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Resistance 2 Review

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Graphics:

 

9.2

Gameplay:

 

9.5

Sound:

 

9.7

Control:

 

9.3

Replay Value:

 

9.1

Online Gameplay:

 

9.4

Overall Rating:       9.5

 

 

Publisher:

SCEA

Developer:

Insomniac Games

Number Of Players:

1-2 (60 Online)

Genre:

FPS

When the PlayStation 3 first launched back in late 2006, the one game that caught everyone’s eye was Resistance: Fall of Man. It officially ushered in the new generation for Sony and quickly became a major selling point of the console still in its infancy stages. Ever since that time, we’ve all been anxiously awaiting the sequel, which finally launched two days ago to widespread critical acclaim. We have had sufficient time to dive into Resistance 2, and after immersing ourselves in some finely tuned FPS goodness, we’ve come to a very simple conclusion: it’s a must-play for all PS3 owners. It hits us directly between the eyes from the get-go, like the crack of a bat on a poorly placed fastball, after which we follow the flight of the ball with anticipatory pleasure. When the ball finally lands, it’s not only over the fence; it’s out of the entire damn ballpark, bouncing gleefully down the street. This game isn’t flawless, but it specializes in a singular form of fun that has the distinction of beautiful, uninterrupted longevity. In short- you’ll love it from start to finish.

Perhaps you won’t be surprised to learn that R2 doesn’t necessarily overwhelm you with its technical achievements, although there are glimpses of visual brilliance throughout the single-player campaign. Perhaps the best part of this particular presentation is that the gameplay graphics actually outshine the non-interactive cut-scenes. We’ve seen better than the latter (‘cough’ MGS4 ‘cough’), as the textures aren’t exactly spectacular, and the character features and detailing lack the kind of brilliance we’re used to seeing in select elite titles. However, Insomniac most certainly overhauled the gameplay graphics as they’re significantly superior to what we saw in the original title. Everything is sharper and more detailed; the enemies are excellently portrayed and the environments are loaded with both artistic diversity and even several, “oh, wow” moments. We explain one of the more impressive moments below, but for now, let’s just say that the gameplay graphics, from the numerous combat effects to the exquisitely designed backdrops, help to solidify R2’s atmospheric experience.

The sound resonates with crisp weapon fire, shocking and in-your-face explosions, the intimidating roars and grunts of the Chimera, and the frightened screams of the humans. It’s difficult to find a flaw in the effects, although one could argue they tend to drown out the stimulating soundtrack. Perhaps the music isn’t a highlight, but it certainly works in the bigger scheme of things, as the tracks always fit the situation on screen. The voiceover talent falls just shy of top-notch and certain portions of the game were a little too quiet (setting the mood isn’t always necessary), but beyond that, the sound helps to vault this sequel into the elite stratosphere. Those battle effects are so good, from the weapon and projectile effects to any and all appreciated ambient additions, that you can’t help but be absorbed into the action. The music kicks up a notch when battling a boss or faced with a particularly harrowing situation, and we’re rarely so affected when facing the oncoming evil hordes in a game. Inomniac went out of their way to deliver on every possible level in this category, and that effort is duly noted.

We will start the analysis of the gameplay on what may be considered an odd note: after playing through the introductory portion of Resistance 2, I was immediately reminded of God of War. Of course, we’re talking about two completely different games, but bear with me. What made GoW so compelling from the start was its emphasis on nailing the player in the first five minutes; grabbing them with a hectic set of sequences and never letting go. In R2, they cap off the first hectic sequence with a glorious view of San Francisco- the sky obscured by gigantic and terrifying alien ships and illuminated orange from the glow of fires below. Even the legendary Golden Gate bridge seems to be threatened as all we can see is rubble and ruin, and the invading forces clearly have the upper hand. Instantly, we thought of that part at the start of GoW, where Kratos first sees Athens, suffering under the attack of the colossal Ares. All we wanted to do is just stand there and watch, and that’s exactly what we wanted to do when faced with that memorable scene in R2.

That was the first of the aforementioned “oh, wow” visual moments, even though it can be considered to be the most impressive of the entire game. After this, the gameplay opened up and sucked us in, which caused us to play fervently for three hours without even thinking of a break. This is one of the most important aspects of any game in our minds, which is why we mention it first. The control is fluid and responsive, although we’re still not the biggest fans of one aspect: you tap the L2 button to crouch and hold it to run, and without any further explanation, you can figure out the possible difficulties for yourself. Why they insist on doing this again is confusing, but then again, the other buttons all have their jobs: R1 fires, R2 fires the alternate round, L1 toggles the aim/zoom mode, Triangle switches weapons, Circle tosses the equipped grenade, Square reloads, X jumps, right on the d-pad turns the flashlight on and off, up and down on the d-pad changes the selected grenade, and of course, the two analog sticks have their jobs. So, uh, it looks like they didn’t have any buttons left. Everything works extremely well, and there are no complaints from us on this end.

Now, on to the changes. There are two significant alterations to the gameplay foundation that will be unfamiliar to fans of the original Resistance. The first is – evidently – a nod towards realism and an attempt at implementing more strategy into a relatively straightforward FPS. This time, you can only carry two weapons at once, so you can’t keep accumulating guns in an expanding inventory. However, you’re not restricted to weapon classes in this respect; in other words, you don’t have to always carry a sidearm, rifle, or heavy/special firearm. You can carry two of whatever you like, and if you want the full experience, you should switch things up on a frequent basis. If you’re not careful, though, you can get stuck with a rocket-less LAARK and a Fareye with three shots left. We liked this change of pace and found ourselves thinking about the best possible combo for the next area. Chameleons in the area? You’ll want the Rossmore Shotgun. Got some cover and a lot of enemies in the distance? Give the Marksman a try. Nothing wrong with experimentation, right?

