GameFocus writes: "There are experiences and then there are challenges. When it comes to experiences, more often than not the end result will be something worth every moment you spent with it. On the other hand, when given a challenge, if you succeed in completing the task, it feels great; but if you can't manage to complete it, your ultimate feeling is one of utter disappointment. Sega's latest JRPG, Resonance of Fate fits into the later category. In a game that requires absolute patience, one where you are constantly learning, it ends up being something only absolute die-hard JRPG fans will enjoy and should be completely avoided by everyone else."