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Resistance 3: First impressions of multiplayer beta

The moment that many a Resistance fan had been waiting patiently for finally arrived towards the end of last week, and by that we mean the launch of the much-anticipated Resistance 3 public multiplayer beta. However, up until today, it was only people that own a copy of the SOCOM 4 game that were able to access the said beta.

A number of gaming websites have had access to the Resistance 3 multiplayer beta since it launched last week, and have shared their first impressions with their readers. As Anthony Mole over at recently noted, Insomniac Games has made quite a few changes to the Resistance franchise, with many of them being for the better.

For those of you that don’t already know, the Resistance 3 multiplayer beta includes two different game modes: the hugely popular Team Deathmatch and Chain Reaction. Team Deathmatch is the same mode found in many other online shooters, where two teams battle it out until one team reaches the set kill limit — or the game’s time runs out.

Chain Reaction on the other hand has two teams fighting to capture a neutral command point located in the center of the map. Capturing a command point will push the opposite team back to their fall-back flag, and then back even more to their first. There are a total of five command points in the Chain Reaction mode, and the aim is to capture them all.

There are a lot of new things to get used to in the Resistance 3 game, with the lower player count being the most obvious. Although the smaller player count allows for more focused action in Resistance 3, it does open up the game to a rather frustrating issue — spawn proximity. Anthony says there were a number of times when players spawned near to enemies.

Another new feature that’s been added to the Resistance franchise is killstreaks. Every killstreak is said to have a faction tied to it. For instance, a killstreak of three would provide human players with a combat shield, while Chimera players would receive the cloak ability. Another thing that gamers will have to get used to in Resistance 3 game is the weapons.

All of the franchise’s signature weapons have received some big changes including the Bullseye, which now comes with holographic sight. As gamers progress through the ranks, they will earn themselves skill points. These skill points can then be used to upgrade old weapons, purchase new ones or even buy active / passive abilities.

Have you had a chance to try out the Resistance 3 multiplayer beta yet?

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Written by Tina Chubb

Tina’s passion is gaming news, but you will find her exploring other tech stories. Follow Tina for the latest happenings in the gaming world with popular gaming devices, including PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and portable gaming on iOS, PSP, DS and more.

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