The only issue we had with picking up new weapons is that for some strange reason, you have to press the Square button really hard to snag it. …why, we have no idea. But anyway, the second significant change is how we handle our health. In the original, there were four bars of health, each of which can regenerate provided they’re not depleted entirely. If they do disappear, you had to find a yellow canister to get that health back, but this system disappears in the sequel. Now, it’s more like a Call of Duty health mechanic, where the screen blinks red when you’re hit, and the marker pops up telling you where the attack is coming from. Find some cover if the screen gets redder and your heartbeat increases, and you can recover. We like this better, too, because it streamlines the gameplay and places the emphasis firmly on the action. However, we can see how both changes may influence a player one way or another, and there’s a great deal of subjectivity involved. For me, because I thought these changes made the game better, I came away completely satisfied with the new, faster gameplay.

Speaking of “faster gameplay,” that’s the last major change: R2 may not technically be twice as fast as its predecessor, but it feels twice as fast. That’s exactly the kind of feature that will entice new players to play this sequel, just because it adopts a quicker speed; many will say the original moved too slowly. Well, Insomniac did address that complaint to some extent, even though just moving normally still feels fully under control. And in reality, perhaps R2 doesn’t move faster from a character motion standpoint, but more from a pacing standpoint. Due to the excellent pacing in the game, it always feels as if you’re involved in a fast-paced, hectic confrontation, because…well, because you usually are. At no point will you feel as if things are dragging; there’s always a huge battle just lurking around every corner and amazingly enough, each one feels relatively fresh. You’ll move from battling the massive Kraken to hordes of Chimera in the vast out-of-doors, then you’ll be underground waiting for the slightest indication that those Spitters (at least, I think that’s what they’re called) will hatch. Then, you’ll be in the woods, spinning around in circles searching for the next Chameleon.

Other small changes include the flashlight feature, commonly found in survival/horror titles but recently instituted in FPSs like Doom III. It did add another semblance of freakiness to the darker environments, but it’s not a truly significant addition. Now, as for the Chimera, one thing fans of the original will notice is that these enemies are more aggressive than ever before. What they lack in strategy and military tactics they make up for with sheer brutality; they’ll run right at you – and we’re relatively convinced they move faster than they once did – and even the big dudes will rush you at a moment’s notice. Oh, and there are way more types of Chimera that have invaded the North American landscape, which is more good news. This includes everything from the two new creatures just mentioned (Spitters and Chameleons) to underwater nasties called Furies that mean instant death, big, intimidating thugs with special guns and shields, and awesome bosses that are huge, beautifully designed and detailed, and fully capable of making you exclaim, “holy sh**!”

As for how one goes about playing, it’s rarely a good idea to try the run ‘n gun tactic, primarily because aiming before firing is almost always a good idea. By holding down the L1 button, you can more accurately aim with any weapon, and although you can’t move very well, your bullets hit their mark on a far more frequent basis. You will waste a whole lot more ammo if you don’t utilize the L1 aim feature, but if you do, you will be satisfied with your skills as a soldier. The Normal difficulty level feels plenty challenging enough and you will probably die more often in R2 than you did in the original, but again, that’s a testament to the constant speed and immersion factor. Sometimes, you just get so caught up in things, you can’t wait to see what’s around the next corner…and that’s when things can go very, very badly. You need to play with a controlled enthusiasm, and if you can manage this mindset, you will reap the rewards of this stellar FPS. Just don’t get too frustrated when facing particularly tough obstacles; you can usually find a very useful weapon lying somewhere nearby. “Hey, that thing’s huge! …oh, there’s the LAARK.”

Lastly, let’s not forget about the new weapons. The Carbine and Bullseye return as the default weapons for the humans and Chimera respectively, although the Bullseye received a major cosmetic overhaul. The Fareye is basically the same (slow-mo as the alternate fire included), the Auger is actually much better, and the Rossmore (shotgun) also seems better (slightly more accurate and more powerful). New weapons include the Magnum with a special detonating fire, the Wraith, which is a powerful minigun that lets you engage a shield that moves with you, and let’s not forget a personal favorite, the Marksman. It’s the Chimeran sniper rifle that lets you zoom in like the Fareye, but also fires a semi-automatic burst that makes it semi-effective in the field. Oh, and the alternate fire is a electric ball that flies out and damages any enemies in its path. Sometimes, it can be very difficult to choose which two weapons to take with you, but then again, that’s half the fun. We do recommend picking up a gun the developers leave lying around; they probably left it there for a reason…

The online multiplayer, which we’ve already sampled in the beta, features 8-player Cooperative and up to 60-player Competitive, and both are fun as hell. Given the multiple classes available in the Co-Op, you can spend a great deal of time leveling them up and seeing the action from a new perspective. And if you thought the single-player campaign was fast, wait until you play some super intense 60-player Team Deathmatches online. At the end of the day, Resistance 2 is exactly what we were hoping for. We get those gargantuan Chimeran enemies and vehicles we saw in early trailers and gameplay previews, the seamless action and endlessly changing environments always kept us happy and hungry for more, a few of the visual scenes are breathtaking, and we’re big fans of the new enhancements and additions. We suppose the story could’ve been better, though, and we did come across a few technical glitches here and there (for example, our character once got caught in between a pile of debris and a stone column, rendering us helpless), but for the most part, we really couldn’t ask for a better FPS experience. Perhaps it’s not a good idea to say this, but this game is what Halo 3 should’ve been.

Resistance 2 is a sweeping, grand epic of a masterpiece issued in staccato bursts of ceaselessly entertaining action, which ultimately provide the gamer with a wonderfully paced and satisfying adventure. It’s a must for any PS3 owner, and continues the 2008 trend of unbelievably accomplished PS3 exclusives. Get it, and get it now.

P.S. Stay tuned for Arnold's review, coming soon!  You get two perspectives on this blockbuster, friends. :)

11/5/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (124 posts)

Qubex
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 11:16:09 PM
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I have not had the chance to play Resistance 2 yet, but from it says here, it seems to have done justice to its name once more. I may pick this one up, however, what is more important to me though is that it is another AAA game for the PS3, adding to its pedigree as a superb entertainment machine across the board. Another quality product from Insomniac!

Q!

