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Submitted by GameTechZero 1354d ago | review

Resistance: Burning Skies PS Vita Review | Game-Modo

Last year when Game-Modo heard that an exclusive Resistance game was in the works for Sonys upcoming PS Vita and it was not going to be made by the series creators insomniac games Game-Modo was a little uneasy about what to expect from Resistance: Burning Skies. So what lies Instore for this new Resistance game? (PS Vita, Resistance: Burning Skies) 90/100

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smashcrashbash  +   1354d ago
First Burning Skies review and it's GOOD!!!!!! *crowd cheers*
Akuma-  +   1354d ago
im buying this first minute.
morganfell  +   1354d ago
Agreed. As soon as it hits PSN I am grabbing it. R3 was so much better than some non-owners realize with a great gameplay, a dark, adult story, and seriously unique graphics. Wonderful 3D implementation. I can't wait to experience this tie in first hand.
raytraceme  +   1354d ago
One final thing, the controls aren't as laggy as uncharted golden abyss right?

"No, they work really well... Honestly its a true testament to the dual analoge sticks on the Vita. Finally a game that utilises them fully."

I am really excited about this game. This will be the game changing fps for handheld it seems to me :D

I love the layout of their site and the options you get to change it.
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BattleAxe  +   1353d ago
@ Morganfell,

I agree that the story for R3 was awesome, but the multiplayer wasn't very good unfortunately.
starchild  +   1353d ago
It sounds really fantastic. And look at those graphics! I still can't believe that a handheld gaming device is pumping out graphics like that.
badz149  +   1353d ago
I haven't even pick up Sorcery
and this is out in 2 days! damn Sony is killing my wallet hard!
andibandit  +   1353d ago
well you could save some money by skipping sorcery, it's mediocre.
badz149  +   1353d ago
I don't know dude. something about Sorcery is really pulling me to get it! maybe because I've been waiting for it, I don't know.

can't say the about other games. Max Payne 3, for example I still don't have the urge to get it yet although I freakin love R*! I think I'll get it but a bit later!
miyamoto  +   1353d ago
FPS Gaming in the washroom will never be the same again!
Nice review! Now FPS gaming inside the bathroom will never be the same again!!!!!!
miyamoto  +   1353d ago
530 degrees and still not on the headlines?
is there something wrong N4G?
Blastoise  +   1353d ago
*Cheers* Great stuff, so glad its a good game! Well done Nihilistic Software.
Gotta ask though, the website doesnt seem to give where has this 90/100 come from?
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jony_dols  +   1353d ago
Game-modo submitted this review to N4G themselves, so it must represent their overall opinion of the game; despite the website not using a traditional grading method.
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grailly  +   1353d ago
good to see, I really thought it wouldn't be good as IGN beyond kept hinting at how terrible it is.
MYRMIK  +   1350d ago
By the way, I contacted the reviewer on Game-Modo to ask him about the game. While he does enjoy the game a lot, he said he is unsure how the review score of 90/100 appeared on this page. The site only reviews games with either a Buy/Consider/Avoid.
GameTechZero  +   1354d ago
No way, we are the first to review this game?
Cloudberry  +   1354d ago
I think so, but...
Shouldn't the review embargo would be lifted at 29th?
GameTechZero  +   1354d ago
We had no idea about the embargo.... Game-Modo received the game from an online retailer early (on weds). Oh well haha. You get an early review :P
cpayne93  +   1354d ago
Yeah where are the other reviews? Gravity rush reviews are out and it comes out in like 2 weeks, burning skies comes out in 2 days.
egidem  +   1353d ago
I think so, but I just queried N4G for any Resistance Burning Skies review and this is so far the first one. Will wait for another one, but this looks to be very promising!

The Resistance franchise is one of my favorite franchises to date and it all began with the first one - Fall of Man - which, in my opinion, offers one hell of a campaign. The multiplayer aspect seems to be very good as well.

One thing I wish for in portables is a MP experience that is as good as the console counterpart. Sure, the experience might not be identical but the Vita seems to be coming close.

