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GF Rating
7.6

6655 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Fun and frustrating sci-fi shooter

posted by tjsmoke (NORTHAMPTON, PA) Apr 11, 2012

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Member since Dec 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

"Resistance 3" changes things up a little from the previous installments. With Nathan Hale gone, we now play the man who killed him. Joseph Capelli is a soldier with a wife and son, and his story is a bit more personal one. The game takes you on a cross country trek in the fight against the Chimera, who are now spread throughout the United States. Controls are fairly tight, though running and melee combat can be clumsy at times. There's a wide variety of guns to choose from, and they all work fairly well for their task. Even on the easiest setting ammo and health can be hard to come by in spots, adding both a layer of tension to the game as well as making these frustrating when you're being overwhelmed by hordes of enemies. You mostly fight alone, so the hordes can test your patience. Even with this, there is a level of satisfaction to be gained for coming through a battle. Gameplay is varied, with fights through a town's streets, from a boat on a debris choked river, and from a moving train. This game really could've benefited from a save anywhere feature, but the savepoints aren't too bad. Still, you will die plenty, and replaying sections can get annoying, though it does seem that the game senses if you're having a hard time, and modifies itself after four or five deaths. The enemy AI is well done but sometimes it feels like they're cheating, as their shots always seem to find you. Combat is chaotic, and things can get confusing as to where you proceed next. Again, this adds and detracts from the game at the same time. Voice acting is decent, though not outstanding, and the music suitably sets the mood. Graphics are fairly well done, though you do occasionally get hung up on the scenery. The game's 20 chapters will take you about 10 hours or so, depending on your skill with shooters, so it's of decent length. I only played the solo campaign, but multiplayer is reputed to be done well, though it requires an online pass. Definitely worth a rent at least.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great Game

posted by Sfx (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Apr 2, 2012

Member since Apr 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I have been a fan of the resistance game series, but resistance 3 was just awesome, a little different from the past two game but new character and different stories happening along the way was just a lot of fun.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Best Resistance Yet

posted by MikeHoncho42 (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Sep 10, 2011

Member since Jul 2011

8 out of 11 gamers (73%) found this review helpful

Resistance: Fall of Man was the challenging and dark original; Resistance 2 was the action packed sequel; Resistance 3 is all of the above. 3 is the culmination of the Resistance series and has everything a Resistance fan can want.
I'll start with the story and graphics. The story is very good and focuses a lot on the characters. I thought I could never play someone other than Hale after the first two, but Joe Capelli is a great soldier turned family man. The story is also the darkest, bleakest and sometimes, most disturbing, yet in the series. About halfway through the game, a certain main character's death is one of my most chilling gaming moments ever. The setting is great. The frozen wasteland of New York left me eager to explore, and the Grim infested small Pennsylvanian mine town had me running for my life. Graphics are great, but, cliche alert, are not as good as the benchmarks set by Killzone and Crysis. They're good, but if you've experienced better, they won't blow you away. I thought the cut scene lip synching was off, but the cut scenes are still really good.
The Gameplay is more of the same fun from the other games, but improved. The gun wheel and health bar is back, something that is VERY welcome after Res 2. The guns feel tighter and are more fun to use. Some of the new guns are incredibly fun (The Mutator) but other's will quickly fall out of use (The Atomizer).
Multiplayer is of the same quality as before, but more streamlined and focused, because the player count is lowered. I liked this because in the previous game's multiplayer, it was just to hectic for me. You of course need an online pass (which I hate), but it's worth buying.
Overall, this is the best Res game yet, and I recommend going out and buying it today; if you are a fan of the other 2, this one will blow you away.

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