Resogun really is that rare kind of arcade game that feels like an entirely different beast when played on the toughest setting. It's also the closest the PS4 launch line-up gets to offering a genuine next-gen thrill. Granted, Housemarque's not offering the shock of the new, perhaps - all of the developer's best ideas are actually reassuringly elderly - but it's working with energy, enthusiasm, precision and love. Oh, and voxels. Look at them scatter!
Resogun is a smart, speedy game that reinvigorates the shoot 'em up genre.
The best Defender clone for years and arguably the best next gen launch title on any console, although that says far more about its rivals than it does Resogun itself.
Resogun looks incredible and provides plenty of arcade fun. It's only held back by sudden difficulty spikes and some frustrating point-scoring mechanics.
Worthy of your time, but the lack of content doesn't encourage you to continually return to the game
Resogun is a collision of 1980s shooters, 1990s bullet-hells and 2010s aesthetic. It's as simple or difficult as you want it to be. Sure, it borrows great ideas quite liberally. But Resogun's best idea is smashing them all together into a singular, spectacular laser light show.
Resogun takes a classic formula and supercharges every aspect, culminating in a game that challenges your reflexes and dazzles you with its explosive presentation.
It's very well designed, a lot of fun, and a good way to put the PS4 through its paces.
Resogun might be the best PlayStation 4 exclusive so far. It's certainly a must-download for new owners of the console.
Resogun may not break any new ground with all the newfangled technology at its command, but it offers a level of entertainment that tends to be in short supply in the early days of a new platform. It comes highly recommended.