Boomtown: A real shame that such a solid entertaining shooter has to carry the weight of the fanboy hoards.
How many expectations can one game carry on its shoulders? Killzone 2 doesn't feel like a game that is carrying the hopes of millions. It is not really a mass market system seller any more than LittleBigPlanet is.
But Killzone 2 is just a videogame and we should judge it as such. And Killzone 2 is a really good game that could have been much better. There's plenty to admire about the interaction with the enemy AI and the gorgeous graphics, I just feel that more attention paid to the level design, pacing and especially the story/setting would have reaped dividends.
If those areas are improved in the inevitable Killzone 3 then we are really in for an epic feast. But here in Killzone 2 you'll get a great fun game that will pay you back in entertainment the money you pay for it.