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GF Rating
7.0

489 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Good

posted by jordanjpayne (RAMSEY, NJ) Jul 31, 2012

Member since Jul 2012

Good game, the touch screen interface integration isn't very practical to use while playing, feels like a gimmick. Not a compelling story. Well executed in some respects and it's a polished title but I was just hoping for more.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Resistance: Burning Skies Review

posted by cometback (BECKLEY, WV) Jul 28, 2012

Member since Oct 2011

Oh Resistance. How have I loved you over the past few years. Being the counterpart to Gears of War on the 360, and bringing a smile to my face everytime I play the series.
This entry into the series is the worst one in my opinion, but that doesn't take from that yes, it's a handheld game, etc. The game really doesn't shine at the key moments that it should shine in. Like the previous Resistance games, the bosses are a sight to behold and you actually get a 'feel' that you are going to die. Not in this game. Yes, the bosses (if you call them that) are cool, but they are really not that great, Resistance great. They are very few in the game also.
The game is extremely easy and since there are no difficulty trophies to worry about, it's a walk in the park. I got the platinum in about 8 hours.
The gunplay in the game is rather bland. Nothing exciting. Which, they do bring back the old weapons from the previous ones, like the Carbine, Auger (the best), etc.
The story is also mediocre, where you are a firefighter trying to save America from the Chimera.
The multiplayer is decent, but to play, you need the dreaded online pass. Which if you rent the game from Gamefly, it's $9.99, due to the fact you rented it. There's an online trophy for just playing a online game, but like me, to get the plat if you rented it, will cost you $10. Sucky.

Gameplay:6
Doesn't feel like a Resistance game, but just a generic FPS. Which shouldn't happen under Resistance standards.

Sound:5
Nothing works well in the sound department. Music revs up during shootouts and bosses. Voice acting is not that good.

Replay value:5
If you're into the MP, this game is for you. Otherwise, beat it and move on.

Trophy difficulty:4/10
Nothing bad here, just beating the game, and getting the kill trophys, etc. The game DOES NOT have difficulty trophies, which is a first for an Resistance game.

If you like this review add me on PSN at cometback13 with a message that you are from GF. Thanks

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Surprisingly good campaign!

posted by GHOST_OF_1887 (KERRVILLE, TX) Jul 24, 2012

Member since May 2011

This story mode in this game is immersive and intense. Something I did not expect a portable shooter to be. The controls take some getting use to, but about an hour after you start pushing all the buttons without hesitation. The cutscenes in this game are also well done not just graphically wise but also some are lengthy not 10 minutes legnthy but about 2-3 minutes at times. I loved the ending to this game it was almost movie quality. Have not played the multiplayer due to the fact that I rented this game from gamefly and it requires a $10 pass but i feel this was a good rent just from playing the story.

Rating......
Graphics - 8
Sound - 9
Controls - 8.5
Gameplay - 8
Replay Value - 8
Overall - 8.5

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