Definitely looking forward to this!
TheModernKamikaze  +   1354d ago
I think you are the first one. You guys are only ones I've seen submitting first. :)
wanieldiik  +   1353d ago
how long did it take to finish the single-player campaign?
TheModernKamikaze  +   1354d ago
I really hope they push out a firmware update for Resistance for the graphical glitches otherwise it's good.
GalacticEmpire  +   1353d ago
Arg, clicked disagree by accident and you can't take it back, sorry.
TheModernKamikaze  +   1353d ago
It's cool, bro. :)
GameTechZero  +   1354d ago
The graphical glitches dont happen often its very rare but a little frustrating when they do.
TheModernKamikaze  +   1354d ago
On a scale of 1 to 10, how often does it occur?
ApolloAdams  +   1354d ago
Need to see more reviews to see if this game is truly worth time and money.
Cloudberry  +   1354d ago
Resistance: Burning Skies review from German magazine M!Games:

80 / 100%
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mafiahajeri  +   1354d ago
Finally a review for this game. The demos late the reviews are late what's going on! Anyway great review I can't wait yo get my hands on this game! It's a good time to have a vita!
Tony-A  +   1354d ago
Can't wait until I get a chance to pick this up when I pick up my Vita next week!!
mafiahajeri  +   1354d ago
I Just hope more people realize the potential of this game so we can have a thriving online community. Burning skies and uncharted golden abyss alone are enough of a reason to purchase a vita.
Ethereal  +   1354d ago
Well this is good news. Picking up my preorder on Tueday!
BuckyBarnes  +   1354d ago
I will be a strong member of the Burning Skies community. I have been waiting to activate my 3g service for just this moment. I'll still probally wait a few more months let them iron out the online bugs
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1353d ago
You can't play online with the 3G.
Pixel_Enemy  +   1353d ago
I can play tethered to my phone's 4G hot spot :)
Snookies12  +   1353d ago
Actually, I've seen someone who tried on Blazblue... It was just awful, the match lagged out nearly right at the beginning lol.
Soldierone  +   1353d ago
This is why I didn't buy 3G and hate them not marketing it right. You can't play games online with 3G, its too slow to do anything especially AAA games like this.

@pixel_enemy, you just need wifi for that, not 3G.
KillerPwned  +   1354d ago
Cannot wait to get this in the mail already on its way! :)
Chapulin  +   1354d ago
Man can't wait. About time for a FPS on the Vita.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1353d ago
GuruStarr78  +   1354d ago
Paid off... picking this badboy up the moment the store opens..

Thanks GameMODO... I usually don't go by reviews, but it's good to see a positive one nonetheless.
masa2009  +   1354d ago
The game got almost universally lukewarm previews, yet this review is absolutely glowing.
The visuals that were not very well received elsewhere are described as magnificent.
The level design which was severely criticized as formulaic and restrictive is here described as perfectly balanced.
The presentation which was called drab and cliched in several outlets is presented as lavish and spot on.
The tone feels informal and fanboyish, with every any problem being glossed over in vague terms, and brushed aside like a mere quibble.
The controls had some finnicky touch screen aspects according to other journos, but here they are "freaking amazing".

The writer seems convinced that technical issues with the single player could be alleviated thanks to a "firmware update", which is rather unusual.

Also the reviewer said that R3's biggest letdown was the multiplayer, yet that didn't prevent him from slapping a 9/10 on RBS before even factoring in its multiplayer suite.

And the review only has a "Buy" mention.
They say that they only have 3 ratings: Buy, Consider and Avoid.
Some of their other reviews are more glowing than that of RBS but don't get a Buy mention or any mention for that matter.
Yet they felt the urge to adjust this game's score to a 9/10 for N4G.

And this site has so few reviews.
It's just some random fans who post a few notes about the games they happen to be playing.

