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One of the first games to be released on the PS3 and the first game i bought for my console. Resistance fall of man is the story of the alien invader, the chrimera, and mans struggle to fight them off. Your charactor Nathan Hale is your typical hardened army skinhead and in the first half an hour of the game is infected with the virus that had already killed half of Europes population but for reasons you will find in the second installment of this game, he is immune.
gameplay: The first game i would complare this games gameplay to is the WW2 call of duty games. On your HUD you have your health bar but that is it so you feel more immersed in the game. Gunfights are regular but do not require much tactical thinking. You can pretty much just run between cover popping off carbine round into the chrimera for the whole game. Its simple but never got old for me at least. Because this is one of the earlier PS3 games your character does react to your controls more like an avatar than a real person. There is little interation with the enviroment but i don't think that can be blamed on poor game design, rather just that the game came out in 2007.
Graphics: When this game first came out i seem to remember being in awe of the graphics but that might just have been the exitement of playing my first ever high defenition game on a much more powerful console. The game nowadays looks very dated and dull. The fact that game is dull though i don't think is a mistake. the story is very depressing and the colours throughout the game reflect that as you travel through a grey and misty Nottingham also adding to your sense of isolation that is present throughout the game.
Story: The story line can be pretty much summed up in the title. The chrimera have wiped out all of Europes armies and are now moving on to Britan. In the start of the game there are many soldiers fighting by your side but as the invasion goes on you find yourself more and more alone. The missions are based around short term objectives and generally just trying to survive in the ruins of England some of them are a little boring but they are mostly fun and engaging. None of the character i found particually interesting, they are all quite samey army types and Nathan Hale is no exception. I think the game was trying to get some emotional response from the player when you see England falling and he is the last hope but i could not empathise with a character a skinhead character who says nothing.
Sound: where there is music it is usually the symphony playing depressed army music over emotional scenes. The sound affects though are brilliant. The rattle of the humans machine guns and the 'pew' of the chrimeras futuristic guns are the backing track whilst men on your side shout and the chrimera roar in pain as they die adding a lot of the atmosphere to a battle.
This game is by no means perfect, in fact if it had come out now i probably would have given it 3 star but for one of PS3's first games its a good effort and none the less a fun game to play through. It is missing a lot compared to modern games but what stuck with me most from the game was the greatly depressing story and enviroments making for a classic in my opinion.
Resistance: Fall of Man is a must buy for any PS3 owner, it was the first game released for the system, and is still a tribute to the processing power of the console.
It was developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony (SCE), making it an PS3 exclusive title. The online play was the first in-game use of Sony's free online PSN service, offering fast and frantic yet tightly balanced multiplayer matches in a variety of modes.
I have played many PS3 games, and yet the single player campaign for Resistance is one of my personal favourites, it has plenty of re-playability, boosted by the ability to play the campaign in splitscreen coop. Being developed by Insomniac meant that the weapons were not going to disappoint, they offer a wide range of creative and fun weapons, perfect for tearing up the chimeran enemies. Visually the game does not disappoint, especially when considering it's age, the dark, grim environmental colour scheme is broken up by the bright flashes of colour from the weaponry. The enemies and level design give a constantly changing pace to the game, and these keep you engrossed throughout.
Overall this is a great fun and genuinely exciting game, a must buy for any PS3 owner.
Resistance: Fall of Man was one of the PS3 launch titles, touted widely as a possible Halo beater and killer app. While that status is debatable and probably not true, it is a great game nevertheless and one of the best FPS games not only on the PS3, but of the current generation. It is notable for the controversy surrounding one of its levels, which depicted the destruction of a real church in Manchester, and angered a lot of Priests! Fickle Cardinals aside, though, it is very entertaining.