"i Am HomE"

* HOME Beta Tester *

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AceTatsujin
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 11:29:34 PM
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Real rating, from real game reviewers. Seriously, thank you.

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John Shoemaker
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 11:41:55 PM
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I don't like the new health/life system in the game. It's one of only a few complaints I have against it. The life bar from the first game worked perfectly.
Something about just standing still and regaining life seems wrong to me in a game. Almost makes it too easy.

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aaronisbla
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 11:54:01 PM

i actually really missed the old health system myself, at least i knew when i needed to get some health, but sitting there to recover is ok for me since so many other fps games do it...

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Deleted User
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 11:42:30 PM
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what da fu*k Ben Dutka?How come u give it 9.2 for gfx?It's completely pale wen u compare it with MGS4,LBP N GEARS2,r2 deserves 8.5 for gfx.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 11:48:25 PM

...if you think so.

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wasim
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:21:49 AM

@SABIT

stupid XBOT
GTFO of PSXEXTREME

go play Gears 1.1

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 7:54:21 PM

OH MY GOD! he mentioned gears of war in a positive light! GET HIM! calm down. If you honestly believe that Gears 2 isn't one of the best looking games around then you have no brain.

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AntDC
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 11:44:42 PM
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Great reveiw. With all these damn AAA titles to choose from, it's getting hard deciding which ones to buy...

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ec0li
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 11:46:18 PM

Get em all...muahahahahah!

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ec0li
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 11:45:01 PM
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I'm really really really intrigued by the 60 player online multiplayer matches. I remember playing Tribes 2 back then for the PC which had like 64 players max I believe. Can't wait to pick this one up. Is it possible to invite a guest to play online and have a split screen on the same TV in this game like Halo 3?

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dlte
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 1:42:11 AM

yeah, you can have guests, at least it did with the beta..

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Fabi
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 11:49:04 PM
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What's wrong with me? I played the first 30 mins of the game, and didn't really enjoy it much. I was even yawning at some points.

Hopefully it picks up.

I guess maybe the graphics have something to do with it. They usually don't, but I expected more. While the enemies look great, everything else looks like crap.

Really makes me wish it looked as good as Gears 2.

It's kinda sad.

I'm sure I'll love it the more I play it, I loved the beta.

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aaronisbla
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 11:57:55 PM

i guess its all subjective. I can't see anything looking like crap on my hdtv, sure it doesn't look like Gears 2, but that doesn't make it look like crap.

different strokes for different folks i guess. When you go into a game not really liking it, chances are you won't. In your case, you really should wait for Gears 2, its obviously the game you are feeling right now for your graphical fix so go ahead, no one will kill you

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Advent Child
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 1:40:09 AM

I personally like the look MORE than Gears 2, again like he said its all subjective.

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NiteKrawler
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 4:49:09 PM

I've only played the beta, but I thought the graphics were pretty sweet. I must just play a lot of crappy looking games or something because so many people here are saying they aren't bad but not the greatest. But don't worry, I got bored with it after like a minute. I really liked the first one but I couldn't get into this one. I won most of the matches I was in and still couldn't have fun. I blame that on just being sick of FPS's though. Soooo many other great games to choose instead for PS3.

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 11:57:24 PM
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This is a kick in the balls!!! My PS3 just died!!! Im gonna cry...

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ec0li
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:03:15 AM

How did it die? Did it eff up on the update? My update went fine and I downloaded the Mirror's Edge Demo right after it. I didn't try the demo yet though.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:08:34 AM
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Ben you know im a loyal fan of this site but i do go to others as well..... did anyone really think they would rate this game on par with with Gears 2? a lot of people on gamefaqs were shocked and tend to not hate them...for now haha

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Jed
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:26:18 AM

For now, right lol.

the new pic makes me think of kratos even more.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:32:32 AM

...not sure what you mean. Heh.

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Wage SLAVES
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:09:17 AM
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Well I cant say its directly from the update but exactly after that I turned it off came home and got the Yellow Light of Death. Might be an EVIL coincidence but its gone....just in time for freakin RESISTANCE!!!

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wasim
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:20:09 AM
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Awesome score for an awesome game

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Deleted User
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:40:49 AM

Wasim i'm not an xbot.i've been playin games since ma childhood n i've got 11 gaming consoles n almost 250+ games,every month i spend around 250 bucks on vdo games,so i know very well how to play a game n how to judge a game.in ma comment i never said r2 is bad n don't buy it.i just said dat it's not on par with MGS4,lbp,gears2 in terms of gfx.dat's it.if i'm an xbot than why i included mgs4 there?
Ben Dutka if i said anything wrong than u can ban me frm ur site.

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Jed
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:23:29 AM
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Oh wow is exactly what I said when I saw the San Francisco scene. Also when I saw the goliath and the leviathan. I love the game, single player and online are equally great. I had been waiting for this game for a long time and it simply blows my mind. I wish I could still carry all the weapons, but it does make you think a little more and add changes your strategy a little bit. It is absolutely a must buy.

And the special edition is awesome, definitely worth the extra $

I just saw a commercial for it while I was writing this

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:50:02 AM
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SABIT: Nothing's wrong, I just don't think much of your eye. Resistance 2 is visually spectacular in some respects, and the reason it got that score is because there are VERY few PS3 games that look better. Yes, MGS4 is one of them and maybe even LBP, but why does a game that looks better than 99% of all other PS3 titles deserve a 8.5 in graphics?

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Troy Powers
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 8:39:17 AM

I gotta side with you on this one, Ben. I thought the graphics on the beta were disappointing, and didn't expect more from the real game. Then, before I played my copy, I read a lot of people on the playstation forums complaining about the graphics. Then when I fired up my copy I thought, "What the hell are they talking about?!!?" Given, I still haven't played it online (kept getting disconnects), so maybe the online graphics are worse and on par with the beta, but the graphics in the campaign mode are sweet.

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Wage SLAVES
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 1:02:30 AM
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Great idea for the double review!!! I respect both of your opinions. You already made my mind for me Ben just waitin on Arnold's perspective and apparently a new PS3...

