Resistance of Man
Resistance of Man is the latest
next-generation blockbuster for the PlayStation 3 that is set on an
alternate Earth from ours where World War II never happened, however in
exchange, mankind has been invaded by aliens extremely reminiscent of
War of the Worlds.
With the fate of mankind in danger, a loan soldier
called Nathan Hale, the last survivor of the American reinforcements
once again takes up arms in order to liberate humanity from this
otherworldly threat and this, my friend, is where the gamer is thrown into
the heart of Resistance of Man.
game has similar parallels to Gears of War on the XBox 360, however this
title is squarely placed on Earth as you run through war torn streets,
dodging the background action as you engage the Chimera. Needless to
say, the action starts early in the game and really heats up as you
progress through the various levels of the title.
Graphically, Resistance of Man is quite spectacular on the PS3 and is
definitely one of the better launch titles on the console with its
lighting and shadow effects and highly detailed background environments.
All the characters in the game has been professionally designed which
feature an extraordinary amount of polygons and realistic high quality
textures to truly immerse you into the action.
As you progress through
the game, the developers have carefully limited the amount of alien
technology early on in the game which increases as the you move through
the various missions.
complexity of what is happening throughout the game is amazing with
sometimes battles raging all over the gaming environment, whether itís
giant spider like alien tanks walking through London or the Chimera
ground troops enforcing their power through the streets, it all adds to
Insomniac have ensured that even the most novice of gamers will be able
to pick this game up from the moment they put a controller in their
hands and start playing and the control mapping works quite well. There
are also a variety of different weaponry available to playable that are
littered throughout the gaming environment and match that with some
interesting artificial intelligence who duck, side-step and will even
run at out if you are having difficulties will definitely give the more
experienced gamers a run for their money.
Apart from engaging the enemy
on foot, thereís even a section where you drive a jeep around the gaming
environment which really helps spice up the gameplay. As you make
progress, Resistance uses a check pointing system to save your position
and even supports an entertaining split-screen mode for gamers wishing
to bring their friends into the fray and when the single-player's out of
the way, you're ready for the 40-player online battles.
conclusion, Resistance of Man may not be the most original game on the
market at the moment but itís definitely one of the better first person
shooter games available on the PS3 and even though it heavily borrows
from past games, itís refreshing to play a game of this caliber on the
PlayStation 3 with its highly realistic graphics and addictive yet
standard gameplay. Definitely worth checking out!