GORGEOUS CINEMATICS. BLAZING GUN BATTLES. RPG HAS BEEN REDEFINED. Resonance of Fate is developed by the heralded RPG developers, tri-Ace, who have had a hand in developing some of gaming's most celebrated RPG franchises from Star Ocean to Valkyrie Profile. SEGA and tri-Ace now introduce Resonance of Fate, which adds a new spin to the genre with a cinematic action gameplay system centered around gunplay and a steampunk-styled world.
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Experienced RPG development team is tri-Ace is behind this entirely new vision of fate within a steampunk world.
Face opponents in fantastic, cinematic gun battles with a fighting system that blends real-time and turn-based gameplay.
Built around the gigantic machine city, the story delves deep into fate and the machinery that controls it.
Masterfully crafted environments illustrate the deep tapestry of this dystopian world. • Customizing your characters and weapons changes your playing experience visually and within the gameplay.
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Resonance of Fate is rated
3.9 out of
Rated 2 out of
Great music, but horrible gameplayI was told before buying the game that it would be difficult but there is a difference between just being hard, and having a combat system that will cause you to lose 30 minutes of work just because you press a wrong button. Pressing the wrong button is easy to do because the controls are so complex. The hero medals(or whatever they are called) are also ridiculous and cause you to instantly lose. The camera angle is also horrible as it constantly over adjusts and makes you run into things, which again causes you to lose. The games music however is awesome but that is the only positive i can really think of, unless you want the most infuriating experience of your life do not buy this game.
Date published: 2012-05-21
Rated 4 out of
Very, Very good game!People keep shooting the game down because its so different. Since Final Fantasy XIII came out close to it, it was kinda kicked under the covers. But give it a try. The fighting style is different, and i will not deny its a challange. this is not for people who a casual and like everything being handed to you. The characters all have backgrounds, and you learn as you go. A big plus is that you can change how the three main charaters look, to look how you want. I love this game and i say people should atleast give it a try.
Date published: 2012-03-31
Rated 4 out of
good but needs workits a ok game if u like rpg then get this game if not dont bother
Date published: 2011-12-27
Rated 5 out of
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?!
Date published: 2011-08-06
Rated 4 out of
Im glad I took a chance on this!I just bought the game today and have only put in a few hours but its already growing on me. I love how challenging the combat is even after you get the hang of it. So far there isnt much of a plot but I'm sure it will become clear. The combat is pretty confusing at first. I found myself getting agravated until I went to the arena and learned the tutorial. Now the combat is extremely fun. I love the fact that you technically only level up your guns but that transfers over to your overall level. I deffinately would recommend this to any of my friends that is an JRPG player.
Date published: 2011-07-31
Rated 4 out of
Absolutely AmazingI personally think this game is amazing. It has an exciting battle system, great graphics, three super cool main characters,and an epic world map design and concept. There are a couple of flaws, but who really cares. Stop nay saying you only seem gayer.
Date published: 2011-07-22
Rated 5 out of
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.
Date published: 2011-02-19
Rated 5 out of
AWESOME RPG GAME!!!First off I kinda got this game late but I got it for a good price. The game is a game that is for hardcore RPG fans and this is a awesome game. The battle system is unique and it took me awhile to learn how to play it but its worth it. The story doesn't tell about itself until later on the game. The characters to me are well done and the voices are amazing, especially Vashyron because he is voiced by Nolan North (Uncharted series). In my opinion I think that this is alot better then FFXIII because I got into it more and its not as linear as FFXIII. So if you are looking for a great RPG for a cheap price (If you buy used) then this is a great game for you.
Date published: 2011-01-06
Rated 4 out of
FunThis game is (for a lack of a better word) fun. The gameplay is challenging and the graphics are great. I feel like this game was amazing although, if you dont like to think about fighting then this is not the game for you.
Date published: 2010-12-31
Rated 4 out of
This is NOT for casual gamersWhen 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.
Date published: 2010-12-30
Rated 3 out of
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.
Date published: 2010-12-21
Rated 4 out of
Fun, Rewarding, and UnforgivingI am a major fan of JRPGs. The whole reason I got my PS3 was for Final Fantasy XIII. That said when I first got this I was not into difficult games. I mostly wanted it for the steampunk appeal. If I had known its level of difficulty beforehand, I probably wouldn't have bought it. But, that would have been a mistake. This game uses a unique battle system that fuses real time and turn based systems. It is extremely fun to use, but equally difficult to master. The true challenge of this game makes itself apparent upon entering the first dungeon. The monsters here require you to have a firm grasp on the system as well as some tactical ability. You need to be able to foresee your enemy's moves as well as the consequences of your own actions. Prioritizing which monsters to kill first is crucial. A single mistake could lead to a game over within seconds. It took me four tries to beat the first boss, Tar Man, but once I succeeded, I had a strong feeling of accomplishment. This game has made me understand why many people prefer difficult games. On another note, the graphics leave something to be desired sometimes. Close ups of the characters (in the cutscenes namely) show glitches in the shading. Plus, besides the steampunk look, this game just failed to impress me in the graphics department. Plus, I think more could have gone into the story.
