Resogun may be the PS4’s best launch title. Everything about it just explodes with fun, and every moment I haven’t spent playing it, I’ve been thinking about the scores I need to beat on my PSN friend’s list.
A simple shooter with a few great twists, Resogun wins my heart on PS4 not just because it looks fantastic, but because of its extreme simplicity. The game finds you in a cylinder in which you travel around shooting enemies into bits and rescuing the humans that you may have the opportunity to save for temporary power ups. It gives you instant satisfaction for within seconds you’ll have already upgraded your weapons and seen objects explode into hundreds of little cubes.
The style of Resogun is beautiful as well, since everything is made of small cubes that gleam and shine through the rest of the game’s appearance. Not only that, but when explosions happen, enemies die, or even you explode, the background tends to burst out into hundreds of cubes along with whatever you happen to be blowing up. Though it’s a small touch, it’s a nice visual benefit too.
Resogun doesn’t give you much direction, it just throws you into the first level and tells you what little there is to know about the controls. Those controls are the real crux of Resogun, and the game feels as good if not better than any other shooter out there. The real draw for the game is by chasing scores and traveling through levels without losing your multiplier. The game also features co-op, so you can chase your scores with your friends, but keep in mind it’s online co-op only. Either experience is a great way to take in the game, and both offer the same supremely fun, score-chasing gameplay.
With neat little features such as the need to save humans for short-term buffs and the ability to use a rechargeable boost to smash through and defeat enemies, Resogun does feel different enough from other shooters you may have played. If there were a problem with Resogun, it’d be it’s length. Though I find myself coming back to it, it is disappointing that there are only five levels to chase through and three different ships to use. As a $15 downloadable (and free day one for PS+ users), it’s hard to fault Resogun for the lack of features, but a greater variety may have made quite the difference.
Resogun is addictive, fun, exhilarating, a great co-op experience, and absolutely beautiful. Though it could have benefited from a little more content, it is a great package and a must-play for all PS4 owners.