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 darlings
Sound: Character banter is constant, and the energetic score blends perfectly with the frantic firefights
Playability: A hassle-free experience that makes good use of...
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. The Oregon-based studio recently accepted a different challenge - to craft a handheld installment of the Resistance series.
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 end up reading this weren't even born yet!
Conclusion: I encourage anyone with a PSP to pick up Resistance: Retribution. This is beyond a doubt one of the very best games for the system, and it is fun to play for fans of the series, shooter experts, and gaming novices alike. The varied controls schemes make the title accessible for everyone, and the unparalleled presentation and engaging story should make believers out of anyone. Bravo Sony!
Excerpt: Resistance the Chimera on the Go. Resistance Retribution marks the third released Resistance game and takes place after the events of Resistance Fall of Man and before Resistance 2, but this PSP journey is brought to us by Bend Studios (creative minds behind Syphon Filter). Resistance Retribution begins with us meeting an outcast on death row in James Grayson, a former British Marine who defied orders and now faces the firing squad.
Pros: The gameplay mechanics are spot on, its a great entry into the Resistance series.
Cons: Like the console games the Resistance backdrop is more intriguing than the actual story being presented. The multiplayer is plagued with hackers.