David K: "I'm certainly no expert on the game industry, but like every other geek I have a hypothesis: 1up.com as a website/business does not expect to gain as much from expending it's resources and time on Resonance of Fate news when it could be using it on the other, much more hyped games out right now.
They figure that website traffic won't increase from a RoF article, even a review, as much as it would from yet another article with some news/tidbit/analysis/developer interview about a game like GoW3, FF13, Bioshock 2, and so on. Another explanation, which seems likely to me given the complete lack of advertising for Resonance of Fate, is that Tri-ace failed to send out review copies/coerce the video game press to talk about RoF.
Add to that a shortage of Resonance of Fate copies in stores (this link is about shortages in Canada but from first hand experience I've seen that game stores in the US didnt have it on release day either), and it seems like everyone in the business was expecting this game not to sell, and then set it up so it wouldn't sell. Talk about a self-fufilling prophecy.
It's a sad situation, because I strongly believe that in many ways RoF is a triumph and just what the RPG genre needed."