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Poll: What is favorite Fate/Stay Night Route?


Apr 2, 2009 8:15 AM

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overall i would have to say Heavens Feel route then UBW then Fate. There are many particular reasons for this selection but HF and UBW are really close to each other.
 
Apr 3, 2009 3:15 AM

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Ketuekigami said:
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i cant really say cause wouldnt zoken do sumthing to prevent sakura from not participating? like when rider dies in fate wouldnt he jump in and cause sakura to turn dark like in HF? cant remember wat happened to sakura in ubw but yea im sure sumthing would cause zoken to take action to prevent his chance from seeing the HG gate open
There are different reasons as too why Zoken did or did not take action in each route. Sakura wasn't always ready to become the grail and Zoken couldn't turn her Dark whenever he pleased. Sakura needed to be pushed into becoming Dark. it was because of Shirou that she was able to get that final push in HF. Without it she wouldn't become Dark and there is nothing Zoken could have done to change that. Thiat is the main reason why Dark Sakura was impossible in Fate and UBW and why Zoken had very little options which caused his lack of influence.


huh? Sakura was always ready to become the grail, zoken just had to turn on the "switch", also zokens worms inside sakura were the main causes of turning her dark not because shirou pushed her over the limit although sakura was pretty pissed when shirou started liking saber or rin in watever route u choose which is more than enough to get her going. Sakura also knew that shirou and saber were already contracted as soon as they both showed up as quoted in HF so she that she would have to fight them both sooner or later when zoken flicks the "switch". but the main reasons that sakura turned evil was cause he was dumped by her biological father, raped and tortured by the matous and rin not even to bother saving her.
 
Apr 11, 2009 8:21 PM

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Heaven's Feel! Sakura is absolutely doomed any other way, and that's just no good, I really liked every route though.
 
May 2, 2009 3:35 PM

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Why am I the only person to vote for the prologe?

C'mon I know it the shortest of all. But I would have loved a route where we followd Rin and Archer win the grail war without Shirou joining Rin!

I mean what would have happond if Archer beat Saber then and there.

I loved both Heaven's Feel and UWB and i can't choose whitch one i like better
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May 4, 2009 11:59 PM

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It's a tie UBW vs. HF. Lol





 
May 12, 2009 12:09 PM

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Prologue FTW lol.

I really enjoyed all the endings, and I agree that UBW and HF twists in relation to Fate route were memorable, but nothing is like the standpoint view of Tohsaka. Maybe I'm just incompatible with Shirou's mind, but the prologue and interludes on all routes would just always trill me.
 
Jun 5, 2009 10:20 PM

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For me It was A tie between Fate and UBW (As I loved both routes in different ways and for different reasons)- I was rather a harsh critic of HF, felt to contrived to me, but to each their own personal taste, right? . So I flipped a coin and Fate goes my vote. (heads)
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Jun 12, 2009 5:41 PM

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I really like both unlimeted bladeworks and Heaven's Feel, but went with heaven's feel cause rider is my fav.
 
Jun 13, 2009 6:02 PM

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surprisingly, Rin always have a good end

 
Jun 15, 2009 11:59 AM

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surprisingly, Rin always have a good end

That depends on whether or not you consider Last Episode canon.
 
Jun 17, 2009 2:53 AM

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Heaven's Feel for the win!
 
Jun 18, 2009 1:57 AM

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UBW, great story with both epic and funny scenes + the only ending that isn't depressing, Fate is only one short step behind UBW in my opinion though.
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Jun 18, 2009 6:15 PM

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Tiebreaker! Anyway, yeah, it's a tough choice between UBW and HF. They were both amazing, and both had their fair share of awesome moments for certain characters, like Kotomine and Ilya for HF and Lancer and Saber for UBW.

It's even hard to say which Shirou I prefer too. UBW Shirou went face-to-face with perhaps the most dangerous servant and won relying on his own power. HF Shirou was pretty crazy too, potentially defeating Black Saber/Berserker and Kotomine singlehandedly, although he had a much higher price to pay. In the end I think I just have to hand it to badass Lancer and Rin!Saber, as well as Rin punching out Caster.

I also liked Rin more than Sakura, if only by a little.
 
Jun 24, 2009 2:27 PM

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Vin-nii said:
surprisingly, Rin always have a good end

In HF either Sakura gets Shirou or Shirou dies... But since Rin is the only confirmed bisexual in the Natsuverse.....

