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EDGE: Resistance 3 Review

B-movie cliché or heavyweight FPS contender? It lacks the connective tissue to join its bite-size skirmishes into a seamless epic, but as a lightweight pick-up-and-play romp, Resistance 3 is hard to resist.

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Drekken2476d ago (Edited 2476d ago )

Did we expect anything more from Edge? At least it wasn't 3/10.

Personally, this game is a solid 9/10.

LOGICWINS2476d ago (Edited 2476d ago )

7/10 means a good game in my book. I think this I'll be worth at least a rent when I finally get my Sharpshooter.

I would have preferred that Insomiac scrapped the competitive MP entirely in favor of a longer campaign and 4 player online co-op. Come November I'll be neck deep in UC3 MP so I'm not planning on playing RE3's MP for too long. Resistance 3's competitive MP doesn't look like anything I'd take as seriously BF3, and all the claims I've heard of unbalanced weapons doesn't help its case either.

buddymagoo2476d ago (Edited 2476d ago )

7/10 to me is like a 70% chance I will like it. That's how I view review scores anyway.

What I don't understand however is how some games are held to certain standards when others get a free pass.

LOGICWINS2476d ago (Edited 2476d ago )

"What I don't understand however is how some games are held to certain standards when others get a free pass"

Just curious. Can you give an example of this? As in, are there any complaints the author makes for Resistance 3 that he doesn't address in other shooters?

EDIT: Wasn't aware it was possible to disagree with a question. My English must be bad. You learn something new every day :)

xabmol2476d ago

A 7 from Edge is a 9. They review games funny.

Now where's the link to that article that proves their bias...

buddymagoo2476d ago (Edited 2476d ago )

@Logic

"it can’t compensate for the AI’s incompetence. Enemies charge you down like bulls or choose open spaces from which to attack"

I don't want to name names but there were 3 games rated higher which all have the same problems but weren't picked up on. Also there is a huge spoiler page 2 of the review which you wouldn't find (spoilers) in many other reviews.

Xabmol

Here you go
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz...

LOGICWINS2476d ago

Did these "other" games that had the same problem reviewed by the same reviewer? Different reviewers tend notice different things.

Number_132476d ago

your comment was great up until you added all that free pass conspiracy nonsense.
Speaking of passes, I hear this game requires an online pass for every unique psn id even on a ps3 that already has a pass. Can anyone shed light on this? To play split screen multiplayer, the extra player needs to pay $10?

Christopher2476d ago

***Did these "other" games that had the same problem reviewed by the same reviewer? Different reviewers tend notice different things.***

This has always been my issue with "big name" reviews. IGN, GameTrailers, GameSpot, Game Informer, Edge, etc. These aren't reviews of an individual, but reviews of a company.

As a programmer, when I develop a piece of code, it's the company's code. When a person performs a review while employed by a company, it's that company's review.

If the company had the sense to set internal standards, it would make them a lot more credible. If all we're going to do is say "it's a different reviewer with a different opinion" then why don't we get rid of the "big company" name and put the individual who is reviewing it in the title instead? Especially if those "big companies" aren't going to accept that they are promoting what they've left to a single person to do on their behalf.

Anyway, slight rant over with.

Drekken2476d ago (Edited 2476d ago )

@ Number_13 - Speaking of passes, I hear this game requires an online pass for every unique psn id even on a ps3 that already has a pass. Can anyone shed light on this? To play split screen multiplayer, the extra player needs to pay $10?

It seems like you can log on Player 2 with another account and play splitscreen multiplayer, but if the player 2 account tries to play solo after the Player 1 used the online pass key, they can't get online. This happened to my sister last night and when she went to get back on her account they asked for her pass again. Very weird and sad this is the only solution to used games they can find.

@Dread below - Is school out already?

