Gamer.blorge: According to the dictionary, a kill zone is defined as an area of heavy casualties in a military conflict or war. This is also known as the killing zone. True to its name, Killzone 2 succeeds in creating the intense visceral experience of war, where you find yourself in the middle of an intense firefight. During the battle, many of your men will be dying left and right against an onslaught of enemies.
I applaud Guerrilla Games for not only meeting the target render, but for surpassing it on many levels. Details such as the sweat glistening off Rico's forehead, terrific lighting and detailed textures like on the floor of the air-lift, all show that Guerrilla Games went through the game with a fine tooth comb to make it better than the target render.
Killzone 2 not only raises the bar with the visuals, but also creates a new genre of cover-based FPS. Since the game managed to show the world that a FPS can have a cover system, I predict that there will be more FPS games with a cover system intact. Keep an eye out for my review of the online portion of the game.