Resistance: Burning Skies PlayStation Vita

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  • Summary: As New Jersey fire fighter and National Guardsman Tom Riley, you come face to face with the brutal Chimeran invasion force in this shooter built from the ground up for Vita. This latest installment in the franchise focuses on a new mission that parallels and complements the existingAs New Jersey fire fighter and National Guardsman Tom Riley, you come face to face with the brutal Chimeran invasion force in this shooter built from the ground up for Vita. This latest installment in the franchise focuses on a new mission that parallels and complements the existing Resistance storyline. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 63
  2. Negative: 10 out of 63
  1. May 29, 2012
    88
    Delivers everything you want from the first ever real first person shooter on the Vita: action, story, and multiplayer.
  2. Its insistence on your covering the screen in fingerprints is occasionally frustrating, but otherwise this suggests a very bright future for the FPS genre on Vita.
  3. Aug 3, 2012
    70
    Proof that first person shooters can work perfectly on portable consoles. The arsenal is as good as ever in the Resistance-series, but the campaign is quite short and forgettable.
  4. May 29, 2012
    60
    The shooting is top notch, but poor pacing and bland environments ensure you never engage with what's going on, and technical hiccups and formulaic game modes sour the multiplayer. This game proves the potential power of the genre on its device, but not the potential excellence of its own franchise.
  5. Jun 22, 2012
    60
    Resistance: Burning Skies had every right to be an excellent product from nihilistic, but the lack of innovation makes it feel like chewing gum.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jul 4, 2012
    50
    Familiar foes and even familiar ideas await to present a paint-by-numbers challenge. Despite occasional clipping, frequent atmosphere-breaking occurrences of bodies blinking out of existence, and an ally who literally warps to your next objective point, Burning Skies isn't a terrible game – it's just horribly average. Admirable ideas are matched by disappointing decisions. [July 2012, p80]
  7. May 28, 2012
    20
    It is visually atrocious, interactively vapid and incomplete to a degree that a full retail price is an insult. It's tempting to buy this just to have something new on the system, but good things come to those that wait, and it's hard to imagine anything not being good compared to this mess.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 114
  2. Negative: 15 out of 114
  1. May 29, 2012
    10
    After playing through the single player campaign, I can safely say it's a very enjoyable experience. :) Not sure what the reviewers wereAfter playing through the single player campaign, I can safely say it's a very enjoyable experience. :) Not sure what the reviewers were playing, but it's a good story with pitch-perfect game play mechanics. It is anywhere from 5 to 8 hours, depending on which difficulty you choose. There is some replay value here, specifically with gun upgrades. This will keep me busy for weeks, at least.

    Then, there is the multi-player. THIS is where the game got addicting. I absolutely LOVE the multi-player. You get into the matches very quickly, also...unlike any PSP game. Lol. If you pick it up for nothing else, get it for this. I highly recommend the game to any Vita owner. Again...no idea why anyone would give it a low review. The graphics aren't terrible either. They're fairly good for a handheld title. It may not look AS good as Uncharted: Golden Abyss or Wipeout 2048, but it's pretty close. It's a must-buy!
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  2. Jun 7, 2012
    10
    Do not hesitate about purchasing burning skies because it is one of the best vita titles available. You cannot find a portable FPS like thisDo not hesitate about purchasing burning skies because it is one of the best vita titles available. You cannot find a portable FPS like this on any other handheld device. Expand
  3. Jan 18, 2014
    9
    I would like to give this game a 8.5 but i rounded up

    Great game. Pretty good story too. I liked that their wasnt no **** ass aim assist.
    I would like to give this game a 8.5 but i rounded up

    Great game. Pretty good story too. I liked that their wasnt no **** ass aim assist. I also liked that i was a Legend and no some guy who does all the work and get no credit in the end.

    I hope they make another one i feel like their was some unfinished business with that random girl. Like it set it up for us to hook up and then i walked away.. wtf
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  4. Mar 2, 2013
    8
    Resistance Burning Skies is a worthy addition to the Resistance universe. Its a bit linear and the audio falls a little flat but we areResistance Burning Skies is a worthy addition to the Resistance universe. Its a bit linear and the audio falls a little flat but we are talking the first FPS on the system (see Red Faction PS3). Its an exciting start. Its £15 on Amazon and you get a decent length campaign, upgrades for weapons, a variety of weapons, good crash detection, head shots, stack overheat kills, trophies, boss fights, mixed ranged and up close combat. All in the faltering 50's alter-universe of the fading Resistance franchise. I rate by considering the system/hardware/lifecycle and comparables. It got pretty slated but to me an objective look can see its strengths the closest comparison is Resistance PSP (which was brilliant) and this is better, much better... Expand
  5. Feb 14, 2016
    7
    its a decent Ps Vita Shooter however the game feels empty as its only 6 missions all which are pretty simple only hard part was the final bossits a decent Ps Vita Shooter however the game feels empty as its only 6 missions all which are pretty simple only hard part was the final boss fight, Add to that the story is ok to not interesting as it feels like its just missions. Overall is a solid shooter with good weapons, but the story is not entertaining enough to recommend it to hardcore fps fans. Expand
  6. Aug 19, 2012
    6
    For my full review, please visit http://tencentgaming.com/?p=52

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  7. Jun 14, 2012
    0
    Did you ever want to play an FPS on a handheld? Or a console?
    Yeah, me neither.
    Still, it's pretty decent I guess. I think the developers
    Did you ever want to play an FPS on a handheld? Or a console?
    Yeah, me neither.
    Still, it's pretty decent I guess. I think the developers accidentally set everything to grayscale mode in Photoshop two months before shipping and just slapped some brown and grey filters over everything.
    Didn't care for the story. Ridge Racer has shown us that stories do not matter in games. It also has a far better use for the dual analog sticks that can be used for...camera control and...............
    anyway, this game was good. Nice sounds (I played the Ridge Racer soundtrack over most of it).
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