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Absolute Games: killzone 2 review

"Zero - that's how many fresh ideas Killzone 2 brings to the table. Had it been released alongside Soldier of Fortune or Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, it would have made a big fuss. Today, after Call of Duty 4, Gears of War 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode Two, its gameplay looks weak. Very few enemy variations, cliched situations repeat over and over again, and there is not enough story to fill a Saturday morning cartoon."

P.S sorry for that bad translation.

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madmonkey03216d ago (Edited 3216d ago )

before anyone asks this is on meta,
Looks like edge are not the only site to not like KZ2 personally im counting down the days! 4 to go!

BRACHATTACK3216d ago

Damn, i was relying on these guy's review.

madmonkey03216d ago

I dont think this review will make many people change thier mind about the game.

BRACHATTACK3216d ago

Some people obviously don't.

3 disagrees!?

SiLeNt KNighT3216d ago

I think they were drinking *Absolute* Vodka while playing this game and writing this review. Seriously, it looks like a mentally challenged person wrote this fud.

Anybody seen that show on MTV..."How's Your News"? I wonder if they do game reviews?

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Lifendz3216d ago

Remember, some people didn't like the movies you consider to be a classic. Not all the critics are going to agree on the worth of any game,film,show,book, or whatever.

Blaze9293216d ago

becuase this isnt a 90/100 or above, bring on the "this site is biased", "just trynna get hits" comments. Never mind the fact that its one opinion who just maybe happened not to like the game as much. sure that'll work

Aquanox3216d ago

After 54 reviews, Killzone 2 is currently ranking 91.9% in Metacritic.

That's why I'm against exclusive reviews, they're clearly biased and proof of this is that KZ2 was ranked 96% when the first bunch was published.

We will never know how this game would have scored if there wasn't this exclusive review window.

cayal3216d ago

"im counting down the days! 4 to go!"

2 for me. :-D

sumguy813216d ago (Edited 3216d ago )

that this game was nothing special. and it's not a huge graphical leap either. character models are nice. and some of the smoke and lighting effects are good. but it feels and plays just like call of duty, no original weapons, no original story telling ideas, no unique puzzles. just a good looking typical console shooter. it's a dime a dozen game and the only reason it's getting praise is because it's an exclusive and cuz it looks good. big deal. 70 sounds about right. especially since there's no co op.

thanks in advance for the disagrees. and i'm sure lots of ps3 fanboys will love to point out that i have one bubble to reduce my credibility. but the only way to get bubbles on n4g is to praise sony as gods, and i don't do that cuz they so clearly aren't anything more than a money grubbing corporation with no new innovative ideas, and here we are.

edit: and for god's sake. stop saying first person cover is an innovative idea. the developers even said they don't really use it. and when you watch vids of them playing they never use it. and they even took it out of the multiplayer cuz of how pointless it is and how much it detracts from the experience. that's not a great new, unique feature, it's an annoyance. also, just because you hold a button to cling to the wall rather than just walk up to it, doesn't make it special. it's an extra button you have to unnecessarily push.
just a gimmick. nothing more. if you consider this game unique for that feature, you're a tool

N4Sony3216d ago

That this review does not exist. It is simply propaganda spread by those owning XBOX360s, Bill Gates, Barrack Obama and Joe the Plumber. Please, ignore this, Killzone 2 has no flaws. It is the perfect game and there is absolutely NOTHING you can say or do to prove otherwise.

p.s. all joking aside, the new ideas arguement is horsesh*t. When I pick this game up and laugh in the face of any journalist who bashes this, I won't be looking for "new ideas." I'll be looking for what I found in COD4, another game with no "new ideas." I'll be looking for what I found in Halo 3, which was really just more of the same old Halo formula...

...I'll be looking for a kick ass experience! And that's what KZ2 delievers!!!

PrimordialSoupBase3216d ago

N4G makes me want to hate Killzone 2.

If substantiated, any critique is valid.

Deal with it.

Ryo-Hazuki3216d ago

Oh I see they like to play the innovation game on Killzone 2.....why does DMC4 and GTA4 both have a 85? Last time I check innovation didnt exist especially in DMC4...oh Gears 2 got a 91...cuz we all know how much innovation Gears 2 brought to the table. I wish fanboys would just stop this nonsense....Killzone 2 is definitely a fantastic AAA game, just admit it absolute. I guess the first person cover system is not innovation lol wow this stuff amazes me

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gaffyh3216d ago

@Brach - N4G does not know what sarcasm IS. British people are kings in sarcasm, it's less common in other places in the world. :D lol

BiG_LU3216d ago (Edited 3216d ago )

I hate the fact that I never heard from this website in my life and is on metacritics but is funny cuz is gonna be in the same way like never knew about this guy and still gonna get my copy lol.

SL1M DADDY3215d ago

Another site looking to save their skin with hits to generate ad revenue. Sorry, but the game is already bought here and I will be enjoying it day one. It's sad when the media use their powers for evil.

madmonkey03215d ago

media, the right arm of anarchy

JaPo3215d ago

That's because it's been translated from Russian, smart ass. The effort is so poor I too found it difficult to read.

