Is the battle against the Helghast worthy of the hyperbole? Video review of upcoming Playstation 3 Excluive Killzone 2.
that just about rounds up everyone.. there have been 2 80's on metacritic. the rest 90-100.
Gamespot, 1up and Edge also other less well known sites like Deeko and Gamesmaster are yet to post reviews.
is it very spoilerish btw?
U beat me to the post.
"if there was one ding, its killzone 2 doesnt feel all that fresh" Like halo 3, cod4 and GTA4 are fresh. Dont get me wrong, 9.2 in the grand scheme of things is an amazing score, but not comparitively speaking from particular websites, that blatantly use "ps3 exclusive standard" for their reviews. Seriously, after watching the vid, i felt as if they would give the game a 9.4 - 9.6 but gave it a 9.2. I know the GT senior fanboy editor had something to do with this. They didnt even have the main dude who does the reviews review this. bias is ever ramped in gaming media. LOL @ GT Gears - 9.5 but R2 - 9.1 halo 3 - 9.8 (9.5 STORY), GTA4 - 9.8 (GOTY), BUT MGS4 9.4 (8.7 STORY LMFAO) I knew GT was always bias. RE5 review will get 9.6/10 and GOTY 2009 for sure. FKCU GT!
JAN Templar? J-A-N? Did that guy even play the first one? It's Jan as in Yon, like in yonder.
i was honestly expecting an 8.9. they like giving those to ps3 games..
i must say i enjoy that review,the more he talk the more interested i got.even i believe it deserve a 9.6 it still a great score plus this guy is way better than the other guy he was a hardcore bot
That video was HOT SEX! I jizzed a bit in my pants
Lmao the voice actor for the emperor is named "Brian C*cks" (or cox)
there's lots of spoilers. just warning you.
Gametrailers is owned by Viacom/MTV. And Viacom and Microsoft = BFFs I'm not saying that Microsoft has any influence over GT but they definitely let you know who they prefer. Anyway, it's still a good score but I think the problem that most people are having is when they anoint games like Halo 3 and Gears as "OMG greatest ever" and then something better comes along that's more polished (COD4, Bioshock, Killzone 2), we have situations like this. Point being, I think reviewers judge PS3's games fairly but they go completely brain dead when it comes to Xbox 360 games.
" but they go completely brain dead when it comes to Xbox 360 games." That's a good perspective. It may be that they don't hate the PS3, and they will judge the game accordingly. But it's more likely that they go ape shiet over a 360 exclusive instead.
well next is the edge review....Gamespot will give KZ2 a 9/10... KZ2 are proving all the haters wrong....
The way he talks up the story in this game, and some other reviews have stated nice things about the story, I'm surprised it scored only an 8.2 compared to the king of generic storytelling Halo 3. I love Halo 3, don't get me wrong, but 9.5 for THAT story? That's just insanity. The 9.8 for presentation seems spot on. This game is gorgeous, and it's got some really slick and easy to use menus, with tons of stat-tracking which makes it all the more awesome to own and really sink your teeth into. 9.2 is a good score, but I still can't help but feel like this game is being judged on different grounds than other games. He says it falls just short of being Legendary, but I couldn't really figure out WHY NOT.
Callahan, mate, don't sweat it. All the US sites tend to have a MS bias(like all local papers willl route for their local team in sports coverage and, yes, even to the point of being soft on them in match reviews but don't give visiting teams the same wardstick to be judged bty-the extra bit here is the still simmering all these years later, problem that the US has with Japan(PH and POW treatment) and Japan has with the US-Hiroshima, Nagasaki-which raised its head during the Fallout3 thing last year and was rife in the US media when they didn't want better manufactured Jap cars imported to the US, and showing up Ford and GM in the process)and any Sony praise is very hard won-which makes it more meaningful than a Gears or Halo score.Many US sites feel honour bound to support those MS exclusives-hence the lack of import in the weak ending and unplayable state of Gears2 online or the total absinse of any quantifiable story in either L4D OR Halo3-don't get me wrong they're all great games but they aren't picked at the way R2 or KZ2 were and certainly don't have that pressure to innovate that SCE games do. But the big thing is that even when people wanted Killzone2 ro fail(after all they laughed at Sony and GG for years saying it would flop)the very worst they could do was give it a 9 out of 10-hard won praise indeed than, just sad noone at these sites held their hands up like men and said "sorry, I was totally wrong about this" but did anyone expect decency let alone braveryfrom these people.
