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Resistance 3 Gameplay Captured

Resistance 3 could be one of the year's best, despite the stiff competition.

This isn't the most brilliant footage in the world, but it gives us another look at the game in action. Thus far, we've mostly only seen a few trailers that included gameplay; this is more of a straight-up play session. They're testing out two different weapons; the overhauled Auger and the Bullseye, both of which appear to be quite effective.

It just gives you a small idea of what to expect. The lighting is bad but anything releated to R3 is fine by us. Set to launch on September 6, it'll probably be available before the newest Call of Duty (likely Modern Warfare 3), so maybe it has a chance of being a big success.

Related Game(s): Resistance 3

Tags: resistance 3, r3, resistance 3 gameplay, resistance 3 footage

2/16/2011 10:50:20 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (56 posts)

maxpontiac
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 11:06:56 AM
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Indeed on the footage, but I was won over when I watched the VGA's!!

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Snorge
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 11:16:15 AM
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Amazing Footage!!!..great potential..Love how they just climb up the building and interact with the enviroment more...this game looks better than R2 and yet it has SO much dev time left....cant wait! Glad to see the weapon wheel back as well!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:00:25 PM

Environmental interaction = freshness

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slugga_status
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 11:17:29 AM
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Lighting was bad indeed but it doesn't take away from what you can see graphically. Loved how the trees are moving in the swirling wind.

Only thing I didn't like is the "ammo status bar" they have. I probably won't notice it once I start playing it though...love me some Resistance.

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Snorge
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 11:28:40 AM

You want me to get you and Resistance a room?

Last edited by Snorge on 2/16/2011 11:28:57 AM

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slugga_status
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 11:56:11 AM

lame ;-|

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 12:14:26 PM

Snorge, that was lame.

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NoSmokingBandit
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 11:37:55 AM
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Weapon wheel, weapon upgrades (notice the "level 1" under the auger in the wheel), open environments...

Looks awesome.

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Snorge
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 11:45:25 AM
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Oh yeah, hopefully that wont be the final look of the melee....or maybe the guy playing it just sucks at FPSs *Shrugs*

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slugga_status
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 11:56:49 AM

Same melee as R2

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Snorge
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 12:03:38 PM

Well maybe Killzone 3 spoiled me dammit! I wanna rip off chimera heads, smash their grill in, and gouge their eyes out as well!

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SvenMD
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 12:07:57 PM

I agree, I thought the melee was a bit messed up. If this is final, it just shows you how far behind they are with games like KZ2 coming out with some amazing melee action.

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slugga_status
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 12:20:20 PM

I wouldn't say spoiled. I think the melee has gone unnoticed to a lot of devs. I blame Halo but that's just me. CoD: BO was supposed to have gruesome melee but took it out. They definitely could've "improved" the feature but..with a weapon wheel..you won't really melee much anyway.

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Snorge
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:01:31 PM

@ Slugga

Dont tell me I wont melee that much...If I want to be suicidal and run up on them and beat them with my digital fist so be it. What does having a weapon wheel have to do with the melee anyway???

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:04:51 PM

You'll always have weapons on hand, whereas in R2 you could theoretically run out of ammo for your two holdable weapons thus requiring the melee.

But I agree, when I wanna be suicidal then ammo and weapon availability be damned.

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slugga_status
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:32:23 PM

@ Snorge

Umm..well the weapon wheel does have something to do with the melee from a strategic stand point. If you have 5-8 weapons in your wheel then I doubt you'd melee unless your enemy is right on you.

Unless, as you said you want to be suicidal and run around trying to melee people then it means nothing..don't see the point of that but to each his own..

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SvenMD
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 12:10:32 PM
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Looks like a great game. The first 2 were just awesome, and I'm pretty sure that this installment wont disappoint.

I hate having to watch someone else play the game though, their suckiness at the game almost distracts me from the awesome qualities of the game itself.

There will be numerous PS3 exclusives making a run for GOTY...I wonder if this one will be able to make it into that category...

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Snorge
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:02:22 PM

Ok so it wasnt just me. The guy playing is terrible! And it does make it harder to watch if they look really n00bish

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:03:17 PM

As sweet as Resistance can be, it will probably sit behind KZ3, Uncharted3, and inFamous 2 in that category.

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SvenMD
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 2:26:39 PM

I agree World - and in my own heart, I hope that Uncharted 3 is the most amazing game ever made...but they have alot to live up to after Uncharted 2 became one of my top 3.

