I too would rather have had a cloven conflict be on a console rather than the PSP, I am hopeing there will be no direct confrontation with them but rather an aftermath type story. Grayson who is a mere human with no regenative health wouldn't stand a chance against the cloven and I hope they don't make the cloven any less of an enemy so they can be beaten by Grayson that would really be dissapointing.
I might be jumping the gun (I probably am) and I love their design but I'd rather have the Cloven's real revelation and appearance saved for a PROPER Resistance title, one with a storyline that takes the series to new boundaries after the events of Resistance 2. One for the PlayStation 3. One where they show everyone who's boss with powerful hardware to back them and portray them as they should be portrayed.
I'm sorry but I'm just completely underwhelmed by the decision to include them in Retribution, a title that appears to have very little bearing on the overall scale of things.