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UGO: Killzone 2 Multiplayer Hands-on Preview

UGO writes: "Killzone 2, while pretty freaking gorgeous, has been a bit of a tough sell since we started going hands-on with the game around E3 time. The graphics can't seem to make up for the been-there-done-that feel that the gameplay provides, not differentiating itself enough from the FPS competition. A prettier, more sci-fi Call of Duty 4, in summary. So while the single-player could still use some more innovation, the developers are clearly putting all that and more into the multiplayer component, which is easily one of the most promising online experiences on the PS3.

Killzone 2 multiplayer is class-based, complete with ranks, tournaments, persistent experience and unlocks. But there are several elements that really set the experience apart. Lets go through them now:

1) The Graphics
It's been said before, butt Killzone 2's graphics rock my socks. They are some of the best we've ever seen in any game, and incredibly, those graphics don't even drop a hitch when you play online. There is no noticable visual difference between the online and single-player graphics, which means it may very well be the best looking online game ever. So woo for that!"

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cahill3462d ago

BTw awesome KZ2 preview

I have no doubt that this will be the BEST LOOOKING and the BEST PLAYING FPS

"Killzone 2 multiplayer is class-based, complete with ranks, tournaments, persistent experience and unlocks. But there are several elements that really set the experience apart. Lets go through them now: "

"1) The Graphics
It's been said before, butt Killzone 2's graphics rock my socks. They are some of the best we've ever seen in any game, and incredibly, those graphics don't even drop a hitch when you play online. There is no noticable visual difference between the online and single-player graphics, which means it may very well be the best looking online game ever. So woo for that!"

ScratchMarks3462d ago

Halo fan blogger...

Fixed.

badz1493462d ago

it was a good read after all. they obviously are excited about KZ2 and they introduced(at least for me) the modes and features available in KZ2 and now I'm more and more excited about KZ2 after that read! KZ2 is going to be EPIC!

Beg For Mercy3462d ago

it seems everybody loves kz2s multiplayer, can all the ps3 hardeware doubters please shutup now

cahill3462d ago (Edited 3462d ago )

then KZ2 will get 10/10 from every reviewer

I do hope everything is ironed out

Guerilla has around 6 more months in hand.That is more than enough time to iron things out

@scratch

I am saying that Guerilla needs to make AI a bit more agressive

ScratchMarks3462d ago

Honestly, give the AI BS a rest.

There's nothing 'to be ironed out' with KZ2's AI.

Panthers3462d ago

Quit it with the AI nonsense. They already said the AI is great and that the videos shown have the AI dumbed down to make it easier for the shows.

mfwahwah3461d ago

AI has been dumbed down. I can't believe I still have to tell this to people. They don't need to fix it, they just need to show it so people stop complaining. If I may quote a KZ2 dev: "Judge us on the final product." That's after implying that the AI is good enough (he's said it more than once though).

They've worked with some top notch AI programmers. The FR issues are because they haven't optimized the code (which comes last, basically).

Pretty much, everything should be perfect. Don't worry so much about the AI, since what you see is clearly not what you get with GG. You get much more than meets the eye, despite this being some serious eye candy ("but it's gray lulz" :|).

That reminds me, the bots in MP will behave like real human players, using abilities and tactics and such. If they can get that, then there's even less reason to worry about SP bots.

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NewSchoolGamer3462d ago

problem that they state is that nothing makes it different from other FPS. But what about the new FPS cover thing it has?

aren't all FPS the same? Why does Killzone 2 have to be different from all other first person shooters.

UGO probably does not hate Killzone 2, but the bandwagon of haters has gotten bigger.

cahill3462d ago

as for SP -- they say that it is revamped COD4 which is quite good

There is still 6 months to go before the final product is released. Guerialla can and will implement lot of things in the SP mode

The MP mode is incredible and needs to tweak. It is already the best MP experience . U can get the vibe from the videos

Aclay3462d ago

I agree with you NewSchoolGamer.

