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"This is a game that you can show in a store for 10 minutes and make everyone who sees it be convinced in the brilliance of the Playstation 3 hardware."

"Killzone 2 is so hard and destructed, it makes the meat mountains of Gears of War 2 fade at its side."

"Impossible to not be impressed by the polished production value"

"The technically best looking game ever made. Not even Metal Gear Solid 4 could simulate war as good as Killzone 2, the best FPS since Call of Duty 4."

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Update:

Many people have misinterpreted the list of cons and pros. The list is not something put together by the review. But quotes taken from different parts of the article and in its context, I have labeled them as pro or con.

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TheColbertinator3225d ago

Interesting.

Looks like KZ2 might go down the slope now

PoSTedUP3225d ago (Edited 3225d ago )

yea this game looks like crap. : /

it will even on my tv setup... cant wait ; ]

Graphics Whore3225d ago

"the best FPS since Call of Duty 4."

Perhaps you forgot to read that part.

Sir Ken_Kutaragi3225d ago

Shall we take are New SONY HD:TV's back!!! ;-D
And sell are PS3's!!! ;-D
;)

This is the internet people, 99% of sites find it hard to give any PS3 game 10/10 because they love Micro$oft for some unknown reason!!! :-/

I'M HAPPY!!!;) ...because i'll have this Game next Month!!! ;-P
+I was HAPPY last year with MGS4 + LBP + R2 + WipeOut:HD + MotorStorm 2 etc etc... Whatever the Micro$oft Loving internet said!!!;)

Shane Kim3225d ago

Oh Steven, If I could I would punch you through the screen. I just can't stand your attidue and arrogance. Mart, Jenzo and even PP looks like saints in comparison to you. If it's anything worse than fanboys, it's closet fanboys as Steven.

TheColbertinator3225d ago

@Shane Kim

What the hell are you talking about?

Jerk1203225d ago

Punch through the screen or SLAP through the screen? Because everyone knows Suckstation 3 fans can't punch for sh!t.

TheFreak3225d ago

Hi im from Norway (Neighbours to Sweden) and we all know that the swedes are dumb as f**k hehe. Just kidding

Bubble Buddy3225d ago

Funny how so many sites are afraid of giving big games like K2, MGS4, etc. less than an 8 even though they deserve more.

PoSTedUP3225d ago

take my bravia and my ps3 back!? are you mad!? ok lets do it!!! ; ) : D

i will sell my bravia for -$150 and just give my ps3 to my dog to chew on. at least his new chew toy wont break on him!!!

Sir Ken_Kutaragi3224d ago

You know i'd NEVER sell my PS3 or SONY HD:TV!!!;)

What would we swap it for out there??? Hmm...
Er the Wii??? I don't play with Toys!!! ;-D
Er the xBox 360??? It's to out-of-date for me and my HD:TV!!! ;-D

+My Dog (R.I.P) chewed on my old xBox 360 and ended up a Hot-Dog!!! ;-D

Aquanox3224d ago (Edited 3224d ago )

This is why people shouldn't get all hyped up by console-fan early reviews (ps xtreme, nation, generation, universe, dimension, or whatever) They usually tend to score games way higher than they actually deserve.

Reading this it seems that Killzone has delivered on the promised: A technically impressive game. However, what hasn't been promised looks like it might have fallen short on expectations.

Sony needs to stop hyping their console on the technical side excessively and start paying more attention to character development and things that make a game legendary.

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Pennywise3225d ago

"Killzone 2 is so hard and destructed, it makes the meat mountains of Gears of War 2 fade at its side."

"Impossible to not be impressed by the polished production value"

"The technically best looking game ever made. Not even Metal Gear Solid 4 could simulate war as good as Killzone 2, the best FPS since Call of Duty 4.

AND THEY GIVE IT AN EIGHT??????? I would love to hear their reasons for point deductions.

PoSTedUP3225d ago

seems like a five is average to them... and that they dont believe in 9's and 10's
: /

KRUSSIDULL3225d ago

Im Swedish and I can read this :D But hey only 8/10 Jeeez And my country is supposed to be a PS3 one sales wise here its Wii>PS3>360 anyway...

meepmoopmeep3225d ago

anyone have any blonde jokes?

:)

PixlSheX3225d ago (Edited 3225d ago )

They gave Gears 2 a 9.. im a bit confused..

Edit: Damm Caso posted it first!

gamesmaster3225d ago (Edited 3225d ago )

i dont have any blonde jokes but once a girl asked me what was inside a toffee apple.....she was blonde.

anyway the importance of a review isn't the score, its the comments made and impressions given, it sounds like they enjoyed it and if their observations reign true, we'll all love it too.

