John over at PlayStation LifeStyle writes: "After four long years of waiting, we have been fed a tiny-but-oh-so-juicy morsel of what is to become the most delicious three-course meal ever served on the silver platter that is the PlayStation 3."
I been playing the demo for the pass hour and a half now. I already play through it 5 times, and working on the six. This game is unreal and the wait just got a lot longer for me.
I agree man this 15 minute demo is such a wonderful experience its ridiculous, i cannot wait to try out the full game on the midnight launch.
is that each time you play it the enemies do different things
visually...there is no console war anymore...there is nothing better looking than this right now...nothing even close... as soon as you jump off the carrier at the beginning of the demo...and stare at the ground...the dry sand looks completely real...but thats not half of it... walk around a little, or follow your squad...while still looking at the ground...perfect boot prints that manipulate in the actual texture layer...I thought they were just there already, to make the sand look like that of a beach invasion...but your own character creates them too...its completely crazy to be staring at something so small and insignificant, and look up to see a sky filled with mortars, smoke trails, and explosions for as far as you can see... ...there are over 100 subtle details like this throughout the demo...its absolutely amazing...
Everytime you play it, it gets better, SO SO GOOD.
And I'm not even an FPS fan. The atmosphere just pulls you in. I especially like the "weight" of the character and the weapons. There's no "floatiness" that is evident in certain games. Oh, and LOL at the phantom 'disagrees' lurking in the posts. Guess the Halo Wars demo isn't that exciting, eh? (I wouldn't know, haven't downloaded it yet - be a gamer not a hater.)
"The game’s controls handle very well, and I’m afraid sluggish is not the proper term. It’s weight. This is meant to convey a sense of presence and realism to you, the player. Your character is holding a heavy weapon and has armor on. He’s gonna be slow, whether you think it should be that way or not. Guerrilla made a stand for realism in that particular sense especially. Listen to the developer interviews around the internet…you’ll hear them more than once explain in detail about why your character controls the way he does." It's not bad controls but realistic controls.
People act like the different weights of the weapons are some new feature from GG but this was also the case in the original Killzone. If you carried a knife, you moved faster, but you felt it when you carried a bazooka around. 12
I can't get enough of the demo but it is way too short. We need at least a single map multiplayer demo.
I will get the game the 25th and will enjoy every moment.
It's totally strange hearing "Sev" being shouted while shooting Helghast. Totally distracting, seeing as Sev has been my nickname for the past 20 years of my life. We are talking since like 3rd or 4th grade here. I should have charged Guerrilla Games a fee to use my name. BTW - Even though I shouldn't have to say it. My name being Sev has nothing to do with Killzone whatsoever.
is the demo available to everyone or just those who pre-ordered from gamestop?
It's available to those who preordered from Gamestop (US PS Store) and it's available for public download from the UK PS Store.
EU, UK, European....you get the point ;)
KZ2 demo=F#CKING EPIC!!! The graphics are the best to date Sound is star wars EPIC Bullet impact is absolutely satisfying It's much better in native 1080i. The display and textures are much cleaner and better. People should not miss out on this masterpiece. The amount of sh!t going on at once is jaw dropping really beautiful game and this is only the demo.
but if you play the game on 1080 the horizontal resolution lines go down from 1280 to 900!
the game is not native 1080i, its native 720p being upconverted to 1080i or p. the Devs already said its best run at 720p
AMAZING Demo it is!!! ;-P The beginning was Amazing!!! (Loved the Rumble on the DS3 Pad on that bit) +It looked like the 1st Video of KillZone 2!!! ;-P +Rumble with the Guns was Amazing +The Explosions were Amazing!!! ;-P +The guy on Fire, looked REAL the Fire +Loved the Feel of the Guns +Blowing up the Bridge was Amazing!!! ;-D +That water looked REAL!!! ;-D +Their Orange Eyes was well cool +The way they Died was amazing +The Blood on the screen looked REAL +The Music was cool +The shadows looked AMAZING to +The look of the Guns looked sexy +When you look at someone using Zoom, their Faces look cool +The sunlight was real/yummy ;-D +... ;) +Played a few times more and it's different each time sort of. +It felt different to other FPS??? More real, it felt. Oh well...Another AMAZING PS3 'AAAAAAAA' game that will be in my PlayStation Collection soon!!! ;-P SONY ARE GODS;) Ken Kutaragi IS A GOD;)
The demo is for everyone, but you have to make an European PSN account, and than you can download it from the European Playstaion Store. EDIT :@LinuxGuru it's the European Playsation Store , not the UK ;) or am i wrong?