What really ticks me off is that a lot of people say that there's nothing really about KZ2 that makes is stand out or different from anything else, but I wish some of these game sites would please tell me what the HELL makes Call of Duty: World At War any different than anything else or Left 4 Dead? Both L4D and Call of Duty World At War are just run-of-the-mill FPS in my opinion...

Left 4 Dead is just a First Person shooter with Zombies and I don't see what's so unique or different about that considering that there's been tons of games with Zombies and COD World At War is just another WWII shooter with updated graphics, but KZ2 has it's own unique enemies that aren't found in any other game, it has it's own First Person Cover System that isn't found in any other FPS game, and KZ2 has it's own unique setting (Helghan).

Still, I'm buying Killzone 2 day one regardless.

TheExecutive3462d ago (Edited 3462d ago )

No one has seen enough of the single player to comment on it.(2 parts to 2 levels). Thats really not much to base ones opinion on. Now GG has stated that it should take about 10 hours to complete the single player. If it is 10 hours of what call of duty brought for 6 hours then i am all set.

As for the MP. Its a different beast, once youve seen it and heard about the features and how it plays, the rest is history. They say the MP is great, which it is, but everyone needs to reserve judgement on the single player

mfwahwah3461d ago

"Why does Killzone 2 have to be different from all other first person shooters."

Wild guess: It's PS3 exclusive. I swear, if Halo 4 is linear and people say "it'll be so cinematic /gush" then I'm going to be very mad at the double standard. Hopefully that's not the case, because I'll be *very* disappointed with some parts of the gaming community for that.

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ScratchMarks3462d ago

"The graphics can't seem to make up for the been-there-done-that feel that the gameplay provides, not differentiating itself enough from the FPS competition. A prettier, more sci-fi Call of Duty 4, in summary."

googles Russell Frushtick

Surprise!

http://www.ugo.com/ugo/html...

Nothing more than another worthless Halo fan. What a pathetic joke.

GiantEnemyCrab3462d ago (Edited 3462d ago )

So instead of disproving someone who has actually had hands-on with the game because he is being a bit critical he has got to be a fanboy? WOW! You ever heard of taking the good with the bad?

Prove him wrong? If you can't then stop trying to discredit him because his opinion does not fit with yours.

He complimented the game left and right, yet he has complaints that doesn't make him biased or a Halo fanboy. His, like any review is an opinion. He is not the only one that has had negative to say once they got hands-on with it.

I've seen less credable sites get approved and this is at least a gaming related blog like a Kotaku or Joystiq.

"A prettier, more sci-fi Call of Duty 4, in summary." = Awesome! And as a 360 fanboy this is one game I am jealous of.

TheExecutive3462d ago

ok just because the dude is a Halo fan doesnt discredit what he says. Some people can like Halo and OTHER fps you know. Killzone's single player will be really really fun to play, I am sure of it. COD4's single player was a blast and I dont mind if it isnt all that different than COD4's. Thats actually a good thing.

I cant remember the last time I played a SP campaign and went "wow thats new". Anyway, this game is going to be epic when it is released so dont worry about what some blogger says.

mfwahwah3461d ago

"So while the single-player could still use some more innovation, the developers are clearly putting all that and more into the multiplayer component, *which is easily one of the most promising online experiences on the PS3.*"

STUPID HALO 3 FANBOY. HE THINKS HALO IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN KZ2. IT MAKES ME SOOO MAD! GAH WHY ARE PEOPLE SO UNFAIR TO KZ2.

Why don't you read the whole thing and take it for what it's worth: Praise AND criticism.

If you're too sensitive to hear a game you're interested in being criticized, then don't read previews. Just buy the game when it comes out, because you're only paying attention to the good news anyway (well, not all that well apparently).

NewSchoolGamer3462d ago

Killzone 2 will probably be a victim to the biased press. A dark and pointless cloud of hate is growing above this game.

I will buy it, and probably I will present my review here in the user review sections.

spectyre3462d ago

'cause I will be to busy playing KZ2. LBP & KZ2 are no questions asked, drop my $60, Midnight launch, vacation day titles. I will read some of the reviews when my hands are too cramped up to hold on to my dualshock 3. I held off on Heavenly Sword because of the reviews and I thought it was a genuine AAA title.

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