Reviews and Problems with Resistance: Burning Skies
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Resistance: Burning Skies
2 September 2013
Summary: For a long time, Sony has wanted to bring the console experience to handheld devices, and the PlayStation Vita represents its most successful attempt to date, armed as it is with impressive visual capabilities and a wealth of control options. Ironically, the Vita's early games ignored the Vita's strength in this regard, instead focusing on tech demos for touch controls in an industry where touch control has very much been demonstrated to death.
Gruesome sci-fi shooter is best suited for grown-up players.
Common Sense Media
23 July 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Resistance: Burning Skies is a bloody and violent sci-fi-themed first-person shooter. Players spend their time engaging aliens in vicious gun-based combat that often results in gushes of red blood and gore. Characters occasionally spout profanity in the game’s dialogue.
Excerpt: Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld is in trouble. The brilliantly constructed "handheld of the future" hasn't found the market foothold that is currently being enjoyed by Nintendo's 3DS, and there are a few reasons for this. Despite a pretty good lineup of games at launch, the Vita hasn't seen much support since. To make matters worse, the $250 price tag (that doesn't include the needed - and expensive - storage media) isn't setting off any crazed consumer demand, either.
Excerpt: Resistance: Burning Skies is all about the guns. Big guns, little guns, guns that let you see through walls. Big guns with little guns glued on the side. There are ugly aliens, too, and they make great target practice for all those big chunky guns . For those unfamiliar with the series' alternate history; World War 2 never happened, Nazis never existed ( yay ) and an extraterrestrial race called the Chimera has invaded the Earth to murder us and take our houses ( boo ).
Summary: I was hoping that " Resistance Burning Skies " would be one of those games which highlight the power on the Vita system yet ultimately almost every aspect proves flawed and an overall disappointment.
Excerpt: The Resistance series has made an impression on the FPS genre with its unique array of weapons, memorable setpieces, and engaging multiplayer. The series continues on the PS Vita, making use of the system’s dual analog sticks and touch capabilities with Resistance: Burning Skies. Unfortunately, Vita’s first FPS doesn't hold up to the caliber of previous Resistance games. Resistance: Burning Skies starts at the beginning of the Chimera invasion of North America.
Pros: Decent weapon variety, but not up to Resistance standards, Multiplayer is somewhat entertaining, but offers nothing special, Survival mode is fun
Cons: Uneventful story mode, Sound effects are sub-par and unpolished, Clunky controls
Conclusion: The hype machine put a lot on the shoulders of Resistance: Burning Skies and the initial multiplayer snags didn't help matters. Still, I have enjoyed it and I think anyone who likes the series will too.
Conclusion: Sadly, Resistance’s debut on the PS Vita is undone by the very concept it proves. In time, we may see first-person shooters thrive on this system, and that’s a relief, but Burning Skies doesn’t warrant a place among them.
Excerpt: Resistance: Burning Skies is an extremely important game for Sony. It’s no secret that Sony has been pushing the idea of console-quality games on their handhelds since the launch of the PSP. They soon realized, just as consumers did, that this meant more than just high-quality graphics. Without a second analog stick on the PSP the [...
Excerpt: Ever since the PlayStation Vita was shown to have dual analog sticks, the gaming community at large was frothing at the mouth for a chance to play a fully functional FPS on the go, and with Resistance: Burning Skies , we finally have the first of what I hope is a long line of shooters available on the Vita.