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Kotaku: We Get Our Hands On The PS4's Big Shooter, Killzone: Shadow Fall

Killzone: Shadow Fall sure is pretty. Out for the PlayStation 4 this fall, whenever the system launches, the latest Killzone game lets you shoot people in all sorts of ways, as you can see in this video we shot yesterday. Enjoy. (Killzone: Shadow Fall, PS4)

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Abash  +   937d ago | Well said
I cant wait to get my hands on it, Killzone: Shadow Fall will be my first PlayStation 4 game
xHeavYx  +   937d ago | Funny
So many great games coming to the PS3 and PS4. This would be the perfect time to win the lottery
Prcko  +   937d ago
true dat!
Campy da Camper  +   937d ago
man! I've had fps fatigue for a couple years but this looks awesome!

-can climb anywhere
- barrel extends so long range is on you at all time
- super fluid animations
- non corridor maps

Lol at the interviewer asking about 4 questions the whole time cause he's sucked into the game lol
sourav93  +   937d ago
Is there ever a bad time to win the lottery?
badz149  +   937d ago
KZSF will be my 1st PS4 game! I can't believe that as a new FPS player, I am going to start the next gen with an FPS 2 times in a row! I started playing FPS with RFoM btw and that was my 1st PS3 game too while I was waiting for R&C:Future ToD to come out. boy was I glad I did!
Inception  +   937d ago
Win a lottery isn't enough. You need to rob a bank! >.<
abzdine  +   937d ago
technically this game is an absolute beast
RedSoakedSponge  +   937d ago

just before getting a divorce would be pretty bad timing :P
brandonb21  +   937d ago
@RedSoakedSponge yes it would be a bad time to win the lottery if the world ended or if you were on your death bed and won the lottery
gaffyh  +   937d ago
This actually looks very good, the colours and lighting are fantastic, and it looks like they've added a lot of new gameplay features.
papashango  +   937d ago
looks like crysis 3 with crappy vegetation.

got a launch day ps4 on pre-order but definitely not interested in this junk.
nosferatuzodd  +   937d ago
lol you take the words out my mouth lol
RIP_Weazel  +   937d ago speaketh our leaders, the PC elite! All hail their views and bemoan your own plebian opinions!

(Personally, I think it looks awesome, but hey, horses for courses.)
darthv72  +   937d ago
looks very nice indeed. the lighting and shadows (no pun intended) are very realistic.
WarThunder  +   936d ago
Shows that the guy from Kotaku, playing the game only played Halo....

His not using iron sight and plays like shit! what a total noob...
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Syntax-Error  +   936d ago
Looks good even when it's not in HD. Getting this and Dead Rising 3 at launch. Being that this is a launch title I can only imagine what how better the games will look later on
darren_poolies  +   936d ago

Unless you plan on getting a PS4 and an Xbox One at launch, I've got some bad news for you...
Rhaigun  +   937d ago
Day 1 for me as well.
nosferatuzodd  +   937d ago
lol you take the words out my mouth lol

I'm talking about the lotery comment not killzone..
I see ppl are disagreeing because they think I'm talking bad about killzone that couldn't be more far from the truth I'm a big killzone fan that's a day 1 buy for me guys
hakis86  +   937d ago
He DOES say: "They carry a FLESHlight"... LMFAO!!
SpitFireAce85  +   937d ago
This guy that interviewed Herman is a complete personality what so ever!
Septic  +   937d ago
It was so frustrating watching him play...he can't play to save his life. Argh. Give me the controller!
wishingW3L  +   937d ago
it's like he has never played a FPS in his life!
HammadTheBeast  +   937d ago
Right in the end, as the gameplay gets better once the dev starts playing, they cut it off....
BattleTorn  +   937d ago
At the very end, he closes so poorly - "well, uh, yeah. Thanks a lot for taking the time to show us this game Herman"

He couldn't end with a better plug? Possibly mention the game's actual name...
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ZodTheRipper  +   937d ago
I expected a better interviewer and a much better player from Kotaku. Guess this video reflects the quality of their articles pretty well.
boing1  +   936d ago
Someone should tell him he should never go full retard. Unless he can't.
Deathdeliverer  +   936d ago
Now we see how Kotaku rates and reviews games. They watch someone else play.
HammadTheBeast  +   937d ago
Am I correct in saying that the graphics rival Crysis graphics on mid-high settings?
sourav93  +   937d ago
I would have to say you're incorrect.
Septic  +   937d ago
I don't know about that.

