Battle for the Holy Grail on PSP

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you combined,  the Fate/Stay Night series, a JRPG, and Rock Paper Scissors?? You get Fate Extra.

I’ve had about a week to play this and i was going to write about this after i put more time into it but i really think that i need to write about it before i have my 1st real battle.  BUT 1st the plot!

PLOT; Waking up in a strange virtual world with no recollection of the past, the main character is forced in fight for survival in a war they do not understand for a prize beyond value; the opportunity to have one’s wish granted. With only an enigmatic “Servant” by there side, the protagonist will have to face both friends and foes in battles to the death in order to not only gain possession of the mysterious object known as the “Holy Grail”. But also to fine the answer to the most important question of all; “Who i’m I?”

 So a quick run down of the game since i don’t want to give to much away. Rock, Paper, Scissors; the basic battle system goes as such. But don’t think that it’s easy, you have Attack, Defend and Break. Break “breaks” Defend, Attack “breaks” Break, Defend “breaks” Attacks. You get 6 commands to enter before the round starts and you have to choose what you think will be the best strategy, when you land 3 hits you get an “extra attack”.

When you start the game i got this Persona feel to it since you have so many days to complete some tasks or objectives. But unlike the how the Fate/Stay Night went, there isn’t just 7 Masters but there are alot. And it goes into a Tournament style set up where you get 6 days to get info about your opponent and find there weakness. If you find out enough about them it makes it easier to read there moves.

Nifty things about this game is that there are multiple ways to play, endings, and story lines. So if you did something wrong, wanted to not use skills when you should have or just didn’t want the Servant that you picked. You can choose different ways to play and the replay value is very, very, very good.

If your a Fate/Stay Night fan, JRPG, or just Type Moon in general, pick this up. It might be hard to find since it kinda limited release but well worth it if you can find it. You can get it off the PSN and Download it to your PSP if you can’t find a copy in stores, but you miss out on the cool things you can get with the Limited Edition. Art Book, Soundtrack and a very shiny box!! But do check this out, a very clean looking game, fun game play and it’s a Type Moon game!

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So if there’s one anime group i like that’s TYPE-MOON. They’ve done animes like Tsukihime, Fate/Stay Night, Kara no Kyoukai, and games like Melty Blood, Mahotsukai no Yoru, and Girls Work. Now they put out something completely different. TYPE-MOON isn’t known for putting anything really humorist out, but more on the getting into your head, very visual, and even very gory. But this time it’s just random, and mostly a retelling of the shows as crossovers.

So as it sits now it’s going to be a 4 eps a season thats about 13-15 mins per show. And so far it’s great, if you ever saw any of these shows in the past and like the funny, check this out. And if you know how animes are, there is always a beach/bath house/bikini episode.  With a kinda catchy intro this show looks to be very promising and something for all fans to enjoy. You can also check out these other links to and see for yourself in what i mean by the funny!

There will be up to 3 seasons, the next one well be released in October and then the 3rd in December.  And from what i’ve read, the 3rd season will be coming with Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code that’s the newest of the series.