They really love their Vita and they really want you you to know it has great games.
This game will never in a million times get that kind of review from pro outlets.
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GuruStarr78  +   1354d ago
Makes you wonder whether they got a review copy from Sony, or an 'earlybird' seller to get them one..
Bell Boy  +   1353d ago
Wow you seem genuinely upset they did not trash the game in this

Don't worry you can give a 0 on metacritic and amazon to try and persuade people not to buy it
smashcrashbash  +   1353d ago
I agree. I always marvel how people are almost disappointed that games don't do as badly as they thought. People seem to prefer that the game get as bad a score as possible as if it is so hard to believe that a VITA game can get a good score.Everyone that reviews a Sony game isn't telling the 'truth' unless they nitpick every detail.
kikizoo  +   1353d ago
It's not "people", but only "fanboyz", this guy is always downplaying the best games, and hardware (uncharted, gow, etc)...another fanboy in denial (and a pathetic nostalgic one, loving old gens more than the best one).
TKCMuzzer  +   1353d ago
Well at least their reviewing the game based solely on the format it's created for. How many sites are going to compare it with full console FPS's and review it accordingly.
3DS games very rarely get similar treatment from reviewers but the Vita's games are constantly being compared to console equivalents.
Uncharted is a prime example. To many so called professional reviewers kept comparing it to it's PS3 counterparts and scoring it in comparison.
They should have been reviewing it as a great hand held experience because that's what it is.

Plus another thing, the best reviewers are you and me because we spend the money unlike many reviewers. A fans honest review is usually a better indication as they are playing it as a gamer not a reviewer.
Pixel_Enemy  +   1353d ago
This is what happened to Uncharted for sure.
DigitalAnalog  +   1353d ago
So now we can indicate "previews" to determine how the final review scores turn out? Remember the time when the "early" preview of GOWIII was GOWII in HD?
cpayne93  +   1353d ago
Well that's not all true about the previews, most were very positive, with a few here and there mentioning minor concerns. Also the previews were about very small parts of the game.
MYRMIK  +   1353d ago
I don't think the game provides this 90/100 review, they just provide their page to this site.

Also, it reads like it's just one person's opinion, just like anyone else's. I think I'd like to read the thoughts of someone that just bought the game time to time. Would the "pro outlets" be reviewing a game that was given to them, paid to do so by advertisers?
Soldierone  +   1353d ago
Depends what you are talking about. Early on you state "previews" which means the game could have easily changed since then.....

i don't expect this from any "Pro outlets" because half the time they are full of crap and normally hate anything that isn't severely hyped up or has a publisher pocketing them money. All the "issues" you talk about could easily be put onto COD as well, but the only ones that do that are the non-"Pro" outlets.....
GuruStarr78  +   1354d ago
BTW: Resistance Retribution was one of my fave PSP games, so I'm sure this will be up there with my Fave vita games..

also, how far are you with the trophies?

I looked at the list, and it seems fairly short (which in my opinion is good, some games are nearly impossible to platinum due to having too many, and an insane amount of difficulty to obtain).... looking for this to be my first platinum on Vita, since it's the first game I genuinely care about..
SaffronCurse  +   1353d ago
RR was good but the lack of dual analog really killed it for me.
Ultr  +   1354d ago
got the game yesterdaaaay, a real resistance game :)
SandWitch  +   1354d ago
Jelly :(
godzilla72  +   1353d ago
How does it compare to the other Resistance games in terms of graphics?
Ultr  +   1353d ago
graphics are on pair with the first resistance:fall of man, I mean YES it is!
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teedogg80  +   1353d ago
Damn, tuesday can't come soon enough.
josephayal  +   1353d ago
Def the best FPS of this gen
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daggertoes83  +   1353d ago
As a ps3 guy it really pains me to say this but i think halo (multiplayer) is the best fps this generation. HALO3.
one2thr  +   1353d ago
BF3 is... On all platforms... So far...
Soldierone  +   1353d ago
Give Halo credit for what it is and what it inspired other games to do.

