WildTangent was founded by Alex St. John, The creator of DirectX
technology. Depending on the system and the set up, there are some
gamers that have reported the software from WildTangent effects their
systems and not always in a good way. Amongst the many games and
software WildTangent has created, one of those really interesting games
Fate is a fantastic RPG dungeon crawl game
Created by WildTangent, similar to Diablo, without all the blood and
Gore. Since WildTangent games can only be found on line you may not have
heard of it but it is well worth checking out.
This colorful and addictive Fantasy Game has players move their
character through the town of Grove where they can buy and sell items
found in the dungeon. Players can also receive quests from the townsfolk
to earn fame and fortune as they romp about the catacombs with their
Your character and his pet set out to defeat the evil Nosferatu, Kordurk
who is residing somewhere on the 41st level of the dungeon. Fate has
many features that Diablo fans will find familiar to their game play.
Many of the weapons have ability requirements, spells; ability score
increases with each level including magic items with gem sockets give
your character that little extra kick. Yet Fate has a few unique
Each character can choose either a cat or dog companion to help them
venture into the dungeon. When fed fish your pet will temporarily
transform into spider, wolf, tiger or dragon to aid you in beating back
those pesky monsters or carry a little extra loot.
The game controls are very easy to use especially for those who have
played Diablo. Players can either click on icons with their mouse or set
a verity of hot-keys to assist them in frequently used tasks.
The graphics are cartoon like and appealing
and the background music was quite appealing. The blobs or oozes are
quite colorful and have excellent detail. The randomly generated dungeon
also keeps the game fresh each play is different.
There is also an extra bonus pack available for downloading now, some
new weapons and armor and three new monsters to battle.
The download section over at WildTangent also has a download to enhance
the graphics and sounds even further. http://www.fatethegame.com/playgame.html
I’d have to say is an excellent game for being under $20.00.
It should also be noted that WildTangent does through some of their
games, collect information about the usage of the game. WildTangent
reports that the information gathered are simply things like how long a
game is played, how often it is played. The further report that there is
no personal information gathered. The information gathered is to create
even better games they say.
Many experts say while some of the
WildTangent software is not spyware; they feel it is a form of foistware
since in many cases a user does not even know it was installed along
with bundled software. There are some Spy Ware programs that do report
WildTangent software as Spy ware because of it gathering information.
WildTangent has a FAQ on their site explaining this as well as also
explaining they are not spy ware. The information is informative.
Play on! David Gadewotlz
- Windows 2000, 98, ME, XP
- 800 MHz PC or better
- 128 MB RAM (256MB for XP)
- 16MB 3D Graphics Accelerator
- DirectX version 8.0 or above
- Internet Connection required
for full version unlocking
- Mouse & Keyboard