Submitted by DarkLordMalik 155d ago | screenshot

Stunning Looking Killzone Shadow Fall Direct-Feed Panoramic Shots Show Truly Next Gen Visuals

GearNuke: "Killzone Shadow Fall is always touted as being the front runner in graphics for both next generation consoles. Thanks to one particular user on NeoGAF, we have got our hands on some truly stunning looks screenshots of the game, which are composed of multiple shots, stitched in one full panorama." (Killzone: Shadow Fall, PS4)

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Neonridr  +   155d ago
awesome looking photos.
Gozer  +   155d ago
Too bad the game is mediocre at best.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   155d ago | Well said
The story is pretty bad, but i actually quite enjoyed my playthrough of the campaign and i maintain what ive said before that Killzone SF is the best looking game we have so far on next gen, hands down.The panoramas in the article more than prove that.

And before anyone says they aren't real or they are bullshots, the way those panoramas are taken is by turning the HUD off in the main menu and then just as you take the picture you switch weapons so nothing is on the screen....then you rinse repeat over and over, moving the camera a little each time until you end up with a panorama.

The story may be bland, uninspired and poorly written....but damn it's good looking-

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Xsilver  +   155d ago
your not even a real gamer be quiet Mr i would stop playing games if MS stop making them yup i remember that comment you made and i'm pretty sure you haven't Played KZSF.
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ramiuk1  +   155d ago
i enjoyed it,enjoyed all Killzone games.
shadow fall looks amazing and is so smooth
Neonridr  +   155d ago
well it was my first Killzone game, so I didn't mind the campaign. I didn't have better games in the series to compare it against.
Sevir  +   155d ago
It's hardly mediocre! It's actually quite enjoyable, the campaign over stayed it's welcome... Simply just too long! The story, even with its WTF ending could have wrapped up 3 hours earlier.

The new innovation for the franchise made the gameplay fun. What I didn't like was the pacing, KZ2 had the perfect Pace for the series, and the maps while being huge and open was a welcome, it was just needlessly large, even with the wayfinder it was tedious to traverse and the respawning enemies made it that much more a chore.

If it had a mix of linear corridor type levels aswell as open sandbox type levels and better pacing it would have shined!

Fun game, great scale but over used, too long a story, and great gameplay!
SmielmaN  +   155d ago
Gozer-troll elsewhere xboner

Game was really good looking and smooth. I enjoyed it. The owl addition was great. I really liked looking for collectibles.
Rowco147  +   155d ago
Too bad you probably haven't played it lol
geddesmond  +   155d ago
Says the man who most likely hasn't played it. Oh look two bubbles. Ah right I get ya. Just another hateful troll. Either that or your a butt hurt Xbox fan that won't get to play the game but the sensitive buds in his head started tingling and made him click on the link of a game he thinks is mediocre. Enough said.

Lol new generation yet all the downplay stays the same. FYI I'm getting a PS4 specifically for this title and Infamous. One mans trash is another mans treasure they say except you didn't own the so called trash in the first place.
DoctorJones  +   155d ago
I've played every KZ game there is and Shadow Fall is just in front of the first Killzone. It has very little going for it when compared to KZ2.

Shiny graphics! Wow! Crysis gets ridiculed over having style over substance but we should give Shadow Fall a pass?

Uh uh, it's not a great game by any stretch of the imagination. It's actually very average.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   155d ago
They need to go back to KZ2's art direction. They need to go back to KZ2 for everything overall.
_FantasmA_  +   155d ago
If you bought this game for the single player, then you must be that kind of guy who would pay a hooker to help you do your laundry. Killzone is all about its multiplayer. The campaign had some good chapter, and some bad ones. It tried something different because if it had been more of the same, people would have complained that its a generic shooter. Instead they tried to make it something else, with shooter segments every now and then, but it didn't. There just wasn't enough shooting for me.

The game works though. Excellently addicting multiplayer, 1080p graphics with 60 frames in the campaign, next gen visuals. What more could you want? How about some free versus multiplayer maps? Oh yeah your gonna get them all free.

You can't tell me that the campaigns in any of these new school shooters are good. COD, Battlefield, and Killzone have throw away campaigns that take up disc space that would have been better occupied by more maps or other online game modes.