The single player offering depicts the UK, which has been overrun by an alien horde who have five eyes and are extremely grotesque. However, to prevent the human race being turned into slaves, a group of marines are sent to try and repel the alien horde, and you play one of these grunts. The mode is quite long and has a very cinematic feel. Also, it has a surprising level of difficulty that is a nice reaction to how easy FPS games have become in recent years. It has very clever AI that will circumvent the strategies of you and your team-mates, while also not being hard enough to become frustrating; it is never cheap or artificially difficult.
The online mode, though, is what I really like about the game. It isn't played so much anymore because Resistance 2 has a far better online mode, but it is a fine start to the series, with wide, expansive maps that allow you the luxury of both close quarters combat and sniping fights from afar. Also, there are plenty of weird and wonderful weapons, allowing you both human machine guns and rocket launchers, as well as more imaginative alien weaponry and shields. It allows 40 players which is virtually unprecedented in the present generation, and means that you can have some awesomely chaotic fights, although you probably won't stay alive for long!
I recently got a ps3 and found resistance for £5 and heard it was a pretty decent game. I have to say considering its age, its not too bad.
The basic plot is that in 1950's alien/mutant/monster things have taken over Europe. An American attack force has been sent into England to try and re-capture it. The gameplay is decent and seems to go on forever, making it a good value game. There is a large selection of weaponry to choose from, ranging from human machine guns and sniper rifles to alien tech. The alien weapons are great fun to mess around with, with the ability to shoot tracer bullets onto enemies, allowing all following bullets fired to home into that location.
The multiplayer is decent, pretty standard first person shooter. You are thrown into the action straight away and the cut scenes are short (which is good after just playing metal gear 4!!). You are able to take control of vehicles, including tanks, which are fun to roll around in, blowing stuff up.
The game is by no means something amazing, especially now with so much out on the market. When it first came out the game was highly praised, but now it seems a bit dull, but still not too bad, well worth a fiver.
Resistance was a great all out shooter with plenty of action, decent graphics, varied weaponry and lots of enemies that progressively get more difficult to defeat. It's everything you want in a First Person Shooter. You play as Sgt. Hale, an American soldier who is fighting alongside British forces against the alien race Chimera who are gradually taking over the planet.
The weapons are a mixture of recognisable 'human' armaments such as assault rifle, sniper rifle and double barrelled shotgun and Chimeran weaponry that have very original capabilities. These include firing tags at enemies which direct the remainder of shots at them wherever you aim - useful when they are behind cover. Others fire through all solid objects before reaching hidden enemies and yet another forms an auto-turret which does all the work as you casually reload behind a wall.
Grenades available are original and exceptionally fun. One fires spines in all directions and another emits a flammable gas cloud which torches everything around it. Just don't be there when they detonate!
The duration is excellent - it just seems to go on and on - and cut scenes are exciting yet brief so you can get back into the action immediately. Finding intel documents teaches you how to defeat the harder enemies like stalkers - a spider-like chimeran tank which can also take control of as well as the allied vehicles.
The co-op mode is fantastic and you can wipe out enemies until your thumbs are sore.
This is the greatest First Person Shooter series that has ever graced a games console in my opinion.
The first title in the 'Resistance' series is 'Fall of Man'. The series is set in an alternate reality during World War II. A hostile race of aliens have 'infected' the planet earth and much has fallen to the hands of the evil, alien 'Chimera' which are a race of almost reptilian creatures that rely on cooling packs surgically implanted into them to keep them cool other wise they quickly die.
You play the american soldier; Sergeant Nathan Hale (Nathan is an awesome name ;P) who was sent on a mission to collect supplies from Great Britain. Upon arrival he, and his squad are attacked by chimera and telling you anymore about the story would spoil it for you so I shall shut up. ;)
The game play is very fluid and moves at a good pace with a sound and well designed story line. The controls are well laid out and easy to use on the controller. There are no jumpy sections of the game that I found whilst playing and the graphics and physics engine are extremely well designed (of course considering it is on the PS3 utilising its cell processors and nvidia graphics) and the chimera models perfectly receive damage and there are no spots on them that rounds go through, something else that I rather enjoyed when I discovered it is simply how well the chimera ARE designed, as mentioned before they have cooling units on their backs. Once they are dead you can shoot the pipes on their power units and they will shoot off the body flapping around everywhere as compressed gas spurts out of them. Whilst a lot of you might deam this to be a rather mundane think to point out, but it is just so aethetically pleasing and goes to show how much thought and time has been put into the production of this game even though it was one of the release titles for the console.