Some of the textures there left a lot to be desired. But the first demo shown off at the reveal blew my mind. This is off-screen so you have to give it the benefit of the doubt.

Also, notice the freezing at around 2:10. But again, this is probably not using all the RAM in the PS4, as stated earlier. Minor niggles really.

This might just trump Crysis on mid=high settings when it launches. I don't see why it can't.
wishingW3L  +   937d ago
At this point Crysis only looks good with mods...

This is in Ultra and look at those ugly shadows. The lighting and textures look way better on Killzone SF too:

Crysis only wins on foliage because there's a lot of it.
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Qrphe  +   937d ago
It has better lighting but the textures don't seem quite on par at all.
christrules0041  +   937d ago
This is off screen gameplay so that makes it worse. Plus the game isn't even finished yet so it could look better at launch. Why compare a finished product to a product that isn't finished?

That would be like comparing Drive Club that was 35% complete to GT5.

We have to wait to see what it actually looks like and what performance the PS4 has.
Stsonic  +   937d ago
I think he means crysis 3
abzdine  +   937d ago
this is a next gen game and Crysis is from 2007. No problem KZ will blow Crysis in terms of performance. Wait until you see it run on screen before you say anything.
This is a screen video and still looks amazing. I can't wait to be at Gamescom to try this monster out!
papashango  +   937d ago
honestly it doesn't even blow crysis 1 away. They look similar. It just means consoles finally caught up to 2007 pc's.
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sourav93  +   936d ago
Wow that's a lot of disagrees to my previous comment. When I said incorrect, I meant that KZ:SF looks way better than vanilla Crysis running on medium/high. Now, if you talk about Crysis 3, that's a different story.
Aceman18  +   937d ago
wow the person playing is a complete DB

thank god Herman took over lol.
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DarkHeroZX  +   937d ago
This game is more open with larger maps, and has somewhat destructible environments with graphics and higher enemy counts. Well if this game has to run a 30fps I think we all know why. On for a console with what is considered "mid-range" specs this is extremely impressive.
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Tapewurm  +   937d ago
I am sure that this and the full version of drive club will keep me plenty busy until infamous second son releases :)
DecoyOctopus  +   937d ago
Wow at the guy playing, this is must be his first time ever playing a videgame, seriously why does everyone suck at playing on Off-screen videos?
mark134uk  +   936d ago
this running 1080p 60fps?
wishingW3L  +   937d ago
oh god not the same demo again... This has been posted like 50 times already since E3. ;__;
xHeavYx  +   937d ago
And yet you approve it?
wishingW3L  +   937d ago
by the minute 4 they start showing new stuff and let me say, the game's looking amazing! I never thought I'd be excited for a Killzone game let a alone a FPS... I'm so glad I pre-ordered the Killzone bundle from Amazon, this game's gonna surprise many people. ;)

BTW, graphics are gorgeous!
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_FantasmA_  +   937d ago
First time I'm seeing this. I'm trying to not see to much of these PS4 launch games so that when they do launch I will be amazed.
Septic  +   937d ago
Haha same here but its nigh on impossible to do with how hyped I am.

