During the madness of GDC news last week it was hard to make sure every cool bit of footage made it on the site. One of those games and videos that was left out last week was Resistance 3. From the get go Resistance 3 looks like its bringing all the right things to the table, and not just trying to mimic its competition. Resistance 2 seemed to have come off as a sloppy unfocused mash of great ideas that just didn’t come together. It didn’t have that classic lasting appeal that the first Resistance left with me.
That’s why this new Resistance 3 footage is so important, it seems to be going back to its roots and making an identity again. The focus has been shifted from large scale chaos, to small/medium scale refined combat. I for one am a fan of that, and reminds me of what Halo has been doing great for ten years. Insomniac seems to be moving in the right direction this time around, and will turn into one hell of an exclusive. The shift to a more human story of survival is a nice change and will hopefully take away from some of the military direction found in most titles these days.