The Guided Fate Paradox is a spiritual successor to Nippon Ichi's roguelike, Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman. Expanding on that oddball title, Nippon Ichi has crafted a game that simultaneously does new things with the formula and provides an entertainingly interesting story despite heavy anime trope usage. The way the story and gameplay mix does create a frustratingly slow pace at first that takes some getting used to. Despite this, the end result is quite possibly the best roguelike to come out of Japan.