mrsomeone77's Resistance: Burning Skies (PlayStation Vita) review

simple fun

So I was really excited to see a FPS like this finally hit a portable system! If I went back 10 years and showed this off to myself or practically anyone into games, heads woulda exploded from the excitement. But these days, reviewers, gamers, and critics in general have really expected way too much from their games. The gameplay here is fairly simple. You've played it before. It involves killing hordes of enemies on a pre-determined path. The story is nothing outstanding, but I never expected it to be. Movies and books tell good stories. If you want a really amazing story to go along with this game, don't consider picking it up. It's generic in it's story telling, and that's just fine in my book. Games are meant to be played, not watched with a bowl of popcorn...

I just wanted something fun. An FPS on the go that is a step up from the Doom and Wolfenstein stuff on the iPhone. The graphics are not mind blowing, but for a portable system, they are amazing. The screen glows with vibrancy as you run through the streets killing swarms of Chimera.

The dual sticks finally makes a game like this possible, and though some limitations are there after playing a home console (ie: not being able to push the stick in or have double the triggers), this is pretty dang close to a full fledged FPS from the big boy games.

Just please don't go in expecting that this will be on par with the PS3. It's not a PS3 game, and I doubt any Vita games ever will be. But to be able to play a competent, fun, and easy to pick up FPS on the go, this is jaw dropping. Just make sure to play on the difficult setting, as yes, the enemies are kinda easy and slow... thus why I couldn't give it a 5/5.


Other reviews for Resistance: Burning Skies (PlayStation Vita)

    Better than the professionals are rating. 0

    I'm not for sure if the reason for the low scores is because they compare this game to the console version or if they are hammering the overall score because the story isn't up to the level of other Resistance games. The only big negative I see is that the story is kind of generic and it isn't even bad it just isnt anything special so I do understand deducting for that. But the graphics look really good for a portable, second only to Uncharted. The multiplayer is really really good and having a ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    burning churning funk. 0

    "Holy napalm covered alien testicles Bat-man!" This game isn't as good as I wanted it to be. Yes it is the first first person shooter on the Vita, but it's lacking a lot of finesse. Button mapping would have been awesome. The multi is good, and frankly the games saving grace. SCE Bend studio should have worked on this instead of Uncharted for the vita. Resistance retribution was a better game with a tighter story line and if they had been in charge of Burning skies who knows how amazing it would...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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