Review by David Jenkins – We were there the day that infamous trailer was first shown at E3 2005, when Sony's marketing muscle looked like it would dreamcast the 360 with contemptuous ease.
the score is already in metacritic.
with this being added to metacrtic, even though it's a sh*tty site that has nothing to do with games. You can't even find what they gave Gears of War 2 on there. But I also saw a few other reviews today, Gamerblorge which is actually a gaming site and has reviews for other games gave it a A+ and they aren't on metacritic. Futuregamez gave it a 91/100, they aren't on metacritic yet. I would argue that even ps3blog.co.za which gave it a perfect score should be on metacritic. These are websites that write about gaming. I don't see how teletext.co.uk, is anymore credible. Atleast in those other sites you can find reviews on other games. Gamerblorge A+/A+ futuregamez 91/100 PS3blog 10/10 IncGamers 8.8/10 Teletext 7/10 I'd like to see all these reviews added to metacritic, so far the only one I see on metacritic is teletext.
Which is odd. I don't mind review because it's from a well respected writer and he's just expressing his opinion of the game. Killzone 2 isn't by any means a perfect game without flaws but Metacritic seems to be actively trying to lower its average score. There have been alot reviews that came out last week giving the game scores of 92-95 but only a few of them were added. The Edge review, Absolute Games, and this one (all giving Killzone a score of 70) were added almsot immediately after being released. You can call it what you want, but Metacritic is picking and choosing which Killzone 2 reviews they want to show, not to mention how much "weight" each review carries.
they have it 4.5/5 I just want all these reviews added, so the game can have a fair metacritic average.
Quoting: "I was thinking earlier about the 2d sidescrolling era. These games had similar graphics, similar X/Y movement, and often identical action (jump on enemy head to destroy them or shoot them with your ball (laser?) gun). But what set super metroid apart from rocky rodent? Mood, setting, refined controls/gameplay, pretty graphics. I am tired of bullet points on the back of a game case. (This game has 46 guns, 2 of which shoot axe-wielding vikings at high speeds) I wish their were more games that have been thoughtfully crafted from begining to end, building on all of the past video game industry successes and failures." KZ2 will provide you a GREAT experience, atleast not worse than Gears 2, so scoring KZ2 below Gears 2 ONLY means BIAS and nothing more. KZ2 is clearly a HIT and a MASTERPIECE. Guerilla Games did a GREAT Job. Anyone, who denies that - is a fanboy or someone, who lacks an atention. Killzone 2 is a MUSTBUY.
These are the harshest ever, seriously. Although they did give Street Fighter 4 a 10.
does nothing new! not that imaginitive blah blah blah! what a load of old s**t! lol look at the game, the demo, how the hell do people give this less than an 8!... is beyond me!
why is this peice of crap site in metacritic, its just trying to take the score down
Metacritic are just garbage, and they should really inforce some rules on themselves to avoid losing all credibility. We see it all the time crappy sites who are barely known reviewing games when they clearly dont have a clue what they are talking about. Its just unfair biased. All gaming sites are giving it 9+ and then you get these crappy non gaming related sites who review them completeley wrong. When you get reviews like this and there are 35+ games on metacritic that are 9+ they are definetly doing something wrong.
Halo3 Gears ANYTHING outside of KZ2 & SF4. This site just magically got added to metacritic. Yeah, BS I suggest everyone write Mr.Doyle an email on this, this is absurd. They ignore all types of international publications but TELETEXT!?!?! Push that to the front of the line. Its sad to see that metacritic & ms + cnet aren't going to allow KZ2 to be reflected with a decent score. No, less than 95 % is not good enough for this game, especially since we all know what it would score if it was on the 360 exclusively. 2 MORE DAYS!
It's a known fact that Metacritic is pathetic and that they post fewer reviews for PS3 games than 360 games. Heck, there are nearly 200 reviews for Killzone 2 and yet Meta posts only about 60 of them and they included a few that are from pretty obscure sites. Looking at a 360 game like Halo 3, you get nearly 90 reviews posted and many of them are from Xbox only sites. Sorry but Meta might not be the epiphany of a deeply engrained conspiracy but they are keeping the full picture from being shown to the consumers. As for the review, I get sick of the "it doesn't bring anything new to the genre" argument. If the game does what it is supposed to do and does it better than anybody else then that alone should be taken into consideration. What these folks want is a FPS that is not an FPS. They want more out of the genre than most games give out. If you can find any site that gave COD4 a 10 out of 10 and then gave Killzone 2 a 7 out of 10 then you have found a site that is more than likely bias against Sony for some illegitimate reason.
it's superb!! awesome and i'm just trying to get over it.. my head is reeling with helgan eyes and soundtrack! it's a great game... pity these low-life people decided complain... it's 12/10 in my book. (11 was MGS4). enjoy guys.... and THE SERVERS ARE UP!!!!! LET THE MASSACRE BEGIN! q:
playing it right now. im on the last level, and damn the game is off the hook. 91 might sound like a good score on metacritic but thats still way underrated imo. had this been xbox exclusive it would have been somewhere between 95-98. Sad but true. This games feels alot fresher then most FPS out there yet its being rated down for "not doing anything new" thats alot of bullcrap and an excuse to rate the game down. This is definately the best ps3 game on the market now. Heck id say its the best game period. Buy it, you wont regret.
how long did it take you to complete or get to the last level? Was it 8hrs or longer?
