Console shooters once were the key to the Xbox's success, but Sony has struck back with a number of high-quality titles.
The PS3 is a power house, but don't worry BABOONS you monkeys still have the power shack...AHAHAHHAHHA
Resistance didn't do so good against Gears now did it! :D
Resistance,cod4 (best on PS3) and UT3 destroy any shooter on the x360 ever. And now we got Haze,Killzone 2 and Resistance 2 for 2008, the xbug 3rd60 cant even compete againts PS3 on what the are best at playing shooters lmao.
Those Xbot PIGS do not deserve to touch my marvellous console!!! No Xbot PIGS allowed!! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!!
are you guys for real? lol
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'Another exciting shooter that Sony was able to pick up timed exclusivity for,' They don't even know that its a full exclusive?
it's not a full exclusive.
Dude, it is too a full exclusive. There was a rumor that it would go to 360 but when the devs announced one of the delays, they also said that it would be a complete PS3 exclusive.
How can they show anything when 3 out of the 5 FPS's mentioned in the article aren't even released yet? The games do look good but let's not get ahead of ourselves.
They may not be out yet, but one can reasonably predict that sequels will sell at least around the same as the predecessor.
It still is a good showing of games that are coming. I still haven't purchased my PS3, but these games make me want to even more.
i agree, we shouldnt get ahead of ourselves but I can almost guarantee (with as much certainty as I have ever had about a sequel) that R2 will kick some major a$$. I could be totally wrong, but I highly doubt it.
Killzone 2 isnt just a game for sony; its an experiment. They really do have A TON of resources pouring into this game. Insomniac and many other studios have been noted as pitching in effort for this game. It seems as though they are really trying to figure out what their hardware can and cannot do. So, from Sony's perspective, if Killzone2 flops they will still get quite a bit out of it. I will bet anyone that many tools that are being used in Killzone2 will be distributed among the various 1st party studios of Sony.
From a gamers perspective, if Killzone2 flops I am gonna be really pissed.
On to Haze. This game is either going to make it or it isnt. Its either going to be a 'good' game (as in NOT great) or its going to be an average fps with a different twist. My vote is on the latter. Its going to be another Turok (but look much better).
i think they need to make a fps controller.... a controller designed for fps cause the analog sticks arent design for that. are there any 3rd person controllers that? never thought about it
Many of the techniques generated by Guerilla for KZ2 have already reared their heads in PS3 development. Uncharted had great self-shadowing, a product of Guerilla R&D. KZ2 will at least be a technical showcase for what the PS3 can do. As for Haze, I have virtually no anticipation for the game. None of the showings have impressed me. You are right about Resistance 2 though. It will kick major ass. KZ2 is a big unknown. The original KZ and Shellshock Nam were not exactly gems. KZ Liberation was pretty good so there is hope for KZ2 yet.
@Honeal2g: I have no issues with the PS3 controller and FPSs. I managed to play CoD 4 on the PS3 and 360 without having to adjust to either controller. It just plays that well on both pads.
I didnt know that Uncharted had some of GG R&D. Thats good news and even strengthens my point about it being more than just a game.
As for the pad... I would like them to switch the D-pad with the left analog stick. I think that would be a definite step in the right direction.
@Executive: Forgot to mention. The 360 pad does work on the PS3. The PS3 recognizes it as a controller for some games. The joys of having a USB controller port.
@Honeal2g I like the PS3 controller much better than the 360 controller for one major reason - the symmetry. I find the offset analog sticks more difficult to use (in FPS games).
Kontrolfreek is making a fps add on for 360 controllers. ( http://www.kontrolfreek.com... Perhaps they will make a peripheral for PS3 controllers as well. I think there was something about kontrolfreek in news a couple of days ago... :-p
If you think the PS3 sixaxis is not for FPS at all then why not jump in for a game in COD4 so I can prove you wrong....
