The PlayStation 3 is just around the bend, and this was underscored this week not only by the arrival of our first retail system but also by a two-day trip down to Insomniac Games, where we played the living hell out of the shiny new first-person shooter, Resistance: Fall of Man. Insomniac seems proud of Resistance, even if it does seem a little unusual for such a dark, gritty game to come from the studio that brought us the funny and fuzzy Ratchet & Clank. Indeed, Insomniac is calling it the most polished PS3 launch title, and based on everything else we've played so far, we're inclined to agree.
is a complete package, with both the single-player and the multiplayer promising many hours of action. The game feels like a mix of Call of Duty
, with an unusual blend of World War II-era visuals and weapons meshed with futuristic settings and alien-like technology. This is all explained in the game's extensive backstory - which you can catch up on at the official website
- which plots an alternate history of the first half of the 20th century. The game takes place in July 1951, with England about to succumb under the rapid and unrelenting assault of the monstrous Chimera.