Usually games end when you die, but Fated opens after you have died. You play as Ulfr, a Viking warrior who expired when his house came crashing down on him. Before you complete your transition to the afterlife, though, a Valkyrie offers to return you to the world of the living, but if you accept the offer it will come at the cost of your voice so you won't be able to tell anyone what you've seen. This deal eliminates the need to support dialog options for your character in the game, and the few times you'll respond to questions from characters in the game it will be by shaking your head yes or no.