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Resistance 2

version: pal (it) - year: 2008 - developer: insomniac games - publisher: sony computer entertainment - format: ps3, blu-ray disc - condition: near mint - rarity: common

This second chapter in the series received a huge facelift and everything moves very smoothly although the frames per second seem to be a bit on the low side.

 

A lot of familiar faces are back

 

...but some new uglier faces also joined the party.

 

This one for example enjoys to swallow rockets. And not just one!

 

Some of the new enemies carry devastatingly powerful weapons. Grenades and lots of shooting while taking cover is the key to defeat them.

Review - Resistance 2 closely ties into the plot of the first game and once again, you’ll have to fight off the Chimera invasion of Earth, this time around on US shores though.

Graphically, Resistance 2 looks even better than the first game, with a lot more variety both in the settings and enemies. Bosses are huge and really a sight to behold while the newly introduced weapons are satisfying and definitely better than the original ones. About enemies, not only their scale is at times groundbreaking, but they also provide some epic fights. Dealing with such huge monstrosities is really fun and the settings are generally very inspired. Other new smaller-type enemies have also been introduced though, such as the Grims which hatch out of cocoons and attack you "en masse". In that case, the screen gets literally flooded by waves of enemies which you have to deal with as fast as you can if you don’t want them to tread upon you.

Resistance 2 borrowed a lot from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and this can be seen by the limit of two weapons you can carry, the waypoints present in the map and your health which automatically regenerates after some time. Resistance 2 really feels like a sci-fi Modern Warfare, and this is certainly not a bad thing.

If I have to find some shortcomings, I would say that the two-weapons limit can sometimes leave you without any ammo, which can be a real pain, especially if that happens right after a checkpoint...so make sure you have plenty of ammo at least in one of the two guns you are carrying at any given time...

Also, this will be hard to explain but just like for Modern Warfare, I felt that the single player campaign was a bit superficial and I am still trying to figure out why is that. The singleplayer adventure is certainly not short, but somehow, the playing experience seems to lack depth. In multiplayer, this problem doesn’t seem to be so noticeable and the co-op mode is maybe the crowning jewel of the package.

Bottom line: Resistance 2 is a very solid and enjoyable FPS exclusive to the PS3. It is way improved over the prequel, but it still lacks something, maybe a soul, to be called a masterpiece. 8,5/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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