Is Fate Accelerated Edition lighter in tone than Fate Core? To rephrase is Fate Core inherently better at running dark or noir games than Fate Accelerate Edition?
This is the impression given by the examples in the two books, and also the competency ratio of the two games (using the default skill list).
Fate Core starts characters being competent (ie any skill bonus) in 10 of 18 skils.
Fate Accelerated Edition starts characters with a bonus in 5 of 6 approaches.