FOXDIE3225d ago

"Guerrilla does not do much to change the form of battle. You fight the same footsoldiers the whole time, even if they are well designed it does make you tedious of war.

"The problem is that Killzone 2 after long stretches is the same sequence, over and over again."

"the weapons recoil is as irritating as believable"

"Killzone 2 borrows a lot of its ideas from Call of duty series. What Guerrilla has missed is the big variation that the series has."

"Killzone 2 is entertaining but it feels excerpt and not as fantastic"

"Killzone 2 online is team oriented and focused, its not something you can jump into and get entertained by"

"Killzone 2 is not a new Halo, Super Mario or a Gears of War. Killzone 2 has not really shown us something we have not seen before"

"Killzone's online mode risks being to hard and uncompromising for an audience of the Halo 3 magnitude."

meepmoopmeep3225d ago

look at reviews for their CONTENT
read all of them and you'll figure out what's what.

the good, the bad.

Rock Bottom3225d ago

Would you please quit complaining about the score, 8 isn't bad, and considering the things they said about the game, they pretty much think it's awesome, they're just trying to play the "Hard to impress" role, beside the editor gave a 9, so...

Jamegohanssj53225d ago

Guerrilla does not do much to change the form of battle. You fight the same footsoldiers the whole time, even if they are well designed it does make you tedious of war.

"The problem is that Killzone 2 after long stretches is the same sequence, over and over again."

"the weapons recoil is as irritating as believable"

"Killzone 2 borrows a lot of its ideas from Call of duty series. What Guerrilla has missed is the big variation that the series has."

"Killzone 2 is entertaining but it feels excerpt and not as fantastic"

"Killzone 2 online is team oriented and focused, its not something you can jump into and get entertained by"

"Killzone 2 is not a new Halo, Super Mario or a Gears of War. Killzone 2 has not really shown us something we have not seen before"

"Killzone's online mode risks being to hard and uncompromising for an audience of the Halo 3 magnitude."

TGSI

Michael Jackson3225d ago (Edited 3225d ago )

"Killzone 2 is not a new Halo, Super Mario or a Gears of War."

What it's no Super Mario?!?!
No sh*t!

"Killzone 2 got 8/10 from the swedish magazine LEVEL. Second oppinion 9/10. The guy who reviewed it also gave cod4 8/10. So for him its in the same level as cod4, which isnt bad."

They gave COD4 an 8 too.

na2ru13225d ago

No you're a blonde. Next

Maddens Raiders3225d ago

::sees 8/10::

WTF? EPIC FAIL. (good thing this crap isn't counted at m/c)

Homicide3225d ago (Edited 3225d ago )

Killzone 2 - 8 / 9
Street Fighter IV - 8 / 9
New Play Control: Pikmin - 7
The House of the Dead: Overkilll - 3
Persona 4 - 10 / 9
World of Goo - 9
Rolando - 8
Fear 2: Project Origin - 7
Lord of the Rings: Conquest - 6
Rise of the Argonauts - 5
Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness - 4

Persona 4 pwned you! I think Level is counted on Metacritic. I saw it in Gears of War 2.

pumpkinpunker3225d ago (Edited 3225d ago )

"Killzone 2 borrows a lot of its ideas from Call of duty series. What Guerrilla has missed is the big variation that the series has."

"Killzone 2 is not a new Halo, Super Mario or a Gears of War. Killzone 2 has not really shown us something we have not seen before"

What they're saying is that the game looks great but is unoriginal, steals a lot from COD, and isn't introducing anything new to the genre like Halo, SMB, or Gears of War did. I expect this game to get a metascore in the 80's. All the PS3 mags are gloating over it because they have to to try to keep the sinking ship afloat that is the PS3. However, this is the second more realistic review that has come out from an impartial source.

callahan093225d ago

They gave Gears of War 2 a higher score. Same negatives could be said about that game, in a lot of instances. I mean, Gears of War 2 didn't do anything original at all. It copied copiously from its own predecessor and from other games like God of War 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, and more. Why is it such a negative that Killzone 2 is "not original" when nobody cared that Gears 2 wasn't original?

Maddens Raiders3225d ago

nah Homicide you were wrong on both points. Did you fall and bump your head? The crack is strong with you today mate. sheesh

Harryhit43224d ago

"the weapons recoil is as irritating as believable"

I'm assuming this means that there is too much realism? Same thing can be said about GTA4 and driving.

"Killzone 2 borrows a lot of its ideas from Call of duty series."

