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Submitted by QD 1429d ago | opinion piece

The Resistance Isn’t Over: Unfinished Stories in Games

As the video game medium continues to mature, so do the narrations and tales within them. Stories are integral to the experience, so it’s important for their creators to finish them on the right note. The Resistance franchise always struggled with its identity, with each iteration being different from the last, but its story and mystery kept them all fused together. After more than five years of struggling to fend off Chimera for humanity’s survival, with just a one minute announcement, many were left asking, “That’s it?” (Gears of War 3, Insomniac Games, PS3, Resistance 2, Resistance 3, Resistance: Burning Skies, Resistance: Fall of Man, Xbox 360)

Lelldorianx  +   1430d ago
There are untied ends everywhere you look -- companies are leaving ever more reasons to return to a series and milk it at a later date, as do movie franchises.
farhsa2008  +   1430d ago
Resistance is my favourite franchise, i fell in love with FOM, I hope there are many more games to come.
Ghost250  +   1429d ago
Resistance imo shits on killzone.
cpayne93  +   1429d ago
Single player does but killzone has better multiplayer imo.
Ghost250  +   1429d ago
killzone 2 just has too much grenade spammers and people spawn trap on that game way too much and killzone 3 people wanna plant fucking claymores everywhere it starts to get annoying. resistance multiplayer was pretty good on 1 and 2 not so much on three sadly. but hey different strokes for different folks
DigitalRaptor  +   1429d ago
I prefer Resistance for their campaigns.

Resistance 3 was one of the most underrated shooters of 2011!
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2pacalypsenow  +   1429d ago
its a shame it sold so bad , for such a good game its better than 1/2 the games out there that have sold over 1m
Ghost250  +   1429d ago
yeah it really sucks man, resistance is one of those rare gems in a over-saturated genre that definitely deserves more attention than it got.
ReservoirDog316  +   1429d ago
That's honestly the reason Insomniac put aside the Resistance franchise. No one ever really supported it. I bought all 3 within days of it coming out but I was one of the few. You can't blame them either. Too many games with very little profit isn't good.

It's sad. I really loved Resistance. The controls in R3 were literally perfect.
Knushwood Butt  +   1429d ago
Clearly you didn't play it with Move...
mayberry  +   1429d ago
rfom was such an awesome launch title! That and motorstorm 1 kept my launch 60g very busy! any more would be very appreiciated! Cant wait for starhawk, dust 514, last of us, last guardian, and now for some journy! good times ahead!
2pacalypsenow  +   1429d ago
ahh Motorstorm still remember being amazed by the tire marks made on the mud :) good times
r21  +   1429d ago
man, the ending for R3 kinda disappointed me. wish they could have expanded further after the game with a 15 min scene about the future, not just still images during the credits.

also SPOILER->it was nice to see malikov being respected by josephs family<-SPOILER. maybe the next resistance will take place during modern times.
dc1  +   1429d ago
Im with you.
Loved R1 and although Im in the minority...I loved R2 more.

Although the mood and atmosphere was much better in R3, it felt like it was stripped of several different game play assets(-mostly multiplayer-).

I also believe that you (Insomniac) can not/should not have kill off Nathan Hale as cavalierly as they did without some sort of dedicated insight in R3. I light monologue of how his death save the word didn't cut it.- He was a very interesting lead character- very giddy/likable.
Lastly, Jo Cacilie(sp) was a complete -arse- in R2 .... so looking forward to playing as him wasn't a key selling point for me.

By the way :Very very well written piece.

Forgive the typos as I sent this from my phone.
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GamingManiac  +   1429d ago
I'm with you, played the living hell out of RFoM and R2, R3 on the other hand was such a huge disappointment on every level, SP hurt my feelings lol and MP.... Absolute crap compared to R1&2.... ;(
cpayne93  +   1429d ago
I understand why some people feel that way because it felt more like a spin off than a sequel. R3 was more survival horror than a big epic sci fi war, but that should kinda be expected considering how many humans were left. The story had a much different focus, gone was hale and the war theme, and now we had capelli, some angry dude without a whole lotta character development from R2.

Still though, in the last few hours of the game you had all your weapons and had to use them strategically against several different chimera, those last few hours felt like classic resistance to me. I also love them bringing back health packs, R3 is still has one of my favorite campaigns of all time.
ginsunuva  +   1429d ago
Still waiting for James Grayson to return from Russia.
I could care less about joe-shmoe firefighter in New York.
KingofGambling  +   1429d ago
I believe Sony is going to put the Resistance franchise on hold until the next gen, than Insomniac will develop Resistance 4 for the PS4.

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