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How it feels to explore the first next-gen shooter in ‘Killzone: Shadow Fall’ | Digital Trends

Digital Trends: "Guerrilla Games offers us a taste of one of the more open environments in 'Killzone: Shadow Fall,' a PlayStation 4 launch title and the first platform-exclusive shooter for the new console." (Killzone: Shadow Fall, PS4)

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Andreas-Sword  +   940d ago
I will buy Battlefield 4 (PS4) and Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4) on DAY 1 !
Maninja  +   940d ago
I'm just gettin battlefield but I might pick up Killzone afterwards
jocomat9  +   939d ago
same. Killzone just is too sci fi for me. i enjoyed killzone 2 multi a lot.
Maninja  +   939d ago
It's not that I don't like Killzone, I just prefer battlefields multiplayer
ado908  +   940d ago
@cunnil^^^ wow dude set your priorities right before speaking and no, no game on the PC is better looking graphically than Killzone shadow fall and do you know why that is? It is because you are most likely talking about Crysis 3 which btw has been compared to Killzone shadow fall and fell completely short against it. But do you know why Crysis 3 on the pc compels in comparison to Killzone shadow fall? It's because you are comparing a game from this gen to a game coming out next gen. No matter how strong your PC is and how capable is, games from this gen will never reach your PC's fullest potentials because developers of this gen limit the games capabilities. It's not always the better specs that makes a game look better, its mostly the game itself and how its developed that makes the game look good. Now if you were comparing killzone shadow fall say to a next gen Crysis then yes I would agree with you because then you are running the game in a bigger potential of your PC. As for any game on current gen no game looks better graphically. You are either a huge fanboy or just dilusional
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elhebbo16  +   940d ago
also to run crysis 3 on max you need a pretty beast PC, Killzone SF is running on a $400 console. which is fucking amazing if you ask me.
Geezus  +   940d ago
^^^ lol is this guy (ado) serious... killzone shadowfall does NOT look better than crysis on the pc running at its best as a matter of fact killzone is still doing 30fps which for a next gen game is pretty weak to say the least even COD Ghost is doing 1080p 60fps
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XabiDaChosenOne  +   940d ago
Wip3ou7 does 1080p and 60 fps also, does that make it next gen two? GT6 is doing 1080p and 60fps aswell, is that a next gen game by your standards?
Shadowolf  +   940d ago
We are all most certainly entitled to our opinions but to make the argument that COD Ghost is running in 1080p @ 60FPS as though that suffices the notion that those target specs are factors to support your argument will be severely shot down when comparing a side-by-side comparison of Killzone Shadow Fall and COD Ghost which you can view here:

Watching Killzone Shadow Fall running at 30fps next to COD Ghosts 60fps doesn't strongly support your position.
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starchild  +   940d ago
No, of course KZSF doesn't look better than Crysis 3. He wants to believe that because he is a fanboy. Crysis 3 is a more advanced game in most areas. This is demonstrably true and no amount of denial changes it.

Hell, even Digital Foundry said as much:

"Killzone Shadow Fall has moments of exceptional majesty and some beautiful animation, but the in-game concepts revealed last night failed to truly excite, and even in terms of technical accomplishment - something readily associated with Guerrilla Games - you put the video side-by-side with Crysis 2 and its sequel and it feels a step off the pace."

Even against Crysis 2 it looks a step behind.
Geezus  +   940d ago
im not saying ghost looks better than shadowfall not even close but 1080/60fps should be the standard for most games next- gen shoot every xbox one launch game is hitting that mark. 60 fps allows for more fluid gameplay especially during mp bouts all im saying is cod ghost the lowest common denominator for fps next gen (in terms of quality) is beating killzone in that regards so saying Killzone looks better than crysis on a Pc is a joke
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Ragthorn  +   939d ago
Can't compete with Crysis 3 grass though!

Dat Grass!
Shadowolf  +   939d ago
@ Geezus,

There is no denying that Crysis 2 and 3 are true graphical benchmarks running on PC specs however, in fairness to Killzone Shadow Fall, a game which is currently in development currently running in 1080p at 30fps, at the moment rivals Crysis' best efforts. Again, and for the moment I'm not saying Shadow Fall looks better than Crysis 3, but for a game still in development I believe those odds way heavily in favor of Shadow Fall.