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FLYING_APE
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 1:04:30 AM
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Very good review Ben. Just sitting here at work itching to get home and check my mail to see if its come. some of you know how i feel about the graphics should of got 8.5-9.0.imho.

im out and does anyone like cake MMMMMMMmmmmmm

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Deleted User
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 1:06:14 AM
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Hey,Ben u mean r2 looks better than Uncharted?better than quest for booty,better than deadspace?so how u r calling it 99%?
I was too harsh actually atfirst cuz i had high hopes with r2,though da gameplay is outstanding but visuals r so,so.Frankly u should've been give it 8.5 for gfx & btw wat's wrong with da controls?u gave it 9.3 but imo it'really smooth n it deserves 9.8 atleast[ONLY L2 ISSUE]

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 1:23:36 AM

Yes, 99%. Even if you wanted to put Uncharted and Dead Space ahead of R2 visually, you're still only at about 4 or 5 games that look better. Heck, say there are 10 (even though I don't think there are).

Given the hundreds upon hundreds of games that have released for the PS3, how EXACTLY - mathematically speaking - can you give R2 a 8.5? Think about it.

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Deleted User [Administrator]
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 1:31:34 AM
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Ok,Ben i quit,i can't keep up with u.
But still i think it shouldn't cross 9 atleast n wat bout da controls?

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 8:02:01 PM

This stupid argument is exactly my I prefer straight up ten (actually 5) point sacles with no decimals. People wanna nitpick over half of a point? are you kidding me?

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Fabi
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 1:32:22 AM
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I think it does deserve to get judged differently because Insomniac is a first party dev and this is their third game for the PS3.

@aaron - I have a 42 inch plasma, that's not the problem. The game isn't great looking. I also don't own a 360 so I wont be playing GOW2 anytime soon. I just can't help but think of all these comments about the PS3 being so powerful but then see Gears 2 deliver more visually.

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Advent Child
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 1:43:21 AM

Gears 2 is also like a what 5th generation title? and R2 is a 3rd

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aaronisbla
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 6:17:34 AM

i never said you didnt own a hdtv, all im saying is all subjective. the game looks amazing to me, if it looks like crap to you, thats an opinion not shared by many.

Bottom line for now is if you wanna play a game that looks like Gears 2, play gears 2.

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Orvisman
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 9:54:10 AM

Insomniac isn't a first-party developer, unless Sony has bought the company recently. Granted, Insomniac is an exlusive second-party developer; so for all intents and purposes, Insomniac is as close to being a first-party developer as can be without being owned by Sony.

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NiteKrawler
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 4:56:21 PM

You play games on a plasma? I heard that can mess the TV up. Is that just a myth?

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Aftab
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 1:41:35 AM
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What you are noticing in the graphics is a reduction in textures. I would say they are reduced even compared to Fall of Man, and this was done on purpose, to optimise framerate, on screen activity, number of objects, and consistency of online gameplay. So it is rather unfair to compare it to Gears2, which is game that is high in texture quality, but only chugs along as compared to the on screen activity of R2.. A fairer standard to use is a game like COD4 or Halo3, as done in the review...

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Dystopia
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 1:42:19 AM
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Hey everyone I just signed up to this site and I would just like to say hello to everyone here. I finally decided to register here after following this site for a while, but to get back on topic great review Ben. I feel that every site I go to offers a slightly negative review to any PS3 game, so I am glad that we have you here Ben.

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Aftab
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 1:46:10 AM
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Oh, and Ben, you don't have to press square hard...You just have to hold it for a bit longer. I think this was done as a safe-guard, so that in the middle of battle, one doesn't accidentally discard or swap one's weapon with something on the playfield, accidentally.

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Archangel
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 2:42:43 AM
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just off subject but did anyone have trouble logging online after downloading the new update? i cant sign onto Socom and its freakin frustrating that i cant get any headshots in today!!!

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snglbck26
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 9:45:19 AM

I had a hard time too. I updated last night and was on-line temporarily while playing Pacific Rift. Then in the middle of the game I got a message that I was booted out right in the middle of a race. I then tried to get back on-line and wasn't successful until my third or fourth try. It will be interesting to see what happens tonight.

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Deleted User
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 3:39:34 AM
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Fabi!u just said the word which was running to n fro in ma mind.This is Insomniac's 3rd game for ps3,so they should've made da gfx look awesome,but instead it looks like an average joe.We don't want 60 players online,what we want:pure single player HD experience.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 6:24:26 AM

oh please, let this game have only a single player experience and you would be amongst the many players stating " no multiplayer, no good "

Seems to me that some will never be happy, because superior graphics is all that matters nowadays and not gameplay...sigh...

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HUSO
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 7:34:20 AM

y can't we have both good Gfx and good gameplay. honestly, when i bought a ps3 i was expecting both, but graphically i wasn't quite blown away by most games. must be coz i was moving to the ps3 from PC gaming, or were my expectations too high ?

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NiteKrawler
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 4:59:30 PM

Huso: I think the graphics will keep getting better with time. PS3 is still young. And yea you were probably spoiled by pc games lol.

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Jizmack
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 5:56:40 AM
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Just beat kraken im loving it dudes great review ben

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kj313
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 6:09:53 AM
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WTF??? I think graphics aren't that important! Why is there so much emphasis on looks??? I know a game can't be butt ugly but come on now. My only problem Ben wit your review is you gripe with the controller layout. I was a lil irritated with it but guess what I did, I paused , went to options, and u can change any button that u want or make the layout the way u want it to be. So if you are a Call of duty Fan male your custom layout that. Other than that I agree with the review score.

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HUSO
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 7:44:18 AM

if u were playing Tetris, would u play the one with just boxes or the one with pretty colours and 3d effects on the boxes with weird sound effects?

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aaronisbla
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 6:23:16 AM
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Im not sure what else you guys want from the graphics department. Its not like you HAVE to play the game.

Bottom line to quite a lot of people and reviewers is the game looks great. Arguing about "oh noes, look at the metacritic score dropping" or " it doesn't look like gears " won't change what a lot of people have said about the game.

