Submitted by bunt-custardly 577d ago | rumor

Killzone Shadow Fall and Ryse lead the most traded in next gen games

Lots of gamers trading in current gen games with Killzone Shadow Fall, Knack and Ryse Son of Rome leading the charge. (Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, PS4, Ryse: Son of Rome, Xbox One)

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Irishguy95  +   577d ago
These two titles were pure eye candy. So **** to play though. Massive steps backwards in the FPS and Action game genre.
badboy776  +   577d ago
Dead Rising 3
JohnnyTower  +   577d ago | Well said
Dead rising 3 is pretty damn fun.
malokevi  +   577d ago
I find it impossible to get into DR3. I feel it would be great with a Coop partner, but alone, I can't help but hate it.

Haven't played Ryse. Would like to, though.

Killzone is weird for me. It's my first KZ. The campaign, to me, is unbearable, but that's no surprise. I don't typically enjoy fighting autonomous robots and having to sit through half-baked story garbage. The multiplayer is fun and beautiful... but I always find part of me just wanting to put down the controller, even in the heat of battle when I'm racking up multikills. I'll have gone on a great run, it will feel satisfying in the moment, yet as soon as I die I don't want to respawn. Like the idea of respawning hurts my brain. I feel like KZ MP is too much of that same old formula. Maps are too big, movement is too slow, player counts are too low, and it takes too long to get back into the action. And, when you do, it's kinda... played out.

Warthunder is dominating my time right now. That game is amazing.
BlackTar187  +   577d ago

I agree Killzone sucks :)

It's COD:Future Edition
JeffGUNZ  +   577d ago
@ Malokevi

Really? I have been eh with all Dead Rising games but this one was really fun. The acting was AWFUL, but the game was really fun.
abzdine  +   577d ago
Being a big KZ fan shadow Fall was a disappointment to me but i'm gonna keep my copy cause they might improve the game with what gamers have been asking for, and it already started a few weeks ago.
NatureOfLogic  +   577d ago
How is this news? Killzone sold more than both. Ryse mediocre sales and still being one of the highest traded games is the highlight here.
UnHoly_One  +   577d ago
Blacktar that isn't a fair comparison, COD is way better than Killzone.

Killzone, to me, is a cheap Crysis ripoff, minus everything that made Crysis fun.

It's really not good at all.

Ryse, well I can totally see how some people could get bored with it, but I love it. I'm about to fire it up and play some multiplayer right now.

Dead Rising 3 is brilliant, Malokevi, but you are correct in that it is much better with a co-op partner. Hit me up if you want somebody to run with.
snipes101  +   577d ago
Killzone sold well because it was the first person shooter on a system without next gen first person shooters (Ghosts is not next gen quality). FPS games are, more often than not, outsell more niche games like Ryse. The sales numbers are not the highlight here.

When it comes down to it, neither game was good. Ryse was essentially glorified QTE's, while KZ lacked any sense of originality or inspiration. They've been traded in for a reason.
DARK WITNESS  +   576d ago
Dead Rising I have hardly got into yet so can't comment.

Killzone, fortunately I got a free copy. The MP seems ok but if ever there was a case of overkill it would be a great example.

the game looks beautiful graphically, but I don't get why they use soooo much motion blur when moving and stuff.. it's not like your character runs at 200mph. between the motion blur and bloom from the lighting it actually strains my eyes when I try to play that game for too long.

I know the game is graphically amazing but it makes me what to ask the devs "why hide such a graphically stunning game behind so much excessive effects?"

Son of Rome, I already made up my mind I was not going to get it after playing the demo at an event.

so far the next gen games that have kept me playing is AC black flag and BF4.
DARK WITNESS  +   576d ago
I think people also need to consider a few other factors as well.

with killzone for example, a lot of people would have got a copy bundled with the console. Considering new games are like £50 a pop I think unless you are a diehard KZ fan and you know you are going to be playing the MP over and over and over... I think most people will think about getting a bit of fun from it and then trading it in to at least get a bit of value back which they can put towards other games.

some people may have got it who are not really into fps games at all but because a lot of launch bundles came with it they didn't have much choice.

