit iffy but the gameplay can be truly intoxicating.
  5. 70
    The story is great, the dungeons and interface are laid out well, the enemy selection is good and the action is pretty entertaining. However, the presentation found within is very 1991, so be prepared to make friends with a game that's certainly not the new kid on the block.
  6. Mazes of Fate isn't the most technically impressive GBA game, and its shortcomings are more glaring this late in the handheld's life, but the gameplay is as solid old-school RPG as you can get.
  7. If you're a fan of old-school dungeon crawlers, you're definitely going to like Mazes of Fate. It's a decent game, and while not for everyone, it can provide hours of entertainment for the open-minded gamer.
  8. Mazes of Fate has a great premise and some interesting ideas, but it never leaves the trappings of the old-school dungeon crawlers it's based on.
  9. 65
    It's a game built for the fans that grew up playing classic games on early computers. For many gamers it may be a title their father will find more interesting than they do.
  10. Despite some good aspects, I can't recommend Mazes of Fate unless you're willing to tolerate a half-decent game for 20 hours.
  11. Old school dungeon crawlers or fans of puzzles and long dungeons will enjoy this title. Those looking for a quick game to pick up and play here and there, or looking for great visuals or audio with a detailed storyline, should look elsewhere.
  12. Mazes Of Fate is more a love letter from its developers to the beloved PC adventure games of yore than an enjoyable experience.
  13. At least MoF is easy to get into, furnishing the player with plenty of quests and side-quests for the checklist-happy RPG fan.
  14. Mazes of Fate might have had a slim chance a few years ago, but arriving alongside infinitely more capable competition renders rough, mediocre and annoying content immediately, undesirably obsolete.
  15. You can find better RPGs for the GBA, period. It's something of a diamond in the rough, it's just a bit too rough to recommend.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jun 17, 2012
    2
    It is sad when you figure that an older version of the same game is better, even slightly. They ported and somewhat modified the graphics (not the gameplay, more on that later) of the GBA version to the DS, and it didn't work. I already did a review of that game. This one, though, fares better because it looks and feels better, like it was meant for that system. Those are the only praises I can give as it is the same old boring dungeon crawler with no story, boring characters, terrible art, and gameplay that hasn't been innovative since the 90s. A good attempt from a budding company? Maybe. But they have to up their game if they want to make a dent in this industry. Too flat, too common, not enough effort. Do not buy. Full Review »