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Different than your usual JRPG -- not perfect but fun,
This review is from: Resonance of Fate - Playstation 3 (Video Game)The combat is difficult almost from the start so know what you are getting into. The game throws you into battle with little intro and the way you fight is unlike any other game out there. But, if you are patient with yourself and learn the controls, and like a challenge, you'll very likely enjoy the combat. It is worth mentioning that the combat is only partly turn-based. Once you start shooting with a character, you are fighting in real time until that character's turn has ended. I prefer a more carefully planned turn-based combat. The real time combat involves a certain amount of luck and perhaps a bit more luck than I would like.
The framerate is solid. There's normal mapping effects on everything to make things look shiny and shimmery. It is distracting rather than good looking.
The story is darker than usual for a JRPG which is fine with me. The world isnt very interactive though and you'll see the same characters roaming the streets of the towns over and over again.
I would have liked more choices about how to build the 3 characters (since this is an RPG) but there's actually little one can choose except mods on weapons. That sounds fun but you quickly realize there isnt that much complexity to modding a weapon. In fact that's my only real complaint: There's exactly 14 weapons in the game and not a lot of meaningful choices for modding them. There's different bullet types but those are expensive and basically meant for boss fights. None of the 3 characters have special abilities to make them different from each other short of some hit point differences. So basically it is a great combat engine, but there's not a whole lot of "rpg" going on. The fights occur in a variation of the same place every time: there's some destructible walls and boxes but that's all you'll see in the fighting areas over and over again.
There's some repetition and grinding along the way to level up -- that's pretty standard in a JRPG but here the characters dont get new abilities along the way and the comabt for all of its fun, starts to get old.
Overall it is a solid JRPG, but more like a B+ than an A-
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Initial post: Apr 27, 2011 5:19:57 PM PDT
Wow, you must have really failed playing this game. 99% of what you said is incorrect; the characters are hugely customizable and so are the weapons...of which there are FAR more then fourteen.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2011 12:57:24 AM PDT
Angela just go to gamefaqs website for any info you want about weapons and characters to see that I am correct in my review. Sigh.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2011 11:28:39 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 29, 2011 12:11:17 AM PDT
number of weapons per gamefaqs with corroboration from a second URL:
look for section "L02" in this faq
and then here too
I am posting this info for others at this point. Everything in my short review is substantiated. You can of course disagree but the basic facts I provided are correct. Gamefaqs is a great resource and folks like the poster above should use it :)
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 29, 2011 12:49:18 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2011 10:20:52 AM PDT
I'm assuming you changed your profile settings/info since he addressed you with your first name. Anyway, if you don't want people using your name, then don't post it. Seems you learned that lesson already though.
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Posted on Nov 15, 2012 1:09:02 PM PST
"Also, I did NOT give you permission to address me using my name. We are NOT on a friendly basis- I don't even like you. Don't take those liberties."
Then dont put your real name as your screen name. Moron.
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