I thought Killzone 2 was terrible. I think most people like that one because it was their first Killzone, and most people like the first version of anything that they experience. For example in music, people tend to like the version of a song that they hear first, whether it be the remix or the original version, the first one they hear is the one they get used to. The controls for Killzone 2 were abysmal. I think Mercenary actually had the best controls and wish they would use those for the next Killzone game on the PS4.
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Oh_Yeah  +   155d ago
It's missing jet packs and mechs...other than that it's pretty solid. Idk why they didn't include them in this one.
hkgamer  +   155d ago
im guessing different people have differnt views on the game.

the disagrees are crazy though, I think fanboys on this site is crazy with bubble and agree/disagree system.

I find the game very average. but I'm not a FPS fan, multiplayer was alright and the colour blind thing helps me alot.
NewAgeisHere  +   155d ago
Even as a hardcore Playstation and Killzone fan, I have to agree with you.The game is mediocre ,although it has some fun moments.
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killzone619  +   155d ago

116 dislikes? that damage control XD

killzone SF singleplayer wasnt as good as killzone 2 or killzone 3 singleplayer. The multiplayer is pretty meh also.

why did they get rid of assassination and jetpacks?! stupid decision.
Plagasx  +   155d ago
Holy shit at Lukas O_O

Those can't be in game.. that looks better than most PC games on max settings...
PLASTICA-MAN  +   155d ago
I saw them a long time ago and I was very impressed.

Look at those stones, never seen such quality on any other title or any other platform:


There are so many great pics for KZ:SF and especially from the same user in this thread:

Rageanitus  +   155d ago
IMO I thought the game was mediocre also
KZ2 and 3 were WAY better. It does showcase he potential of the system but that about it.

I don't remember sitting through the game at long periods at a time vs other games
webeblazing  +   155d ago
beside the 1st pic nothing you posted is impressive. im not seeing whats the big deal about the gfx in this game.
UltraNova  +   155d ago
WOW chill guys the game was a launch title intended to show off the new system!

Why are you so desperate about having e mediocre story and great game play?

Shit it just occurred to me that Titanfall (pre ordered on PC)has NO story whatsoever the graphics might as well from 2012 (at least on PC that I know of)but it has great gameplay!

From what you guys are saying it kinda makes KZ-SF a better game than Titanfall huh? (BTW from what I realized playing the beta it really is COD with vertical movement and Mecs no doubt about it! But if you are into this sort of a game then you'll have a lot of fun!)

Well I m still waiting for my PS4 so when I have played both I'll tell ya..
masonmcglasson  +   155d ago
I am pretty sure this is the best looking next generation game available today (Ryse looks great too but it can't maintain the FPS, Killzone easily does as it is locked at 30FPS). The gameplay is amazing, the graphics are outstanding, and the online play is beyond great.

I will say I miss some of the online options from Killzone 3. The story is pretty much the only downside to this game. Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 had pretty good stories. (I never finished KZ1). Killzone SF story just didn't work for me.

However, as far as an online shooter goes... I'd rather play this anyday over Call of Duty. BF4 was a disaster to play online (although it's probably good now due to about 10 patches they were force to bring out).
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Blaze929  +   155d ago
Shadow Fall is the worst Killzone of them all in my opinion. LOVED Killzone 2, Killzone 3 even kept me entertained. But Shadow Fall was just terrible - that story was just terrible. That ending was even worse.
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Fluke_Skywalker  +   155d ago
It is hard to disagree with you but not because I think it's a bad game, just that it most definitely is the worst of the series from a story perspective. The characters are boring and uninteresting, everything about it screams writers block.
But on the other hand the gameplay is as good if not better than ever, and the graphics are just stunning!

So whilst I really like the game, I have to agree that it is the worst of the series, but that's mostly just cause the others are so good.
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geddesmond  +   155d ago
I'm not liking how people in the comments are saying that the story is bad. I'm looking forward to playing this when my PS4 finally arrives. Just as well I never played KZ for the story. It's mainly for eye candy and multiplayer.

Please don't say the multiplayer has changed and now sucks :(
ABizzel1  +   155d ago

Exactly, Gameplay wise is the best in the series IMO, story wise it was the worse.

