More Reviews
REVIEWS Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunk Review
I was confident in my Dark Souls abilities. Then From Software released new Dark Souls II DLC.

The Swapper Review
One of 2013's best indie games swaps its way to Sony platforms.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Pillars of Eternity Preview
For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES CounterSpy
Release date: 08/19/14

Tales of Xillia 2
Release date: 08/19/14

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Release date: 08/19/14

Madden NFL 15
Release date: 08/26/14


LATEST FEATURES An Updating List of PlayStation 4 Updates We Want
Sony and Microsoft have been updating their consoles regularly, but we wanted to share our own ideas for updating the PS4 firmware.

An Updating List of Xbox One Updates We Want
Microsoft has launched Xbox One and done its best to follow Sony's lead and its even secured some exclusive software, but we want more.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Picking Your Gender: 5 Industry Professionals Discuss Queer Identity in Gaming
Women from Naughty Dog, ArenaNet, Harmonix, and Gamespot unite to talk about what they want from games in terms of diversity.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oneshotstop
Call of Duty will never be the same
By oneshotstop
Posted on 07/28/14
       We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...

DAILY MANIFESTO

Resogun Heroes Is the Best Kind of DLC

Posted on Thursday, June 12 @ 12:00:00 Eastern by

I got to go hands-on with Resogun’s Heroes DLC yesterday in Sony’s E3 booth, but more specifically I played several rounds of the Wrecking Ball mode that’ll be added. While Resogun’s install base has probably moved on to other games, Wrecking Ball offers quite a few totally unique changes to the formula.

First of all, you’ll notice that you don’t actually have a gun to shoot in Wrecking Ball mode. Instead you’ll charge up a shock wave to bounce an orange ball into enemies, hazards, and more with extra balls available as your score continues to skyrocket. Time slows down as you charge up your blast and a red line appears next to the wrecking ball to give you an idea of how on-target you are with your trajectory. Enemies continue to pursue your ship so you almost need to focus on avoiding hazards as much as you watch the wrecking balls fly back and forth, but getting a few bricks to bounce around and ricochet off of each other proves incredibly satisfying.

It took me a few tries to get used to the mechanic, especially since the base Resogun game got laser-focused on precision shooting to the left or right and these wrecking balls can bounce diagonally up and down on their way around the circular level. Resogun’s Heroes DLC is important in how smartly it changes the stock game while keeping true to the original experience. Other downloadable packs would do well to attempt such a creative new look at their original gameplay loops.

Take your average game of Resogun and consider how rote it becomes after you’ve played a level several times over. The keepers appear in the same place, right? The enemies generally follow the same patterns and you’ll have to rescue the little green dudes in almost the same order. You can use bombs when you’re in a jam and your gun will power up over time as you eliminate specific enemies but almost none of that holds true in Wrecking Ball mode.

I’m eager to play more of the DLC and revisit Resogun as it's sat dormant on my PlayStation 4 for a few months now. The pack will cost $4.99 on the PSN Store and aims to be out in just a few short weeks. Stick with GameRevolution for more from E3 2014 as we continue to crank out previews, news, and impressions from the show floor over the next week.

Related Games:   Resogun
Tags:   Resogun, E3, Sony, PS4


comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution