As a person who just recently got into Fate series, I never thought I'd ever dig up this little gem--and fall in love with it no less.
I'm sure most are aware already but in case you aren't, Fate Strange Fake *as of now* is only a prologue that will soon be adapted into another Light Novel and into a Manga--so take that into account as I review this.
Story 8/10- Very Good
What the story has is great potential. It's one of those that could either be really great or fall flat.
Art 9/10- Great
The art was good to me, now I'm no artist. The character
designs all seem very good. No complaints from me. So why not?
Characters 8/10- Very Good
The characters also have very high potential. Some old characters make an appearance, which is nice. I like that the new characters are unique--most have a small quirk or two that makes them seem like a worthy opponent for the False Holy Grail War. There's just something strange about the characters that attracts me to them.
Enjoyment 10/10- Outstanding
I did not expect this, at all. I thought I'd be indifferent to it but I'm very excited for its story. There is just so much potential, there are just so many things to grip you to it. I really like it because takes things that you may have gotten used to from the likes of Fate Zero, or Fate Stay Night and just twists them in such a way that where they grip your attention. There are so many mysteries, and so much wonder to it--needless to say, I was captivated by it.
There are also a *few* lighthearted throwbacks to Fate Zero that I enjoyed--of course complete with its own twist.
The chapters are varied. Some are suspenseful, others I got a good laugh at. Either way it had my full enjoyment.
I'll end it with: For something that is only a prologue thus far, *and* was originally made for an April Fool's Joke I was very impressed, and am very happy that it will be continued!