TSA: Just as with White Knight Chronicles, I feel that this game is under-rated in the media and will probably slip past most people without being noticed. Resonance of Fate is definitely for hardcore RPG fans only, but at the same time the map and combat systems make it substantially different from anything you'll have likely played before.
In my score I have rated the game as if you are an RPG fan and know what you're getting into here. For the rest of you it's worth a 7. You must have supreme patience, but if you can handle that, I thought it was bloody brilliant.