|Aliases||fsn, f/sn, フェイト／ステイナイト|
|Play time||Very long (85h from 211 votes)|
|Developer||TYPE-MOON & Notes Co., Ltd.|
|Publishers||TYPE-MOON & Kadokawa Shoten & Kadokawa Games & Notes Co., Ltd. & Alyinghood & Jacktheinfinite101 & Kotonoha & mirror moon & Quibi|
mirror moon & anonl & Waku Waku & MeruP & Jacktheinfinite101 & Kotonoha & Alyinghood & Quibi & FBates
Feng Mo Ye Jun
Gekkou ~Chiaro Di Luna~ & Riffour
Honyaku-Subs & Rus'-moon
Fate Project Translation
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|Shops||» US$ 54.99 @ PlayAsia|
» US$ 57.99 @ PlayAsia
|Related anime||[DB-ANN] Fate/Stay Night (TV Series, 2006)|
[DB-ANN] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (Movie, 2010)
[DB-ANN] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2014) (TV Series, 2014)
[DB-ANN] Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2015) (TV Series, 2015)
[DB-ANN] Gekijouban Fate/Stay Night: Heaven`s Feel (Movie, 2017)
----The one who obtains the Holy Grail will have any wish come true.
Fate/Stay Night is classic, nostalgic, surprisingly insightful and jarringly raw. It is an experience where you are pulled along for a fantastical battle royal set in the modern day, yet the themes are often dark and the tone of this VN is very gritty and real. These two opposites shouldn't work together, yet somehow with its thoughtful worldbuilding and moments of slice of life to develop its characters, everything feels very real and grounded.
I have read this one several times and I enjoy it every time. Even though its old now, its still very enjoyable and holds up well.
funny characters that is so enjoyable to talk with, such unforgivable endings.
it was such a story to be telling, I really love the way it's written and described.
Now coming to what kind of let me down
There were two soundtracks that I freaking love yet I heard them once in the whole VN.
The fighting scenes were less than I would expected, they were good enough to let me want more.
Fate route's end was perfect . that's it.
The side lore that you can read as you progress through the story is interesting as well, the dramatic scenes and twists will keep you on your toes and at times play with your heartstrings as they change your impressions and outlooks on the characters. All in all a solid story. Extra note to the amazing heroine Rin Tohsaka, one of my fave characters of all time.
Despite all this, and what I said in the first paragraph, it's by no means perfect, in the sense that it does have a few flaws. But the amount of good makes you pretty much forget about the bad. Once you finish it, you'll be thinking about it for a long time. I read it a year ago, and still think about it a lot. Definitely a must read.
- The pacing is all over the place
- Slice of life parts are boring and occur too often.
- I don't think I've ever disliked a MC this much in any media ever. Especially the voice acting where he grunts every first word of a sentence. I cringed every single time.
- The sex scenes are very bad.
- The differences in the 3 routes do not make sense based on the choices made even if there are some revelations about the previous routes.
Parts of the story and characters are interesting and the last 2-3 days of every route can really drag you in, but it was too much of a chore to get there.
I don't understand why this is so popular or rated so highly and I recommend to avoid this VN.
Longer version: Fate/Stay Night is a considerable downgrade to Nasu's previous work, Tsukihime. Boasting worse art, a bad translation, as well as an extremely bland MC which ends up making the SoL scenes, which is a majority, extremely stale. The heroines don't help, as Saber is quite boring and does nothing but grind against Shirou sometimes, Rin is fine but forgettable and not a great "tsundere", and Sakura does nothing, so she becomes the best one automatically. Every other character exists to simply not do anything, characters like Lancer that disappear immediately, Assassin which exists for a few scenes and fights, etc. The best thing I can say about it is that Archer is really good, but its not worth reading this.