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All the Resofun with all the Resogun

IndieMonth | 513d ago
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By Kyle

Bang, bang! Bang, bang, bang, bang! Shoot, shoot, shoot! Bullet, bullet, gun! Zap, zap, zap! Pow, zap, pow!

Continuing their legacy of crafting addictive titles built upon the backs of aggravating score-mongering, Housemarque have returned with Resogun, an enslaving side-scrolling ship shooter trapped in a cylinder that echoes the legendary classic Defender, but manages to be its own life-stealing demon.

Having been part of the PlayStation 4's launch lineup, even being so generously offered at no cost to PlayStation Plus subscribers in the system's early months (thanks to a hefty delay in DriveClub's development), Resogun has had a long opportunity to worm its way into the hearts and minds of PlayStation 4 owners everywhere. Easy to learn, difficult to master, Housemarque's latest venture embodies the spirit of the quarter-eating arcade machines that saw you feed unknown handfuls of coin into them simply for “one more chance” to leave your initials in the top spot.

Yes, Resogun is exactly like that, but it comes as no surprise that such a finely-tuned title, one that is being updated to this day, will leave you wanting more. Housemarque comes in as the great provider, expanding the title with well-crafted downloadable content to not only make an already fleshed out title larger, but draw you into this cylindrical vortex ever further. Or back into it, if you have temporarily forgotten the title for other, lesser games.

The complimentary patch (read: FREE) that many have already taken advantage of offers much-needed balances, but also gives players the opportunity to work outside of the current stable of ships to save humans and take on opposing forces. That is, you are able to make your own ships to do battle with. Whatever your heart desires is yours for the building. You want a ship to look like Doge? Wow, yeah, you do. Much destruction, very fly, such explode. Build a ship that looks like an X-Wing? Do it up and stay on target. We won't talk about the obvious weird stuff, but needless to say, you can do it.

Not only do you get that sweet ship editor, though, but local cooperative play is now available so you and a buddy can take to the skies and help each other out to save humanity! What better way to expand the core Resogun experience! And all without a penny out of pocket, thanks to the fine, benevolent people at Housemarque.

Beyond that, Resogun are also introducing a bit of content beyond that in 'Heroes,' a new expansion to the experience which brings two new modes to the ship shooter. Resogun's season pass, which contains 'Heroes,' will likely provide two major add-ons to the scene, though what sort of goodies we will see remains to be revealed.

With 'Heroes,' a Survival mode is added to the fray, as you take your favorite ship with a single life and attempt to survive through wave after wave of enemies. Sharing a fair amount with your standard Arcade mode, Survival comes as a challenge to those with the mindset of 'I can do better,' pushing individuals into a new death-defying situation with a certain finality each time you play. You will not survive.

In that same “death-defying” thought, Demolition mode gives you a new sort-of-power-up in the Wrecking Ball, which is quite like its namesake. Stretching far and away from the core shooting mechanics of Resogun, shooting is completely eliminated here in favor of launching this devastating orb into your foes for multiplier bonuses and screen-clearing effects. Beware, however, as the Wrecking Ball is not meant to wreck only the enemies, but you as well. The most interesting aspect of Demolition mode comes in the fact that it is so far removed from the core shooting that Resogun was built on, instead evolving a new level of strategy that players must acclimate to.

Enemies are just as ferocious as before, so you can easily find yourself surrounded without any way to defend, so some semblance of planning is necessary while you precariously maneuver your ship away from baddies and your only weapon. Mainstay players may not particularly enjoy this mode, as it is too far away from the Resogun you know and love, but there is a certain level of depth involved that is interesting enough to draw you in. Not only that, lots of ball jokes! Ball jokes galore! Ball jokes for everyone!

It goes without saying that Housemarque, like with every title, have poured their heart and soul into Resogun to create a title that not only exploded out of the gate (thanks to a little help from Sony), but still manages to keep players interested with new content that is both fresh and infectiously fun. Phenomenal work making Resogun so Reso-fun, Housemarque, even beyond the PlayStation 4's launch window.

Day 4 | Housemarque

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Alex_Boro  +   513d ago
This game is truly addicting.
Disagree  +   513d ago
picture looks like that claw thing from man of steel
F4sterTh4nFTL   513d ago | Spam
xHeavYx  +   513d ago
I hope to hear about new projects too
randomass171  +   513d ago
Who doesn't love a good ball joke? :P
oasdada  +   513d ago
spent countless hours of fun on super star dust XD
Sarobi  +   513d ago
Same here.
Utalkin2me  +   512d ago
Me too
user3050031   513d ago | Spam
shadowvisa  +   513d ago
very nice
-Alpha  +   513d ago
Glad to see you guys get the spotlight.
PSNintyGamer  +   513d ago
Now this peaks my interest
SpeedDemon  +   513d ago
The game has caught my interest since it came out, too bad I missed getting it thru PS+.
AgentSmithPS4  +   513d ago
I hope you make lots of DLC.
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Derekvinyard13  +   513d ago
This game puts a new spin on old arcade games
Robochobo  +   513d ago
Game looks amazing. Sadly, I haven't had the chance to try it out yet.
MasterofMagnetism  +   513d ago
Such a fun game.
beepbopadoobop  +   513d ago
I love this game! was one of the few games i enjoyed getting the plat for.
dictionary  +   513d ago
Will buy it for sure.
MightyNoX  +   513d ago
Fantastic game. Cannot be stressed enough. The natural evolution Super Stardust! But what's next, I wonder?
randomass171  +   512d ago
How about a full on AAA game with a story?
MightyNoX  +   512d ago
They stated in that other blog that storytelling is not their strong suit. :p
randomass171  +   512d ago
Okay, then a AAA game without a story. Many developers have done those! :P
MightyNoX  +   512d ago
On that, we can agree! ^_^
Mr_Danski  +   513d ago
The particle effects makes this game so much cooler, you dont see this kind of animation too often!
randomass171  +   512d ago
Better specs will do that. :P I agree, the particle effects really give this game a lot of visual flare.
rambi80  +   513d ago
Resogun was amazing. Still probably the best game on the PS4
Budobear  +   513d ago
I didn't realise just how different the demolition mode was.... I may have to purchase now.
Pillsbury  +   513d ago
Resogun is a great game can't wait to see what other dlc they will make.
mydyingparadiselost  +   513d ago
I really want to play this!
Mokastro  +   513d ago
Damn... guess it never will be seen it on PC
InFerNalWaRRi0r  +   513d ago
This game looks great fun, really want to get my hands on it
Emilio_Estevez  +   513d ago
Resofun, I see what you did there
punker  +   513d ago
didn't realise there was a season pass. sounds good!
BiggCMan  +   513d ago
Bought the season pass immediately, they deserve the support more than most big companies. I NEVER buy season passes either.
CyrusLemont  +   513d ago
Got this with PS Plus, I'm not big on arcadey/side scrolling style games, but this is quite fun. Reminded me a bit of Geometry Wars, not sure how though haha
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