Rated 1 out of 10 by Duckman963 Epic trash
This is easily the worst game I have ever played it makes no attempt to show you where anything is or what anything does and then once you kind of get your bearings it throws you in a fight with no clue how to fight but x seems to be the only button that does anything. I couldn't stand this game long enough to make it past five minutes. Don't lie to yourself just because you wasted money on it this game really sucks. The only regret I have is that there is no scale that goes lower than 1. This is easily the worst game I have ever played it makes no attempt to show you where anything is or what anything does and then once you kind of get your bearings it throws you in a fight with no clue how to fight but x seems to be the only button that does anything. I couldn't stand this game long enough to make it past five minutes. Don't lie to yourself just because you wasted money on it this game really sucks. The only regret I have is that there is no scale that goes lower than 1.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Crazy Kev It only took me 6 Ebgames/Gamestop to get this game!
I knew this game was going to be good but i didn't it would sell out so fast!!! I was thinking about pre-ordering it but i was like "heh, nobody gonna know about this game," when it came out i had to go to about 6 different Ebgames and Gamestops to find it, and it was definitely worth to running around ( It was the last one too, lucky! ). This game is so fun, the characters feel so real, and the battles never get old. I already spent hours just messing around in the city and exploring around. You can change characters in the cities to get different reactions and they are just great! The gun customization it awesome too, but they don't show up in battle, but the costumes do and it's fun messing with that too. On the world map i was a little confused what do to do but after messing around a little bit i got the hang of it and started mastering the world map! The graphics are alright but it doesn't bother me that much, game was to have over 80 hours of game play and I'm looking forward to it! Get it RPG Fans!
Rated 5 out of 10 by AceofSpade Frustrating Battle System.. really annoying.
I have two problem with this game, first is the battle system, secondly the story;there's none. I admit, the battle system looks pretty cool, I got seduced by the cinematic shootings when I researched it on YouTube. However, its only a facade. Those flashy jumps that you see the characters do when they shoot; that's all the battle system has to offer. The guns that you get aren't that special, plus the battle system has a steep learning curve. Seriously, the battle system is unbalanced, all you do is pretty much, do your flashy shooting from point A to B. rinse and repeat. Horrible. You would think that the battle system will grow/evolve as you progress through the game. NO. its the same skills from beginning to end. If it weren't for the unbalance battle system I would love to finished this, but it's frustrated me enough to return it back and to write this review. This game isn't for everyone. If you're a casual gamer, you wouldn't like this a bit. But if you like hard and annoying battle systems combined with a plotless story, then this is a rent.
Rated 0 out of 10 Problem-ridden
And if what I heard is true, I know why. I heard Enix had a hand in this. So, why not subtly destroy FF's competition. Anyway, 3 characters. I've watched videos as late as 6 chapters in. 3 people. The same 3 people. With no real change to combat. Sure you MIGHT have "total" customization, through your appearance and weapons, but big deal. That's not new. Games have done that already. Speaking of, the combat looks to be fun for about 10 minutes. Then you realize all you need to do is matrix-style jump for 5 minutes to win the fight. That's it. Jump, and either nade or gun . Boring. It HAD the potential to look really strategic AND actiony at the same time, which is seemingly hard to pull off. Graphics are good, the music is a godsend at times. But, it fell flat. No resemblance of any story it seems. Makes sense I guess. Tri-Ace failed hard with Star Ocean 4. What, 8 bosses?
Rated 9 out of 10 by CodenameDAWN Not Bad
So i played only up to Chapter 1 and so far its pretty good story wise its pretty slow but builds up so at least it gives me a reason to keep playing. Game mechanics are simple but i will admit i sometimes accidently hit the wrong button during battles but give some more time it shouldnt be an issue. I also like that the battles get tougher and tougher as u go. I would say its like final fantasy with guns but im not gonna stretch that far till i beat it. People who give bad reviews are people who dont like a challenge, want it to be easy to follow, and wants the game to hold there hand throughout the experience. That gets old, im glad game developers are giving a challenge and making games hard like they should be doing. Overall, good game, mysterious story, and simple gameplay makes this a good game to buy, IF your looking for a challenge.
