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Submitted by kragg 549d ago | opinion piece

Vault Play: Resistance 3 | Splitkick.com

Splitkick: Since I got the PlayStation 3 later in its lifecycle, I missed out on playing the platform-exclusive Resistance series.Resistance: Fall of Man and the much lauded Resistance 2 were both flagship shooters upon their release, and marketed as Sony’s answer to Halo. However, Insomniac’s sci-fi epic was more akin to Half Life in its execution and narrative than any other AAA shooter. The game emphasized a dark and detailed narrative, as it followed the battles of US soldier Nathan Hale against the horrifying Chimera in an alternate history around the year 1950. After playing through the first two games, I recently finished the core trilogy off by playing Resistance 3; the final installment in the series created by Insomniac. (PS3, Resistance 3)

Pintheshadows  +   549d ago
I really like the Resistance series but I wish Insomniac hadn't played around with it so much.

I understood the need for alteration in the wake of CoD4, but even though I loved 2 I felt it was detached from FoM with its bright colour pallete and different feel. I wish they had ignored the outside influences and evolved what they had done with FoM which they eventually did with 3.

It's hard to describe exactly what I mean but if you've played them you'll know that all 3 feel different and have different tones to them as well. Not to mention drastically different MP. Admittedly 3 was close to FoM in its tone (and thoroughly excellent it must be said) but I think this IP had more to offer than what we saw.

Hopefully we'll see the Chimera next gen, perhaps with SSM at the helm trying something different with the IP. A survivalist game in this universe could be interesting.
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Blastoise  +   548d ago
I agree. It's a very confused series. For me it's

Competitive Multiplayer - Resistance 2
CO-OP - Resistance 2 (Eight player online was epic)
Single Player - Resistance 3

I also think the series had more to offer than what we saw, I loved the whole Outskirts of America feel they had going on. I like them all but they should have taken the unique feel and really gone all out with it. (See the Resistance 3 teaser trailer and you'll get what I mean)
kragg  +   548d ago
I definitely agree. The series in general feels like they took many chances with each installment, but not in a good way. More like they just experimented to see what would stick and what wouldn't. FoM and the majority of 3 were definitely highlights for me, and yeah, a survival horror game set in this game's universe would be potentially awesome.
chukamachine  +   548d ago
They should have kept the dark gritty feel of the original, and built a better engine for graphics, added new enemies with the invasion and taken you across the world.

Most of the development with FOM2 was with mp, But as nice as the large scale was, and the 8 player co-op. It still felt stiff.

The 3rd game should have been no.2.

Better graphics, some excellent character design, but need a higher rez, wasn't clean enough.

But overall I enjoyed them all. and hope they bring back Resistance4 for PS4.
specsmatter  +   548d ago
Still go back to Resistance 3 mp and sp frecuently. I was on a week ago but noticed although servers were still populated everyone was from like Europe or so i assume because they had their mics on and i heard no English lol hahahaha

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