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Lord carlos
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 12:24:47 PM
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For me resistance is the best shooter so far this gen.
Although i did enjoy super punching north koreans off cliffs in crysis,killing back stabbing american soldier's on the last level in MW2(a first in video games i believe)& and beating helgast to death with the butt of my machine gun in KZ2.
No offence to any north koreans,americans or space nazis(its just a bit of a laugh)that frequent this site :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:05:53 PM

On behalf of the Space Nazis I accept your apology :)

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Snorge
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:21:06 PM

@WorldEndsWithMe

So you're a Space Nazi AND a ninja? (I remember your old avatar)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:52:23 PM

I am a Space Nazi, Ninja, Super Villain, and Juggalo :)

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jimmyhandsome
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 12:26:38 PM
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Question for people who played/owned the first two:

How does it compare to the Killzone series?

and

If i haven't played them, would you recommend me buying/renting before Resistance 3 comes out, or do you think its one of those titles I could just jump right into?

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 12:31:44 PM

The third title takes place a few years after the second with an new protagonist (he played a role in the second game), though it will have story ties to the earlier titles. I doubt it'd be that hard to catch up. But there's nothing difficult about the gameplay to grasp, so you should be right to jump in.

And IMO, it's far more arcadey and less intense than KZ2. However, I found the first one to be pure fun, and it looks like this one is going back to a nature similar to that, rather than the slightly more realistic and serious feel of R2.
Hope I helped.
Peace.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 12:35:39 PM

I always say R2 never got the attention it deserved but I don't know how it stands up to today's competition. You could rent it to see. I loved it.

And while there are similarities between Killzone and Resistance, I think the latter is more of a fast-paced, kill-the-monsters adventure while Killzone is darker and more military in nature. KZ also feels more sci-fi; R3 is actually placed in a post-apocalyptic USA setting.

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jimmyhandsome
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 12:40:12 PM

Thanks for the help guys! Looking at previous reviews of the games it does seem more people liked the first one better, if only because it was more different from other FPS (Halo, CoD, etc). I'll probably end up buying the first one (its so cheap on amazon) and go from there with R2.

Thanks.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:10:54 PM

They probably aren't too expensive and if you play the first two you will enjoy the background story more. I really recommend them to FPS fans who don't need the heavy military focus in their games (There are various military units involved but they don't have much affect on gameplay.)

Strangely, if you like Vehicles they are present in R1 but not R2.

At the very least if you plan to jump into R3 fresh you have to see then ending of R2 on youtube to catch the cliffhanger and fate of the protagonist Nathan Hale. But I advise playing a game over youtubing it any day.

*Shakes head at people who "watched" Heavy Rain*

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Snorge
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:26:54 PM

Wait.....dummies actually "watched" Heavy Rain instead of playing!? OMG they can all go kill themselves for that sh*t. (Disclaimer: If someone follows my advice, I am in no way, shape, or form responsible, LoL)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:51:26 PM

Yes they did, more than once in the comment threads of less palatable websites did I see people saying "Eh, I don't really wanna play a movie, I'll just watch it on youtube."

When I think back to all the tense moments during Heavy Rain and how important that was I cringe that anyone missed that AND spoiled the game for themselves.

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SvenMD
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 2:22:35 PM

Alright Jimmy - I think you have to play them. Like Ben said, they were underappreciated. I think it was the 2nd level in R1 with just TONS of chimera that kept swarming out at you for the whole level....I was hooked from then on.

R2 upped the ante with actual cutscenes. And I think you HAVE to play R2 because of what the main character goes through...it's just a neat story and I think it will really help you get into R3.

The ending to R2 is one of my favorites from any video game.....I think my jaw hit the floor for real. Just awesome. And like World said, if you're not going to play it, at least youtube it.

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Snorge
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 2:22:40 PM

Its not the same watching it compared to playing. Obviously its still different being in the same room as the person playing it vs just watchin the footage on the net.

Well I feel sorry for them, they're the ones who spoiled it for themselves....half the fun is making your own decisions! WTF! I need to walk away from the keyboard before I go all "Wanted" on people and start smashing keyboards across their faces.

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Lairfan
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 6:13:27 PM

Well, you'd get a much better understanding of the background story (which is pretty important to the main plot) if you played them both before R3, so I'd recommend that.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 12:28:08 PM
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Ah, Resistance... my first console experience. How I've missed thee. This video looked pretty cool and ratcheted up my desire for this game just a little bit more. Can't wait for release.
Peace.

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Radiohead
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 12:58:17 PM
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This is freakin amazing!!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:14:47 PM
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I can definitely see the improvements in the environment even in this crappy quality video. I hope R3 is a breakout hit after the mixed reception of R2. I think I'm one of the few who liked R2 better, though I was bothered by the lack of weapon wheel, vehicles, and wacky weapons.

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SvenMD
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 2:24:11 PM

I absolutely loved R2 over the first (not saying R1 was bad either - it was great). I just thought the locations, art, color, and bosses were better.

And the CO-OP MP was amazing.

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Lairfan
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 6:15:04 PM

I agree, R2 was great despite it lacking what you said World, and despite all the fanboy hate.

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DjEezzy
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:25:20 PM
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Man there are so many top notch shooters coming out!!! I know the market is over saturated with FPS's but man. KZ3, R3, Brink, Battlefield 3 and maybe Bioshock Infinite. Ridiculous. I bet they'll all be great too. Thats a lot of top notch shooters.