Date published: 2010-12-09
Rated 4 out of
Not for the faint of heartOkay fellas, if you're on the fence, ask yourself these questions. Do absolutely hate grinding? Do you place a much higher value on story than gameplay? Do you hate actually having to think during fighting? If you answered yes to most or all of these questions, this game is NOT for you. Ok, now to everyone else. I hate JRPG's. Yeah, shocker. There are only a handful of JRPG's that I like, and this game is part of that small club. Just thought I'd get that out of the way. Now onto the actual game. The gameplay is very rewarding and is definitely the best thing about RoF. It's a combination of turn based and real-time, and it is very well made. The game doesn't baby you however, so be warned. It'll give you everything to work with the moment you start, and it'll do a good job of explaining, but after that you're on your own. There is a very high difficulty curve as well; if you mess up once in battle, you're probably gonna lose/die. Also, you will feel like you're in a Johnny Woo movie every time you enter a battle (I can't emphasize enough how freaking awesome it is to fight in this game). The characters, initially a little annoying, gradually become likable, and well rounded. The story progression is similar to that of Cowboy Bebop: random, oddball missions at first, but the plot becomes clear as you play longer (and is actually pretty good). If you're still reading this review, chances are you might like this game. Do yourself a favor and buy it.
Date published: 2010-09-26
Rated 1 out of
Epic trashThis 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.
Date published: 2010-07-04
Rated 5 out of
Great, great game!Resonance of Fate is probably the most unique Role Playing Game I have ever played. It takes the planning of a turn based game and fuses it with the precision of an action game. The result is high tension gun-battles with gravity defying acrobatics over field of hostile enemies. You coordinate the movements of your team chain-strike your foes with barrages of bullets. As the box says, the battles are very cinematic, but you control every action. In the field, play progresses like a puzzle game. You place tiles dropped by enemies to gain access to new locations, with certain tiles granting special effects. Another thing is the story. The world has been wasted due to some unknown cataclysm, and humanity now lives in a tower-like machine called "Basel" that makes conditions livable. The feeling it gives is very steam-punk, futuristic yet vintage at the same time, and the plot is very original. You follow three Hunters, dirty deed errand runners for the rich, in a series of chapters, unraveling a mystery presented to you in the opening sequences in the beginning of the game. Customization in this game is incredibly in depth. You can customize the clothing and weapons of the characters down to the fine details, and even during cutscenes, these changes in appearance are apparent. Weapon customization allows you to tweak attachments to the different guns you use, altering stats and performance. This game is very well rounded, and really fun to play. Anyone who enjoys RPG games and wouldn't mind something complex would like this if they keep an open mind. The level of challenge and the engrossing gameplay will be enough to keep any gamer busy.
Date published: 2010-04-30
Rated 2 out of
Not what I had hoped forI see many people stating that this game is far superior to Final Fantasy 13… The only thing I can say(not having played Final fantasy) that Im glad I did not get FF 13. Resonance of Fate in my opinion is a new game with a unique concept that falls far short of what it could have been. The novelty of the game wares off about 4 hours after you start playing it. The Matrix like moves are rather unique, however it is the lack of weapons and tactics is what killed the game for me. As one of the characters stated in the game “pick a target kill and repeat”, that is all this game is. The weapons come in two flavors either a pistol or SMG. Your characters can carry either two pistols or 2 SMG’s but not one of each (which I found to be very aggravating, not to mention that you cannot actually kill anything with a SMG instead it does “scratch” damage not real or “direct” damage, pistols do “direct” damage).You can also carry just one weapon with some sort of other device like first aid, grenades or a magazine that allows you to change the type of ammo you use.There are very few weapons in the game, you can’t just buy most of them, actually Im 50% through the game and I have only been able to buy 2. The only way to make your weapons better is through outlandish upgrades like 4 scopes staggered in a row, or 3 barrels added to a .45 cal pistol. None of the upgrades are actually reflected in the games depictions of the weapons. So the .45 looks just like a regular .45 in game even though it now has 3 barrels and 5 scopes plus a second grip on it. The upgrades are ridiculous ,it seems that the game designers never actually though that part of the game through.What should have been done is the game should have had custom arms that do not exist in today’s world, instead of the SMG looking like an mp-5 and the .45 looking like a 1911. Also your enemies use shotguns, rifles, bazookas, flame throwers and a plethora of other weapons that you can never get for yourself. I think instead of having these insane upgrades the game could have been made much better by offering a variety of weapons that can be reasonably upgraded instead of offering a handful of them that are upgraded in the most unrealistic and silly ways. Another point I would like to mention is it seems that you never need to make or buy regular ammo (the guns must just magically generate it), the only ammo you need to create or buy is specialized munitions (such as incendiary, toxic ,etc…). The game is very linear you can explore here and there but most of your time you will spend in the arena so you can level up , get more energy hexes or some loony upgrade for your firearm. The premise of the game has been done before a million times the only thing that is changed is its presentation. The story although good is spread way to thin between the hours of combat plus you only get 30seconds to 1 minute bits every time you finish a chapter and start a new one. Also while in many areas you cannot change the equipment on your character or save the game. Many people have stated that they essentially painted themselves into a corner. Not being able to defeat the boss but also not allowed to retreat thus forcing them to load a game and lose 1-2 hours of game play and all the items they collected in the process. The main missions are really the only ones that matter in the game, the only thing gained by running the extra missions at the guild is reputation and perhaps some items. But you could just as easily ignore the missions and still finish the game without any issues. All in all I would NOT recommend this game or at least not until it has dropped in price to under $**. To put it simply the game is just plain boring.But if you like to play dressup you can buy clothes for your characters ,these clothese dont really have any value other than eye candy and a way to throw your money away.But that is only my opinion so take it as that.
Date published: 2010-04-01
Rated 5 out of
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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!
Date published: 2010-03-18
Rated 5 out of
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.