On a personal level it just isn't for me though. Other games took what Halo did and ran with it better, its only my opinion.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1353d ago
No. God no! Halo 3 was good, but the story was weak and the multi-player was unbalanced. Noobs were dead meat.
godzilla72  +   1353d ago
Crysis 2 is the best this gen. Graphics blow away any other fps on the market! Gameplay was excellent too!
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TheDivine  +   1353d ago
How about the length. I heard its only 6 levels and each is 30 minutes to an hour so that makes it 3-5 hours. Please tell me thats not the case cause im grabbing this first thing tuesday. Il be really let down if its a short campaign with a focus on mp. Its a sure thing for me but the review embargo kinda makes me think its not that great.
Moentjers  +   1353d ago
Flemish/Dutch Official Playstation Magazine: 59/100. Inferior shooter even on handheld, missing the Resistance-storyline, only 5hrs...
BTW, Gravity Rush got 88/100: bloody beautiful, plays like a dream.
dafegamer  +   1353d ago
Is there already a Gametrailers review for Gravity Rush?
MattyG  +   1353d ago
Could you give a link to that Flemish/Dutch OPM review? I haven't heard anything about it, might be interesting to compare this to that one.
Moentjers  +   1352d ago
Only paper. I trust them for several years of good judgement...
ElementX  +   1353d ago
I'd like some new Vita IPs before I even think of buying one.
Kinger8938  +   1353d ago
i have one, and i agree! it needs a big unique title (i know gravity rush but needs more than one game) an rpg would be great right now!
Soldierone  +   1353d ago
Disgaea is awesome on it, plus when the studios from japan start pushing content this way there will be tons. There is one coming soon, I forget what its called though.....its already out in Japan and doing well.
Biggest  +   1353d ago
"it needs a big unique title (i know gravity rush but needs more than one game)"

Are you having trouble with the definition of "a" or something?
Pixel_Enemy  +   1353d ago
How many 3DS original IPs are there? Just curious
ElementX  +   1353d ago
I don't have a 3DS or a DSi
daggertoes83  +   1353d ago
Not gonna lie, I was not a fan of the first 2 games. The 3rd game was amazing and I cant wait to pick up this game on the psn asap.
one2thr  +   1353d ago
I'd say Resistance 1 was the best out of the 3 (on PS3)... But thats just me...
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NastyLeftHook0  +   1353d ago
r1 was the best
NarooN  +   1353d ago
R1 was definitely the best. R3 was the worst.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1353d ago
No. Resistance 3 was, by far, the best in the series. What games were you guys playing?
one2thr  +   1353d ago
*They taken out great weapons as they made other Resistance titles
*They had a solid direction with the first game, and somehow went a different route, Fall of Man had a perfect co-op(even though the. Second player was some random guy that looked like "Ja-Rule" if thats his name....Rapper), perfect story, and again great weapons
If the games after it(PS3 titles) were set in the future, then why take out key elements that made the first game as great as it is?
Like being able to get in vehicles, the hail fire, that blobby gun thingy, the auto head shot dual welded guns, the weapons wheel, thats 1940's look(if thats the right era), the narrator chick that set the game atmosphere right, the "angels"(chimera, the howlers(chimera) and many other chimera's, and the once offered huge open map(they could of made great advancments with that), and the single player co-op mode, thats what really got to me...
So yeah, thats why we liked Resistance Fall of Man better than its successors... Well there the reasons why I liked the first one better...
Imalwaysright  +   1353d ago
RFoM shits on R2 and R3 from a great height...
NastyLeftHook0  +   1353d ago
great review
Skateboard  +   1353d ago
Hour 1. I want a lot of FPS games on my Vita. Killzone better be coming soon.
gamingisnotacrime  +   1353d ago
for me the vita has been nothing but bliss
and this game seems to continue the trend

day one, bring it!!!

good review
blakstarz  +   1353d ago
I just might have to get one of these Vita's now....all of the games out so far have gotten well received reviews.
gamingisnotacrime  +   1353d ago
you wont regret it
i took the first edition bundle out of blind faith and it has been so fking good
JoeReno  +   1353d ago
i did the same, well i had a wifi preordered and then got a 100 gift card for gamestop for christmas and bumped up to the first edition. I love it. I am hardly ever at home anymore to play on my ps3, so my Vita is just what i need.
dragon82  +   1353d ago
Can't wait to get this on tuesday. I have it paid off and will be grabbing it as soon as I get off work.
stephmhishot  +   1353d ago
Glad to see they like it, but I call shenanigans on the reviewer being "a big Resistance fan" considering he didn't know why there was no regenerating health in R3.
SSKILLZ  +   1353d ago
picking it up Tuesday been waiting to get my hands on it since march aaaaaaaaa finally !!!!!!!!
Fox_Mamba  +   1353d ago
will be picking it up on Tuesday as well. Been waiting so long, finally, very excited.
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