Excerpt: Tri-Ace is the developer behind Star Ocean and the Valkyrie Profile series’, and by now it’s obvious that the company isn’t afraid of trying to do new things with their battle systems and other mechanics, things that a lot of other teams simply wouldn’t dare to do. Many have fallen out of love with the RPG genre as of late, citing lack of invention and clichéd narratives and characters, and even Final Fantasy XIII wasn’t above criticism.
Conclusion: Resonance of Fate is more than a game, it’s an attempt to rewrite RPG games, to break the traditional pattern and take this genre to the extreme. This is not a game for the average gamer, the complexity and the difficulty of the game is only recommend to true RPG fans. The hours you spend in-game more than make up for the value of the Resonance of Fate, and with 10 difficulty levels, I say go and buy a copy right now!
Conclusion: Resonance of Fate is almost all the way through its development cycle. From what we have seen so far, it should be an impressive addition to the RPG line-ups on both the PS3 and Xbox 360. Look for Resonance of Fate to hit store shelves in the third-quarter of 2010.
Excerpt: If Final Fantasy XIII can be criticised for it’s slow start, Resonance of Fate should be utterly flamed for its first 20 hours or so. How so? Well, at least Final Fantasy XIII was progressing through different places and gave you a new gameplay element almost hourly. With Resonance of Fate , on the other hand, there is nothing but the endless grind of fighting streams of enemies. There is a story, though… apparently.
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 that have stuck with the series since the days of the SNES think?
Summary: Resonance of Fate follows Zephyr, PMC employee Vashyron, and Subject 20 who is condemned to die on her 20th birthday. End of Eternity's battle system involves real-time gunplay elements, along with the aforementioned military theme.
Excerpt: From the creators of Star Ocean comes Resonance of Fate that feels like Mad Max meets The Matrix in this larger than life Japanese RPG. The story is set in the future where mankind has been devastated and global warming controls the world, making reality seem like a post apocalyptic wasteland. In order to survive, mankind has banded together to create a gigantic tower called a Basel which acts a purification facility and allows humans to go about their every day life.