Resonance of Fate Xbox 360

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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: 27 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. This role-playing game is unlike any other. The combat system is one of the best made in our collective history. And you will use it often in this charismatic world, as you take weird assignments from even stranger principals.
  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. 78
    Overall, Resonance of Fate is a good game that took many risks in order to bring some new ideas to the JRPG market, while maintaining some traditional gameplay mechanics.
  5. Resonance of Fate has an amazing fighting system, but is also a very weird game, with strange sexual jokes.
  6. 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.
  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: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Feb 11, 2015
    10
    This Game has a very intricate combat system that provides a extreme depth in the tools it gives you it has the most unique system I've everThis Game has a very intricate combat system that provides a extreme depth in the tools it gives you it has the most unique system I've ever seen,The music is impressive and sets the mood for the game. the graphic in this game are nice the maps give this game an set mood and the cinematic scenes in battle give of a feeling of epicness. the story in this game is by far the best ive ever seen in a video game the story and development is very subtle though unlike most rpgs it wont outright state who the "Bad guy"is and you are not necessarily the good guys the game The game will throw you off in the beginning with a lot of nothingness ,nut throughout the story you will see different themes reflected in characters(7 deadly sins,responsibility ,hopelessness ,grief,regret) ,Even the Npc will have small character development over time and the game world as a whole is a symbol, the game has a lot of twists that go on behind the scenes that may be missed if you're not paying attention.The storytelling of this game is he best i have ever seen.Overall the deep and strategic combat mixed with the thematic music and fitting locations makes this game great but what really did it for me was the story ,this is my favorite game of all time and i highly recommend it Expand
  2. Dec 24, 2014
    10
    This game is awesome.

    This is the best example of how storytelling can be done in a game. The characters all have a depth lacked by most
    This game is awesome.

    This is the best example of how storytelling can be done in a game. The characters all have a depth lacked by most other RPGs.

    Each aspect as this is unique:
    The method of Story Telling
    Exploration on the World Map
    Combat, oh the Combat.
    Crafting.

    Each of these makes the small flaws in the game not worth mentioning. Easily the best game on the X-box 360.
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  3. Jul 17, 2012
    9
    This game is a breath of fresh air for RPGs. It is esoteric, as in, it will appeal most to those who associate RPGs with games like FinalThis game is a breath of fresh air for RPGs. It is esoteric, as in, it will appeal most to those who associate RPGs with games like Final Fantasy or Parasite Eve- Mainly, the original Parasite Eve. What makes this game so addicting are the grid system (using hexes to unlock areas on a map- think of using hexes like puzzle pieces), the gameplay that is more formulaic than repetitive, and little things that may take a bit of time to get used to but once comprehended can lead to some epic battles. The graphics are reminiscent of Shadow Hearts or Final Fantasy VIII, however; a gripe I have is that the customized weapons (another interesting facet) do not appear in the battle. The only major fault in the game is when the team goes into what is called "critical condition," where recovery is nigh-impossible, and the boss battles will seem equally impossible if someone can't get the battle system down.