Fabi, sorry you don't have a 360, it seems to me Gears 2 is for you out of these 2 games and you should play it

A perfect example of a game looking like crap would something along the lines of Haze.

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LightShow
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 6:44:14 AM
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the atmosphere in resistance FOM seemed a little bleak for me, but if it's this really kickass i might have to rent it sometime...

and as far as graphics go, I don't expect my shooters to have insane graphics, only because i'm not gonna be staring at the character model in pitched combat.

Now in games catering to the casual sector (pixeljunk titles, etc.) or racing games (wipeout HD, GT5 prolouge), or even RPGs, there's no reason not to have stellar graphics, and if a title doesn't look awesome, i'm gonna be reluctant to fork over for it.

in short, i'd rather have great gameplay, have it run extremely well, and even have great surround sound support before 1080p resolution.

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tanner1
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 6:58:08 AM
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Great review

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tanner1
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 7:01:03 AM
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O.k so what if gears 2 looks better, it certainly dont play better or smoother and how many in the multiplayer? 4 or 8 wow. Lets compare gears 2 visually to killzone 2 then shall we... No comparison

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Deleted User
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 10:21:37 PM

your ignorance screams very loudly

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Deleted User
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 7:29:35 AM
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kj313,u said gfx doesn't matter for ya,huh?then why did u buy ps3?u could still enjoy numerous ps1 or ps2 tittles,am i wrong huh?
Man da gaming industry has evolved a lot,R2 is an AAA tittle n Sony put a lot of money for dis game,for developing dis type of 1st party tittles Sony couldn't keep GTA as an exclusive.So gfx should b revolutionary for these games[Uncharted]Whenever i think dat,i roar like a ferocious Lion.

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kj313
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 8:16:29 AM

@SABIT 1st off I have the 60gb so I can play any playstation game I want. 2nd that's a pretty dumb point. Developers aren't producing games on the ps2 or ps1 anymore. My point is games don't have to be pretty for me to play. The good ol days have addictive ass games that were ugly but they were just fun. I say games suffer when devs just worry about how pretty the game can be.

Now I'm not sayin R2 is ugly at all but sayin that gears looks better, so that's a negative is weak to me.

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Sir Shak
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 7:35:55 AM
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@ ben
are the gfx that bad?
cause i read the previews on many sites and everyone was sayin the game looks great.
i can undestand the gfx not being as good as mgs but in your opinion are they as good as cod4?

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Aftab
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 8:52:40 AM

Ignore the naysayers. The game has some pretty impressive visuals. As the review says, there are "Glimpses" visual brilliance (the water dynamics while fighting the Kraken, beholding the airborne fleet cascaded accross multiple altitudes and moving like the clouds, the rioting Cloven running at you from the cinema and being able to see them through the walls with the appropriate weapon). And between these "glimpses" you have solid visuals that don't get bogged down by a slow framerate.

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zerostar39
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 7:39:26 AM
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I personally do not care for the new weapons system. I liked it better in the first one having the whole inventory to choose from instead of just 2 at a time. Because the new weapons in this game are insanely awesome, I have a hard time choosing which ones I wanna keep. Thats my only real complaint about R2, other than that I absolutely love it.

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CH1N00K
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 8:55:59 AM
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I was hard on this game when I first started playing it. I thought that the color palette was off, and I agree with Sabit to a certain extent about graphics. When I loaded up the main page of the game and saw a slightly pixelated version of Nathan Hale on my Sony HD tv, I was a little dissapointed. When I started playing I was doing the same thing...trying to find a reason not to like it. It wasn't until I beat the Chicago level and realized I had to be to work in a few hours and I hadn't slept yet...than I went holy crap this game sucked me in. A couple complaints? The boss battles seem suprisingly easy, I would have thought taking down a 300 foot leviathan or giant craken would have taken more then 4 rockets...the big spider things in R1 seemed harder. For me the boss battles were more of a cinematic show then an actual battle. But to even it out, the regular battles are better, struggling to survive wave after wave of Chimera makes it interesting. All in all, is the game perfect? No. Is it hella fun to play? You bet your ass it is, and I would recommend anyone who owns a PS3 to pick it up. I'm going to play through the story mode again on the hardest setting, and then when my head shots are perfected, I'll meet you all online.

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Frenchy17
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 9:26:28 AM
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Wow, what is the big deal over graphics? If a game plays great and looks good then you should be happy. I thought the controls are much smoother this time around and the game does look way better than the first. To me, it seemed like they took everything wrong with the first and improved it all. I also thought the game looked great. While I was fighting the cracken in the water, my roommate who is an avid pc gamer, came in and said "wow that looks nice!" And the color palette is fine, at least it has many colors unlike gears that looks grey and olive green the whole time with some red in there for blood.

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Aftab
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 9:51:27 AM

I hope people will look past the "apparent weaknesses" and go online. This game has been built around the online aspect (and still has a solid single-player unlike other titles), and I'm sure people will have great fun.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 10:24:11 AM
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Graphics whores...SABIT, hate to tell you this, but you're one of them.

Anyway, everyone can stop on that subject now. The graphics have their issues, especially in regards to textures, but there are only a very small handful of PS3 games that look better. END OF STORY. Please talk about something else.

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CH1N00K
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 4:09:39 PM

Graphic? I didn't think it was that graphic...did it really deserve an M rating? Just kidding, I just couldn't resist with all this talk about Graphics...which Ben will probably now boot me out of here for being an ass...but it is talking about something else isn't it?

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whooka
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 10:35:34 AM
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It's an FPS, 'nuff said. The comparison to GoW is relative only to the action scheme it sounds like since GoW is not an FPS. I hate FPSs on the PS3, having grown up with them on the PC and never finding the PS3 controller able to adequately compensate for keyboard/mouse control. I hate FPSs on the PS3. Why they are starting to employ this schema in everything from RPGs to action games which should be 3rd-person perspective is beyond me but it definitely ensures I will never purchase the title no matter how good it is overall. Did I mention I hate FPSs on the PS3?

