FATED: The Silent Oath (VR)

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62 / 100
Apr 21, 2017

The base idea and the setting looked promising, but the core experience is too light and simple. It's a pity, because it had more potential.

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7 / 10
Apr 14, 2017

At only a few hours long, Fated keeps things short and sweet. Although there's little reason to go back and play again, I didn't feel as though the £7.99 pricetag was too steep. In that respect, it's more of a showpiece, a flashy virtual rollercoaster, and one that's definitely worth riding.

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Jun 2, 2016

Fated: The Silent Oath is unique among the current slate of VR games, in that it has an engaging story and a fully realized world. However, the short time spent in this world could be vastly improved in many ways. Those who have a VR headset and want to see how a traditional story-based experience could work should be intrigued, but others might want to skip this adventure.

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5 / 10.0
May 20, 2016

Its narrative is lacklustre and it’s over with far too quickly, but FATED: The Silent Oath has moments of strong immersion within a well-build but underused world.

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50 / 100
Mar 29, 2017

Fated: the Silent Oath didn’t allow me to become the Viking that I dreamed of being, but there is a decent experience mixed in with the game’s poor gameplay elements and innovative controls. While I might have been able to feel a connection with the characters, the constant lack of immersion dampened what could have a been much more satisfying game.

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5.3 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2017

Fated: The Silent Oath is a brief Nordic experience that teases something greater, but will ultimately leave the player wondering if there is more to come.

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JVL
L_sK

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13 / 20
Apr 3, 2017

For this first episode of Fated : The Silent Oath, the developers at Frima Studio manage to spark an interest in the player, despite a low duration, leading to a lack of emotions felt. Endowed with pretty environments but animations and lipsynch from another time, this debut mostly makes us travel in VR. With well put mechanics and well brought sequences, Fated : The Silent Oath is an enjoyable experience. Too bad that the too-little taste is getting the upper hand, for now at least.

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7 / 10
Mar 29, 2017

Fated: The Silent Oath is a brief but worthwhile reason to turn your PlayStation VR headset on. While walking simulators in virtual reality are already becoming dime a dozen, Fated actually backs this up with good voice work, characters that are very easy to care about, and a strong, laser-focused art direction.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2017

The Silent Oath is an excellent story-driven game that brings out the very best of virtual reality’s application and is one that certainly deserves a sequel.

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6 / 10
Aug 19, 2017

Fated is a good VR experience, with spectacular activities, but the story ends really too quickly and too suddenly.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2017

FATED is one of the first VR experiences, and its interactive part is quite minimized. However, the game's story is interesting and can lead the player until the end. A short but fascinating adventure.

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ACG

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Never Touch
May 2, 2016
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2 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2017

One of the most dull games available. You can play it, but don’t expect anything of even remotely good quality there.

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6.2 / 10.0
May 27, 2016

FATED: The Silent Oath is short and I didn't get invested in the story or characters, but I found it enjoyable and hope to see Frima expand upon it.

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4 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2017

Fated: The Silent Oath really wants to tell a personal story about family in VR. Instead it tells a boring story surrounded by mostly boring gameplay elements that is only occasionally brought up by some nice art design.

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5.5 / 10.0
May 26, 2016

FATED: The Silent Oath is a two-hour long snooze-fest that serves as the first part of an episodic game that consists of mostly walking, and talking, neither of which are entertaining.

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Digitally Downloaded

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Apr 13, 2017

Fated: The Silent Oath is exactly the kind of game that VR was made for, and it's nice to finally see the technology put to work on small, intimate, emotive character drama. The good news is that this is the first part of what's planned to be a multi-episode game, and I'm really looking forward to spending more time in this world, with these people.

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7 / 10
Apr 7, 2017

FATED: The Silent Oath tells a short but compelling story steeped in Norse mythology, with some great set pieces that play to VR terrifically. It’s a pleasant change to find a set of characters that are as likable as this, and there are some clever design choices at work to make the VR experience viable for such a story-driven game. It's a shame there isn't more of it.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2017

Fated: The Silent Oath is a great first try for Frima Studios at creating an immersive, story driven game in Virtual Reality. They managed to create a world with characters I cared about and even came up with some interesting gameplay mechanics like the whole nodding your head. It's disappointing that it is over quite too fast but hopefully they can do another chapter or more of this game as I'd definitely like to see my viking family again.

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6 / 10.0
May 16, 2017

Fated: The Silent Oath allowed me to live out a childhood fantasy of being Indiana Jones and offered solid graphics with an interesting art style. Even the required non-verbal interaction with NPC’s is a unique gameplay feature that works really well at making the player care for the other characters in the story. However, the narrative is weak, the story ends abruptly, and the “puzzles” are nothing more than a game of mimicry. It is by no means a poorly made game, but it feels like an under developed one.

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