Killzone creators Guerilla Games' new IP was one of the highlights of Sony's E3 press conference, showing a forward-thinking and intriguing game from the creators of what started life as a pale attempt at taking on Halo.
Killzone has better art direction than Halo?.......no just no
Yes, just yes.
Killzone 2 was incredible in that department, I still remember my reaction when playing it for the first time. Horizon already impressed me just as much, these guys are seriously talented.
Yeah, visuals aren't everything, but Horizons is very good looking, especially if it's open world, Shadow Falls visuals also blew me away, and wasn't such a bad game
Such a stunning game. http://i0.wp.com/gearnuke.c... http://i2.wp.com/gearnuke.c... http://i0.wp.com/gearnuke.c... http://i2.wp.com/gearnuke.c...
Halo may be the more popular game but don't deny the FACT that killzone 2/3 visually looks way better than any halo game released so far. It's also a good game in general with fun multiplayer too.
Look lets go back to Horizon Killzone is and always was the poor mans Halo and it never really succeeded and now its dead. So lets all move on. That's coming from someone who played and enjoyed Killzone: Shadowfall at launch and just finished Mercenary of Vita. It was the defintion of a "Me Too" FPS Action game. I'm glad they are finally going their own way and making a new IP that looks incredible. I was actually looking forward to a Killzone sequel to shadowfall but make no mistake it was in no way ever better then Halo.
@Army_of_Darkness, And Intercept in Shadow Fall is just downright brutal. Not for the faint of heart. Damn I love that mode. @Deadman. You left out IMO. Because tastes vary and plenty of us prefer the far far more gritty and gutcrushing MP/Coop in Killzone.
The art direction on halo has never changed, there just power rangers with crazy armor. Even years latter, Halo can't come out with any new ideas?? We're all here to compare visuals, stick to the subject kids. Example: the looks between Destiny and Halo. Different developer or not they're still going to stay/look the same.
@Deadmannxx A multimillion dollar franchise never succeded, right, even shadowfall which had an average campaign was one the best selling next gen games
@Genuine-User Need some soundtrack to go with those pics? BWAAAH! https://www.youtube.com/wat...
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Horizon does have pretty good art in it especially the designs of the dinobots.
good argument bro.... "no just no" I have to say you make a lot of good points. Especially when you said "no" that really made me step back and think maybe the author of this article really is wrong. but then you went on to say "just no" and I thought gillri is right. just no, can't argue with such a profound rebuttal
Baller status achieved^
"Killzone has better art direction than Halo?" Easily. OT - Horizon looks interesting to me and is obviously beautiful visually, but I don't see anything particularly innovative enough to justify the title of the article.
Biggest difference is Guerrilla will probably still make Killzone in the future, While Halo is now being made by 343 and not Bungie. Think of it like this, you like Metallica, so you go see Metallica live in concert and they are beasts, you love it. A new band is made up of ex Metallica members. Now they are putting on a show and playing songs from the original band. Somehow, it's not as good, sure all the content is there. But something is lacking..it's the original talent. IMO Killzone > Halo easily. Judge without the goggles; KZSF ; https://www.youtube.com/wat... Halo 5 ; https://www.youtube.com/wat... I prefer killing Helghast over bugs. Also one game has auto aim online, and one doesn't.
I take it you've never actually played a halo game. First of all, graphically killzone is better yes, that's why you're providing youtube videos. But you also realize how linear killzone is?? In halo you play in a sandboxes that are easily 4-5 times the size of any killzone mission, with way more enemies and vehicles all acting independently. Secondly, the question is about art direction. In which case it all depends on what you like. I'd rather look at halo any day over killzone because it looks so much more interesting. And I prefer the vast array of enemy types and huge vehicles, over guys in gas masks and a couple of tanks. (See I can do that too) Secon
I started my Xbox adventures with Halo 2 and XBlive and I was never impressed. Some say it's because I started with Halo 2. Don't like the Moon physics, in real combat, I would imagine jumping around would get you killed, and you would literally catch bullets. Don't like the Colorful spartans, Don't like generic hollywood writing for Halo, See Demolition Man John Spartan sound familiar? How about Simon Phoenix? How about John being a juiced up 15 year old, so they can sell the game to 15 year olds? I like Destiny's online, it feels very fluid. I imagine Halo's feel the same even today, even without Bungie. Still KZSF online was greater for me. Example: I can run and slide into First Person cover in KZSF, probably what you would really do in real combat?! R2 = Blind fire, L2 pops you out of cover, leaving you more vulnerable. I understand that Halo is always a great game, I literally can't dispute that, but IMO KZ over Halo anyday. Totally agreed with you, it's all about the art direction you prefer. Well said.
why is Halo always so cartoonish and cheesy looking? that video showed me, what essentially Starwars by DICE will be like, except with low graphics fidelity. It looks like a 360 game for crying out loud
Exactly way to colorful for combat, but like spicelicka said, it's about what art direction you like. The Helghast having bright red eyes in combat would be a bad idea. Like the colorful spartans, it's a gaming mechanic and art direction. We see the Helghast eyes for a couple of reasons; one) so we know who to shoot in the face, and can spot them as they face us. two) it looks menacing as hell, red eyes have always been "scary" Art direction for better gameplay.
