Weve been enjoying the PlayStation 4 for weeks now and despite the visual spectacle delivered by major launch titles like Killzone: Shadow Fall and Battlefield 4, Resogun has emerged as one of the systems most alluring games.
Developed by Housemarque exclusively for the PlayStation 4, Resoguns lineage to the venerable Super Stardust series is immediately apparent. The graphics represent an indisputable benchmark for next-gen gaming with explosive color and eye-popping effects that appear to be comfortably out of reach of what the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or WiiU are capable of rendering.
Resoguns audio is equally impressive with a pulsating and frenetic soundtrack that offers a modern take on the classic arcade themes from gamings golden age. Housemarque has also managed to put the new DualShock 4’s audio output feature to good use as in-game voice direction is issued to the player directly from the controllers diminutive speaker.
Resoguns allure goes beyond its sounds and aesthetics however. Its the games masterful combination of simple and familiar gameplay (clearly inspired by the likes of Defender, Gyruss, and Space Invaders) that make this supercharged side-scrolling shooter so fun to play. Resoguns achievements may be more iterative than revolutionary, but it serves as the most compelling argument yet for upgrading to the PlayStation 4 .
(Note: Resogun is available as a free download from the PlayStation Network for PlayStation Plus members.)