I am guessing the same could be said for Son of Rome even more so if it has less replay value then killzone.
fattyuk  +   576d ago
My 2 ps4 bundles came with Killzone, each Killzone was packed inside the box and says on the front of the cover "not for resale"

so no retailer will accept them as trade ins,
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thekhurg  +   577d ago
Killzone is incredibly fun, you've clearly not played it.
Studio-YaMi  +   576d ago
From the looks of it,lots of these pricks haven't played it or just don't know a good story,sure the story wasn't a 5 star novel but it was still good,the pacing is what ruined it.

The gameplay is great and the graphics is top notch,but people like to hate on things they don't/can't have.
GW212  +   576d ago
I've played it. I honestly don't care for the campaign. It's not terrible but the pacing is off. Graphically, it's the best out there (I've played Ryse and it's good but not great).

For me, even with all the bugs and crashes, I've enjoyed BF4 the most and then AC4 and Resogun would tie for second place.

I cannot wait for Infamous and The Order to get here.
creatchee  +   577d ago
Kinda surprising to see KZ on here. I've never been a fan of the series, but I can't imagine people being done with the SP + MP after a little over a month.
sobekflakmonkey  +   577d ago
yeah, especially since they're releasing more MP maps as well as a whole other mode to play, that being co-op, with it's own maps, to be honest I think the only thing that I could complain about is the micro transactions for voices and paint for your automata, it's expensive for what it is too...
jc12  +   576d ago
yeah, its because the game is not very good in all honesty. I have the game and have played about half of the single player campaign - its pretty boring. Plus, I find many spots in the game to be cheap, gimmicky, or downright frustrating. The last time I played I was stuck on a part that asked the player to "defend a base" until drop-ships can arrive. Problem is, they send SO MANY enemies at you its overwhelming, and in order to reload in KZ it takes about 5 minutes. So, I find myself frantically trying to reload while getting shot by 40 AI enemies at once, its so damn stupid.

To top it off, the game play is agonizingly slow, it feels like my character has cinder blocks tied to his ankles. Furthermore, the gun play is simply average at best, offering nothing in the way of originality or excitement. Sure, the graphics are good, but the game play in KZ isn't nearly good enough for me to consider removing BF4 from my disc drive.
Ju  +   576d ago
KZ is sure more challenging than the other shooters. Much less aim assistance, accurate scopes! (no quick scoping). Of course people call it boring because you actually need skills to play that game. Still, I'm making more kills in KZ than BF or CoD. SF is an awesome game.
Shane Kim  +   576d ago
Sounds like jc12 is used to CoD. It's people like him who buys the same rehashed garbage over and over, and throws complaints when someone else tries to make things different.
BABY-JEDI  +   576d ago
@jc12 what are you talking about. Your completely spamming this game. Why don't you just stick to CoD where yo can turn realistically on a dime
ramiuk1  +   576d ago
i didnt like the online much but i enjoyed the campaign.
it didnt really kick off until 70% way though but it was good,wasnt great just good,
the graphics was amazing though imo,cant wait until xbox360 and ps3 are done with and games really start to tap into the extra power
trywizardo  +   577d ago
shadow fall is eye candy Oo , crysis 3 looks better than it , halo 4 looks better ...
Reverent  +   577d ago
You literally need to get your eyes checked then. Halo 4 does NOT look better. From a technical standpoint, that is actually fact.
Ju  +   576d ago
Best example of delusion right there.
ifistbrowni  +   577d ago
Idt it's necessarily because they are "****" to play.

