Excerpt: If I had to list a number of development studios that make the best PSP titles, Sony Bend would undoubtedly be around the top of that list. These are the guys who took the smoldering ashes of the Syphon Filter series and summoned a phoenix from them.
Excerpt: Retribution stands as a bridging story between the first and second Resistance titles, following the destruction of the London fortress and the expulsion of the Chimera threat from old Blighty, it tells the story of the liberation of Europe at the hands of the Allied command and the French Maquis.
Excerpt: I don’t know about you but my PSP has been gathering dust pretty much since Secret Agent Clank came out last June. There wasn’t much to be cheerful about this past holiday season but Sony is committed to putting an end to that drought.
Summary: With “as good as it gets” controls, repetitive gameplay, and a barebones story,
doesn’t do much to distinguish itself from better games on the PSP. You certainly can’t call the action “bad,” and the weapons in particular are a lot of fun to use, but it just all comes off as fairly average.
Conclusion: Concept: This side story features a strong narrative, exciting run-and-gun gameplay, and a complete multiplayer experience. Is it as good as the console series? Absolutely
Graphics: No expenses were spared in the CG cutscenes, character models, or environments, making it one of the PSP's graphical...
Violent, portable third-person shooter for adults only.
Common Sense Media
20 September 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this is violent third-person shooter meant for adults only. The protagonist uses a large arsenal of weapons to kill enemies, including assault rifles, rocket launchers, grenades and shotguns.
Excerpt: One year ago the PSP received God of War: Chains of Olympus, arguably the best action game to grace Sony's handheld to date. It worked because it managed to bring to the PSP the series' trademark spectacular visuals and fluid controls.
Excerpt: Listen up, game designers – I may not speak for everyone, but as a whole, gamers are sick to death of the badass, wise-cracking anti-hero. Let's face it; the concept gained popularity in the 80's which, if you're keeping track, is coming up on thirty years ago… I'd wager that some of the folks who...
Summary: Retribution protagonist James Grayson is a talkative and brash counter to the solemn Nathan Hale. I have no problem with this change; it's Grayson's need for 1990s-style health packs and bland pop-up-and-shoot gameplay that brings this title down.