Rated 9 out of 10 by Ambioindustria Why is this better than FFXIII? why?
The Main reason why i find myself playing this game over Final Fantasy, is because it is NOT a Linear Game! FFXIII i was disappointed like tons of other people, with all the same reasons. But yesterday when i picked this one up. I knew, right away, that there was Actually a WORLD MAP, and there are tons if side quests. So it would have free-roam, (WHICH SHOULD ALWAYS BE IN AN RPG!!!) This game is GREAT so far. Yeah, at first I was slightly irritated by the fact that battles are litteraly GUNS ONLY!! But i quickly passed that off my shoulder and have been Greatly enjoying the battles so far. SO, in short, The Intro to the Game was COOL, the gameplay is challenging at first and may actually take a while to get used to but it is fun, graphics are pretty good, Story so far is Intriguing, but i think the best thing is the Customization of Equipment. There are alot of ways to customize and level up character!!! 4 and a 1/2 Stars out of 5!!!!!
Rated 9 out of 10 by YUNGPVNX Give It A Chance
I guarantee that anybody who has been a hardcore RPG fan will fall in love with this game. A common complain is the game's "lack" of story. Resonance of Fate has a story that is in fact highly interesting. The 3 fabulous characters provided by the masterminds behind Radiata Stories and Star Ocean traverse the structure known as Basel. Their story is simply their relationships. For an RPG to attempt capturing life in a basic form in stead of the obvious fantasy narrative taken by most Japanese developers was no small feat. The only place that Tri-Ace could have fallen short in was the actual game systems, which I can reassure you they did not. The mix of real-time and turn-based combat is stronger than in any of their past games. The difficulty is insane and frustrating; however, it's never caused me to give up. For those of you who are not new to beauty of JRPGs, this is for you.
Rated 9 out of 10 by YellowLemonFish A review from a non JRPG fan
I have to admit I don't like Japanese RPG's very much. But this one peeked my interest. A combat system with people flying in the air with guns blazing? That's just crazy. Even so I thoroughly enjoyed this game. It'll keep you fighting for a while. Mostly because this game is so hard. I got to a boss and I could barely scratch him and was forced to level my party up several levels and I just barely beat him. I enjoy a challenge but this game is harsh. Plus it took me an hour to learn the combat system, tutorial isn't very helpful but at least there's a guide at the start menu. The game looks very pretty overall but lots of the environments look the same. I really liked the music in the game, pretty catchy. The game is about 40 hours long. But you can double your play to 80 hours because you can replay the whole game with all your equipment, it would make the game super easier but it's having fun that matters. Resonance of Fate has lots of humour, interesting story, awesome gameplay and replay value. I recommend it to hardcore gamers and rpg fans in general, you'll get a kick out of it. I did and I don't even like jrpg's in general.
Rated 1 out of 10 by Senbon Zakura Worst RPG out right now on any system
Wow, all that I can say right now is that this game is a major disappointment. I came into this expecting at least an average game, but this is totally fail. You would think that since it is a rpg that there would at least be a storyline, but it is almost nonexistant. It is just one boring mission after another. The graphics outside of battles look terrible like last gen quality. The music is so awful that you will probably play it on mute. It also has some of the worst voice acting that I have ever heard in my life. It's worst than a dubbed episode of Naruto. The battles are pretty lame and the characters act ridiculous and somehow defy the laws of physics like jump straight on their back and then magically appear 15 feet in the air like they are made of rubber. The tutorial is terrible and the manual isn't much better. The steep learing curve will turn casual players away. The gameplay is shallow. All of the dungeons look the same and the world map is ugly plus you just move around as a cursor. With the extremely limited content and exploration they give you it is ridiculous to put a ** dollars price tag on this game.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Bijakz Different but still lacking
The story-line was the main thing about this game that got to me. It had so many holes in it and it left you at the end with a bunch of unanswered questions. I went to Wiki and read the storyline and finally figured out what happened. The graphics were good, I liked being able to change clothes on the characters and it kept it during the cinematic parts. The sound and music were descent, a lot of it gets repetitious unfortunately. The game play was easy to master and as soon as I figured out how to properly level, advancing through the chapters was a breeze. The most unique thing about the game was the game-play and how guns came into play and how you can charge and do heroic leaps through the air. Not for the casual player in my opinion due to the need to level your characters high enough to deal with junk mobs and bosses.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Lucky7s15 i loved this game
