More Reviews
REVIEWS Grim Fandango Remastered Review
This little light of mine. I'm gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!

Funk of Titans Review
It’s always particularly tough to find the funk of a game when it already doesn’t have much rhythm.
More Previews
PREVIEWS The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Ma Preview
I wish I could claim some mastery over this topsy-turvy classic starring elf boy who saves princess. Predictable, right?
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES RUGBY 15
Release date: 02/01/15

DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round
Release date: 02/17/15

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE
Release date: 02/24/15


LATEST FEATURES LyteShot Blasts Laser Tag Into the Future
It's a wand. No, it's a sword. Wait, it's a gun. Oh, it's a LyteShot.

Developer Spotlight: Rockstar Games and the Case for Innovating DLC
We’re looking at some of our favorite or highly regarded developers to kick off 2015, though a wag of the finger goes to Rockstar for leaving us hanging.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES PlayStation Downloads January & February 2015 - Monopoly, January's Free PS+ Games
Have you been playing online with your PlayStation devices? Make sure to get these free games for the month of January in our weekly update feature.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
Finally Broke My Crowdfunding Rule
By oblivion437
Posted on 01/12/15
I've had a long-standing rule to avoid getting involved in any sort of crowdfunded activities.  I didn't donate to Shadowrun or Wasteland, but I did buy and enjoy both of them (I'm plugging both of those games right now, just so you know they're good).  I haven't...

Resistance: Burning Skies Member Review for the PS Vita

Ivory_Soul By:
Ivory_Soul
09/26/12
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Action 
PLAYERS 1- 8 
PUBLISHER Sony 
DEVELOPER Nihilistic Software 
RELEASE DATE Out Now
M Contains Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Violence

What do these ratings mean?

The Good: Excellent graphics, touchscreen controls are intuitive, lots of weapon upgrades

The Bad: Incredibly short, average multiplayer, too much recycled from past games, weapon upgrades don't feel as fluid as Resistance 3, uninteresting characters and story

Resistance is a series that should have stopped with the third game. The series is really starting to run itself into the ground because it ultimately fails to fix issues with previous games or add enough content to deem it an individual sequel. Burning Skies is a bare bones Resistance sequel that doesn't really add anything new or interesting to the series. The multiplayer is average, and as it stands, Burning Skies is only good as a weekend rental.

You play as Tom Riley who is a firefighter that gets caught in the middle of the Chimera war. His wife and daughter are taken away by them and he will do anything to find them. Don't think this is some heartfelt story like Resistance 3 because it isn't. There isn't really that much story here because the campaign is extremely short. You can probably beat this in two long sittings or about 4-5 hours. The characters are uninteresting and the voice acting isn't nearly as good as the console games. The way it sits now, I forgot about this game the second I finished it.

It doesn't help that there just isn't anything memorable in this game. It copies everything from the past games and doesn't do anything new. The only thing new is probably the touch screen controls for secondary weapons, that's it. Touching the screen and sliding the circle where you want projectiles to go is pretty intuitive. The Mule lets you slide back on the crossbow for bolts, and tagging enemies with the Bullseye is as simple as pressing the enemy on-screen for a second. I also liked the fire axe melee button on the side which came in handy. Even dragging grenade icons to where you want to throw them was a nice touch. One thing I also liked was that there was no health bar so you don't have to rely on getting health packs, however, you die just as quickly. A few shots and you're down! This game carries over the relentless difficulty from past games which I didn't like.

You can upgrade your weapons again, but not like in Resistance 3 through use. Picking up Grey Tech allows you to unlock 2 of 6 upgrades for each weapon at all times. Each weapon has three red and blue upgrades, but only one of each color for each weapon can be active. This system was alright, but finding the Grey Tech was a serious pain and isn't as intuitive as upgrading through use. You can also collect hidden files in the game, but I also don't care for this very much.

There really aren't any bosses in the game except the terrible one at the end. Shooting red glowing objects and being able to be instantly killed in one hit is just unfair. The game in general is just seriously lacking any of the huge epic moments from the PS3 games and even the PSP game, Retribution. The graphics are great and some of the best on the console so far, but they could have done more with his. The visual style is pretty mundane and feels recycled from the first two games. The Chimera are all the same with only 3 or 4 different types that we have already seen. Burning Skies could have been a whole new game on its own like Retribution for PSP, but instead it just copied from past games and added a Vita shell around it. This is a great weekend rental, but nothing really more.


More information about Resistance: Burning Skies
 
Resistance: Burning Skies
fullfullemptyemptyempty
Views: 1093 Review rating:
Reviews by other members

comments powered by Disqus