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It's this arsenal that elevates Resistance 3's on-line multiplayer from its otherwise woefully familiar offering. The Chimera virus isn't the only disease ravaging the Resistance universe – it's contracted a heavy dose of CoD-itus, too. For instance, its small maps set in and around two-storey buildings, and its predictable modes, perks and killstreaks – not to mention its Leaper Corpse skill reward, which brings painful reminders of Black Ops' divisive Attack Dogs.
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It's also a tough grind when starting out. With no off-line bot mode like Black Ops or Killzone 3, or dedicated noob area as in Crysis 2, matchmaking games firmly favour veterans, with killstreaks only exacerbating an inherent imbalance between initial loadouts and the more powerful weaponry rewarded through progression. Despite this, Resistance 3's multiplayer provides compelling enough enjoyment as you earn your way out of noobdom to offset those initial, demoralising kill ratios.
Resistance 3 is a good game. Both its single-player and multiplayer might be highly derivate, but they're also robust and highly-polished offerings. But this is 2011, the year of the FPS. With Killzone 3, Crysis 2 and Bulletstorm already on the shelves, and with Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 just about to go to war, good just isn't good enough. ®
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Very atmospheric and _I_ like the story line _so_far_
Really enjoying this game
I have played both previous games, RFOM I prefered to R2, I like the weapon wheel and the narration.
The weapons are great fun and all different.
I am still on the main campaign not to spoil but after the New York shoot ups.
Haven't yet tried multiplayer as still on main campaign (also trying to get to level 45 on Killzone 3).
You really feel for Joe as you cross the country, You like the people you meet even if they are a bit cocky (yes Charlie Tent).
As to all the other FPS this year - the average person doesn't buy every game, didn't bother with Crysis 2 due to Killzone, Homefront looked poor, Bulletstorm was same time as KZ, also a lot of us do not jump on the CoD bandwagon.
This is an Insomniac game, they generally make very good games.
Controls pretty well with Move.
Personally for the Single Player it would be in the 80s, as to its most similar competitor (PS3 FPS so Killzone).
Controls KZ3 better
Story R3 better
Characters R3 better
Guns both are good Deadeye > VC32, STA52 > Carbine, as to pistol Magnum HE44 wins. Silly weapons R3 has it licked with the Atomiser, but KZ3 has jet packs and Exos.
Campaign length R3 10 hours so far, did KZ3 in about 6.
Graphics KZ3 but R3 are not bad at all.
Acting - similar not quite Uncharted standard.
As before my personal feeling is mid 80s, I prefer the SP to Killzone3 but have not yet done the multiplayer.
A nice touch is levelling the weapons through use, all are different rates, still on 2 with Rossmore despite lots more kills than the level 3 wildfire or Bullseye.
If you like story driven FPS buy it
Resistance 2 has been out for two and a half years. You probably don't want us to tell you that Darth Vader is Luke's father either. Or that Jesus gets nailed to a cross but comes back to life after three days. Oops.
pah, BF3 PC will be the best FPS this year, and next... back to 64 players, with jets and tanks etc. i cant wait! hopefully its not just bc3 with 64 players as BC2 was a bit of car crash IMO
i must admit i did enjoy kz3 with the sharpshooter & PSMove. its a nice bit of immersion playing with an actual gun :)
but FPS is still PC territory really.