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Submitted by Nic_Bunce 145d ago | opinion piece

[Continue Play] Killzone Shadow Fall review

Nic from Continue Play reviews Killzone Shadow Fall. It's pretty, but bland. (Killzone: Shadow Fall, PS4)

seanpitt23  +   145d ago
This game had good graphics but the gameplay was the same didn't do anything different. The story could of been better and the more you progressed in the game the more boring it got the final 3rd of this game was pretty bad and the ending was worse "did it all for nothing" feeling. I would give this game a 7/10.
Nic_Bunce  +   145d ago
Yeah, we give entirely average as a 5/10 on CP. 7/10 means good :)

Totally agree about the ending though - it was pretty pathetic.
LOGICWINS  +   145d ago
Id give it a 6 personally. As a whole, I think most would agree that the campaign got progressively worse as it went on. The game started out strong IMO. But those last chapters felt tacked on. The Forest level was the standout section of the game.

But unlike others, I actually liked the ending. I enjoyed the irony that despite Echo wanting peace between the Helghast and the Vektans throughout most of the game, she ended up reigniting the hatred between both groups by killing you know who.

Its a commentary on real life, suggesting that war is generally inevitable. Despite wanting peace, revenge/emotions get the better of us.
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The gameplay wasn't the same at all as other Killone's. It did get boring after a while though, but I blame that on the length of the game. 10 hours is too long for most fps games. The story and ending were bad. MP was stellar though. I'd give it an 8/10. Good attempt at a new direction for the franchise but understandably underpolished.
LOGICWINS  +   145d ago
10-12 hours is fine for an FPS. Its up to developers to keep things varied and interesting throughout. How much you like Shadowfall is dependant on how important multiplayer is to you. Id give it an 8.5 if your spending 95% of your time on the multiplayer.

But if your primarily a single player gamer like me, its a 6. And thats factoring in my generosity since its a launch title.

KZ2 and KZ3 EASILY had better campaigns/stories. Shadowfall disappointed me so much that it made me want to buy a Vita just so I could play Mercenary to play through a solid KZ story.
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bobtheimpaler  +   145d ago
@logic. Didn't care for kz3s story. Felt pointless on the whole. Gameplay was never as good as kz2. Shadow fall puts the series back on the right track and avoids the typical Michael bay nonsense that affects most shooters. Echo, Hera and Tyran are far more interesting characters than Sev or Jammer who doesn't even look like she belongs in the universe. I get this idea that they needed to appeal to people by putting a 'hot' Latino character in there.

Enemy encounters are far more interesting than a lot of scripted crap we got in kz3.

I really enjoyed the Blade Runner inspired settings and tone. Wouldn't say no to another killzone game like this if they just refined and built upon some of the ideas they introduced in this game.
LOGICWINS  +   145d ago
Dude Jammer was freaking hot lol! I think GG succeeded with Shadowfall if the goal was to give the series a serious tone, but the execution left a lot to be desired. In the chapter where u escape the prison, Echo introduces you to the poor quality of life that the Helghasts have on their side of Vekta.

I didnt feel one shred of emotion for them. All of them looked like Spock lol.

I agree that Tyran was a cool character, but GG wasted him. The boss battle was stupid easy once you realize theres a rocket launcher in an armory close by.
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KinjoTakemura  +   145d ago
10 hours too long? You're kidding right? Wolfenstein is close to 20 hours and it is a hell of a lot better than Killzone SF. Hell, Wolfenstein is on my top ten games of the year for the PS4.
Rowco147  +   145d ago
This game is great I'm a big kz fan. I was playing wolfenstein the new order last night wishing kill zone Shadow Fall was as good as it
LOGICWINS  +   145d ago
Im dying to play wolfenstein! After Shadowfall. I need an FPS to get that bad taste out of my mouth. If I hadnt bought Shadowfall digitally, I would've traded it in for Wolfenstein.
Silly gameAr  +   145d ago
Might have not done anything different, but a it was a solid experience. Rated way to low imo.
Lawboy2  +   145d ago
Man this game is amazing....probably my second favorite game this generation on either system...highly underrated...and the story is amazing...especially the ending....I never done so many things in one game...wow...the free fall level was beyond
MrLipscomb  +   145d ago
This game is wonderful!
CanadianTurtle  +   145d ago
I stopped playing the KZ franchise because GG has clearly shown that they cannot make a game with a decent storyline. That is something fans and critics have been upset about for quite a while, ever since KZ2 came out. After so much that's been said about the poor characters and stories in these games, the developers still don't get what we want.

KZ3 was my last KZ game. It had amazing action, probably some of the best action I've seen in last gen gaming. KZ:Shadowfall didn't even surpass the previous entries.