Check out these new in-game character renders for Shadow Fall which look truly amazing -
NeloAnjelo  +   939d ago
Yeah but COD:Ghosts looks like shit. The fact you even mention that when talking about graphics and next gen shows your thoughts on the game. I'd take 30 fps with amazing graphics any day. Rather than crap textures, copy and paste bland maps and environments, and not to mention scale. KZ has always looked better, played better, and felt much more realistic than anything in COD. So stop mentioning that game as it's clearly not in this league!
PurpHerbison  +   939d ago
The next gen standard should be 60FPS. No ifs ands or buts.
Divine  +   939d ago
and kzsf is mutilating cod ghost. go sit down . but i do agree that the standard for next gen should be 60fps
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cunnilumpkin  +   940d ago
pc games from 2008 look better than killzone shadowfall dude, the game isn't even current gen to a pc gamer
mattdillahunty  +   939d ago
"no game on the PC is better looking graphically than Killzone shadow fall"

that has to be a record setting loss of credibility by a poster on here. lol.
insertnamehurr  +   940d ago
PC fans decided to attack this article! how cool is that!
MysticStrummer  +   940d ago
It's very cool. They really don't understand how insecure it makes them look to troll console articles.
fenome  +   940d ago
I know right! We've actually got the PC Elitists checking out our stuff now! HAHA
cunnilumpkin  +   940d ago
only to point out that it looks like our games from 2008, finally, a huge improvement over the ps3 and Xbox's 1999 720p resolutions, but still, all ps4 and xbox1 games look last gen compared to pc games from 2011
Clunkyd  +   940d ago
Theyre just mad that they dont get any attention LOL
elhebbo16  +   940d ago
I know that GG can deliver an amazing single player experience. I just hope they go all out with the multiplayer.
wishingW3L  +   940d ago
I'm expecting vehicles and mechas in the MP now that they have the room for it thanks to the higher specs of the console compared to the PS3.
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Theyellowflash30  +   940d ago
Can somebody explain to me how this is next gen other than better visuals?

What does it add, what new mechanics are they using with all the RAM available in the PS4?

It just looks like Killzone 3 with better graphics.
ado908  +   940d ago
Well nobody can really decide that bro since the game is not out yet. There is a gameplay in a jungle where its mechanics is you using a robot drone for distractions, for firing and other random things but that's all I saw but the concept itself looks pretty darn cool. Just my opinion man, if you look at the video and you decide that it looks pretty cool then go out and buy yourself this game when it comes out just to see how fun it is or rent it, you know?
elhebbo16  +   940d ago
1. open-ended maps for different approaches to an objective that adds replay ability
2. the owl seems to add a lot of gameplay mechanics, a noticeable one is the zipline mode which lets you zipline anywhere on the maps even to area's that you are not supposed to go.
3. the continuation of (imo) a great story.
4. there are still other gameplay mechanics that GG hasnt talked about yet. Im sure they didnt just showed of everything in that single gameplay demo.
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Theyellowflash30  +   940d ago
Open-ended maps is next gen?

Current gen games do that.

An owl? Stories are next gen now too?

I'll wait and see myself, but this just looks like a PS3 Killzone just with better graphics.

And from what I've heard it's in 30FPS unlike COD, Battlefield, and other "next-gen" shooters....
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elhebbo16  +   940d ago
"but this just looks like a PS3 Killzone just with better graphics."

when was the last time you went to an ophthalmologist?
cpayne93  +   939d ago
You said it looks like kz3, with better graphics... What elhebbo said refutes that statement.
BABY-JEDI  +   939d ago
It would be nice if it ran at 60fps.
MysticStrummer  +   940d ago
With consoles, people call them "next gen" based on release date alone. Why should games be any different?

KZ:SF is a next gen shooter because it's on a next gen console. It's not that complicated.
wishingW3L  +   940d ago
because of better specs now they don't have to compromise on anything like make bigger maps with less enemies, or less enemies with worse AI, etc. Now we have bigger maps, more enemies, better AI, etc. in the same package.

Read the Edge preview, they are loving the game and the have rated all the prior games pretty low:

Newest Gameplay vid:

To me the game's looking really good and I have never been a fan of Killzone or FPS in general. The new stealth elements combined with the OWL will make for some interesting gameplay we haven't seen before in the series.
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Cryptcuzz  +   940d ago
Can you explain to me what games at E3 2013 constitutes as a next gen game then? What else could be done to a FPS game that will be considered next gen to you, please explain.

A lot of people would be happy if a game took a proven type of gameplay, may it be FPS, puzzle, RPG, or racing etc. And simply provide visuals on a higher level that creates a better immersive experience. Then add in new weapons such as the OWL in this game, different ways to chain in a puzzle game for higher scores, a different take in turn based RPG games, or new cars and tracks in a racing game.