It was a fun game to play, but had a boring and unimaginative story.
Fluke_Skywalker  +   155d ago
@geddesmond The multiplayer has indeed changed massively, it's brilliant though. It does take some getting used to at first as like I say it is very different to the multiplayer of old.
NarooN  +   155d ago
Killzone 1 by far had the best story in the series. Templar's personal relationships with Luger, General Vaughton, and the evolving relationships between the four squad-mates (Templar, Rico, Hakha, Luger) made for very interesting conversations mid-level and via cutscenes. Even the villains were well-written, with believable agendas and modus operandi, especially with both sides having their various defectors.

Liberation had a nice story too. Then KZ2 came along and it was honestly inferior to KZ1 in the story regard, but still good! KZ3's plot was pretty stupid, especially the ending, but damn, I dunno what the hell happened with Shadow Fall. None of the characters were interesting at all. Only character that was awesome to me in KZ3 was old Helghast guy with the white hair, forgot his name, but he was a badass troll, lol.
killzone619  +   155d ago
i agree

GG rushed the game
Mr Pumblechook  +   155d ago
Beautiful. I can't wait to see Guerilla Game's PS4 RPG that uses this game engine.
Ace Killa 08  +   155d ago
The game looks amazing and is!! But the dam story and game play was a step backward. I liked the game, but it wasn't the best of Killzone. Mind you I'm just talking about the SP, MP was above average.
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GiantFriendlyCrab  +   155d ago
nothing special about killzone,
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   155d ago
why the disagrees lol, yeah i agree the game is beautiful, and the multiplayer was quite fun, but everything else was just meh, just like every other modern shooters.
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Polock  +   155d ago
Why the disagrees? Hmm, that is a puzzle. I'd assume its because they disagreed, mystery solved.
bjmartynhak  +   155d ago
Because there is absolutely no reason for this type opinion months after release. Get over it. You don't like, fine. Now go away. Or at least discuss about the article.
scott182  +   155d ago
For me no Killzone has been as fun as Killzone 2, I am interested to see their new ip.
BabyObama  +   155d ago
It my fav fps right now
I think it plays a lot better than bf and cod
candy_mafia  +   155d ago
KZ-SF's amazing for a launch game. I agree the story isn't great, but it looks and plays fabulously.

Remember the key words here are 'Launch Title'. KZ4 will look even more amazing, but GG need to draft in notable Science fiction writers to strengthen the IP.
worldwidegaming  +   155d ago
Its good to know I am not alone in my view of Killzone.
It felt so anticlimactic! Yes, its beautiful but once you get past the beauty you need substance.
HaveAsandwich  +   155d ago
agreed. i play the mp, and it's ok, but not great.
Bonkerz  +   155d ago
Everyone knows Killzone only sold as much as it did at PS4's launch because it didnt have any competition. People wanted to support the exclusivity of what PS4 had to offer at launch and thats the only reason. If Infamous was released at launch Killzone would of did horribly in sales.
Xsilver  +   155d ago
COD and BF4 that's competition :/
mdluffy  +   155d ago
Nonsense, both killzone 2 and 3 sold 2.5 & 3+ million... that's plenty.
killzone got a pretty stable fan base.
worldwidegaming  +   155d ago
Those were GREAT games! The issue was not with the IP but the story and its direction. pretty much a hot mess until the end. It seemed as if they wanted to try something but were not sure about how to do it.
Hicken  +   155d ago
I'd think that going up against Call of Duty and Battlefield would have been a MUCH larger hurdle, seeing as they appeal to the same market, all being shooters. inFamous is a different type of game altogether, and wouldn't take too many sales away from Killzone.
Neonridr  +   155d ago
ok, but let's play a little game. Had Killzone not launched with the console and instead, released tomorrow, do you think sales for the game would be higher, just as high or lower than the sales it did being a launch title?
Hicken  +   155d ago
Who knows? Is the PS4 lineup one game short because Killzone came out on a random Wednesday in February? Does the game improve, given the increase in development time, resulting in a potentially 60fps game all around? Do other titles shuffle their release dates, too? I mean, would inFamous still come out now? Would Drive Club have gone ahead and been a launch title? Does Sony put together a big marketing campaign to bring attention to the title while it's all by itself in what's usually a slow period for game releases?

Maybe it WOULD have sold better. Maybe it would have sold worse. There aren't any other big titles out right now, so it might see much bigger sales; after all, people would have run through Battlefield and Call of Duty and be looking for the next shooter to play.