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Aftab
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 10:55:07 AM

I don't know wdf MS and Sony don't release mouse combo controller for the all these fps's. We got steerig wheels, guitars, and drumsets, but no proper controller for what has become the biggest genre in the industry.

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CH1N00K
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 10:41:12 AM
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lol...Okay Ben. I agree with you on that. Very few games do look better at this point, and it is a fun game. Like I said in my previous post, despite some "flaws" it's still a winner in my book.

To talk about something else, who else had a hard time not giggling like a school girl when firing the slicer down a crowded hallway? I felt a little sad when I kept running out of ammo. That's a weapon I'd love to have tucked away somewhere as a third weapon just for the laugh factor.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 10:44:02 AM

Heh...I didn't giggle. I just laughed really hard. LOL

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Jed
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 7:04:07 PM

how could you not love a gun like that?

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CH1N00K
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 10:46:11 AM
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You mean I'm the only one that giggles like a school girl....ahh crap!..LOL

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King James
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 10:55:27 AM
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Having opened my copy of R2 yet. BUT...I know when I do...My 60" Sony HDTV and my PS3 will be in perfect harmony. I may not come out of the house for a day or two. I'm opening it this weekend.

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Deleted User
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 10:31:21 PM

what mommy wont let you play games during the school week? hahaha

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King James
Sunday, November 09, 2008 @ 11:11:38 AM

Who is this deleted user?! Was that you Sabit, or was it SgtBarone? Look I'm a grown man homie. And grown men have lives that doesn't revolve around their PS3. Which means, I don't play addictive games when I got goals to accomplish.

Sumthing you obviously know NADA about. I see you took precious time out of your empty weekend to comment on MY posts. Ha...Pathetic.

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Ogibillm
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 10:59:04 AM
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given the amount of action that goes on onscreen, the variety of environments, and the in my opinion good looking enemies i'm more than happy with the graphics. sure nathan hale doesn't look that great, but you don't see much of him.

overall i'm more than happy. and when gears 2 comes out and the repetitious dark gray buildings look better than the brightly lit grand canyon or chicago or the small town in idaho or the interior of the chimera ship, well, that'll be just fine with me.

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Deleted User
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 11:24:00 AM
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OK,GUYS DAT'S ENOUGH.WAIT FOR Arnold's REVIEW,I THINK HE WILL B ABLE TO GIVE R2 AN HONEST SCORE ON DA GFX DEPARTMENT N I STILL BELIEVE DAT CONTROLS SHOULD'VE BEEN GIVEN 9.7 CUZ NO OTHER FPS ON DA PS3 CONTROLS MUH BETTER THAN DIS ONE[EXCEPT COD4]

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King James
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 2:08:13 PM

Dude, what kind of TV do u have?

The gfx on the beta were very good and I know the gfx on the real game is better. Small texture problems...that's about it. The HD gameplay videos on the internet is proof enough. And yea, the graphics on R2 are better than Uncharted and Deadspace. COD4, MGS4, and GT5:Prologue are the only PS3 games out there that are clearly visually superior.

Why are u so hung up on the graphics anyway? It's a PS3 exclusive. Meaning that, graphics are gonna be good regardless. Just enjoy the game buddy.

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Fabi
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 11:25:07 AM
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I know Ben said to quit talking about the graphics, and like I said, graphics never make or break a game for me.But I guess it's just in my head because R2 and Gears 2 are getting reviewed at the same time, and I cant help but remember all those things Sony says about the PS3 being superior graphically to the 360.

And I take back saying it looks like crap, that was a bit over the top. There are just some parts that I think look like crap.

The first huge boss is awesome to look at, but it feels like it's just there for show. I didn't feel like if I shot at it I would be causing damage at all, the only way was to shoot a rocket or two and just watch it go down. There was no real struggle involved. Kinda reminded me of the FMV streams going on in the background in FF8, they looked awesome, but you didn't really feel like you were part of it.

And a lot of reviews mention the game having glimpses of awesome graphics here and there, and I completely agree. But most of the time it just looks good, not great.

@aaron - I really don't need you to tell me what to play. I play what I want. I bought the game, and I'm gonna give it a fair chance. I have only played 30-40 mins of it. I'm sure I will love it in the end. I just thought I was going to be blown away by it in the first 10 mins like in MGS4 and LBP. But it just didn't.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 11:44:38 AM

No one is telling you what to play dude, its called a suggestion, get over it.

You wanted a game that looks really great in your eyes, and not like crap on your hdtv right? Then give gears 2 a try when you can, its gonna be awesome and its sure to satisfy the graphic whore in a lot of us. Its one of the only reasons i bought a 360 recently to be honest, why not play both?

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Deleted User
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 11:31:05 AM
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Fabi,man r u ma brother?Man how come u always say da words that runs in ma mind!

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ec0li
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 11:55:46 AM
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I don't want to beat a dead horse but...

60 freakin players online...

Imsoniac had to optimize the graphics for the entire game for performance even if it affects singler player...

The game manages to still look very good and play great...

60 players online for a console game...what more do you want...You're going to be too busy thinking who the eff out of the other 30 people facepwned you with a headshot...it's going to be JAWSOME!

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Powershifter
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:21:09 PM
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Solid Review! Now... why am I waiting until Christmas for this game??? ..sigh..

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Joe_III
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:21:31 PM
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Is anyone honestly surprised by 60 player online? I would have thought that an original xbox game should have been able to, maybe even a PS2.

there have been 60 player full graphics FPS games for PC since the mid 90s, and consoles today are much more powerful than the PCs of yore.

If you can put in a good transport protocol so you don't use up too much bandwidth, you should be fine.

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ec0li
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:35:07 PM

I had a comment earlier bout playing Tribes 2 back then...so yeah...I know bout 60 players on PC. This is just the first time I've seen it on consoles. I think that counts for a little something.

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CH1N00K
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:24:45 PM
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Powershifter

Because you can save the world on Christmas day, something symbolic to that isn't there? Kind of brings a tear to your eye....oh wait..no it doesn't. Why are you waiting for christmas, get out there and get this game man! Just kidding, I'm actually kind of interested to see what the sales for this game will be after the Christmas excitement is over with. I'm sure there will be more than a few people finding this under the tree this year.

