First impressions are usually the most telling. And from experience that the demo provides, it seems like Killzone 2 just might be the triple-A shooter that Sony needs to compete with Microsoft's big guns.
A very impressive game. I enjoyed the demo
Agreed. I think this may already be my game of the year. Nothing much else interests me on this year's release calendar...
Speak too soon, you should not, young padawan. I don't know whether your specific to one console or not but there are some really good games coming out along with KZ2 this year.
i didnt really enjoy the demo that much. the aiming was annoying and the graphics didnt really impress me too much either. good but not this all mighty end all that everyone keeps blabbing about.
Agreed, I'm looking forward to a ton of games: Empire: Total War, Dragon Age, DOW2, etc...
beauty is in the details. like when you leave footprints in the inside corridors. the graphics also didn't impress me at first but after awhile i saw alot of small beauty.
I think the game looks amazing given the platform it is on. Obviously a PC gamer has already played better looking games. For me it is the "weight" of the game. Everything just "feels" like you actually controlling your character instead of some static avatar holding a gun in front of yourself. Anyway, graphics are good but nothing ground breaking when compared to current PC games. But compared to other console FPS games it looks fantastic.
Yep,the Killzone 2 demo was awesome,only 20 more days until Killzone 2 is released!!
ill play it again tomorrow....see if i can see the lil things....given the platform the graphics are pretty good. but better than crysis? seriously? no way in hell. and from the demo....the game play wasnt much to desire. it was very short....and didnt show me anything that was "omg i need to buy this now!"
Don't know about this guy..he doesn't come off as a pc gamer and doesn't list any games he's played which is a common habit among pc gamers. His article comes off as a review more than a "Pc gamer perspective" that and what pc gamer refers to iron sights as "looking down the sights" (minor nitpick)
it might not beat every pc game but it sure as hell blows every 360 game outta the water
It kills everything ever made under the Unreal Engine. Thats 90% of games.
Well, 1.1. That's the advantage of using an engine that is specifically tailored for a platform's strengths. I'm sure if MS put the money and time into developing a game with an engine tailored to the 360's hardware, it would at least come close to the visuals offered in KZ2.
Oh yeah, and maybe Rosie O' Donnell might become President one day.
Agree with that choice of words. I hope that shuffling has created some decent inhouse at last.
Just more confirmation of how special this game is
the demo about five or six times now and LOVE it! I had a few issues with the controls at first, but when I switched the controller setting to Alternate 2 I thought it was PERFECT. I agree with this guy on his comment on the use of swear words. I know some people will probably pick at me for saying this, but I sure wish there was a way to turn off swear words on a game. I think this totally hurts their sales of a game by narrowing the demographic. I will of course buy the game, but I will almost undoubtedly have to miss out on the incredible sound due to the fact that I will probably have to play with the sound turned off or way down. I don't want my wife or friends walking through and hear a bunch of f-bombs. That's just my opinion on the matter. Amazing game though...
ok. We all know cod4 did not reinvent the fps genre. But it did it right and well. And that's what killzone 2 is doing after cod4. Its not trying to be cod4, its not copying off cod4 it's doing what everyone likes. and if you call that copying your dumb. (btw im not talking to anyone on here just putting this out there) It would be dumb to try to reinvent the fps genre. Killzone 2 is playing it very smart. As cod4 did. Looks good, plays good and has that amazing replay value and a good storyline. to be honest that's hard to find in games these day. * today i had a friend over and he is an xbox fanboy. it's funny. When i showed him killzone 2 he says "thats gay. that looks like sh!t. My lord of the rings looks better than that. now ill never buy a ps3 because this is such a big disappointment, that looks like sh!t. Look when you run it blurs the screan on you and you cant see anything." I don't see why people cant be happy for the game and look at how advanced our games are getting.
I can't see a PC gamer like KZ2 because of its slow aiming mechanics. PC shooters with the keyboard and mouse setup usually have fast aiming.
I usually play FPS only on PC and I still love KZ2. It's slower but the game is designed to take that "weight" into account. The controls are just great.
I agree with you, mate. Bubbles for not only your comment, but for putting up with your friend after all the trash talk he was doing about your game. HEHE!! I would have had to kick my friend in the junk if he was saying all that stuff!!
This game gets real fun once you get use to the strange PS3 controllers but the graphics are way over hyped love some of the physics and debris physics as well. The aiming doesn't bother too much although it was a mistake in not allowing the gamers skills to shine(gamers still have to be good at countering the wild (at a point) unnatural sway of the reticle. In real life marksmen can shoot quarters out of the sky you're telling me a seasoned Soldier can't keep his hand steady long enough to hit somebody in the head with one bullet? Love the cover system I can now take a peek, squat then stand firing at fools heads running or not.
Even a seasoned solider get's a little nervous on the battlefield.
You people that keep saying that KZ2 has "slow aim mechanics" are somewhat mistaken. I noticed that you mentioned it FirstKnight. I messed around with it today and had it perfectly laid out to my preference. You can turn your aiming speed up on both the x and y axis's and when you couple that with the Alternate 2 button lay-out it is absolutely PERFECT, in my opinion. Granted, this is not a fast-twitch shooter like, say, Unreal Tournament, or even Call of Duty to a certain extent. However, it all balances out because you don't have crazy enemies that move lightening fast like weird sci-fi dog-creature things and such. You have very real enemies whose movements are believable and natural. It's not like Resistance 2 where you have these crazy Chimera jumping from wall to wall and teleporting and crap like that. I have to admit that it takes some getting use to, but once you do....oh my goodness is it an incredible game. Not just visually, but as far as gameplay goes also. Maybe it's just me, but from the demo alone I get the feeling that KZ2 will manage to finally dethrone Call of Duty 4 and 5, and Resistance 2 from my favorite shooter spot.
is there a disagree virus going around??
