...I wasn't sure if I wanted to bang my head against a wall or keep playing.
The graphics are good. I've seen a lot worse; I've seen a few better.
The game plays out with chapters consisting of a main mission and a few optional tasks. In the start, you learn how to fight. This is great until you realize the 'quick' instructions consist of a sixteen-step dictionary that made little sense.
Fights are set up on a turn-by-turn basis, with three methods of attack. Regular aiming is effective as long as your opponents are standing still, and not aiming for... Anything. It's like a race to see who can charge their weapon first - several times, I found my turn over because their charge filled up first when they were aiming at my partner, not me. It's dumb. (Pardon my French.)
Your stronger opponents also have HP bars for body parts. This was interesting, yes, but annoying more than anything.
Finally, I was fed up with its repetitiveness. You were doing the same thing over and over again - going through a maze-like building that almost looked exactly the same as the last, fighting the same opponents each time, until you get to the Boss Fight. And for what? A short clip of a storyline that isn't mentioned anywhere else in the game.
I still have mixed feeling about this game. As tedious as it was, it was entertaining to play. I still have cravings to play it, despite it's annoyances. It's a good game to play if you don't have a better one around. It will tick you off, several times, but you just can't turn away from it.
When I first played the demo to Resonance of Fate, I immediately wanted to get it. Now that I've played it, I can honestly say I'm starting to regret it. The game is fun, but the combat system (while extremely awesome) is difficult. You can expect to be fighting the same enemy dozens of times until you want to bash the remote over the system. I do, however, like how the combat flows, and that it requires more than just button mashing to beat your enemies, but it's a little ridiculous to have to repeat, not just boss fights, but regular battles as well, over and over again. The cutscenes are entertaining though, and it's always fun to do acrobatic flips while shooting up monsters and thugs. I'd recommend renting it, but whether or not to buy it depends on your patience level.
When I first saw the preview for this game, I thought it was going to be another shoot em' up type of game. I was tooken by surprise when I was introduced to the gameplay aspects. Don't get me wrong, I already knew that the game had a mix of shooter elements with RPG gameplay, but the shooter elements focused a little to much on strategy and took away the simple task of pressing a button and firing the gun. I am not a very big fan of RPG gameplay, so I didn't have as much fun with it as I did had trouble with it. The tutorial for this game is a little complicated and it may take a while for you to complete. It's not because it's hard, it's because it is long. The one thing that really annoyed me about this game was the charging factor. in order to shoot a gun, the charger for it must get up to a certain point. If it doesn't at least get up to there, it won't fire. The charger can be slowed down by distance and status problems, making it a real pain when it comes to killing an enemy. If you are expecting more of a shooter in the game, you are slightly mistaking. If you are a fan of RPG titles, then this game is definetly for you.
On the bright side, the cinimatics of the game are very well done. There is even some humor in that will gaurantee a smile. The most interesting part of the game is the enemies. You will be fighting monsters, robots, and gunmen for a majority of the time. The most interesting monsters are the bosses. The boss fights in the game, like every other RPG title, are the most challenging part of the game. This is where you will have to think a little if you want to win. You may get a win by constantly hitting it over and over again and again and again, but that won't always work. When you see a boss for the first time, you will either think "Hey, he looks cool" or "Oh my god, how am I supposed to beat that?"
However, i will say that just becasue I didn't like the strategy elements, that doesn't mean you won't.