Resistance 2 is a worthy successor to Resistance: Fall of Man. Don't resist the urge to pick this one up.
These reviews just seem like they're sticking it to the developers more and more. It's almost as if these idiot review sites are daring these developers to make a better game the next round... Saying, "you did good but you fall short of greatness here's an 8 or an 8.5 we know you can do better." Then they hope these developers take them seriously and act upon it. It's lame. I'm just glad the user scores of these high profile games are indicative of what they really are as opposed to what some idiot wanna be journalist has to say.
Well said. Insomniac improved on EVERY aspect of the original game. This game deserves at least a 9.
But it seems that the changes, like not being able to use every weapon any time you want, or like not keeping the identity of resistance intact by keeping the health packs and some health regeneration and instead borrowing from other FPS this generation just to satisfy those that had complaints. It also seems that the story is short or that others were expecting something better. Stupid xbox fanboys already spoiled a bit of the end to me and frankly it's disappointing. Anyway, that doesn't mean reviewers should get any credibility, after all, they overlooked Gears of War 1 and 2 story length, the fact that Gears 2 doesn't have as many players or characters at one let alone the scope of resistance, the fact that it's only an improvement of the last game and not an overhaul like Resistance 2. Reviewers also overlooked the fact that Halo's storyline is horrible overall and it has very short campaigns. The multiplayer is the same as Halo 2 so why not offer it as a new expansion pack instead? Same for Gears 2, they could have just offered DLC extra episodes and extra modes and updates. That would have been faster and cheaper. I don't think R2 feels like an expansion pack unlike those games. The only thing that I find really interesting is that those that gave resistance fall of man low scores and PS3 games in general gave great scores to resistance 2, while the opposite can be said for those that liked the first resistance, but again I don't believe them since R2 is much better. In the end I don't disagree or agree with resistance score's since they are subjective. What I disagree with is how contradictory and hypocritical reviewers are when it comes to Resistance, Halo and Gears, where they deduct points on R2 that were overlooked on H3 and Geow 2, and things that R2 did well aren't considered and again overlooked in those titles. That's why I read reviews as a whole and realize how much better R2 actually is when compared to these titles with high metascores but not much to substantiate those scores. It's not like those flaws are hard to spot on any game anyway. Do reviewers still see Microsoft as an underdog that needs cheerleaders or what? Or are they on somebody's payroll? Or do they need to make themselves interesting by posting a review that's lower than expected?
I agree with what you said about the identity the first game created which gets lost a bit in the second. And it creates some disappointment, at first. But only at first. Do I want my old Resistance back ? The Weapon Ring (its actually a ring not wheel :), or the health system ? Hell, yeah, I would. Can I live without. Sure can. It doesn't change the quality of the game. I can only assume R2 is a game you start to appreciate after you play it for a while. And that's not after you've beat the campaign. Play it again, then maybe. Play the MP also, and your getting closer. But it really makes it a unique experience with its CoOp MP. This is the part, where just noobs like me can enjoy a great multiplayer. The ranking system is well balanced, XPs help you to progress. Even if you are not top of the list, it is just a pleasure to play with others in, e.g. a support role. It is quite satisfying to just be a medic and or a specialist to make sure the guys with the big guns survive. Because its a team effort. I have not seen a game on consoles yet, which implements this in a similar way. The result is quite surprisingly different. The bad thing about it, its quite addicting, too. But that part alone would raise it above anything available, and thus would deserve the highest score for a mile stone achievement.
a non bias review
Im surprised a playstation centric site didnt give the game a score of over 9, im guessing MS's check book reaches further than just the multiplatform sites right?.....right? Or maybe some games are good, but just arent as great as a lot of people think So people should stop accusing sites of being one sided
...That's not the point. You missed the point, congratulations.
Hes right, even if its not the point, people laughed at the 9 that OXM gave to Gears2. Now PSU gives an 8.5 to R2, but do you hear anyone laughing ?
"Hes right, even if its not the point, people laughed at the 9 that OXM gave to Gears2." ...I didn't laugh.
perhaps you didnt, laught, but a lot of people did, and put down on GeOw2 for only scoring a 9 from an official Xbox magazine.
The problem is sometimes that reviews find lame reasons to deduct points, other times that reviews are inconsistent, either because they overlooked the same flaws on other games, or because the reviews state: "Don't resist the urge to pick this one up. " Which is misleading considering fanboys (especially on the Xbox side) think an 8.5, which proves how subjective and ultimately meaningless scores are. " Or maybe some games are good, but just arent as great as a lot of people think " Or as I said, maybe scores are subjective and a 9 for you is a 8.5 for PSU.
to sum it up, it just seems when its a 360 game, it can be much of the same and still get 9.5/10 (gears of war 2), but when its a ps3 game and does much of the same (Resist 2, motorstorm 2) and in fact improves on most things, its just 'ok' and gets penelised for doing nothing new. You only need to read the reviews to see, its true!