Hey, at least we'll be able to clear this level in the game easily. Although, that being said, I don't think I'd ever play as badly as the guy in the video.
Ju  +   937d ago
Looks awesome. Not sure if it'll be that easy - no matter how often you'll see it. This almost feels like an open world "level". Much more space allows many more pathways - also for the NPCs. And if the AI is anything like in the previous games, one mistake and your on the run. I'm curious how that's gonna work. KZ AI was always one of the best.
_FantasmA_  +   936d ago
For me what killed Killzone 2 was the controls and the generic story and characters. Such a beautiful game, even to this day, but I feel like its wasted on these roided up and typical cursing soldiers. The only ones that were okay were Rico, Sev, and I think Garza? (the one that died). Haven't played 3 but I've heard its worse than 2 so I don't know if I'll have time to get around to it by the time the PS4's greatness comes around.
edwineverready  +   937d ago
great draw distance at 2:05 .Who ever said that there will not be a big graphical difference between current gen and next gen is crazy. so beautiful. can't wait for this game and ps4.
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shikamaroooo  +   937d ago
Keep in mind Killzone is only using 3gigs of the DDR5, imagine the draw distance and texture with more
Cryptcuzz  +   937d ago
That's the one thing that still amazes me. This game is already looking awesome in its current form, but just know it would look even better had they utilized all 7 GB available. Heres's to hoping GG has enough time to do just that and wow everyone on the final release.
Ju  +   937d ago
It's not 3GB. It's 5.7 or so total. I'm too lazy to find the link. 3GB is for graphics only.
papashango  +   937d ago
you can't use more if the APU or the GPU is running at 100%.

That's what they call a bottleneck and why PC gamers continue to upgrade what everyone else considers high end pc's.

Memory walls have been nonexistant for years now. PC gamers have always done the "imagine if they take full advantage of 8gb or 16gb we have in our pc's!"

fact is the ps4's jaguar processor is only 1.8ghz and is based off mobile notebook technology made by AMD. Dev's won't be taking advantage of 5 or 6gb of ram unless they're games are poorly optimized.

This is the sad truth that fanboys will have to accept.
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christrules0041  +   937d ago
GDDR5. DDR5 doesn't exist and actually DDR4 doesn't exist either. =P
christrules0041  +   937d ago
They used almost 4.7GB for Killzone Shadow Fall. 3GB was for the graphics. In the link below if you go to slide 6 it gives the exact details of how much RAM they are using for the CPU and the GPU.
andibandit  +   937d ago

heh, it's a little bit more complicated than just ADD MOAR RAM

By your terms if they add enough ram, you could look into space.
Scrumptious  +   937d ago
Preordered this bad boy. Cannot wait to play it. Looks amazing and in my opinion the best exclusive launch title for nexgen.
6DEAD6END6  +   937d ago
I really like the new weapons in this Killzone all I need to see now is the sniper rifle in action and multiplayer then ill be good :)
thekhurg  +   937d ago
Guy was kind of rude. Didn't seem to have a lot of interest in what the developer was saying and showing.
AzureskyZ  +   937d ago
On top of it-- he didnt seem like he even plays FPS cause he sucked as bad as fallon.
M-M  +   937d ago
Cryptcuzz  +   937d ago
Always hating on Sony.
Shadowolf  +   937d ago
You took the words right out of my mouth - He seemed to be going through the motions with Herman not truly digging for those all important nuggets that make Killzone what it is. When Herman mentioned the new sniper type which could teleport this guy should have been all over the idea of the new attributes possibly contributed to multiplayer. Of course Herman would have avoided that question but it is still important to take this risk. He never commented on the games ridiculous visuals or asked about the main protagonist and his background. Why are we playing as Lucas Kellan and if fans should expect a tie in to previous Killzone titles. He was certainly not a FPS fan or a Killzone fan I should say. From what has been shown the new gameplay approach is looking absolutely amazing. Can't wait!
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ChipChipperson  +   937d ago
The guy playing just seems like one of those guys who's not into FPS games and knocks a FPS game for being a FPS game in a review, if that makes any sense. It's unfortunate because there are plenty of fans who would love to interview Herman about Shadow Fall and Killzone's future which would help contribute to the game's exposure as opposed to the nonsense Kotaku keeps putting out. Other than that, I can't wait either. I've been waiting to play as a Luger style player for a long time since KZ1.
berndogskate  +   937d ago
guy playing looks like a fps vet )
Deltaguy  +   937d ago
quenomamen  +   937d ago
Not really blowing my skirt up gentlemen, not sure why.
Ju  +   937d ago | Funny
Because you got pants on?
Cmk0121  +   937d ago
Really fun campaign game, never got into the online . Looks great ! It's hard to see a lot of the little nuances in a video like this but trait and believe the particle effects and all
The little
Things that immerse you will
Shock folks
Bathyj  +   937d ago
I'm not one of these guys that thinks everything has to be open world. I dont care if a games not open world. But I do like open gameplay. Games that give you a bit of freedom to tackle things the way you want to like Farcry or Hitman.

