''Yes, Killzone 2 is beautiful, that shouldn't be shocking at this point. Even in its "pre-alpha" state, which is unfinished, glitchy, and has plenty of graphical issues, the game has the best visuals this console generation. When compared to games like Far Cry 2 and Crysis, Killzone 2 stands tall and has amazingly high-resolution textures and character models.
Gameplay is another story. Killzone 2 doesn't feel bad, exactly, but it also doesn't play much better than the original. The controller has a strange layout which feels off, and while the game looks like it should be amazing, shortcomings in pacing and gameplay prevent it from being anything but mediocre.''