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GF Rating
7.0

463 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Resistance: Burning Skies Review

posted by cometback (BECKLEY, WV) Jul 28, 2012

Member since Oct 2011

Oh Resistance. How have I loved you over the past few years. Being the counterpart to Gears of War on the 360, and bringing a smile to my face everytime I play the series.
This entry into the series is the worst one in my opinion, but that doesn't take from that yes, it's a handheld game, etc. The game really doesn't shine at the key moments that it should shine in. Like the previous Resistance games, the bosses are a sight to behold and you actually get a 'feel' that you are going to die. Not in this game. Yes, the bosses (if you call them that) are cool, but they are really not that great, Resistance great. They are very few in the game also.
The game is extremely easy and since there are no difficulty trophies to worry about, it's a walk in the park. I got the platinum in about 8 hours.
The gunplay in the game is rather bland. Nothing exciting. Which, they do bring back the old weapons from the previous ones, like the Carbine, Auger (the best), etc.
The story is also mediocre, where you are a firefighter trying to save America from the Chimera.
The multiplayer is decent, but to play, you need the dreaded online pass. Which if you rent the game from Gamefly, it's $9.99, due to the fact you rented it. There's an online trophy for just playing a online game, but like me, to get the plat if you rented it, will cost you $10. Sucky.

Gameplay:6
Doesn't feel like a Resistance game, but just a generic FPS. Which shouldn't happen under Resistance standards.

Sound:5
Nothing works well in the sound department. Music revs up during shootouts and bosses. Voice acting is not that good.

Replay value:5
If you're into the MP, this game is for you. Otherwise, beat it and move on.

Trophy difficulty:4/10
Nothing bad here, just beating the game, and getting the kill trophys, etc. The game DOES NOT have difficulty trophies, which is a first for an Resistance game.

If you like this review add me on PSN at cometback13 with a message that you are from GF. Thanks

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Surprisingly good campaign!

posted by GHOST_OF_1887 (KERRVILLE, TX) Jul 24, 2012

Member since May 2011

This story mode in this game is immersive and intense. Something I did not expect a portable shooter to be. The controls take some getting use to, but about an hour after you start pushing all the buttons without hesitation. The cutscenes in this game are also well done not just graphically wise but also some are lengthy not 10 minutes legnthy but about 2-3 minutes at times. I loved the ending to this game it was almost movie quality. Have not played the multiplayer due to the fact that I rented this game from gamefly and it requires a $10 pass but i feel this was a good rent just from playing the story.

Rating......
Graphics - 8
Sound - 9
Controls - 8.5
Gameplay - 8
Replay Value - 8
Overall - 8.5

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GF Rating
5

Fair

The first FPS for Vita falls flat on its face...F.

posted by LinksALefty (AMERICAN FORK, UT) Jul 20, 2012

Member since Jul 2012

For me the major hook of the Vita when it was announced was being able to contribute to my PS3 trophy count while out and about and the inclusion of dual sticks.

So the Vita was released, and there was no FPS. Isn't that why you made the system? Get it together Shuhei!

But hopes were high because Burning Skies was near. If I had known it was going to come out as doughy as this then I would have kept it in the oven a bit longer. Because simply put, this addition to Resistance is just bad.

The graphics look like a PS2 prototype and the writing and voice acting sound like they were meant for a Nick Jr. Dora special. Why put such a casual effort in for a Rated M game? Not that you have to endure it that long because you'll probably hit the end credits before your bus ride is over.

The only thing that works are the core game mechanics. This is indeed a first-person shooter, and a pretty good one. But everything you see and hear is more than enough to outweigh that.

All in all, the game feels rushed out the door. Like they missed the launch window and just HAD to get something out NOW. The game isn't broken or anything like that. It just feels like they turned presentation and coding over to the interns.

Pros:
-An FPS for the Vita! Finally!
-Insanely easy platinum trophy
-Touch controls actually make sense and act well in place of having an R2 and L2

Cons:
-Ugly graphics
-Poor writing and voice acting (any game that says both the "F" word AND "gee willikers" should never be taken seriously
-Short. And I mean REALLY short. In 3 hours you could finish the campaign and have a platinum trophy.

Right now it is impossible to buy this game cheap enough to justify the purchase. So I recommend renting it via Gamefly if you're a diehard Resistance fan or just really want to experience the power of the twin sticks on the go.

Check out more of my game reviews and other crazy gaming tales at Link's A Lefty Gaming Blog [linksalefy(dot)blogspot(dot)com]

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