i originally purchased final fantasy XIII thinking it would be fun.... it wasnt... so eventually i picked up this game when the price dropped, and played for about an hour, after dying a few times because i didnt undersand the battle system i went to the arena to do the training, after a few minutes i understood what to do and started destroying everything. the story ends up being VERY DEEP if you pay attention, and if you like customization then THIS IS THE GAME, theres clothes (shoes, shirts, jackets, gloves,hair dyes, sunglasses,golden guns.... etc.) theres easily 100's of different combinations. this has easily turned out to be one of the best games i've played all year, next to singularity that is... lol
Rated 10 out of 10 by Masoninja Blazes trails
Let me get started. The game itself is gorgeous. It's details are in-depth and the costumes are all rendered remarkably. The story. The story is weak. Very weak. However it adds a touch of humor to the game that's needed. The gameplay. All I can say is..... Flawless. If you play through the tutorial and do the arena and learn, it's awesome. It's confusing to start with but when it's out into motion, you feel like a demon for completing tasks. The difficulty level can be managed with a reasonable amount of skill as long as you know what you're doing. I picked this up 4 months ago and I'm still playing. It's just too good.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Edmunt Fantastic JRPG, an instant cult classic
Now if your like me, Final Fantasy 13 left a huge empty void in you that you expected it to fill, it failed and now a lesser known game is what you need. Now Resonance Of Fate is a good game, it has its flaws yes, but they aren't enough to hold it back. The center piece of this game is the combat system, it takes turn based and adds customizable guns. From what I've noticed most people criticize the system because it can involve a lot of jumping around which allows you to get a better vantage point on your enemy. But if you replace the guns with swords and the bullets with magic you have the recent FF games, and considering most of those critics are FF fans, well you get the idea. There are also a lot of people who say that this game is hard, and to be honest, it can be, but thats not a bad thing. Challenge is good. The game takes place in a bleak but future steampunk reality of earth in which the whole world lives on the tower of Basel. It stars three hunters(mercs) all with there own dark past, sounds like a depressing story but to be honest theres times that they are just plain hilarious. I will admit however that the story is a weak point at times, its not really bad it just has a weak presence. And coming from tri-Ace, it could have been better. All in all it is a great game that I suggest to anyone who likes JRPGs and especially those let down by FF 13.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Vlen Amazing offbeat RPG
The game get's some criticism for it's lack of a detailed how to play, but by the end of chapter one you should have the hang of it and by chapter 3 the flow of things should be natural. in classic Tri-Ace style they divert off of the standard RPG beaten path, bringing in the need to think. Customizing guns and shuffling around who uses what is very important as your character grows off of three weapon exp trees and grinding is innevitable. I would not recomend this game to strict FPS fans, you'll be sorely disapointed, completely ignore the gun's comment on the case, this is a tactical RPG in and out.
Rated 10 out of 10 by somsjeans A great RPG with a few minor flaws
I decided to pick this game up on a whim, I honestly I had just heard about it a few days prior to its release, and the main thing that caught my eye was the gunplay/character customization. First off, this isn't your "traditional" JRPG: the story(which isn't much), is NOT your typical emo bla-bla cinematic(basically a movie, not a game) that you find. This game revolves more around gameplay(tactics) and character interaction(funny dialogue). As I said above, the story is pretty sparse, but that's not what the game was aiming for anyways. The game is more about a lighthearted journey, the battles that happened, and the funny moments in between. The battle system is VERY well thought out, but it will take you some time to figure it out(I'm still learning things about it and I'm 28 hrs into the game). It's a very unique system that works EXCELLENTLY with the gunplay. Characters, as I mentioned above, are interesting, funny, and likeable. No emo sappy love story here like in traditional JRPGs. Customization is excellent, with roughly 16 guns and LOTS of outfits for your 3 characters. Yes, the boss battles are hard, but if you use your brain they can be accomplished relatively easily. This is not a sit back, press A, repeat type JRPG. This game actually requires some thought. It's also not a sit back and watch a cinematic the ENTIRE time type of game. So if you are looking for something DIFFERENT and UNIQUE, give this game a try, because its truly a gem!