When the PS4 launched, no one expected Resogun to be the stand out launch title. Although Killzone Shadow Fall promised a big-budget first person shooter experience, and while Knack offered something exciting for the younger among us, Resogun was the most fun experience available. And – well, aside from inFamous Second Son – it probably still is.
It may seem a bit simple to some people: there are only five levels, and all that you do is shoot enemies while flying left or right at its core, but when you look a bit deeper, and discover the human-collecting mechanics, you’ll find a truly deep and fun game which is extremely replayable.
It’s all about going for that high score, and the leaderboards and different difficulties really add to the longevity. We even hosted a competition on TSA, which had a really good turn out!
I reviewed the game at launch, scoring it 8/10 and concluding:
We need more games like Resogun. Housemarque have once again proven that they’re the masters of innovation through old school design. It’s a stunning game, and perhaps one of the best to show off your new hardware. It’s rhythmic, satisfying, hardcore and ultimately a joy to play, and well worth as many hours of your time as it can steal.
My only problems were the lack of local co-op, the fact that the gameplay may not be for everyone due to its old school nature, and how the human collection mechanic took some time to get used to, as it wasn’t really signposted well enough when a human was available to collect.
It’s also a graphical showcase for the PS4, mainly due to the use of stunning particle effects – thousands on screen at all times – with massive explosions galore. It’s really a great looking game, despite seeming very simple to an outsider.
But what did you think? Did you get on with the gameplay, or couldn’t you get to terms with the old school difficulty? Let us know in the comments, with a paragraph or so on what you thought about the game. Don’t forget to put a Buy It, Sale It, Plus It or Avoid It rating on the end, and get your comments in before Sunday to be in with a chance of being included in next week’s Verdict round-up post.