posted by darkmatter4 (WATERTOWN, SD) Jul 20, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Wow is all i have to say. Story mode = Awesome. Co-op = Fantastic. Multiplayer = Great. So much to love about this game. Had it since release and have bought it for others. I would for sure recommend buying this!
In an attempt to keep this review fairly brief, I can summarize Resistance 2 best by stating that it has positively evolved from R:FoM in every possible aspect. The solo campaign is extremely intense, engaging, creative, diverse, and epic, right to the very end; the eight-player co-op campaign is brutally difficult, yet highly rewarding and fun; and the competitive multiplayer gameplay, whether playing with four players or sixty, can easily rival that of games such as Halo 3, Unreal Tournament III, and Warhawk. In addition to the oustanding gameplay improvements, there have also been tremendous graphical and mechanical advances; the game looks absolutely gorgeous when played in full 1080p, and matches its looks with leading-edge next-gen audio. As far as replayability goes, there are certainly reasons for one to want to do so, though they are more along the lines of game modifiers and harder difficulties, rather than alternate endings or a different play-through experience. Much like R:FoM, R2 is very linear: however, in my opinion, this trait suits the game and story perfectly, helping you to really feel as though you are part of the action, rather than finding your own clever ways of breezing past enemies and bosses, as many modern open-ended games allow. R2 also boasts an incredible number of perfectly-located checkpoints and auto-saves, preventing much of the frustration which accompanies many modern FPS's.
If there are any con's concerning this game, they are that the game will occasionally, randomly, freeze for a second or two in the solo campaign, sometimes even crashing during the solo and co-op campaigns, and that the online gameplay is certainly not lag-less. Players still jerk around occassionally, and jitter across the landscape, making headshots near impossible for the average gamer.
All in all, however, Resistance 2 easily earns from me my first ever GameFly rating: a perfect 10 out of 10. If you own a PS3, rent this game immediately!!!
gamers (78%) found this review helpful
Resistance 2 throws down with massive boss fights, waves upon waves of enemies attacking at once- sometimes 20-30 at a time, and a great story that leaves you wanting more answers. During Nathan Hale's final 19 hours, you travel across the US to defeat the Chimera strongholds. There are several new enemies, causing you to switch tactics during a battle which is very nice. The weapons selection is great, you'll never find a lack of creativity when it comes to Insomniac. I just loved this game from start to finish. The multiplayer is nice, not Call of Duty 4 nice, but still good. The 60 player matches are NOT hectic, dividing the match into small team based objectives adds much needed organization. I didn't notice I single hiccup- not even with 30 enemies on screen. Fantastic game.