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: Retribution Review PSP Serving as a bridge between the previous Resistance games on the PlayStation 3, Resistance: Retribution brings the war against the Chimera to the PSP. Following the assault on Western Europe in the months after Resistance: Fall of Man, Retribution offers a new protagonist and a third-person perspective, but does it invade the PSP with a passion or buckle in the face of its adversaries?
Excerpt: Developed at Sony Bend, Resistance: Retribution is the first title in the well-received Resistance franchise to appear on the PSP. A third-person action game, Retribution presents a side story to the events in the PS3 series, complete with a new protagonist and new areas in the campaign.