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Snorge
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:27:45 PM

Forgot about Bioshock...Geez we ARE FPS'd out this year!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 1:49:34 PM

Unfortunately we won't see Bioshock again till 2012 :(

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Lairfan
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 6:15:47 PM

Brink looks pretty iffy to me, but I agree that everything else you said should be excellent.

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NazzyQ
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 2:39:17 PM
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I think R2 received plenty of attention, it's just that not all of it was positive. People loved R1 because of its creepy alternate 1950s setting and the fact that it eschewed the boring gameplay mechanics of generic modern shooters. Then R2 came along, and fell victim to 'COD Syndrome': it got rid of the weapon wheel, it introduced complete regen health, and a lot of it's gameplay was based on rather uninspired set pieces. I'm really excited for R3 because Insomniac has learnt from the mistakes of the second game. They now know that trying to emulate other shooters is actually detrimental to the franchise they have created. They are proud of their uniqueness and this really shows in the gameplay vids of R3: it looks truly amazing and inspired.

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Lairfan
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 6:18:01 PM

WEll, I certainly don't agree that R2 was not as good as R1 (IMO it was better), but I will agree with you that R3 looks excellent. I wouldn't say they "learned from their mistakes" in R2, though, I'd rather say they took everything great about the last 2 games and added even more new, good stuff to make this game.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 2:47:51 PM
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I love the holographic look of the scoped in bulls eye. It would be interesting to see if they have the iron sights on human weapons and the holographic sights on the chimera weapons.

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sirbob6
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 4:00:47 PM
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That was some pretty sweet gameplay, now if only we had someone competent at FPS playing. Not sure if I like the return of the health bar. I find it a mixture of frustrating and too easy/hard. By the way the new Hulk is pretty awesome.
Anyways I can't wait to see some of the new weapons and play this baby.

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FM23
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 4:22:36 PM
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This guy sucks at FPS. Game looks good though. That whole scene looked like random goodness.

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 6:13:41 PM
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that guy tagged not a single chimera, and he dindn't even go full auto with the auger. His friends should be dissapointed in him

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Temjin001
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 10:17:31 PM
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While I played through and liked the first two games the series hasn't been able to convert me into being a fan. It's one of the lesser valued PS exclusives for me.
I think I have a problem with the way Insomniac handles realistic art design. There's a certain synthetic, cg generated vibe I feel from their environments--usually lacking in lighting, shadowing, and general lifelessness to their environments. I have a hard time pinpointing it. I suppose this dusty looking area is a step in the right direction.

So while I'm hopefully for R3, this video strikes me a underwhelming. Maybe the R-series just isn't my thing. It has great guns, though, no doubt.

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___________
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 1:27:31 AM
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gameplay wise this is looking like a return to the original which is nice.
story wise though it sucks!
i mean come on what type of a war story is a guy cowering for years, starting up a family then finally coming out of hiding.
thats not a war story, its a shame story!
i thought soldiers were suppose to be brave in their final hour, not sitting in the corner cowering preying they dont get found!
dont tell me the US has been invaded by a bunch of wimpy Frenchmen!
soon they will be crying over a broken nail!

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Lord carlos
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 7:13:46 AM

It's not a war story anymore,its about surviving being wiped out.
If you actually played the games you'd know this!!!

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___________
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 8:07:00 AM

its still war.
this just feels like lazy story telling, just a cheap excuse to do a sequel.
would of been nice to see a prequel showing the origin of the chimera virus, and maybe show us the chimeran home planet.
oh well, next time.

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Snorge
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 9:07:58 AM

Thats how I know you didnt play R2. The Doc explains all of that. Get your life together

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SvenMD
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 9:49:13 AM

HA! "get your life together"....that's funny.

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Lairfan
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 6:27:29 PM

Okay, so instead of hiding, Capelli should have run out guns blazing, getting killed in 60 seconds by the Chimera? How the hell would he have helped anyone by doing that and being "brave", aka stupid? It'd be a waste to do that instead of going into hiding and biding your time till you could go and take the fight to them.

Btw, just being a "brave" man wouldn't make for a good character at all, now would it? At least Capelli has some complexity being a family man trying to protect his family, and being forced to accompany Malikov on this journey in order to do so. It gives the main character a motivation to do it, instead of just "I want to kill the Chimera some more." What you're asking for from the story would be the latter.

Plus, this isn't a war story. Yes, it has a war in it, but its not a war story, its a scifi story. To see the definition of a war story, please go watch the movie Platoon.

If you reply to this comment blank line, please bring with you a cohesive argument that doesn't try to reiterate what you said in your last 2 posts. Otherwise, you're going to look like you don't know what you're talking about even more than you do now, and you'll just increase your misunderstanding of what the story is supposed to be about.

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