Mazes of Fate Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: Mazes of Fate is an RPG for the Game Boy Advance and features 50 levels.
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 has a great premise and some interesting ideas, but it never leaves the trappings of the old-school dungeon crawlers it's based on.
  5. 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.
  6. Despite some good aspects, I can't recommend Mazes of Fate unless you're willing to tolerate a half-decent game for 20 hours.
  7. 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jan 20, 2007
    Mazes of Fate is a love letter to PC RPGs from the past. The game is a real-time first-person action title that favors grid-based dungeon fighting over long-winded CGI scenes of things exploding. The user can choose from a magician, warrior, or rogue with fully customizable skills that change based upon gaining experience points from battling in monster-infested dungeons. Collapse
  2. Jun 17, 2012
    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. Expand