Submitted by hulk_bash1987 1188d ago | review

Resistance: Burning Skies Review | GamesRadar

The Resistance series has made an impression on the FPS genre with its unique array of weapons, memorable setpieces, and engaging multiplayer. The series continues on the PS Vita, making use of the system’s dual analog sticks and touch capabilities with Resistance: Burning Skies. Unfortunately, Vita’s first FPS doesn't hold up to the caliber of previous Resistance games. (PS Vita, Resistance: Burning Skies) 4/10

hulk_bash1987  +   1189d ago
So painful to hear cause I love the franchise and I have a Vita. Damn looks like I have to wait two more weeks, till Gravity Rush comes out, to buy a new game for my vita.
JoGam  +   1188d ago
Did you know there will be Demos in the PS store tomorrow for both Resistance and Gravity Rush? Who knows, you may like Resistance after all. Happy Gaming!
ReservoirDog316  +   1188d ago
Generally speaking, even if a game has almost universally bad reviews you might enjoy it (loved Kane and Lynch 2) but it still might be wise to wait till the price drops on these kinda games.

If for no other reason than it'll probably drop $10-20 within a month.
hulk_bash1987  +   1188d ago
I might just do that, Money is getting tighter for me so I cant really gamble on too many games any more.
miyamoto  +   1188d ago
Resistance: Burning Skies review
The Vita’s first FPS falls short
Words: Lorenzo Veloria on May 28, 2012

The Online MP Mode is not up until May 29, 2012 today.

Wait until the embargo lifts.

This is how reviewers make their money. Hits & clicks.

I will be waiting for more info.

Classic Game Room HD here I come.
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MastaMold  +   1188d ago
Is everyone here a child or what please make your own decision the demo comes out tomorrow and judge it youself damn this is getting sad when people cant think for themselves
ReservoirDog316  +   1188d ago
Haha, just saying but it's kinda sad when people also take anyone else's opinions as worth less than spit.

You should use a wide spectrum of things when choosing something. Demos, word of mouth, reviews from reviewers that click with you ect.

To just completely write off reviews seems needless or too extreme.
hulk_bash1987  +   1188d ago
Listen, It isnt a childish thing to heed someone else's words/opinions. I was super excited going into it but just hearing the same things pointed out by multiple gaming outlets has killed my expectations. And just so you know I don't put much stock in the number rating but the content in the review is what concerns me. But that's not to say Im completely damning the game altogether. Only that it is no longer a day 1 purchase for me.
morganfell  +   1188d ago
Well Reservoir I have to disagree. When those people work at a site driven by how many clicks they get, when those people have no published standards on how they review, when those people have zero editorial policies, when those people have demonstrated time and again they flip flop from game to game on what they like and dislike then it is perfectly fine to treat their opinions as less than spit.

Reviews have become just what you said, opinions. It's about what the reviewer liked or disliked. These people have forgotten, or else they never knew how to review games for the gaming public, for the demographic. They have never been capable of making an objective assessment without injecting 99% of themselves into the equation.

If they want the public to visit their site and heed their opinion then they need to write for that audience. Not sit behind their keyboard like some tin horn dictator "I really am Napoleon!"

What's next? I have to get to "know" the reviewer to comprehend their mad whims? No thanks. No reviewer, no site is more important than the game. Some of these no talent people writing these attempted reviewers could use a lesson in comeuppance. They write about the industry. THEY ARE NOT THE INDUSTRY. In fact they are ruining the industry we love with their 5-10 point scale that ignores the laws of mathematics and averages.

No, if they want me to count their opinion then they need to inject less of it and they need to be reviewing games for me and my fellow gamers as a whole, the public, not writing articles about what they like or didn't like. They just aren't that correct or charismatic for me to care.
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Pixel_Enemy  +   1188d ago
I plan to get Resistance and find out for myself. FPS on the Vita with multiplayer can't be a total waste of money.

Many people reviewed Uncharted Golden Abyss unfairly since they compared it to consoles too much when it is an amazing handheld experience. Maybe this is exactly what is happening here.
ronin4life  +   1188d ago
Sure he can play the demo. But if it yields the same conclusion for him as this review, none of you would be satisfied.

