Half way through and it's ok. It definitely has the potential. The gun arsenal is fantastic and the storyline is good too. It’s your standard shoot’em up game. I wish they would’ve incorporated more strategic situations. Situations that make you think and maneuver before you defend with an open world scheme. It’s kinda like you’re going from A to B in every situation and they have it all laid out for you. The first Red Faction game had this strategic maneuverability thing that was awesome. Why companies haven’t picked up on this is beyond me.
Cinematic scenes are way below average
Graphics have potential but they are average, at best
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.