Why don't you disable the aim assist and say that again?
honestly speakin the ps3 controller is fine. The difference between the two controllers in an fps is simply too small granted the 360 controller may be tighter but playing against someone who is accustomed to the ps3 controller if you believe you can beat him because you have a 360 controller as advantage you are simply fooling yourself. The bottom line is ps3 has great shooters and maybe it would play better on 360 controller, however the greatness of the game easily overshadows the minimal advantage the 360 controller has
If Halo hadn't become so ridiculously successful, it's possible that the industry wouldn't have started exploring the genre as much as it has. I guess Halo is good for something ;)
Then again if Medal of Honor hadn't been so successful we wouldn't be swimming in WWII titles either.
Halo? There have been "ridiculously successful" FPSs before Halo, and most were A LOT better.
Yeah, I'm certainly not saying that everything in the FPS genre is great, but Halo was one of the first console FPSs to prove how viable the genre is for non-PC gamers. I've never really been enamored of the series, but it's hard to deny the vast impact it's made on the course of the industry.
Sure, some shooters have been popular, but Halo's popularity extends well beyond any others. Why is that, when its not that good of a game? I dunno, I've never bought a Halo game and probably never will, but it's a reality the industry is dealing with.
DOOM showed the industry how much popularity the FPS has- not halo.
It seems everyone is missing the point with halo...
Halo was one of the first extremely successful console first person shooters...While Goldeneye was also a huge commercial success, it had control qualities that counldn't be easily replicated...
the Halo 'epiphany' is what started all of what console shooters play like now...and it also did little things to make it work...like the change in pace, the not 'switching' to a grenade to throw it, the melee attacks...Halo started a trend that made devs realize that the console market has tons of room for shooters...the basic control scheme is easily shared across both consoles right now, but the pacing can be all over the place...play UT3 w/ a controller compared to Halo 3...its like night and day in terms of speed...but they both work fine...
if Halo was the first fps you ever played...you probably hold it very closely at the top of your favorite game lists...but it is very true that the franchise would have most likely been washed away had it been a PC only game...while I am glad some of the stuff stuck in the genre, I definitely feel the franchise is entirely overrated...
Halo's one of those games that kept its mechanics simple: guns, grenades and melee. And by doing so, it made for some fun gameplay. A lot of FPS incorporate those latter two mechanics into their games, but how many totally rely on them, let alone make it work? In Halo, grenades and melee are just as important and effective as guns. I always say that if you weren't around during Halo 1, enjoying the game with a group of friends over linked Xbox's before the days of Halo via Xbox Live, then you just won't understand Halo. It's that simple. Halo has never tried to be the "best" in terms of innovative gameplay, but Bungie did a great job at keeping the multiplayer fun, which is what games should be all about. Why bother hating on a game that you don't find fun? Others obviously do, hence its success. If anything, you should be happy that there are such games. I'm sure everyone has their own "Halo" of sorts.
While I do like Resistance, I do wish that Sony would turn the PS3 into an RPG powerhouse instead. RPGs are my favorite genre and one of the reasons why the PS2 is my favorite console of all time. White Knight Chronicles, the upcoming port of Trusty Bell, Valkyrie of the Battlefield, and yes Final Fantasy XIII look to deliver. I just wish that Sony would let one of its talented first party studios try out an RPG. How cool would an Insomniac or Naughty Dog western RPG be?
I don't think Sony commissions titles or tells the studios what to make. The developers sit around with their collective selves and say "hey, this would be fun," and then go and make that. Maybe none of them like making RPGs, outside of SOE.