It makes sense that the two most purchased next gen games would lead the trade-ins (if were talking about the exclusives).
showtimefolks  +   576d ago
peoplle just over expected from launch titles when we have a long history proving that launch games are never that great

for as greet as 2014 looks i can guarantee you that years 2015 and beyond will such much better games. Ps3 and xbox360 peaked in years 2009 and beyond
DrJones  +   576d ago
Super Mario 64 was a launch game.
Death  +   576d ago
According to the article this is UK only. The two most traded games are Killzone and Knack. Ryse was the most traded on the Xbox One. To put it into percpective, 3053 KZ, 984 Knack and on the Xbox One 436 Ryse, 325 Forza and 207 pre-owned copies of DR3 are available online at the retailers polled.

It's interesting data, but only partial data to form any kind of valid conclusion. We need to know install base and actual sales numbers to know if these rates are higher than one another.

edit: found some data, 530,000 PS4's sold in the UK and 364,000 Xbox Ones. Approx 30% more PS4's in the UK market. If all titles sold the same amount you could simply add 30% to each Xbox One titles numbers. Since we don't know the actual sales amount, this wouldn't be an accurate conclusion. http://www.computerandvideo...
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assdan  +   576d ago
Umm, killzone is pretty fun. Ryse is complete eye candy. Based on reviews, it doesn't really even matter what buttons you press. Killzone actually does take skill to play. To even put those two in the same ball park.
dougr  +   576d ago
I still to this day can't figure out why Killzone has risen to power while Socom was pushed to the shitter by Sony. Socom was the superior online shooter on the ps2 and they decided to run that franchise and studio into the ground. Killzone is terrible single player and multiplayer. I still can't figure out the fascination with that game outside of graphics. Personally I'm about to trade in Assassin's Creed IV for PS4 just because it is single player game, but I would trade in call of duty if it weren't for the two player split screen coop, because COD is so, so bad now.
TBONEJF  +   576d ago
Why would anyone wants to trade in a great next gen game like those and stick with the same crap such as CALL OF DUTY/BATTLEFIELD
BABY-JEDI  +   576d ago
It's called instant gaming gratification.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   577d ago
The 2 most beautiful looking games get traded in the most. Graphics aren't everything after all.
mediate-this  +   577d ago
Graphics and great gameplay should synchronus. Anyother way is uncivilized. .
AngelicIceDiamond  +   577d ago
Agreed. Presentation and gameplay should be ONE.

They both look great but little innovation in Gameplay. Sony and MS wanted to show off what their machines are capable of graphically.

I guess that's fine right now but I think this year both companies will step it up.

I know Imma get alot of angry people for saying this but Killzone had room to truly shine and grow since its been around way longer.

Ryse on the other hand is a brand new game, flawed and far from perfect but has literally tons of potential and more room to grow.

Killzone being the veteran out both line ups you would think it would tip the innovation bar. Graphically it did but that's as far as it goes. Or maybe Killzone has hit that wall that Halo hit? Halo got so big and massive it can't really move or try something truly unique and different? Who knows.

Next gen exclusives don't end with Killzone and Ryse. To say "we're just getting started" is a huge understatement.
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dougr  +   576d ago
To even mention killzone and Halo as comparable, if you were is laughable. Killzone is terrible. Only a handful of people are playing the game online two months after release on any version, while Halo, from what I've seen/heard is massive on the xbox for years after release. I've only had the change to play halo 2, and even that game was more fun than any version of killzone.
tigertron  +   577d ago
I bet you've not even played Killzone Shadow Fall.
u got owned  +   577d ago
I played and is not a game to brag about, except for the graphics of course.
LOGICWINS  +   577d ago
I beat the campaign on hard and spent well over a dozen hours on the MP. I can say that if I hadn't bought it digitally off of PSN, I would've sold it by now.