Why do people care so much about what reviewers rate a game? Please answer because I don't understand. Are people stupid enough to let someone's opinion sway their decision in purchasing a game? I buy a game and decide fo myself, whether or not it is good, so why doesn't anyone else seem to do the same? If someone reviewed a toilet to be 2/10, would you still sh!t in it, or not? If anyone should care, it should be the developers, not the people who play the game. So why should the gamers care if it doesn't affect us in any way?
Metacritic needs to be taken down. Look at this bs. Reviewers know their influence on the site, and the result that has for the people that make the game. The site doesn't add every review from a publication that receives review copies. They give some reviews more weight than others. That isn't fair. Different reviewers have different styles. I know that for myself I find a couple of reviewers that I agree with, and listen to them. I don't really care about the others. The highly weighted reviewers are different for different people. Why should metacritic decide who is worth counting and how much their review is worth.
Why is everyone complaining about Metacritic adding some sites and not others. Before Metacritic adds a site to their review aggregation process they must have a certain Alexa ranking/views/hits etc, they don't just let any site join... Obviously this particular website meets the criteria?
Now since when did creating a technical masterpiece not get counted as an ambitious goal. Fvcking sh!t review
Teletext... kind of scraping the bottom of the barrel
Ha, yeah... I bet most of the users here wont know what teletext is. It was all the rage in the 90s :) 2 more days guys, then we can quit reading about it and start living it!
It is like adding a review of a local paper with less than 1,000 viewers.
I have a PS3 and Xbox 360. I plan on buying Killzone 2 this week, but I have to admit I love when a 7/10 review comes up like this one. Always makes the little sony fanboys squeal.... waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa lolz!
Exactly, I cant believe a teletext site even exists, and like you said it probably has noone reading it, teletext has been dead since early 2000's. So they make a controversial review to bring everyone to their site. Like someone else said this is one of the first reviews theyve done. And they are magically added to metacritic.
Remember the "DATA*ANK" game site on teletext? There was fanboy rage on that even back in the days of PS1 and Saturn. The graphics were soooo cool too - Six pixels to make a face! In this age of 24 hour news channels and instant internet headlines, I honestly never even knew text services were still going.
wait...is this a gaming site? This is the ONLY review on the site...and Metacritic added it? That's kinda lame. Did did they get approved for meta because of the high alexa ranking? If so, should any site with a high ranking be allowed to add reviews to Meta regardless of their focus in the feild? http://www.alexa.com/data/d... I think sites focused on GAMING should be added to Meta to review GAMES, not sites that have no experience reviewing games regardless of how high they rank on Alexa. Next they'll be adding reviews from PETA and MySpace.
That's a pretty high Alexa rating there...anything in top 100,000 is high.
But they are not a gaming site. Did they get added to Metacritic just because of ranking? 1st game review ever =/= credible reviewers for games.
I have submitted it to N4G, because game central has some of the most respected writers in the UK, especially David Jenkins. They are generally spot on with their reviews and I normally trust them, now I'm not so sure? @Parapraxis/Game Central is a gaming site on interactive digital TV, it has reviews and news on it everyday, and is highly regarded in the industry. @Fishy Fingers/ Try a RSS feed for a history of reviews, because we all know your trying to find their Geow2 review.
"some of the most respected writers in the UK" What teletext? LOL..... I dont think so. Plus I can only find one review, this one. Which ones were "spot on"? Edit: Dude I dont care about specific game reviews (namely Gears as you mention it), I just want to experience some of this industry recognised scripture your talking about because I didnt find any in this review, must be an off day?
I used to read it but he makes mountains out of mole hills most of the time. He also gave far lower scores than most online sites.
Well if the reviews are on TV, great.It's nearly impossible to find the history of reviews.
Wow I got disagrees for saying I didn't agree with the review, and that I felt unsure as to how I will take GameCentral reviews in the future. There really are some thick idiots on N4G now days aren't there.
@ Parapraxis/ You don't get it do you?, It is an Online & Digital TV site that has game reviews, game news, and twice a week it has an article(One user submitted and one staff written)in place of one of it's reviews IE today. It is updated daily, and has been published for over 10 years now.
Alright. See post 7.
I've been reading Gamecentral for years and they are pretty good reviewers, they seem to be one of the only publications who don't fall prey to hype. I don't always agree with them (in fact a lot of the time I don't) but that's just personal opinion, objectively, their reviews are written very well. I'm a PS3 fan through-and-through but one of the most annoying things about this current gen, is that if you dare to have an opinion outside the mainstream view you may as well be hanged for heresy. This goes for 360 games as well of course.
