Resonance of Fate PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: In Resonance of Fate, players control members of a private military contracting firm in a world where most of Earth has been rendered uninhabitable. The only remaining pockets of civilization surround the tower of Basel, an experimental air purifier with a mind of its own. The game carries aIn Resonance of Fate, players control members of a private military contracting firm in a world where most of Earth has been rendered uninhabitable. The only remaining pockets of civilization surround the tower of Basel, an experimental air purifier with a mind of its own. The game carries a steampunk aesthetic, with the ordinary RPG trappings of swords and sorcery traded in for guns and acrobatic attacks. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
  1. Resonance of Fate is definitely for hardcore RPG fans only, but at the same time the map and combat systems make it substantially different from anything you’ll have likely played before.
  2. Maybe it passes over without being noticed, but we hope its good ideas don't.
  3. A hugely interesting game, as fascinating as it is frequently frustrating, as engaging as it is eccentric and, for those who are hooked by its quirky charms, it will provide one of the most inspired approaches to the JRPG seen in a decade.
  4. Resonance of Fate has an amazing fighting system, but is also a very weird game, with strange sexual jokes.
  5. The battle system is perhaps the game’s strongest asset, with stylish gun-slinging action that wouldn’t look all that out of place in something like Devil May Cry.
  6. Resonance of Fate is ambitious and has an exciting combat system, but you’ll need to immerse yourself in the game for a long time to master the steep learning and difficulty curves.
  7. You'd have to be the hardest of the hardcore to play Resonance of Fate through to the end (or an intern at Game Revolution). It is violently unruly and complex in its battle systems and structure. I'm sure there are plenty of masochists out there in the RPG community, but Resonance of Fate exudes punishment in spades.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  1. Mar 17, 2015
    10
    This game is hard to learn, you have to give some time to it. But in the end, it gives you something you would not forget. From creepy storyThis game is hard to learn, you have to give some time to it. But in the end, it gives you something you would not forget. From creepy story to truly masterpiece background music, it is something that everybody must experience. But unfortunatlly, it wants time to learn and master, lots of players will stop playing after a few hours. I already played over 100... I wish that more people enjoy this game as i do. Expand
  2. Feb 27, 2014
    10
    this game features a complex and satisfying combat system, that's unique among rpg's. the story is good and takes a good 60 hours to complete,this game features a complex and satisfying combat system, that's unique among rpg's. the story is good and takes a good 60 hours to complete, as well as arena battles and post game areas that add to play time. graphically this game is beautiful. the amazing gameplay, story, and graphics make this game not only a really great game, but possibly my favorite game of all time. Expand
  3. GodOfWar
    Mar 17, 2010
    10
    despite all of the negative reviews about the games silly nature or steep learning curve this game is superb... Anything worth having is despite all of the negative reviews about the games silly nature or steep learning curve this game is superb... Anything worth having is worth working for or towards and that is what makes it that much more enjoyable. screw game informers diagnosis of this game for whoever played it had no idea what a good rpg is. further more they obviously don't understand the rpg player. This game is a breath of fresh air in a genre that is now a days given more attention in the graphics department than the story and gameplay. Expand
  4. Apr 1, 2014
    9
    I love this over the top action strategy Japanese rpg
    However instead of instantly falling in love with Resonance of Fate it was a slow and
    I love this over the top action strategy Japanese rpg
    However instead of instantly falling in love with Resonance of Fate it was a slow and gradual process. At first the lack of explanation of core features of the game introduces a lot of frustration to the game but as the time went on and I've learned and discovered new and new combat features I started to love this game.

    Not only the gameplay is deep and addicting there are also most amazing ways of customizing equipment. Nothing stops gun customization other than your imagination. So many new and unique features to discover.

    Not only that but english dialogue can be downright hilarious. I love those small cut scenes that bring smile to my face.

    Overall one of the better jrpgs I've ever played.
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  5. Aug 10, 2014
    8
    This game is hard to rate. If you like deep stories this game is not for you (Some will even say this game has no or not much of a story). IfThis game is hard to rate. If you like deep stories this game is not for you (Some will even say this game has no or not much of a story). If you like a deep and rewarding battle system and lots of character / weapon customisation this is the game you are looking for. The main characters are fine for me neither bad nor masterpieces.
    Critical advice: Look up at youtube for explanation videos for the battle-system. The game does a bad job at the tutorials (There are extra tutorials in a place called arena but you can miss them easily). Without that you can lose to the easiest standard enemies.
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  6. Mar 24, 2011
    8
    I've ended this game two times and have a Platinum. All I can tell is that those 90 hours wasn't wasted (except Arena Fights). ;) It looksI've ended this game two times and have a Platinum. All I can tell is that those 90 hours wasn't wasted (except Arena Fights). ;) It looks fine, have nice story, and very nice fight system (kinda hard for first time, but very intuitive later). One of the best jRPG for PS3 in 2010 and a must-have for genre fans. Expand
  7. Jul 5, 2016
    0
    it's not a game, it's a huge pile of **** People behind this game should not work in game industry: they really suck at it. Gameplay is poorit's not a game, it's a huge pile of **** People behind this game should not work in game industry: they really suck at it. Gameplay is poor and repetitive. Graphics are hideous. Story doesnt exist. It's one of the lamest Jrpg i've nerver played. Expand

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