Re­sis­tance goes out on a high

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Tech - MIKE WIL­COX mike@ hy­per­ac­tiveg­ames. com

RE­SIS­TANCE 3 RRP: $ 109.95 ( Re­viewed on PlaySta­tion 3)

★★★★★■

RE­SIS­TANCE 3 is the lat­est se­quel in the PlaySta­tion 3’ s flag­ship first-per­son shooter ( FPS) fran­chise, and it’s also the clos­ing chap­ter in the tril­ogy’s sto­ry­line.

That said, there is a dif­fer­ent pro­tag­o­nist in the lead role this time and the game’s cre­ator has put ex­tra ef­fort into de­liv­er­ing a more en­gag­ing story. The end re­sult has re­ally paid off. Fans of the se­ries can also ex­pect a vis­ually more de­tailed and stylish pre­sen­ta­tion than the pre­vi­ous games, high­lighted by ex­cit­ing set piece bat­tles against tow­er­ing ad­ver­saries and cin­e­matic cut scenes that drive the story along.

This 20-chap­ter fi­nale takes a bit to re­ally draw you in, but when it does it makes for one en­ter­tain­ing and un­sus­pect­ing thrill ride.

Gun play has al­ways been at the heart of the Re­sis­tance se­ries and while it wasn’t ex­actly flawed in pre­vi­ous games, the as­sort­ment of new and re­turn­ing weapons are no­tice­ably more re­spon­sive.

The limit on how many you can carry has been lifted too, per­mit­ting play­ers to carry any­thing and every­thing they col­lect along the way.

For bet­ter or worse, the old re­gen­er­at­ing health sys­tem has been re­placed with health packs which are scat­tered through­out the environment and also dropped by en­e­mies.

The so­cial aspects of the game in­clude the op­tion to play through the main story cam­paign with a friend ei­ther by your side or online, plus there are fa­mil­iar mul­ti­player matches for up to 16 play­ers.

If you own the mo­tion-sens­ing PlaySta­tion Move con­troller, this can be used in place of the tra­di­tional PS3 con­troller, though I sense ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers will pre­fer to stick with the con­trols they know best.

Re­sis­tance 3 sends the cur­rent saga out on a high note, even if it doesn’t ex­actly rein­vent the wheel.

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