The latest game from Tri-Ace has been heavily overlooked by alot due to the recent big release of Final Fantasy XIII. But this game is amazing, and much better in my opinion. This game is an Action RPG, where you explore the steampunk world that is Basel. You play as the three main character, Zephyr, Vashyron and Leanne each one struggling with there past.
The story is very thin meaning you'll probably only see a few cutscenes a chapter but the gameplay in between is amazing. In Resonance of Fate, your characters are Gunslingers. They'll attack there enemies with either grenades, SMG's or Pistols while flying through the air or sliding across the ground while evading enemy fire while looking amazinglyflashy.
The graphics are pretty average, not where near the level of FFXIII, but so what? Don't that let you not play this game. This isn't one for the faint of heart the battle system is easy to learm, and very difficult to master. One false move and even a simple random encounter can end you. As mentioned before you can either use Pistols, SMG's or Grenades as weapons, Pistols and SMG's can both be daul wielded when you achieve a high enouh level and they both can be fully customized. Fancy sticking 4 scopes or 3 barrels on a pistol, go ahead. Though from I can tell, they don't visually change only stat wise, but it would look ridiculous with some of the weapons you can make.
While I'm on about customisation, you can fully dress your character from head to toe. Fancy changing someone's hair colour to silver or giving some red contact lenses, ypu can do it. Though it's a bit expensive purchasing stuff from the boutique, you will find plent of items just walking around.
The map system is also unique, you move a cursor around hexes and have to unlock tiles to move there. It takes a little getting used to but it's pretty simple once you get the hang of it. There's an array of sidequests to do, from item gathering or defeating a fearsome foe to inbetween the story. The difficulty curve may be a little steep and battles do take a little bit of strategy, but in the end you'll get the hang of it!
It may not be everyone's cup of tea but If you like guns, rpg,customisation, steampunk and great gameplay, definitely check this out 5/5.