"might be the triple-A shooter that Sony needs to compete with Microsoft's big guns. " What big guns? MS has nothing this year that gives its fans the boner.
Bill gates? i know how the bots swing
"What big guns?" what are you an idiot or an idiot? Name 1 FPS on the PS2 or PS3 that sold more copies than Halo 2 or Halo 3... I'm waiting... that what people refer to as Big guns... why? because so far no FPS have ever match Halo on any platform... is that that difficult to understand? Remember Resistance 1 and 2 the "Halo killers"? Kill Zone 2 is Sony's only and last chance to counter Halo 3... It seems that some of you still think that Kill Zone 2 will beat Halo in terms of sales... lol! we will soon find out... I can't wait for Kill Zone 2 to come out... usually the best thing that could happen to the xbox 360 is for these super hype games to come out and get it over with... remember: * Wait until the PS3 comes out... * wait until Lair comes out... * wait until Haze comes out... * Wait until Resistance comes out... * Wait until LBP comes out... what's left? * Wait until Kill Zone 2 comes out... well... let's see if this is the game as many of you predict that will make the PS3 sell like hot cakes and beat the xbox 360 by 20,000,000 in 1 month... lol. My predictions... it will sell great in the context of PS3 games... but it will not match games like Halo and Gears... and just like resistance and LBP people will simply stop talking about it within 1 month... 2 months later PS3 sales will drop like there is no tomorrow forcing sony for a price drop... which will probably following by a microsoft announcements for games like Killer Instinct and who knows... even another price drop.
I think someone's jealous that Killzone 2 is really close to beating Gears of War 2 in pre-orders...haha.
bladestar I am talking about about this year, and you have to go all the way back to talk about halo3. Proof that the 360 line-up is very dry this year.
Timesplitters >>>>> Halo man that series is underappreciated... people say Halo was the first FPS to get it right on a console... this is wrong... that game was Timesplitters
At first I thought the AI was dumb but its just different. The AI's seem to be aware and fearful of their own mortality and make rash mistakes as people do vs simply being dumb. The AI seems to be different from other kinds of AI that simply are smart for the purpose of just killing you 1st with not much concern for their safty. The pacing of this game seems to be trying to portray what I said above.
A.I is pretty neat when you take the time to appreciate just how they react and respond to pressure. Respect you're opinion and everyone has a right to one so no biggie. On the other hand I think the graphics are stunning, it's hard to tell apart the difference when comparing this with many other games because every game out there looks stunning. Man I love the direction games are headed.
I must say that I'm very impressed with... 1) your new found positive comments & 2) your observation of the little details of the game. I thought I was the only one that saw this behaviour in the Helgast AI. Not too long ago I use to disagree with almost every post you made... but it just goes to show you things change. I'd give you another bubble but it won't let me, for I already gave you one earlier on another great post you made. Cheers
Well said mate. I noticed that as well. It's not as if the AI is extremely smart or dumb either one. It's more like they are thinking as any rational human (or helgan) would think. They don't always make the absolute perfect move in regards to efficiently killing you, but they always seem to have some sort of awareness of their own level of danger. I have noticed another pretty incredible detail with the AI: have you noticed that they don't always just magically know where you are even when you move to a different location when they're not looking? I saw this at one point and was amazed. At one point in the final room of the demo, I made a mad dash for the other side of the room from the small room at the bottom of the stairs and I made sure I dashed while they were down and not looking at me. When I got to my new spot I noticed that two of the helgans were still prepared to shoot at me in the old location as one was sitting on his butt with his back against the cover and the other looked over the counter to get me in his sights and when he saw I wasn't there he took off running to a new location out of sheer panic. The guy that was sitting on his butt was now just sitting their facing me because of the new location that I managed to snag and when he panicked and tried to get up and run I pegged him. It is battle moments like these that, to me, are truly awesome and unique.
Yep. There is so much going on the actual game code allows them to be aware of the whole battle and not just the gamer's character. Seems like they feel out the greater threats.
I salute you both... great posts and I totally agree!
Add me to your friends list people and we'll see you online (in my sights, hehe) in a few weeks. I'm feeling spunky for some reason. Bubbles for everybody who's being nice!! PSN: Frodo25
awsome demo. the controls need some getting sed to but thats part of the point of playing a new shooter and not repeating cod4. it has to have a bit of a chalenge in deifficulty and gameplay.
the reason he says iron sights is because thats what crysis refers to as looking down the sights if you were a pc gamer you would have known that. games i have played on pc fallout3 farcry2 crysis crysis warhead all the half life games all the dawn of war games all command and conquer games all the total war games all the unreal games all of the guild wars games all of the quake games medal of honor airborne oblivion all the age of empires games prey all of the quake games far cry call of duty 3&4&5 gears of war two worlds all tombraiders apart from underworld plus hundreds more i can even list games from way back that i have played like castle quest and frak on the bbc micro. ps3 games played resistance 1&2 mgs4 deadspace mirrors edge gta4 soulcalibur4 burnout paradise wipeout hd superstardust hd lbp cod waw prince of persia motor storm
AA not AAA
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