With such lack of great storytelling, I'm wondering how GG is going to handle their next gen RPG.
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LOGICWINS  +   145d ago
I actually thought KZ3 had a good story as far as popcorn action movies go. The characters felt much more alive. It was no Bioshock Infinite, but it was pretty good. The only major flaw was that abrupt ending. When or if there is another Killzone, the smartest thing GG can do is bring back Sev and Rico. It would have to be a prequel.
Consoleslateagain  +   145d ago
i heard the story and the lore of the kz universe is great. i wonder if its just hard for them to transition it to a game. i love the concept of the kz universe. the story just was kinda forgetable or its just i couldnt stand the ISA. even though each sides have they reason why they at war with each other i favored helghast more. why havent none of the games focus on the helghast. that why i stop playing after kz2. i love kz2, the story was ok but forgettable. but that mp pour gold. i was kinda mad when they change the gunplay after people started bashing the game. it made you slow down when shooting.

you running, spot enemy, stop, aim, shoot. people want to be able run n gun by being able to quickly aim. you also had to control you shot more because of the recoil. most of the people that was complaining didnt even own the game and was just bashing it because they was fanboys.

internet trolls be doing the most damage to games, because devs be thinking its really something wrong when is not.
SonyStyled  +   144d ago
im sorry you skipped on mercenary... shame because its story is up there with kz2
CanadianTurtle  +   144d ago
KZ2's story wasn't anything to write home about, so don't worry about it
Rhezin  +   145d ago
cool story bro
windblowsagain  +   145d ago
I do agree with alot of the comments.

It's stunning in places, some of the story gameplay is sweet, some feels off.

Mp hasn't changed. Never worked great in any other of the killzones. Feels congested and like it doesn't matter what happens.

My fav killzone is 2.

Imo if they do make another Killzone game. It Must be open like a battlefield game, but with spaceships.dropships/ big battles 50 players at least with huge maps.

BF4 is still Unmatched MP wise despite problems here and there.
bobtheimpaler  +   145d ago
Game is a lot of fun despite lack of polish in some areas. The series does attempt more with its plot and characters compared to previous games. Gameplay isn't generic or dumbed down like kz3 where they tried to be cod. There's a lot less hand holding and more freedom. Focus on dynamic enemy encounters rather than scripted events is part of why I like it and puts it on top of most other shooters that make you feel like your just playing whack a terrorist. The only other shooter I've enjoyed in recent times is the new wolfenstein.

I really enjoy some of the quieter platforming elements. Things could be refined and further expanded upon, hope the next game builds upon what they have here. They just need to take their time with the next game to ensure it can be the best it can be, Do like the gameplay mechanics in this.

Multiplayer is amazing though. 8/10.
HeavenlySnipes  +   145d ago
Probably the only one that liked this title more than KZ3

I did take the time to collect the audio logs and such, so I felt more invested with the story

Echo is a cool character (best character they've made since KZ2) and I'd like them to explore her as a main character after what happened in the game's ending
M83_  +   145d ago
It was ok, it really did drag a lot towards the end and it wasn't clear where you were supposed to go. It looked great, though.

I was a fan of KZ2 and KZ3. KZ2 was my favorite.

The thing they need to stop doing is making it so bland to appeal to the COD fanbase that have always bashed it. It doesn't matter what GG would do to give it mass appeal, they'd still bash it.

They should return to their KZ2 styled gameplay. It was heavy and gritty and great. Sure people really hated those aspects of it, but it made it feel more realistic and satisfying to have real weight, and the brown environment really highlighted the blood -very SinCity-esque, which I loved too.

Sure that sort of game wouldn't have mass appeal with the casuals, but it would make it very unique again. Now that they've been changing the KZ2 formula to make it more mainstream they've alienated the gamers who loved the and they haven't been able to replicate the success of more major FFS franchises. It's like they've fallen between two stools, which is a shame.

Of course, I have all the Killzone games, and I'm a big fan of GG, so I'll always stay open minded to their next entries, but if they follow this current path, I think I will pass on it.

Time will tell, though.
mayberry  +   145d ago
Mp is BOSS!
sandman224  +   145d ago
I still play the multi player. Even though I don't like the unlock system. I miss the leveling system.
shammgod  +   145d ago
I hope they give the MP free for ps plus soon like they did KZ3. just bought my ps4 and have always enjoyed KZ mp.
SonyStyled  +   144d ago
just buy it now then. i bought my ps4 in march with a collection of 5 games. i have only played shadow fall, and its multiplayer component exclusively. lets just say i really enjoy it. dude gamestop has them new discounted to $40 man if now is the time
KinjoTakemura  +   145d ago
It's nice to see that i'm not the only gamer who says that Killzone SF was mediocre.

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