I have high hopes for Insomniac's Resistance 3, but after playing the multiplayer beta, I am changing that to - I had high hopes for Resistance 3.
"After playing a few rounds of the Resistance 3 multiplayer beta, I get the feeling that this game will be great...as a solo campaign game." Sounds like the entire article and reason for author to dismiss the games entire multiplayer is based on "a few rounds" of a beta. Terrible article with way too many spelling and grammatical errors to be taken seriously.
I loved R1 and R2 multiplayer, especially the co-op in R2. I simply did not enjoy R3 multiplayer. It felt like COD (of new) meets Halo and was all about rewarding players for running and gunning. However, the visuals were fantastic.
Thank you for the input Chaostar. I tried to fix it a bit based on your input. Sorry, I wrote it at midnight after a 7 hour round trip to the beach with family in tow. I was exhausted and the laptop was on my lap, in the dimly lit living room (all were asleep) with PS3 controller in hand. I did mention this was a beta and I understood what beta's were released for. It just didn't do anything for me. I loved R and R2 and I did see R3 in play recently and the game looked awesome. I just hope the MP portion is improved (there were lots of bugs and problems) in the few short days they have.
Don't mind him. Anything bad about a Sony product and it's instant bash mode. Let's be real here. Resistance's multiplayer has never been one of the big boys. Just another average shooter in a already crowded genre of average shooters.
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i agree , for me r1 is probaly the best resistance game ever, after playing r2, they changed to much for it to be the same... and r3 feels the same to me, all the charcter models look so different, i hate it! also is it jsut me, or did R2 and the resistance game on the psp play and look similar??
Totally agree with everything you said. This game blows. The resolution drop is unforgivable. I cannot even believe fanboys are okay with it. This thing just looks bad imo for a 30fps game. Insomniac needs a serious reinvention of their graphic engine. Besides that, I still thought the game was horseshit. I wouldn't pay 20 bucks for it. 15 at most for the single.
Ah, now I feel bad for giving you a hard time about it, not many writers take my (somewhat sharp) criticism well. I understand it's your opinion but my problem was mainly that, it would seem, you haven't really given the game enough of a chance to be voicing a useful insight. The downgrade in resolution is true enough though and it's something I'm dissapointed in myself, however I've never seen resistance as a graphical showcase but more like an engaging player experience with fun and innovative weapons. I also did not experience the lag/frame-rate issues you did and have played much more than "a few rounds". Thanks for revising your work and not taking offense to my blunt tone, none was intended :)
This is an ACTUAL beta... The reason it suffered so much is because of PSN going down delayed their internal testing, giving them overall less time to work on the mp portion of it. The final version will be much more refined and the beta did help unlike many in which the beta is just a promotional tool.
I couldn't get into a single game during the beta. I have a good connection so it certainly is not the connection. Also I have no issues with other games and betas I downloaded before. It really gave me a bad impression about the game so I decided to think twice before I buy.
But you haven't even tried it yet...
Worthless opinion piece.
I thought the beta has been killer and reminds of the first Resistance a lot.
I was bored with the beta at first but I staryed to get more interested while I played.
Yes like Estranged pointed out, this is an actual beta to be used for bug finding purposes and such not just promotional use. If you are such a resistance fan you would be following insomniac games on twitter where they would actually say, "testing new servers so you may be kicked out of your game" "glitches are being worked on as we speak, patches are coming tomorrow" etc. You can't have your entire opinion about game changed from a "few rounds" in a beta since the beta is only about 60% of what the actual game is going to be like. That's why it is called a beta not a demo.
There is a Mega Whopper of a PATCH coming out soon for Resistance 3 so make sure u guys have plenty of Hard Disk Space.
656mb is not PLENTY of space. Even those who (still) have the first 20gb launch model have PLENTY enough space for that patch.
and over generalizations people make about R3 - The game does not play like COD. Its entirely skill based. You'll find yourself having to unload ENTIRE clips into people just to kill them if you are shooting limbs or the body. It rewards aiming at the head. In COD you can shoot someones toe three times and get a kill. - The layout of the controls is what many are used to. Halo and COD control schemes are the most used. Resistance 2 was slightly different with run at L2, but the change is minor at most. - Yes, the graphics aren't mind blowing but that is because they put more into effects than resolution and textures. (Although surprisingly, the campaign looks WAAAY better than MP. Here's Rajman's gameplay of the first hour or so, he's a member here http://www.youtube.com/watc... There aren't a lot of games like R3 out there. A lot of them don't punish players for poor aiming to try and be "realistic". R3 is refreshing in a cluttered FPS genre in that it features upgradable, exotic and alien weaponry and abilities and also features factions that actually play different (different HUD and killstreaks for Chimera and humans. I can't wait to try the full game with all the abilities and game modes. The best news is that you can play R3 without all the extra stuff by playing hardcore mode in the full game.
Thanks for the input guys. It just seems very generic. And, the visuals were kinda just there. Nothing new. Like I've played it before. Pretty much the same reason I stopped playing COD. Same old...same old. I can't wait for the solo campaign. Resistance games are one of the games I actually watch the cut-scenes cuz they draw me in with their storyline.
