Conclusion: Anyway, the basic premise lies in using a machine gun to give the enemy "scratch damage" and then using a hand gun or grenades to deal "direct damage" thus killing it. See? It's not that hard. You just have to read the instructions. Essentially, if pwning people on Modern Warfare with your friends just does not do it for you anymore, you might want to give Resonance of Fate a chance. It is definitely a breath of fresh air.
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: 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?
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.
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.