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Average User Score: 6.9May 29, 2012The campaign is what I expected from Nihilistic. Its involvement with the series overall is not much. As Resistance 1-3 was the story aboutThe campaign is what I expected from Nihilistic. Its involvement with the series overall is not much. As Resistance 1-3 was the story about Nathan Hale, for the most part, this game takes apart from all of that and is about the start of the Chimera attack in America. This is not a bad thing though, as the company had a lot of creative freedom with the story at this point. After Retribution, my expectations for a handheld Resistance were really low and Burning Skies soared right past them. First off, I was simply amazed at how fluid most of the controls were. Turning was a little pain when the jumping Chimera were going all over the place, but with the Bullseye's secondary fire being touch based, it's so much easier to tag them than in Resistance 3. Unlike Uncharted: Golden Abyss, the touch controls in this game are much more friendlier. Using the axe is a little awkward, seeing as you have to let go of the camera controlling joystick, but I wouldn't be able to see another alternative anyways. The multiplayer is okay. It will keep you playing for sure. It's not solid though. Lack of Adhoc was disappointing though, making it online only. And when you're like me and have a PS3 with Resistance 3, online isn't that great. HOWEVER, I haven't been able to use this feature yet, but I'm sure with the Party Chat feature on the Vita, gaming with friends is much better. I was the only one of my friends to invest in the Vita, and while I am disappointed with the lack of original titles and PSP backwards compatability, Resistance is one of those few games I'm happy to say is great on the Vita.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Nov 21, 2011People who say this is "dumb" or "boring" don't know how to play video games then. It's not the same. It's everything we love about Zelda, butPeople who say this is "dumb" or "boring" don't know how to play video games then. It's not the same. It's everything we love about Zelda, but in a different way. Half of you probably say that, then give Call of Duty or some sports game a 10/10. Stupid hypocrites.
Pros: This game is amazing. It's well worth the 10/10 and is way more fun to play than Skyrim or Battlefield 3. I haven't touched either since I've gotten the game. Skyrim is decent, but leaves the player left doing nothing with tremendous power and is barely a challenge. The only challenge I found were the OHKO bosses and Giants. But even then, after you get the ebony stuff, it's too easy. BF3 is okay, but idc for shooters anymore because gameplay wise it's not changing. I like BF3 a little more though because it's squad base, granted if you find a squad who does squad things. The reason I threw those two games in here is because it's to make a point, both games are not revolutionizing gameplay. The main thing is your stuck using a controller and it's not like your actually doing anything, just watching. Like a movie with choices to choose your adventure kinda thing. Then comes along BF3, where it's still your point and shoot shooter. yeah it's overly harsh and you have to go into more detail, but lets face it, the only thing seperating BF3 and MW3 are a few gameplay differences. What makes Skyward sword different is the new motion controls that make you feel more like Link. That alone makes the game a 8/10. Getting more into the game, there's tons of neat little references to past Zelda games, epic music, a vast world(s), and for a first, a pretty good story to boot. This game also proves a game doesn't need great graphics to be great. That reminds me, How's that swimming coming along in Skyrim? Compared to Skyward Sword's water physics, Skyrim looks like jello or something. Horrible in Skyrim. Worst part is Bethesda doesn't know how to do bug fixes and leave it up to the fanbase to do it. Nintendo takes pride in their games at least and fixes those bugs so the player doesn't have to do anything except enjoy.
Cons: The controls are a bit annoying, but that's because I usually play laying down :P This just means I need to get my lazy butt up of the couch more or less. Nothing has made this a game a disappointment and anyone who thinks it does is just a nintendo-hater who thinks only good games are the violent ones.
Nintendo proves again you can make a great game with just gameplay. I can't wait for the next installment in the Zelda series, it'll be tough to beat this one.… Expand