Good review. Just cant wait to get my hands on it soon enough :)
watch the video and do a spoiler check thanks in advanced
Theres a few small spoilers, and maybe one boss spoiler. nothing thats going to wreck your playthrough. If your going to buy the game no matter of this review, then dont watch it. If you are undecided then watch it... Then you'll buy it ;)
I saw one BIG spoiler, but luckily (or unluckily, depending on your view) I already knew about it before watching. It's a quick cut-scene clip, but people may not want know about it!
If you're going to click the link then just listen to the review if you have to but don't watch it. It'll be hard to do though so just skip it and buy the game.
Interesting review, especially from xboxtrailers.com
Good score but still got lower than the big xbox titles. No surprise there. They nitpick it to death. Lowest score it got was for STORY. They say the story is standard fair but does what it is suppose to do. So it got an 8.1. Cut to the Gears 2 review. Story doesn't matter. 8.8. makes sense. They need to justify a lower score without being blatant on their bias so they just subtract as much as they can from story.
need to call out these BS.
This was nit-picked to death.
He said it falls short of legendary...This is how much scruitiny went into this. Its Great but is it legendary? Legendary the game is as5 comparitively. Legendary Definition: Extremely well known; famous or renowned. Its not even out yet and its legendary IMO.
lmao that comment made my fall out of my chair
I used to love this website until a little while after the PS3 came out. Its really sad to see the things you love turn out to be steaming piles of fanboy shi*.
thank god its not the other guy reviewin this
as I understand it, Gametrailers always has the same writers for the reviews, so the only thing that changed is this one is the ''voice actor''.
its just the other guy who doesnt get that excited about it
i played the beta and they are being too harsh on it.....
Can't wait to play this baby.
i'm actually gald KZ2 scored in the low 9.0 generally any game above 9.5 is called overrated sometimes thats right and sometimes wrong but i'm glad no one can truthfully say KZ2 is overrated
Just wait till the game is out. Than go onto GameSpot.com's forums or GameTrailer.com's forums and you'll see how many xbots will try to disguise themselves as Playstation owners and say that "K2 iz da overreyted"
It should be a bookmark to when games are back to being equally and critically analyzed. No games use to get 10/10s. So 9/10 was mentally thought to be excellent. 10/10 virtually means it's got no room for improvements.
Ohhhh so true ROTFLMAO!!! that's so true!!! XD
The metascore of this poor game keeps decreasing. Soon it will be below 90, just like it happened to Resistance 2.
There's only 3-4 reviews below 90 Fact: You're dumb.
Aren't you supposed to be working on those made up reviews to make that happen by now?
Just like it happened with Fable 2 also. KZ2 at the moment only has 2 reviews below 90 out of 32 so how can it fall below 90?
Bang your gone
Fact: The bubble count of MassErect2, a poor N4G user still living in his parent's basement, keeps decreasing. Soon it will be 1 bubble, just like it happened to his other alt accounts.
Yep. That was an ignorant comment. Bubbles for the rest of you.
The weirdest thing about that is how even though Resistance 2 got done to the 80's, its still so much better than anything on the 360... Kind of like how Killzone 2 will be so much better than anything on the 360... It's almost like review scores don't really matter... :0
It has to receive consistent 9 & 10's from here on out or it will drop below.
i like how these reviewers make it seem that carrying 2 weapons at a time is bad. seriously, this game is aiming for realism. jeez.
its ridiculous man. Far Cry 2 did the same thing and i dont remember a review that mentioned it. Guess people are just grasping for reasons.
no its because they are biased against the Playstation and they are pissed that KZ2 is the real deal after all the hating since that 2005 trailer. so they nit-pick the hell out of it. I want to see what happens when they get their hands on GOW3 or the next ICO game, i want to see how they're going to judge those games. Heck, I want to see what happens when they get their hands on the next COD game. if they review COD with a higher score than KZ2 and it doesnt innovate on anything, Im going to spam them with their KZ2 review... Im serious.
