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.

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hulk_bash19872091d 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.

JoGam2091d 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!

ReservoirDog3162091d 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_bash19872091d ago

I might just do that, Money is getting tighter for me so I cant really gamble on too many games any more.

miyamoto2091d ago (Edited 2091d 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.

MastaMold2091d 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

ReservoirDog3162091d 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_bash19872091d 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.

morganfell2091d ago (Edited 2091d 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.

Pixel_Enemy2091d 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.

ronin4life2091d 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_Enemy2091d 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..

Godchild10202091d ago (Edited 2091d 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-hollow2091d ago

i think my money will be on gravity rush then /:

360GamerFG2091d ago (Edited 2091d 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?

smashcrashbash2091d ago

No, your just talking crap as per usual. Your eagerness to explain what happened with Resistance is annoying at best.

MasterCornholio2091d 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.


brettyd2091d ago

Preordered, will find out for myself tomorrow.

gamingisnotacrime2091d ago

I will take the bite
When I am through with it I will have my own opinion about it

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