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Submitted by JumpToGamer 903d ago | opinion piece

Killzone: Mercenary – The first addictive Multiplayer title on the VITA?


August 23rd, the day we see many big games such as Saints Row 4, The Bureau, and of course, Splinter Cell: Blacklist (It’s amazing by the way!). But to those of you who have PS+, you were able to snag yourselves an exclusive Beta to Guerilla Cambridge’s new handheld title; Killzone: Mercenary. The Beta was released yesterday for the UK and Europe (whereas North America received it 2 weeks early by just signing up for the Beta). Luckily, everyone will be able to download the open Beta on August 27th.

I thought I would try it out seeing as I owned both PS+ and a VITA. I have been hoping for good things to come from this game but at the same time, I’ve been extremely hesitant in getting it as I personally find FPS on the VITA to be very difficult to play. (Killzone Mercenary, PS Vita)

pedrof93  +   903d ago
This is going to be a big year for GG.

Shadow Fall MP looked amazing. I've notice in the mp for Mercenary that you could buy different armors for your character that translates to somekind of customization, I hope SF also has it.
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iamnsuperman  +   903d ago
As far as I am aware SF has everything unlocked but by doing different task and challenges with different weapons (gotten rid of XP) which leads to customisable weapons. Also Warzone has customisation with the types of custom games modes. Apart from that I don't think it does have any aesthetic customisation.
fardan85  +   902d ago
I'm really sad, I couldn't play a single game. I keep on getting a different errors.
I wanna try this game :(
Stsonic  +   902d ago
Static IP your vita and put it in DMZ mode on your router.
fardan85  +   902d ago
It seems like some vita-less fanboys disagree with my feeling.. LOL

I just got lucky, played few games.. Wow.. great graphic & smooth gameplay.
GuruStarr78  +   902d ago
OMG, been playing this game since 9pm last nite and it's almost 4 pm the following day!!!

September 10 can't come soon enough!

I actually really enjoyed Resistance Burning Skies MP on Vita, so this is just amazing compared to that..
fardan85  +   902d ago

A friend of mine just finished R:BS, when I asked him about it he told me it ain't that good.
I wanted to get it from psn since it cost less than $12, but I decided to ignore it.

KZ on the other hand is awesome, I'll wait for a demo + reviews then decide. MP is fun, it got me addicted in 15 mins.
GraveLord  +   903d ago
The game is fine but its the Vita I have a problem with. It has no ergonomics! Vita just isn't suited for a twitch shooter.
Clover904  +   903d ago
Having actually played it, I have to strongly disagree. The Vita is perfectly suited for fps games, and Killzone Mercenary proves it.
GraveLord  +   903d ago
No, its really not. Go grab a Dualshock 3. Now grab a Vita. Feel the difference? Vita is flat and has no ergonomics. It doesn't feel good in your hands. This isn't my opinion its a fact. Vita isn't contoured for your hands at all. I believe the reason for that is the rear touchpad.

Take a look at the Nvidia Shield. Now that has ergonomics.
fredrikpedersen  +   902d ago
Im not sure if you are being serious, or just trolling
FriedGoat  +   902d ago
Gravelord, it is YOUR OPINION, not fact. It feels good in my hands. I do have larger than average hands though, maybe its just not good for small hands.
Pixel_Enemy  +   902d ago
If you desire grips, buy them and quit complaining.

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CaptCalvin  +   902d ago
Good luck trying to fit that Nvidia Shield in your pocket.
boybato  +   902d ago

try this hack:

and purchase one of those Vita grips as that is the closest you'll get for getting a DS3 controller (Not until we get a FW update that support it just like with the PSP Go)

otherwise do us and yourself a favor and sell the damn thing.
meatysausage  +   902d ago
killzone is not a twitch shooter. Its quite weighted, in a good way
GraveLord  +   902d ago
It requires fast reflexes and its pretty much the only AAA shooter on Vita.
dead_eye  +   902d ago
You can buy covers for it that would make it better for you. I don't have a problem with it. love the beta
Clover904  +   902d ago
If the Vita cramps your hand, there are simple, cheap solutions to your problem. Just get one of those plastic vita snap-in grips that effectively turns your Vita into a controller-like shape. I'm using one now. I'm not going to miss out on the greatest mobile shooter ever over a ten dollar accessory :)
strigoi814  +   902d ago
There is an accesory that is called trigger grips..if you want your vita to have a little ergonomics
staticdash22  +   902d ago
Lol bruh, you must be trolling. Killzone isn't a twitch shooter.
G20WLY  +   902d ago
GraveLord, these guys are spot on. If you're down for extended multiplayer FPS sessions, you'd benefit from one of these grips.

I got the Nyko one that doubles the battery life, and in all honesty, it feels like they aimed for the feel of DS3. They've done a nice job too - even the material they have used feels quality.