The SP is average. The highpoints of the forest and prison levels are brought down by the lazy final chapters. The MP is fantastic IMO, but I'm a bit biased because I enjoyed Killzone 2. Still, Shadowfall reminded me why I can't get into multiplayer focused games despite how much I like them. The enjoyment you get from online MP depends on how good/bad your team is. In Killzone and BF, if your team sucks, you will suck because your not getting the necessary back up. I don't like the fact that my enjoyment of a game that I spent $60 for depends on the competence of other random people.

I much prefer playing games that have an SP focus as I can play them at my own pace. My enjoyment depends totally on myself. Black Flag has been a revelation. If that wasn't a launch title, these winter months would have been a real dissapointment.
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thekhurg  +   577d ago

Then play team deathmatch. Your team doesn't need to be as coordinated to win that game.

Then get some friends that play Killzone and party up for standard warzone games and you'll be just fine.

Online repays for what you put in it, and if you aren't playing with friends, most experiences are going to be worse.
qu1ckset  +   577d ago
I own Killzone and played threw SP and enjoyed it's eye candy story was meh but it was at least somewhat enjoyable for a launch title. I don't know wtf is up with MP, at first I thought there was something wrong with my tv or something , but there is a horrible motion blur with Killzone MP , with SP doesn't have this issue , if you leave the camera still is clear as soon as you start looking around there is this weird motion blur , hurt my eyes and on top of that I thought the MP was nothing special anyways. And I tried this game at two of my friends places and it suffers the same issues on there tv , guess it's the way the game is...
Sony_Fan  +   576d ago
i don't like GG and Crytek because they are only about graphics, they don't care about gameplay.
xDHAV0K24x  +   576d ago
Yep! Take your 50% more powerful and shove it! Also, Resogun could have been made on the ps3
admiralvic  +   577d ago
I'm not surprised and I don't think it means anything. Killzone Shadow Fall and Ryse are one of the few exclusives, which means the odds of you buying them are higher than last generation ports. We also had the trade in promotions, which discouraged buying buying the next gen version upfront.

In either case, this has more to do with how many sold and less to do with how people felt. Like if Angry Birds Star Wars had 10,000 sales and 9,999 trade ins, it would still probably be the lowest, even if it was a 99.99% trade in rate.
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mhunterjr  +   577d ago
You're right The trade in total is probably somewhat proportional to total total sales, bit its more a trailing indicator of 'replay value'

Ryse, being a linear corridor brawler is exactly the type of game you would expect people to get tired of in a month. But killzone has well regarded competitive multiplayer so I'd say the number of trade ins has atleast as much to do with the sales total as it does with some people being unsatisfied with it.
LOGICWINS  +   577d ago
I disagree with both of you. It DOES mean something. If a game is good, you want to keep it even after beating the campaign because you know a few weeks/months down the line you will want to replay it. For people to be trading these games with such frequency simply means that they weren't good enough.

I'm happy I bought Shadowfall. This game taught me that I can't buy games digitally unless I'm getting a deep discount. I can't spend $60 on a game anymore knowing that I wont have the opportunity to trade it in if I dont like it.
JeffGUNZ  +   577d ago
I think it really comes down to each person. I loved TLOU but never wanted to play it again. After I beat a game I usually don't care to replay it, especially a week or two down the road. Then again, I am more MP heavily based player then single player. Everyone is different. I feel like Ryse is a short shelf-life, you beat it and trade it in to get money towards something else.
KingPin  +   577d ago
well no real surprise.
Resistance: FOM was also one of the most traded games and that was had solid gameplay with average visuals.
i guess people just got tired of it and traded up for something better.
nothing new.
UnrealThreats  +   577d ago
Was KZ:SF really that bad?
givemeshelter  +   577d ago
Not a bad game at all. It was just average like most of the Killzone games.
Ju  +   576d ago
It's beyond average. Some people like to hate on it for not being your standard run of the mill shooter. In my books it's the best next gen shooter available today. In every aspect.

