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Resonance Of Fate Demo Missing Necessary Tutorial

Its modernized, sci-fi setting has piqued the interest of many a role-playing fan. That, and the liberal use of firearms as opposed to the traditional swords, axes, bows, etc.

But when the demo for Resonance of Fate (known as End of Eternity in Japan) hit the Japanese PlayStation Store, a whole lot of people were unhappy with the difficulty of the demo. See, you have the option of two modes: Newcomer and Normal. In Newcomer, you're supposed to have a tutorial but it really only offers a few assistance icons in addition to the on-screen text. This didn't go over well for some and acknowledging a problem, director Takayuki Suguro apologized on the official Resonance of Fate blog (as translated by Andriasang) by admitting a certain oversight. There is an actual tutorial in the final version of the game, where players will learn the ins and outs of the intricate combat system at a special fighting grounds area. It's optional now but at first, a number of tutorials were included in the game; players would unlock new aspects of the battle as they progressed. But the developers decided to change this so the entire battle system was available at the start. So how does this affect the demo?

Well, it does and it doesn't. Basically, Suguro says the demo needed to clear an inspection process and it was made "in parallel with the final version of the game," and as a direct result, they weren't able to spend enough time with the demo. But the point is, you won't be left out in the cold when the game hits store shelves. They'll tell ya exactly what to do.

Related Game(s): Resonance of Fate

1/1/2010 9:38:20 PM John Shepard

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Comments (19 posts)

godsman
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:24:28 PM
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I say if you are an RPG fan, you'll be able to figure it out without tutortial.

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NeoHumpty
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:33:56 PM
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Yeah, it was in Japanese but I still made it to the boss fight. I get the concept and am very interested in this one now.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:52:11 PM
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I've been wanting to play this game for a while. Seems like rather confusing gameplay so a lack of tutorial doesn't make sense.

On a side note I've seen Avatar 3 times thus far in Imax 3D. I suggest everyone see it in this format if you intend on having a mental orgasim for 2hrs40mins.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:12:21 PM

looks too cartoony, I'll wait for a rental on blu ray.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:27:05 PM

Not at all, the best time I've ever had at the movies and I've seen more movies than anyone I know. It even tops seeing Dark Knight on opening weekend in Chicago at Navy Pier Imax.

Seriously Avatar will change how you watch movies, the 3D is mind blowing and the movie is very entertaining.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:14:37 PM
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Yeah I'm getting this game unless it gets like a 6 or something. I need some JRPG flair, and the guns just make it more interesting. I won't be bothering with any demo unless we get one in English though. I feel bad for my PS3 shelf, it has one jrpg and one srpg on it :(

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:28:01 PM

I'd love to see the ratio after May.

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___________
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:34:22 PM
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this is really silly.
putting out a buggy demo, what does that say about your game?
i understand they have dead lines and such, BUT if you can not release a demo with it being of high quality and a direct indication of what the full game will be like.
dont, its as simple as that, dont release a demo.
just like army of two the 40th day, the online co-op on that keeps freezing up on me.
if a 20 minute demo of the game freezes up imagine what the rest 9 hours or so of the game are going to be like.

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JackC8
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 7:01:40 AM

I agree. It's like the developers don't realize that the demo is a primary sales tool for the game. A lot of times they talk as if it's just some neat little gift they're giving to fans of the game who are already going to purchase it - as if it never occurs to them that a million people are going to download it and base their decision on whether to purchase it or not primarily on how much they enjoy the demo.

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convergecrew
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:44:37 PM
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This was actually quite fun. Im not really a fan of JRPGs but Im gonna look into this one.

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Kr3sn1k
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 3:59:51 AM
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Its actually really easy to play i just played the demo and i don't know bout you guys but im definitely gonna pick this up when it comes out

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Oyashiro
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 6:21:09 AM
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Huh? I can't read Japanese but got through the demo without a hitch. Really, its just called pushing every button to see what it does. After the first battle in the demo I had the system down completely.

I rather liked what I saw. And after finding out that in the final game you get to build your own weapons, dress your characters up anyway you want and they stay like that in the cut-scenes and how hectic battles can get I'm really looking forward to it.

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Titch1794
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 8:46:44 AM

That customised cut scene characters thing sure is something that is missing in alot of titles.
Can't wait for this title. :)

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Random_Steve
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 8:17:47 AM
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'm not a fan at all of JRPG's, but surely they should take the time to perfect the demo. If the demo is worse than the fianl product, everyone who is unsure on whether to buy the game or not, and will decide based on the demo, will not buy it if it's buggy. Simple as.

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Beamboom
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 9:05:58 AM

I think every demo is worse than the final product... Other than that I agree with you opinions.

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Titch1794
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 8:44:50 AM
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I for one really enjoyed the demo, and can definatley see myself picking this JRPG up when its released. I got through the demo quite easily (in newcomer mode) but could'nt actually translate any of the instructions. Non the less it definately is a worther RPG for my collection.

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Jawknee
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 12:50:37 PM
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I was interested in this game but the demo has left my mouth tasting like dog.

I'd rather see a new Parasite Eve.

Last edited by Jawknee on 1/2/2010 12:51:41 PM

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Deleted User
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:32:58 PM
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2010 - The rebirth of RPGs!
White Knight Chronicles - February 2, 2010
Star Ocean: The Last Hope International - February 9, 2010
Final Fantasy XIII - March 9, 2010
Resonance Of Fate - Q3 2010

Four choices to grub an ease my hunger for role-playing-ness

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just2skillf00l
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 10:12:46 PM
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So many to choose from, guess I'll have to settle with them all!

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