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Resistance: Burning Skies - PlayStation Vita

by Sony
PlayStation Vita
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews) 3 answered questions 60 / 100

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  • The first ever touch-screen First-Person Shooter on PlayStation Handheld - developed to showcase the functions of PlayStation Vita
  • A brand-new hero character, FDNY firefighter Tom Riley
  • A familiar arsenal of weapons from previous Resistance games, plus new weapons like a new Chimeran sniper rifle and a fireman's axe
  • Featuring a frenetic campaign mode
  • A social networking feature that links players and non-players into a vast worldwide Resistance community
  • PSVITA games come with only the case and the game. Manuals are placed digitally within the game itself.
  • The first ever touch-screen first person shooter on PlayStation ? developed to showcase the functions of PlayStation®Vita.^A social networking feature that links players and non-players into a vast worldwide Resistance community.^Featuring a frenetic campaign mode.

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  • ASIN: B0050SW93S
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 5.3 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: May 29, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)
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As New Jersey fire fighter and National Guardsman Tom Riley, you’re about to come face to face with the brutal Chimeran invasion force in this blistering shooter built from the ground up for PlayStation®Vita. The latest installment in the hugely successful franchise focuses on a new mission that parallels and complements the existing Resistance storyline.

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Resistance: Burning Skies is a 2012 First-Person Shooter release in Sony Computer Entertainment's Resistance franchise. Designed exclusively for play on the PlayStation Vita handheld gaming console, Burning Skies continues the story of the invasion of Earth by the alien Chimeran horde in an alternate fictional Earth past. The game features an all-new hero, a story set in New York City, new weapons, a challenging campaign mode, a social networking feature and other PS Vita-specific functionality.

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Chimeran forces coming at you from cover in Resistance: Burning Skies
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The Attack Begins on the North American East Coast

May 15th 1951: the attack on North America's east coast begins...

As New Jersey fire fighter and National Guardsman Tom Riley, you're about to come face to face with the brutal Chimeran invasion force in this blistering shooter built from the ground up for PlayStation Vita system. The latest installment in the hugely successful franchise, Resistance: Burning Skies focuses on a new mission that parallels and complements the existing Resistance storyline.

Key Game Features

  • The first ever touch-screen First-Person Shooter on PlayStation Handheld - developed to showcase the functions of PlayStation Vita
  • A brand-new hero character, FDNY firefighter Tom Riley
  • A familiar arsenal of weapons from previous Resistance games, plus new weapons like a new Chimeran sniper rifle and a fireman's axe
  • Featuring a frenetic campaign mode
  • A social networking feature that links players and non-players into a vast worldwide Resistance community

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Blasting a Chimeran target in the sky in Resistance: Burning Skies
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Taking aim at airborn targets inside a building in Resistance: Burning Skies
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61 of 68 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
It's truly a shame that Resistance: Burning Skies has been under fire in many reviews. Now, everyone's allowed to have their opinion, even though I strongly disagree with it and find some scores to be way off. I'll just say that I can't find anything about this game that'd put it on par with some of the worst games out there. Granted, it's not a perfect gaming product and has its fair share of issues, but none of these really harm the overwhelmingly great experience. This is a very good FPS for the Vita. Even if it were on console, I'd still enjoy it just as much.

Firstly, the presentation is pretty much great. There are some drawbacks such as lousy gun sounds and some weak texture detail in spots, but these two things don't harm the game much at all. The graphics are overall very nice, with some nicely detailed gun models, solid character models for lead characters, an impressive soundtrack, etc. The story is also one of my favorites in the Resistance franchise.

Secondly, the gameplay is superb. Dual analogs make this a buttery smooth FPS on the go. I didn't know how I'd feel about the touch controls, but I think most of them work well and make sense since you have two shoulder buttons on the Vita instead of four.

Thirdly, it's just a fun game that has a good story and great gameplay. An odd little glitch or framerate drop is ultimately just a small drawback and not a game killer.

Resistance: Burning Skies deserves your attention if you're a Vita owner looking for the next good game to spend your spare time on.

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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't believe the hate... July 29, 2012
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Resistance: Burning Skies was the first game I got for my Vita. I'm no super veteran when it comes to multiplayer, so I'll be writing primarily about the single player campaign. I've played the PS3 trilogy and Retribution and in my eyes, Burning Skies was a system seller. However, after reading scores of negative reviews (especially IGN) I was a little worried. At best I figured the game could be a fun throw away title that could wet my appetite for more FPS's on the system. What I ended up with was probably the most fun entry in the series.
It's hard to talk about fun and Resistance in the same sentence. Resistance, as a series, is a bit of a downer, to say the least. But what's always fun about the series are the crazy weapons, cool creatures, and the 50's war torn landscape. All of that is here in spades. In addition, it introduces what may be my favorite weapon in the series, The Mule. This is a double barrel shot gun with a napalm shooting crossbow attached to it. The game also gives us the fire axe, which is a cool new way to perform melee kills.
One gripe a lot of reviews had was the use of the Vita's touchscreen, says that the feature feels forced or shoehorned in. These features are really what made the gameplay stand out for me above the rest of the series. All secondary fire, grenades, and the fire axe are assigned to touch screen controls. Never has tagging a Chimera or throwing a grenade been more fulfilling then when you're tapping the enemy you want to tag or swiping your finger where you want the grenade to go. These controls really kept me in the game and kept me in the headspace of Tom Riley.
Which brings me to another point, and that's the character of Riley, himself. I love that we're controlling a firefighter this time.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A decent first try for a Vita FPS. October 29, 2012
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Resistance: Burning Skies, I bought this game because I wanted a fully featured, dual analog, portable shooter. That is not what I got. This game is not bad, but it is not truly good either.

The campaign is fine. It gets the job done. It doesn't excel at story or voice acting, but it doesn't bug you either. To put it simply, it drives you through the game, but you never actually care about it. The levels are decently set up. The enviroments are varried.
The gameplay is decent, if not a little generic. Nothing you havent seen before.
The weapons have a decent variety, although there aren't that many of them. And they will be given to you as you need the throughout the game.
The enemy AI is very stupid, and they will often get stuck on walls trying to get to you.
The graphics are okay, although the vita is capable of more. It often seems prone to muddy textures and graphical glitches.
the multiplayer couldve been able to save this game from overall averageness, but it doesn't do that at all. The multiplayer sweet is small and is already low in players. there arent very many game modes, and in my experience it can be really hard to get a match going. If you buy it used dont even bother with the online pass unless your a trophy completionist.
The game is incredibly easy, even on hard mode, The if you try( possibly even if you dont) You will get most of the trophies in a single playthrough, theres not much replay value( theres a few documents lying around but they feel pointless.)
all in all, the game proves that a portable fps can work, and is fun at times, but overall it is probably a pass for most. If it was a console game i would have given it even less stars. If your curious to see how an fps handles on the vita, give it a shot. this games is deffinatly a sign of good things to come.
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