UGO: If you haven't read it yet, please check out my piece from yesterday, detailing the 5 reasons why Killzone 2's campaign rocks. Once you have, now we're on to the dark side. And yes, I'm prepared for our comments to be engulfed in flames.
"If you haven’t read it yet, please check out my piece from yesterday, detailing the 5 reasons why Killzone 2’s campaign rocks. Once you have, now we’re on to the dark side. And yes, I’m prepared for our comments to be engulfed in flames. 1) The Controls I’m not going to embellish here more than I already have. All I’ll say is that the controls in multiplayer are just about perfect, and I really wish they were as good in single player. Ahem, crouch toggle. 2) Interiors While exteriors in Killzone 2 look incredibly kick ass, with giant explosions and battles and space ships and crap, interiors are pretty underwhelming. A common experience is walking into a large square room with, like, a desk in the middle of it. The rest of the room is entirely featureless. It’s like the designers spent all their time making the outside world look great and forgot there’s an indoors as well. 3) The Basic Weapons None of the basic weapons are terrifically useful, nor are they fun to shoot guys with. The standard Vektan scoped assault rifle is handy, but feels and sounds a bit puny when you’re popping off shots. On the flip side, the Helghan rifles and SMGs feature terrible aim and iron sights that make it impossible to see what you’re aiming at. The sad fact is that most of time when you’re firing weapons in the campaign it won’t feel nearly as badass as it should. 4) Been There, Done That From a gameplay and story perspective, the Killzone 2 campaign does nothing new. Every mission and encounter feels like we’ve been there and done that in games like Uncharted, Gears of War and Call of Duty. If you get past the killer visuals, it’s just not a very unique experience. 5) The Final Battle (SPOILERS!) " I didn't post the part 5 part, why the hell would this a$#hole spoil the game?
WTF do not read number 5 I didn't hink it would be a huge spoiler!
Don't be a sucker, give the site a miss.
Killzone 2 may be absolutely jaw-droppingly amazing, but no game is perfect. Anyone who denies this is a fool. Give the site its hit. The less often we point out a game's mistakes, the less incentive it has to improve. And what kind of person wouldn't want Killzone 3 to be better than Killzone 2?
well whatever...many other reviews have said the final battle of the game is the most memorable, and difficult, boss battle of any shooter to date... I didn't read what it is, or what happens, so I have no idea why...but many have stated that its pretty surprising... and if this guy thinks the main weapons in the game 'don't feel right'...i simply don't know what to say to that...that is reaching for sure...the the way the weapons recoil and react, and the way the sites bounce around, and the animations it creates in your enemies as you fill them with bullets...no other game touches that...and the multiplayer beta had all the main weapons...so I have tried ever single one of them...i'm not just saying this based on watching videos... its easy to say any game has the problems he pointed out...Gears 2, when firing the lancer, feels like complete shat...see?...
Well, it is what it is.
.. should have done them the opposite way round, negative yest and positive today
For not joing the gravvy train bashing wagon and seeing what he is doing, tempering hype and expectations. I agree, maybe the negative should have went first and then the positive, but then the result would have been the same: "ZOMGOSH HE DID THIS BECAUSE EVERYONE HATED THE STORY YESTERDAY"
How about you post the reviews as they come in instead of screening them so you get the bad first (to hide them) then good. Aren't people allowed to have opinions?
poor 1up/ugo nobody cares about them anymore now that shane and everyone important has left
I would have to disagree. Our brothers and sisters at 1UP are still producing great content. Some of those let go may return, and we are just as strong as ever. Cheers.
Well.. thats SHOCKING! lol.. your site is trash. You guys are just flame baiting for hits, and its pathetic.Sucks that no one can actually do any real journalism, its just all blogging disguised as "articles". Enjoy Kz2 :)
if you really work for UGO, which I doubt, but in any case... STOP MAKING LISTS ARTICLES! Do you think your demographics are mentaly challenged or something? Did you get too many "tl;dr" emails? There are ways to write articles without making lists. Mainly refer to your journalism course. It's not directed at UGO particularly, but at all the lame articles I keep seeing on here which read :"10 reasons to hate xbox", "5 reasons PS3 will fail", "5 ways to die in GTA IV", and " countless number of lists articles"... Yes, I feel that my intellect is being insulted.
what like giving top five lists that include spoilers. That's kind of a douchebag thing to do don't you think?
"Or, just buy a ps3, and stop hating on everything sony related 247 like Bladestar & Giant Enemy Crab did. " Blademask = Hypocrite
still trying? i'll give you that, they're at least persistent, but hey it's done. the positive reviews are here, scoring 9 or better in pretty much every review..you can't kill the game now. it's over, deal with it.
i still like you garnett but you should leave 1up as well and join shane
what a flop
LOL Keep the negative's coming because thats all Xbots have to do.. If Killzone 2 story is bad then Gears 1 & 2 shouldnt have even been published...
Jack Who???? are you serious??? LOSER!!!!!
Jack Shyt, you still here? The only flop I see is you still running off @ the mouth.
shame there are trolls on both sides ay?
Do you mean the game or the article? If you mean the former then you're clearly adopting the 'selective hearing' approach which is allowing you to ignore the many positive reviews emerging these last few hours. Many of which, I might add, also mention the 'flaws' highlighted in this article, yet don't allow them to detract from what is, apparently, a very well rounded package.
Seriously its getting old. This not only confirms that reviewers cant not be trusted but that they are no longer needed. With the recession around I expect a lot of them to cut back staff which should reduce this. Honestly though I bet Microsoft does pay for reviews, I think thats all but proven at this point... EVERY SINGLE GAME THATS ON PS3 GETS BASHED - FACT So why trust them? I would never play anything... And I have played VERY GREAT games on my Ps3... Pre Ordered this game and wouldnt even think of not picking it up.
