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Resonance Of Fate Set To Launch One Week After FFXIII

Maybe you were planning on playing both Final Fantasy XIII and Resonance of Fate and you figured it wouldn't be a problem. After all, there just has to be a significant gap between the two launch dates here in North America, right?

Wrong. Role-playing fans already have hurting wallets due to the likes of White Knight Chronicles and Star Ocean: The Last Hope International in February, and next up, Final Fantasy XIII releases on March 9. Then there's Sega's Resonance of Fate, the modernized sci-fi action/RPG that features massive gun battles rather than epic sword fights. According to Joystiq, this anticipated RPG will be on US store shelves on March 16...exactly one week after FFXIII. So this means that if you're a little short on cash or time (or both), you may have to choose between the two role-playing titles. The good news is that despite the fact the games fall into the same genre, they're still two very different experiences. Furthermore, there should be a playable demo of Sega's effort on the Japanese PlayStation Store, so at least you can check it out before making your decision. We kinda like the idea of a firearm-focused RPG, although we can't be assured of its quality until we actually sit down and play it.

Well, at least you won't have to shell out again until the end of April, when Square-Enix comes at you again with another RPG, Nier. If you can find the time, though, it's gotta feel good to be a fan of this category of games right about now.

Related Game(s): Resonance of Fate

2/14/2010 9:20:41 PM John Shepard

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Comments (44 posts)

Banky A
Sunday, February 14, 2010 @ 10:09:18 PM
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-Off topic-

But hey, if it isn't John Shepard..

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 14, 2010 @ 10:12:16 PM
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Feels great to be an RPG fan right now but I'm afraid I can't pay for both. It's FFXIII and WKC until both are finito, THEN I'll try to find a cheaper price on Resonance (which looks great so far.)

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godsman
Sunday, February 14, 2010 @ 10:12:52 PM
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Don't forget Tales of Vesperia, I know it's coming, I can feel it! Also waiting for more info on The Last Rebellion. The fact that it was listed at 39.99 for preorder in Amazon, makes me consider why so cheap.

Not getting Nier though, it's the least impressive JRPG out of the list.

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Mystearica
Sunday, February 14, 2010 @ 10:18:26 PM

I hope you're right about Tales of Vesperia... 'cause last news I checked it was a big nah nah... I really want this game!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 14, 2010 @ 10:25:22 PM

Yeah Tales is only getting a Japanese release on PS3 so far.

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Orvisman
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 2:04:50 PM

They are right about Tales of Vesperia being Japan only right now.

As for, NIS America's PS3 exclusive Last Rebellion, the last I heard it was releasing on Feb 23.

All this JRPG PS3 love is just too good to be true.

What's even better is the extremely short turnaround time on all these JRPGs: Last Rebellion, End of Eternity (Resonance of Fate), and Star Ocean International were all released in January in Japan, which puts the U.S. release at a mere two months for all these games... unheard of in the PS1/PS2 days.

Heck, the longest conversion time was for WKC, which came out early 2009 in Japan; and we all know FFXIII came out a short four months ago in Japan.

Like I wrote previously, the turnaround times for U.S. release this generation has become increasingly short for most games. It goes to show you how important the U.S. market has become compared to the shrinking Japanese market.

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Mystearica
Sunday, February 14, 2010 @ 10:17:59 PM
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Bad move for RoF... dun get me wrong I LOVE THIS!!! But I know a lot of people will only buy one (budget-wise). That reminds me I have yet to see an English trailer for Resonance of Fate (not music-wise.... but voice-wise)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 14, 2010 @ 10:26:26 PM

Possibly the dumbest move of all time, the only thing they can be banking on is the massive amount of hate aimed at FFXIII for making so many unwanted changes.

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Jed
Sunday, February 14, 2010 @ 10:42:17 PM
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This spring is turning out like Q4 2008. So many games, so little time.

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Drake_RB3
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 2:01:27 PM


Yea, its gonna be crazy. Luckily as a teacher I'm off in the summer so I'll have to wait till then for a lot of these games. (Please keep in mind that also means I don't get paid in the summer either.)