This game did everything new... I dont get it. The gfx are not worse than say everyones favorite GeoW2... but it will get bashed for graphics.
This is amazing Sony fan boys are not satisfied on just calling a double standard on reviews. Every review done by a "neutral"web site that does not give high marks to a Sony exclusive is automatiaclly labeled as biased towards the 360 by the Sony defense force. now a review from a Sony fanboy site gives it a review( which is very good by the way) and is not what the Sony fans like then, you guessed it, it is also biased towards the 360. that is unbelievable. WOW. Of course the possibility that this game deserves a 8.5 is unthinkable. be gamers not haters peace
I love how people like you assume that just because people are saying that R2 should have gotten a higher score, that means they're implying that 8.5 is a horrible score. 8.5 is by no means a horrible score, but me and others personally felt it could have been a 9. That's all. I don't see why you're making it worse than it is.
I want my reviews from people who play the game daily and have some kind of gaming knowledge. It seems like these guys get the game, play for a few hours and leave it. They dont have clans/friends to play with. It is just a quick passing buy, slap a number and move to the next game.
well my review for this game is basically a nice 9.4, and i play this game like about every days now
Most of the folks that reviewed the game have little to no time in the multiplayer game and have run through the single player on casual only to get it out of the way and then post up mediocre reviews. IMHO, reviews are not needed for myself that is since I rent everything then buy the games that have legs and last a long time. I do however cannot stand when game review sites do not give a game a fair chance and rather than comparing it to it's prequel, give it bad marks when comparing it to another game entirely. I guess you could say that the game Resistance 2 is not the mediocre point here, it is just a mediocre review. I am playing the game right now and MHO of it is that the game is nothing short of a 9.5. Huge online and a good single player. What the game falls short on in single player, it makes up for in a huge online offering. The game has legs and it's well worth the 60 bucks.
i like how alot of websites talk trash about R2's visuals wen insomniac allready won awards for the great visuals and imagery. i love insomniac for their generousity to the fans and the fans imput ONLY. they allready know the critics biasedness and allready knew wut was coming to them and wut they were up against (gears2). but they listened ONLY to the fans. R2 GOTY yo. :)
keep dreaming, with 2.5 M sales in one weekend, and an average score higher then R2, its safe to say that if GeOW2 wont be GOTY, then R2 wont be either.
I would hope that neither Gears 2 nor R2 make GOTY but rather that award go to a game that I personally feel is a bit more inovative and one that has some great life to it... LittleBigPlanet is by far my top vote for GOTY and if I had to pick two others for contention it would be MGS4 and Fallout 3. If there were a fourth place... I might throw Dead Space in the list just because I am still thinking about that game and have been done with it for weeks now!
I realy dont understand why people are complaining about the review, hasn't it been done by a Sony magazine? so i cant see any "bias" against it. I think most of you are upset because it just couldnt manage to match up to gears 2 and after telling the whole world all year how it will blow gears 2 out of the water, you all feel like there is a great big egg right in the middle of your faces. 8.5/10 is still a good score, its nearly up to fable 2 which in itself was a damn fine game
Reviews are just opinions. You guys are in for a hard life if you get upset everytime someone disagrees with you. If you think the game is great, buy it and enjoy it. If not, don't buy it and play something else. 8.5 is still a great score
The reason it gets an 8.5 (still a great score) is because there are so many _other_ games coming out that deserve the big scores. However I agree with the point that whilst Gears 2 gets praised for its improvements over the original, R2 gets criticised for "just being an improvement", when actually, it does a hell of a lot more over its predecessor than Gears 2 does over Gears 1.
thats because gears 1 set a much higher bar then R1, making R2 better then R1 wasnt so hard as making GeOW 2 better then GeOW1.
"making R2 better then R1 wasnt so hard as making GeOW 2 better then GeOW1." Not you again. So then it's backward. While Resistance 2 is 2 times better than Resistance 1, it should receive higher review scores. Gears 2 is only 1.5x better than Gears 1. So it shouldn't receive all the praise. So in other words, Gears 2 is overrated and Resistance 2 is underrated based on your illegitimate logic.
reviews dont mean crap, all it matters about is how u feel about the game and if u like it, i love the game but that just my opinion, and thats what all these reviews are, OPINIONS, they dont mean nothing to any of us
Not doubt this site is owned by MS, enuff said!
