PushSquare.com: "We've played through the Killzone 2 demo seven times in the last couple of hours and in that time we've gone through a journey from unruly scepticism to admiration. If you've only played the demo once and have come away from those short few minutes of gameplay with a sour taste we urge you to replay a few times. This game takes time to "click". At least it did with us.
Initially installing the demo with wavering excitement we were aghast with the opening cutscene and alarmed with the controls. Call Of Duty 4 this ain't. Never has an endorsement carried so much weight. We'd heard it from numerous press sources but we finally understood it within seconds of our first enemy encounter. Aiming felt somewhat clunky as we sprayed our bullets Resistance style landing zero Helghast hits. The enemies flanked us and we were down.
Picking ourselves up and dusting ourselves down we held ourselves as far back as we could and patiently picked off the enemies. Rewardingly greeted by the screams of the enemy we witnessed the hit response system for the first time and couldn't help but grin. With our first playthrough of the relatively short demo (approximately 15 minutes) over we came away from it somewhat bewildered for a reason we couldn't quite contextualise.
So we played through again. And again. And again. Until the time of writing at which we've played through the demo sequence seven times. Guess who loves Killzone 2 now?"