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Resonance of Fate (Bilingual game-play) - PlayStation 3 Standard Edition
- For the PlayStation 3
- Platform: PlayStation 3
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Civilization on earth has long been forgotten with the previously lush world now a burned out remnant of its former self. Originally built as an experimental life support system, Basel is now the only place on Earth where mankind can sustain their lives. As their role their PMF (Private Military Firm) the group (Vasheron, Zephyr and Leanne) must seek out and complete quests for their clients leading them on a journey that will reveal the truth of Basel. Resonance of Fate is developed by the heralded RPG developers, tri-Ace, who have had a hand in developing some of gaming’s most celebrated RPG franchises from Star Ocean to Valkyrie Profile. Sega and Tri-Ace now introduce Resonance of Fate, which adds a new spin to the genre with a new cinematic action gameplay system centred around gun play and a steam punk styled world.
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Story is very interesting, and the characters are very well written.
All in all, its a very challenging game, but that challenge only amplifies that feeling of satisfaction you feel when you finally get that boss who's been whooping your butt. If you like your games difficult (though not entirely unreasonably so) with a matrix gunplay feel, you cant go wrong with this.
The battle system is based around modern guns and weaponry and blends real time action and elements of turn based combat. You control characters as you would in a third person shooter. Aiming however is purely automatic via a lock on system. So long as you stand still the battle will essentially remain paused. Enemies will neither move, attack or charge up. This allows the freedom to stop, think and plan your moves as well as switch weapons. Once you do begin to move, so will enemies. Once you either run out of time or attack your character's turn will end. At this point, any enemies who have fully charged their action gauge will attack. Once all your characters have ended or skipped their turns, you can immediately move any of them again. In this regard, calling it turn based is inaccurate. It essentially blends your actions and enemy actions together. There's no real advantage or disadvantage to having more or less turns. Enemies move just as much as you do. It's a continuous flowing battle.
In addition to a traditional HP set-up, character's life is tied to the 'hero gauge'. If even one character dies it's game over. (Although you may retry the battle for only a small fee). However, if damage reaches the maximum, points will instead be subtracted from the hero gauge automatically to heal the character. The hero gauge itself may also be restored by one point for every enemy part you destroy.Read more ›
I really enjoyed the atmosphere, plot and characters in this game. It definitely has a unique feel to it. Actually, 'unique' could be used for the entire experience; I certainly haven't played a game like this before. The main character, Zephyr, was a nice change from typical hero archetypes. He is more of an anti-hero with a dark past; he's not a particularly nice kid, but not a bad one either. Bad things happened to him but he doesn't whine about it. Besides the plot, the relationship between the three main characters keeps the game going.
All in all, I enjoyed this game enough that I am still hoping for a sequel.
For most RPGs you do have to learn some things to fight the battles, but RoF takes the cake. There is a tutorial that all players must do to have any idea of what's going on that takes at least a half hour to get through properly, and many online walkthroughs recommend you do the whole thing twice to make sure you really learn it. The only weapons in the game are guns which you must purchase parts for (as you go further in the game, you need to use scraps from battles that can be hard to get), and there is no optimize setting for customizing the guns. The player must sort it out themselves. So if you happen to really enjoy spending long periods of time customizing guns, it's great.
Because there are just 3 characters and only handguns, machine guns and grenades, the battles, despite the cinematic action, get a little old. And hard. The battles become more and more about strategy and I found myself resenting having to do battle after battle, often with the exact same enemies, and each one can take 20 minutes to do if it's one of the roadblock or dungeon battles.
As for the story itself, on the surface it looks good, but the writers are trying so hard to hide things and make it mysterious that I found myself wishing I could just skip through scenes and read a summary of what I was supposed to learn. Also I have to wonder why they needed to depend so often on lame sex jokes/scenarios. Is the story not interesting enough? Is this another game that is trying to get through on pretty graphics and fan service?
Most recent customer reviews
Just buy the game it's so frging involving it sucks players into its world.Published 4 months ago by 80s Arcade bumb
This game came out at the same time as Final fantasy 13
Final fantasy 13 COMPLETELY overshadowed this game. Read more
Unique RPG, with a unique mechanic I've never seen in any other RPGs before. A bit of a learning curve, but I appreciate that as a gamer.Published 16 months ago by Chris
In the short time I've played, I can generally say 2 things.
1.) The battle system is very unique and unlike any JRPG I've ever played.
2. Read more
The game play is great the story pulls players in with the feelings of the charactersPublished 22 months ago by Salis
I was looking for good RPG games for ps3 and this one came as a great surprise. The gameplay is really complexe and original and if mob fights can get a little repetitive once you... Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2014 by A.M
Deceiving. The action is always the same and the gun system don't let you have new weapons until really late in the game. Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2013 by Charles Nadeau