Longest campaign - can't screw up in 5 hours like BF/CoD, now can you?
Best Visuals
Most realistic game play - Character has physical constraints.
Best detailed destruction (where it is used)
Best character animation of any next gen shooter (BF comes close)
Variety. No other shooter mixes gameplay like SF does.

If this are attributes of a bad or below average game then I am gladly living in a different universe.
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givemeshelter  +   576d ago
I have to disagree with a few points you made.

Best Visuals? Do you mean overall or just for next gen CONSOLES? Because there are plenty of PC FPS games that look better.

Best Detailed destruction?
BF4 Beats this hands down and its all in game.

Most Realistic Game play?
Play Arma 3.

Best Character animation?
Too many current games match KZ in this area.

BF4, BF3 for example has way more variety because it has vehicles you can fully use on massive maps. The game is less linear then KZ.
S-T-F-U  +   577d ago
It's ok. Nothing special but it's not terrible by any means.

The multiplayer is actually quite good.
hankmoody  +   577d ago
You wouldn't think so the way people were hyping it up on these boards. That series has always been about graphics first and gameplay second, which makes me scratch my head as to why people were so hyped for it upon its release.
givemeshelter  +   577d ago
The hype was mostly on sites like N4G.COM and others
Death  +   576d ago
It was hyped up because people thought the improvements to the game would go beyond graphics. I was hoping this was the case since it was the only PS4 exclusive that looked interesting to me.
Joe913  +   577d ago
You really have to be a fan of KZ to play a KZ game also if you like COD or BF you prob will not like KZ game can't explain why but most of ppl on internet as well as my friends either like one or the other have not met many ppl who like both I can only say why I choose KZ and that is because COD and BF feel like your ice skating through the levels I like the bounce of KZ when you run or walk idk if it is because I paintball so it just feel more real or what but I have to have the bounce lol.
Ju  +   576d ago
CoD is the game I play the least, actually. I even spent more time in Blacklight than that. BF4 is OK. But I still like SF more. That said, KZ plays differently. Sometimes I like a quick twichy match, BF or Blacklight is for that (CoD, too, but it just isn't next gen - Blacklight is the free version - and the easiest to play). BF big maps are just too big for me; DTM is CoD with eye candy there. So, that's why I'd play that. But if I want a MP challenge I'd go back to KZ. After a couple of rounds it's actually quite hard to stop playing. Takes a little bit longer to get into - and going by the number this game sold and how some people play I believe it has a high amount of new rookie players coming from whatever game, but sure not KZ.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   577d ago
@Threats Nobody said Killzone was bad. They probably traded it in for BF4, ACIV or some extra credit. just like they did with Ryse.

Imo I think its too early to be trading in games. Titanfall and Infamous: Second Son don't come out for another 3 months.
kopicha  +   577d ago
it is an okay game. cant say it is great neither it is bad. however the graphics on the other hand would be a different story. quite mind blowing for a console game. the MP is quite fun imo. If you like team base game play it can be pretty fun in its own rights. however if you are a COD type player then i doubt you will like the MP
GraveLord  +   577d ago
Single Player is horrible.
Multiplayer is ok but there are better FPS' out there.
Tetsujin  +   577d ago
I'd vote 2 as the best of the series. I couldn't even finish SF, I had to force myself multiple times to keep playing until I couldn't play anymore. One on the PS2 I remember spending a lot of time on, 2 was really good, 3 was playable at least once through, and 4 I couldn't finish.
elda  +   576d ago
I'm forcing myself to play also just because I spent 60 dollars on it.
Letthewookiewin  +   577d ago
No and yes. I'm a bit of a gaming snob and the MP is great. But SP is lacking in the story department. The graphics will melt your eyes.
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BABY-JEDI  +   576d ago
I'm still actually playing through the SP. It's a lot better than what I was expecting (due to some weighted reviews). The story isn't that bad but the game pacing @ times could be better. The battle set pieces are excellent (great tactical replay value). New character is very empowering. AI is excellent & tough (not for babies).
Excellent for a launch title IMO. Enjoy. ; )
ichdich  +   577d ago
those games sucks
Serjikal_Strike  +   577d ago
Why trade in?
I would just keep them.. Trade in value sucks
Irishguy95  +   577d ago
Not when they're so new, trade in value sucks the longer you wait.

