The Hand of Fate
“O Manos… thou of primal darkness! Thou who dwelleth in the depth of the universe in the black casims of night! Thou who bestoweth the mother darkness upon thy faithful, to live eternally in her keeping. Thou dost make him most blessed forever! And thou who dost cursed with eternal burning life those whom transrest against thee! Holy art thou, holy art thou, holy art thou! Manos will be done! Thy priesthood remains steadfast, thy priesthood remains constant, thy priesthood remains righteous. Thou hast taught us, O Manos, and we hath listened. Give ear to our words, O Manos, and hear us! Hear us! Hear us! For we are faithful and thou art our God.”
No wait, that’s from the movie Manos: Hands of Fate, not the game Hand of Fate. Is my face red!
Welcome to the game of The Hand of Fate. An addictive Card game/fighting game that is very “Just another quick sesh” type of game. This game was developed by an Australian company called Defiant Development in 2015, and you better believe me when I say you should keep these guys on your radar. Good production values, fantastic music and graphics. The support for the game is wonderful and they keep releasing FREE DLC which adds to the game. At one stage they said no more DLC, but then they went and released another FREE DLC!
We have a quick play of the game to give you a feel of what it is like. I may make it seem easy in combat, but this is many many hours fighting to destroy The Dealer, which I still haven’t done.
Why is this game good?
As mentioned above, the Graphics are top notch and even able to run smoothly on older system, and looks fantastic on newer systems. Music is spot on and adds a great atmosphere to an already mystical and mythological setting. Or to put it in slang, “Game looks top notch on me old piece of S$%* hey Dazza, looks [email protected](ing alright on Stevos rig too hey!”
The Hand of Fate offers 2 game modes. Story mode and Endless mode. Endless speaks for itself but……
As in any good game, there is indeed a story. Not so much of a story mode here, but its strength is you pick up tid bits from dialogue by The Dealer, who also does not seem to repeat himself too much! You have a board of foes to defeat as depicted by the picture to the right. Every card on the left is a boss card, and when you finish the final boss on that level, you gain a special item.
Also, when you finish each boss (12 bosses + THE dealer in total), you gain more cards to the deck, and this is where the magic happens. Every play through you gain more cards during special events. The new cards can range from special weapons or armour, to good and bad encounters and even some magic places. By the time you have come to the last boss of the game (The Dealer) you have gone from a small deck of cards, to a mightily impressive deck of cards full of random glory or demise.
Playing The Hand of Fate, will seal your Fate, with some random Fate.
This is not a gripe, but a warning. If you can’t play games that are determined by random encounters, or better yet, the random result of a dice role you may not enjoy this game. You could be going great guns at the start, but half way through a session you may start noticing that the odds suddenly turn against you. This isn’t the case as it is all random, but it is enough for rage quiting. Oh, and don’t play this game at midnight while finishing your last bottle of beer when the tables are randomly turned against you. The police maybe called due to the loud swearing and shouting that is coming out of your house. Play this game while relaxed and peaceful and as one with the world.
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AND don’t watch Manos: Hands of fate by itself, you need to watch MST3K (Mystery Science Theatre 3000) where they comment during the movie. It’s better than the movie!! You can watch it below. Do your stuff! (Manos: Hands of fate NOT to be confused with Hand of Fate. Completely different thing, in fact one is a crap movie and one is a great game)