Resistance: Fall of Man review
Most fun with an FPS since.... oh you know.
-Gameplay, easy to pick up but deep enough for FPS vets
-Level design, simply incredible.
-Graphics, while not pushing the PS3's boundaries, they are really good.
-Single player, pretty good length for a FPS, and a cool alternate reality of WWII storyline.
-Weapons are very unique and fit a variety of play styles
-Online. I have never been much into online gaming, but this one has sucked me in head first. No Lag, EVER, no framerate drops EVER. Very fast paced too, no pointlessly wondering around trying to find someone to kill, maps are scaled up or down based on the number of players in the game which keeps a great balance.
-Matchmaking for Ranked Games: very easy to find a game and get started ranking up, scanning is very fast.
-XP: gaining experience in a FPS? Awesome. Unlock new character outfits to use online.
-Medals/Ribbons: keep track of your best stats, and wear em on your chest proudly.
-Sound: turn it up, you'll want to hear that grenade go off behind your couch.
-Co-Op: Fun to play through single player with a friend
-Tilt sensor, not used as much as it could of been, but you can use it to check the scorecard in online games, shake the controller to shake off a tag from the bulleye(read description in comments below), or put out flames if your on fire.
Ummmm, not much really. Its a little more complicated to find clan members/buddies than it should be, but no big deal. No Online Co-Op, but with the single player experience this game offers, its not really needed, and you can play it thru with a friend on the same console.
Minor flaws, I'll knock of .1 on the score. Nothings perfect right? Ya, well this is damn close.
This game is a breath of fresh air to the FPS genre. Where Halo did everything we'd already seen in a FPS really well, making it near perfect, Resistance: Fall of Man changes the recipe for FPS with its story driven single player, exp system online, and unique weapons never before seen in the genre that aren't just gimmicks either. They legitimately deserve their own strategy and there are fits for every style of play, very tactical selection.
Weapons like the Auger, which allows you to shoot through walls and gains power as it does, and also allows you to create a shield that only you can shoot through, can change the outcome of a battle.
The Bullseye, which lets you 'tag' or mark an enemy so that every successive shot after that tracks them, is incredibly fun and unique.
The Fareye Sniper rifle slows down time as you zoom in, talk about fun.
The rocket launcher lets you shoot a rocket and stop it mid flight wherever you want. Miss? halt it and take aim again. Ambush? You bet ya.
Overall its the level design and weapon selection that makes this one of the best FPS to be released in quite a while, and it turns the genre upside down with its 'ever seen this in a FPS?' attitude.
If you own a PS3 you should own this game, FPS fan or not, its that simple. Don't miss out on a great game.
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