Artist touch: . Cover art rating: 8/10
November 17, 2006)
Special note: .
|Introduction and Story:|
|Thanks to all
the positive reviews this launch Playstation 3 game was getting (well, it
kind of was the only one getting really good reviews anyway) and since Devil
May Cry 4 didn't show up in 2006 I just had to make Resistance my first
game for the powerful Blu-Ray console here. Is this first person shooter
from the creators of the Ratchet and Clank franchise really that
good though, let's see.
In this game you play in the era 1951 where World War II never occurred but that doesn't mean the you can rest easy. In story mode you play as American soldier named Nathan Hale who was stationed in Europe. He quickly discovers he's strangely immune to a huge virus that has nearly wiped half the earth's population. Because of this unique ability you are the last hope to save the world from a well organized race of creatures know as the Chimera. So are these strange mutants here aliens trying to conquer Earth or is this some man made disaster that got out of hand? You'll have to play through the 30 chapters to find out in single player or split screen co-op play.
|Controls and Game Play:|
plays just like your typical FPS like Halo or Quake where
you try to survive in several ravaged war-like areas and all that junk
but what separates this game from the pack is the wide range of cool weapons
available. Although you still get the standard hand guns and rifles seen
in millions of other shooters, there are also some odd stuff like bombs
that actually create protective shields that may reflect enemy bullets
back at them, guns that can shoot through walls, and tons more goodies
that makes any NRA member jealous. Some of these guns can even be dual
wielded here so there are lots of opportunities to go nuts.
|Graphics and Sounds:|
|Now that we spend all this cash on this bulky machine and our bruises are just starting to heal from all the fighting in the line up (the funny and sad thing about that is the PS3 seems to be pretty easy to get now), there better be some good visuals, eh? The graphics don't disappoint because almost everything is very detailed especially in the stunning background environments and another cool thing about the game is the action constantly fast and very intense as well with no signs of slow down. There are times when the certain characters don't look that impressive especially compared other shoot em ups like Gears of War but it still does a very good job overall. Another cool thing about the game is the full voice acting here and it isn't too cheesy or over emotional either like in most shooters. The background music kicks in when it needs to and realistic sound effect are also well done.|
Other then a few cool weapons, up to 40 player online multi-player, and some fast action with PS3 visuals the game plays just like most first person shooters out there and that's really the only knock you can say against it. To be fair though it's still at the top of the heap in its category so if you love these games you'll be able to handle these smooth controls no problem. If you love shooters and you like blasting people online then Resistance: Fall of Man is definitely a must have for PS3 owners.
RESISTANCE: Fall of Man
overall rating 90/100
For 1 to 40 players
Rated (M) for Mature
(Ryan Genno) 2007
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