I don't know. I think it would most likely have sold better without any competition at all(I mean, what else is releasing right now?). But it depends on a lot of other things, too.

What I DO know is that Killzone's sales should be considered impressive, given the competition it faced at launch.
PersonMan  +   155d ago
I bought Killzone SF because I wanted to see what my brand new PS4 was truly capable of and I didn't see that in CoD or Battlefield.

I'm sure a lot of people did exactly the same thing as me.
ASH_ufo  +   154d ago
I bought PS4 because I wanted to see Killzone SFmp)))
14Feb-R  +   155d ago
Graphics are stunning and that's what makes this game interesting. Other stuff are downgrade. Only the ending made me feel that this game is killzone. It had a moment where it felt scary which was awesome.

But still a great game.
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weirdo  +   155d ago
i enjoyed killzone - it's also stunning!
ramiuk1  +   155d ago
i thought about 60% of way through it got great,not amazing but better than alot of games i have played
worldwidegaming  +   155d ago
That was it. many scenes were not awe inspiring.
The world? GREAT! story? Sometimes good, sometimes not!
I want to be on a roller-coaster from start to finish.
The Last of Us was so good I could not put the controller down until the end. why can't other games be like that (or close...) The focus on graphics and less on story. Any story can reach this level of quality if they only think about it first.
(This is about story and not gameplay.)
ramiuk1  +   155d ago
yeah story was a let down in for that reason.
i havent played last of us as DS3 pad gave me really bad cramp.
im hoping i can play it on psnow with DS4.
would love a ps4 remake of it but wont happen.
PersonMan  +   155d ago
ramiuk1: You can play The Last of Us with a Dualshock 4 right now. Just plug it into the USB port and play it. What's stopping you? The rumble?
Batnut00  +   155d ago
Certainly not the most fun next-gen game I've played but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't wowed a couple of times by just how stunning it is.
WeAreLegion  +   155d ago
So gorgeous. I expected a campaign as good as Killzone 2/3 though. A bit disappointed there. No complaints about multiplayer though. Love it! I just can't believe they actually used the line "I didn't sign up for this!" Come on, guys... Killzone 2/3 had much better writing. What were you thinking?
GUTZnPAPERCUTZ  +   155d ago
Wow! O_O
sAVAge_bEaST  +   155d ago
I love Shadow Fall, the graphics & atmosphere were amazing.. Can't wait for Second Son.
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Lex Luthor  +   155d ago
Meh, shame the game was crap.
CharlesSwann  +   155d ago
Biggest difference between killzone and Titan fall?

Microsoft's marketing budget.
GW212  +   155d ago
Um, that and KZ graphics are on a different level.
bjmartynhak  +   155d ago
Nice shots, but it is not the graphics that made me spent more than 9d15h on KZSF MP. It's the gameplay that makes me coming back over and over. After dozen of hours the graphics stop "wowing" and the gameplay is what is left.
jmc8888  +   155d ago
The multiplayer is great. Personally I like classic warzone.

But there's all sorts of different types.

Can't wait for the FREE DLC maps.
cyclindk  +   155d ago
Screens don't do the visuals justice at all, all the cloth waving around, the dust, particles and other non-static visual effects are lost here.

But the whole plot, in regards to how it played out, needed work. And it would have been more successful/fun as a semi-open world game more akin to Mass Effect. I think we are moving away from "full linearity," unless your game's story is PERFECT (Last of Us).

MGS series is even making adjustments to how it play in this regard.
GW212  +   155d ago
Agreed. Screen shots look amazing but seeing the game running on my monitor was pretty unreal.

Plot/storyline etc. were underwhelming for me too. I love the Mass Effect series and gameplay. Games like Rage and Fallout need to hit ASAP.
cyclindk  +   155d ago
Music of Mass Effect was great too, such a throw back to the likes of Blade Runner and that musical score, brilliant.

Mass Effect wasn't without its "faults" either, but the foundation was there for sure, I'm just complaining MOSTLY because these games that I DO begin to love, end too quickly, which is why I am such a proponent of anything, open world, whatever, that can extend that gameplay experience and replaybility.
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GW212  +   154d ago
Oh wow, I never made that Blade Runner connection but you're absolutely right. Now I want to play it.