Halo plays very well and has a large following, but Killzone has always looked better IMO. I've only played Halo though.
Killzone looks hands down better than Halo To me Halo has always had this cartoony feel. I like a realism look to my games. One of the reasons I have always hated Halo
They are pretty full of themselves.
So they should. Horizon looks exceptional.
I am not saying it isn't but there is no need to be arrogant about it.
Yea, this could start a new trend..../s
You are acting like guerilla wrote the article. Infact it doesn't even contain a quote from them. Nice try though troll.
I liked what I saw of the game, even though it was just one very very small segment. Looked promising
I loved that the first thing they showed us was gameplay. It looks fantastic.
Horizon>>>>>Ris e of the tomb raider
I get that Horizon looks awesome and all an I'm excited about the game too,it was the game of the show for me but why would you bring up Rise of the tomb raider?They are two entirely different games,the game is not even mentioned in the article.I get that you're excited but please don't troll.
I assume because they both contain a strong female character in a non-city based setting where you have stealth and action elements, a bow as a main weapon, crafting from elements left behind by enemies/animals/the terrain and slightly 'supernatural' aspects (the AI/robot theme vs...idk sun goddess?) and finally they're both somewhat open world (TR was cut off into sections that did eventually open up, Horizon seems to be more along the lines of the Witcher 3).
Horizon looks awesome.
I just hope they nail the story this time. The last couple of Killzone games were terrible from a campaign perspective. The last one, although it featured excellent launch title visuals, was one of the hardest games I've had to finish in a long while. And by hard I don't mean difficulty but because it was such a generic grind with terrible pacing. K2 is still my favorite from the Killzone franchise. As for Horizon, I loved what I saw. Felt fresh and looked like a hell of a lot of fun to play!
The story already looks promising. Fresh and unique, its a good premise, I have a feeling theyll nail it this time.
You didn't like 3? What about Mercenary? Loved the campaigns on both.
Killzone Shadow Fall was not great, the graphics were amazing, and the first couple of missions were really phenomenal, but eventually it did start to feel like a chore. Around that one mission with the train cars that you had to hop through was where it started to feel like the game was losing its way. I too had a hard time trudging all the way through the game. The multiplayer was pretty great though! Killzone 3, though, had an amazing campaign to me. I'll never understand why that game wasn't as well received as Killzone 2, it was a major step up in every conceivable way for me. The level and mission designs were so cool in that game! And enormous, too.
I think I read that they were bringing on board someone who was involved in writing the narrative for the Witcher 3?
***"It always struck me as a response to Microsoft's Halo"*** ***"from the creators of what started life as a pale attempt at taking on Halo"*** Why do you say this? Is it because they're both First-Person Sci-Fi shooters that happen to be exclusives? They play nothing alike especially on the multiplayer side of things.
Guerrilla Games moving in the right direction. One of the best on my list.
This is easily one of the best looking games at E3. So excited for Guerilla Games. Was super disappointed with Shadow Fall but this.....this looks incredible!
I've always been a fan of Guerilla Games and Killzone. The support they showed towards Shadowfall MP is only second to what Evolution is doing with Driveclub. I see xbox players bragging about Halo 5 getting all their dlc maps for free and that's exactly what GG did with Shadow fall in order not to fracture the online community which is already small. No body ever gave them credit for that because everyone hated Killzone. The only thing I wish they improved as a studio was their story in the Killzone games even though I loved KZ2's story. I think with Horizon they got that covered.
It's sad that Guerilla had to release Horizon ZD to finally get the accolades it deserves. While their Greatness has been staring us in the face with bright red eyes for three generations now. <3 Guerilla http://www.huffingtonpost.c... Denmark is one the Happiest places in the world!
This game looks amazing
Such beautiful landscapes.....
I'm watching the video of them from the Playstation E3 Experience from earlier today and they said what they showed is Pre-Alpha. If it looks that good as Pre-Alpha what more can they do with it before they finally release it? It already looked good enough to release so I am seriously blown away now. I am so glad that Sony let them start up a new IP and I love the look of the game so far. The story sounds very intriguing as well.
I have to say, Horizon looks to be a different type of game. That is always welcome.
Im so excited to finally play Horizon, the wait is gonna be rough
Horizon really stole the show for me, I can't wait to play it.
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