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Math-heavy JRPG Resonance of Fate is getting a 4K remaster for PC and PS4

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I’ve been in this industry for a good couple of years now, but before Geoff found me and offered me a spot over on the ol’ Lazygamer site, I was plying my craft elsewhere locally. Between a gig over at an internet cafe and illegal underground A Word Or 2 deathmatches, I got a jump in the gaming news scene writing for News24. Fresh-faced, eager to please and willing to accept any game for review, I was given a JRPG that nobody wanted to play back when Nu Metro still distributed titles: Resonance of Fate.

Sweet Sally, was I the wrong guy for that game.

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It’s not that I didn’t have a solid understanding of how JRPGs functioned. Instead, Resonance of Fate was a game that had a system of gameplay that I was woefully underprepared for: Gameplay mechanics that were heavily reliant on maths. The sheer volume of calculations needed within even the most basic battle in ROF, gave a whole new meaning to tactics and RPG action, something which was unheard of at the time.

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Heck, I’ve yet to see another game attempt to even imitate ROF’s systems, which have remained dormant since the game was originally released way back in 2010. Maybe now is the right time for a remaster then. Japanese developer Tri-Ace has taken on that task, giving Resonance of Fate a fresh coat of 4K paint for PlayStation 4 and PC. Here’s the trailer and sales pitch for the game:

Set in the distant future when humankind nears extinction and is ruled by the ‘Basel’ perpetual motion machine – a massive environmental conservation device of man’s own making run amuck; Resonance of Fate weaves a tale of guns and emotional bonds during this end of days. The game’s three protagonists – Zephyr, Vashyron, and Leanne, work as mercenaries and, through their missions uncover the truth behind the ruling Cardinals and Basel.

Originally released in early 2010 on the PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms (and known as End of Eternity in Japan), Resonance of Fate received accolades for its ‘tri-attack’ battle system – a mix of real-time and turn-based controls; the focus on gun combat and gun customization; and its over-the-top cinematic hero actions of the main characters. Critics praised the gameplay and unique combat system that combines strategy with aerial gun battles and fast-paced thrills.

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Was Resonance of Fate ahead of its time with its tactical gunplay? Maybe, but all I know is that I’m still an absolute moron when it comes to maths, because my cognitive facilities are pretty much still stuck in 2010 and definitely haven’t received a loving 4K remaster in the years since I first played that game.

The shiny new version of Resonance of Fate will be out on October 18 as a digital-only game.

Last Updated: September 19, 2018

9 Comments

  1. F a controller, this is the only gaming accessory you’ll need for this game.

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/BvcAAOSwoa1ZlG6o/s-l300.jpg

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    • The D

      September 19, 2018 at 07:49

      DIS GUY GETS IT

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      • Umar

        September 19, 2018 at 07:58

        Can only imagine what it was like having this game as your first review. Battles were basically a geometry test, the world map is one big puzzle, the gun customization is another big puzzle, the story is an even BIGGER puzzle lol…You’ve been through a lot

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        • The D

          September 19, 2018 at 09:31

          Insert Patrick-i-Have-No-Idea-What-I’m-Doing.jpg here.

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  2. Original Heretic

    September 19, 2018 at 08:01

    I freakin’ LOVED this game!

    The battles were so awesomely tactical, you HAD to think. Doubt I’ll grab the remaster, since I played this to death, but here’s hoping this gives way to a sequel.

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    • Umar

      September 19, 2018 at 08:02

      Same. Trii-Ace is amazing when given a proper budget. I remember the pain and enjoyment I felt going through Neverland. Freaking worst post game dungeon ever

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      • Original Heretic

        September 19, 2018 at 08:04

        Jeez that place was tough! I suffered through quite a few battles, trying to level my guys up so that they could be strong enough.
        Far as I recall, I eventually gave up on it.

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  3. Yondaime

    September 19, 2018 at 11:50

    “There’s just nothing like real meat!” Bewbs!!!

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