Yes, change your judgement on an mp beta (which is an incomplete portion of a title) and not to mention the fact that IG has said that a day 1 patch will fix many of the known issues people are experiencing.
Heavenly Snipes - thanks for clearing some things up. I can't wait for the game and I will be giving MP another chance. I guess this particular beta wasn't very impressive compared to others. Knowing Insomniac and what they are capable of, I have total confidence in them.
No patch is going to fix those abysmal graphics. Fanboys like to claim this and that and defend every title they love. I don't give a flying fack. Insomniac is outclassed by all their peers in gfx engines at this point. They bring nothing new to the table and they still cannot tell a story worth ****, though, A Crack in Time was the best they ever did. Still, sub720p is pretty rad if yer retarded I guess. But but all those effects! which are still shitty looking because the game is in low resolution. I love PS3 games, but I cannot do this stuff anymore after I got a beastly PC. It kills my eyes to see anything below 720p with quincunx. God all fucking mighty why are they still using quincunx?
Sure, I'll defend it: When I'm having fun, I don't give a FUCK what the graphics look like. Must be why I (and a lot of other gamers) STILL, to this day, enjoy playing older gen titles too. Because, in the end, gameplay and fun are always what matter most, not graphics. Insomniac make fun games, and all the Resistance games are great for that reason. GTFO troll.
I think every Resistance fan (myself included) wants better graphics from Resistance. But I assure you, you are gonna miss out on a really good game simply because you are a graphics whore. Jeez are all PC gamers like this?
Yes the QAA should not have been used when they could of employed MLAA for the same cost or less. Yes it is sub HD. But when you watch the single player campaign it pretty much makes sense (except the QAA). They have alot going on in the single player mode and they have done a fantastic job of building something that many developers strive for and few ever succeed at "Mood". They seem to have truly brought out the desperate feeling in the single player that I have witnessed and with twice as much going on as upposed to many other games I can see why they scaled back on the resolution (not saying I like scaleing back resolution) but I can see why.
"I swear I was playing COD. There really was no difference between the two" You can't be serious. First off there's really not a lot of camping. Secondly you actually play as a team and hold sections of the map as you fend off the opposition. Third the amount of shots it takes to go down make it NOTHING like COD. Each encounter with a player is an all out battle, much like Halo. In COD you hide and pop off 2 shots from behind a crate to kill everyone. I felt the way this guy did when I first started playing cause I sucked. I strongly believe you EXPECTED it to be like COD, thus played it as such and didn't get what you wanted out of Resistance.
Well i expected it to be cod like and it sort of was killstreaks and such wasnt there before the character felts crazy fast like the ones in cod and the way it felt when i plaued felt like it too. While there are some differences with the games such as bullet damage and things the gane just didnt have the same feel as it did in R2 it was too easy. You would never reach lvl 24 in less than 2 days in R2 just wouldnt happen. All in all tge game felt like cod it nay have took a lil bit nore skill the cod but not much. I feel this is another game that has its mp ruined by adding cod elements. For me R3,KZ3, socom all got ruined by adding these things
Author's complaints about graphics are petty, to say the least. I get way too absorbed into shooting people in the face to give a damn what my hand on the gun looks like, or which way the blades of grass are blowing (seriously wtf--by the way, they'd be blown by the wind, which of course would blow them all in the same direction.) Also, I played the beta about 15 hours since it was opened to the public, and just played U2 online today, and I have to say R3 during gameplay looks as good if not better. And then the author has... absolutely nothing interesting to say about the gameplay other than "generic", which it definitely isn't. How about mentioning the special guns, loadouts, new killstreaks, modes, etc? Nope, nothing. Here's my impression of the beta: bug-free, very well balanced weapons, fun gameplay. Will be a great multiplayer alternative to those who aren't fans of CoD's noob friendliness. My only complaint, actually, is that the aim-assist is too generous for my tastes--but it's certainly a LOT less strong than CoD's full-on auto-aim.
Exactly. The secondary options on the guns alone separate it from ALL FPSs. This guy must've played 2 matches and left.
The Beta reminded me why I love the Resistance series so much.
to be honest, I hated the beta when I first played it. after playing for a good 2 weeks, I enjoyed it a lot more then I expected. I still beleive however that this game is to similar to R2 which is a let down imo. I think what made me dislike the game was the fact that the mp maps felt so.... bland. like there was nothing special about them, they were both stale with nothing that makes it fun or "wow" in my eyes. second was the way the character models felt similar to r2. they just didnt have that same feel as they did in R1. What I did enjoy however was using the different amount of weapons and customizing every single weapon i used. This is what made me enjoy the beta because it made me want to keep playing and upgrade all my weapons.. all in all, the beta was decent. I saw the progression it had made since it first came out and it seems pretty stable now but it just didnt give enough for me to throw down 60 bucks for it..
Took me a while to get used to. Still am. But it is indeed fun, refreshing too. On the purchase list.
I don't care for multiplayer that much. I don't really see why that moves so many fps games nowadays. I prefer single player games over online. Online is good for when you are just trying to kill some time. I liked the R3 beta though. But I would have liked a single player demo more.
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