By Guest Blogger
Student at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division
Developer: Insomniac Games
Resistance 3 is a first person shooter developed by the world famous Insomniac Games (Also creators of Spyro and Ratchet and Clank Series). In this third installment, you play as Joseph Capelli, a different protagonist from the first two games in the series (Previous protagonist was Nathan Hale). Joseph must battle the chimera across the United States, the chimera have all but won, and Capelli is the world's last hope. Starting in Oklahoma and ending in New York, Resistance 3 has some awesome set pieces along the way!
There are some pretty huge boss battles that don't feel extremely shoehorned into the game like they were in Resistance 2. These enemies flow seamlessly into the experience, creating a realistic feeling threat throughout the game. Beside bosses, new enemies have greatly enhanced the gameplay as well. Some of the new enemies include long legs (Enemies that jump hundreds of feet into the air to move to a different location), invisible snipers, and leeches. Each of these enemies make you choose a new strategy when playing your game. You also find yourself wondering which gun you should use for each encounter, this creates a diverse set up that always keeps you on your toes.
I can't review an Insomniac product without mentioning the insane weaponry. Some of the newest additions to this installment are a blast to use. All weapons have a primary and secondary fire that allows for different tactical options. The Cryogun freezes enemies in their place and it's secondary fire shatters them with a powerful gust of freezing wind. If you simply use the secondary fire, you can freeze enemies and/or halt them momentarily. I think my favorite addition to the weapons isn't any specific weapon, but the upgrade system Insomniac Games incorporated into the game. The more damage you do with each weapon, the more it will level up. This made me use all weapons to see what happens when they upgrade to their full potential!
The story isn't on par with games like God of War or Uncharted, but it has a comprehensive story that will definitely keep your attention. Once you finish the singe player, you can jump onto the multiplayer! The multiplayer lets you slowly unlock weapons from the single player and allow them for use against other players. The more you play, the more skill points you will get. You can use these to level your weapons and abilities up. The multiplayer mode greatly increases the replay value of this game. Also, there is a co op mode for the campaign. Here, you can team up with a friend and tackle the single player experience together!
Resistance 3 is an awesome first person shooter and definitely worthy of being an Insomniac game. The game play is smooth, the guns are great fun, and the campaign and multiplayer will keep you hooked for some time to come! Definitely a must buy for fans of first person shooters.
Final Score: 9/10