Insomniac Games have provided some additional details (lobby text chats, plus more on player count and abilities) regarding Resistance 3’s multiplayer.
Matchmaking?? So, no more servers? I was hoping for some custom games, hopefully some private matches are possible. Hope split-screen co-op is there. Hoping for a theater mode, deep, deep stat tracking, tons of objective modes, and I hope they replace killstreaks with pointstreaks Disappointed in lack of a co-op MP, hopefully story will allow for some customization too, like Halo.
Resistance 3 still has 2 player online co-op for the campaign, as well as text chats in the lobby and dual-login from the Resistance 2 among other things. Most complained about the MP co-op in Resistance 2 claiming that too much was going on too (probably why it's not there in this game). Didn't really matter either way with me. Can't wait to try out the Resistance 3 beta though. Sounds and looks like ALOT of fun.
What do you mean "too much was going on"? I always thought everybody loved 8 player co-op.
I meant it as in "too many players". Some felt that 60 players were too much (MP in general) as well as the complaint that there was too much was going on onscreen (8 player coop) things could get pretty hectic). Guess they were overwhelmed. Personally, it didn't matter to me.
Yeah i cant wait to try the beta out as well..
People are way too concerned about the online multiplayer. Am I the only one who cares about the story and new elements in the singler player? @Alpha-Male, And no, not like Halo. If I wanted to play something like Halo, I'll go play Halo.
I'm concerned about R3 in all honesty. Campaign co-op is an awesome return for the series, but they're dropped the co-op of R2 and apparently the online supports up to 16 players? What made R1 and R2 MP so much fun was its large number count. I know some thought 60 was too much, and maybe even 40. But 32 seemed like a manageable number. I'm sure R3 MP will be great but I'm slightly worried.
Matchmaking? F**** no. First Killzone 3 and now R3. Server lists rock...not match making. "Waiting for a game, waiting for a game, still waiting...finally, a game. What? There's only four players online. Screw this. Quit. Waiting for a game, waiting for a game..." Insomniac has totally lost the plot and are trying too much to copy the success of MW with fewer players, confined warfare, no vehicles, matchmaking. Will now pass on this franchise and save my money for Battlefield 3....and hopefully Warhawk 2(Starhawk).
There's lobby text chat! Awesome
I know people don't like it because it's like COD, but I think Killstreaks are damn fun. Yes, I have now signed my death warrant on N4G, but they really make the game heart-pumping and exiting. Whats the point in getting kills in games for no rewards?
Resistance 3 is going to be epic.
I'm kind of sad with this.... Is it just me or does this seem like even less then what Resistance 1 and 2 have had ? Why take out 8 player co-op ? I find it stupid and dumb. Seems like this is a trend with a lot of games. They remove stuff that add more for replay value and fun. I'm already disappointed... Sigh the point for a sequel is to build up on what made the previous installment good. So Killzone 3 disappointed me now Resistance 3. I pray for the Love of god don't make Socom 4 a disappointment or Uncharted 3. Those are the last 2 games I really am looking forward to now. Why as the years goes on we get less features or take features out ? I find no reason why they would get rid of CO-OP.
Resistance goes from 64 players in 2006 to 16 players in 2011. Sounds like a case of Crysis 2 syndrome.
R1 was 40 players. They are probably going for something more tactical rather than the clusterfuck that R2 was.
You avoid the clusterfest by increasing the map size and adding vehicles.....then gameplay becomes more tactical and alot more fun. Play a 16 vs 16 Warhawk match to see how awesome gameplay can be by simply having large maps with vehicles and giving players the freedom. The Resistance is waning.
As long as the game is fun i'll be good. Alot of people hated 60 player mp, but i loved it because it was always chaotic and i love that, just mindless multiplayer i didn't need to focus on anything but just having fun. It's sad to see that the 8 player co-op isn't making a return, that was honestly the best feature r2 had to offer.
Maybe next gen they will make a super HD remake of R:FoM! fingers crossed.
After reading what they are doing with R3, it's clear that the Resistance is now dead. Resistance could have easily been a Halo Killer had it been set in "Modern times," had modern weapons and vehicles(jeeps/tanks/helicopte rs/Jets) and large MP maps, as well as a slick user interface and appealing narration. But Insomniac didn't do this with R1, R2 and now R3. WTH?
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