It is getting poor reviews, and is being seen as underwhelming by many for real gameplay and design issues. Denying these truths isn't helping anyone or proving anything. And buying a (potentially) bad game because it has a specific name attached to it will only tell developers that they don't have to work very hard to get a sale.

Instead of getting hung up in this, admit the truth to yourself, everyone else, and most importantly the devs and the industry while telling them "I expect better". Or else, things will only get worse.
Pixel_Enemy  +   1188d ago
So you blindly follow what reviews say without wanting to try it out yourself?

You said there's no need in even trying the demo..
Godchild1020  +   1188d ago
I find these reviews to be BS. I have had the game since Friday and started playing a little bit yesterday, a lot today. I'm having a blast, I have died a lot but that's becuase I suck at FPS, but I'm having fun. And that's the point of playing games.

I don't have to hold the D-pad to run, just tap and use the analog stick to move. Yes, the graphics are not the best and don't show off the Vita's power, but its not bad that you can't play the game and love it. If you liked the resistance series, you will be able to get into this and if didn't, its a welcoming entry.

The touch controls are well put and come in handy sometimes. There's always that time where you will end up touching the screen when you didn't really mean to. I'm not far, but I'm enjoying it. It's the first real FPS on a handheld console and it works well.

With all that said, my 40 dollars was well spent and this will hold me over until Gravity Rush comes out.

Edit: I just want to say the story does have its WTF & Holy Sh*t moments. I would say what they are, but I hate to spoil it for those that are picking this up.

Also the load times is not as bad as most sites are saying it is. Modnation is bad, Resistance is manageable. If not decent.
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dark-hollow  +   1188d ago
i think my money will be on gravity rush then /:
360GamerFG  +   1188d ago
What a shame, they managed to dilute the franchise's pedigree with this.
At the very least, these reviews explain the late review embargo. They probably weren't too confident about it themselves.
Look at gravity rush, they knew they had a winner so they made sure everybody knew weeks before it released. With this, they waited until the very last minute. Says alot don't it?
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smashcrashbash  +   1188d ago
No, your just talking crap as per usual. Your eagerness to explain what happened with Resistance is annoying at best.
MasterCornholio  +   1188d ago
I agree with you that Gravity Rush seems like a fantastic title to own in the Vita and that its one of this gens (handheld) best games. Can't wait to download the demo because if I enjoy it I will purchase it.

brettyd  +   1188d ago
Preordered, will find out for myself tomorrow.
gamingisnotacrime  +   1188d ago
I will take the bite
When I am through with it I will have my own opinion about it
DeeZee  +   1188d ago
Okay, it's safe to say this is a bad game. This is the third bad review it's received today. The only places that are giving it high marks are the PlayStation fan sites. And we all know they can't be trusted.
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InTheZoneAC  +   1188d ago
I would've agreed with you a couple years ago, but now you'll find some games getting lower scores than from top reviewers like game informer, ign, gamespot, game pro, etc...
dubt72  +   1188d ago
But, but, but...(slow tear tickles down).
rob6021  +   1188d ago
There's also the effect that reviewers actually read other reviews before they post and adjust their score accordingly. I mean why wouldn't you since most of them don't want to be criticized for having a review that's different.
andibandit  +   1188d ago
The excuses on this site just get better and better.

Face it, the game isnt very good. If you like it Fine...the moment you start putting the blame somewhere else it's pathetic.
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grailly  +   1188d ago
I remember calling it when it was announced. I can't find the news anymore, but I stated that it "needed more work" and I got so much hate for it.
ddurand1  +   1188d ago
Im concerned that the gms reveiws are lacking because of unfair comparisons berween this gm and its console counterparts .

Guess ill wait till the demo tjough to pass judgement
admiralvic  +   1188d ago
Well Resistance is in a bad place. People want to know how it stands up to a console experience, so the comparison seems logical. If they base it off previous experience, well the lack of a second thumbstick (or required attachment) makes it an automatic 10. Most likely it is more of a proof of concept and nothing more.
ddurand1  +   1188d ago
you dont compare a chevrolet cruze and a chevrolet corvette Z06 and downgrade the cruze because it cant match the vette.