@ Above, they're not terrible games. But they are simply put, poor offerings in their respective genre. Imagine buying a new console and then getting games that are just a waste of time and money when you can play great FPS's and great action games from last gen?

The FPS market is over saturated with games. So much so that there are some real gems in their. Killzone is an average entry into an over saturated genre that has remarkable games already
FLAMES_187  +   577d ago
Got about $43 with the recent trade bonus for ps4 which only cost me almost $8 for another used game.
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mediate-this  +   577d ago
Where i think killzone fails is its dry dry dry story telling, great visuals just gameplay and story telling is meh, some hints at great gameplay, but over all just mediocre. I feel like its a chore playing kz:sf, and something about the way the stpry unfolds leaves me with wtf thoughts. Ryse n kz:sf are graphical demos
towelie1288  +   577d ago
lol knack and KZ shadow fall both are garbage games like bargin bin games for sure
ryse also was bad looks great but boring and repetitive
NYC_Gamer  +   577d ago
Crytek and Guerrilla are only good at making engines
Sony_Fan  +   576d ago
No only crytek is like that "at least that is what they want you to believe" you are 100% correct. GG and Crytek are only about graphics so i don't like them.
Rhezin  +   577d ago
they need to put in the Killzone attack dogs like in Liberation. MORE enemy types/ bosses would've been better in Shadowfall.
BABY-JEDI  +   576d ago
It's always better to mix enemy types, but the missile defence drones & the attack tank drones are excellent & quite refreshing whin the tactical gameplay.
svoulis  +   577d ago
I love Killzone personally online. I feel that most people who are bad at the game naturally will be pushed away from it.

Its NOTHING like Call of Duty or Battlefield. (the aiming is different, guns have weight, there are no perks to make you aim down sight faster etc, and especially the aim assist is not nearly as forgiving as COD or BF)

People may try playing online like it is, and those are the people who are trading it in. The game is intense when playing against a good team.

I kept Ryse and I'll keep Shadowfall. Everyone else just wants to play the single player and trade it in toward another single player game.

Dev still make the money from initial purchase, so ya. They still get paid and I still think its a great game :D. Just my opinion though, sure i'll get disagrees
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FLAMES_187  +   577d ago
I'm not bad at killzone at all. I owned 2,3 and shadowfall but after 2 they took a few steps back and shadowfall is just barebones as hell. Seems like they basically stripped the entire game down just for the graphics or to rush it out for next gen. The online was solid but it got boring extremely fast because of limited match types, classes, weapons, etc. Btw I literally couldn't connect online when I purchased it because I kept getting an error code until they patched it the next week. I would've traded it in earlier if I had bought it day one because i bought that game a month in a half after the ps4 was released.
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Popoffboy187718  +   577d ago
I do beleave this, traded my kszf in it wiz a pretty good game tho.... I got cod now and 2k, love my ps4
jakmckratos  +   577d ago
Honestly I found more innovation in Ryse and that's saying a lot. The combat is a mature gritty Arkham style that really never grows. It's pure beat em up fun though at least....you don't see many games do that anymore so you gotta give it SOME credit.

However I found KZ: SF a chore to beat which is surprising as Mercenary on Vita is pretty fun. It looks nice but the guns are the MOST generic of any game I've ever played which is especially disappointing seeing as Killzone has had past weapons that include a flamethrower, a spike shooter that nails foes to the wall, a lightning shooter gun, a jetpack and a gun that essentially shoots Avada Kedavra. Traded it in right after the campaign was beaten.
Evil_Abed  +   577d ago
Pretty, but dumb.
Dynasty2021  +   577d ago
Pretty, but dull.

kewlkat007  +   577d ago
I realize we will never get great launch games because everything is rushed and the hardware is under utilized and drivers not optimized..