Sony does sometimes commission titles: -They sometimes go as simple as just saying how many games they want under a contract. -In other cases, they simply ask a certain company just to make a title for them. Usually, this would only happen with developers that are guaranteed to make an amazing game (triple-A developers such as Insomniac or Naughty Dog are a good example). -Another commission would be for sequels of a series, and let the developers go from there. -Finally, Sony can also commission specific titles with specific concepts or gameplay elements (David Jaffe discussed this in a recent interview, where he talked about his work with Twisted Metal and how Sony commissioned his company to make what they wanted). Yes, they could ask or commission RPGs, but if it's out of the abilities of the developers they ask, they won't. Because they want what will sell and make money. Right now, for Insomniac, that's Ratchet & Clank and Resistance. For Naughty Dog, it's Uncharted. Square Enix, it's RPGs. Don't worry about it. RPGs will come. Slowly, but they will.
nowdays FPS is the most advanced genre in gaming.. after COD4,Bioshock,Half life,Resistance,Teamfortress,U T3,Halo3 etc... developers cant make anything worse than them .. so making a FPS game is one of the most expensive projects too .. because u must make better animations,visual effects,multiplayer features,physics,story,gamepla y..etc and these elements need MONEY and labour for being in better quality than those titles..
The graphical advances in gaming have the FPS genre mostly to thank. It's FPS that continually push video card limitations on PC.
There're a lot of more FPS not mentioned in the article: Fallout (FPS?) Brothers In Arm 3 Far Cry 2
Fallout 3 is an RPG. BiA is a bit iffy. And Far Cry 2 still hasn't show what it would look like on the PS360.
and it's cover story is Far Cry 2. the screenshots on the inside are *ALL from the PS3 version of the game, and it looks *GOOOOOD. i'll see about scanning them in and somehow sharing them. i don't know how though (to share, not scan).
I still have doubts about killzone 2....
you would be a fool not to. Killzone 2 is a technical experiment for sony. That doesnt mean its not a game FIRST and foremost, but its also an experiment on how much they can get out of the system. It has promise, but will it live up to it? who knows.
at worst it will be a beautiful mess...but so much is riding on it I don't think Sony will let that happen...why spend ~40 million, and get a great technical showcase, yet with poor sales due to it being ridiculed for boring or broken gameplay...when you can spend ~45 million and create possibly one of the best FPS games ever...and have the sales and console movements to match...
who seriously doubted this? FPS have become a staple to showcase what a next gen game should be, and it goes without saying that the PS3 is very well equipped to handle them. Most of these games haven't been released, but the claim that the PS3 can't handle beautiful visuals and excellent game play should have been dispelled a long time ago.
left out Socom
Socom doesn't really count as a FPS does it?
Haze killzone 2 resistance 2 r all i need for this year and next year with FPS
"Sony needs to convince gamers that a 360 and copy of Halo 3 isn’t necessarily the only way to get their fix" Halo isn't even hands down best FPS on it's own system. Call of Duty arguably has better multiplayer, and Bioshock's story beats it without a doubt. Halo 2 was an exception, but these days, no FPS will stay on top for a long period of time. Something better will eventually knock it off.
Definitely seems like the PS3 has something to offer if you're an FPS fan.
are enough for my shooter needs, PS isn't known for a genre.. it's known for ALL genres... so everyone is happy
Sony has a lot to look for this year and next year when it comes to 1st person shooters. Hell...Sony has proved that the PS3 can play any game. Do you guys remember the debate about Crysis not being able to play on any console? Well It's been proven that it can be played w/ that linux program designed for the PS3. - www.streammygame.com Killzone 2 and Resistance 2 are probably going to be the most expensive games that are going to be developed for a while now. Haze I don't know where it stands in this console race. UT3 is a great shooter I'll admit but the story mode was weak however online made up for the bad story. COD4 seems to be the best multi player and better looking off the PS3 and getting better each time. In 2009 the PS3 has Crysis to look forward to and project Offset as it's in development for the PS3. I read the article and release date on Project Offset and it's set to come to the PS3 from this month's (EGM Magazine). All in all the best 1st person shooters are Resistance 2, KZ2, Crysis, and Project Offset.
Project Offset is PC/360 ONLY...
"2.) What platforms will this game be released on?
As of this writing, Project Offset (working title) is planned for released on windows-based PCs and Xbox 360 "
NOWHERE on their site is the PS3 mentioned in connection with this game.