Shadowfall looks like the game Killzone needs to make it feel fresh again. The freedom looks great. The Owl looks incredible because I love game where you can use diversionary tactics. I'm going to be forever using it to draw fire while I flank around and jump them from behind.

And the Zipline looks like a Godsend. Its going to be awesome traversing the environment with that, like the grapple hook in Tenchu, cutting down huge distances in no time.
vlonjati77vlonjati  +   937d ago
I always agree with you Bathyj,unbiased as always.Oh man you reminded me Tenchu PS1 old days.Damn Im only 35 still young :)Cant wait for PS4.
Salooh  +   937d ago
Why do you guys mention games like tenchu or dark cloud ?. It really hurts when you want something but can't get it. xP
CEOSteveBallmer  +   937d ago
That's because bathyj knows his thing and has "Good taste" in gaming. No one can deny that Playstation games since PSone is one of the best. And sony still continued that trend with the PS3. i don't see they can't do it again with PS4. Oh don't mind my avatar and name LOL XD. I wish success to both PS4 and Xbox one.
Shadowolf  +   937d ago
I love your reference to Tenchu and the grapple hook. A true classic Playstation gem from yester-years. The zipline in Shadow Fall along with the tactical intelligence of it's gameplay approach screams tons of replayability. Piecing together what we we've seen so far with the first reveal and now this forest setting and looks like fans could be in for a great narrative with twists and varied gameplay for the campaign. So far it's seems GG is doing everything right, yet I would like GG to reveal a montage gameplay video showcasing quick glimpses of intense firefights with new locales mixed with hints of story spoilers we would know nothing about and more eye-popping visuals to drive the excitement.
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sync90  +   937d ago
Getting this day one. i just pray to god the campaigns not over in 5-6hrs. sure its got multiplayer aswell, but im bored shitless of online shooters.
Shadowolf  +   937d ago
@ Sync90

We spoke with GG @ E3 about the length of the campaign and we were told users can expect a full 10-12 hour campaign depending on the games difficulty setting. In fact the forest setting which is all over the net from E3 is running on the easy difficulty setting. We actually thought the enemy AI was decent from our demo but were encouraged that when playing on the more difficult normal, lol, or harder, the Helghast strategically attempt to hunt you down in numbers forcing you to have to quickly adapt or die. When we asked why offer the demo on easy setting we were told so the media could get around the map fairly easily without getting too frustrated if they have never been formally introduced to the aggressive Helghast.
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Ju  +   937d ago
Sounds as expected ;) I loved the AI in the previous games. I always thought these guys (Helghast) are insane in harder difficulty levels. Started flanking you. Best ever played. But very challenging. In an open space where they can go around you, that must become even harder. Watch your 6!
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sync90  +   937d ago
Thanks for clearing that up for me. 10-12 hrs is a good length, especially for a shooter.
pwnsause_returns  +   937d ago
it was a good choice for sony in making this game a launch title for the PS4. the series benefits from this big time, especially if the game is AAA worthy, which by the looks of it, it is...
TheHardware  +   937d ago
I'm stoked....his first play-through was terrible....but I'm impressed, I will have much fun with this game.