Rated 10 out of 10 by freedan Great game pure and simple.
This game is absolutely wonderful. The visuals are stunning, the gameplay is very enjoyable and requires actual thought out planning (which the naysayers of the game fail to see). The whole hex idea of the world map is very intuitive and is one of the more original things I have seen in a long time. One qualm one may have with the game is the progression of the story mode and how long it takes to pick up. While the sound does great in complimenting the aura of the steampunk environment and each situation that arises, it is no Nobuo Uematsu. Any person that says the game is bad because it is too hard should honestly not have been playing the game in the first place. Resonance of Fate is not for the feint of heart. It requires alot of attention in and out of battle, however it is very rewarding. Please do not let the bad reviews influence your decision. The bad reviews come from people who expect a game to tell them what to do 100% of the time and do not wish to put the necessary time into learning the intricacies. Honestly ,what is a good game without a challenge? Read this review and go out and buy this great game so you can experience it for yourself.
Rated 0 out of 10 by 133Bang Unknown Greatness
This game looks like its going to be really nice. From what I have seen so far, the graphics/sound quality seem great. The storyline looks somewhat interesting, but so far I haven't been able to find a ton of information on it that isn't in another language. What really looks best about this game so far is the unique gameplay. It seems to be a more modern sort of action rpg compared to the more traditional magic/sword combat. More original rpgs are still good, but this game really seems to standout (in a good way). What is really too bad is that there is little to no hype around this game at all. Personally, I haven't talked to anyone who has heard about it, probably due to the upcoming release of FFXIII and God of War 3. I definently plan to get both FF XIII and this game the moment they come out!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Anonymous101 The NEW Final Fantasy?
A wonderful game, created by Tri-ace, and Published by Sega. Resonance of Fate(End of Eternity in Japan) is a new astonishing JRPG style. The gameplay MAKES this game, its so fun to fight enemies and see the cinematic gunfights come to life. This is truly a treat. Even though I'm not too far into the story, I find it to be very fascinating. There are a variety of missions, and character customization, and weapon upgrades. This game has alot of new interesting features and battle systems that I'd like to see more in some JRPGs. The english Voice actors aren't even that bad, unlike in some other JRPGS. Although there is an option to play with english VAs or Japanese. The cinematics are also amazing. Resonance of Fate has blown my mind, and has restored my love for JRPGs.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Taneral Why the low ratings?
I was playing through Resonance of Fate, and I stopped to wonder what the rest of the gaming community thought of it. From the reviews here on Game Stop and elsewhere, I've seen other reviewers complain about the difficulty of combat, but I had this thought: things that are *new*, new as "new and not a sequel, prequel, or having the incriminating likeness of some other game", probably will be harder to grasp at the beginning. In fact, the low ratings are the reason I'm writing this review/defense/whatever-it-is because they do not do it justice.
Resonance of Fate is a role-playing game, and just like Star Ocean The Last Hope, which was also developed by Tri-Ace, the intro battle tutorial is BRUTAL. I realize that the battle tutorial has a lot of information that will be difficult for many players to digest at the beginning. On the other hand, the first battles are simple, and they become progressively harder as you improve.
The best way to begin Resonance of Fate is to go in knowing that you will need to learn how to do something completely different. Otherwise, this is what's going to happen to you: 1) oh hey, neat cut scene; 2) the arena? oh yeah, time to kick some can; 3) holy cow! I have to read?!
Rated 9 out of 10 by Kiyomi This is NOT for casual gamers
When I first bought this game from Gamestop, I had mixed feelings about it. The battle system is one of the most complex I've figured out in all of my gaming career, took me over an hour to figure everything out and even then I'm STILL having problems with it. It will take some time to figure out. What I like about it however is that it makes you THINK which a lot of people don't like in a video game. The storyline seems confusing at first but this is tri-ace we're dealing with and most of the games tr-ace makes don't reveal the entire plot until late in the game. All in all it is rather enjoyable and humorous. I give it a 9/10 due to the complexity of the battle system. Highly recommended for hardcore gamers who enjoy a challenge.