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Insomniac: Resistance “asks more of players”

Wednesday, 7th September 2011 04:00 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Insomniac Games is aware that Resistance’s more complicated weapon system is a closed book to casual players, and invested heavily in explaining it through gameplay.

“Resistance asks a little more of players than most shooters, in that we have some very exotic weapons,” lead designer Drew Murray told Joystiq.

“All of our guns have a primary and secondary fire, and we found in doing testing after Resistance 2, there’s really a split between people who like the Resistance games and those who don’t. A lot of it comes down to, do people really understand how the weapons system works.”

During development of Resistance 3, Insomniac turned its attention to level design which teaches players to use all the options at their disposal, apparently successfully.

“Doing usability testing, we’ve seen the amount of guns that people use and the number of people using secondary fire, is just through the roof now. I think this will make people enjoy the game a lot more,” the designer commented.

Resistance 3 is a PlayStation 3 exclusive, and released this week. It’s drawing favourable reviews.

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4 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    Wow.

    People were using secondary fire years ago in Unreal.

    Utter nonsense.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Yoshi

    there’s really a split between people who like the Resistance games and those who don’t. A lot of it comes down to, do people really understand how the weapons system works.”

    WRONG. It comes down to how they feel about the game, is it bad or is it good…

    #2 3 years ago
  3. OrbitMonkey

    This does seem odd, gamers not experimenting with secondary fire… I guess off you’ve only played military style shooters, the *exotic* weapons might take some getting used to o_O

    #3 3 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    Remember the weapons in Turok 2? Now those were exotic! Insomnia calling their weapons exotic just shows low games have gone in terms of weapon variety.

    #4 3 years ago

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