If i was to compare it to another game, I would have to say It is like having Halo set on earth and in the World War II time period which is very pleasing.
Overall this game is stunning and a fantastic start to the series.
Resistance: Fall of man, is set around the time of World War II, however the war is called off when more important things come to the worlds attention. So Hitler is set aside for awhile until Earth can rid itself of the alien virus type infestation that is the Chimera.
This game is great, it's not realistic, its over the top and there's no 'free roaming'. But who cares, the gameplay is great, the sound effects are great and the graphics are, great!
The game flows wonderfully, with alternate levels being set in 'real world' English towns such as Nottigham and London, and alien bases. So one level may be very sci-fi influenced, when the next is more like a level from medal of honour (except you're killing aliens and not Germans).
The difficulty is spot on too, you need to duck for cover and zoom in to ensure you stay alive and make every bullet count, but it's not as brutal as Killzone 2, where you need to be much more tactical. The bosses are also relatively easy, nothing annoys me more than when games finish up with bosses that are just impossible to kill, despite unloading 20 tons of nuclear weaponry on them!
This game won't fulfil the needs of the hardcore FPS gamer, but as a game to just pick up and enjoy when you've got the odd spare hour it is brilliant, and you can make satisfying progress by playing short bursts.
Early forecasts suggested the PlayStation3 was in line for one of the strongest launch line-ups ever to compliment a new system, but as the weeks to the consoles arrival whittled away, so too did the number of prospective titles to be released alongside Sony's next-gen machine, until gamers were left with only a modest handful. It was left to former Spyro The Dragon and Ratchet & Clank developers Insomniac to temporarily shoulder the burden of Sony's gaming empire with their sci-fi first-person shoot 'em up Resistance: Fall of Man, the formats only early action title of note. Whilst it's unlikely to be looked back upon as a classic, as launch titles go, it's pretty damn good.
Set in 1951, you assume control of US Soldier Nathan Hale, a grunt who finds himself in the midst of a devastating war between humans and the alien Chimera race that plays out in locations set all across England. The catch is, when our seemingly ordinary hero becomes infected by the Chimera, he manages to retain his identity, harnessing improved agility and regenerative traits. Whilst in the early stages the grey/green battle-scarred landscapes offer little to differentiate Resistance from a hundred other FPS games, it soon gets into gear with some solid level-design that's aided by some truly brilliant weaponry and an imaginative and unusual foe in the Chimera.
The biggest compliment you could pay this extremely well-crafted title is that it never suffers from the frailties normally associated with software developed for a new platform. There's no slow-down and no scenery-tearing; no enemies getting snagged in the walls, or any other tell-tale bugs or signs of technical fallibility.
Whilst the opening phase of the game presents you a simple contrast between the humans M52A Carbine and the Chimera's own more-powerful Bullseye machine-gun, further progress reveals a ridiculously cool arsenal of weaponry. Insomniac have been highly imaginative in the devising of their alien technology; most notably with the Auger rifle that can create force-fields and blast through walls, and the Hedgehog grenade, which as the name suggests, explodes in a shower of deadly spikes. You do of course pick up more familiar weapons such as shotguns and a sniper rifle that allows a brief period of bullet-time slowness as Hale 'concentrates' (especially good for showing off the visceral impact bullets make upon impact with enemies), but for sheer destructive force nothing beats the air-fuel grenade - lobbing one into a hoard of Chimera and igniting them in an almighty blaze just never gets old.
