I love fate. Since Core came out I have run and played in a few games. We ran a Kick-Ass Princess game; I won the tournament in a Street Fighter inspired game; Cthulhu was punched in the face by the Kaiju Klown killers; and Dracula was staked on the dance floor, under the disco ball. All great, but something was missing: superheroes.
I have been craving a good super game for a while. I liked Icons, hated M&M, and though I adore the system Savage World Supers never felt right. I wanted Fate Core Supers. Icons was close but was a bit unfated (if I can be allowed to totally make up a word). Fate Core, with Supers. It sounds simple and I thought I could make my own hack, now I don't have to.
Venture City is Fate with Supers. It is elegant and simple and Fate. I hate cliches, so I'll just say it doesn't remake the ham sandwich. It uses Fate as Fate is meant to be used and doesn't do anything fancy. It doesn't have to.
Venture City Stories is the kind of game that makes you feel stupid, because you didn't come up with it. It is exactly what it claims to be: Fate with superpowers. If you already know Fate and want to see the easiest way to do superpowers this is must buy, and at the price how can you pass it up.