Conclusion: I think this game could have been amazing if not for the confusing gameplay and complete dead stops in the leveling up I give this game a 2.5 of 5 because of the story and characters. the reason I didn't go higher was because of the combat system that failed to teach the player even in the "tutorial".
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.