There are a number of really good sequences during the first half of the game in which you fight through battle-scarred towns alongside British troops. Seeing them crouched behind tenuously flimsy metal boards, bullets raining down on all sides lends the feeling that there's a battle taking place outside of the bubble you occupy as Hale, a desperate one the humans are losing. The aliens don't display any great tactical intelligence, but then they don't really need to as they make use of their superior numbers and tough bodies to attack Hale aggressively; you'll be able to score hits, but through brute force you may take a bit of a battering too. The Chimera are tough cookies, but headshots the coolant packs on their backs are two weak areas to be exploited. The aliens garbled commands and cries are spooky, especially in the claustrophobic underground levels, where your assailants can often be heard before you see them.
Resistance is generally of a high visual standard, if a touch derivative in its design. Indeed, perhaps the biggest criticism the game has faced is that the landscapes are blandly reminiscent of so many other first-person shoot 'em ups and it doesn't help that Hale, for all his special abilities and projected hero status, feels all but anonymous in the unfolding of the story. The colours and landscape texturing lacks a certain sharpness, meaning an ultimate level of realism is missing from scenery such as grass, buildings, telephone boxes and smashed up cars. However, the large battlegrounds are packed with environment detail and the Chimera, in their many guises, are among the best looking enemies to feature in any FPS.
Resistance runs smoothly even in its busier moments, and when the dilapidated towns and daylight depart to make way for the blackened subway and tunnel sections that are prominent in the latter part of the adventure, the player is treated to some neat lighting effects and vision-hampering dust which heightens the enclosed, claustrophobic feel to good effect. Ignore the rather peculiar controversy that surrounded the Manchester Cathedral locale, and you'll see it hosts a triumphant set-piece, as dozens of Leapers (like the face-huggers from Alien) descend from the ceiling. It's like a scene cut straight from a movie.
It may have been touted as a harbinger for the next-generation shoot 'em up, but in reality Resistance: Fall of Man tends to play things safe and is very much a traditional blaster at heart. Acting as an early PS3 showcase, it is cautious about straying into uncharted territory thus its innovations are minor. It uses motion control albeit very tentatively, employing it only as a means of shaking away certain enemies that grab Hale. That said, it never tries to be something it isn't; you're never lumbered with excessive backtracking, key-finding, mini-games or philosophical debate via lengthy cut-scenes - everything is just as it should be; streamlined, with the focus being on a continuous series of white-knuckle firefights. The controls are pretty much ideal; nippy and responsive without ever straying into the erratic, and thanks to a decent split-screen cooperative version of the main campaign, you can share the fun with a friend.
Vehicle sections, a scourge within so many shoot 'em ups, are notable in Resistance for being among the best of their kind. Granted, this isn't saying a lot, but as their appearance in modern FPS games has become something of a necessary evil of late, each sequence is relatively short and enjoyably destructive, the simple control scheme of contraptions such as the tank and the jeep allow for a brief adrenalin rush before moving on, and as such they act as a solid complement to the main shooting rather than wasted filler material.
There's plenty to justify the price-tag as both online and offline multiplayer matches have legs thanks to the strong, varied weaponry and good battlegrounds. The campaign mode is surprisingly lengthy with the finely-balanced difficulty level aiding a journey that, even on the lower skill settings, should yield many days worth of play - longer than many of the FPS titles that have followed it. Along with the litany of ridiculously cool weapons acquired for completing the game, there's also a host of achievements and challenges to tackle, meaning along with the multiplayer setup, you'll get several weeks worth of play, which considering Resistance was a launch game, is a pretty commendable effort. Thus if you want an old-fashioned shooter dolled up in next-gen dress, you could do a lot worse than give this a try.
Resistance Fall of Man was one of the games that came bundled with my Playstation 3 and I'm glad it did. For a launch title this game is very good.
You play as Nathan Hale sent to England to wipe out the invading Chimera. I like the fact that it is set in England because you visit landmarks that you can identify with, such as Manchester Cathedral. The story keeps you interested enough to finish the game but is not one of the best.
