So, I went to see the movie yesterday with a friend, I enjoyed it for what it was (and it was a combination of Iron Man, House MD and From Hell...mostly From Hell really). But enough of the movie itself.
As with many other pulp stories in media, I couldn't help but think about the happenings onscreen in terms of FATE. There's two action scenes especially, where we are treated to how Sherlock's brilliant mind works in a fight...his powers of astute observation make him privy to the opponent's weak points which he then exploits for devastating effect. There are moments where people are compelled to act a certain way, because of their relationships. There are moments where the environment is used for advantages and disadvantages.
But I can't really remember any moments where anyone does something that would count as an Invoke. So I've been wondering, what happens if we take away the players' Aspects? What if they had to rely on (and only on) their skills? Would the game be poorer? Or would it provoke more use of those elusive circumstantial bonuses, trying hard to manipulate the environment and other people so that you get the metaphorical high ground?
I suspect it would change the way the game is played. Now, if only I could try this out.