The differences between Resistance 2 and Resistance 3 are stark, immediately noticeable as the game begins. In fact, even compared to Fall of Man, Resistance 3 has an entirely unique vibe. While Resistance 2 seemed to shed its focus on atmosphere for relentlessly bombarding players with over-the-top battles on a grand scale, Resistance 3 isn't worried about taking a breather to set the mood.
Oh, and those crazy inventive guns that I used once or twice before falling back on typical standby weapons? I don't know what I'd do without 'em now.
After playing through the first few hours of the upcoming shooter, I'm confident after some missteps with 2008's sequel, Insomniac Games is back on track to deliver with Resistance 3.
The opening sequence of the game finds the player in an underground settlement organized by humans in the midwest, more specifically, Oklahoma. Unlike in Resistance 2 -- where players were almost immediately given a magnum and pushed, kicking and screaming, into battle -- Insomniac sets a tone. The game's protagonist, former Sentinel soldier Joseph Cappelli, has shifted his focus from actively eradicating the Chimeran menace to simply surviving. Along with a cluster of human survivors, he lives a simple with his wife and kid, sheltered from the perilous threat of the Chimera.
Thankfully, Insomniac has also brought back its "weapon wheel," which pauses the action and allows players to thoughtfully choose weapons on the fly. This also means that you'll be able to keep on you all of the game's wild guns at any given time, unlike the frustrating "choose two" nonsense of Resistance 2. I also noted that the default controls have a more traditional first-person shoot mapping -- clicking the left stick sprinted, the circle button crouches, you'll throw grenades with the left trigger. This compared to Resistance 2's left trigger to run (and also crouch!) and the circle to throw grenades. While you were able to remap the controls (and all of this comes down to personal preference, of course), I think it's smart for Insomniac to adapt to more the more traditional scheme.
|5:00 PM on 09.22.2011|
Review: Resistance 3
Resistance has always been a bit of a strange series for the PlayStation 3. As an exclusive, it's always enjoyed added exposure and attention from press, but divisive opinions on its quality and the dated nature of its gamepl...more
|5:30 PM on 09.12.2011|
Live show: Mash Tactics plays Resistance 3
[Not sure what Mash Tactics is? I've included a clip from the most recent episode to show you just a glimpse of what you've been missing, you daft fool! You can see all of Destructoid's previously-aired live sho...more
|9:40 AM on 09.06.2011|
Resistance 3 'Survival' DLC coming October 3
Resistance 3 hits PlayStation 3 today, and Sony's already on top of announcing the first DLC for Insomniac's first-person shooter. The "Survival" pack will be hitting the PlayStation Store on October 4, and will be bringing a...more
|10:30 AM on 08.18.2011|
These Resistance 3 shots have a distinct lack of monsters
When I get given Resistance 3 shots, I want only one thing -- pictures of really gross Chimera, so I can look at them and say, "Eeww, those Chimera are really gross!" Unfortunately, somebody at Sony felt we needed to lo...more
|4:45 PM on 08.04.2011|
Resistance 3: Gone gold, day one patch, comes with demos
Would you like some fresh cut demos with your alien invasion shooter sequel? Well, you're getting it, like it or not. Lots of demos and other content are packed into Resistance 3, which Insomniac says has just gone gold. That...more
|3:15 PM on 07.28.2011|
Resistance 3 public beta early access starts August 4
Multiplayer beta action is coming up next week for Resistance 3. Today Insomniac talks dates and details. Those that got the special marked SOCOM 4 box are up first. You will get your chance on Thursday, August 4th. You...more
|10:00 AM on 07.25.2011|
Insomniac launches web-based Global Resistance game
Insomniac Games has launched a browser-based game called Global Resistance. The title will tie-in to the upcoming Resistance 3, giving players the opportunity to garner a number of in-game rewards. Global Resistance has playe...more
|9:20 AM on 07.22.2011|
Resistance 3 beta starts first week of August
At San Diego Comic-Con this week, Insomniac Games has confirmed that the multiplayer beta for Resistance 3 will kick off during the first week of August. Yup, that's only two weeks away. The beta will feature two modes -- Tea...more
|3:45 PM on 07.11.2011|
Resistance 3 demo this summer? Buy Battle: LA Blu-ray
If you're as hyped about Insomniac Games' upcoming Resistance 3 as I am, you might want to run out and buy the Blu-Ray for Battle: Los Angeles. The disc features a code that will allow you to download a demo of the upcoming s...more
|9:00 AM on 05.22.2013|
People actually like the Maverick Hunter reboot concept
Some time ago, we learned off a rather odd project from Capcom -- a gritty Mega Man X FPS idea that never saw the light of day. Yep, Keiji Inafune gave ex-Retro Studios alumni the idea to re-imagine Mega Man similar to Metroi...more
|3:00 AM on 05.22.2013|
Vote on Black Ops 2's new Personalization Packs
Two new Personalization Packs will be released for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on May 29, and starting this Thursday you'll be able to vote on which packs make the cut, Activision's Dan Amrich announced. Voting will take p...more
|6:20 PM on 05.21.2013|
Destiny also coming to the Xbox One
Not to be left out of the "Oh we're going to be appearing on the Xbox One as well!" parade is Bungie, as they too revealed that Destiny will be released on Microsoft's next-gen console. So that's Watch Dogs, Thief, Assassin's...more