Treat yourself man, don't miss out! ;)
BastianSiv96  +   902d ago
Please can you send me a link for the NYKO one? Amazon or eBay link.
G20WLY  +   902d ago
^Here you go mate, I've sent to you by Private message as well:
PrimeGrime  +   902d ago
Sounds dumb but I swear anyone I have heard complain about the Vita like you are. I always ask to see how they hold their Vita.

I always follow with a face palm because every single time that person is holding their Vita all wonky.

It is comfortable for me even after hours of play, I can bet I hold it differently though. Of course when I go over board my hand does cramp but even with the DS3 my hand will do the same after playing games way longer than I should be. The Last of Us has been killing my hands.

Wish I knew how you held yours. Oh well.

Well if you do buy the official trigger grip, safe to put some padding in the triggers, cause it can at times scratch the triggers on your Vita if you care about that.

I won't use plastic casing or anything like that with mine because of that but I have to keep everything I own perfect, the same way it came out the box. That is just my personal issue.
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Stsonic  +   902d ago
Buy a trigger grip and stop whining
etownone  +   902d ago

your absolutely right.

Do what I did, go out and buy an aftermarket cover with real triggers. The difference is like night and day. It will buche more comfortable to hold and play.... Especially fps.

My cover comes off and on real easy.
BastianSiv96  +   902d ago
Your cover sounds really good. Please send me a link to where I can purchase it, the exact same one.
gaelic_laoch  +   902d ago
Pick up the ergonomically designed VITA cover, it is amazing!
GdaTyler  +   902d ago

OMG stop trolling. I find that the stick provide precise aiming. Also gyroscope aiming can be use to weapons like the sniper rifle. Just adjust your sensitivity and please stop hating.
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kingPoS  +   902d ago
There are accessories you can buy that fit onto the vita.

Just trying to help.
clearelite  +   902d ago
Those are your personal opinions that don't apply to everyone. I think this game might just be amazing and I highly recommend trying the game for a while first.

" This isn't my opinion its a fact"

The part about it not feeling good in your hands is clearly an opinion and that is a fact.

granted a DS3 is more ergonomic but I think the Vita is very comfortable too.
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tigertron  +   903d ago
It really is an amazing handheld shooter. I've got the bad boy pre-ordered.
radecGaming  +   903d ago
i'm trying to warn all the hardcoregamers out there that dont play this it's really ADDICTIVE !!!! i cant stop playing it!!!
Clover904  +   902d ago
Haha, right! We only get one level in the beta, yet I can't stop playing it over and over. The game looks and plays great!
meatysausage  +   902d ago
Playing the Beta, the graphics are amazing!!
Great game and recommend it to everyone
kingmushroom  +   902d ago
True, i unlocked everything,getting kills is so sweet.
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GABRIEL1030  +   902d ago
The beta is amazing, nice graphics, animations, great MP and fun gameplay, I'm very surprised with this game is simply stunning :D
PrimeGrime  +   902d ago
Comes out so soon I can almost taste it. Had this baby paid off for a long time now, can't wait to snatch her up next month.
The beta is really fun.
Sniperwithacause  +   902d ago
I'm loving it! My thumbs cramp up a little bit, but the game is fun I can't stop playing. Just wish there were more maps on the beta.
GdaTyler  +   902d ago
Well you get that in the full game so you better buy it!
SpinalRemains138  +   902d ago
It's pretty fresh.

Best online handheld shooter I have ever played at least. The beta is better than other complete games.
CocoWolfie  +   902d ago
my internet sucks in my house, theres a big difference from my bed to the corner of my room and well its worth every second when i sit down there :')
etnz2013  +   902d ago
really enjoying it, got a couple of hours in today in work, waiting for file share archiving to complete zzzzz
b-dash  +   902d ago
This game is casual and fun. but, it has replayability.
pwnsause_returns  +   902d ago
Having played the beta, it's amazing, an easy feat considering all the crap fps' that came out fom nihlistic. Thank you guerrilla Cambridge
TheDivine  +   902d ago
Does this have bots? That's one thing I love in KZ, I can play solo to practice.
tubers  +   902d ago

It's probably to encourage people to go online for MP and just do the SP campaign modes to rack up points/money that carries over to MP.

I have a feeling they'd patch in bots (or as DLC) once the MP community starts to go down from peak.
GuruStarr78  +   902d ago
Yes, for sure.... I've been playing it since 9 o'clock last night and it's 3:40 pm (took a nap for two hours in between).

Made it to SGT. 1 and unlocked a buttload of weapons... only thing I dislike is when the air raids get spammed and you can't step outside for a second....

Oh, and I hate that fan... seems like every time I come up to it, I've got to wait for it to turn.
erikthegman  +   902d ago
mantis molestation
Otoshigamisama  +   902d ago
At first I was like wtf how do I kill this guys? because I was noob but after 3 hours of playing the game I was all over the place made it to SGT 2 in 7 hours Love it this game has potential to become a system seller!!

PS Gotta love the MANTIS ENGINE!! ^_^
iMatrook  +   902d ago
The graphic of this game is better than some ps3 titles..aside from that the gameplay is fuunnnnn XD
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