Video game review number one hundred and ninety one in my 365 Games in 365 Days project is "Resistance 2".
I am not sure whether or not I will ever be able to be a big fan of shooters on the PS3. For me, it's difficult to enjoy playing them on a PS3 controller. It's almost as difficult as it was when I first switched from the keyboard and mouse on a PC to a controller for Halo on the Xbox. I'm not giving up, because I'm aware that these transitions can take a while.
Resistance 2 has some potential...as in minutes, I've already become comfortable with the controls, even though the triggers are STILL not the fire buttons. While it's still a little clunky to move around at times, I feel like I'm getting the hang of it.
The game itself is pretty interesting. It's the classic humans vs. aliens scenario, on a pretty large scale. The story takes place in the 1950's (I think), and you're armed with a mix of human and alien weapons. Sometimes, you have an old fashioned machine gun or a revolver....and sometimes, you get some sort of bad-ass plasma thing to shoot aliens with.
Whenever you're outside, you can look up in the sky and see huge ships invading the city you're trying to defend. More than one mission took me aboard one of those ships, and I have to say...it was not disappointing.
Most of the enemies you fight are mindless two-hit alien zombies, but you'll also come across little spider-things and occasionally, a huge monster that will be more than a little bit difficult to put down. Among the many stats it tracks, this game features a death counter, and so far I've died over 40 times.
The levels are all different, except for the fact that you have to shoot at waves of enemies until you get to a boss of some kind. Each boss so far has been pretty different, and while I don't want to spoil any of the fights, I will say I had a particular favorite....and it was an airborne battle.
Overall Score? 7.5/10. Definitely a good shooter...and for the first time, I have no big complaints about the controls on the PS3. I'm not sure whether or not I'll beat this game before I return it...but right now, I'm having fun with it. It's starting to get a little bit repetitive, but not in a terrible way. Definitely a good adventure, and I think it's worth playing.
Trophies: Here are the first few I've earned. I plan to earn some more. :-)
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