After a rather large amount of time retaining its price point, Nihilistic’s Vita FPS falls below the £15 mark. It beats the next best offer from Currys by over £3.
What should have been the flagship title to prove shooters could be done well on the Vita ended up being pushed out the door too early, with several issues making it hard to recommend at full retail price. However, for under £15 it could be worth taking a gamble on. Thanks to cccomps @ HUKD!
Platform: PS Vita
Nihilistic’s first Vita game, Resistance: Burning Skies, proved that first-person shooters were a suitable match for Sony’s dual-analogue sporting handheld. Admittedly, the game was a bit basic, a bit ugly and rough around the edges, but compared to using the face buttons instead of a second analogue stick like we were forced to on the PSP, it handled like a dream.
On learning that they’d be handling the Vita’s first Call of Duty title though, I was a little concerned as I thought development would go to someone with a more impressive CV. But hey, I was probably worried when Sony gave a little known studio called Ready at Dawn the reigns to create a God of War PSP game and they utterly nailed it.
Sadly, it would seem that Activision are less gifted when it comes to spotting talent. Nihilistic have ballsed this right up. Oh dear Activision, first you let Sleeping Dogs go (while still known as True Crime: Hong Kong) and now this. It’s a good thing that Black Ops 2 and Skylanders have made them a fuckton of money I suppose.
But onto this mess. When we saw the first in-game shots at Gamescom we were surprised at how poor it looked graphically and despite an extra few months of development, the game still looks shocking. Characters are boxy and their animations seem stiff. Textures are jagged and blurry, with the odd explosion orange fart-clouding its way into existence from a barrel or a mild grey stirring of dust signifying what might be a grenade detonating somewhere nearby.Click here to read more...
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We talk about the K-Pop sensation's addition to Just Dance 4, Stuart Black's self-imposed developmental isolation and his "open world cop game", Guildford's mayor, Strike Suit Zero and Kickstarter, Nihilistic and Lightbox's decisions to focus on mobile gaming, the possibility of dragon mounts in Skyrim, and that weird Cyberpunk 2077 poster.
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Nihilistic Software, the developers behind Vita FPS Resistance: Burning Skies and the upcoming Black Ops Declassified, will be reforming as a new studio with a new name and a focus on mobile gaming.Click here to read more...
A quick one, this...
CVG have reported that Call of Duty: Black Ops - Declassified - the first outing for Activision's absurdly popular FPS on the Playstation Vita - will be released on November 13th alongside the global launch for Black Ops II.
We've contacted Activision ourselves too just to be sure.
Nihilistic has confirmed that Vita FPS Call Of Duty: Black Ops Declassified won't feature the fan-favourite zombie mode, with the 4v4 multiplayer and survival gametype taking priority.Click here to read more...
Nihilistic have dropped some new details about their fairly secretive Call Of Duty Vita tie-in. Apparently Black Ops: Declassified will feature new perks, attachments and maps... and will look much better than its seriously ropey Gamescom debut. Here's hoping.Click here to read more...
Even though Resistance: Burning Skies is a bit average it clearly shows that FPSs could have find themselves a home on the Vita in the future. There's a great deal of variation when it comes to the weapons load out thanks to the upgrade system, but unfortunately you don't really have a lot of time to enjoy the good aspects of the game because single player campaign's incredibly short. Amazon are parting with copies of the game for £29.99, which should make you a saving of £3 on the next best offer coming in from Gamestation.
Platforms: PS Vita
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
We appear to be approaching a second wave of Vita releases at the moment, and in this salvo comes the much anticipated Burning Skies. The debut of the Resistance franchise on the Vita arrives without the franchise creators Insomniac at the helm, who have since moved on to other projects. Enter Nihilistic, the developers behind Playstation Move Heroes, to pick up the torch and run with it. With the previous handheld instalment Retribution being one of the PSP’s standout titles, and the Vita needing to show it can handle a FPS game, to say there are expectations to be met is a slight understatement.
The story setup for the single player is fairly run of the mill: New York fire-fighter Tom Riley gets caught up in the Chimeran invasion of America at the start of Resistance 2, and takes it to the enemy with his fireman’s axe. After being separated from his wife and daughter, he joins up with the Minutemen, a group of resistance fighters who knew the Chimera war machine was coming, and after a few rounds of helping them out, fights his way to his family. There are additional plot points throughout the game that tie into the expanded universe, but the important thing is that you’re going to be killing Chimera. Big Chimera, small Chimera, even bigger Chimera. Basically, lots of Chimera.
However, here comes the big question. Is it the FPS the Vita has been waiting for?Click here to read more...
Platforms: PS Vita
Developer: Nihilistic Software
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
With Insomniac Games now done with the Resistance franchise after three enjoyable (although not ground-breaking) games, the reins have been handed over to developers Nihilistic. The previous portable instalment, Resistance: Retribution, was one of the stand-out titles of the PSP’s catalogue, and now we are just over a month away from seeing if it manages to live up to the standard Sony Bend had previously produced. Switching up from Third-Person perspective to First-Person, it has already gained impressive referrals from the Dealspwn staff in the past, but I had yet to get my grubby mits on it. As such, I jumped at the chance when I was given the opportunity to enjoy the first three levels of the upcoming FPS ahead of its release in June.
The game puts the player in the shoes of Tom Riley, a New York City firefigher, mere minutes before the Chimera invasion hits America in the early stages of Resistance 2. Responding to a fire in a factory, Riley starts out the game with a fireman’s axe, which despite its simplicity is actually one of the more brutal weapons in the game when you line up with a Chimera at the right time of going in for the swing, but more on that later. The most important aspect we need to cover is how well the FPS action translates onto Sony’s handheld console, and I’m glad to report Nihilistic have managed to get the controls down incredibly well.Click here to read more...
Hot on the heels of Resistance: Burning Skies' multiplayer being thoroughly detailed last week, Nihilistic Software has revealed a new gametype for the Vita FPS. Entitled 'Survival,' you might instantly expect it to be a standard horde mode, but it's actually a team-based competitive versus experience where a rapidly-depleting squad of humans are set upon by unlimited hordes of player-controlled Chimera.Click here to read more...
Sony has unleashed a veritable horde of Resistance: Burning Skies screenshots today, which showcase the portable Vita graphics and multiplayer action discussed in a recent video interview. It's looking rather good, and the dual thumbsticks should make light work of a traditional FPS. Check them out after the break (click to embiggen).Click here to read more...
Resistance: Burning Skies plans to bring FPS multiplayer to the PS Vita in a big way, and Sony has released a new video interview to discuss the key features. Namely: huge imaginative guns, and how they'll work on the portable console. Producer Craig Phillips has what's yours, after the break.Click here to read more...
Vita's very first proper dual-stick FPS, Resistance: Burning Skies, has been given a 30th May release date. Which, the more observant amongst you will have realised, is a Wednesday. We'd be surprised if it didn't make its UK debut on Friday June 1st, but stranger things have happened.
Cast as fireman-turned-war hero Tom Riley, players will lead a human uprising against the Chimera on the East Coast Of America in a brand new adventure. We'll bring you more details as we hear them.
Playstation Move Heroes is an amalgamation of characters from the Jax and Daxter, Ratchet & Clank, and Sly Cooper universes into one big happy family. You'll get to pick which character you want to play as, and if you're playing through with a friend in co-op they'll automatically join you as that character's sidekick. This one might be a bit average, but then again you probably won't mind seeing as the price is £7.97 from the merchants listed above, which should save you almost £2 on the next best offer. Thanks to ukanalyst @ HUKD.