I see some people are still gullible enough to think Crysis is possible on consoles, last gen GPUs and only 512MB of RAM would make for a super gimped Crysis and that's if it is even possible at all.
and nice try...... but I doubt anything is going to compete well with WARHOUND, its been built from the ground up for the 360 & so has a brand new world war 2 shooter this year from the brothers in arms.... http://www.xboxscene.com and that doesn't even count the new 360 ENHANCED version of unreal tournament.....with source mods ps3 doesn't have jack **** this year, and this kind of desparation is further proof in a nutshell.. not happy with your games sony fanbots? well you can't have ours, sorry suckers I admit Ive never been interested in any of sony's franchise games, sides resident evil etc, and those are all multiplatform now..... but this kind of competition is great for 360, you guys will just force microsoft to put out even better games especially FPS cross-games that will be ALL exclusive....I can't wait to play 30-40 player matches in PERFECT DARK for 360 cause of this! :-D so go ahead and drum up the hype, can't wait to watch killzone 2 lick the boots off half life 3.......LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you guys are experts at hype, remember....
It only has 1 bubble! No-one wants to listen to its nonsense! Stay positive, PIG, your console might get a game worth playing this year! MWAH-HA-HA-HA!!!
UT 3 will have NO MODS on the xbox and UT3 with no mods=crap also why are you excited about 30-40 players online when Resistance 2 will have 60 players you stupid a$$ BABOON.Go suck M$'s chode. lol and what do you mean by Ps3 has nothing this year, Killzone 2, LBP, MGS4,FF13,FF13 versus,Resistance 2,and many many more what does 360 have?......................... .......................Ohh wait it has nothing.
how old are you again.
sony fanboy ?........ it figure
Is this a joke? It has to be a joke, right? Project Origins-- >_>
Should be pretty much all that I spend money on shooters this year unless Socom comes out that be another. BTW why is Socom so quiet?
Can't wait to play them. Still wonder where my bubbles went. At least I'm back to 4 now.
People like to give negative feedback for no reason at all. Not me though, I hooked you up :) Most of these games look great, though I've never been a fan of the UT franchise, I still see ALOT of merit in their efforts.
Its funny how serious people take this, can't even have a decent conversation without people attacking your bubbles. At least if I take someone's bubbles I am man enough to state why and identify myself. This site is full of unintelligent cowards who have nothing constructive to say but don't like to hear anything detracting from their beloved console. Its really sad. I hooked you up brother, as I do with anyone that makes a good point. You'll get your bubbles up in no time.
yo i got ur dough.... 1 bill for a gram.... bubbles
a bubble for you :D
I've made sure to return the favor. =]
I lost a bubble too. Mine disappeared after I submitted the article: Revenge of the PS3!
bubble you up for sure.
Bubbled up. I can't wait to get my hands on both those games.
don't worry about returning the favor, i have more than enough for now. lol
let the man speak!!!
Hahahahahaha they are so delusional they think crap like Killzone 2 is good!!!!!!!!!! Lmao oh good times, can't wait to play the new Conflict: Vietnam game 360 exclusive and the best version of Rainbow Six Vegas 2/3. Got to love those Sony diehards, they really love their games like it was their cousin even though most of them suck like that trailer trash out of moab!! Now I know why my brother never wanted a PS3, LOL with such stupid games like metal g*ylord and no true 16 player deathmatch games, who needs them? Where's my CONFLICT: DENIED OPS with 20 player matches? Ps3 is holding the game industry down again with its slow pointless shovel-ware sh*t!!!! Starcraft Empire at War rather than Universe at War, I want a brand new Starcraft system-link game. This year is the year all my cousins buy a 360 for total system wars!!!!! Bring me my DEATHROW sequel, and Halo Chronicles!!!!!! SHOOTING THINGS JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT BETTER!!! +Currently playing COD4 and HALO 3 on two split-screen Toshiba TV+
do your whole family work at microsoft or are they all brainwashed halfwit hill billys!
oh sorry i forgot thier one and the same.
"nowdays FPS is the most advanced genre in gaming.." That's the funniest thing I've heard all day, shooters are essentially the same as they were ten years ago.