Resistance Burning Skies Review | Destructoid

Destructoid: For a long time, Sony has wanted to bring the console experience to handheld devices, and the PlayStation Vita represents its most successful attempt to date, armed as it is with impressive visual capabilities and a wealth of control options. Ironically, the Vita's early games ignored the Vita's strength in this regard, instead focusing on tech demos for touch controls in an industry where touch control has very much been demonstrated to death.

Resistance: Burning Skies was the potential jewel in the crown, though, an online-capable first-person shooter to show the world just how close a gamer can come to playing their favorite titles on the go. As the world's first portable twin-stick FPS, Burning Skies had a golden opportunity to set a benchmark for handheld gaming.

Instead, it settled on being the new worst Vita game to date.

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WrAiTh Sp3cTr32185d ago (Edited 2185d ago )

Better luck with Killzone I guess...

I looked at the screenshot and said "This game looks great!", then I read.."Don't believe the screenshots attached to this review -- this is an ugly game, and it doesn't look anywhere near as good as several of the Vita's launch titles (tellingly, this game blocks the Vita's screen capture software)."

mafiahajeri2184d ago (Edited 2184d ago )

What in the heck does better luck next time mean?? Lol do you even have a personality? Opinion maybe? I ask because people who look at reviews as a standard for games are pitiful. Mindsets like yours are even worse where it takes one review to give you an impression that a game is doomed to fail. Its sad to see gamers like this when more and more people need to be told to play a game or not based on one bad review...

WrAiTh Sp3cTr32184d ago

Can you read? I said, and I quote "Better luck with Killzone I guess... " because that would be the next game up that would induce me to maybe buying a Vita. And do I have a personality you ask? Lol, do you think I'm here to impress people, let alone YOU? You're a nobody...kick rocks, lol.

miyamoto2184d ago (Edited 2184d ago )

Where do you think they get their living?

From hits & clicks.

Anyone who thinks reviews are not a business left their brains in the 1980's.

Its all but a show to get the most clicks from angered Xbox, Sony, or Nintendo fanboys.

Don't be a mindless victim.

Look at Call of Duty reviews for example & how the anonymous vigilantes & renegades stormed Metacritic!

That should tell us something. That is how it should be done.

See for your selves. You know where to look. Trust your honed gaming instincts, gamers.

Blastoise2185d ago

At first i was like fair enough, maybe the game sucks =/ but then i noticed the same guy gave gravity rush a 6.5...

leahcim2185d ago

so evident

vita hater level 100

Mounce2184d ago

It's confusing and I'm unsure how to put it, but IGN and Destructoid have together been smashing the most recent Vita games. Out comes Wipeout, Uncharted and Rayman for a few and it's all well amongst the 'Meh' releases that have also come. Just now it seems and hopefully just for now that everything else is just being pummeled.

thorstein2181d ago

That fat POS is the douchewagon Jim Sterling. He thinks he is a journalist but he is just a fat virgin.

Keep voting Retardoid down and their approvals will be above 30 in no time. Lulz!

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Nimblest-Assassin2185d ago (Edited 2184d ago )

Never cared for destructiod, just find a reviewer you trust and go by their opinion,or if you are a fan of resistance, you were probably going to get it any ways.... this guy did give deadly premonition a perfect score if you remember... also just ignore metacritic... seriously how is one review site justified to be aggregated, where as other's aren't? I don't see the point of freaking out over a score a reviewer you are not familiar with... just ignore it, and find a reviewer you rely on. I use gametrailers.

Also read some of the comments, damn fanboys are freaking out... but oddly enough not sony ones, but nintendo fanboys.I mean, its a tragedy that gamers laugh at the hard work of people who actually tried to make a game. Even AMY, as horrible a game it is, I still felt bad for the dev's thanks to the sheer mockery gamers gave them. I doubt the game is a 2, but its his opinion, and frankly I never cared for Jim Sterlings opinion, mr 4.5 on Ac2.

Never was a big fan of resistance also, but my friend wants to pick it up due to it being the first FPS with two analogs on a portable.

Personally the second game and third games I am getting for my vita are gravity rush and MGS collection, but thats just me

Shikoro2184d ago

Or people could just try out the demo. It costs you nothing and it will give you the answer to your "Should I buy it?" question...

