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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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  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. 83
    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: 26 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. May 5, 2015
    10
    Best rpg in history. It is too difficult, but it make me feel unstop to play. The masterpiece!!!! ...................
    Two playthrough and
    Best rpg in history. It is too difficult, but it make me feel unstop to play. The masterpiece!!!! ...................
    Two playthrough and still find it best.
    The most recommendation.
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  2. BOUPMusic
    Mar 17, 2010
    10
    not only does it provide a breathe of fresh air into the JRPG genre; Its combat system is innovative and difficult to the point that you have not only does it provide a breathe of fresh air into the JRPG genre; Its combat system is innovative and difficult to the point that you have to enjoy it if you're a true gamer and want a challenge. I would play this over the linear stale FF13 any day and i have purchased both. 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. Aug 19, 2014
    9
    According to the reviews of many out there, this game is hard. I can hardly see why they have said so. While the story is dull, the battleAccording to the reviews of many out there, this game is hard. I can hardly see why they have said so. While the story is dull, the battle system is quite remarkable. For me, it's turn based yet still half realtime battle system is great. It's easy, Even I have never once used a first aid kit. Expand
  5. Oct 20, 2014
    8
    I had a blast time with the general idea of the game- the graphic, the story, the characters, the game features, the leveling etc etc.. AlsoI had a blast time with the general idea of the game- the graphic, the story, the characters, the game features, the leveling etc etc.. Also the Map system was okay, as soon as i actually understood it! (halfway thru..)
    BUT the need to go to the Arena and only having to level up enough by constantly having to return to go thru all the rounds (10 times for each creature basically) was SO annoying! Would love a similar more thought thru game version of this.. but yeah :/
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  6. Apr 4, 2012
    8
    The most unique and innovative JRPG of this generation.

    It's challenging but rewarding, the steampunk style is great, and it's one of the few
    The most unique and innovative JRPG of this generation.

    It's challenging but rewarding, the steampunk style is great, and it's one of the few JRPGs with character customization. The soundtrack is hit or miss. Some overworld and town tunes are gorgeous, but some of the dungeon themes will frustrate you. Graphically it looks good, and the bullet-time moves are always welcome.
    The story isn't great, but the last few chapters are interesting. The way the characters interact is fun to watch, though Zephyr is a rather generic 'hero'.

    Pick this up if you like JRPG's or are looking for a challenging game.
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  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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