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.
Did we expect anything more from Edge? At least it wasn't 3/10. Personally, this game is a solid 9/10.
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.
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.
"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 :)
A 7 from Edge is a 9. They review games funny. Now where's the link to that article that proves their bias...
@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...
Did these "other" games that had the same problem reviewed by the same reviewer? Different reviewers tend notice different things.
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?
***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.
@ 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?
@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.
Just Edge over-reaching on a PS3 exclusive as usual.
@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.
Hey, thanks Buddy. Have a bub!
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.
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..
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...
Huge spoiler on the 2nd page of the review.
7/10 huh?Oh yea this is Edge!
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.
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.
That's because he's a mod or admin. One of those. Instant approve!!
Glad to see N4G is as "community-driven" as usual...
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.
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.
But, Nineball, we all passed the "Spider-man" test to gain these powers!
Edge is pretty harsh, just to say the least...so this game seems to be pretty much a B+ to A game.
For EDGE that isn't a shabby score at all. R2 got 6. R1 got 7 five years ago when standards were lower.
here is what bugs the hell out of me. When it comes to sequels for PS3 exclusives they almost ALWAYS score lower than th original. Killzone 3, vast improvement over Killzone 2 yet it scores lower. Resistance 3, vastly better than R2 but again, scores lower. Same went for Infamous 2 and the list goes on. Bu yet every single Halo, Gears, Forza and COD game scores the same or higher than the predecessors. My question isnt if reviewers are bias because its as plain as day they are. All I want to know is why? Reviewers are like the abusive parent and the PS3 is like the kid. No matter what the ps3 does, the parent will get out the belt every time and beat it into oblivion. Killzone 3 fixed the controls from KZ2, reviewers bashed it anyway. R3 fixed the multiplayer balancing and campaign from R2, but daddy still not happy. Just like the kid who comes home with the report card and has 1 A-, better brace yourself.
kz2 is better than kz3 evn the devs said it
So what if Edge conspires? I honestly don't let other people judge how I will like a game before I even lay eyes on it. Why should you? So Resistance 3 didn't get a 9 from this publication. Is it going to stop us from enjoying it? Not really. At the rate gaming media is going, all of us should make our own blogs here on N4G and review games... (oh wait) lol. Just enjoy the games. If you like them, support it, if not, don't. Quite simple. Nobody needs to judge or convice you on how or why or what you like to play.
Hmm... so much typing on your part and it didn't score lower than the original and it is higher than R2.
What is with all the 7/10 reviews for this game? Edge just bumped it down to an 82 on Metacritic. I never thought I'd see it go this low.
Seems to me like a lot of reviewers simply don't know what they want. They asked for some of the changes in R2 yet now say it was too different. They asked for some of the changes in R3 yet the scores don't reflect an improvement over R2, which is still the highest rated Resistance despite being the most heavily criticized. Go figure. Thing is, for every 7/10 on meta' that says act 2 in R3 disappointed (Metro, IncGamers), there's three 9/10 reviews saying act 2 was great. For every 7/10 that said this is just a meh FPS, there's three 9/10 reviews that say it's one of the best FPS ever, including metacritic's own in-house 'Games Radar'. Problem with averages is all it takes is one 5/10 to drop what it took five 9/10's to build up. Then people only focus on the numbers and comparing numbers and it paints false negatives. Even the 7/10's seem to agree this is the best Resistance to date...yet they've made it the lowest rated and by a fair margin. It is kinda BS that way. It's like, do as I say but not as I do.
Edge lost it's way along time ago. Many online sites are awful as well. Go get the Halflife 2 equivalent. It's called resistance 3
Its been said already but a 7 from edge is a relatively good score. They gave MGS4 an 80 for Gods sake. Eurogamer Portugal gave R2 a 100 and gave R3 an 80, and R3 is considerably better. 9/10
A 7 wow. Still don't like Edge, I mean you gave Dead Island a 3/10... it's no 3/10 game... What's scary and sad is the sheep readers and subs on their website, oh but Edge is great!11one1! Lol no way.
Edge- "res 3, infamous 2 and witcher 2 are 7's out of 10's , but GTA 4 is a ten" Me: lol your opinion is worthless For those of you who loved resistance 1, this game is a return to form. It's somewhat a mix of the elements that made the first game good and the features that weren't crappy in the second one. Pick it up if you liked the first.
I guess I should note this is my single player opinion. I haven't had a go at multi yet. It's a fairly long campaign...I'm at 8-9 hours and I haven't completed yet.
It's like you're all in a cult or something. There is an "excuse" for everything.
I just beat the game the end is a bit of a let down but the journey was great! It had a better flow than the other two games but the story wasn't as strong as part2. 8/10 single player, MP i have really tried yet. look me up on PSN
i dont trust you EDGE
I love how Edge alway does the same thing with PS3 exclusives and people always jump to defend them. Everyone expected them to give it a lower score then many others and they did. And of course Edge is telling the truth because they gave it a lower score. The 9s weren't the 'truth' and the perfect scores weren't the 'truth' but the moment a site gives it below an 8, that's the 'truth'. And the funny thing is all the other sites that the haters insisted would give it a horrible review didn't. So now you are here hided behind Edge's skirt trying to justify their score. Its so pathetic. Where are all of your comments on the articles that give R3 it a high score? Those are practically empty. There are only four people commenting on the STN review below that gave it 5 out of 6
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