While Hand of Fate 2 was already a significantly higher-budget game than the original, I’m surprised at how much love and effort they’ve poured into the sequel’s Endless Mode. Rather than just being a single straightforward challenge, they’ve given a separate leaderboard for each partner character you can team up with, which means that everyone worth half a damn is going to be competing to get the Dealer as far as possible. I mean, who else would you take?
In Defiant Development‘s Hand of Fate 2, players overcome trials built from collectible cards handed out by the dealer. Each trial is represented by a location on the map in the meta tabletop game, and presents custom rules and challenges. Gamers are tested through combo-based third-person combat, the exploration of dangerous and exotic locations, high-risk high-reward minigames, deck-building, and Dungeons & Dragons-style decision making.
Hand of Fate 2‘s Endless Mode is available as a free update for PC gamers. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners will be dealt in next month.