For an eight-year-old PS2 game it doesn’t look bad does it? These new Killzone 1 HD screens show off the remastered original which is part of the Killzone Trilogy.
Does it still play terribly like it did on the PS2...
i remember it having a really bad frame rate, but it did look good for its time.
They will rectify that, it was the main issue for me.
Gimme gimme now Sony. I can't wait for this game
Can I get a Vita version. PSOne and PS2 games I've never played are perfect for me on the Vita. I've tried to stay purchasing remakes I've already played but I want this on that oled screen :)
im concerned about how the controls are, is it like kz2 or like kz3 or completely different feel? If its one i would be interested if its the other no thanks.
I never played the first Killzone, so KZ HD is HIGH on my list of wanted games. At $15, I cannot pass it up. I too hope it comes to Vita, I've played MG, Ico and GoW HD remakes on Vita, and the system seems quite capable, and the games look incredible on Vita's screen.
That was the only problem with Killzone. It just didn't have a good framerate. It made it hard to play through a lot of the game. Hopefully this fixed the problems.
Dreamer and Perjoss are both saying the same thing. It just happens that one is a bit more forward about it. The disagrees dont add up except the sensitivity of those who choose not to see what the meaning of both comments elude to. I could not play the original. It gave me motion sickness. I have tried on both the ps2 and ps3 and in both cases the frame rate was low and there were lots of clipping in scenes. I have been expecting a remake since the whole HD remake thing started. im really looking forward to playing through the first game as it will give me more back story on the whole war in general. No doubt the issues faced by the original will be addressed. @Dreamer, No it wont play terrible like the ps2. It will play smoother and look better as all HD remakes seem to exhibit. I say this because it flat out cant look or play worse. that is just an obvious common sense pov. @Perjoss, it did look good and this version will do it justice and then some while addressing frame rate problems.
Like SotC, it's nice to see this game running on a system that can actually run it.
What if the HD version sells more than second and third game combined? o O
Um, it won't.
Come on now if you played 2 and 3 you can clearly see an effort in GG pushing to get better with the FPS. KZ 3 has very fluid controls compared to Killzone 1. MP could use some work, but its not to bad.
What if you were impaled from behind by a zombie unicorn - would that make you a faery?
Well , when I said that, I wasn't trolling. Because I played Killzone I and in my opinion, it has better OP.
you have been damaged by all that fanboyism,
No kidding. You can polish a turd, but it's still just a turd. Of the 100+ PS2 games I owned, it's one of the very few I couldn't finish. Terrible game.
well,it was the first fps i really liked.or liked at all,before kz it was genre not getting much of my interest.
bloodybutcher - That's a shame because Red Faction which came out before Killzone 1 is a better FPS in every way. I'd rather see HD releases of Red Faction 1 & 2.
I take it you never had a N64? GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark were amazing.
No everything supposed to been updated to have perfect frame-rate of 30fps, smarter A.I., smoother controls..etc
nice to see the thread starting off with a stealth troll
Yeah, stealth troll... http://www.metacritic.com/g...
That's a 70, bro. 70 is a fairly good score.
Previous articles on the HD remake described how the frame rate and control responsiveness are much improved, the control improvements in part due to the better performance of the DualShock controller.
The Game never played terribly , you just always sucked at it =D
Shots fired. XD I agree. Same goes for KZ2 and its controls. :)
Yes it does. I played it the other day and my eyes were literally crying because this game's visuals were THAT bad!!
I loved killzone 2 & 3, but this one looks like a brightened ps2 game. Hardly hd.
Quote from PSBlog comments: Q: How so have the Dualshock controls been tweaked? A: Sensitivity, deadzone etc. on DualShock3 all differ quite a bit from the old PlayStation controllers, so we’ve adapted them accordingly. In addition, the button layout is now more in line with what you’d expect from recent Killzone titles.
Sorry Fan boys its real talk. I Like 2&3 though.
The only issue the game on PS2 was the frame rate issue. But they also said in the fact sheet that the game also has new controls.
It didn't look bad when it originally came out, but it was a bad game that had a lot of issues.
Like? The only issue i had were the bad framerate and bad controls. which are fixed in the HD version
- The enemy AI was terribly bland - Despite Vekta supposedly meant to be 'Earth-like' the team decided to coat most settings with this gray lens filter. Most locations didn't feel realized like they should. - The inception of Rico I wouldn't say it was a bad title though. The "Halo-Killer" title will-unfortunately-always loom overhead, but past the hype it was still a decent FPS.
Chest high walls syndrome. Or in this game's case, chest high grass/hedges. The environments were insanely repetitive, the story was terribly weak (even for the time), the controls were clunky, the shooting wasn't that much fun... it had a pretty good laundry list of problems.
i agree with it being a decent game if you overlook the horrible frame rate ,the ps2 just simply couldnt handle the game. I've said this many times before that in terms of level design and replay value it was probably the best killzone campaign. But my biggest gripe with the game is that it seems to suffer from the same problem as Halo, in the sense that its supposed to be this huge global invasion war yet there are like 5 enemies on the screen, what the hell. In fact at least Killzone had an excuse being on the ps2,but Halo 1-4 being mostly on the 360 there's just no excuse. In retrospect i think Killzone 2 is one of the few FPS ever released that actually make you feel that your involved in a huge war.
