IGN sits down with the developers and takes an in depth look at Killzone 2. The in depth look is actually four parts.(Note: The interview is four parts although only the first one is embedded).
OOOOOLD! but thank you
These videos were posted on IGN yesterday and I checked for duplicates. Perhaps you are referring to my earlier post, which failed approval because it had too many embedded videos?
This video was posted a week or so ago.
IGN didn't do this interview lol. All they did was rip off the other site who DID do the interview and claim it as theirs. That is mad weak stuff...
Its not even the full video. The original is actually a complete show which lasts about 30min or so from a NL web site / magazine. Nonetheless, interesting stuff in there, IMO.
This game looks amazing!
I have always found it a little bit stupid that as you gain more experience in online multiplayer you get better weapons and other upgrades. I understand that it is a reward for playing but makes the imbalance between new and experienced players even wider. I find myself playing a new game against people with more experience of the game, who know the maps inside out, and then they are armed to the teeth with much better weapons too! If anything you should start with all of the good weapons and then get them stripped from you as you get better! :)
I see your point, but from a developer point of view, these upgrade, perks, medals etc help to keep people playing your game, they add incentive and longevity. From the player point of view, they're just rewards for your time and effort. In KZ2's case, you shouldnt worry as you can search/specify exactly what you want to play, you can filter your games around player count, map, game modes, ping/latency and more importantly, RANK. So if you think you've fallen behind the masses you can search for other players with roughly the same level of experience as you.
Its all about strategy. It's not like you get really sucky weapon to start with. It helps you to understand good spot to flank with right weapon. You also get to find out about weakness and strength of each weapon. for ex: I have seen a lot high rank people play cod4 with mp5 which is available at the beginning. Its not the strongest weapon but Like I said, depends on your play style and strategy. And more than anything, It boosts to life of game.
I like the Warhawk system best - you unlock some cool new skins and such so people know you're a higher rank, but your abilities remain the same. Of course, Warhawk could have done with more rewards in this regard, but they're a lot better than what you unlock in other games. Let's take Resistance 2 - sure, you can unlock extra skins, but when you're playing nobody notices. In Warhawk, the unlockable skins are striking and get more customisable brightly-coloured patches as you progress, so you notice if someone's wearing bright blue armour and you know that they're good. That's absolutely awesome news that KZ2 has a proper server list with ping. Oh how I miss ping indicators. I hate games that don't have them - because you're unsure whether the lag is due to you, the host or someone else. At least when you have a ping indicator the host can kick those with low ping. Warhawk had a great server setup. My only gripe is that 90% of the time if you go on a server with 31/32 players, it will say it's full, but continue to say 31/32. This happens remarkably often - I don't know what causes it, but hopefully KZ2 doesn't suffer from the same problem.
some nice posts here, very nice to read constructive writing. is there any chance you could explain to me "ping" for example warhawk's. I've struggled to grasp it's meaning and just confuse myself.
I am not comp master but I know lower the ping, lower the lag for you. I try to join servers with less than 75 ping for smooth play.
Sure. Ping is the time it takes for you to send a message to the host, and get one back, in milliseconds. The host is the guy/dedicated server that's managing the game - all the players send their info to it such as where they are, what people they've shot at - and then the server sends back that info to all the other players. Here's an example; it won't necessarily work like this but it could. If I shoot another player, I send that info to the host, and then the server passes it onto the other player. If they then die, they have to send that info back to the server, and the server passes it back to me. So the time taken between me pulling the trigger, and me seeing their death animation will be my ping + their ping. If that's a noticable amount; say 500ms, then it will seem laggy. Of course, in a real game, it won't be so simple. The host itself might manage the death animation, or my console could pre-empt that I've killed the player. For example, in many games, you see blood splats as soon as you shoot someone, but there's a delay before you see them die.
Basically, your ping is your connection speed to the server or host (the time it takes for your PS3/PC/360 etc to communicate with it). The lower your ping, the better (faster) your connection. Usually a high ping will there for translate into LAG. Not many games (console) give you actual figures for your ping, you usually have them displayed as a bar or colour, you know like, green for good, red for bad. Edit: Thor explained it better than I.