The graphics and specifically the textures really are of a high quality. It makes full use of the blu-ray storage format. Levels are big and are by no means short. I enjoyed playing through the single player campaign, it had a lot of different locations and I felt it was of a good length.
The weapons in this game are worth a special mention. I really like how inventive they are. The alien weapons can bring up shields and shoot through walls.
The Multiplayer is like nothing else I ever played on a console. Servers can go as high as 40 players which is huge for a console. I experienced no lag when playing these matches which is amazing.
I had a great experience playing resistance and I'd recommend it to any PS3 owner.
Resistance: Fall of Man was one of the first decent game to be released for the Play Station 3. In this game you are a american soldier who has been shipped to fight the chimera in the UK, the chimera are a race of creatures that convert the humans into them. The game has alot of action, you have a wide range of weapons and grenades which have a range of different features on them e.g. One gun has a tracker on it so you can deploy this onto a enemy and no matter where you fire it will always hit the enemy.
This game also has co-op and multiplayer settings on it, the multiplayer game is good but can seem kind of rushed due to the fact at some points you can respawn and straight away you are attacked and killed apart from that it is very good. The graphics are ok but this is probably because the game was one of the first release's.
There is also a sequel to this game but unfortunately i havn't played. THis game is very good and due to it being an old game it can be bought relatively cheap.
1st of all i usually only play RPGs as i find completing most other game genres only ever takes 2 days max.
I played through resistance on medium difficulty and it can get hard at times but like above i still finished it quickly. However, the harder difficulties change more than you would think....the enemies ganging up more, flanking you and thinking for themselves makes for an interesting challenge.
The most fun comes through playing online though for me. The ranking system is a great way to keep you interested and you can gain up to 18 medals (some considerably harder to get than others). The only complaint i have with the system is that it onnly ranks 'wins' and 'loses'.....so when my record says 150 wins and 90 losses that is counting the 80 times i came 2nd by less than 10 points against 39 other people!!! Which doesnt always show a true reflection of your ability.
I have no 360 to compare against but all in all with my PS3 picking up a slightly week 75% wignal from my broadband downstairs i have had many hours of un-interupted and un-lagging matches with 40 people playing at once...loading only takes 10 seconds in between games and its all free. So for me i would only rent this game (and all others) but the online play is what really makes it one of the best games ive played. If you like 1st person shooters i cant see how you would not have fun on this...especially if you have mates and create a clan for team objective matchs etc. great fun!
Resistance fall of man was one of the launch titles for the PS3 and many people including myself got this game when buying the PS3 console itself. At first I was quite curious as to whether I would like it or not because I had never tried any alien shooter games like this before. The game was released in November 2007 and took full advantage of the new high definition gaming system. You can now get this game for just £14 or so from Amazon and so it is well worth it and I would really recommend it!
The game itself is about a sergeant from the US called Nathan Hale who also features in Resistance 2 trying to put an end to the Chimeran attack. The last fighters that are available are from Great Britain and it is up to them to put an end to the threat of the Chimera once and for all.
It is a first person shooter and I found the gameplay to be excellent, the character's are responsive and the game really works smoothly. The game also makes use of the SIXAXIS feature of the PS3 controllers which allows you to shake fire off and perform melee attacks. The storymode is excellent and will keep you entertained for many hours. There is also variable difficulties that can be chosen which I found really useful because that way it can be styled to your level. It must also be said when running this game in high definition at 720p the picture quality really is excellent.
For me it was the multiplayer that made this game what it is, it is simply brilliant and I cannot stop playing it. Being such a popular game the servers really handle the amount of players well at peak times and the downloading time is very quick. You have your own multiplayer profile where it is possible to upgrade in ranks and you can even create your own clan and invite friends to join. The multiplayer mode can allow up to 40 players to be playing at one time and headsets may be used which is very useful to chat to your friends! There is downloadable content available for the multiplayer allowing an expansion of the number of maps.