You see how ridiculously demanding your comment sounds now?

You want to see something different, fresh or out of the norm, next gen you say? Then by your logic The Journey on the PS3 will be BEYOND next gen compared to probably 100% of the games going to be released on ANY new consoles at the end of this year.
ironmonkey  +   939d ago
does pc have anything different?
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   940d ago
same thing with the xbox launch titles really stand out.Forza is just "forza" with prettier graphics.Dead rising 3 is just meh.Ryse looks good,but when the eye candy wears off will it still be able to hold people's attention?
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wtopez  +   940d ago
The footage of KZ Shadow Fall looks really good but so far the gameplay looks like every other shooter. Far Cry 3, on PC at least, still looks more "next-gen". And from what I can tell, it seems to be running at 30 fps. A big no-no for next gen.
RM-TatoTiburon  +   940d ago
i'll get this in blackfriday 2014..BF4 is the shooter to get
RustedMan  +   940d ago
While I am incredibly excited for PS4 and the potential of that system in general, I, too, cannot get excited about Killzone: Shadow Fall. I wish they put as much thought into making the game FUN as they did making it pretty. Killzone 2 was a real letdown for me, from the (near) mediocre storyline to the average multiplayer, I want them to do SOMETHING new and different. There are far too many shooters coming out, and I simply cannot find a decent enough reason to be amped about this game.
Salooh  +   940d ago
Killzone 2 was a let down o.o . Man , i'm glad i don't have your taste. Killzone 2 was awesome in release date , even pc fanboys didn't believe that we will have this kind of game in console. It was that good ...

But i agree with you on killzone shadow fall . It looks awesome in graphical side but gameplay feels the same. Maybe it have smarter AI and they didn't announce the big changes. Let's wait and see what they will give us then judge it. I for one will buy it day one since i enjoyed both KZ2/3.
Salooh  +   940d ago
At least tell me what do you disagree on -.-

