Tech-Gaming writes: "Recently, a friend expressed a sentiment that I hear with worrisome frequency: a mounting indifference toward the fantasy role-playing genre. When pressed for further insight he explained, "I'm just tired of the same clichéd RPG stuff. Really, how many times can [players] hack up blue slimes?" Evidently, development studio Tri-Ace (Star Ocean: The Last Hope, Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria) is acutely aware of an emergent apathy. The team's recently released Resonance of Fate skillfully avoids many of the hackneyed trappings associated with contemporary offerings."