Category Archives: Fate Extra: Last Encore

The Deal with Fate Grand Order

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The Deal with Fate Grand Order

My history with the Fate series starts as early as Fate Stay Night’s release back on the PC when I mostly saw my brother play it before I went through it myself a couple years after. Fast Forward a couple of years after that dreadful Studio DEEN adaptation, the Unlimited Blade Works movie, and the franchise expanded while I mostly kept with the FSN stuff in my head without giving much thought to the series again. A friend of mine told me about a PSP game called Fate Extra and the new Fate Zero gets recommended to me by my brother all in the same year and I get dragged back into the Fate series again.

It was also around that time, around the time after CCC came out and whispers of Fate Grand Order started coming around and it was another moment I took a break with the series while only “roughly” keeping up with the tidbits of news for FGO until it finally released in 2015, and I didn’t play it at all. Despite that, it was hard to ignore with how much fanart and buzz FGO was creating and it wasn’t until 2017 I really started paying attention to it with the SERAPH event before it finally became available for the western mobile market and I decided I needed a game to liven up my commute.

So where am I going with this? Well aside from being a primary contributor to Sony Music’s billion dollar revenue stream and its utterly notorious gold card rates, there’s many a word going on about the quality of its story as it holds the current spotlight of being the main source of Fate’s unfolding universe.

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Fate Extra Last Encore- Episode 10: Weeks 4 and 6

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Fate Extra Last Encore- Episode 10: Weeks 4 and 6

Whereas I had a clear and distinct opinion on each of the previous stratum, stratum six is a bit harder to discern whether I like it over the original game’s Week 6. My predictions weren’t necessarily untrue but the situation that Last Encore’s Rin and Rani have themselves in is quite the strange turn of events. I’m still having a tough time wrapping my head around it as to how it made me feel so let’s go over what happened before we speak any more of it.

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Fate Extra Last Encore- Episode 9: So much for that

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Fate Extra Last Encore- Episode 9: So much for that

A slightly less interesting episode where it mostly focused on something that I was already very familiar with. While not as satisfactory as a concluding episode compared to Alice’s episodes, it did leave a lot of interesting questions to be asked moving forward. According to the news, Last Encore is going on hiatus after Episode 10 airs and will resume its presumed finale after a couple weeks. I have no idea why this is but I’m not going to bother questioning it.

So let’s get a move on.

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Fate Extra Last Encore- Episode 8: Finally some answers

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Fate Extra Last Encore- Episode 8: Finally some answers

Things finally start to get interesting, despite some disappointing revelations about the fourth stratum (Hint: they basically skip it) and on right to some admittedly more interesting things in the fifth stratum. Concepts are finally explained and things start really feeling like a sequel where Julius and Twice finally put some puzzle pieces where they belong to paint a clearer picture, let’s get to it.

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Fate Extra Last Encore- Episode 7: Confusing and Tragic

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Fate Extra Last Encore- Episode 7: Confusing and Tragic

For once, I actually felt that Last Encore delivered a better version of Week 3 than the game did. I expected a cavalcade of weird shit and I definitely experienced that weird shit these past two weeks, moreso than the game could really provide. Let’s not waste any time since I slacked off on this one because the subs took so long, I don’t even know if the latest episode is already done with that or not.

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Fate Extra Last Encore- Episode 5: Called It

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Fate Extra Last Encore- Episode 5: Called It

A couple steps forward?

A strange episode that makes me question what exactly Last Encore is trying to accomplish. This was yet another confrontational episode that pitted the main duo against the enemy master and servant but once again, I find myself wanting. The series is clearly another take, another rendition of the game’s original plot but title and events of the episode pretty much confirmed where and when I think the events of the series is taking place.

The only question is, why?

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