Resistance goes out on a high
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.