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Did anyone else not enjoy Resonance of Fate?

#1theofficefan99Posted 4/10/2013 5:18:23 PM
As a huge tri-Ace fan, I was extremely hyped for Resonance of Fate.

Got it Day 1.

More than 3 years later, I'm still not done with this game. I'm on Chapter 10 out of 16. The plot has pretty much still gone nowhere and there have only been a few interesting cutscenes. A vast majority of the time spent in this game consists of completing menial tasks and listening to conversations filled with juvenile humor.

The battle system was interesting at first, but it got repetitive quickly. And the battle system itself has many flaws as well. Tri-Attacks are incredibly convoluted and incredibly hard to pull off. The 3rd party member is essentially useless, and serves as nothing more than a meat shield. Targeting during Hero Mode is very terrible and insanely unintuitive. The defense/shield system is terribly flawed and cumbersome, as it essentially requires you to damage the enemy's body all-around instead of having a regular gauge or whatnot, and this can be extremely tedious-- and at times, even when you use a Hero Action and attack an enemy from the top so your attacks aren't wasted on defense, it still only attacks its shield. The defense system is far too vague and too poorly constructed and it makes for a frustrating experience.

Along with this, the battles stay the same the entire game, and the game is insanely grind-heavy. The level-up mechanic encourages you to switch between weapons, which does nothing more than slow down the process. You also always have to worry about the 3rd party member being underleveled, because they're practically useless in battle (unless you get an extra Machine Gun from Dakota Vein mid-way through the game, and even then, the 3rd party member isn't that useful). It's just all grinding, grinding, grinding.

Both the arena and the quests are dull and tedious, and are just more ways to grind.

The dungeons are the worst part-- they all have a generic design and they're color-coded so that you can tell the difference between the rooms, and they're nothing more than chains of insanely long fights put together. Most dungeons have no saves, and no opportunities to even open up your damn menu in case you want to change something. You either do the entire dungeon at once, or you don't progress at all.

I don't know. I had high hopes for this game, but I honestly hate it.

Does anyone else just not like this game?
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#2theofficefan99(Topic Creator)Posted 4/10/2013 5:41:30 PM
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#3AlltraPosted 4/10/2013 5:43:15 PM
I wouldn't say that I didn't enjoy it, but there was a fair amount of stuff to dislike about it. I feel like it's a bit overrated by a lot of people on the board.
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#4Odin_theRoninPosted 4/10/2013 5:46:25 PM
While the story was non-existent, I thought the dialogue was hilarious and the gameplay was unique and entertaining.
#5Ikilluha1Posted 4/10/2013 5:46:31 PM
I think it's okay.

Still haven't finished it as of yet. Only on chapter 8 or something. I restarted the game last year because I forgot what I did last. If I do go back into it, I'll probably restart again.
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#6theofficefan99(Topic Creator)Posted 4/10/2013 5:58:08 PM
Ikilluha1 posted...
I think it's okay.

Still haven't finished it as of yet. Only on chapter 8 or something. I restarted the game last year because I forgot what I did last. If I do go back into it, I'll probably restart again.


I can't even see myself finishing this. To replay the whole thing would be torture.
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#7zinsindettaPosted 4/10/2013 5:59:31 PM
I didn't stop playing that game until I got 1,000/1,000 GS. Then I was pretty sad after that. Great game, sorry you did not like it.
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#8heartlesshero17Posted 4/10/2013 6:00:38 PM
Odin_theRonin posted...
While the story was non-existent, I thought the dialogue was hilarious and the gameplay was unique and entertaining.



"Want me on offense or defense?"
"Leanne goes both ways, good to know"


Ah Vash, you're so immature XD


yeah though. Interesting world, fun main cast. But story itself is meh. I enjoyed the game greatly however. I'd buy a sequel
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#9BurgerTime79Posted 4/10/2013 6:02:55 PM
I think I'm currently on chapter 5 in the game.
Really enjoying it, and I have to get back to playing. This will be one of the few games I'll actually platinum where it takes 80+ hours to get everything.
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#10heartlesshero17Posted 4/10/2013 6:06:37 PM(edited)
Along with this, the battles stay the same the entire game, and the game is insanely grind-heavy. The level-up mechanic encourages you to switch between weapons, which does nothing more than slow down the process. You also always have to worry about the 3rd party member being underleveled, because they're practically useless in battle


Pfft, I never had to worry about that.


Cause I realized leaving some weapons underleveled is awesome later in the game when you get some badass grenades. Like on the final boss. Almost died. Tossed one ex grenade with Leanne who was lower on grenade levels then everybody else. Went up 2 levels with one throw. Got all my hp back mid fight cause of this. Got to do this over and over
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