Resistance: Burning Skies

Genre: First-Person Shooter

Developer: Nihilistic Software

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Resistance: Burning Skies doesn’t maintain the same bold change in tone and look that Resistance 3 had; in fact, it’s a rewind to newly told events bridging Resistance 1 and 2. For the first time in the series, the playable character is non-military, a New York-based firefighter specifically.

Yes, he will get to wield an axe by way of the touch screen interface and that’s complemented by the classic Resistance weapon wheel. There will actually be a lot to touch from painting rocket targets to pointing where you want to throw grenades. The mysterious Gray Tech is featured more prominently this time around and is the key substance to upgrading weapons in Burning Skies.

Other highlights include a motion-based cover system, new Chimera types, and a story penned by Resistance novel author William Dietz. Even if it might not appear to be as fresh as Resistance 3, it is one of the must-buy Vita games on my list.