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Round Up: Resogun Shoots to the Top of the PS4 Reviews Pile

Posted by Sammy Barker

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We already told you that Resogun was the PlayStation 4’s release day killer app – and it looks like our intuition was spot on. Along with the embargo lift for Sony’s next generation console earlier today, reviews for Housemarque’s stunning shoot-‘em-up have started to brighten up the web. As a result, we've compiled some of our favourites for your perusal below. Spoilers: it’s flippin’ fantastic.

Eurogamer - 8/10

Resogun really is that rare kind of arcade game that feels like an entirely different beast when played on the toughest setting. It's also the closest the PS4 launch line-up gets to offering a genuine next-gen thrill. Granted, Housemarque's not offering the shock of the new, perhaps - all of the developer's best ideas are actually reassuringly elderly - but it's working with energy, enthusiasm, precision and love. Oh, and voxels. Look at them scatter!

Destructoid - 9.5/10

Resogun is a satisfying arcade-style game with a next-gen look and feel – the ideal system launch game. It’s an eye-searing blur of a loop that you’ll be happy to jump into again and again. Don’t miss it.

IGN - 9.0/10

With some deceptively simple changes, Housemarque took a genre nearly as old as videogaming itself and made a tense, challenging, and excellent shooter. It may be short, but its addictive cycle of cylindrical shooter gameplay, great looks, and catchy music make it worth replaying in endless pursuit of that high score on the leaderboard.

GameSpot - 8/10

The only downside to Resogun is the short-stack of levels you get to explore. There are four difficulties to choose from, which provides a bit of variety, but the game's five stages don't stay fresh forever. Having three ships helps, but it doesn't take long for the flow of surprises to dry up and the race for high scores to take over. That said, Resogun remains fun to play even when the joy of discovery fades away. It's classic arcade action imbued with hard-hitting artistic and gameplay elements. Falling in love with Resogun is easy, and mastering it is challenging, and the combination of these two qualities makes Resogun almost impossible to put down.

Games Beat - 6.5/10

Resogun does everything it promises, and not a bit more. It has gorgeous graphics and solid skill-based gameplay, with valuable online co-op support and just enough content to keep things interesting for a while.

Are you itching to get to grips with Resogun? Is this your most anticipated PS4 game? Fire your thoughts into the comments section below.

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Sanquine said:

Gamesbeat.. So wrong. This game is like super stardust if your skills suck you will hate it!



BornOfEvil said:

So far, so good. Knack may not have done well, but Shadow Fall and Resogun seem to be picking up the slack.



Scollurio said:

Its awful whats happening over at IGN in the comments. All the hate. But lets wait and see how Xbox does. So far there is not ONE game on xbox one that comes complete, just lately they announced Forza 5 has just 200 cars, more are coming as paid DLC though. Pfff...
Same thing with Killer Instinct, all other games exklusive or not have framerate issues and lower resolution.

Not wanting to justify my choice of Sony this gen really as I am still perfectly happy with everything I hear and read about Sony, if there is ONE big revolutionary thing in this next gen launch its a MULTI MILLION DOLLAR company stepping down and looking at their customers, eye to eye on same level and open up for communication even up the highest CEOs. I think that's something really every big company, at least in entertainment business, can learn from.



ZeD said:

@Scollurio IGN is a feeding ground for all the hate. I agree with what you are saying about the Xbox One launch. There seems to be a lot of issues which are showing their ungly heads at the moment. The strangest one today was Lego Marvel has been delayed on X1. How? Why?
As for Resogun, I had a play of this at Eurogamer & it was a really fun title to play. Also quick fact for you: it only takes up 650mb of your hard drive :)
Great things in small packages....



get2sammyb said:

@Scollurio People on the Internet can be silly. It's best to just block out the nonsense. You'll find plenty of fair, intelligent discussion elsewhere. I just feel for the IGN editors who put so much work into their content, only for it to be used as fuel for trolls.

Unfortunately, this is the world we live in.



ZeD said:

@get2sammyb I imagine it is a lot tougher on IGN as they have many players on many consoles, so there is bound to be war. Where as here it is just one fanbase. :/



Itachi said:

PS4 may have a lack of games at launch but we all know they're coming. I feel Xbox One is in for the worse because it's looking like their biggest issues will lie within their own hardware. I wouldn't be surprised after that mandatory OS patch if there's a wide spread report of bugs. Not wishing bad on anyone but don't forget it was only a couple months ago Microsoft rushed a 180 on their entire OS.



Savino said:

@get2sammyb And thats why pushsquare is my main source for sony consoles!
The troll level here is almost non-existent!!

So, lets have a tea while we discuss something higher like the smell a brand new PS4!



Reverend_Skeeve said:

@ajaychitown Exactly...don't want to troll MS, because I hope they're successful (competition is always good), but it does seem the devs for the X1 have a much harder time to get the games up and running...many games being upscaled and having frame rate issues (Dead Rising 3 dropping down to 10-15 frames). It might get ironed out eventually once the software and drivers improve, but it does look bad just now, whereas the PS4 seems easy to work with, with much less problems.
Some of the launch games already look stunning, inFamous is right around the corner and in about 10-12 month I'm sure we'll see even better looking games.

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