A heard a lot of complaints about Resistance 2 but loved it way more than the first and the third.
The third was good, but the second was a true insomniac game, where they went and had fun and for me, it really showed in the gameplay. The weapon wheel, crazy encounters and level design.
They did co-op missions with several players before destiny did, and I wouldn't be surprised at all if Bungie took note of this.
Resistence 3 took all the fu out as "gritty and real" was the thing then. Gone were set pieces, fun weapons, amazing encounters and brown tone grit. This is why I hate gaming journalists. Sometimes they will praise a game for one thing, and put down another game for the same thing. The inconsistency is wild even when it comes to YouTubers.