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First Impressions: Killzone: Shadow Fall May Be the Most Strategic Shooter on PS4 - Push Square

Push Square: "Killzone: Shadow Fall is the release that will make you believe in the benefits of next generation hardware. Guerrilla Games’ first-person launch title shoots down any questions regarding the PlayStation 4’s ability to impress, responding emphatically with elegant dappled lighting and richer textures than a mercenary’s bank balance. But while we could compose a Visari-esque soliloquy based upon the visuals alone, is there any depth beneath the exclusive’s orange eyes?" (Killzone: Shadow Fall, PS4)

extermin8or  +   726d ago
Well yeah it'll be the most strategic shooter on PS4... it's day one competition/month 1 competition is COD and BF4-and the way BF3 single player etc went...
dedicatedtogamers  +   726d ago
Everything I've seen for this game reminds me of the original Halo, and I mean that in a good way. The open maps, the freedom of exploration, the freedom to approach each battle how you want...

I think it'll be a big hit.
GameCents  +   726d ago
Do not sully the Halo name please.
This is now the second instance I have noted you making the KZ SF/Halo comparison. No. Stop please.
extermin8or  +   726d ago
Hmm persinally I've never really liked halo much. don't get me wrong I can appreciate why the 1st was so loved and whats good about the first 3/combat evolved but past 3 I've not seen much I hear 4 is decent, but I cba atm.
scott182  +   726d ago
I never really could get into Halo myself, all my friends loved it though. I actually hope it's not very similar to Halo.
Ju  +   726d ago
It's still Killzone. I'm not worried. Just because they added color doesn't make it Halo. Complete different universes.

I'm looking forward to this game. My most anticipated shooter with the PS4 release and probably the only one I'll be getting ... until Battlefront releases.
Maldread  +   726d ago
Really hope they deliver a great story this time around. The universe has always had such awesome art direction, but the story telling hasn`t matched the rest of the attention to detail in the games so far.

The more open world stuff and the (hopefully) two kinds of firing modes for each weapon, should make it a lot more varried too.

They`ve already got the best melee system too, because the kills look brutally cool and actually takes time to pull of. Giving players a chance to save another if someone tries to knife a friend.

Getting this and BF4 day one on PS4 :)

Then Infamous SS as soon as it`s out ;)
Ju  +   726d ago
Story in a shooter is overrated - most of the time an excuse anyway and I don't quite understand what's the point. Of course, eventually the hero wins. And in-between I want some variety in the shooting action and plenty of weapons and some upgrades. Sure, I love the universe it develops in and how this universe evolves - as a back story, sure. But I don't really care if the "hero" drives the progression. It's a game after all.

But for story I rather go with Quantic Dreams (heavy) or action (ND or Tombraider - shallow, but still) or massive - The Division or Destiny. Shooter because I want to shoot and some eye candy if possible - well, and it needs to feel good. Which puts some weight on how the controls feel.
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evenstar  +   726d ago
Eye candy? Really?
Talk about shallow.

Why exactly do you believe that ND tells shallow stories? Do you have no aspirations higher than running around shooting things and looking at half naked 'eye candy'? I think most shooters are overrated, in general...
Ju  +   725d ago
No, I like variety. I play story driven games if I am in the mood for heavier food. Or shooters for a quick fix for a couple of minutes. Life isn't black and white and neither should be games and genres. I am not playing shooters for their story - and who ever claims to do so is lying to themselves. Eventually it is all entertainment not politics.
fenome  +   718d ago
@evenstar

By "eye candy" he meant graphical beauty, not boobies. lol
Bathyj  +   726d ago
Ive been crying out for secondary fire to return since Killzone 2. Dont understand why they took it out.

Helghast rifle with underslung shotty and the machine pistol with silent round are some of the best weapons ever made.
Maldread  +   725d ago
Ju, have you tried Bioshock or Half-Life-series? I really do think it`s possible to pull of e great story, even in a FPS. And it definitively adds a lot to the game. Hell, i would say even COD4 pulled of an ok story than worked for that game, before the series went to hell ;)

Bathyj, yeah i agree man. Really miss that from the first Killzone, so the trailers they`ve shown so far with the switch from machinegun to sniper has me excited :)
Bathyj  +   725d ago
Precisely what I noticed. I really hope those weapons come back
fenome  +   726d ago
Hopefully a launch title isn't the "The Most" of anything on a system. lol
Don't get me wrong, I can't wait to try it out. It looks fantastic, but as consoles get older the games develop better like a fine wine. At first they're just pushing 'em out there trying to hype up the new stuff, but down the road they really start figuring out how to push the boundaries and squeeze every last ounce outta the system. I'm already impressed with what's happening at the end of this gen. It's gonna get wicked this next decade!
InTheZoneAC  +   726d ago
no FPS can be the "most strategic"

BTW, once H-Hour releases you'll know the better players from the posers/scrubs
Hicken  +   726d ago
If it's more strategic than any other shooter on the console, then it's the most strategic.
drsfinest72  +   726d ago
At 30fps next gen is looking so sad...can't even top 1080@60fps
wishingW3L  +   726d ago
they developed the entire game on the old dev-kits with 4Gigs of ram but at this point they don't have much time to fully optimize the game to take advantage of the new updated kits.
GameCents  +   726d ago
Lies: You are telling them.
scott182  +   726d ago
Real life has over 60 fps, maybe you could try that next gen..... I kid.

That build of the game was a bit old, I imagine with the powerful hardware of the ps4, much more can be possible..
Ju  +   726d ago
It sure can. And it sure will be a different game.
MizTv  +   726d ago
Looking good!!!
rbluetank  +   726d ago
I am getting this game day one. it is going to be hard finding the time to play all the games I am buying on day. I then have all those free MMO's that needs to be played on my ps4 as well. it is just a good time to be a gamer.
Mr-SellJack  +   726d ago
It sure is looking better than all upcoming
fps
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   726d ago
If its like kz2 then no doubt in my mind it will be one of the most strategic skilled shooters to come out, now if its like kz3 well then just lol.

For those that played kz2 competitively I'm sure you know how skilled you had to be at that game to actually be good.

#1 clan in kz2
# top 3 team bf3 (ps3)
Hicken  +   726d ago
My favorite roles were Medic and then Tactician. I was SO pissed when they screwed over the spawn grenade, then removed it altogether in KZ3.

Having a good Tactician was such a strategic advantage. Competent Medics, too. I really hope that feeling of the classes being different and yet all important returns.
Conzul  +   726d ago
Iron-sights heaven. Amirite?
r21  +   726d ago
Input lag, I really hope he mean KZ2 weight cause if so, Im gonna be extremely excited to play this.
dcj0524  +   726d ago
H-hour world's elite will be the most tactical shooter on ps4. MARK MY WORDS. And give me some cold lemonade if I'm right.
dcj0524  +   726d ago
Also most of the launch titles were made on 4GB not 8. So 3GB to work with. Lot less than 7. Sony just pulled out 8 last second to future proof it.

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