It is why it is. After I finish Ryse I'll be so over launch games. My 360 has a couple of good games coming. I'll be waiting for Titanfall for the xbox one.
Hm seems any game thats challenging gets labeled as sucks this gen. I agree with svoulis those games hold your hand through out the game take the training wheels off and its too much for them.
DrJones  +   576d ago
Being challenging is not the reason people don't like it.
KratosSaveUs  +   577d ago
I enjoyed Killzone. You have to be a KZ fan to lien it because of isn't like other FPS. Anyone just can't pick it up play it and be good at it like they can with COD and BF. And besides you don't buy KZ for the story the multiplayer is where its at. I haven't played Shadow Fall in a week or two because I'm busy with AC4 but I'm gonna play it again tonight. And I don't understand why people trade in games when its a brand new game and they'll give you 30 bucks for it but then sell it for 55. And besides this gen I'm gonna try to keep all my games and see how big my stack will get.
FLAMES_187  +   577d ago
I don't understand this "you have to be a KZ fan" thing because I loved Killzone way before BF and never really like COD since 4. But killzone is not that hard to play and they basically dumbed it down to a COD game after KZ2. KZ3 was good but you could feel COD creeping in and shadowfall honestly doesn't feel like a KZ game at times. The weapons hardly have weight theres barely any recoil and no innovative weapons at all. As far as trade-ins go I would never sell a brand new game for $25-$30 thats why I took advantage of the deal GS recently had which bumped my trade up to about $43. Most used games were $50 so with my powerup card i only payed almost $8 for another game. If a game isn't a classic or has no replay value I'm trading it.
HaveAsandwich  +   577d ago
i played kzsf for 3 days during the free mp weekend, and it was just ok. many of the maps felt cramped. whole lotta camping going on. many snipers were simply cloaked, waiting in ambush. cover system is pretty broken, and seems to only work on some parts of the environment. even when it does work, its not good. id probably buy the mp, if it were sold separately for maybe 20 bucks.
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aquamala  +   577d ago
that explains why only 2000 people are playing kzsf mp...
CrossingEden  +   577d ago
Yea, last time I checked it was around that number, that's REALLY bad for a game that supposedly sold a million copies and is touted as one of the definitive ps4 games to own here at n4g. The phrase "you have to be a fan to like it" which is being used to defend it can be used to defend ANYTHING. It's a mediocre game, through and through. Pretty, but MEH is the ultimate world to describe playing it.
JodyCones  +   577d ago
Killzone Shadowfall is better.
Chrisgamerguy  +   577d ago
Kz, knack, and ryse obviously. Forza and dr3 not being traded in because they r the only good launch titles. Honestly tho I'm enjoying ryse
jacksjus  +   577d ago
KZ4 being traded in doesn't surprise anyone considering it is one of 3 shooters available. ryse is more of a surprise because there is nothing else like it out right now on the next gen systems.

I haven't played Ryse, but I liked KZ4. Early adopters will enjoy it more than fans of the previous installments for reason I am not about to get into, but in no way is it a bad game. It's probably not idea for a fan of on-line matches as BF4 and COD have a far larger player base.
jacksjus  +   577d ago
This writer is wrong about the mechanics of KZSF. Mechanics wise KZ beats both COD and BF4 by far with the addition of the drone, but it dulls in the action department versus the others.
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Pandamobile  +   577d ago
No, it's just an average game.
Dynasty2021  +   577d ago
Pretty sure more people play CoD and especially BF4 for a reason.