The weapons and aliens that are available in the game really are well designed and there is a wide vareity giving the game more interest. The game features some fantastic weapons such as the Bullseye which allows you tag an enemy and from then on you don't need to aim, you can just shoot. I hope this was useful and thank you very much for reading!
When I got my Playstation 3 console I got two games for free with it. Resistance: Fall of Man was one of them and it was for this very reason that I did not expect it to be very good. The idea of fighting alien creatures seems quite absurd to me anyway and I thought it would be a much more childish game. How wrong I was. I thought this game ws brilliant. Although I still think that the concept of his game, fighting alien creatures, is quite childish; the game had a sort of maturity about it. This is probably due to the story behind the game which makes it rather interesting. I played this game quite a bit with my brother, so we played the coop campaign. The coop campaign is always good for games of this type as you can play with someone rather than against them and still make a competition out of it. Maybe I like this game better because I got it for free but regardless I had good fun playing it so would reccomend it to others.
This was the first game i everplayed on the PS3 but even now after playing hundreds of games i still think its amazing.
Basically the whole game is about an alien invasion of the "Kimera". Your in a group of soilders that has to venture out and try to destroy the alien bases to stop the invasion. You have to complete a range of missions against thousands of differnt types of enemys.
What i love about this game is that you never get bored because there are always new suprises. There is such a diverse range of enemys ranging from bugs to trolls and loads of differnt weapons to kill them with including just standard assualt rifles to massive laser guns that lock onto to the target and buble guns which lay poisness bubbles on the floor.
Another feature that is very good is the co-op mode. Unlike other games the gameplay is not compremised and is just as good as the campaign mode.
Overall this is a excellent and exciting game for anyone who wants to play by themselves or with a friend.
Resistance: Fall Of Man is one of the first games i ever owned on the Playstation 3. I had heard many other reviews of the game and they all sed that i was a great game. I didn't have many first person shooters either so i wanted one. I definately wasn't dissapointed with this game. The story is basically about a disease that wipes out everyone and then these mutant aliens try to kill you. You play as sgt Hail who is slightly immune to the virus. It is set in 1951 just after the war has ended. I found the gameplay very exiting and thrilling in some levels. You unlock more weapons as you go along and if you play it on a higher difficulty you can unlcok even more. But trust me on the highest difficulty it can get very challenging. Different charecters can help you on your mission but they dont realy do alot to help. The online mode is very good and it has alot of ranks, challenges and unlcoks. It is sometimes even more fun online especially with freinds. The graphics are very good, Just what you would expect from the playstation 3 and in 720p it looks incredible. I have not expierienced any glitches yet so that is good. Overall i would give this game a 9/10 as it is very fun and engaging. And remember, It's never too late to rate.
In the end it will probably be to the benefit of European gamers that the PS3 was delayed, since it will give Sony the chance to put together a much more impressive line-up of launch games than greeted the console in America and Japan. Resistance was easily the best of the U.S. launch games a first person shoot em-up from the creators of Ratchet & Clank. The games story is based around an alternate version of World War II where instead of Nazis youre facing off against the insect-like Chimera in a war torn Britain (naturally youre playing an American though). Its basically Call Of Duty meets Doom. The game doesnt use the tilt sensors of the Sixaxis controller for movement but it does demonstrate the improved build quality of the analogue sticks, which previously made first person shooters difficult on the PS2. The tilt sensors are used in a variety of secondary roles though, such as when you have to shake off a monster or if you get set on fire. Despite the faux WWII setting, most of the games weapons are fantastical and, as with Ratchet & Clank, are probably the highlight of the whole game. All have secondary fire modes, from grenade launchers to homing bullets. The armour piercing Auger for example, also doubles as a shield. There are also vehicle based sections, including a particularly fun ride in an almost indestructible tank. Although the single player game is well above average, the criticism about the sometimes generic art and design are not entirely without foundation. Thankfully this is compensated by an excellent forty person online mode a huge achievement for a launch game and a very good sign for future online PS3 games.