I went into Resistance 3 with hopes for a good game, something fun to play with my buddy coop. What I found was an amazing ride through one heck of an alternate timeline. Let me cut right to the chase and say this is one of the most poignant, personal, and well crafted campaigns in any FPS I have ever played. I have played most of the worthwhile FPS's so thats saying quite a bit. The story is very well paced, with frequest cutscenes near the beginning to setup things up. I found it flagging a bit near the end in pacing, but that might have been merely because by then I was more concerned with fighting for my life and surviving then trying to remember exactly what errand I was on now.
The engagements with enemies were well scripted and almost perfectly balanced. They AI was nothing mind blowing but serviceable enough. The enemies varied and interesting. Especially some of the big boys. Now IMO to the best part of the whole game. The GUNS!! R3 has some amazing guns to play with and actually reminded me alot of Ratchet and Clank. Especially the way they leveled up as you used them, just like the Ratchet series. As they level up they increase in usefulness and power. For instance when the bullseye levels up the tags can hit many surrounding enemies at once and you can lock onto more than one guy at a time. Or when you level up the Auger it fires 3 bursts of energy every time you pull the trigger. One gun I found especially useful for taking out hordes of enemies as well as the smaller leapers was the Atomizer. Its a new gun in R3 and especially useful in those situations. The secondary fire is a very useful singularity mine where any enemies that come close get sucked in and damaged.
The trophies are numerous and very well varied and thought out. You dont play for long before you get some sort of trophy or pop up reminding you of your progress for some trophy or another. Its a really nice way of feeling like your being constantly rewarded. Tiny little milestones.
This is the best out of the other two resistance, only minor thing is the cut is great except voices don't line with the lips. The bad thing about the game is that stupid online pass. I rented the game to have atleast co-op online to see how it is other than that I rate this game a 8 only because of the online pass.
posted by Viper561 (BOYNTON BEACH, FL) Sep 13, 2011
Member since Oct 2010
After completing the game and giving a test run to multiplayer, Resistance 3 still does not separate itself from a normal FPS that we will continue to play for another round. However, that does not mean you should not play the game.
Pros: The co-op story mode is a good way to run with a friend to assist you on those levels that firepower of two is better than one. The difficulty Superhuman is right for co-op but I have heard people complete it on solo. The platinum is not too difficult but some luck & accuracy on the players part is needed. You can edit controls schemes to your liking. Graphically, the landscape is vast and you can see the destruction of the chimera and the results of that terror. Gameplay is as normal as it can be for an FPS, nothing to brace for. There are checkpoints at various locations to make sure that you don't start too far from where you lost.
Cons: The narration of the story is plain and you must pay attention to the audio & journal logs to get a sense of the story (lets be honest, none of us read those). The online multiplayer is the same as the previous resistance 1 & 2 which still doesn't keep up with our high volume online FPS which everyone knows those games well. The game is only about 6-7 hrs long depending on difficulty and your play style, even shorter on co-op. The online filter to play is messy, there are frequent times where a level 1 goes against a level 30, not very fair with weapon upgrades give you a lot of advantages. Deleting your install data takes 30 mins.
All in all, its a fair game to play while waiting for the next new release. At least there weren't any heavy glitches seen though some had a few trophies not show up but a patch has been released already for other reasons. The game needs to find closure because I see a resistance 4 coming.