There's no way you can prove this review is 'biased', or whether this site is simply trying to 'get hits'. As PrimordialSoupBase stated, any critique is valid, proving it's substantiated. Which this is.

I think the game's gonna be able to speak for itself. It doesn't need people defending it. So hush.

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Gue13216d ago

Their only excuse to give this score is that KZ2 doesn't do anything new... In what way GeoW2 and COD5 innovates? Only God knows...

madmonkey03216d ago

yes i cant see many valid points for giving a low score, but still it doesn't matter what reviewers think.

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Timberland2K93216d ago

Dude they didn't even review the game they gave it a 7 out of 10 for absolutly nothing just weak opinions that weren't even backed up. For example they just were saying

The maps aren't as good as battle feild the guns don't look so shiny etc.

Basically they didn't even back there opinions at all to no extent. A Xbox fanboy wouldn't even except this review because it said absolutly nothing except for a score. Idk why im banned from the gamer zone but i know alot more people who should be

Kleptic3216d ago

I find it funny though that so many said it would be the American media that would rip the game apart...yet the 2 lowest scores both came from the UK...

Sasanova3216d ago

ofcourse games like mirrors edge innovated, so killzone 2 must to get such high scores! isnt it funny what scores mirrors edge got for trying to be innovative...? or maybe prince of persia? check out what the website gave cod5 for innovation... or maybe they loved gears and halo for its super original humans vs aliens story...metacritic should start putting up reviews from sites who back up what they say...guns not shining and innovation arnt enough to give a good game bad scores

HolyOrangeCows3216d ago

''Call of Duty 4, Gears of War 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode Two''
So...compare it to the most generic, laggy, and overated games? FAIL.

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itchy183216d ago (Edited 3216d ago )

why do they always have to compare it with cod4, gears of war 2? why not just review the game alone? what if a person haven't played the

"Zero - that's how many fresh ideas Killzone 2 brings to the table."

how about the first person cover system? that does not bring new to the FPS genre?

SiLeNt KNighT3216d ago

Because you have to compare the best to the previously best. COD4 was a great game imo, when they compare it to COD4 i get the chills and it makes me want to play KZ2 even more!!!! 3 1/2 days and counting.

CobraKai3216d ago (Edited 3216d ago )

It seems like people are being a little too critical about this game. What were they expecting really? It just seems like every tiny little detail that can be nitpicked about will be. Halo 3 and Gears "O" War got very high marks despite the fact that neither really did anything new or different. They were just fun to play. The same should be said about Killzone 2, as long as it's fun it should get good reviews. It just seems that in the midst of fanboy vs fanboy, the reason why we play games is lost.

eddierivera3216d ago

Gears of War 2 is far from the best. I would rather play R6V part 1 then queers of war.

Darkseider3216d ago

From the article "It's gameplay looks weak"

I am assuming from this statement that they didn't even play the game to review it. If that is in fact true then how in the hell could they even review the game?

aspergersyndrome3216d ago (Edited 3216d ago )

Where does it say this?

@TheHater

On my screen it says "Call of Duty 4 Today, against the backdrop of Call of Duty 4 , Gears of War 2, Gears of War 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode Two, The gameplay is poor and pitiful, just station tramp"

I just copied and pasted that, fact is. It does not match what the above poster said.

@rhood022

I didn't notice the review was edited, that would explain the difference.

TheHater3216d ago

"Had it been released alongside Soldier of Fortune or Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, it would have made a big fuss. Today, after Call of Duty 4, Gears of War 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode Two, its gameplay looks weak"

right there. It is in the second sentence.

hay3216d ago (Edited 3216d ago )

lol, this review looks weak. Oh, they've updated the text.

iHEARTboobs3216d ago

That's what I thought. But then again, it wasn't a great translation so that could have something to do with it. But it does raise an eyebrow.

rhood0223216d ago

@aspergers

They changed the text. What the OP and what The Hater posted was what the original text was.

If you go to the US Amazon site, one of the MB posts talks about "bad killzone 2 reviews." The first poster copied and pasted the Absolute Games review as:

"Absolute Games....70/100...7/10...
Zero - that's how many fresh ideas Killzone 2 brings to the table. Had it been released alongside Soldier of Fortune or Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, it would have made a big fuss. Today, after Call of Duty 4, Gears of War 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode Two, its gameplay looks weak. Very few enemy variations, cliched situations repeat over and over again, and there is not enough story to fill a Saturday morning cartoon."

Initial post: Feb 23, 2009 11:11 AM PST
Last edited by the author 43 minutes ago.

That means that the original review was edited.

DelbertGrady3216d ago (Edited 3216d ago )

Keep in mind that it's translated by google translate. I thought most of the text was incoherent and hard to interpret into something meaningful.

*edit* @rhood022 - Didn't see your comment until aftr I posted this. So they are pulling an IGN =)

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