One of the problems with releasing games at this time of year. Can't really tell how popular the game is really going to be until the stores close on Christmas Eve and the last guy who waited until the last minute to do the shopping has left the parking lot..lol, not that I'm that type of guy I always make sure I have everything bought well in advance...like December 23rd just to beat the rush.

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Zorigo
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:48:48 PM
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what about the story? is that great too? but i am most definitely getting this.

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JoshBall
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:50:19 PM
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ROFL SABIT

you don't give up do ya? ;)

lmfao

has anybody got the special edition for this yet? What has it got in?

I live in the UK so will have to wait =/

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tlpn99
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 1:17:44 PM
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Hey Josh your not the only one I live in UK too. Gotta wait another couple of weeks for this, least gives me time to complete Gears 2 and Motorstorm 2 getting them both tomorrow, got Little Big Planet and Quantum Of Solace today :)

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dirdiggler
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 2:30:09 PM
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So this game isn't 2 player co-op anymore? If not whats the deal with this, do they think everyone wants to go online an play..

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Ogibillm
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 2:30:45 PM
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just to let people know... you can separate run and crouch in the options. this will let you attach crouch to the L3 button and run to the L2.

much better this way.

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tramp
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 2:48:14 PM
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joshball,

the SCEE dont do limited,special whatever you want to call it editions.i was told this from my local sony centre after i had pre-ordered one for me them,come release day and nothing.
come release day no special copy of the game,no copy of the game left and me being a very sad panda.

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LightShow
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 5:14:36 PM
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all this talk about insomniac's latest greatest has me wondering about Naughty Dog...

The two are practically brothers, but the last game the Dog put out was Uncharted, and Insomniac's put out 3 games in the same time.

as far as i know the studio's are similarly sized, so what gives? I just hope they've something REALLY kickass in the works...

oh and apologies for being just a little off topic ^_^

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Fabi
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 5:29:41 PM
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@LightShow - I've been wondering that too... Not only has Insomniac dropped three PS3 games, they dropped a PSN game as well.

@SABIT - I don't think so, hehe. Liquid and Solid?

@aaron - Well it kinda seemed like you were trying to talk down to me, as if I'm less of a gamer because I enjoy awesome graphics. I've been playing games since the monochrome days of Kings Quest, so that's never stopped me from playing just for gameplay.

I even played Michael Jordan Vs Larry Bird in monochrome, on my first computer.

That's thug.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 11:36:54 PM

nah man, i wasnt, i was really just suggesting that you try it out because i thought you had a 360, so don't take it personal.

Sorry if it came out a bit hostile haha

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Quincho
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 5:55:52 PM
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I dont know about this game,
I played the 2 betas, the private and the public, so I came to this
I like resistance 1 More than the 2

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Deleted User
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 6:43:04 PM
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actually ben RFOM had the flashlight feature too

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Daedusian
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 7:05:33 PM
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So far I am really enjoying the game! I'm maybe about 4 hours into the campaign, but my only complaint so far is the story. I was really hoping for something solid, but while the story is lacking, it is made up in gameplay. The brilliance of pace is what makes this game stand out. It's like if UT3 merged with Halo. By that I mean taking the fast and quick action of UT and combining that with the visual realism and style of Halo.

The weapons looks SO MUCH better than the first also. In RFOM I absolutely hated some of the weapons because either they were entirely useless or just plain retarded. So I can tell they've addressed this as well as many other things.

Love the graphics as well. While at some times they could be better, there is no denying the fact that the cutscenes are nothing short of perfection. I think I must've spent at least 5 minutes just taking in the view of San Fran, when you first enter the area. It's just mindblowing. Great honest review btw. I 100% agree with everything. Looking forward to Arnold's review!

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Fabi
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 8:23:39 PM
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@Daedusian - Really? I thought the most impressive moments were in game with the awesome looking enemies.

I actually thought the cut scenes were a bit bad. Not even close to MGS4.

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Daedusian
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 11:29:43 PM

Yeah I forgot to mention that too. The slime, guts, and so forth were pretty amazing as well.

On another note, I felt the cutscenes were very similar to that of Uncharted's but maybe it's just me. Yeah MGS4 definitely outshines the competition for the most realistic looking character models, however, the environments, to me, were not as good (still impressive tho), but that might be because of the gritty setting, idk. Both R2's and Uncharted's cutscenes are both equally impressive but have a very different style. I guess you could say they are a bit more cartoonish? but still maintain realistic qualities with lighting, etc.

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King James
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 8:35:09 PM
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LOL! this is what Halo 3 should have been. ha ha ha ha, Ben, you do know how to hurt those xbots with the truth.

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Deleted User
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 10:25:50 PM

wow another ignorant fanboy. why am i not surprised

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King James
Sunday, November 09, 2008 @ 11:05:13 AM

I'm a gamer 1st and a Sony Fan 2nd, hater.

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Alienange
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 9:12:32 PM
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I didn't think anyone else would see what I saw. But then you wrote "I was immediately reminded of God of War." Like no kidding! Me too! This is why I trust your reviews. However for a game like this, I don't wait for reviews.

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Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 10:27:57 PM
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I'm a fan of both systems Ben but obviously Halo 3 is what R2 should have been when you look at the review scores. It seems like a lot of reviewers are really just recommending a rental unless you plan on being online a lot.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 12:48:07 AM

Stop. Nobody is recommending just a "rental." That's what you do with games that get 7s.

And the next time YOU call someone around here a fanboy, I'm banning you on sheer principle alone.

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somethingrandom
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 10:43:51 PM
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WTF, I think the game is beautiful!! And I definitely didn't expect those big guys to start throwing cars. One problem I had was the Auger. With the addition of the spinners, I think the Auger force barrier should stop enemies from passing through it (try getting swarmed by 50 at once). At least the exploding projectiles in the Magnum helped clear out a LOT.

