This is my FAVORITE fps. I've played it several times though. All three of the Resistance games as a matter-of-fact. Great story line, challenging, graphics are great. What more do you need in a game? Just plain 'ol fun.
posted by RandomFellow (SPRINGFIELD, MO) Aug 6, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
Resistance 2 is the amalgamation of all alien/zombie shooter cliche's. It even has mutated human zombies swarming you in a dark basement which, I think, capcom can sue them for that...
Don't expect anything new or spectacular from the single-player campaign, unless mediocrity is something you're not used to. The story is rather schitzophrenic at times. Explaining very little from the start, it forces you to pick up the pieces as you go along -- a curse of the "second in a trilogy". Characters are flat and cliched, lacking any individual personality at all. At one point, I forgot which character I was playing and couldn't figure out which person was talking over the radio! All in all, the story is so limp and lifeless, I doubt a little viagra would even help.
The gameplay is, however, adequant. Controls are a bit sloppy and the default controller layout is unintuitive, but the core gameplay is solid. Guns go bang, bombs go boom, enemies get dead. What else is new?
Though, some of the weapons are rather creative for standard shooter fair. Like the revolver that fires high explosive rounds that can be detonated remotely by the secondary fire key. Or the minigun which can project mobile cover in front of you. These were hampered a bit due to supply of ammo, however. I found I had to rely on the generic machine-gun-with-granade-launcher most of the time anyway.
In the end, Resistance 2 is a rather hum drum generic shooter that you'll forget about 15 minutes after you put it down. If you're a big shooter fan and have run out of other games to play, I'd say give this one a try. Otherwise, I'd skip it and take up something more adrenaline-pumping.
After playing the original Resistance Fall of Man, I had high expectations for it's sequel. Took me a while to feel comfortable with the sequel, but only because some mechanics and controls had changed. I did miss the narration that Fall of Man had, but I liked the atuo healing that #2 had. Overall, I liked it ALMOST as much as the original, but not quite. Can't wait for #3.