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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FirstknighT5985d ago (Edited 5985d 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!

Arkham5985d ago (Edited 5985d 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>