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NextGen Player: Killzone 2 Demo Impressions

I'm sure many of you out there much like myself have been wondering if the hype surrounding Killzone 2 is true. While I'll wait until the retail version is available to pass final judgement, I did have a chance to test out the demo. Allow me to provide my take on Guerilla Games' latest foray into the FPS segment with the brief 15 minute experience that the demo provided.

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thereapersson3151d ago

"As fun as Halo, better looking than Gears 2 and dare I say far exceeds Resistance 2. It’s a straightforward game that has been polished raw, spat on and then polished some more. A simple formula executed perfectly, with emphasis placed entirely on being a fun and immersing experience.

Killzone 2 ships February 27th."

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KZ 2 FTW!

paulhunter3151d ago

I participated in the Killzone 2 beta and was impressed by how immersed the game makes you feel. The graphics on this game may be the best we've ever seen for a home console game.

ThanatosDMC3151d ago

Demo is so AWESOME!!! Tons of things happening at once anywhere you go to.

But i did run onto some glitches, but it is a demo.

Rico went below the beach flooring when he's suppose to come tell you and the other guy to climb the wall and open the something.

After the Helghasts breached through the roof and went down to the floor where all the propane tanks were, i through a grenade and a Helghast soldier ran towards the wall and through it. Then came back down from the railing above.

THE KNIFE IS AWESOME! GRENADES ARE AWESOME! I LOVE THE INFINITE MAGNUM!!!

Nathaniel_Drake3150d ago

Like I said before it is the epitome of what an FPS is as of this gen

Serjikal_Strike3151d ago

THE DEMO!!!!!and he still goes on to say its more fun than HALO and looks better GEARS!!

WOOT WOOT!!

Skizelli3151d ago (Edited 3151d ago )

He didn't say it was "more fun" than Halo. He said it was "as fun as Halo." If you are going to repeat something, make sure you get it right. This is how rumors and hype get started.

Regardless, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

That said...

I wasn't too impressed with the demo. Yes, the graphics are effing amazing and there's tons of things going on at once, which is awesome. But looking past all the eye candy, the control feels horrible to me -- the aiming specifically -- and there is nothing in terms of game play that jumped out at me and made me say "holy sh*t." I think the multiplayer is where this game will shine.

I know I'll get disagrees, which is perfectly fine. I expect nothing less on a fanboy-driven site.

paulhunter3151d ago

I don't see any reasons why you should be getting disagrees for your comments. The most impressive aspect of Killzone 2 has got to be the graphics. Gameplay wise, from what I've played, seem pretty ordinary. I'm not saying the gameplay is bad, in fact I think it's quite good, but it's certainly not revolutionary.

Sarcasm3151d ago

Well if you guys were expecting the gameplay to take you out into orbit and drop you back into earth, obviously that's why you guys will end up a bit disappointed.

You have to look at it in a different perspective. Judge the game based on what it does well. And some of the things it does well is give you that satisfying feeling when you pull the trigger, seeing the helghast soldiers soak up every bullet and react to it.

Seeing the blood pools gush out beneath their death bodies, and then drying up over time.

Or chuck a grenade at a red barrel with dead helghast bodies lying around it, just to see it explode and they fly 30 feet away.

It's just the little details that like that makes Killzone 2 something very special.

Though of course you guys could argue with me that it's graphics. But graphics plays a part of the gamer's satisfaction. If Killzone 2 didn't look as good as it does, it wouldn't have the same sense of immersion.

So I hope you guys try out the full retail version and come with your conclusions base off that, and not the demo.

Happy gaming.

Skizelli3150d ago (Edited 3150d ago )

"Well if you guys were expecting the gameplay to take you out into orbit and drop you back into earth, obviously that's why you guys will end up a bit disappointed."

Shouldn't we though? If it's truly a next-gen game, I think we should expect nothing less.

"You have to look at it in a different perspective. Judge the game based on what it does well."

Graphics.

"And some of the things it does well is give you that satisfying feeling when you pull the trigger, seeing the helghast soldiers soak up every bullet and react to it."

GoldenEye.

"Seeing the blood pools gush out beneath their death bodies, and then drying up over time."

Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance.

"Or chuck a grenade at a red barrel with dead helghast bodies lying around it, just to see it explode and they fly 30 feet away."

Halo.

"It's just the little details that like that makes Killzone 2 something very special."

It's all been done before. Blood is in damn near everything now days, and even Doom had barrels you could explode by shooting them. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the game will be a blast for a lot of people, but I just don't see anything that justifies the reviews it's been getting... thus far.

"Though of course you guys could argue with me that it's graphics. But graphics plays a part of the gamer's satisfaction. If Killzone 2 didn't look as good as it does, it wouldn't have the same sense of immersion."

That only further proves my point. If it didn't look as good as it does, would people be just as excited to play it? Would it get the same review scores? Probably not.

"So I hope you guys try out the full retail version and come with your conclusions base off that, and not the demo.

Happy gaming."

I certainly wouldn't base my final opinion on a demo. Again, I think multiplayer is where this game will really shine. It sounds pretty fun from what I've read. After all is said and done, multiplayer is what you'll fall back on. I don't mean to spit on something a lot of people are looking forward to. It's just my opinion.

Happy gaming.

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ALIEN3151d ago

it does look better than GEARS and HALO. I don't know if it plays better, cuz i haven't played it yet. But from what im hearing it does.

paulhunter3151d ago

I play the Killzone 2 beta and had absolutely no problems with the play control. It's very similar to Resistance 2 (which had great control as well).

infamousinfolite3151d ago (Edited 3151d ago )

Man I can't wait for killzone to come out day one for me

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