Video Game Jocks: Hands-On with PS3

After seeing the PlayStation 3 in action at Digital Life, we were finally able to get some hands-on time with the soon-to-be released next gen console. We got to play a bunch of launch titles at a Sony sneak peak event in Manhattan. On display, amongst others, were Resistance: Fall of Man, Call of Duty 3, Lair and Genji: Days of the Blade. Here is our tag teamed opinions on the games we had the most time with:

Resistance: Fall of Man

Paul: Clearly the main reason to check out the PlayStation 3 this November and it did not disappoint. It played much like Call of Duty set in the distant future. It has the humans versus aliens element and the human and futuristic weaponry to make it reminiscent of another certain humans vs. aliens launch title but not nearly as compelling. The game again was stunning to look at, I'll repeat my sentiment that it is the best looking console title to date, but a little bit less stunning to play. It was odd to not have rumble, I took a ton of damage at first because I did not know when I was being shot, but, once I remembered to keep an eye on my energy bar, it became easier to keep track of health and progress safely through the game. It was the best game available to play and will certainly be the title that everyone buys and is talking about come November 17th.
Vinny: Paul hit the nail right on the head about Resistance playing like a futuristic Call of Duty, for the most part. The damage system is not like COD, but the style of gameplay is otherwise similar to the WWII classic. The graphics, while outstanding and easily the best I've ever seen, aren't a big enough jump to wow anyone at this point. The game was fast and fun, though rumble is sorely missing. Resistance is a great game, but not a system-selling killer app like its been hyped to be.

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FirstknighT6436d ago (Edited 6436d ago )

Another comparison with Call of Duty with aliens. And it didn't have that "wow" factor that these type of games need to go above the rest of the pack. But of course GOW brings that "WOW" factor...the previews are coming in...and the critics agree!

Arkham6436d ago (Edited 6436d ago )

As the first PS3 FPS it's certainly on track to being well-received, and it'll be more than enough to keep people busy having fun.

The anti-Sony crowd will be left pretty much alone to slag the PS3 as much as they want unanswered. The rest of us will be too busy playing with our new toy to give a shyte.

Let's note that their comments were not as dire as you want people to believe:

"The graphics [were] easily the best I’ve ever seen."

"The game again was stunning to look at, I’ll repeat my sentiment that it is the best looking console title to date."

Not that I especially value their opinion or anything. That's the first time I've heard of them or their site, so I don't put any more value into their opinion than in any other hey-I've-gotta-blog'ger. (What, their forum has 100 posts?) Still, their impressions appeared to be somewhat balanced.

Anyway, sure the gameplay is standard, but it's a solid FPS that's a hell of an achievement for a release game. <fanboy>Cough-Pefect Dark-Cough</fanboy>


Top 10 Bad Games by Good Studios

Alex S. from Link-Cable writes: "When shopping for new video games you can often trust the name publisher or developer on the box to be an indication of the quality of the game. Names like Nintendo, Square Enix, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Capcom, Xbox Game Studios and Sega are world famous because they helped shape the industry by releasing some of the most defining video games of all time. Though sometimes even these great gaming houses stumble and put out a stinker."

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Gamerking821446d ago (Edited 1446d ago )

Splatterhouse remake . Loved the og’s at the arcade growing up . Hell the best thing about the remake was the og,s were included . And left alive by Square . That game had so much potential , but the gameplay was worse horrendous .

Game-ur1446d ago

once Great studios getting destroyed is actually common. happened with ND and Last of Us2, Bioware and Mass Effect Andromeda/Anthem, Bungle and Destiny .

BeRich2331446d ago

Fuse should have been on that list (Insomniac Games)

Yui_Suzumiya1446d ago

Splatterhouse remake kicked ass

merryja1446d ago

I personally don't like these games.

East76lands1446d ago

I'm pretty much certain that any Sonic game that comes out will be terrible, I've not enjoyed one since the original side-scrolling days of the MegaDrive.

HarryMasonHerpderp1446d ago

Then you might like a recent sonic "sonic mania".

jaymacx1446d ago

For this Topic it says Good Studios that make bad games. Sonic Team hasn't been good in years.

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5 Disappointing Games and the Great Studios That Should Remake Them

A reimagining of 5 disappointing video games and the masterpieces they could have been underneath other studios.

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FallenAngel19841923d ago

How often do disappointing games get remakes

darthv721923d ago (Edited 1923d ago )

well... if disappointing movies can get remakes then why not games? some of these have really good premise but somewhat disappointing execution. In the right hands they could be great.

I quite enjoyed lair (after the patch), too human and the order 1886. I'd even add in quantum break and recore as disappointing but with a good premise.

gangsta_red1923d ago

"well... if disappointing movies can get remakes then why not games?"

But how many disappointing movies actually get those? I'm still waiting for a remake of Howard the Duck.

darthv721923d ago

^nothing disappointing about howard the duck. It is cheesy 80's goodness.

gangsta_red1923d ago

When you're right, you're right.

rainslacker1922d ago


Wasn't there a rumor that they were looking at making another Howard the Duck? He had a cameo in GoTG2.

Love that movie for how bad it was. That and Garbage Pail Kids.

DrumBeat1922d ago

The Order was a fresh experience. Not the most compelling game, but I didn't want to put it down, and platted it. Good for what it was.

Quantum was something different as well, but a little less fun to actually play, imo. The 'acting' was done in a cheese factory too. Completed one path and never returned to it.

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