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Random Gamer's Release of the Week: Killzone 2

Greedy Raven writes, "This week's biggest release is a no brainer. Killzone 2 is not only the biggest release this week, it is easily the biggest game to be released so far this year. Ever sense Sony released that slightly infamous and highly ambitious trailer back in 2005, people have been pouring over every screen shot, attempting to see whether or not the game stacks up to its promise. I would say that if it even gets close, the game will be one of the most beautiful ever rendered...."

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CrAppleton3217d ago

Looking forward to this one!!

bgrundman3217d ago

That makes two of us. This game should be HUGE!

roblef3217d ago

Never played Killzone 1. What's the story?

bgrundman3217d ago

From Wikipedia:

"The game is set in an era of space colonization where the Helghast Empire has recovered from its defeat in the First Helghan War and launched a blitzkrieg against the outer Interplanetary Strategic Alliance (I.S.A.) colony planet Vekta. Vekta's orbital Strategic Defense (S.D.) platforms failed during the initial assault, allowing the Helghast to land swarms of soldiers onto the surface and making it all the more difficult for the outnumbered I.S.A. forces.

In the game, the Helghast are a faction of human descendants who colonized the planet Helghan many generations ago. The planet's harsh environment forced the Helghast to adapt and mutate so much that they can no longer be considered human. They are stronger, faster and more resilient than their human cousins, and possess a burning hatred for humanity. Except for a small number of half-breed Helghast and trained troopers, they require a gas mask and air processing tank that creates air similar to that found on the planet Helghan.

The player takes control of I.S.A. Captain Jan Templar, fighting off the Helghast invasion. Templar and his squad are called back to the base for reassignment, and are promptly sent to find the I.S.A. operative Hakha and the key in his possession. During the course of the game, the player also takes control of several other characters, such as Shadow Marshal Luger (a female special operations assassin), a heavy weapons specialist Sergeant Rico Velasquez (a Helghast-hating soldier with an itchy trigger finger), and Colonel Hakha, a half-Helghast, half-Human spy."

JohnR3217d ago

killzone 1 was the most generic thing i've ever played. makes it's kinda odd as to the amount of publicity this game is getting...

CrAppleton3217d ago

Yeah.. but then again.. isn't Halo pretty generic? Space marine fighting aliens??

JohnR3217d ago

the halo games all got good reviews though and had large audiences. killzone never got any of that

CrAppleton3217d ago

Very true.. can't fault them for trying though.. Maybe this will be the "halo-killer" that PS has always been shooting for.. ?

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JimmyJames703217d ago

And me with no PS3. Woe is me.

bgrundman3217d ago

This may finally justify my PS3 purchase. Thank goodness too!

bgrundman3217d ago

Does anyone think that the game will ever live up to the target render from several years ago?

JohnR3217d ago

"it is easily the biggest game to be released so far this year"... worldwide street fighter 4 is bigger...

bgrundman3217d ago (Edited 3217d ago )

I would argue that Sony has pumped far more money into the Killzone Marketing campaign, at least in the US anyway...

Kyur4ThePain3217d ago

I think by biggest they mean most important, not biggest sales-wise.

JohnR3216d ago

i dont see how it's the most important either. sure, it's a good game, but it contains no revolutionary elements. it's just what we've seen before executed in an impressive manner.

Kyur4ThePain3216d ago

I can already see where this is heading, but here goes:

*Deep breath*
KZ2 is the most important title released on the PS3 to date because it is the one title that "people" will use by which to judge the PS3 and Sony's ability to show what can be done with the hardware, especially after said "people" jumped all over the CGI showed a few years ago and there will be very little room for error allowed when the game is "judged" and THAT's why it's the most important release.

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