I've noticed this too. Every review searching to nitpick something seems to mention that. 2 weapons = bad! When did this become bad? How many games even allow you to carry as many weapons as you want? I can't think of any off the top of my head to be honest. Having a choice, I'd choose 2 weaps only. It makes sense. 1 primary gun and 1 secondary. I hear ya, when the hell did this become a negative thing? And I also don't really get why every review thinks this game MUST innovate on the FPS genre. When did they state they were gonna innovate it? I never read it. However, they did regardless. The animation blending with ragdolls for deaths. The cover system. The revamped class system for MP. Warzone mode. Clan battles for MP....ETC. But lets forget all that and just say it does nothing new and then give other games that happily do the same thing over and over and give them kudos for doing so. You should know what game I'm referring to.
COD4,COD:WAW and Halo 3 has weapon carrying limits. this is something that they shouldn't even talk about. and then they say that PS3 fanboys are just complaining, knowing that its facts that they are being biased against games that are not in the system of their choice. yea i know no game is perfect, but its getting really ridiculous that these people are nit-picking at things that they shouldn't nit-pick at.
Did you even listen? They're not saying it's bad that's two weapons, they're saying that it's bad that one is always a pistol so it's "essentially a one-weapon system"...It was very clear. And yes, that does suck. If you could ditch the pistol like every other game on the planet, then that would be fine, but you have to use certain weapons for certain areas which means you have to ditch your rifle for something else that serves pretty much one purpose. But obviously they're grasping at straws to complain about the game.
YEs it is, but its engine would have to be rewritten, so it would be quite an investment. Its like getting for example forza, banjo or fable to run on the ps3, its possible, but the engines would have to be rewritten. @ below, physics ? You mean the chunks here and there that fly out of the wall ? Talk farcry or crysis or cryostasis when talking physx, not killzone.
No because the 360 would not be able to handle the physics engine (among other things). The sheer amount of math calculations involved puts that beyond the 360.
I don't know about that. I really don't think this could run on the 360. From a technical standpoint, I just don't see it.
It is not possible on the 360. The 360 has been out a year longer than the Ps3 and just cannot compete in graphics.
The game uses 4.5 SPE's on the Cell processor, but the the Xbox 360's processor has 3 cores. Wouldn't a core be more powerful than an SPE? Oh sorry... this is sony fanboy land nevermind
No, you forgot you really do not know WTH you are talking about. There is a reason the Cell set the Folding at Home record. The cell is built like a GPU and as such it does mathematical computations and complex algorithms faster than multicore CPUs such as the 360 uses. And that is much needed for the complicated physics engine that does everything from calculated hundreds of bullet impacts that can occur in seconds (this includes ricochets, per round impact physics, particle trajectories, etc etc. The fact that you showed your face in this thread and opened you trap = ultimate fail.
no, it's the exact opposite, einstein. 1 SPU smokes the crap out of your castrated 360 'core': capice? so now 6 SPUs against 3 crappy 'cores'? LOL and if you still don't get it, just watch KZ2, it's all on screen for ya
Can't even get at LEAST a 9.5? Let alone a perfect 10.. lol sounds like a flop to me.
" No because the 360 would not be able to handle the physics engine (among other things). The sheer amount of math calculations involved puts that beyond the 360. " No need for 'smoke & mirrors' on the 360, it can handle it. Maybe it won't look so blurry and faded either, like it does on PS3.
Like any xbot you are sorely confused. You are thinking of Gears 1 and 2, masters of the blurry textures.
By now its safe to say that Halo and GeoW still own the throne when it comes to scores. Next up is sales. will KZ2 beat at least the geow sales ?
What are you talking about it's 93-95 on metacritic. Christ Xbox Fanboys are stupid. What are you talking about retard, Gears of War 2 is 93, Halo is 94 Xbox Fanboy's = Retarded I dub you FoxRetard, I hope you like your new nick name it's gonna stick with you for a long time.
Funny, because i checked meta a second ago, and it says 9.3, and thats lower then gears and halo. Only giant idiots like you would call someone stupid that stated a fact.
You have to actually wait till all reviews are out, ie wait till the game is out.
THeres only a few more to go, one of them being Edge, dont expect a 10 from them, and gamespot is known for low scoring too. We can wait till all the reviews are out, but thats kinda like waiting for a winning goal in injury time.