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Resistance 2 Co-Op: "15-20 Hours"

One of the more appealing aspects of Resistance 2 is bound to be its longevity, in regards to both the single-player campaign and online multiplayer. But did you realize just how robust the online cooperative campaigns will be? Even if you tested them out in the beta, you still have no idea…

According to a post made over at the NeoGAF forums, an Insomniac community manager has provided a gameplay update for R2. He says there will be a total of 6 maps for co-op play, and each map will have several different areas to play through, which should supposedly take “15-20 hours.” If you want to get the full Resistance 2 experience, it’s highly recommended that you tackle any and all available gameplay modes, both offline and online. Here’s the quote in question that confirms the added longevity:

”There are six locations, each has quite a few different areas, and a single-playthrough of any will not show you nearly the entire map or all of the different set-ups on it due to the randomization of the playpath. It probably takes between 15-20 hours to see every single co-op set-up and encounter.”

Now, some have misinterpreted this to mean that each co-op mission/map will take 15-20 hours, but clearly, it doesn’t read that way. What we’re most interested in, though, is that “randomization of the playpath” comment, which – if we’re understanding it correctly – can add even more replay-ability to the cooperative online modes. And if you want to see it all, you’re going to have to invest the time, which you shouldn’t waste blasting away at everyone else in standard Deathmatches. Remember, Insomniac wants to offer you a little something new with R2, so don’t pass on the opportunity!

Related Game(s): Resistance 2

10/29/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (38 posts)

WaR_HaWk
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 10:25:10 PM
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it will take alot of time to finish co-op. around 200-400 hours LOL.

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Fabi
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 10:53:39 PM
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Awesome. I'm not much of an online player, I can count on both of my hands the hours I've spent online playing with my PS3.

But the co-op in RFOM2 is incredible. I've played through it several times in the beta, and it feels awesome every single time.

You immediately bond with the people in your team. It really feels like everybody is helping each other while playing their part to take down the Chimera.

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WaR_HaWk
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 10:58:04 PM

its R2 not RFOM2. ok?

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AceTatsujin
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 11:20:34 PM
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oh my god, this is seriously big. BEN thanks alot for the info man!

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aaronisbla
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 11:46:08 PM
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yup, the randomization in the beta is awesome and much needed to keep it from getting old and stale. should be a blast.

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infekt
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 12:18:12 AM
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This is the only game where I've pre-ordered the special edition pack. No, that's not entirely true. I did get the Quake 4 SE. But it definitely seems like I will be getting the most bang for my buck with R2. Awesomeness.

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Advent Child
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 12:40:13 AM
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Yea didn't anyone notice this with the beta? I played like 5 different paths altogether just on the one level in the beta. Some were really hard and some were fairly easy. But I barely spent any time with it and I knew it would have lots of iterations.

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Troy Powers
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 9:17:10 AM

I didn't think it was all that. It seemed you play the exact same circular map, you just start in a different place every time. I wouldn't call that path randomization. If the first time you go A, B, C, D and the second you go B, C, D, A...I don't see that as a huge innovation.

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Joe_III
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 12:49:22 AM
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does this mean the coop doesn't follow the campaign?

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Jed
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 1:22:39 AM
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the co-op and single player are two different stories, which is freakin awesome. I've played through the co op on the beta several times and each time it is different, and amazing. I cannot wait until this game comes out, I think I need to go play another round before the beta goes offline, bye.

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Joe_III
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 1:45:36 AM
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if i had known that, i would have tried to get into the beta...f it all

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Deleted User
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:19:12 AM
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Hah,whatever from 7th november i'll start playing gears-2,which is way better than r2,may b i'll buy a greatest hits r2 later.

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Advent Child
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:32:11 AM

Have you played either game yet? If not how can you say one is better than the other? Or perhaps its just opinion stated in an incorrect manner, and without actual experience? Mind I ask which it is?

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Orvisman
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 9:14:20 AM

It is obviosuly a 360 fanboy. Ignore it and maybe it'll go away!

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King James
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 11:05:44 AM

DUrr...Gears2 is way better than R2 because I played them both. DuRR.

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Daedusian
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 2:48:17 PM

ROFL

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JoshBall
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 4:28:17 AM
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The Beta sounds so cool

and yeh, gears and R2 aren't even out yet so how can you compare =S

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Deleted User
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 4:48:49 AM
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Advent Child i'vent played gears2 yet,but watching numerous trailers about both of these games i've chosen my game for da month of november,but don't think r2 is bad,it is may b on par with last year's cod4.But frankly gears2's story evolved a lot.

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djjake
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 8:21:15 AM

i read poor reviews of gears2
short gameplay being the main reason for it

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Aftab
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 9:07:39 AM

Yes, Sabit, but frankly, "story" seems to be the only that has evolved...slightly: They're fighting off the locust horde, again, but this time, DOM is looking for his wife!!!

Last edited by Aftab on 10/30/2008 9:08:21 AM

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Daedusian
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 2:51:46 PM

You obviously haven't been doing your research lately. Go read IGN's review of R2 and then come back. Idc that you like Gears better, but to say that R2 hasn't changed much and/or can be compared to a year old game is nonsense!

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King James
Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 9:30:22 AM

Gears2 story has evolved a lot. ROFL!!! Yea, its a tremendous improvement. The storyline went from nonexistent to mediocrity. Like going from an F to a B- in a English class. Tremendous improvement!!!