Also if you don't kill Saber in HF then


She only get Shirou (and saber) in UWB. Then again Shinji survived there so that's the only not good thing about it.
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Jul 24, 2009 2:38 AM

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Vin-nii said:
surprisingly, Rin always have a good end


Not exactly:

Anyways, sakura's got relatively good ends in every route:


Anyways, I loved Heavens Feel. Not only because our moe semi-waifu Sakura, but because of Shirou. He really acted like a man. The story has less characters than the previous ones, but they developed nicely. Not to mention as a finale almost anyone's got enough development previously. I somewhat like and hate that aspect of the VN. Every route partly builds on the developments of the previous ones.Someone crtised it as it being dull on romance. It's not that. Even if both protagonists are in love from the beginning it doesn't mean the end of the romance. It touches an often left out part of it. The relationship itself. Being in relationship hardly means your goes easier. It stirs up new problems you must deal with. To me HF was a little bit similar to Tsukihime. Maybe because this is the only one which deals with insanity and because it has a great amount of emotions.
And last it seemed the most real/believable to me. True Assasssin's birth was explained somewhere in it and Zouken's sudden appearance too. The shadow thing was a bit strange, butbearable. The most unbelievable was the Rin vs dark sakura fight, because of various reasons. But it was no where near as dumb as the Gil vs Shirou or the Fate's last battle. Not to mention Shirou payed quite some price for everything he did. Nione of the good things he get came without anything as a pay. For everything he gained he sacraficed something of the same or even greater value. It may be sad, but that's why I like it.
 
Aug 20, 2011 11:56 AM

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UBW for sure. Follow by HF. I don't know why HF has so much haters. Fate routes more of an introduction. Anyways UBW=HF>>>>>>>>Fate

HF showed just how badass Kotomine is. For sure one of the best chars in fate stay night.
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Aug 24, 2011 12:20 PM

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Unlimited Blade Works of course (Rin FTW!). Heaven's Feel was too dark for my liking and Fate ending didn't really satisfy me >_>

 
Oct 28, 2011 9:52 PM
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"Saber's staring at me with cold eyes. I...

1. ...Save Saber.
2. ...Bring my arm down."


..........Freaking hell.
 
Oct 30, 2011 5:20 AM

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Heh. Predictably, UBW and HF massively dominate over Fate.
Choosing between UBW and HF is a tough one though.

As they say in Tiger Dojo, Fate is "about Holy Grail War" i.e. sort of introductory route. UBW is "about Shirou" i.e. main character evolves the most. HF is "a backstage", tying loose ends together. Latter two are much better then former one, just from the setting, so to say. Personal preference just depends on if you care more about characters or general story/world setting IMO. I happen to prefer UBW by a slight margin.

HF is a real tearjerker btw, which some people out there dislike. That may explain at least some haters =P
 
Nov 1, 2011 9:37 AM

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Unlimited blade works for me :) The scene with rin was great, i should fill more information later on..
 
Nov 11, 2011 1:38 PM

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Fate route. Although very sad, it feels right, like that's the way it was meant to happen... kinda hard to explain what I meanXD.
I like UBW a lot too, whereas HF was ''meh''.
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Nov 11, 2011 7:12 PM

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Fate route. Although very sad, it feels right, like that's the way it was meant to happen... kinda hard to explain what I meanXD.

I have that feeling too. The end is very, very sad but this is just the most beautiful route.
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Nov 12, 2011 8:05 PM

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Unlimited Blade Works was the most epic out of the three in my opinion. It's also the route where romance isn't the central theme (Not that romance is bad).
 
Dec 23, 2011 4:16 PM

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Figured I'd drop this here as it more or less summarizes my opinions on the three routes.



In short, I loved pretty much everything about this VN. The characters were phenomenal, particularly Shirou (I count Archer as a part of Shirou's character,btw) and the three main heroines. They were wonderfully developed three dimensional character and, let's not forget Ilya and Kirei who were great in their own rights.

But, ultimately, if I have to choose I'll have to go with Unlimited Blade Works as my favorite. Archer's betrayal, his gambit to have Rin win the war, Rin punching out Caster, her contracting with Saber, Archer and Shirou clashing over their ideals, Shirou's epic Unlimited Blade Works scene, and finally the final scenes in the true ending. Gripping stuff.