BF4 wipes the floor with Killzone in the MP department.
FLAMES_187  +   577d ago
True, theres no comparison. Well after EA fixes everything. Sunzabyches.
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thats cause there both simple as hell to play that even 6 year olds are on cod and bf saying stupid crap on the mic takes no skill and overly generic multiplayer. killzones wipes the floor with both cod and bf.
AKR  +   577d ago
Gameplay > Graphics.

A game can look down right hyper-realistic; having incredibly high quality textures, advanced lighting and shadows, and all the other bells-&-whistles cranked up to 11 ~ but if it's boring, broken, or even both - then it's pretty looks mean nothing.

Graphics are to games what make-up is to women; something to make them look pretty. If they're rotten, or le-average at the core (games = gameplay, women = personality) ~ then it simply isn't going to work.
Dynasty2021  +   577d ago
I downloaded the Killzone MP "weekend trial" or whatever, and shut it off after 2 rounds.

Frame rate was incredibly inconsistent. Dropped easily below 40 FPS at times. This "60 FPS" bollocks WAS in fact bollocks then.

And to me it's not THAT pretty.

Gameplay felt mediocre. Average. Nothing special.
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Rhezin  +   577d ago
Nah not really you must of just had bad luck, fwiend., frame rate is fine. Hasn't dropped at all in the month and a half I've been playing it. Although, I would like something NEW in the multiplayer, like new maps and that co-op mode. Hopefully in the next couple of months.
Remy_S  +   577d ago
Shadow Fall was the weakest Killzone I've played, Mercenery was better.
nfl  +   577d ago
Totally agree with you there...don't know if it's just me, but i found it a little odd to play. I'm not a fan of any particular game brand, etc. Just like games in general. However, i could get straight into vita mercenary and loved it. Perhaps i was expecting too much, but i felt a bit......:/
Maybe i need more time with it, but i just got more interest in other games atm.
Funky Town_TX  +   577d ago
KZ 3 was my system seller for the PS3. I go fooled on that. I will never buy another KS game. I sure hope they bundle Infamous SS with the PS4 this spring.
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Ju  +   576d ago
Why? You gonna buy another one?
OMNlPOTENT  +   577d ago
I'm sad to see all the Shadow Fall hate ): I'm having a blast with MP even if the SP is dull.
TheFutureIsBlue  +   577d ago
I'm having fun with the mp, too. I haven't touched Battlefield 4 that much since it's a glitchfest. It makes me sad too since I'm a Battlefield fanboy(been playing since BF 1942). GG has made Killzone SF smooth as butter when it comes to online. I don't get the hate.
tigertron  +   576d ago
I'm shocked at all the hate KZSF is getting. In terms of gameplay it is by far the best Killzone game, though the campaign may be lacking it's still leagues better than what's currently on offer from rival FPS franchises. *Cough* COD and Battlefield *cough*

The only thing the MP needs right now are squads and clan support and GG said they will patch it in. I'm waiting for the co-op mode to be added in and I look forward to playing that and new maps. Hopefully we'll see some classic KZ2 maps like Radec Academy.
OMNlPOTENT  +   576d ago
with all the support GG is giving the game it's really turning out to be the best of the main 3 FPS titles on the PS4. The gameplay is fast and surprisingly balanced. It seems like all the hate is coming from the campaign which is unfair considering it does an /okay/ job. Nothing that made me say "wow" other than the visuals. Everyone seems to be able to forget BF4's abysmal campaign and worship the MP (fun as hell, I will admit, but still so buggy) but can't do the same for KZ.
FunAndGun  +   576d ago
It is because it takes skill to play and it is challenging. There is not much aim assist and it takes a few bullets to kill another player...unless you get headshots and drop them fast.

The MP is extremely balanced and there is a counter for EVERYTHING in the game. force shields, stun blasts, turrets, air drones, teleporting, SPAWN BEACONS....how the hell is this a standard FPS?

I have come to the conclusion that most players are below average in skill, so they equate the game to be below average.

Yes, the SP is pretty bad, but MP is great. It has a high learning curve but is solid.
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