Killzone 2 is overrated ?
The gameplay in shadow is a big step ?
BABY-JEDI  +   939d ago
For me KZ2 has the best MP. It's sad the gaming mechanics doesn't work for the noobs, but such is life.
RustedMan  +   939d ago
Ah, are you referring to the sluggish camera that drunkenly wavers around as if the Elephant Man himself were a soldier? I get how it can be used for cinematic purposes, as no human is capable of spinning their head around like other games (Halo, Unreal Tournament, Call of Duty, etc..) but when creating a superficial sense of weapon weight and general movement becomes overly cumbersome, it takes away from the simple joy of combat. I played a crap-ton of Killzone 2 with my brother online, and we both agreed that it's something of an acquired taste.
How that has anything to do with being a "noob" is beyond me.
BABY-JEDI  +   939d ago
No. Just the fact that you had to learn & appreciate the pros & cons of weapon types within the field of combat, coupled with the fact that you have kit & armour & no fairy dust to magically aid your movement within the gaming environment. Also you had to learn the class types well enought & when to employ them.
; ) cheers, I always wanted to say this. LoL
MizTv  +   936d ago
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   940d ago
KZ has always been a over hyped game. Without the pretty graphics its a plan ole shooter. In other words its the Crysis of the PlayStation. KZ 2 was fun tho.
AceBlazer13  +   940d ago
lol crysis of playstation .best way to put it .maybe this one will hav more going for it
BABY-JEDI  +   939d ago
Ooh the wit LoL
plaZeHD  +   940d ago
Crysis is available on Playstation 3. What are you trying to say?
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   940d ago
Obviously it went over your head but here's the simple version. Crysis is a beautiful game but lacking everywhere else. The same can be said about KZ. Get it now? Good...
plaZeHD  +   940d ago
Nope I still don't get it. Killzone is more than an eye candy. The shooting mechanics are one of the best out there in my opinion. The physics and the AI differentiated the game from other generic first person shooter games. Everything has a weight to it. From shooting to running, everything feels heavy. The story, the characters and the voice acting are pretty bad though.
Killzone is nothing like Crysis. And Killzone came out way before Crysis. So again I am gonna ask you this question, what are you trying to prove?
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   939d ago
Well your entitled to your opinion as am I. And in my opinion KZ is over hyped like its alway been. It has the graphics but everything else about it pretty much sucks. The A.I. is decent at best but nothing compared to Halo. The I don't like the heavy feel of the game to me it makes it non responsive. KZ is nothing more than a pretty generic shooter similar to Crysis 2&3 as I stated. But that's my opinion and because of that ill be skipping KZ4
BABY-JEDI  +   939d ago
The physics in KZ2 are second to none in FPS. The AI is pretty brutal at times too. This is how a FPS should be IMO.
plaZeHD  +   939d ago
Exactly everyone is entitled to their own opinion, you shouldn't have generalized it at first. And LOL at Halo's AI. The covenant stand in the middle of a gunfight. How is the AI impressive?
And by the way here is my gamertag if you are skeptical about me owning an Xbox 360. It's PlaZeHD.
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   939d ago
Are you seriously comparing KZ's A.I. to Halo's? Lol now that's funny. Besides the gameplay in Halo the A.I. is the best thing about the game. I'm no fan of Halo but I will give credit where its due. Maybe you shouldn't play on easy because I've never seen the covenant just stand there when I shoot at them. They will flack, use cover, and dodge in just about every firefight. Try Halo on harder difficulty because I can almost guarantee that your playing it on easy with those claims your making. On top of everything else the KZ community deus up after a few months. The servers are dead. Face it KZ is over hyped. Even ps fanboys are not singing the KZ song...
AceBlazer13  +   939d ago
@BLKxSEPTEMBER tru but wat multiplayer portion of games isn't dried up after a while these days even the newer cods r drying up quicker compared to past installments
plaZeHD  +   939d ago
I play the Halo games on the hardest difficulty available. The gameplay is challenging because they send like thousands of enemies at you, but the AI is not remotely impressive.
And lol at you saying Killzone is overhyped, but as the same time you say Playstation fanboys are not singing the Killzone song.
AceBlazer13  +   940d ago
pc fanboys feel like such elitists wen honestly they're worse than console fanboys. they feel so left out of these petty console arguments they force themselves into's playstation vs xbox we all know pc is better stfu and stop being so pugnacious .
Rockstar_5  +   940d ago
Wasn't impressed that much with K4 but we will see how it plays I preferred Killzone 2 was epic
SynestheticRoar  +   940d ago
Amazing. PC trolls comparing a console launch games to the PC. WTH. Come on trolls. Get it together. I enjoy my PC and my console. There no need for me to compare the two. In games, hardware or any other fashion. That shows a lack of intelligence. No need to feel threatened, jealous or envious. Unless your PC is lacking in quality. I understand people would like to play certain console games on there PC but can't. It's because their exclusive. That's just the nature of the beast. You just have to Man up, and deal with it. Don't cry. Be strong tomorrow is another day.
pyramidshead  +   940d ago
Can't wait for a my true next gen experience with new killzone, only on the 4.
FlunkinMonkey  +   940d ago
I love my KZ, but i wish they would give some more dramatic animations for the characters reactions to explosions.. Maybe more of a ragdoll element. This was something that really got on my nerves.
Scatpants  +   940d ago
I found the trees on the E3 demo to be really crappy looking and the buildings were really unrealistic looking. I'm still going to check it out but it won't be a day one purchase.
windblowsagain  +   940d ago
Generic looking my ass. Video below.

As much as i love FPS games, generic to me is COD,BF. As much as i love my some BF3. The campaign's for those games are cannon fodder most of the time. COD being the best example of this.

I enjoyed the sp of KZ2 more then 3, but i still enjoyed it.

Graphically it's not generic at all, and looks fantastic.
LordLaguz  +   940d ago
I should stop wanting a Helghan campaign, its not going to happen. but i'm sick of the dudebro ISA army.

This time i will jump straight to the multiplayer.
dodo101  +   940d ago
Still playing kz3 online and i can't wait to continue the experience with shafowfall
Mr-SellJack  +   940d ago
Lol at the butthurt pc so called elitists
mayberry  +   940d ago
Killzone:SF day one, Killzone is my absolute favorite shooter for so many reasons.... I absolutely love the, (only on playstation), true digital 7.1 surround sound, the grenades explosions are truly great, the bullet hit response along whith the kill chime is so satifying, the gun animations are second to none, the lighting makes them very immersive, the MP aspects are amazing, the maps are extremely thought out, the mechs are great, the jet packs are great. There is so much "right" about the killzone series, any FPS fan is doing themselves a true diservice by not trying these out, imho.
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ATWILL  +   940d ago
The game is pretty but my concerns seem to be coming true. It looks so boring!!! The AI is terrible...terrible! There is more to a game than pretty graphics and this is where KZ has been weak. All the hype around the game but during the demos, I haven't seen anything really unique to separate it.
Ragthorn  +   939d ago
It makes me sad that this endless war between Consoles and PCs never end. I always see Consoles bashing PCs whilst PCs bashing Consoles. Can't we coexist with each other, with next-gen coming PCs will finally be free from the current-gen shackles, and now we will some amazingly beautiful games because the lowest common denominator (current-gen) will be higher! I'm really excited for games like ArmA 3 (full release), KZ: SF, and many other games. But I'm mainly a PC Gamer because I just love playing on my desktop with all it has to offer more than a console. This one game will blow our minds and will revive the PC community as well, and it will definitely challenge our PCs which is called Star Citizen. Star Citizen looks amazing, and will guarantee push the boundaries for PC gaming. The head designer is none other than Chris Roberts (created Wing Commander, Freelancer, Strike Commander). It is currently one of the highest crowd-funded projects ever (it finished with 14.5 million dollars on Kickstarter, I backed it aswell). Look at the pics below, IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL. Sorry for going off-topic on this, this game just looks too damn beautiful, and I wanted people to see this to support it, it is PC-exclusive atm though. Thank you for reading if you made it this far.