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NAGNEWS2184d ago

the website down they are looking for hits

thorstein2181d ago

Exactly. Dtoid couldn't pay me to advertise on their crap site.

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Jio2185d ago

Two other reviews I saw gave this game a great score...who do I believe? The man who gave Gravity Rush the worst score, or PSM3?

Rampaged Death2185d ago

I wouldn't even trust console exclusive magazines.

GuruStarr782185d ago

I don't really ever trust Sterling's reviews... He's usually a little too over-critical...

mistajeff2185d ago

though he DID give killzone 3 a 10.

that said, i rarely agree with sterling's reviews, but i have a lot of respect for his opinion pieces. i'm still going to get this game, because i have the feeling that, like most of the games sterling reviews, i will respectfully disagree with his reception of the game.

jony_dols2184d ago (Edited 2184d ago )

He also looks a bit like the fat loser from the South Park episode 'Make Love, not Warcraft'. So I have an immediate dislike of him!

thorstein2181d ago

He is a fat, virgin troll. No surprise there.

trouble_bubble2185d ago

Sterling also gave Assassins Creed 2 a 4.5/10.

Just throwing that out there as a barometer.

eg. "Speaking of absolute crap, I don't know what Ubisoft has done to the game's engine, but Jesus Christ is it bad. There's really no excuse for standards to be so low here. Assassin's Creed 2 is supposedly a triple-A game. It should have acted like one."

MattyG2185d ago

Haha good find. This really gives some perspective. Wow Jimmy, you've got some weird opinions.

Jazz41082183d ago

Here is how it works. If its a ps3 exclusive and rated pooorly th reviewer is paid or looking fo hits. Same exact site gives another ps3 game a high score then the responses are sony is the best, best grpahics on any console. My point is learn to judge for yourself and use your head instead of your second head getting pumped for all things Sony.

trouble_bubble2183d ago

So you're the lone disagree? Assassin's Creed 2 isn't a PS3 exclusive. Your conspiracy just died in a fire.

dafegamer2185d ago

Dont trust Jim sterling
The Majority of sites gave Gravity Rush 9-10 reviews
check metacritic and make up your mind

colonel1792184d ago

You just have to look at that fat-ass' face to know that he doesn't know what he's talking about. Surely he was that kid that everybody made fun of, and didn't get over it.

Everytime I see a review from Destructod written by him I know is a POS review. (Whether is a 0 or a 10).

remanutd552184d ago

hey jio i personally don't care for any magazine reviews, i do think the official playstation magazine is very harsh with ps3 exclusive sometimes but listen i'd rather trust my fellow psn friends than a game journalist, yeap its like that.

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Rampaged Death2185d ago

I've always thought this series was overrated but damn this game has to be bad to get a 2/10.

NastyLeftHook02185d ago

Rampaged Death

this game has to be good to get many 9/10 scores and 8/10 scores.

Nimblest-Assassin2184d ago

well there are only 4 reviews... but im sure the game will be fine. I was never a fan of resistance, and I want to take a break from the FPS genre, but my friend has been excited as hell for this game... simply due to it being the first portable shooter with two analogs

360GamerFG2184d ago

Where are these many 9's and 8's? I only see 3

SoundGamer2185d ago

Only Jim Sterling's review (so far) has rated this game negatively.

So, is he honestly, objectively, reviewing this game and that's how he reached his conclusion? Or is he just being Jim and trolling?

I guess once the game releases, we'll hear the masses' opinion.

VictoriousB132185d ago

Jim doesn't troll with any of his reviews. He gives his honest opinion.

creamydingle2185d ago

And how do you know that Vic?

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andibandit2184d ago (Edited 2184d ago )


Wish you'd take your own advice.

VictoriousB132185d ago

Because I actually read the reviews Jim posts, not just the score at the end. And if you've read any of his other articles you'd know he's actually a very intelligent individual. Jim doesn't write reviews just to confirm your opinions, he writes them based on his own because he loves playing videogames.

xflo3602184d ago

OR... You ARE jim!!!!!! Dun dun dun!

Solid_Snake372184d ago

hmmm you surely are defending him like you know him personally... OR... *gasp* You ARE jim!!!!! Dun dun dun!

VictoriousB132184d ago

Yikes, I need a distraction. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Conway Twitty.