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Submitted by get2sammyb 470d ago | opinion piece

How Killzone: Shadow Fall Can Finally Fulfil the Franchise's Potential

Push Square: "For a franchise once dubbed a ‘Halo killer’, Guerrilla Games’ solid-if-unspectacular Killzone series has frequently fallen short of its lofty ambitions. It’s unfortunate, because the Dutch developer has always possessed the ingredients to make a smash hit, but there’s always been a flaw in the recipe; a misstep mostly negligible, but still prominent enough to squander the company’s shot at a Michelin star." (Killzone: Shadow Fall, PS4)

StrongMan  +   470d ago
Finally? I think Killzone 2 was the best FPS this gen hands down.
Abash  +   470d ago
I liked Killzone 3 even more because of the variety in the campaign, the set pieces, and the brutal melee. Its the game that made me a fan of the series
Gaming101  +   470d ago
The only thing Killzone hasn't done to outdo competitors is sell more. That's it. It has trounced every other FPS this generation in terms of graphics and gameplay, yet the haters scream louder than the fans unfortunately, them being usually Halo and Call of Duty fans, so Killzone doesn't get its due.

Hopefully with the next iteration being a launch title for PS4, Killzone will finally get the attention and sales it deserves for being a brilliant masterpiece.
Muerte2494  +   470d ago
Killzone 2...
community was not really pleased with the direction they took with Killzone 3. They were trying to hard to accommodate the COD crowd with the controls. They also took away the one shot headshot that I, personally, loved. I think they should try to work themselves back to Killzone 2 while still retaining some of those key things from Killzone 3.

I was seriously disappointed with Killzone 3 hit detection.
needs 60fps
chukamachine  +   470d ago
Killzone2 was nice singleplayer fps, it choked online, slowdown & the controller lag did not help.

Killzone3 good sp, decent mp.

This game hopefully is better all round.
marinelife9  +   469d ago
Killzone 2 already kills Halo.
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OhReginald  +   470d ago
What do you mean finally???

Killzone 2 is one of the BEST fps this generation. It was critically acclaimed, every relevant game site praised it and it has a 91 on metacritic.
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gedden7  +   470d ago
No No No... You think just because the tech on PS4 will be SOO great that the gameplay will be better??? NO NO NOoooOO

The game has fallen because the controls are bad and people can't relate to it. End of Story. the graphics/tech was always good for killzone games... that was never problem so can the ps4 fix that?? I mean lets play devils advocate.. Say the ps4 sequel fixed the controls.. You still have the problem of relating to the game and since the dev are going further away of reality and more into scifi no onw will really care about this game... I do like KZ games though but I'm one in a sea of millions...
r21  +   470d ago
The Killzone games have always been sci fi, story wise and also with their weapons and tech.
Sevir  +   470d ago
Your comment is full of fail!
being a sci fi space opera has always been apart of the KZ lore and appeal. The killzone community love the themes of the KZ story which is why people get attached to characters, like Garza and Sev... and why they vehemently hate Rico after the events of KZ2.

People relate to the series its just a huge huge following like Call of Duty and Halo! but the franchise as a whole has a pretty substantial following! KZ:Shadow Fall will continue to be a technical show piece for PS Hardware, and it GG will continue to hone in on its craft! KZ2 was a master piece and i think in a few ways KZ3 upped the ante in terms of pacing and game play! They need to hire better writers and incorporate Motion cap techniques used throught the PS umbrella, Naughty Dog or Quantic Dream should pen the story for KZ and GG should do game play.

KZ:SF looks impressive and i cant wait to play it! DAY 1
thehitman  +   470d ago
The key to any shooter is the online infrastructure. I believe Res:FoM was the best shooter for the ps3 because it had the best and most solid online play. Clan support for friends matchmaking ranking in-game achievements and separate unrank custom games. Only thing I can say was missing was cross game chat which was Sony fault and not Insomniacs. Halo was successful because of its solid online structure more games should follow that model. Gameplay will always be preference but if you want to appeal to the mass market must have solid seamless online play. Too many developers miss those features and details that need to be incorporated into every game.
Cryptcuzz  +   470d ago
This was a well written thoroughly thought out article that I enjoyed reading.

I really do hope they expand on the lore and focus more on the story.

I also agree with the article that they need to have a cast of characters that are more fleshed out and memorable.

Everything else in the game is already good.
Pintheshadows  +   470d ago
I don't like the 'Halo Killer' term. The way it is bandied about with regards to Killzone makes it seem like it is something Guerilla said. The truth is that it was a term created by the gaming media who then judged the game based on their own hype.

I love Killzone. It doesn't need to be a Halo killer and why does anything need to kill anything for that matter. Especially entertainment franchises.
Cryptcuzz  +   470d ago
I agree, the media was what created that term for the series and dubbed it as so.

It is funny because almost every gaming media back then labeled the series as so, then when it wasn't what they expected, they unfairly use that as a negative point when doing reviews.
naiyo  +   470d ago
I just want move controls and I'm fine.
wenaldy  +   470d ago
I want KZ2 MP features back, like server browser, customizable matches, squad, flexible squad invite etc. And for SP, i want it like the Original KZ gameplay.
mrmancs  +   470d ago
killzone shadow fall ftw
Longsama  +   470d ago
From what I've seen of ShadowFall, they've finally got the leg room to do everything they wanted to do without the hardware limitations of last-gen. I'm forseeing a very conent heavy game even if the story isn't all that compelling, I'll still have fun watching the rebirth of the Ballet of Death

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