P.S.

I'm with Coco too!

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michiganfan1983
Sunday, February 14, 2010 @ 10:43:32 PM
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Well not to be a downer here but ... uh ... GOW III comes out that day as well. Really not a good move to release this game on that date, so close to heavy hitters. I do plan to get it but it is going to have to wait.

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Feregrin
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 5:32:27 AM

They are two entirely different genres.

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King James
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 2:57:43 AM

And since I play both genres, I will be getting God of War 3 1st. And RoF will be placed on the to-play list sitting next to Bioshock 2, Borderlands, Brutal Legend, and Lost Planet 2.

Respect the exclusives.

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, February 14, 2010 @ 10:51:56 PM
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Well this is smart. Are they banking on people finishing FFXIII in a week?

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King James
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 2:59:22 AM

They're banking that you'll pick their game over God of War 3 and you're FF13 play-through.

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Alienange
Sunday, February 14, 2010 @ 10:59:37 PM
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"massive gun battles rather than epic sword fights?" Ok great, glad you told me that. It's a huge pass for me.

PS - Started up inFamous tonight. Dear lord it's fantastic.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 12:26:05 AM

Just bear in mind these are still rpg battles, not Gears of War battles.

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godsman
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 2:12:53 AM

I heard the gameplay is a bit like Valkyria Chronicles. Where you have a limited steps to decide where to shoot. THAT is an instant sale for me, if it's anything like VC.

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Jawknee
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 2:48:04 AM

indeed. Infamous will keep you busy for hours.

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Alienange
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 1:30:27 PM

@ Jawknee - Indeed it does! Talk about addictive gameplay. It completely embarrasses Crackdown if you ask me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 3:16:05 PM

inFamous is crack to be sure. But good clean crack.

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Alienange
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 7:12:33 PM

Then call me a crackhead ! I started yesterday and can't stop. Just the thought of going onto the second island to clean it out is giving me the shakes.

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johnld
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 5:42:12 PM

@alien
just a tip, dont clear out each island until you beat the game. Once you do, there wont be much to do afterwards. If you hold off clearing each territory, you can lower the difficulty to get more experience for powers.

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napoleon85
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 12:39:46 AM
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I just read about the first FFXIII commercial in the US. I thought it was a little pathetic but a smart move from MS though. Sony needs to advertise its games a little more by making commercials emphasizing FFXIII's superiority and advantages if played on the PS3. Sony could say things like... FFXIII, It only does ONE Blue-ray disc, or... It only does uncompressed audio and graphics lol... I don't know, I just wanted to share my thoughts.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 12:43:08 AM

I guess it was inevitable that they would hijack it and pretend it is their exclusive.

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___________
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 12:49:15 AM

thats what they do, take a big MP game and market it like its theirs.
thats why MW2 sold through the roof!
maybe if sony started being so tight a$$ed and started spending some money on advertisement things would change.
wont hold my breath though!

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godsman
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 2:17:21 AM

I knew it will be advertised as MS exclusive from day 1. This is bad for Sony. First they don't have any FFXIII bundles, then Sony are low on PS3 stocks. No one can buy PS3 and FFXIII even if they want to. NOW, FF game is selling as Microsoft exclusive?

Looks like FFXIII won't attract much US & European newcomers for PS3. Game sales will rely on those that bought their PS3 before 2010. This makes me so angry.

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___________
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 6:25:47 AM

does it really matter though?
i mean FF has always been bigger in japan, it caused a massive spike when it came out.
sure it wont have the impact it could but there is plenty of games in the US that will.
tell you the truth even if M$ did not get all this exclusive advertisement, i doubt it would of had that much a effect.
FXIII has had allot of bad publicity and i think thats really going to effect it.
$E made a bad game, there relying on their company name to carry them through, i doubt that will happen.
their trying to pull a bungie, but what there forgetting is there no where near as popular.