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Father Murder X  +   939d ago
So all of sudden Killzone is a top tier FPS. Killzone has always been a c-level shooter. It isn't and has never been on the level of the big boys (Batttlefield, COD, and Halo). It's not even on the level of the 2nd tier shooters (Bioshock, Crysis, Far Cry). Its absolutely amazing at how much love this game gets on this site. While I have never played Killzone 1, I have played the other two and they are garbage.

I am willing to give this one a shot when I purchase my Ps4 but I can't believe Sony's top exclusive launch title is from such a mediocre franchise that consistently disappoints.

I am willing to eat crow if I have too but I doubt it because it looks underwhelming.
Xtremist  +   939d ago
The good news for sony is that so far KillzoneSF looks half generational leap above Crysis3 (both graphically and technically).
The bad news for sony...erm they are the same like the good news: KSF doesnt look a full gen leap above the most impressive game of the desctops.
I guess that this is the price for a console that is designed for austerity times...
ironmonkey  +   939d ago
actually any pc game out today doesn't do any better than console. you can have all the mods you want but that isn't going to sell games and that's why consoles sells ten times more than pc. sure pc games look good but do they even sell?.
slivery  +   939d ago
My FPS is better than yours! No, mine! No, Mine! No, Mine is!!!!!! Crysis 3! Crysis! My Crysis is better!

You act like douche bags in porches, acting like just because you have some fancy expensive car you are so elite. Then your porche gets smoked by a cheap subaru and you are dumbfounded..

Going on and on about the power of your PC... Mine is extremely powerful also but what is the point of bragging when developers can't even optimize shit on PC's game wise let alone utilize everything you use? The reason mine is expensive is because I use it for more than gaming. Effects, processing, production, editing, recording, programming ect.

You don't need an extremely high end PC to game on. The only reason you people do go overboard is because you love to show off and brag. It really is that simple, deny it all you want. Yea cause I need over 120fps when the human eye can't even tell a fucking difference past 100fps.. These are people who pay attention also.. The average person won't even tell the differences between 30 and 60.

I mean most you people know that right? Our eyes can only see things moving so fast before it just becomes an unrecognizable blur. You also know that frames per second do not improve graphical fidelity or game play (hip hop gamer).. It only smooths the screen, creating less screen tear.

Then most these people brag about how high they can get their FPS then you ask well what Hz are you running on.. They say 60Hz almost every time.. A 60Hz TV/Monitor is not able to display frame rates higher than 60 frames per second.

That is why 120Hz and 240Hz displays exist. A 60Hz monitor refreshes the screen 60 times per second. Therefore, a 60hz monitor is only capable of outputting 60fps.
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xReDeMpTiOnx  +   939d ago
I'm so sick of people saying killzone is generic and never did anything special when they could never be more wrong.


First game on console to take clan management to the next level, in game clan tournaments and private matches with a form of valor (currency) to wager against other clans (all in game)

Spawn grenades (innovative as hell can't deny it)

Dynamic maps (yes this one of the first games with dynamic maps suck on that cod)

Warzone, dynamic changing game modes in one map leading to varied gameplay

Shall I keep going even though I have named enough to derail your "opinion"

20 different variations of how the bullets and guns react leading to a huge learning curve and skill level

Six axis sniping

Class system and how you could put together pieces from
Different classes

One of the first games you could play in game music in on ps3

To say you didn't like the game is fully understandable but to say its a generic game that does nothing new on a console is a ignorant statement.
MizTv  +   936d ago
Couldn't agree more

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