Mass Effect was perfect, I don't know what faults you're talking about ;)

I'm hoping that Infamous does the trick for me. I am hoping it's more Mass Effect than Assassins Creed. I like AC4, but I don't love it.

Lastly, I switched from Xbox360 to PS4 so I basically have zero PSN friends. Add me if you have a chance, GKW212.
cyclindk  +   154d ago
Faults in Mass Effect = too short, need MOOAARRR!

My PS4 = STOLEN, friendless you shall remain till the end of time

And even if they screwed it up, I want a Blade Runner Sequel/Remake just to put me in that "place" again.

Rutger Hauer's character at the end, "tears, in the rain. Time, to die." whew... just awesome.
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idontcare  +   155d ago
The game looks hardly like that in motion. Ryse is still the best looking next gen game.
cyclindk  +   155d ago
Ryse kicked itself in the foot in too many places though.

One example, games with armored/masked soldiers can better get away with having more or less "identical" character models and such, but for all of Ryse's barbarians, the repeated models were so obvious. They didn't look bad, just repetitive. Technical limitation? Laziness? Whatever it is... it's there.

Now if Ryse were able to push that visual fidelity to the next level, more diverse gameplay, enemies and so forth, it might have amounted to something more than a "rental" experience.
90Supra  +   155d ago
Your right......it actually looks waaaaaay better in motion...

as for Ryse.....LMAO......sure buddy
GW212  +   154d ago
Tomb Raider on PS4 looks better than Ryse.
PS3and4_HAS_GAMES  +   155d ago
this game is highly underrated like other kz games. I do admit kz2 was better than kz3 but it wasn't as bad as people said it was. As for kz4 the story is ok, graphics are amazing and kills anything out right now and the online is very addictive and more challenging than Call of duty's camp fest.
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Knushwood Butt  +   155d ago
It's definitely a pretty game. Looks better than a lot of films.

I haven't played much but can happily stop to stand around and just soak up the eye candy. Very relaxing and enjoyable. Just me?
Flames76  +   155d ago
Still this game does not hold a candle to Ryse
plaZeHD  +   155d ago
Who cares the game is awful?
bornsinner  +   155d ago
shame it plays like a turd, 24 player limit, bad ai & has unlocked slo mo frame drops & blur in the mp.
Gremdude  +   155d ago
So 24 player limit is worse than 12 players I guess? Oh yeah Titanfall has brain dead AI running around....
cozomel  +   153d ago

Then i guess its a even bigger shame that Killzone looks better than anything on the X1. Whats that say about it? Now buzz off you one bubble troll.

Also why aint you complaining about Titanfall's even lower 12 player limit, even worst AI and alot more of it and framedrops all the way down to 35fps and lower res and outdated graphics/engine? I know why, cuz you're a fanboy
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assdan  +   155d ago
So... who still thinks ryse looks better?
Gamer666  +   155d ago
Ryse and Shadowfall are in two very different game settings.

I don't like to see comparisons between them.

But, both look freakishly realistic! As I played both games I often stopped after clearing areas and went hunting for graphical shortcuts and flaws. I could find none in either game.
assdan  +   155d ago
I was just trying to point out how stupid people sound when they say ryse is the best looking next gen title. Those people clearly haven't seen this.
NewAgeisHere  +   155d ago
Terrible story, mediocre multiplayer, worst title in the franchise history (KZ2 was the best and even KZ3 was better). No need to get all fanboyish, I'm a huge Killzone fan since beginning, but having played KZ since it released I can definetly say it's average at best.
iistuii  +   155d ago
Agree. Check my gamer tag, I've finished the game twice through. The second time to make sure it was actually as average as the first play through. Killzone 2&3 were much better games. It does look nice though.
jc12  +   155d ago
graphics dont make games...clearly.
MetalGearBear  +   155d ago
Killzone: Shadow Fall sells over 2 million. I guess trollers are jealous of it. :D
Gamer666  +   155d ago
What other exclusives are worth buying on PS4?

Most early adopters buy consoles for the exclusive games...

You have a choice of Knack or Shadowfall as the only retail exclusives on PS4...

Not really much of a decision...

But, I do admit the downloadable exclusive Resogun rocks! Resogun > KShadowfall + Knack!
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