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___________
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 12:47:50 AM
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gunslinging RPG?
mmmm interesting i might check it out if i have enough time.
FFXIII and neir are a big no no to me after what $E has done to its fans, and to its series they will never be seeing another cent from me.
well, except for edios games i just hope $Es tight a$$ style does not brush onto edios there making some of my favorite games.
HITMAN 5 FTW!

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Feregrin
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 5:35:26 AM

I doubt you'll never ever buy a game by Squeenix again. :)

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___________
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 6:28:47 AM

i wont.
only $E game i will ever buy is kingdom hearts 3, and it would have to be ps3 exclusive and it would have to blow me away before i would think of buying it.
i dont buy games of developers who are so lazy they cant be stuffed creating cities because its "too hard"
there are thousands of people out there who have lost their jobs like pandemic, sony london who would kill to have a job, they would kill to have the opportunity to create HD cities.
but for $E? nahhhhhh thats too hard!

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Milonakis
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 7:27:11 AM

So your not going to be buying FFVII remake, even if they get it right.

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___________
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 6:40:45 AM

nope.

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Jawknee
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 2:47:24 AM
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Just Final Fantasy XIII for me. RofF demo blew.

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Roach721
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 6:35:56 AM
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You guys are forgetting about 3d Dot Heroes. If its anything like Zelda it's a for sure buy for me especially at 39.99. It's also right around the corner.

Square really went down a couple notches in my book also for selling out our exclusive. Bad Square bad. ;)

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jami
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 7:22:45 AM
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i never thought i'd say it...but i might opt for RoF over FF13...goin by the lacklustre reviews the latter has had, i won't be considering a purchase until it's at budget price...

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Bandit King
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 10:57:08 AM
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It's not a good launch date, of that much you can be sure but this is a great game. I checked out the JP demo and if your looking for a JRPG that sticks closer to the genres roots, then this is a safer bet then Final Fantasy.

This game is very much turn based, but has a bit of RTS mixed in. You plot a course and run along it but there are different elevations and cover spots to keep you out of range from enemy attacks. You can attack multiple times per turn for scratch damage and then follow up with explosives for direct damage. Also you can surround an enemy by forming a triangle around them which will let you execute a special attack where all 3 characters attack at once. You can also change between weapons on the fly and can switch which enemy you attack all in the same turn. You have plenty of time to plan but once you initiate your turn everything moves very quick.

The game also has towns (lol) and you find keys to unlock different portions of the many levels and areas on a grid based system and can do so as you see fit, so the game is not linear. There are also NPC's to talk to, shops and you upgrade your weapons by equiping silencers or different gun stocks (think RE4 but deeper). This is a very traditional RPG but has some new ideas that make it fresh. Well thats my take on it anyway.

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Arvis
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 2:00:11 PM
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I actually REALLY want to play this game. One question about Resonance of Fate, though:

Do you really only have three characters throughout the entire game? I like a bigger cast, personally.

-Arvis

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Drake_RB3
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 2:06:40 PM

Looks that way. But maybe you'll have non playable party members for support in battle? Hopefully the rest of the cast is interesting.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 4:24:04 PM

Most jrpgs have people come and go

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just2skillf00l
Monday, February 15, 2010 @ 3:42:27 PM
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These recent RPG's have not been my style. Maybe I'm just too picky. Here's to hoping that Resonance of Fate is worth the wait.

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King James
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 2:53:49 AM
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Same day as GoW3?!...Naw, Sega...just...no.

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stemon
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 3:43:14 AM
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Well I have had the opportunity to play them both (only a few hours on each), and well RoF seems more enjoyable I am deffo buying FF13 as I have been a FF fan since the NES days, but I just hope the close release to Square Enix's monster wont hinder RoF's sales, and at the guy who said it plays like VC u sir are correct you even get to use cover :) only thing I aint a fan of in FF is the summons .... they are basically transformers lol.

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DeathOfChaos
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:27:06 AM
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I've already played the Japanese demo, and it's awesome. If America gets one, I'm gonna download it too so I can then read the text and hear how the English Voice Acting goes. That will be great, especially if the demo is different than the Japanese t.A.B. demo.

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