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A Geeky Review: Resistance Burning Skies
Last Updated on Sunday, 17 June 2012 10:25 Written by Laddie13 Monday, 18 June 2012 12:00
When I bought the Playstation Vita earlier this year one of the titles I was most looking forward to was Resistance Burning Skies. I recently played through the game and while it wasn’t as impressive as Insomniac’s three Resistance games for PS3 it is a decent and portable addition to the Resistance franchise. Burning Skies was developed by Nihilistic Software whose work I was largely unfamiliar with aside from their PSN/XBLA title Zombie Apocalypse. I wasn’t sure what to expect from one of my favorite franchises being scaled down for a handheld by someone other than Insomniac. Uncharted Golden Abyss was a pleasant surprise so hopefully this would be too. Unfortunately Burning Skies is not on par with Uncharted’s first forray into portable gaming. Perhaps Sony shouldn’t have released Golden Abyss as a launch title as now it’s going to be a tough act to follow.
The campaign was somewhat disappointing for me, it’s at best mediocre. I wasn’t expecting the epicness of Resistance 3 but felt the story could have been better. Resistance is the rare breed of FPS that really excels in storytelling and great characters, it’s hard not getting emotionally attached. Burning Skies takes place in August of 1951 between the events of Resistance and Resistance 2. However if you have not played any of the PS3 series you can easily pick up this game as a standalone title. You play as firefighter Tom Riley whose wife and daughter are taken by the Chimera and he’ll stop at nothing to get them back. Along the way you will meet various NPCs but the only one that matters is Ellie, a female member of the Minutemen whose goal is to stop the Chimeran invasion of the United States. There’s one scene between Tom and his wife that is designed to pull at the heart-strings but I felt nothing. The voice acting is stellar but I just never bonded with the main characters which I think is mostly due to the fact that often the story seemed rushed.