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POSTED 19/9/11


RESISTANCE 3

Sony
PS3/Move

It’s threequel time, and Nathan Hale’s back to rail against those ick-encrusted Chimeran scuzzbags...

Well briefly, because Hale succumbed to the Chimeran virus and got shot by the new you, Joe Capelli – duh! There’s a twist though. Nath may be daisy-pushing, but his blood contains antigenny thingies that science bloke Malikov creates an antivirus from (majorly pissing off his nemesis Kaspersky). Yep, there’s finally a cure for Chimeranism – even in death Hale’s fighting the good fight (majorly pissing off his partner, Pace). Rah!

Obviously the timeline’s jumped forward, even though we’re still in an alterna-1950s. You’ve seen BTTF, you dig. Over 90% of the planet’s now dancing the Chimera mamba, leaving humanity kinda fucked. But stuff could be worse; they’ve solved global warming (even though they won’t hear of the concept until around the 1970s). A tad overzealously though, so Joe’s off to NY to ixnay the reezefay.

Sure, the story’s absorbing, but R3 has another weapon – actually, many. As with its threedecessors, things that go shoot now add bonus deathfunkiness. Old faves return and newbies arrive. All have jolly-inducing powers, be it post-shoot explodinating, seeing through walls or transmogrifying muties into gooey, explosive pustule-pulp.

There’s other likeable stuff. Aiming isn’t anally-retentive finicky, boss battles bring bigness, Chimeran AI varies from dumb grunts to sneaky sneaksters and health doesn’t magically regenerate. Yep, sucking your last breath? Better find a health pack or you’re stuffed... well, until you respawn.

To the not so ace, Move support’s rather naff and R2 multiplayer lovers won’t be jazzed with a drop from 60 players to 16 online, and eight to two in co-op. The new PSN agreement means you can’t sue Sony though, so suck it up beeyatches!

Engaging, tense, human, emotional – they’re all adjectives. They work for Resistance 3, which definitely isn’t useless.

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