@DoomeDx Having bad framerates and bad controls pretty much define it as a bad shooter. I hated Killzone until 2 released at which point I was like, "This isn't half bad." Still not as good as Halo, but it's getting better
I remember it being one of the slowest, most boring, overhyped FPSs I've ever played.
Glitches. Tons of fucking glitches. One one level as Templer I had to kill a group of enemies to pass the level, and an enemey fell through the ground. So I had to restart the whole mission over.
Yes, back then it looked good on a small TV and with a few nice Effects but the Graphics in these Screens looktoo clean , it shows the blocky Characters and muddy Textures, i dont remember KZ1 like that, can it be that the PS2 Version hat better Effects to make the Game look better? i remember it prettier.
We usually remember older games looking better because we weren't spoiled by today's graphics back then. No, I've seen it more recently, and it definitely looks better now. Edit: Check out their review at the bottom of the page to see how muddy it looked.
Wasn't planning on logging in, but dayum, those screens are amazing. @Above It did suffer from fps drop back in the day, but it was to be expected. The graphics were a technical feat on the ps2, absolutely amazing back then. The HD makes it even better, and provided the performance has been improved (of course it will) the game is not to be missed. Now, anyone want to use a chain gun with a rocket launcher attachment?? I know I do ;) http://killzone.wikia.com/w...
I hope they make a demo for this just to see it for myself what they changed. I already own the original copy so there´s that.
I beat this game in 18 hours years ago, Def a nother AAA Exclusive for the PS3
Gorgeous just gorgeous! Cant wait to play with the old KZ gang, Hakha, Luger and the infamous Rico :)
Wow looks pretty good
The original was good (Not perfect) so im up for this as i havent got KZ 2 and 3.
Haters gonna hate, i loved original killzone.
Me too! Got in the series by playing Liberation on PSP and loved it, still one of the best PSP games around IMO. Was little suspicous about KZ1 though since the mediocore reviews. But one day when I visited my local game store, there was a steel case collectors edition on the shelf. Couldn't resist and bought it and I didn't regret it. It was a great game, I didn't even notice it's short comings back then.
Well there isnt much to love about it! One of the worst games i had the displeasure to buy and one of the few games i couldnt force myself to finish. Reloading animations were pretty cool though!
Well, sucks to be you. I've had a blast playing it. Helghans are one of the most coolest enemieis you can fight in a videogame imo.
looking good for sure. i never played it but i'll definitely give it a shot.
I'll get it but wish it had some multiplayer in it as well.
I believe it does. The ps2 version did but not sure if theyr bringin it back, google it.
Killzone is Sonys most overrated franchise. There is never more than 500 players online a month after release, and the campaigns are always average. Sony is obsessed with trying to make Killzone it's Halo. Not even close.
Keep telling yourself that, buddy. Maybe, one day, you'll believe your own nonsense.
exactly hickens... but stupid fanboyz without exclusives will always hate the best things they don't have ! not even close ? lol, it's just an unreal tournament ripp off, killzone is great and not a clone.
Hope that this collection will be playable remotely like Ico & GoW collections. Mmm
Day one for me. The crazy thing is that i never played original KZ. By the way im one of the ppl that preferred Kz2's weighty controls over KZ3. Kz3 killed it for me and i was highly upset.
The weighty controls made Killzone unique, but everybody whined and they changed it. And that's the story of how I lost faith in PS3 players and went back to Halo.
I hear u Spartan. Now you have Halo 4 to look forward too. But kz3 is one of my fav. FPS of all time and the doc levels were so beautiful. It's a shame the ppl that still play only play radec academy.
The change would never make me go play a halo game lol but i did very much like KZ2 controls and the fact they took out 32 players in KZ3 and made it 24 sucked also. I miss the frantic rpg, grenade flying, stationary robots massive explosions everywhere game that KZ2 was
Looks like the same happened with KZ1 as happened with PoP: ported to HD looses 50% of its style and atmosphere. Its too clean, where is all the grit, dirt and fog ?
I have the PoP comp and it's one of the worst HD remixes. KZ is not as great a game as PoP but visually, the tech behind it is much more solid and the port will probably be less of a rush job since it's handled by Guerilla. It will hold up much better than PoP as a remix (not as a game). PoP HD was done by an small inexperienced team.
This is going to be a sweet trilogy to own.. I dont like shooters either
i hope the next killzone for ps4 will be more like the ps2 version wich was the best for me more characters to choose "except the like of rico"
Never played the first Killzone, so I might get this.
Killzone was actually a pretty good game. It getting the HD treatment is a good thing to smooth out the rough edges .I don't know what people are always talking about it controlling so bad that they couldn't finish it. I beat that game with none of the games hiccups stopping me from beating it. You must be just lame.
It did control bad. To their excuse, a lot of shooters from that era did. Try playing Area 51 today and you're in for a shock. Or Darkwatch. But compared to the absolute top console shooters of the day like TimeSplitters 2/3, Halo 1/2 (here come the disagrees), yes it did control very poorly.