Half Past Fate

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

53%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews
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TheSixthAxis
Drea Bunce

Top Critic

7 / 10
Apr 8, 2020

Half Past Fate's laid-back storyline and cute artwork leave you feeling relaxed and fulfilled. If you're looking for a challenge though, you aren't going to find it here. If you're new to the genre, it's a nice way to get a feel for the style without getting overwhelmed by dozens of buttons, options and paths to follow.

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6 / 10
Apr 27, 2020

Half Past Fate is certain to appeal to fans of romantic comedies who enjoy funny stories. While the game is rather short and sometimes it doesn't provide enough leads, the game's original concept and visual presentation help it create its own space. It's less clear if it will be enough to convince the wider audience who might not be easily swayed by its assets and simple gameplay.

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Nintendo Life
Ollie Reynolds

Top Critic

8 / 10
Mar 12, 2020

You’ll genuinely want to explore every nook and cranny of the various environments too, because Half Past Fate looks stunning. It’s a perfect blend of 2D sprites and 3D environments, and everything from the character models to the tiny cups of coffee burst with personality - it’s one of the most beautiful pixel art games we’ve seen in a good while.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2020

Ultimately, Half Past Fate is a game about walking and talking for a few hours. Optional Achievement hunting can extend the game's length if you so choose, but this is without a doubt an interactive movie with some gameplay tossed in to glue plot segments together. Your general predilections as a person will ultimately dictate if that's worth the price point. Nonetheless, with its gorgeous art, energetic soundtrack, and breezy narrative, Half Past Fate just exudes positivity from top to bottom. That should count for something.

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65%
Mar 12, 2020

Aside from its diversity and occasional cute character moments, Half Past Fate is largely forgettable.

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KeenGamer
Dakota Gordon

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2020

Indie games deserve love, too, and Half Past Fate aims to satisfy! Playing through three different scenarios of romantic intent, the player's job is to kindle the passion for six fate-bound individuals. But will it be able to sate one's desire for emotional sublimity?

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7 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2020

Half Past Fate is a sweet, complicated tale, perfect for those who want a few hours of heart and soul and not many puzzles.

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Oyungezer Online

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7 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2020

Very good choice if you want to spend your 4 hours peacefully.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2020

The gameplay is a little lacking in variety, but the characters and their world are vibrant and full of life. As you follow their ups and downs across these 12 vignettes, it's impossible not to root for each character to succeed in their quest for love. The in-game achievements give an incentive to explore more thoroughly, and the accessible nature of the game means anyone can enjoy it. If you're looking for the adventure game equivalent of meet-cute, schedule a date with Half Past Fate.

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Apr 30, 2020

If, like me, you have no qualms with breezy adventure puzzles and a bubbly narrative, Half Past Fate is a relentlessly sweet and adorable rom-com that charms the heart and soothes the mind.

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