Resistance: Burning Skies (Game) Review

Resistance: Burning Skies

Released: 6th September 2012
RRP: £34.99
Publisher: Sony
Available on: Playstation Vita
Rating: PEGI 16

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Resistance: Burning Skies is the latest iteration of the acclaimed PlayStation series and the first on Sony's new Vita handheld. The game has much to live up to as Resistance is one of the most popular series on the PlayStation and much is expected of the handheld edition.

It is definitely worth playing this game before passing judgement as some of the reviews published both on and offline have been quite harsh. It is important to remember that the Vita is still a new console and therefore developers are still finding their feet programming it. I found that many of the criticisms I had read elsewhere were unfounded and that the game is a very solid entry for the series on the Vita.

Graphically the game is very good, maybe not quite up to Uncharted standards, but very good nonetheless and way ahead of any handheld shooter you'll have played before. The game does well to keep up with the action, only occasionally showing any slowdown. If there is a slight criticism of the game's visuals, its that they are often a little grey but this is nitpicking.

The game's sound is fantastic and once again showcases just how superior the Vita platform is to any other handheld device available. The music, voice acting and effects are all top notch.

I found the gameplay extremely similar to the PlayStation 3 games, so job done in this respect. Having two analogue joysticks available makes all the difference in handheld shooters and the gameplay is vastly more enjoyable as a result. The single player campaign is lengthy and comparable to most console shooters.

The online options are very good, providing an enjoyable experience, particularly in short bursts. There are options to tailor your character to your preference and the usual deathmatch and survival modes. Again, its a very solid accompaniment to an impressive game.

Overall, Resistance: Burning Skies is another quality title in the Vita line up and comes recommended for both newcomers to the series and fans alike.

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