Resonance of Fate has a unique battle system, but gives you only trivial tasks to complete
Doomguard3 wrote this review on .
Get ready to die a lot in the beginning because the learning curve is steep, luckily the game is always fair and gives you an option to retry every fight for a small amount of money. There are also enough save points scattered around each dungeon, and you can also bring your own and place them anywhere you like, as well as rest at them to regain HP. Luckily the game does get easier later on as you level up more and get more abilities and weapons. All of your characters abilities are passive and will be activated as you play normally.
In RoF you fight with guns. There are only two types of weapons though, handguns and machine guns, each having a different but crucial purpose in battle which you must utilize strategically if you are to win. You can attach certain parts on your weapons like scopes, magazine clips and handles to make them perform better. Customizing weapons can get rally crazy later on as you can attach up more than 20 pieces to your handgun, including a sniper scope.
The world map consists of locked hexes which you must unlock in order to travel across them. You unlock them by using certain hex items which you can obtain from enemies, so be prepared to fight a lot. many oft he locations you can visit are not used in the main story at all, but serve only as dungeons for side quests. All of the areas are located in a giant artificial tower of cities and districts, so don't expect any lush green meadows and such.
The game is divided in chapters. Each chapter has one main mission and about 4 other side quests to attempt. This is where the game gets boring. All of the missions you do are trivial and random, like finding a bottle of wine, or delivering a box that has nothing to do with what the game is actually about. You will get to see a few cinematic dialogues here and there, but they are too far between and way to cryptic and short to be enjoyed. After about 30 hours of playing, the story might actually start getting interesting, but it isn't well explained and leaves everything shrouded in mystery even after it ends.
There is a lot more to RoF that I haven't covered, but to keep it simple and short, Resonance of Fate is a unique and fun game that tries to stand out with an innovative, fun and strategic battle system, as well as a different map traveling system, but the lack of interesting dialogues and plot explanations ruins the overall experience.