Just tempering expectations. i agree, the PS3 is a dog being kicked, and I love my PS3... but there is a lot of hype and high expectations surrounding this game, and it is good to see the same reviewer offer both sides of the coin.
More like "5 Reasons why i want hits on my blog"...:|
I like constructive criticism. But I DO find it funny that a game like KZ2 needs "tempered expectations" while a game like Halo 3 or Gears of War 2 doesn't. Games that share many of the faults that KZ2 is being marked for, as well as many faults of their own that were hugely overlooked. I don't expect the bias against the PS3 to end, ever, sadly... I just hope more people use their brains and follow their OWN opinions instead of those of paid reviewers.
Exactly, dont be sheep people, the wolves will get you otherwise. Edit: I hasten to add if I had listened to the pro game reviewers then I would not have played half the amount of JRPG's as I have done this past 3 years, all of which I personally have thoroughly enjoyed. It's in your head for a reason. Use it.
what if those reviewers give their OWN opinion but if differs from yours? what will you do the... oh wait I think I know. Quit crying. It's good to here both sides of the argument especially from some who has given both sides to an argument instead of stuck with just one biased viewpoint. Tell me SDF when he posted his "5 reasons why Killzone 2’s campaign rocks" were you up in arms then?
You ignore the issue entirely in an attempt to call out the "SDF." Silly fanboy. Notice what I said. I am fine with constructive criticism. I like hearing both sides. If something is wrong with the game, by all means, tell me! But what I find funny is that its being done with THIS game, which needs its "hype tempered" when OTHER titles are free of such "counter articles." I don't recall seeing any articles pre-Halo 3 release calling out the guns for feeling totally fake and Nerf like. So again, this isn't about differing opinion, and about different standards for different titles. Name recognition holds far too much sway with reviewers still. I expect RE5 to get some free passes as well for issues that were improved upon in other titles like Dead Space.
5 Reasons Why We Must Anti-Hype Killzone 2 So There's A Possibility We Can Change Someone's Mind About Buying it
If this guy doesn't like Killzone 2's controls, that's just his opinion because in the GameReactor Denmark Killzone 2 review they mentioned "Good Controls", so it just comes down to preference and the ability to ADAPT to the controls. I've never seen so many nitpickers in my life.
At risk of sounding like a fanboy... it's a PS3 exclusive. It HAS to be nitpicked. It's expected by now, sadly.
To be fair he did say the MP controls were very good, he thought the SP controls lacked somethings. I must say though I find it very odd that the controls would be different for MP and SP.
all of the ps3 fanboys are crying over spilled milk..who cares what the guy think..for all the beta testers, you know its a good game, so why even complain? just pick the damn game up on Feb 27th and be happy
He can say what he wants as far as I'm concerned. The '9' and '10 out of 10' reviews (with glowing write-ups) that are being churned out now rather eclipse things like this.
I dont know why I feel dissapointed now.....weird Gears scored higher? Resistance scored higher? This is just weird....
Different individual reviewers with different tastes in gaming probabably.
I still dont get how geow2 got 10s and 9.5s for that rushed piece of sh*t they call online.
A lot of people are saying the last level is crap but the rest of the game is great. One bad level i can forgive judging by how good the rest seems.
Yet another useless blog trying to act like their opinion matters when they have yet to even play the game. NG4 has totally gone to the dogs. THIS IS NOT NEWS!
Good to see both sides of the coin if you know what i mean
That's fair enough and I'd tend to agree. All the best reviews (in terms of quality, not score) do exactly that for any game - That's their job after all: Tell us the pros and cons and let us make up our own minds. The problem with articles like this one is that it appears to give the 'cons' equal weight to the 'pros'. As I said up there somehwere, many reviews (the majority, it seems!)also point out the 'cons' but don't seem to think they detract from the overall effect the game manages to achieve.
KILLZONE 2 is Great end of story day 1 buy off to another thread.. lol
... it's more important to a lot of people around here that KZ2 gets good reviews and has lots of positive press, than that it is to get a game they enjoy. It's like some of you are more interested in getting ammunition to use against Xbox 360 fanboys than you are in getting a good game. Stop looking to gaming websites to validate your system choice. Take a deep breath, and then go play a few new user created levels of Little Big Planet. There will always be haters. Don't let it get in the way of your fun.
Look what I found: http://gamesblog.ugo.com/in... How interesting that doesn't get posted here.
I assume you jest. If not that was posted yesterday :P
KZ2 the next "LBP FLOP" great scores, over hyped sh1t and won't sell worth a damn, leaving sony in more debt. KZ2- another nail in sony's ps3 coffin. 5 yrs of dev costs plus keeping up the online with patches etc....yea sony just dug another hole with KZ2. droids don't buy/play games....keep releasing games sony......so your asses will file chapter 11 sooner than later.
I really don't know why everyone is freaking out this list seems pretty reasonable. I'm guessing the people saying don't go to the site didn't bother to read the list and are assuming things.
" From a gameplay and story perspective, the Killzone 2 campaign does nothing new. Every mission and encounter feels like we’ve been there and done that in games like Uncharted, Gears of War and Call of Duty. If you get past the killer visuals, it’s just not a very unique experience. " Ouch! " All I’ll say is that, after playing through an awesome final level, the final battle is a big, big letdown, on the level of Gears of War 2’s mutant Rancor. It’s a mindless battle in a large box of a room with the main boss charging you and you shooting him in the face repeatedly. Honestly they should’ve just skipped the final boss and ended the game on a high note. " -More ouch!
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