Resistance 2 Review
You play as soldier, Nathan Hale, part of the final resistance against an alien species (known as the Chimera) set on taking over the world. The plot isn’t anything that’ll blow your mind, but it is an enjoyable story with great gameplay.
At face value, there are two aspects of Resistance 2 that I love. First, the atmosphere and art style are perfect. Set in 1953, Resistance 2 has a wonderful 1950’s theme. To be honest, during the first level, I didn’t understand why Resistance 2 had received such praise. But once I played through the outdoor 1950’s world of Twin Falls (a reference to Twin Peaks, perhaps), I immediately fell in love with the game.
The second thing I love about Resistance 2 is the scale of the alien invasion. This is a full-blown attack on America, and Resistance 2 really shows how futile and hopeless the American resistance is. Furthermore, the American backdrop is great. From the ruined idyllic town of Twin Falls, to the flooded crumbling city of Chicago, to the collapsing southern plantations in Louisiana, Resistance 2 takes you through a dying 1950’s America… and it’s a breathtaking journey. At all times you can look up, and seeing the massive alien ships looming above. It’s overwhelming and incredibly effective.
Like most first-person shooters, Resistance 2 isn’t a very long game. Still, it’s an enjoyable one from start to finish. There’s definitely a bit of a learning curve, as the controls are different from other shooters. I was a bit bothered that the sprint and crouch controls were tethered to the same button. It’s certainly not a deal breaker, and you’ll definitely get used to it after an hour or so. And as mentioned, the game really hits its stride when you get to Twin Falls.
I highly recommend you pick up a copy of Resistance 2. I never played the first one, and the story doesn’t rely on it. The game is available at Amazon. I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to Resistance 3. Check out the trailer below.