There's Using a license to the full, like Batman: Arkham Asylum. Then there's throwing out a cheap, cobbled-together mess, like nearly every licensed game ever. Then there's Stargate: Resistance, a third-person multiplayer action game with as much charisma as a dead chartered accountant.
I'm almost at a loss for words as to how to being talking about this game, so let's start by saying that you have to endure a sign-up on FireSky's website to be able to play this game. That'd be OK if there was any other reason to go back to the site afterwards, but there isn't.
Mind you, it's a blessing in disguise, as it prevents you from actually getting into the game for a few minutes. A few more precious seconds you have to spend with your mind before it is jettisoned out your ear the second it perceives the horrid sludge erupting all over your screen in the name of entertainment. Although sometimes the best games are contained with ugly shells, this isn't the case here. The character models are woeful, making the merely average environments look far more impressive than they actually are in comparison.
The bits where you zip through a stargate are reasonable, but other than that, only a madman would describe this shooter as visually pleasing. Then you realise there are, currently, only three maps. Talk about spoilt for choice! However will you choose which one to play? Perhaps you'll just go for the one server that has some people playing on it. At least overpopulated servers will never be a problem with Stargate: Resistance.
Even when you do get to play with people, every game is eerily silent and you might as well just be playing with bots, such is the level of interaction between players. Perhaps they're all just depressed at having spent money on this cow pat of a game.
As an attempt at variety, there are six classes to choose from and a couple of game modes. And what exhilarating, original choices these are: team deathmatch, capture the tech (aka flag), and one called domination. The classes aren't much better, just your usual soldier, medic, engineer and sneaky spy options. Again, no real thought has gone into this, it's just a rip-off of all the other mods and multiplayer games that have flooded the market in recent years.
Mentioning mods was deliberate, because this is no better than your average user-created experience. The difference here is it requires a pointless user account to be created and costs some money to play. If this was a free mod, which is what it feels like, then I'd be much more lenient, but this is such a cynical attempt to rake in some cash from unsuspecting punters that it can't be treated with any sympathy. By asking for money, FireSky are putting themselves up against the cream of the crop and Stargate: Resistance just fails miserably in almost every respect.
Download Stargate: Resistance
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP