E3 Hands-On: Killzone 2: "No Longer a Joke"

"It wasn't long ago that Killzone 2 was a video game punch line, the sort of thing you talked about when referencing a game that could never live up to the hype. The first title in the series failed to be the "Halo killer" many believed it could become, and an ambitious "visual target" trailer shown at E3 a couple years back nearly doomed the project from the start, when it couldn't replicate the same details in-game. All of that is about to change though, as Guerrilla Games has Killzone 2 primed and ready to fight, and the joke will soon be on all those who dismissed this title too soon."


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MURKERR3670d ago (Edited 3670d ago )

for one split teeny second this is better than cod4 which inturn was better than halo theres gona be some rabid angry foamin at the mouth fanboys

id love to see the internet explode under the weight of angry msgs,just watched new batman so i got that joker mischievious streak going on

Playstation Man3670d ago

There is going to be a ton of conflicting fanboy chatter. X360 fans claiming ownage on biased reviews like Gameradar (who has already passed mediocre judgment) while PS3 fans will claim ownage when sites like IGN, Gamespot and 1up (site that loved the game at E3) review it very well.

Overall, it's going to be a gong-show. Regardless, I can't wait to pick this up in February. The true PS3 killer-app.

Panthers3670d ago

Its going to get ugly. This game for me is going to be better than COD because I love Sci-Fi. Halo would too if it didnt take so many hits to kill people online.

AcidHorse3670d ago

yeah, I almost feel like I'm taking crazy pills. IGN, 1UP, and Gamespot all seem to have a viseral hatred for everything PS3.

incogneato3670d ago (Edited 3670d ago )

I do hope the gameplay will be great. By the looks of it, it seems it will be. And multiplayer seems amazing. I definitely expect negative reviews from the usual PS3 hating sites.

But what I know for sure is that this is the best looking game ever created. Better than Crysis. And yes I have Crysis on my PC with a great video card.

Nathaniel_Drake3670d ago

I'm thinking it will pull an MGS4, and get great reviews everywhere, hope so, anyway no matter what this is shaping up to be a killer app for the PS3, and yes it will be sweet to see some naysayers turn around and embrace Killzone 2, as it seems deservedly so

Lifendz3670d ago

the only people that seem to be down on it are 360 fanboys. Seriously, any un-biased member of the media is high on the game. The people that are skeptical are the people known for being anti-Sony.

Garnett Lee of 1up is the exception here. Like Shane said, "he runs hot and cold."

dantesparda3670d ago

Do not kid yourselves, the game could be perfect, And it'll still get sh!t from the super unforgiving towards PS3 video game media and the 360 fanboys. They will find the pettiest thing about it and blow it up out of proportion

clintos593670d ago

I can guarantee u that killzone 2 will be tons better then call of duty 4 and Halo 3. Alot of people may disagree with me, but tell me your reason if so because ill tell u mine. Killzone 2 has already surpassed both those game visually and the destructable enviornments is just damn mind blowing and so realistic looking it puts Battlefield Bad Company to shame. Also from what we seen in the multiplayer online it will support upto 32 players and the visuals will look as good as the single player and they have a well balanced squad system which looks to make the multiplayer look tons of fun. I didnt believe that killzone 2 would be that good from early views of the game at playstation day but after e3, I am sold that this game is going to deliver in a big way.

tudors3670d ago (Edited 3670d ago )

that we do not want games to get better, if KZ2 is better than COD4 and Halo it will give me a reason to buy the PS3, MGS4 not really my kind of game so not a system seller for me but it's games that make the difference so why would anyone *anboy or not wish a game to be worse, there is just no sense in that to me. By the way I think the single player campaign in KZ2 looks rubbish, but then I am not into the single player anymore, the multiplayer looks really good though. Just don't be foolish enough to think that all Xbox-360 owners do not want to see a good PS3 game, because you actually make yourself seem like more of a *anboy than the people you are accusing.

solidt123670d ago

Anyone who gets a 360 this holiday will be sick when Killzone 2 and God Of War 3 comes out in Feb, and March. The year will kick off with a boom and continue were MGS4 and Resistance 2 left off.

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cain1413670d ago

I agree... It got rid on some major concerns I had...

Nathaniel_Drake3670d ago

about six months or so left, so I'm thinking those medium to small issues like objective points and maps, and sensitivity will all be cleaned up, it helps so much that they have a website GG can look at and see what the fans have trouble with so they can fix it

mfwahwah3670d ago

I bet the guy playing didn't know this, but they do have objective markers. It's not some flashing arrow or anything like that, it's his partner. He leads the way and waits for you :P

MUNKYPOO3670d ago

i think i a month back the developers were saying they dont want to much things like a map and to much hud stuff on the screen. to make it feel more life like. they also said that the friendly ai will help guide the way so you dont get lost

Dino3670d ago

was that it took too many shots to kill people(head shots as well).But I enjoyed it and can't wait to play this version!!Next thing I have to do is get a 360 and I'll be set. Sooooo many good games on these two platforms. What an age to love video games

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trancefreak3670d ago

I like to see the egg in the critics faces now. To bad its 3 years later. critics come and go.

pwnsause3670d ago

their faces got egged last year though

thor3670d ago

And yet they keep coming back for more lol

Veryangryxbot3670d ago

Enough said.

The promise. The reality. The victor.

Those who has seen the Sony defense force vid last year knows what Im talking about.

Sir_Ken_Kutaragi3670d ago

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It looks perfect to me!!! ;-P

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TheExecutive3670d ago

yeah it sounds great. I sure hope there is customizable controller layouts...

Infernus3670d ago

That's what they're missing in Battlefield. Why put the knife as Triangle? Seriously, you can't actually turn if you want to quickly knife someone because of where the button is. It may not ruin the game but it'd be a lot better if I could choose my own control setup, I am the one playing afterall!

Most games have this included, I doubt Killzone 2 will be missing it, seeing as Guerrilla have been working their butts off on this game for ages. They'll want everything to be perfect (or as good as it can be) and will want to include as much as they can on that Blu-Ray disc to wow people and prove that this will be the best FPS thus far, it sure is shaping up nicely.

Not as good as E3 2005 you may say. But that was Guerrilla's target and it's a good thing they actually pushed for something so difficult but which would end up looking so good if done right rather than buying and using the Unreal Engine 3 again, which may be the safe option but we've seen it all before. Btw, I may be in the minority but Killzone 2 does look remarkably like the render, just more gritty and windswept. Imagine black smoke blowing across that bridge and there you go... Killzone 2.