Our Hand of Fate 2 review is finally ready for consumption. We waited to review the Xbox One version of the game, and then got unbelievably drawn into the experience, drawing out our review a little. Timely, though, Brisbane-based developer Defiant has announced that starting today, new content is going to start trickling out for the game, with PC, Mac and Linux ahead of the console queue.
On the game's newly released content:
Hand of Fate 2, the acclaimed action RPG from Defiant Development, will deal in multiple additions of downloadable content. The first free piece, arriving on Steam, Wednesday, 20 Dec., 2017, will add the Dealer as a new companion character. Like all DLC, this will appear on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018.And now, words from our review (after the new content video embed).
On the surface, not a lot has changed. This is a Roguelike-esque experience with cards. It’s not a CCG. It has combat and puzzle-solving, it employs a greater emphasis on player-input on the chance portion of the game (either a narrative ruse concocted to bring “The Dealer” even more to life, or a happy coincidence), and it’s ever-playable. In fact, if you want a game that’s going to engage you over and over again -- with player-invested differentials -- this Holiday period, I can’t recommend Hand of Fate 2 enough. It has challenge; it’s difficult, but there’s the always-frustrating hand of chance, bolstered this time around with the inclusion of Dice and a Pendulum mini-game that’s all reliant on you, as well as new card games. The Dealer tracks your progress through all of these activities, too. He never forgets, and reminds you of that throughout.Click here for our full review of Hand of Fate 2.
Also, starting tomorrow (December 21), Hand of Fate 2 is on sale at 10% less than its ordinary asking price on Steam.