Resistance is a long running and, in my mind; an ever improving series. Insomniac seems to have learned not only from their own work but from other AAA developers. The new game engine provides for some seriously epic moments. Modern graphical effects have worked their way in as well with an excellent depth of field effect along with a spot on motion blur that really immerses the player in the action and generates a chaotic feel that reminds us that this is after all, war. Intense and well paced the campaign will stick out in my mind for some time. Being a shooter the guns rightfully take center stage! Guns are upgradeable with use so finding your favorites and blastin away is a delight. The Ratchet and clank developer really nailed it with the 3rd iteration. I kept playing just to see how bad a!! my guns would become. Gameplay wise this is definitely the tightest and most enjoyable resistance yet. Nearly every gun is unique and the secondary fire for each will have you jumping through the newly returned weapon wheel. No more hard decisions when it comes to weapon management. Sound is top notch as well with explosions and fellow resistance fighters booming at times and intense moments of eerie calm that you know is short lived. The AI is also improved though ocassionaly they will have moments of dementia and not realize they are being shot at, though these were rare. The story with its new protaganist does not disappoint and will see you traveling through beautiful and varied environments, although graphic edges feel a little muddy to me. Humanity is nearly conquered and the desperation is almost palpable at times, often being reminded that in the fight you rely on others and they rely on you. You are mostly a one man army but you cant do it all alone. Awesome experience and it WILL find its way into my collection. New fans will be pleasantly welcomed, and old fans rewarded for their loyalty. Fantastic!
I thoroughly enjoyed resistance 3. The games overwhelming sense of dread and "Oh man, we lost the war." makes it an interesting and gloomy atmosphere. The lead character isn't an overblown hero, just a normal family man and solider.
The firefights and action are INTENSE. It makes you feel like the odds are stacked against you at all times. But you always manage to come out on top with an insane arsenal of alien and hi-tech weapons, which are all easy to operate and have secondary fires as well.
Pacing is excellent, although i found the ride to be a short one. Short but sweet.
Honestly I can't comment on the Multi player aspect, becaus im not paying an extra $9.99 for the online pass it takes to play it. Thats right, if you rent the game, be ready to throw down ten bucks to play online.