Parents' Guide to

Fate Tectonics

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

World-building puzzler ruined by frustrating, childish gods.

Game Windows 2015
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Fate Tectonics succeeds in about half of what it tries to do. The puzzle-based tile-laying component is a lot of fun. Fitting the perfect tile into a gap in your map is satisfying, as is seeing a world of your own design gradually take shape and become populated by towns and sea ships. Even destroying all your hard work at the end of a stage can be fun, thanks largely to the range of imaginative ways in which it can be done. Where things start to go downhill, unfortunately, is in dealing with the gods. Keeping them all happy is very difficult (perhaps even impossible), mostly because the game doesn't clearly explain how they'll react to each kind of tile you can lay or how you lay it. It feels like a guessing game, especially once multiple gods are in play. And when you fail to please one, it'll often destroy about half of the map, leaving you struggling to recover even as the other gods begin losing their tempers and ruining other parts of your creation. Reaching the end of most stages -- especially longer ones that come later in the game -- feels more like a relief than an accomplishment.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Toy Temp
  • Release date: September 8, 2015
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Topics: Magic and Fantasy
  • ESRB rating: NR for No Descriptions
  • Last updated: October 28, 2019

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