Resistance 3 (PS3)

Resistance 3 coverI’ve never been much of a first person shooter, so I’ve generally stayed away from them and don’t enjoy leaving my comfort zone.  I guess I was kind of sick of all the Call of Battlefield’s out there.  Don’t get me wrong I completely understand that there are a few solid  treasures in the first person market like Singularity, Bulletstorm, Crysis but unfortunately most of these recycled shooters always leave me wanting more, and I always end up getting less,  because of this I’m resistant to try any new shooter especially on a console as I’ve been brought up to play these games strictly on PC.

With that said, i can safely say that I am a fool and should really start opening up my tastes a bit.  If we never experience new things how we will we know that we like them?

Resistance 3 has left such a mark on me in a very profound way.  The game is nothing special in terms of innovation and yet at the same time it will forever be a learning experience for me personally.

Resistance 3 is the third installment in the trilogy and focus’s on an aliens species called the Chimera who are invading earth.   The world has become a desolate wasteland and the United States is the last line of defense against the invasion.   You play as Joseph Capelli, a soldier who was dishonorably discharged in the previous game.  Joseph, His wife Susan and his son Jack stay in Haven, Oklahoma with other survivors hiding out from the Chimera.  But everything changes one day when a Terra-former appears and starts destroying chunks of town.  From this point Joseph is thrust into a situation where he has no choice but to fight, for himself and for his family.  In order to make sure his son has a better life he treks all the way to New York assisting a professor who believes he knows how to stop the Chimera.

Chimera

I found myself really enjoying this game because unlike Call of Battlefield this story had a character that i could relate to and empathize with.  This was a man who was just trying to protect his family, shoved into extraordinary circumstances but does what he needs to do in order to preserve that last shred of humanity that is left, all for a better tomorrow.  I truly cared about Joseph and was eager to see him succeed or die knowing that he died  protecting his family.

For a console shooter the controls are fantastic.  The response is good and sensitivity on the aiming is perfect.  I had my doubts that I would be able to play but this is probably the most smoothest FPS game I’ve ever played on the PS3.  The levels are nothing to write home about, like i said earlier the United States is a wasteland so there’s always destruction but never boring or too much.  It almost feels like I’m playing a game based on Falling skies but set in the 50′ s.  One man just trying to survive an alien invasion while trying to look after and protect his family.  Throw in a few more dramatic moments and you have Falling Skies the game.

Joseph Punch

I really enjoyed my experience with this title and look forward to catching up with the first two and if you haven’t tried it yet, i really suggest you do, it might just surprise you.

BulletStorm Installation Guide workaround

Ok,  so this is a workaround that i figured out on how to create a working offline windows live account to play Bulletstorm.

I suggest installing a game that requires you to create a offline windows live account, but obviously install a game that allows you to create an offline live account through the game.

For me it was Batman:  Arkham Asylum *cough, cough, the cracked version*.  Anyway first thing i did, just to be safe, was to uninstall Batman and Bulletstorm completely, and then deleting any left over files in “program files”.

I also removed my Windows Live account that was already installed to be sure that this workaround would work and YAY!! it did.

So after everything has been uninstalled completely, Reinstall Batman:  Arkham Asylum.  Once that game is installed enter the Batman game and press the home button when the Edios logo appears.  A Windows Live Menu will appear at the top of the screen.  Find the settings tab in the Windows Live Menu and create an Offline profile.  Then sign in with that profile and start a new game.  Allow the game to progress to its first Autosave.  This is very important.  After the game has saved itself, you can now exit batman.

Now you have to reinstall Bulletstorm using the guide that i posted before:

How To:  Bulletstorm Installation Guide

Once Bulletstorm is installed, enter the game and when it shows you the intro screen press the home button and you should see the Windows Live Menu appear at the top.  Whatever profile you are in just sign out of and then sign in to the offline profile that you created in Batman:  Arkham Asylum, just to make sure that it’s working.

After that you should be able to play Bulletstorm with no issues.  The only thing that did happen to me was that i got an error saying that “Bulletstorm encountered an error and needs to close”  and instead of closing that error I just alt+tabbed to go back in the game and it worked fine.  I played for about two and and a half hours last night so i know this workaround works.

If anyone has any other tips on how Neil can get his Bulletstorm game working, please feel free to leave a comment or email Neil directly neilkeithpereira@gmail.com.

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