I loved various things about the other two routes. Sakura slowly going mad in HF, Kotomine in general, Ilya in general, Shriou throwing his ideal away, Saber vs. Shirou (bad end), being forced to kill Saber in cold blood, Rin kicking ass, and that final fist fight. The only thing holding this back was the sort of weak ending in comparison to the other two routes. I still liked how Sakura smiled at the end, though and having the epilogue from Rin's Pov was a nice touch.

And, in Fate I liked the romance, Saber's characterization was remarkably handled, the You Are My Sheath scene, Shirou saying he can't take the Holy Grail when captured by Kirei, and the Saber vs. Gigamesh scene which is my personal favorite of the final battles. The first time Emiya was used was freaking epic.

But, anyway, UBW barely wins out for me. But, the other two are great in their own way.
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Jan 22, 2012 4:06 AM

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Shocked said:
"Saber's staring at me with cold eyes. I...

1. ...Save Saber.
2. ...Bring my arm down."


..........Freaking hell.


I chose bring my arm down first time. Man, that was painful to watch.

Anyways, Unlimited Blade Works. Rin<3
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Apr 2, 2012 10:57 AM

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UBW>Fate>HF
But if you consider the emotional part a bit more, Fate goes as 1st.
The best relationship was definitely Saber-Shirou, but UBW gets the 1st place for it's main idea...
Best scene: HF/"Sparks Liner High" (bad end tho xD )
 
Apr 4, 2012 3:33 PM

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UBW>Fate>HF
But if you consider the emotional part a bit more, Fate goes as 1st.
The best relationship was definitely Saber-Shirou, but UBW gets the 1st place for it's main idea...
Best scene: HF/"Sparks Liner High" (bad end tho xD )


That is all bias of course. I can argue that Sakura-Shirou was the best relationship, or that HF was the best route.
 
Apr 7, 2012 7:52 AM

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Of course... There are as many opinions as there are people =))
I can't say that HF didn't touch me, but for me Sakura is a bit weak of an individual (and I can understand even this, considering her "childhood"...)
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Sep 9, 2012 12:55 PM

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Although HF is pretty interesting with lots of great moments and it IMO stood out the most, I have the greatest affection for UBW. I liked the confilct between Shirou and Archer, Rin is favourite girl from F/SN, we got lots of Lancer, lots of Archer (I adore these guys <3).
I'm not fond of Sakura (her story was touching and strong, I agree, but after some time I got tired of her constant suffering). As for Fate - it was a good introduction to the world of Fate/, but wasn't so epic as the next two routes, at least for me xD
 
Sep 9, 2012 1:10 PM

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Well I would choose UBW, but HF and Fate are great also. I chose this route because of GAR moments.

The plot was very interesting and my favorite moment was when Shirou vs Gilgamesh fought and that legendary sentence: "Do you have enough swords King of Heroes?", Rin is also very interesting (& pretty) character.
I liked HF for such tragic and beautiful story, and Fate becasue of Saber (<3) but UBW is my fav.

PS. Why prologue is in the poll? It isn't a normal route.
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Sep 22, 2012 2:32 PM

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I must admit, that Heaven's Feel was clearly the best route, but UBW is my favourite. I have fondness to epic stuff. In Fate there was just too much of Saber (yes, I don't find Saber awesome like most of people :). Plot in HF is great, but worms, rapes, worms, cannibalism, worms, nymphomania and more worms is not enough to beat epicness of second route. Archer's story + fights + Gilgamesh + professor with terminator mode on + most awesome skill in the world (UBW) = ftw :)
 
Nov 14, 2012 11:32 AM

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UBW was my favorite route just because it was so epic, although I loved the romance with Saber more than Rin. Heaven's Feel is depressing, but in a good way.
 
Nov 25, 2012 2:42 PM

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UBW > HF > Fate.

 
Jan 5, 2013 9:39 AM

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Since the release of Realta Nua, My favorite would have to be the Fate route. Saber's my favorite heroine, and I'm a sucker for those happy endings.
 
Jan 15, 2013 10:58 AM

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I never saw heavens feel so would love a link so I can see it but I prefer ubw because it has the best ending I didn't like fate/stay nights ending
 
Feb 28, 2013 10:55 AM

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I never saw heavens feel so would love a link so I can see it but I prefer ubw because it has the best ending I didn't like fate/stay nights ending


Check XerBlade's channel on YT. He uploaded all the scenes on each routes of F/SN, including Heaven's Feel.

