Co-Op Mode for Resogun Detailed

Killzone: Shadow Fall, Assasin's Creed IV, and Battlefield 4 are all great games, but Resogun may just end up being your favorite PlayStation 4 launch title.

Killzone: Shadow Fall, Assasin's Creed IV, and Battlefield 4 are all great games, but Resogun may just end up being your favorite PlayStation 4 launch title.

PlayStation 4 launch title, Resogun, will be available for free for PS Plus subscribers ($14.99 for everyone else) on Friday, and while it looks to be a beautiful, high-score chasing, single player thrill ride, it also promises to be a fun and frenetic multiplayer challenge.

Three Ships, Endless Fun

Sony revealed some details on the co-op mode in Resogun today on their blog, and included a video that showed some co-op gameplay in action. The video shows the game’s three ships, the Ferox, the Nemesis, and the Phobos, and the post said each of them has their own strengths and weaknesses. Grouping them together in all their various combinations will provide a different gameplay each time.

By implementing a revolving, cylindrical world and the ability to only shoot left or right, players will be forced to stay on their toes at all times. Dodging enemy attacks, floating objects and other shrapnel means players will need to be thinking ahead a few seconds, providing an intense and exciting experience. The visuals are gorgeous, and while maybe not the best looking PS4 launch title, it appears that Housemarque threw everything it had at this game.

The game will also feature different Trophies for completing the game with each ship, giving players incentive to keep coming back and trying the game in different ways. Joining together with friends and trying out different ships and strategies could also prove an addictive feature as well.

Your New Addiction

“The Ferox is balanced in all areas, making it the easiest ship to start playing with. Nemesis is the most agile ship, making it perfect for flashy and acrobatic boost kills. Phobos is the least agile, but has the most powerful overdrive beam, making it the perfect choice for filling the screen with special effects that PS3 can only dream of.”

As far as launch titles go, Resogun may not be a typical AAA system-seller, but it certainly warrants your attention.

From Housemarque, the people that brought you the Super Stardust games on the PS3 and Vita, Resogun looks beautiful, fast, exciting, and addictive. I had the chance to spend some quality time with it at PAX Prime, and can confidently say it will suck away a lot more of your time than you might expect. It’s one of those games you start playing late at night when you’re tired, don’t necessarily want to get wrapped up in a story, and just need some fun, relaxing entertainment. Before you know it, you’ve been playing for three hours. The addictive draw of chasing new high scores will recall younger days when high scores were the only achievements you could brag about, and it was great.

As a PS Plus subscriber, you owe it to yourself to try this game the day you unbox your PS4. If you, for some reason, don’t like free games (some of them even being big-name, triple-A titles like Uncharted 3) and aren’t a subscriber, the $14.99 price tag is likely an absolute bargain. With beautiful visuals, fun, addicting gameplay, and an appeal that may have you longing to come back to it time and time again, Resogun looks to be a dark horse for the PS4’s best launch game.

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Brian Armstrong

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