Now Sony's fanboys going to think MS owns this site too.
I was actually extremely surprised about this review. PSU is known for having quite marked bias in favor of everything surrounding the Playstation 3. If they give this game 8.5 after playing it quite a bit, it means that the game deserves that score at most. Earlier reviews couldn't properly evaluate the online portion of the game.
Mmmmmmm .... All those deliciously insane fanboy tears from the likes of Pennywise.... so gooooood. I find it hillarious that even when faced with the facts, fanboys cant just accept that while R2 is a decent shooter, its competing in a pretty competitive market. Compared to the competiton, the experience it offers is actually pretty mediocre and generic. Do you actually believe that professional reviewers are as pathetically biased as the nut-jobs on this forum?
I beg the question, what do you think about Gears of War 2? Depending on your answer which I can see two possible answers. "Gears 2 is miles better than the first one! It features a crazy 5 versus 5 opposed to the pale 4 versus 4. It has a ground breaking stunning innovative cover system, that part 1 barely scratched. The graphics and lighting is 3 times better!" or "I think it's good." If you say the latter, then I respect your opinion about Resistance. If you say the former, then the bias is strong with this one. My personal opinion which nobody really cares but I'll say it anyway. Gears 2 isn't that great over Gears 1. Everything's much of the same with different maps. It's one big expansion with a stupider ending. It's a good game, but a poor sequel.
like i said in a comment earlier in this topic. The bar for GeOW was already very high, and for sure higher then the bar of R1 was. To raise the bar from R1 to R2 was less difficult then raising the bar from GeOW to GeOW 2, and still Epic pulled it off to make GeOW 2 better then GeOW. Now that, takes REAL effort.
good score but i dont think R2 deserves that...the game is leaps better than the first resistance and is the best fps game i've played this year..now this is my opinion but im just curious to what resistance 2 had to do more of...and quite frankly im confused but a lot of review sites...people complained about the narrative in the first game and now they complain that there is no narrative ??? (IGN) ??? granted they gave it an awesome score but the game is more centered on hale there are huge variety in environments not to mention scale...the controls are a lot tighter, the shooting is solid and fun, the variety of enemies and weapons is crazy, theres huge bosse battles and the online multiplayer...well...everybody knows about that haha so my thing is what more did R2 have to do? if anyone can think of something please tell me because im having a hard time figuring it out
ITs definitely a heap load better than the original, but thats hardly worth bragging about , is it? Apart from a handful of weapons, Resistance1 was just about the most vanilla shooter I've ever played. I honestly felt like i was forcing myself to play it. (although I must admit, the multiplayer was fairly fun for a while)
Reviews prove this game hasn't made a Huge improvement from resistance 1 let us all HOPE and PRAY their want be Resistance 3.
yeh... the 60 player add on isnt much or the co-op i guess the amazing gears of bland 2 really raised the bar huh!?! man what a joke haha wow they actualy managed to bump it up to 5v5 and look what happened! plauged with online problems and bugs :( the graphics look crap, i played it on my 40 inch lcd full 1080p and dear god i would have said they looked bad a year ago but out now! thats after the 20 seconds waiting for them to pop in thanks to the sh*tty broken unreal engine
Didnt like the first.Is this better?
You might. Resistance 2 boosts an extra graphical upgrade from R1, with a few hitches. It has pretty much more color, and the art direction is quite unique. Its 2 weapon system makes the pacing of the campaign faster, but can make it predictable at times. Animation is top notch... different reaction from different shots, AI is much better, and the multi-player is potentially awesome (havent gotten to it yet). My only complaint with R2 is the narrative flow of the story. Not as good as 1.
Were are my vehicles and Such?? And unlimited variety of weapons!!! The 8 player was monotonous and needs more alien creatures in the mix and bigger battles.!!!! This game was rushed beyond rushed missing about 20 plus percent of what it could be.
shocking score , to say the least
maybe playing Resistance 2? that's what i'm going to do now. i'm free tomorrow so i'm going to play the co-op for the next 12 or 15 hours. ;-) hey PP what happened with GeoW2? already bored of it? lol
How can you be playing Resistance 2 while making comments up to 2min before my comment?
Just finished it. Solid score. I'd give it a 9 personally, but not a bad score. :P I'll be playing it again tomorrow.
wats Insomniac workin on now that R2 was released... is it Ratchet & Clank 6... or something else.... does anyone kno?
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