Normally launch titles are the biggest waste of space and end up being a waste of money. The storylines are weak, the graphics are average and they’re just downright crap.
This is completely the opposite for Resistance: Fall of Man!
Resistance is due to be re-released as one of the forthcoming Platinum titles on the PS3 for the normal Platinum bargain price of £20 in stores or you can buy it for just £14.98 online!
And as the Chimera hunted down the remaining survivors, the last resistance fighters rose up from the ruins of Great Britain…
Never underestimate humanity’s will to survive.”
Resistance is set in 1951, in a world where World War 2 never happened and there were no Nazis. You play the role of Nathan Hale, an American soldier who heads over to Britain unaware of the dangers that face him.
I love the fact that this game is set in England and includes levels in York, Grimsby (yes that’s right…Grimsby), Manchester, Nottingham, Cheshire, Somerset, Bristol, Bracknell, and London.
A new race called the ‘Chimera’ has taken over Europe and it’s up to the remaining humans left alive in England to try and stop them at all costs.
This is a first person shooter with guns aplenty to play with throughout the game, and some nice little explosive devices to use to paint the streets of England with Chimerean blood! The ‘hedgehog’ being my particular favourite.
The physics engine is well used and the way that some of your enemies bounce off walls after explosions and lay on the floor in a crumpled mess can be quite amusing to look at. That is until one of the sods jumps onto your front and starts eating you, which has had me jumping out of my skin and cursing the screen many a times.
Enemies come in all shapes and sizes, with the bigger, badder ones coming in the later stages of the games and some of them taking real guile to bring down, some people may even need a Resistance walkthrough guide!
There are plenty of enemies to gun down, there’s no reason not to play this game over and over. I’ve only completed it on medium on that was tough enough, so God only knows what Hard and Superhuman (this mode is unlocked after completing on hard) is like.
The action doesn’t stop after you’ve completed the game. You can play with people from around the world by stepping into the online world. This really adds last-ability to the game as first person shooters are always good fun, with ever changing opponents. You can also buy extra maps from the Playstation Network which makes playing online even better, and stops you from getting bored of the same maps.
With some great war torn environments and amazing depths to the game, you feel immersed in the action and love EVERY second. There are the usual ‘how the hell can I get passed this bit’ moments, but its worth battling on through them to save mankind.
The guys at Insomniac have really thought long and hard about the storyline to this game, and it shows. If you have a PS3 and daft enough not to get this game in a package deal when you bought it, then this is the perfect time. A great game at a great price!
Resistance: Fall of Man on the Platinum range is due for release around 1st August and can be bought for around £15 – with Resistance 2 due later this year.
Head over to the Resistance: Fall of Man website for some really nice extras from pre-invasion times. WARNING: You must be 18 to look at this site.
4 out of 5