I think Europe and the UK share the same store...my fake account is from an address in London, and I saw the demo up earlier... didn't need it though, as I had the pre-order code... just wish it was one section longer...but to anyone that is downloading this now, waiting to play it...its BETTER looking than you are expecting...
the demo is real short and sweet
While the demo is good and the gameplay is great, I was not blown away by the visuals! It looks like call of duty modern warfare with polish! I know that this will get disagrees and my bubbles will get dropped but that's the truth and those are my thoughts!
It's only in 720p!
Yep, It`s looks like COD4 w/ polish.......OK? Edit: Better than 540p, if we wanta go there.
Killzone 2's engine runs so much more post-processing and game effects and animations than COD4's engine, despite the equal feeling +polish you're getting.
I doubt this is the final build. We saw this level before I say it was the November build we all saw. They never used the final build in demos. edit I don't know why I an getting disagrees. The videos I saw of the final build looked better than the demo. They still look amazing but I an sure the final game will be improved.
The reason you'll lose bubbles, and get disagrees, is you're stating your opinion as fact. It's not "The truth" as you call it. Anyone with a pair of eyes can see quite clearly, that this Killzone 2 is the definitive in console graphics at this point in time.
I also saw some stories saying that they had surpassed that E3 2005 CG trailer of killzone 2. NO THE HELL THEY DIDN'T! GO LOOK AT THAT E3 05' TRAILER AND THEN LOOK AT THE DEMO!
might want to go back and observe the game beyond what you seeing when you are standing still. When people talk about graphics, they usually should just talk about how it "looks" from things like screenshots. Killzone 2 does things beyond that. The animations, the different ways bullets effect objects, the lights, subtle effects like smoke rolling over the landscape, the way wind realistically effects things like flags and explosions. Then I noticed if you jump on the tables you can see your dirty footprints on it...just small details like that. Another time I peaked around a corner and started shooting my gun. Each bullet shell bounced off the wall beside me. Any other game, the shells would just go and clip thru the wall. No game has done things like Killzone has. Sorry to burst your bubble but, yes, it is that good. Nice 360 avatar btw tho. The 360 children are raging today. Look how many disagrees people are getting for complimenting the demo...lol
only 720p? you moron, no game is at a native higher res the 720p, they all upconvert to 1080p, and most of them arent even native 720p they are 540. you be dumb.
Go troll somewhere else,even if it doesn't look exactly like the cg trailer there is no other console game that comes close to kz2,so whyare you hating so hard?
You haven't seen anything yet. This is the first level. Read up the reviews, the visuals gets better as you progress more into the game.
I can see why its not getting 10's everywhere. Graphics are great, we all know that now, but please don't compare this to the Crysis. If Gears was very brown, K2 is very Grey. Crysis on a gamers pc is untouchable still.And hooray, a sony game with very little sign of jaggies, about time too. Gameplay wise is where i was left abit down. Soldiers standing next to exploding barrels, seen that all before. Pick up the rocket launcher and take out the bridge, again with exploding barrels. Then protect me while i get the lift, yep you got it, exploding gas cylinders everywhere.Still gonna get it.Loved the peeking. MY OPINION BEFORE ALL THE NEGATIVES.
EXACTLY! Crysis blows Killzone away visually! I saw some stories on here a few weeks back saying that killzone looked better than crysis. Let me say that NO IT DOES NOT! END OF DISCUSSION, DEBATE IS OVER! YOU WILL WRITE ME A FORMAL APOLOGY!
oh boy i read only 2 comments by yourself and i allready totally dislike you as much as the mart. dunno why, but you got that certain ignorance i cant stand.
I've been telling you guys
I knew the 360 defense force would be here in full effect, dont you think its crazy that you guys are only mentioning cryis and killzone in the same sentence, killzone shatters the flagship 360 titles. @iistutuii-Dude dont play the game like that omg look its a exploding barrel pay attention to the helghast soldiers and ty to kill them instead of trying to play like that and try and downplay it. @caffman- if you werent blown away then i wanna know what game did blow you away as far as visuals please dont mention anything that uses the unreal engine maybe except bioshock please tell me, im dying to know.
well at least is better than anything in the xbox 360
Once this game releases, we're going to witnessed a permanently changed landscape. And unless the 360 has some huge amount of hidden power, it's going to get slaughtered by games like this. KZ2 is going to inspire a lot of developers to start using the PS3 to its full potential.
as a gamer........I wonder the relevance of your statement.........perhaps there is some gain for you.
Very awesome game. I actually found out that I was running the demo on 1080i and my surround sound wasnt properly configured. So I took at the demo again with 720p and DTS enabled....and OMG IT WAS SO MUCH BETTER. To be perfectly honest this hype is getting out of control and the single player is just an awesome fps, its not completely mind blowing but its just satisfaction. The MP on the other hand is what im really hoping to play.
