Summary: I originally picked up this game to fill the void in my heart from Assassin's Creed because I have to wait until November for Revelations and I have nothing else to play until then. I've always been a big fan of JRPG's like Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy (even though I can barely stand FF because I hate turn based fighting styles.) so I looked around online and found this game.
Summary: Yes it's a RPG, yes, it's somewhat a shooter. It is easy to play...moderate. Hard to understand...maybe if you skip the training. Resonance of Fate is very unique and that's the way you need to see it. The graphics are very nice and character have a lot of customization (shop). The battle system seem to be very hard at first but after you play some battle you'll understand maybe half of the potential of this game.
An amazing game that isn't given it's fair share of recognition
30 October 2011
Summary: Resonance of Fate is a game that is easily one of the best RPG you will play when compared to many popular titles like final fantasy, Fable or Star Ocean. Those other titles are also equally satisfying to play, but they all have their own appeal. Final fantasy is a turn-based game that is heavily based on fantasy based story line, Fable is known for it's world that is changed by the choices a player makes, and star ocean it well known for it plethora of content during...
Summary: The fight system and the gameplay of this game is great! However it's not an RPG for the beginners of this kind of games because it requires quite a lot of familiarity and experience with the general RPG's turns rule.
Summary: I have always found JRPG's tedious, slow, silly and irritating. That is until I played Star Ocean on the xbox 360. It was truly wonderful game and I recommend it to absolutely anyone who has a fear of JRPG's. So when I heard it was the last in the series I went looking for similar titles by the same company (tri-star). Resonance of Fate is their new series presumably aimed at replacing the void left by Star Ocean.
Summary: In a dark and dystopian future the world may be grim but it is also very beautiful. With gorgeous cutscenes and wonderfully stylized turn based combat this game is a treat for those that are willing to seek it out and the game is quite difficult to boot (something quite unique for games these days)
Conclusion: Seeing as there's no other reviews on here, I presume the 'other' JRPG out this month has swept this under the carpet. I'll be blunt. This takes a long time to get going and is difficult, sometimes needing grinding to get past bosses. But, if you've got time to invest in a rewarding and deep JRPG, this really opens up and becomes a great game. It's often a question of tactics. One boss I felt was stupidly hard actually became manageable when I mixed up my tactics.