Resistance: Fall of Man

In the interest of full disclosure:

  • I hate playing FPS games on anything other than a mouse and keyboard setup
  • I hate FPS games where monsters pop up in front of you based on where you’re at

More on that second one: If they’re there to start, that’s fine, but most of the time in games like Resistance, you “trigger” their appearance – not their awareness of you.

As for that first point, my ability to move and aim accurately with the PS3 controller is inaccurate. I think if you asked my vict- … er, fellow players on UT2004 or BF2, I’m a force to be reckoned with in cooperative play with a mouse and a keyboard. I’m Chimera bait for a good portion of Resistance.

There’s a fine line for me between “being scared” and “excited suspense” – as much as I dislike PvP, I can get really into a PvP “Wookie Sniper Mod” round of BF2 with players I have some familiarity with. Resistance, on the other hand, is only out to scare you. Personally, even DOOM wasn’t like that for me.

Beyond all that rambling, Resistance is an FPS with a decent plot/story. I haven’t finished it yet, but I’d say it’s probably (if you’re into the genre on the PS3) a decent $40 game (for me, I’m wishing I’d have gotten something else – if there was something else to buy) with a healthy length to it. From what I understand, it’s got decent online play, but I’m very guarded about what, where, and who I play with on line. Someday I’ll post a rant about “twitchy little 13 year olds” …

The graphics are decent (reaching for photo-realistic but not quite getting close), and (like R&C) it can play in 720p.

Not my kind of game, obviously. Maybe it’s yours.

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