PSX Extreme writes: "When I first heard about the concepts behind Resonance of Fate, I was excited and skeptical at the same time. The excitement was due to the difference in style; the modernized take on the standard role-playing adventure that once boasted swords and staffs and now features hi-tech weaponry. The skepticism resulted from the following sentiment: "that combat mechanic just sounds totally crazy." Now, after playing for quite some time and finally getting a chance to wrap my mind around the intricate, challenging, turn-based/real-time hybrid system that is battling in Resonance of Fate, I've come to the conclusion that my skepticism was well-founded, but even so, pushing through the difficulty can be intensely rewarding. And while I've always been partial to the old-fashioned settings in RPGs – not so into the sci-fi environments – the highly stylized atmosphere in Tri-Ace's latest effort is quite appealing. In the end, provided you've got the patience, this one is definitely worthwhile."