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Archangel
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 2:37:27 AM
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ok, this is really buggin the crap out of me but i still cant log on to play R2 or Socom!!! can anyone tell me whats going on cause after being forced to dl the new update just to get on the network, now i cant even log into my games! i need kills to satisfy my daily needs! i keep getting booted off or some error messages........ i feel tears of frustration welling up now... HELP

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aV muse
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 6:22:00 AM
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after playing gears of war 2, this is no where near as good as GOW2. Might rent it though.

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CH1N00K
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 8:16:04 AM

That's stirring the pot....lol. I beat R2 last night, and now I'm playing through it again. The more I play it the more I enjoy it. I haven't even tried the online yet, Although I think I might be a little scared too..lol, I'm not a great deathmatch player, and I found in R1 that 30 people in a room was pretty hectic, I'm thinking 60 will be spawn,die,respawn,die..etc...But I'll give it a try eventually, just need to work on my headshot a bit more....

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Daedusian
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 11:39:49 AM

The thing I hated about RFOM online was that no matter what game I joined it was ALWAYS one hit kill. Honestly, I really don't see the fun in that...

Also, I only got to play 60 player at my house once during the beta (because of the better internet connection compared to my college’s) and I have to say it is AMAZING! When I played it I was laughing hysterically at how awesome it was. You really got to play it. Didn’t get to play coop but I’m sure it’s just as amazing!

@aV muse; Saying that R2 is no where as good as Gears2 is such a fanboyish comment. It could be better, idk haven't played it, but I'm positive it's not better times a thousand. And I wouldn't rent it, that'd be stupid of you.

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Aftab
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 12:23:11 PM

Might rent it, though? So, you haven't played it, yet. Figures. I'm figuring this is one of the guys who just got banned.

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CH1N00K
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 12:23:10 PM
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I think it depends on What Muse wants to get out of the game. If I was just going to play through the story line and not bother with the online at all, then Yeah, I probably wouldn't have bought it either. But online playablilty is becoming more and more of a reason that I actually purchase games now. I think the only game I own that you can't play online against others in Ninja Gaiden Sigma. Oh and Monopoly, someone bought it for my girlfriend and the first thing I tried to do was see if I could go online with it. I couldn't, so now I don't play it anymore.

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BIG_E
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 2:09:32 PM
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Stop the madness R2 is still more inviting .Gears2 is of a different taste with the ability to cover & fire like kill switch for ps2.The looks of GEARS 2 is sweet but it brings the 360 to its limit .Killzone2 is completed but not released, and is more fare to compare.Oh and Ben shut up about those bogus numbers .PS3 games are ported as an afterthought, again do not compare.Ben you don't show a non biased opinion to your fans.And my new "XBOX 360 ELITE" got the ring of death .That happened twenty minutes into GEARS 2.Dude i love my xbox but Ben stop bull shitting people.I love my PS3,my dreamcast,my nintendo 64,&my PS2& my pc.



PS: BIG-E is a man that places facts,NO BULLSHIT.

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Aftab
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 5:23:23 PM

It has taken a couple of years, for even a couple of these guys to trickle in here. Then on the very day they are summarily excused, a couple "more" happen to pop back in...Let's get the ip-ban going...

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NuCl3aR32
Sunday, November 09, 2008 @ 3:33:19 AM
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OK the truth is R2 visually is a good looking PS2 game. Thats right. PS2. Frame rate is also locked somewhere around 30, so does not run as smooth as other games like COD4 for example. Truth, no BS.

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NuCl3aR32
Sunday, November 09, 2008 @ 3:33:27 AM
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OK the truth is R2 visually is a good looking PS2 game. Thats right. PS2. Frame rate is also locked somewhere around 30, so does not run as smooth as other games like COD4 for example. Truth, no BS.

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NuCl3aR32
Sunday, November 09, 2008 @ 3:33:32 AM
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OK the truth is R2 visually is a good looking PS2 game. Thats right. PS2. Frame rate is also locked somewhere around 30, so does not run as smooth as other games like COD4 for example. Truth, no BS.

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NuCl3aR32
Sunday, November 09, 2008 @ 3:33:34 AM
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OK the truth is R2 visually is a good looking PS2 game. Thats right. PS2. Frame rate is also locked somewhere around 30, so does not run as smooth as other games like COD4 for example. Truth, no BS.

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King James
Sunday, November 09, 2008 @ 11:02:22 AM
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Nice quadruple post. Since when did have a low frame rate make a game look PS2ish, NuCl? U sound like a hater that hasn't played the game. The gameplay is flawless over here.

As a matter of fact ben, after play R2 all weekend...I'd say that this review is wrong. I'd give the gameplay and the replay value a higher score.

And why'd u ban that xbot flaming my earlier post? I had some words for him. Lol.

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NuCl3aR32
Sunday, November 09, 2008 @ 4:42:06 PM
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Im not a hater, im a Playstation owner since the PS1 days. However, I some-what am in disappointment of R2, which is oppinion. I was the guy who was eager to get my hands on this title for a long time, and I simply hate that I am being let down. Im only speaking for myself in this post, so acknowledge its my oppinion.

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bamf
Sunday, November 09, 2008 @ 7:33:48 PM
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There's a comparison vid (i think on ign?) of both R1 and R2 andyou can see the major improvements in the visuals, as if R2 is on a much more powerful hardware.

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Banky A
Saturday, November 15, 2008 @ 7:55:20 PM
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Hey, does anybody know when Arnold's review will be up? xD

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Robertson99
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 11:34:56 AM
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OMG I envy you Americans sooooo much!! We don't get this game for another 10 days! It's all good though...got it pre-ordered:D:D

I cannot wait for this non-stop play over the weekend me thinks!:P (or just forever hehe)

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Arkhon
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 @ 5:00:32 PM
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Too bad the analog sticks don't click like the ones on the Xbox 360 controller. As for it being the game Halo 3 should have been, I really don't see anything wrong with Halo 3. Maybe that's the Bungie fanboy in me screaming to get out, I'm not sure. I generally try not to judge games I haven't played.

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