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Resonance of Fate Signature Series Strategy Guide (Bradygames Signature Guides) Paperback – March 8, 2010


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Product Details

  • Series: Bradygames Signature Guides
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Brady Games (March 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074401199X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0744011999
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #469,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Parka TOP 50 REVIEWER on May 10, 2010
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Length: 0:36 Mins
This guide is really comprehensive.

The walkthrough covers the main mission as well as all the guild missions very clearly, complete with strategies to handle the enemies and battles. Every chapter comes with a level map to help uncover all the hidden treasures, particularly useful if you don't want to spend energy hexes uncovering them. Also included on the maps are the Special Challenge Enemies (SCE) which only appear during specific chapters, and sometimes they drop items like the extremely valuable Bezel Shard which increases your Hero Gauge Bezels.

There are plenty of helpful lists. You can find on the skills for each character for each experience level, arena enemies and prizes, complete data for all sorts of weapons and their customised parts, all the scrap items and what they can be scrapped into, character apparel, quest items and other sort of items. There is a list for everything you see on the menu in game.

There's also a complete table of enemies with information on their attack, defense, and most importantly the type of items they drop. This is very useful when you're lacking a particular item and wants to know where to find it.

At the end of every chapter, there's even a checklist to make sure you've completed every side mission and collected every item except for the SCE items. To make sure you've collected every item, use the checklist together with the list of SCE on page 286.

The only thing I wish was included is perhaps to have all the maps shown altogether on a page or two, even if it means duplicating the maps that already appear in the chapters. That's because the elevators don't connect the maps (so called levels in the game) sequentially. Navigating using elevators is might be a bit confusing for the first few hours of the game. This is just minor quibble.

Overall, this is a great guide. Well worth the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jason on February 14, 2011
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Resonance of Fate is a great, unique feeling RPG title. The setup for the game however can be confusing , especially early on which is why I picked up this guide.

The guide was very helpful to get me through the game. Just like a Final Fantasy guide, often it isn't needed but gives great tips on bosses, locations for hidden loot + maps, crafting etc. It gives you that help to keep you moving along so you enjoy the game and not get frustrated trying to fight some boss that it turns out you aren't supposed to fight yet. This guide delivered on all my expectations for what a strat-guide needs to do.

Inside this guide you will find a break down of the combat system (gives some more helpful tips that the tutorial may not fully explain well), maps of the world, hidden items, ideal way to tackle the quests and side quests, how to tackle those crazy bosses etc. The guide will tell you where to find your quests and how to complete them , all while giving you some very detailed map break downs.

In RoF, the world map is hidden by tiles. The guide will actually tell you what is under the tiles, meaning there is no need to waste titles trying to find hidden items or towns. Just match up the map in the guide to your area map and start dropping tiles. The guide also will tell you when optional boss encounters appear on maps, what items they drop, what level you should be before fighting them etc.

All in all, the guide does exactly what you would expect it to do. What holds it back from a 5 star rating from me is that they could of gone that extra step with the guide to polish it up. While the guide is extremely helpful and pretty much gets 99% of the stuff right (it does make some mistakes but they aren't game breaking.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By floydfan on January 2, 2011
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I am finding this guide to be very helpful for the most part. However, I keep coming across errors in the information provided by the authors. Most notably is inaccurate information about items available in shops and at tinkerers during specific chapters. For example the guide suggest buying molotovs and incendiary rounds at ebel city shop before entering the dungeon in chapter 3. These items are not available from the shops until chapter 5. The inaccurate information makes this guide at times very frustrating.
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By Paul A. Vincent on September 11, 2010
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Resonance of Fate is a hard game so I brought this book for tips on game play. This book has a lot of information about the pro's and cons of each characters, items ,and weapons combo. If you want to unlock everything in this game get this book.
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By HappyFace on February 16, 2014
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I apprieciate being told exactly what to expect!! Thank you so much! It really helped with getting me through the chapter I was stuck on.
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More About the Author

Dan Birlew is an author and video game expert who has been writing official, published video game strategy guides since 1999. His original career goals included acting and directing. Video games always excited Dan since he was seven years old, but at the age of twenty-six he began honing his playing skills with the goal of becoming an expert gamer. He enjoyed publishing online documents regarding games, known as "FAQs". Dan inadvertently created an online persona for himself when he wrote and self-published on the Internet a plot analysis of the highly popular survival horror video game, Silent Hill. "The game's story was somewhat vague, and demanded that someone try to explain it," says Birlew.

Upon receiving an overwhelming number of positive responses from other Silent Hill fans, and after some gentle nudging from his wife, Birlew decided to set aside his acting and directing activities to establish a career as a video game strategy guide author. He sent writing samples to several publishing companies. Based on the merits of his very first submission, he was hired by a major publisher within 24 hours. Birlew says, "It was as though I had won the lottery."

Birlew has authored over sixty published video game strategy guides and seeks other methods of publication, such as review columns, articles, and other non-fiction video game-related books. Birlew says of his passion for games, "I love exploring video games, the industry, the culture, the fans -- and there is so much of it about which I can analyze and write." He also bears a strong desire to publish fiction, and is currently working on a novel concerning the paranormal.

Dan Birlew is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and has lived in Pennsylvania, Texas, and California. He now resides in Las Vegas with his wife of seventeen years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993. Besides video games, Birlew also enjoys Japanese films and dining with his family and friends in the restaurants and clubs of Las Vegas.

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