Killzone 3 review (PS3)

iamnsuperman | 1252d ago | User review
Reviewing: Killzone 3
Can Killzone 3 improve on KIllzone 2 (warning spoilers from Killzone 2)
Story: This story takes a new and interesting direction. It very heavily builds on the ending of Killzone 2. The ISA forces are stranded on Helghan fighting for survival while a power struggle ensures in the Helghast leadership after the death of Scolar Visari. The characters are well done and the talent from professional actors can really be seen. The desperate situation in combination with the frustration of an ineffective commander the ISA are in is perfectly executed. The biggest disappointment with the story is the ending. It felt a bit rushed. It feels as if there was something else but had to be cut out.

Gameplay: Killzone has improved the gameplay from Killzone 2. The old heavy feel has gone (I liked this anyway) for a much more fluid movement. The amount of weapons has increased to three in stead of two. This is good because having a heavy Machine gun and a rifle is helpful for the heavy combat moments. I haven't noticed an increase in quality in enemy AI. The still take cover and fire down effectively. I have found that snipers tend to stand out in the open much more than other troop types. The brutal melee is a welcome addition to the gameplay. The motion controls are smooth but yet again it is not a game changer

Graphics: Stunning is the only word needed to describe the grpahics in this game. It gives off a gritty war like feel which seems to be missing in other FPS. The different terrians are gorgeous

Online: Good. Nothing really much to say here. I though Killzone 2 online was great and Killzone 3 is the same. The class system is great and I am not usually a fan of this type of system. The maps are perfectly designed and are a lot of fun to play

Conclusion: This game is fantastic and a must own for PS3 users. The only real downside is the ending being a bit rushed. Guerrilla games has perfected gameplay but still needs to work on its ending. This ending is the only thing that was disappointing about the game
Ups
Great Graphics
Great gamplay
So much fun
Downs
Sad the ending was a little rushed
Score
9.5
Graphics
10.0
Sound
9.5
Gameplay
9.0
Fun factor
9.0
Online
9.2
Overall (out of 10 / not an average)
fredrikpedersen  +   1251d ago
Good review. A few typos here and there, but good review nonetheless.
ElDorado  +   1251d ago
I have to agree with a lot of other people that GG should've taken the path of Killzone 2. Killzone 3 is a lot easier than Killzone 2. It's more casual, so everybody can play it, but for hardcore gamers it's a bit of a disappointment. Still, Killzone 3 is a great game and I do think it deserves at least a 9. Graphics are top-notch, Sound is fantastic, Environments are beautiful, Story could be better but it was a lot of fun to play. Good job on writing your review!
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egidem  +   1251d ago
I still can't believe I haven't picked up a copy yet....what am I WAITING FOR??

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Killzone 3

Average Score 8.5 Reviews(345)
Release Dates
PS3 Release Dates
US 22 February 2011
EU 25 February 2011
AU 24 February 2011