Resistance 3 has gone gold and we're excited.
And while you will find staunch defenders of the game's potential, it isn't difficult to locate the naysayers, who have leaped all over the game's "lacking" graphics. Many will point towards the available media and make immediate comparisons to the current shooters; Killzone 3 and Crysis 2 are often cited, and the upcoming Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 have wowed gamers with intense videos and previews. It also doesn't help that rumors concerning sub-HD visuals in Resistance 3 are starting to circulate.
The bottom line is that there appears to be a lot of skepticism concerning the visual presentation in Resistance 3 ; specifically, that it can't measure up to the stiff competition. Many will say it was fine several years back, but considering the graphical leaps we've made since then, some say it's disappointing to see Resistance 3 falter. But is it a matter of a less accomplished graphical display, or is it simply a different design style? Is it more about atmosphere and a certain artistic flair rather than straight-up authentic military grit? Maybe it's just a perspective issue.
But either way, it may prove to be a problem. When it comes to the FPS genre, graphics really seem to take center-stage in arguments and discussions. And thus far, a great many gamers are saying that Resistance 3 lags behind. We'll be testing out the beta this week (expect our impressions soon) but in the meantime, we can easily make this observation. Everywhere you go is another gamer going, "meh, it doesn't look great." Is this is legitimate, troublesome issue, or are people just whining for no reason?
Related Game(s): Resistance 3