Excerpt: These are interesting times for the Japanese role-playing game; times of progression, growth and change. I’m of course referring to the fantastical behemoth that is Final Fantasy XIII, but while the likes of Leona Lewis might be enjoying the new accessibility of the series, what do the loyal fans...
Conclusion: It’s a solid effort from tri-Ace in the end, and a marked improvement on their other titles this generation, but the solid gameplay is let down by its sometimes overwhelming difficulty and a bland story and world-design.
Excerpt: Let me say this up front — I like tri-Ace. I usually pick up any game developed by them, even if it appears to be below average. Needless to say, I was excited when, shortly after its Japanese release as End of Eternity , Resonance of Fate was announced for the US on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is You know that school of thought that suggests that the best way to teach children how to swim is to just throw them in the pool and hope survival instinct kick ins? This best describe the strategy adopted by Tri-Ace in their latest JRPG.
Conclusion: Now that the game buying season has started to slow in its release of dynamite titles- go get this game game! If you love RPGs and are looking for something new, this will certainly tickle your fancy in unexpected ways!
Conclusion: There's nothing like Resonance of Fate out there anywhere. Sure, that means this new merging of turn-based and real-time battles has a few stumbles here and there, but for a first effort in an emerging genre, this is one hell of a debut.