PC gaming has never been my cup of tea. I had always preferred the easy set-up of a console, rather than the time consuming process of building a gaming computer. But over the years I had grown more and more interested in PC gaming, so I thought to myself, "Why not?" So a few months ago I began a long, expensive journey to build the ultimate PC evar. Of course, I soon ran out of funds and had to settle with integrated graphics and crap. It was hard to find games that could run smooth on my computer, seeing how I was running an AMD 4200. I had already owned counter-strike and portal, but I felt like something new. Something more realistic. Then I found it... Resistance and Liberation is a World War II mod for the source engine. Sure, it wasn't a full fledged game, but it has kept me entertained far longer than most modern FPS's, (is that how you say it?) For the low low cost of "free" Resistance and Liberation is a hard game to pass up, especially if you generally play on your PC. If you're looking for a game with a deep story, then I would look else where. RnL is strictly an online fps, and succeeds in roping you in and making you stay. RnL introduces many game mechanics not usually explored in the FPS genre. For example, there is no HUD, and rather than constantly hearing all of your team, you can only hear people who are close to you, whether they are friends or foes. This works very well, and adds a sense of danger because you never know when someone may be listening in on your plans. RnL emphasises team work, and does a good job of making it difficult for a lone wolf to survive on his own. Possibly my favorite part about this game is that there are no ranking systems, so you won't feel inferior to anyone. Unfortunately, thetypes of people that play this game are either really good or really bad, which can be discouraging for new players. Once you get the hang of the game, however, Resistance and Liberation can be a fun game to play with friends or strangers. From a graphical standpoint, RnL is not pretty to look at. Expect slightly better than counter-strike graphics. Although the game is no where near Battlefield 3 in terms of aesthetics, it won't deter you from the experience.
Resistance and Liberation is possibly one of the most realistic mods you can find, and while the game doesn't boast an engaging single-player or excellent graphics, RnL makes up for it in pure fun. It's free, so go get it. DO IT NAOW!!