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  • Phattso 18 Feb 2013 13:25:25 22,915 posts
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    Also there's one early level that's so ridiculous it could've been in Duke Nukem 3D. Both visually and on an insane gameplay level.
  • Triggerhappytel 18 Feb 2013 14:14:43 2,694 posts
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    I enjoyed R2 for what it was, although it definitely made some missteps with regard to changes implemented from the first game. It really was just a big dumb shooter with regenerating health and a two weapon limit which tried to wow you with big battles, big bosses and a group of special ops Marines as the protagonists.

    Resistance 3 was very different, with a very bleak and defeatist premise and was back to using health packs only and with no weapon limits. It's a much better balanced game with some great set-pieces, although the narrative isn't up to much and the ending feels very rushed. I'd say both are worth playing, and if you can pick up Resistance 2 for a few quid and know what to expect (i.e. a dumb but fun corridor shooter with an onus on big monsters and big guns) then it's worth checking out.
  • Duffking 18 Feb 2013 15:35:35 15,336 posts
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    -cerberus- wrote:
    I'm just curious, what went wrong with R2 precisely?
    Just about everything. It's fuck ugly throughout, and frustrating from start to finish. Stupid AI, crap checkpointing, trial and error gameplay throughout.

    The invisible one hit kill monsters are probably the most retarded design decision in FPS history.

    It's also impossible to tell how much damage you've taken, since one shot from the weakest weapons in the game (flying drone things) turns your screen the same amount red as if you just got shot in the face by a rocket launcher.

    I find it genuinely astonishing that a dev team could put out a game as excellent as R3 and one as absolutely terrible as R2.
  • FanBoysSuck 18 Feb 2013 18:03:27 1,640 posts
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    Those invisible bastards, that's what I hates most about the second game. That and they changed the cool alternate 1940's story for generic marine shit with a 2 weapon limit and the visuals were bloody awful. As in Haze bad a some points. No coop either.

    I can only assume the reviewers at the time were being given free coke and hookers throughout.
  • King_Edward 18 Feb 2013 18:15:33 11,470 posts
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    It ticked a lot of trendy fps boxes at the time. Epic campaign with massive bosses. 60 player competitive online, 8 player co-op. A dark and gritty (unhappy) story.

    It was all terribly done, but it's the sort of impressive stuff that blinds people to a bad game.
  • chessboxer 19 Feb 2013 04:17:53 279 posts
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    I liked R2. There were fewer slow moments than in R:FOM and you went from chapter to chapter without the load screens (I think there were 2 load screens in the entire game).

    I thought losing the health packs also made sense as Nathan Hale wasn't really human anymore, whereas Capelli (in R3) had been cured with the Hale Vaccine. Having regenerating health in R2 made more sense than it does in a shitload of other FPS games.
  • Garrie_W1992 7 May 2014 13:10:26 1,053 posts
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    I loved all three of these games. Such a gripping, dramatic and bitter-sweet story. I hope they will be apart of Playstation Now. I would buy them all again then and there. Brilliant games.
  • DUFFMAN5 7 May 2014 13:21:28 22,709 posts
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    Agree. I love R3, excellent and dramatic story, really meaty campaign as well.
  • Scimarad 7 May 2014 19:50:14 9,369 posts
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    I still think the ending was annoyingly happy and totally unearned. This was my favourite gloomy "we're all fucked" game and then we went and won somehow.
  • DanB24 7 May 2014 20:36:45 5,720 posts
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    R3 was certainly miles better than R2 but I still think R1 was best by miles.
    The turn the story took after seemed to edit out everything that happened in R1. All of sudden we're losing? All of a sudden the USA is the only hope?
    Did they get forget that Britain beat the Chimera in R1? Imo having R1 set in Britain was one of the best things about R1.
  • Scimarad 8 May 2014 07:20:03 9,369 posts
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    Well, I do seem to recall that there were only a couple of hundred people left in the UK at the end of the first game so they certainly would have been screwed if any of the Chimera in the rest of the world had counter-attacked. I agree with you, though; R2 felt utterly different and I hated it at the time.
  • DanB24 8 May 2014 23:40:14 5,720 posts
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    Indeed! I was expecting an evolution of the same as before but yes it felt a completely different game. R3 was more what R2 should have been.
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