When you let the demo at the first screen you will see a boss fight after some time.
because I thought I'd be more impressed with it
In the demo ain't the best visual parts of the game and you are probably mixing up art direction with graphics. Killzone 2 isn't beautiful and offers a dirty, wartone planet. The animations and particle effects probably top Crysis, the rest is not far behind, I'm sure you will see that in the complete game.
The thing with demos is that they aren't a real measuring stick to judging games. I remember playing the Uncharted demo and saying... "yeah this looks good and plays ok..." I bought the game and it's one of the best and best- looking games I've played this generation. It also doesn't help that we've seen this level played a million times. So, I'm assuming you've already had your mind made up-- about the visuals, before you even played....
@caffman- if you werent blown away then i wanna know what game did blow you away as far as visuals please dont mention anything that uses the unreal engine maybe except bioshock please tell me, im dying to know.
but I expected a lot more from killzone 2. Don't get me wrong its very nice graphics wise but I was expecting better and I also play crysis so that didn't help. Guess I've been built up by the hype as well. guess I had high expectations. Won't stop me buying the game though
i'm playing it at the moment....its my 5th playing it, im also analyzing it too.... and its way beyond my expectations its unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! 25th...all the way
Do i need some kinda code to play the killzone demo???????
If you pre-order from Gamestop you get a code. If you didn't, create an EU PSN account and downloading from the Playstation Store. Assuming you are from the North America.
I still like resistance and world at war better. i need more color
I have been dying to play, I'm usually not a demo person, I know what I want to get, I know I want to get Killzone 2, but I can't wait another 20 days to play it!
played this demo like 12 times the problem is people AKA (360 Fans) are playing the game and find out whats all wrong with the game stop playing the game just to look for its flaws and play it because it plays great has a first person cover system etc, all these stupid complaints i need more color i need more this that, whatever
Don't act like it's only PS3 games. After the Hype settles down, you know what happens. After the game is in the hands of the masses, only then you'll start seeing the imperfections and glitches(if there is). Then again if some claim a game is perfect, what do you expect? Happens with every Super Hyped game. That's just the way this Generation console fans have been operating.
Seems like some are still stuck on stating OPINIONS as FACTS. "The reason you'll lose bubbles, and get disagrees, is you're stating your opinion as fact. It's not "The truth" as you call it. Anyone with a pair of eyes can see quite clearly, that this Killzone 2 is the definitive in console graphics at this point in time." Could you be more of a hypocrite with this comment.sheesh. You attack a guy and claim his OPINION is not Truthful....
graphics is top notch,gameplay is solid and sound is tight,expectations exceeded!
I dunno if it was just me but did anyone else noticed that the gun when you go into cover looks really crappy? to me it just seemed really choppy and low res... anyone else notice?
It's blurred up...it's called depth of field.
For me the look speed seemed a little bit sluggish, (I did turn sensitivity up.) Besides that the game looks amazing, plays great, and sounds great... I can't wait for the full version.
It's only a small section of the first level.. and I think the first level has been the least visually appealing of everything we've seen. Everything else seems remarkable :)
I had to wait til 2am to start the download. It was slow so I tried to sleep, but like a kid before Christmas it was hard and i dont know if I actually did for more than 10 minutes. Woke up at half 5 to get a good hour in before work. Man my eyes are hanging out of my head right now.
The demo is FKN awesome. The first thing I did was just stare at the sand. Wow. I was kinda like Tom Hanks when the mortar went off near him and he was walk around in a daze til the battle snapped back into focus. Sh*t, cover. Speaking of which, I was very disappointed setting my controls, that zoom could be toggled but crouch couldnt be. WTF was that? Then I realised crouch is also your cover button and it makes perfect sense. Holding to stay in cover Rainbow 6 style is much, MUCH better than pressing to go into cover and then pressing to come off it, Gears style. Gears is so sticky compared to Killzone. Its so easy to sprint to anycover at all, grab straight onto it and then move off without ever sticking to it accidently or coming off it accidently. You can hug that cover with confidence. The AI are impressive, even on the second easiest level which is all you can play on. Often they were flushing me out with grenades or the front guys would move up actively trying to flank while I was busy with a guy at the back. Knocking their helmets off never gets old either. Believe the hype, this game is THAT DAMN GOOD. I cant wait, this demo is going to get flogged over the next 2 weeks. Anyone holding off on downloading it because they want to play the game fresh, dont bother. Its so short, it doesn't give away anything but you can play it over and over and they react differently everytime, much like the first game. Even the same battles will be different with repeat playing. The only problem I have with the game is that I had to come to work today. :( PS I just want to know one thing. Wasn't there a secondary fire on weapons? Doesn't the Helghast rifle have a shotty attechment? Does anyone know how to fire it or if it even exists?
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