I hope the online still has that KZ feel to it. cant wait for some "warzone"
sync90  +   937d ago
KZ2 warzone was a beast!
SynestheticRoar  +   937d ago
Ready to play. The holidays can't come fast enough.
FITgamer  +   937d ago
Campaign looks like alot of fun, can't wait to see some MP videos.
sarcastoid  +   937d ago
is this half-life 2!? use the sights!
Wni0  +   937d ago
ded1020  +   937d ago
I do wonder how easy it is to use the touchpad. Do I need to let go of one side of the controller to use it or can my thumb reach it from either side?
Alcohog  +   937d ago
You can tell Herman is cringing at this asshats play-style.
danny818  +   937d ago
This game looks sick. Really debating between just getting knack and a kz sf. Ad cancelin battelfield and get the playstation camera instead.
LiQuiZoN  +   937d ago
I'm getting KZ:SF, Knack and the Camera!
Mr-SellJack  +   937d ago
well it depends
but imo just get KZ SF and ps+ only if your low on doe i'm sure knack will come to the service some day,the camera can wait,the playroom and ps move games(most likely kz and sports game at launch)are the only games that make use of the camera until now
mrmonkeyhumper  +   937d ago
To all the fanboys....i read every comment and not one negative comment from the xbox crowd. Maybe some sony fans should take notice. There is room for two consoles and competition is healthy so, to the fanboys.....ease up and enjoy this great time of gaming.
Rayansaki  +   937d ago
Maybe because there really isn't anything negative to say about this? Other than the fact the kotaku guy is really awful at FPS games.
G20WLY  +   937d ago
Give it time - wait until it hits the front page before assuming the high moral ground... BTW, you sir, are 'off topic'.

Game looks great and has built on the already-great KZ3 combat. Day one buy - love the grapple hook!
hankmoody  +   936d ago
InTheLab  +   937d ago
That glare will get annoying. Can't wait to play it but it's like JJ Abrams produced it :/
specialguest  +   937d ago
I need to see more in-depth gameplay videos on KZ:SF that shows more on the new features such as the owl and other things. I know those videos will come soon in the future though. I am a KZ fan and I love playing it on Move, but I'm just not overly hyped yet.
drsfinest72  +   937d ago
I'm not impressed
G20WLY  +   937d ago
...And could you tell us why, or are you just trolling?

Looks very good to me, at this stage - what is it that leaves you unimpressed?
drsfinest72  +   936d ago
I guess I'm used to garbage dated fps like cod. This has new mechanics and it feels like the player is carrying a 100 lb bag on their back. It's not as fast paced as I wished. It's all preference though. Good graphics though
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G20WLY  +   936d ago
^@drs, fair enough. As you say, some liked the weighty feel and some didn't.

Did you play KZ3 though? Only reason I ask is that, like you, I thought KZ2 felt slower (heavier maybe better word) than other shooters. For KZ3 they changed it to make the player feel much more nimble and I enjoyed that campaign way more, as it felt sharper.

Also, they introduced the jetpacks, which I really loved using! All in all it felt like a massive overhaul and much fresher than past KZ games (which I actually liked as well).
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solidjun5  +   937d ago
Christ this guy sucks at FPS. I know there's a learning curve to everything, but this is frustrating to watch.

Why did I go to kotaku and even worse read some of the comments? -___-

Whatever. I got this pre-ordered. ^_^
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ovnipc  +   937d ago
the game looks good. My only concern its the controller, if its going to feel like KZ3 feels heavy kind of laggy not like cod or other fpd that are smooth fast. The only thing I hated about kz3
zoks310  +   937d ago
I hate bad players during a video interview. The guy playing the game made the game look bad, even thought I know it's not bad.
Either way I am most excited for this game followed by Destiny.
Holiday can't come soon enough.
Mr-SellJack  +   937d ago
Man KZ SF looks light years ahead of any FPS unveiled thus far
RedSoakedSponge  +   937d ago
did anyone else think it sounded like he said "fleshlight"?

that would make the game interesting XD hahaa
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