Everyone, Sab has an announcement: Gears2 wins it ALL for actually giving us a story this time! lol.

Look, guy, if u "heart" gears u "heart" gears. I liked gears myself(i thought the fact that Gears lacked effective writing/plot, stopped it from dethroning Halo). But the least u can do is realize ur biases toward the Gears franchise. U sound like a XBOT. Seriously.

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Deleted User
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 8:30:17 AM
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djjake where did u find gears2's reviews?I've just checked out gamerankings & there is no review of gears2's yet.U ps3 fanboy stop telling lie & appreciate the video game universe.

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Troy Powers
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 9:14:52 AM

First off, if you Google "Gears of War 2 review", you'll find at least 2 reviews, and a few other ratings. OXM has reviewed it already for sure. Second, just because gamerankings doesn't have a review, doesn't mean none exist. A select few people have had their hands on this game for a little while now. Third, for you to come here and say that GoW2 is better than R2 when you haven't played GoW2, but lots of people here are in the beta, clearly shows that you're the only fanboy. If you'll go back and read, this thread was completely on-topic with no comparisons to other games, just praise for the game that the post referenced...until you.

Dude, don't stir things up. There was no fanboyism here until you brought it.

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GoldenShadow
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 8:44:23 AM
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Even if it did take 20 hours per map it wouldn't be that unsual. Look at COD4, to get to the top there it takes about 250 hours.

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King James
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 11:03:51 AM
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LOL I already put in 10 to 15 hours on the beta.

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Deleted User
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 12:31:48 PM
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Man,i'm not an xbot,don't get me wrong.I've only 3games on ma 360 those r gears,halo3 n bioshock.Frankly i'm a ps family fan but i'm just saying dat resistance hasn't evolved like mgs,gears or any other elite tittles.i'm upst with r2 cuz sony spent a loads of money on res franchise n still dis game feels a bit like an arcade shooter.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 1:18:27 PM
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I see no fanboy problem here, so no more accusations.

However, SABIT, you're making judgments on a game you've never played. That's never a good idea. Furthermore, in no way do I see how Gears 2 does anything new. On the other hand, having played the R2 beta and seen the videos, that actually appears to be a fresh experience.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 2:48:39 PM
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Blu-Ray equals non repetitive length in sweet games, finally got my beta running and I can taste the freshness. Now I just need the bloody money.

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Xplicit
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:13:42 PM
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i remember when they said it would take 100 hours to complete GTA4, one of my friends done it in under 60, that aside R2 is an amazing game and i've already pre-ordered it :-D

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Alienange
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 10:10:30 PM

Yeah and now there's a trophy for finishing it in 30 hours so I guess that's possible too.

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CH1N00K
Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 3:49:03 PM
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I've never played Gears, and probably never will...after my girlfriend's brother went through 5 360's in one year...I decided to save my money for a PS3. I was a little dissapointed that I never got to play Halo 3 and gears...but not enough to run out and buy a system for them. And now my GF's brother traded his 6th 360 in for a PS3 (good thing he paid extra for the best buy warranty) But as far as R2 goes, yeah I'm excited about it. I've played both the private beta and the public and am really looking forward to this game. The only problems I have with it are ones I think are Beta problems. Does anyone else feel that the whole screen has a bit of too much yellow color to it? I am glad to hear that the coop mode and the single player mode are different, because who wants to play a game with 7 other Nathan Hale's? As far as which one is the better game, we'll just have to wait until they release, then we'll see who sits at the top...(although something tells me that that won't silence the fanboy critics, but does anyone think that that will ever go away?)See you on the battlefield!

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 4:51:48 AM
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I am the same way! My 360 friends baby their machines. They take breaks every 2 hours! I constantly play 8hrs+...on my ps3 and my launch ps3 takes it like a champ. Ive actually witnessed a 360 kill COD4 while my friend was comparing it to Ps3 version (He moved it while it was on).

I see Gears2 and it looks stunning! I feel a lil left out, but only a LITTLE. I can count the games Im missin out on (that I care about) on one hand. That bein said Im afraid to POSSIBLY throw money away on a 360.

Resis. 2=more for your $ (Im sure if they downscaled the experience to sharpen up the visuals It'd rival Gears2 pixel for pixel)

Gears 2=beautiful visuals (it has a physical disc limitation so more concentration on visual perfection)

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King James
Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 9:39:41 AM
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Speaking of babying XBOX's: I have a friend that only put about 8 hrs on Fable 2 because his xbox would red ring if he plays it for too long. He traded it in, and got LBP and Fallout 3 on PS3. Funny, I asked him about Gears2, he sighed and said he's not buying another xbox right now(his 4th one) and that it's just gonna have to wait b/c R2 is dropping.

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cadpig
Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 3:27:41 PM
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Man O'man...I have gears 2 and resistance 2 preordered and paided for. Talk about two great games.... I'm not really interested in little big planet. I can wait until it hits the greatest hits lineup.

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King James
Saturday, November 01, 2008 @ 10:08:26 AM

Don't sleep on LBP, bro. Seriously, a gaming revolution.

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, October 31, 2008 @ 10:26:01 PM
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@Cadpig

Ill give ya that. I got it (LBP) for my wife and I actually love it. Let us know what we are missin on Gears. I swear it has me looking over the fence...

Last edited by Wage SLAVES on 10/31/2008 10:26:18 PM

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King James
Sunday, November 02, 2008 @ 2:10:57 PM

Point Proven.

COUNT IT!

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