    To summarize: Resonance of Fate has to be the most innovative RPG I have played on the XBOX 360, incorporating so many elements that to those few players who are looking for RPGs that play more like older RPG games this is practically perfect. It does get pretty technical when it comes to weapon customization and battle mechanics, however, it is easy enough to figure out if one has patience. The story is a bit banal, not because of being cliche, it's just nothing very interesting or compelling: the cut scenes are pretty short. Even so and much regardless, this is a definite must have for fans of action RPGs who don't mind having to work with a game that is very unique and standalone.
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  4. May 15, 2012
    7
    The 360 RPG library is not exactly extensive. RoF is a great addition that is both unique and challenging. It has good graphics, voice actingThe 360 RPG library is not exactly extensive. RoF is a great addition that is both unique and challenging. It has good graphics, voice acting and gameplay. The plot is a complete mess but the grind to progress it should be enough resolution for you. If your looking for a mountain to climb, this games for you. Expand
  5. Nov 2, 2010
    7
    I enjoyed this game. The graphics were pretty good and the music was great. But of the 3 main characters, I only found 1 (Leanne) to be theI enjoyed this game. The graphics were pretty good and the music was great. But of the 3 main characters, I only found 1 (Leanne) to be the least bit interesting. I found all the NPCs you meet in the game to be bland and boring, except Pater, who is hilarious!!! The main villains in the game are also extremely bland and boring, which really takes away from the game. I like an epic main enemy, like Kefka from FF6. The story itself is pretty sparse, with lots of meaningless (though often funny) events occurring throughout the game that have nothing to do with the main story. And now for the gameplay: This is a very different JRPG. The battle system was so different from anything I had played before than I was very confused at first, but it doesn't take too long to figure it out. I loved it at first and had so much fun, but by the end of the game it feels like you are doing the same thing over and over and starts to feel like a grind really. It is VERY fun to custimize your guns and make some super-powerful weapons. It also has a pretty good crafting system where you can make ammo, grenades, accessories, etc. Lastly, you can find clothing for you characters and change their appearance. Clothing in no way affects their statistics though, and is actually pointless unless you enjoy finding new clothes and changing your character's appearance. I found it amusing. Overall I thought the game was good, and if you enjoy JRPGs you should definitely give this a try. Expand
  6. Apr 21, 2016
    7
    If I could define Resonance of Fate with one word, I should say that the fun factor is what can make it worth to play.

    Resonance of Fate
    If I could define Resonance of Fate with one word, I should say that the fun factor is what can make it worth to play.

    Resonance of Fate another game from Tri-Ace, a publisher that take many mistakes in almost every game made. But, fortunately, RoF is out of the rule.

    Resonance of Fate has one of most incredible combat - system the i have played. The system is not easy to mastery but, after some hours of gameplay, you will able to do well. If you understand the combat system, you will be able to plan tactics and strategy.

    The visual effects are incredible, and the characters are VERY CHARISMATICS. At the end of game you will miss their misadventures. Be advice: You won't forget Leanne, Zephyr and, specially, Vashyron. The voice acting is pretty good. Too different of another famous game of Tri-Ace (Star Ocean).

    The bad side of Resonance of Fate: The narrative.

    Most people blame the story of the game as the problematic part. But the is history is good, if you understand that. What is the problem then ? It's very simple: Tri - Ace took the BIZARRE decision of put the introductions cutscene (Prologue of the world and the main characters) off the game itself. SO if you want to watch this videos you need to WAIT IN THE MENU TILL THE VIDEO START TO PLAY. DON'T STAR TO PLAY BEFORE IT!

    The narrative is really confusing, so you need around 3 playthrough to really get all the story. Because the narrative isn't the only problem, but the story is REALLY COMPLEX. The story tell about many thing: Religion, seven sins, conception of god, modernity, complex of messiah, allegory of father and son (Vashyron and Zephyr) and etc, etc, etc. And the division on chapters doesn't help it.

    Do worthy to play ? Absolutely! But be advice of the problems. You can be disappointed if wait too much, after all is it still a game of Tri-Ace.
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  7. Apr 15, 2017
    0
    Un jeu de rôle comme seuls les Japonais ne savent pas le faire, tout le contraire de ce qu'on doit faire dans un jeu de rôle, ils le font. UnUn jeu de rôle comme seuls les Japonais ne savent pas le faire, tout le contraire de ce qu'on doit faire dans un jeu de rôle, ils le font. Un système de combat ni en temps réel ni en tour par tour mais surtout totalement abscons et hermétique : c'est de la merde mais c'est "original" et du coup nombre de pisse-copies crient au génie : " c'est frais" ou "c'est rafraîchissant". Certes mais c'est surtout et avant tout une merde injouable.

    Graphiquement c'est passable (en étant très indulgent) et souvent de mauvais goût. C'est un jeu (comme tous les jeux de rôle japonais) qui donne l'impression d'être resté coincé dans les années 90 : difficulté aberrante, histoire bâclée, narration à la rue, présentation horrible. L'ensemble est répétitif, niais et mièvre à se tirer une balle.
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