Oh NoEzzZzz!?!1?!11111shift+1! God DAMN GG for stealing weapons shooting bullets from Call of Duty!

"What Guerrilla has missed is the big variation that the series has."

What the hell does this mean?

"Killzone 2 online is team oriented and focused, its not something you can jump into and get entertained by"

Even better for SOCOM lovers!

"Killzone 2 is not a new Halo, Super Mario or a Gears of War. Killzone 2 has not really shown us something we have not seen before"

Gears of War 2 didn't do anything original at all. It blatantly copied from many games including MGS4 and it's own predecessor, GeoW. Why did they knock points off KZ2 for not being original when Gears of War 2 wasn't?

"Killzone's online mode risks being to hard and uncompromising for an audience of the Halo 3 magnitude."

Lame excuse. Too hard? That's what a game is SUPPOSED to be.

"The problem is that Killzone 2 after long stretches is the same sequence, over and over again."

I'm sorry you have to kill people over and over and that it might seem repetitive, but that's what happens in this game.

The Lazy One3224d ago

what did it steal from MGS4? (SERIOUS QUESTION... don't disagree if you think I'm being sarcastic)

I'm guessing gears scored better because of these two quotes though...

"The problem is that Killzone 2 after long stretches is the same sequence, over and over again."

"Guerrilla does not do much to change the form of battle. You fight the same footsoldiers the whole time, even if they are well designed it does make you tedious of war."

n4gzz3224d ago

I am glad to see cons of KZ2. These days reviewer either bash the game for nothing or just praise and hide all the cons. Specially, All frame rate problem which kills the game but still manage to get over 9/10, not to mention broken online.

KZ2 cons doesn't look bad at all. In fact, recoil part and multiplayer being hard (not like halo) is pros to me.

In other word, Game is perfect for me. Thanks for not getting into hype and giving us everything that we need know.

wanderofys3224d ago

I'm going to buy Killzone 2, and I'm probably going to love it to death. However, that comment made me incredibly happy. I'm thankful there are journalists out there who reward ideas and creativity.

Aquanox3224d ago

This will be an historic example of that technicall excellence doesn't make an excellent game. There are a lot other pieces that need to be put togheter to have a new Halo, Mario or Gears of War.

I think they're rating it low such as Dark Sector was. It was technically excellent and borrowed an awful lot of ideas from Gears of War. Problem is that it lacked personality and originality.

Gotta give kudos to Guerrilla for the big effort.

likedamaster3224d ago

@pennywise

LOL. You clearly haven't read the article. You put the fanboy in "rabid ps3".

Edit: Quote, "Many people have misinterpreted the list of cons and pros. The list is not something put together by the review. But quotes taken from different parts of the article and in its context, I have labeled them as pro or con. "

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Gue13225d ago

The best FPS since COD4 and they rate it with an 8?

Kleptic3225d ago

yep...watch out for hundreds of these in 2 weeks...just as predicted...

look down the list of cons for the game...'the multiplayer will be too difficult for easy entertainment'..I don't really know what to say to that...killzone 2 is seriously being criticized for being 'too hardcore of a shooter'...thats a new one...

they don't like realistic recoil...alright...whatever...

they say it borrows stuff from CoD...alright...but I've never seen anything in any cod game comparable in overall scale to Salamun market in terms of intensity...

I mean seriously...this 'it does nothing new' crap is ridiculous...the only shooter to do something new recently was haze...and the media had a field day with that one...the game has a first person cover mechanic, of which no other shooter has ever had also...but you still play as a floating gun...what exactly are these people expecting to be so different?...

I find it alarming how they can put 'the best shooter since CoD 4' and slap an 8 on it...I am not one arguing that 8 is a bad score...i am arguing that their reasons for giving it an 8 are poorly grounded...

but whatever...we can all agree that visually nothing touches it...it single handedly ends the console debate in that regard...but I knew from day 1 that Killzone 2 would be slammed on aspects that every shooter is guilty of...even the media's beloved Halo and Cod...

Rock Bottom3225d ago (Edited 3225d ago )

Even reviews with less than 9 have to admire this game...

To say the truth, I wasn't sure about KZ2, mostly(actually only) because of my experience with the original KZ, which I liked, but thought it was nothing special, but now that reviews are coming out, KZ2 seams like a revolutionary FPS, and that's a very very rare thing.

gamesmaster3225d ago

i wouldn't say revolutionary rather, pure quality. it sounds like KZ2 is doing everything expected and better. but i wouldnt go as far as saying its revolutionary.

Cyrus3653225d ago

The Reviewer gave it and 8, but the editor gave it a 9?