Thats the whole idea in competitive games. It's the same thing with weapon pick ups. Experienced players know where to go to get them, noobs will be lost.
...for a minute i thought they ere speaking english...until i star to listen and not just hear them talking!
This is NOT IGN's interview. I repeat NOT. A user has just put up the previous interview, which has already been on N4g, on the IGN servers.
One thing i love about this game is not the great graphics, not the great online play, not the great story mode, but BOTS. Bring back classic times again, thank you GG.
You know, I almost forgot about bots. It helps many ways. Target practice. Get familiar with maps and so much. Plus, you can have fun playing with bots when you are not in mood to play with real players.
Are you kidding? I can play against bots in the MP maps? If true, this game is a guaranteed import. I'll pay double.
Bots, but no split-screen.
Awesome. Seriously, inexplicably, awesome. Though split-screen would have been nice too, I'm definitely going to import this.
Yes, I am very happy that they have included bots. I love what bots add to a game and I wish that more developers would utilize them in their games. Killzone 2 is the full package. The only thing that could have made it better is the inclusion of a campaign co-op mode. But oh well, they have to save something for Killzone 3 I suppose.
Basically blowing a HUGE amount of cash on a game that FAILS to reach an audience wider than the PS3 FANBOYS!!! THE GAME LOOKS UTTER CRAP!... The AI simply put looks pathetic... The animation tries to look amazing BUT FAILS and looks totally stupid... People seem to think that because it looks real it is visually stunning... Which I do agree with... but it IS NOT the best looking game on consoles... Matter of fact WIND WAKERS ART DESIGN PWNS KZ2's VISUALS! FAILZONE2!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
Hahahahaha .... no
Did mommy not breast feed you today? Grumpy bum. Never mind...
Looks so good. Maybe this will be the game to finally take me away from Team Fortress 2.
and just listen to the staff of the guys who made KZ1. Everyone was like "its horrible". I for one, already knew all that though and was like "HUR DUR IT WAS THEIR FIRST GAME >=/"
I actually really enjoyed Killzone. It had a few issues, but overall it was a really unique and enjoyable game. It's just too bad that so many people missed out on it simply because it didn't live up to the "Halo-killer" moniker, which gave people the wrong impression that it was a bad game. Killzone Liberation on PSP is even better and is easily one of the best games available on PSP.
Wonder what changed your mind after you said this a few days back. "got a ps3 already... kz2 is day1 for me... happy gaming to you too I hope you enjoy the game" Must be havin a laugh?..I suppose.
the bots are a great idea this will help the not so good players,as of most good fps players there main advantage is to get the game day one,i have a mate who waits to theres a price drop or some deal before buying, fps suicide there straight away.then moans he,s got crappy guns or is getting owned by the online community,he,s only just got cod5 for f*ck sake all that waiting for a tenner saving.this might be the game that shuts him up.bots for the win
watched it already on a different site, interview is old.
Some1... plz tell me they have a matchmaking system..
Yes, there is matchmaking. But it wasn't fully automated. After letting the system search for the game types/sizes you wanted, you could choose your preferred match. It was pretty quick and easy. But hopefully it does have a fully automated system (as an option) just like Halo, COD4, and Warhawk.
Matchmaking sucks. I much prefer to see a list of servers and choose one myself. Warhawk does it well; it simply chooses the server with lowest ping for you to join. But this is what I do myself anyway. My main issue with matchmaking is when the matchmaking games are seperate from the custom ones, a la motorstorm 2. Don't get me wrong - it has fantastic online - but those wishing to rank up can't choose their races, and when the userbase dries up, it will be impossible to join a ranked game. Matchmaking is often a pain as well, but it would be flawed even if it were flawless.
"I much prefer to see a list of servers and choose one myself. " I 2nd that. I still hate how COD forces you to play certain maps when you don't want to.
Just to let you know that was probably the most retarded and unfound, useless statement I have ever seen on this site. You officially need to get your eyes and mellon check. If you think only Ps3 fanboys will like this game then you have a surprise coming, and it's called reality. Even the other xbox fanboys have resigned to the fact that killzone 2 is and will be great so shut up or put up. how about some vid or screen shot comparison of the game you claim has better art direction and graphics? The only thing that looks stupid is you and your continued show of complete jealousy.
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