 
Apr 20, 2013 10:21 AM

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Unlimited Blade Works, no doubts. Mostlty because Tohsaka is my favorite heroine and Lancer really was badasss in the route. The route was bit poor when it came to love but it still had some love moments that make it out just fine.

It was a bad idea that the made a movie of the route and not tv anime of it
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Apr 28, 2013 11:15 PM

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Can't really choose one for my favorite, UBW has Shirou and Archer being total badasses, HF looks like more canon (which i prefer) than the others + the Shirou vs. Kirei fight and Ninelives Revolver arc, Fate has Saber which is my favorite character in all of nasuverse + the Realta Nua Golden Separation arc where i shed a tear the first time i saw it.
 
Aug 25, 2013 4:50 PM

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I prefer the SaberxShirou romance in Fate and the ending, but UBW has to be my most favorite route out of all of them! XD Heavens feel? No. Its not that its too dark, its just that I don't like it plus the length~gah
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Oct 30, 2013 4:03 AM

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I always love main route. Dunno why but Heaven's Feel is just too sad.
 
Oct 31, 2013 7:54 PM

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Heaven's Feel because of all the god damn FEELS.

9 Bullet Revolver, Spark Liner High, dem Illya moments especially the end. At first it used to be my least liked route til overtime it grew on me for its bold attempt to do things completely different to the other routes.

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Nov 4, 2013 8:37 PM

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Fate>Heavens Feel>UBW

Fate is my first because I prefer the romance and story line better than the others, though the fight scenes are indeed inferior it still doesn't take away from my opinion on it. Plus the true ending (Yes, I view the LE canon) of the route is my favorite.

As for Heavens feel being my second, Yes the fight scenes were one of the best and Shirou being all GAR and stuff...However the parts I can't really stand...Sakura.(I personally just really dislike her.) Too much kitchen scenes, and H scenes(T_T), Gil getting killed off in such a stupid way, and of course the deaths of my favorite characters(Saber and Illya) Though, the romance is not that bad nor good, Sakura's backstory was made quite well.

UBW. Love the GAR fight scenes(Especially with Archer vs Shirou), Rin my second most favorite heroine (out of the three :p), ARCHER's backstory was well made though, the romance IMO had no chemistry. And the general story line ain't that interesting. Minus points for killing Ilya in such a way as that XP It was the most boring one for me.

EDIT: After years I reread the VN for the 3rd itme and MO changed XP
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May 1, 2014 9:05 PM

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Favourite route has got to be HF. That one decision Shirou has to make sealed the deal for me. To either uphold his ideal of being a hero by saving many lives with the killing of one life, or to destroy his own ideal and protect the one he loves, valuing her life more than other people.

That conflict made me love the HF route.
 
May 13, 2014 2:39 PM

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I know it is technically the worst one but I'd be lying if I said any route got me involved more than Fate. I just really like Saber.
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Aug 27, 2014 3:15 PM

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I don't hate any of the routes, but my fav has to be UBW, since it's got the most action.
Heaven's Feel I like cause of the fact he value's Sakura's life over just a majority.
 
Nov 24, 2014 9:38 AM

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I honestly loved HF the most with UBW coming a close second. Honestly though, all the routes support each other to assemble one great story.

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Mar 4, 2015 4:51 AM

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UBW for me.This is the route in which we truly see the potential of Shirou.Plus, I like Rin.
 
Apr 15, 2015 9:01 AM

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UBW>Fate>HF

i'm not really that big a fan of Rin but UBW has the most Assassin and the most Archer and maybe the most Lancer idk but i think they deserve more time in the other routes. the action and story are in my opinion the best in UBW as well meaning i don't have that much trouble choosing. even in HF rider needs more time imo tho.

Assassin (F/UBW) > Archer > Lancer > Kuzuki > Rider > Gilgamesh (he's better in F/Z) > Sakura > Saber > Rin
 
Jun 20, 2015 5:17 AM

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HF > UBW >> Fate.
 
Jun 21, 2015 2:59 PM

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I just finished the three routes and the last episode on Real Nua and my prefered is UBW.

HF is just too dark. In the normal end, Shirou dies. And there are too many handicaps. But, at least he could finish Berserk and in one of the bad ends, he won against Saber.

My dream would be a fourth route where Saber is Shirou's servant until the end, but it's Rin route.
 
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