same logic.
Moncole  +   1188d ago
They should compare it to the console games because Sony is saying the Vita is a console experiences, its only fair.
xflo360  +   1188d ago
Yeah but the point is that this is the FIRST fps on the console so it was never gonna b up to the level of the ps3 games.
r21  +   1188d ago
ok, now im confused :L well, ill just have to try out the demo soon whether or not im buying it or saving money for unit 13 or grav daze.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1188d ago
Just bought it at Walmart. Enjoying so far...
SaffronCurse  +   1188d ago
Still getting it anyways, reviews don't sway me from enjoying games.
Ethereal  +   1188d ago
Same here. I want to try the demo out and make a honest judgement. I am usually overly easy to please =)
Ethereal  +   1188d ago
Hmm I trust GamesRadar the most. Ill give the demo a swing and if I like ill pick it up. If not ill wait a bit and buy gravity rush.
rob6021  +   1188d ago
I've had the game since Friday (target.com sent it early on accident) The first section is kind of dull, but it picks up later on, get's less repetative. Graphics are hit and miss, lighting is nice but some models are low poly/detail. there's no frame-rate problems. It's a solid FPS and impressive to play something like it on a handheld, but it's still short of Insomniac's efforts. It is pretty close though. With that being said there's a whole boatload of generic fps out there this could go head to head with and beat that get better reviews than this.

The game isn't $60, it's $40 it's a 2/3 offering, it's also on less powerful hardware and it should be reviewed as such, - which hasn't been the case for IGN and Gamesradar who want to compare it to a full price console game.
Hicken  +   1188d ago
Your review of the game just now is better than most of the reviews I've read this year.
AusRogo  +   1188d ago
Getting it either way, will try the demo just incase though. But I love the Resistance franchise and this looks like the first true FPS on a handheld.
sprinterboy  +   1188d ago
The review slates the game for shooting then finding cover until chimara are dead then repeat, well not being funny but isn that what all games generally do, uncharted, gears etc. Play the demo and see for yourself, day 1 for me. A 4 seems harsh imo.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1188d ago
I'm almost done with the campaign. The reviewer is wrong. There is a great mixture of run-and-gun and cover mechanics. It is well paced and fun. I don't get these reviews at all. Please pick it up. You won't regret it. :)
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1188d ago
After playing through half of the single player, I can safely say it's a very enjoyable experience. :) Not sure what the reviewers were playing, but it's a good story with pitch-perfect game play mechanics.

Then, there is the multi-player. THIS is where the game got addicting. I absolutely LOVE the multi-player. You get into the matches very quickly, also...unlike any PSP game. Lol. If you pick it up for nothing else, get it for this.

I highly recommend the game to any Vita owner. Again...no idea why anyone would give it a low review.
BXbomber  +   1188d ago
thx u made my purchase more at ease now lol looking forward towards the game now
souljah45  +   1188d ago
They need to stop comparing this to ps3 games and rate it in terms of a handheld. The same guys would probably give nova 3 an 8 or more
Moncole  +   1188d ago
They should compare it to the console games because Sony is saying the Vita is a console experiences, its only fair.
byeGollum  +   1188d ago
:) Can't wait to get my Vita, Resistance: Burning Skies, Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Gravity Rush.

If you like the resistance series, chances are you'll like burning skies. Don't take the reviews seriously.
CommonSenseGamer  +   1188d ago
Its not the killer app Sony gamers have been talking up for the past 6 months though is it. This is not a system seller.
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dafegamer  +   1188d ago
really a 87 on metacritic seems like a killer app
to me as a new IP
ChunkyLover53  +   1188d ago
I'm not trying to sound like a douche, but I seem to recall a lot of hating going on in a lot of games that were poorly reviewed for other non Sony devices, and I didn't see anyone at that time using these types of excuses.

This is the ugly side of this site that I don't really like, this game is getting thoroughly bashed and while I haven't played it, universal negative reaction is usually a good indication on how bad a game actually is.

This game just doesn't look very good, which is a shame since it was one of the games I was hoping would lead to me buying a Vita finally.

I love the Resistance series, but this was handled by a less than reputable developer.
DivineAssault  +   1187d ago
i played the demo which was single player & it seemed "OK" but not a 4 or above a 7.5 either so far.. i dont care about it as i dont like shooters too much but Sony shouldnt put their NAME on the game if the quality isnt there or put a well known franchise in the hands of someone isnt credible.. Its not worth the $4o price tag so demo or rent it first ppl.. Gravity rush is a much better game worth the money

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