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.
Conclusion: Resistance: Burning Skies ultimately wins its battle to bring console-style first-person shooting to a handheld platform. No, you won’t find volumes of content or progressive new ideas, and the forced touchscreen controls are a minor strategic bungle. However, the well-paced single-player campaign is punctuated by a strong and varied weapon set and online multiplayer that hits an unprecedented level of quality for a handheld.
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.
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: 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.
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 [...