NewMonday2476d ago

@LOGICWINS
out of long experience since i used to buy their magazine, they just generally suck, their taste just don't match most gamers (or you could simply say they are full of it). i wasted my time and money until i realized my gaming experience is a lot better if i stopped taking advice from them.

disclaimer: this is my personal review and opinion of Edge, it is not a fact.

SilentNegotiator2476d ago

Just Edge over-reaching on a PS3 exclusive as usual.

P_Bomb2476d ago (Edited 2476d ago )

@Logic
MP has classic hardcore so you can play without all the new berserks, streaks 'n' perks which addresses the only issues of balancing I've seen (invisible campers and impenetrable bubble shield kamikaze runners ganking lower level players).

Campaign doesn't need to be longer imo. Better to be well paced and know when to exit than to overstay your welcome. Alan Wake which I just finished and quite enjoyed, is one such game where I was ready for it to end 3/4 way through.

4 player online campaign co-op wouldn't work in the context of the story or the level design. The entire St Louis level would have to be reworked as would the enemies. Even the hardest parts would be a cakewalk with 4 guys with fully loaded weapon wheels. I do miss the 8 man seperate co-op campaign from R2 though with maps specifically designed for it. Hope they bring it back for R4.

@Number13
@Drekken
I just played an online match on a sub-account like an hour ago. No code needed. Was your sister on a different system? The sub-accounts on my system have no problem logging in.

xabmol2473d ago

Hey, thanks Buddy. Have a bub!

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lelo2play2476d ago (Edited 2476d ago )

Since i didn't think anything special about Resistance 1 and 2... a 7 from Edge for Resistance 3 is probably spot on.

I still remember Resistance 2 was way overhyped by many many reviewers. They gave it 9's an 10's, but when i played it, i thought it deserved a 6 or 7.

I hope Resistance 3 is much better the the 2nd one.

Why o why2476d ago (Edited 2476d ago )

trust me lelo...didnt like the second one at all especially compared to the 1st one.

@ Dread. Will you EVER just answer the articles being thrown up instead of deflecting all the time. Not seen you in any of the 9 scoring articles yet here you are trolling without a cause. Next time use your bubble to counter the article thats been posted instead of screaming with your fingers in your ears.

Just read

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz...

not hard..

andron6662476d ago (Edited 2476d ago )

Well Edge have always disliked the Resistance series, so this isn't really surprising. I remember they gave FoM a 6, and I don't think they liked R2 much better.

Personally I don't agree with that as I like the Resistance series, but Edge can do as they please...

Edit: Seems I remembered wrong. Edge gave FoM a 7 and R2 a 6. Still doesn't change that Edge aren't the biggest Resistance fans out there...

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Loudninja2476d ago

Huge spoiler on the 2nd page of the review.

Bumpmapping2476d ago

7/10 huh?Oh yea this is Edge!

Number_132476d ago (Edited 2476d ago )

Context.
Not saying I agree with their opinion, I'm just saying you twisted what they said a bit there to create a conflict in their statement.

Number_132476d ago

Lol, there's a guy named columbo with a 10 point approval power! Goodness gracious me, he can approve any article he sees fit on his own!! Such power should not rest on one man's fingers!
Sorry for going off topic there, I was just shocked to see that this had a 20/20 approval. Lol
Anyway, I expected Edge to give it a 6 so I'm pleasantly suprised.

xPhearR3dx2476d ago

That's because he's a mod or admin. One of those. Instant approve!!

SilentNegotiator2476d ago

Glad to see N4G is as "community-driven" as usual...

Nineball21122476d ago

Right, Silent... because if Mods help move things along in the pending section, it truly means we are stifling the will of the community.

Got it. Thanks.

Nineball21122476d ago

LOL! Yeah, it's scary to have people wielding that much power... oh, wait.

Edge is notorious for giving lower than expected scores, it seems.

Christopher2476d ago

But, Nineball, we all passed the "Spider-man" test to gain these powers!

Nes_Daze2476d ago

Edge is pretty harsh, just to say the least...so this game seems to be pretty much a B+ to A game.

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