Alright I figured out how to dig up the past reviews. It should be accessable throught the main site and not have to google search for them. I'll chalk that up to poor web design. It's the first time I heard of the site, I was only concerned due to the lack of reviews that I could find, not the score. They already have a few scores on Metacritic. I'll approve when the bad editing is fixed. greatjimbo78, thanks for the info.
Psssh. Critics need to get with the program and understand that gamers want to spend there money on something FUN and long-lasting, we don't care about originality as much as having a damn good time. The best selling games of this generation, like Grand Theft Auto, Madden, Halo, Gears... none of these games are original or particularly revolutionary. People buy them because they're fun and you get a lot of bang for your buck.
They are purposely trying to drag its metacritic down because these no names are the only ones we hear of giving these rediculous scores but edge we know they are bias
waaaaaw waaaaa waaa i need my bottle im a baby. ITS A VIDEO GAME
What are you doing on video game site? Its just a video game. So far your comment is very high on the "stupidity meter".
I'm a PS3 fanboy, this guy is totally biased. He gave the game 7/10, OMG. I think i'm going to take suicide NOW. God bless and happy gaming
...is this sarcasm?
Teletext has NEVER reviewed another game before. I made a post in the metacritic forums saying this is ridiculous and it should be removed. It's a non-video game site that has no other reviews and suddenly metacritic accepts it? Didn't the creator of Metacritic just do a review where they said they go through a long process and only accept web site swith a proven review track history? Apparently that now means "never reviewed a game before".
I think you may have just made a big time! idiot of yourself. Of course they review games, They review games everyday. Not to be nasty here, but you may wish to edit your comment, and or retract you post on metacritic, and then just do a little research into GameCentral. They have been reviewing games for well over 10 years now, and their staff also write for some of the most respected magazines and sites out there.
http://www.teletext.co.uk/g... http://www.teletext.co.uk/g... http://www.teletext.co.uk/g... Sure, they are hard to find. But they do reviews.
I'm not British so I don't know about your shows in the UK. On top of that if you click on the reviews link on the website that it links you do it only comes up with that review so logic would dictate to a normal human being who had NEVER heard of the web site or the show that they didn't do video games. It's not MY fault they choose to make everything so difficult to find. As far as I'm concerned these UK reviewers are mostly full of spit anyway. Half these UK reviewers lowball a ton of games out there and are more strict than a Russian police officer.
You're not retracting the fact you said "Guys, just so you know Teletext has NEVER reviewed another game before." which is the biggest load of bull lol. So if I say Sony have never released any consoles then you wouldn't expect me to retract it for being downright wrong? "I'm not British so I don't know about your shows in the UK." Exactly, you don't know so you should keep your dumb fingers away from the keyboard before you say something like "just so you know IGN have NEVER reviewed a game before" "On top of that if you click on the reviews link on the website that it links you do it only comes up with that review so logic would dictate to a normal human being who had NEVER heard of the web site or the show that they didn't do video games. " No that's just you being ridiculously naive. Just cos you haven't heard of it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. You're whats called an ignorant pig who doesn't realise there's a world outside of your own home. "It's not MY fault they choose to make everything so difficult to find." No but it's your fault you started typing stuff you didn't have a clue about and acting like you were right. It's called being a retard
Its funny how another persons opinion of a game can send most on a rampage of hate. So they dislike the game. Whoop de damn do. You like it, buy it. A review should not change your mind from the obvious of what you already know about a game.
I have no idea why you got disagrees for what you said.
Some kind of a animal? Please explain. I'm just messing with you, yeah it was sarcasm. I will not be sarcastic for a long time now. So expect me to be serious every time from now on.
Meta score is 9.1 now This game got officially owned by Halo 3, Geow2, Geow1 and Mass effect. Oh an braid!
Interesting,please explain.I love hearing how people come up with this :)
meta score is 91, but you still cant play it still AAA even if it goes down to 89, guess what. you still cant play it.
Meta for geow1 = 9.4, halo 3 = 9.4, geow2 = 9.3, mass effect = 9.1 So mass effect scores equal, and the rest scores higher then KZ2. All the reviewers around the world gave those scores, and they are more credible then ps3 fanboys.
Shenmue: 88% on metacritic. Starcraft: 88% on metacritic. Max Payne: 89% on metacritic. All these games are masterpieces, and they got under 90% on metacritic. There are some few game magazines that are not biased, but that's just few. Look at Grand Theft Auto, 98% on metacritic, but everyone thinks it is overrated.
@vicekingz if i would want to, i would get a ps3, however, if the ps3 gets a few more games i want, i might get one. But so far i only want to play metal gear and kz2.
Interesting. What about MGS4? Would you say it is on par with Halo 3 even though it has the same Meta score? Does it own Mass Effect and Gears 2?
So by your logic MGS4 and LBP own the majority of games you just mentioned. You should try forming your own opinions instead of being spoon fed them like a sheep. But, I guess thats what makes you a blind fanboy troll instead of a gamer.
blitzed is right. The best game personally for me this gen is Mass Effect.It has all the innovations and polish of a true next gen game.Same goes for Cod4 on 360 and PC.Those two should have a 97 on Meta right now IMO.However they have 94 and 92 yet an overrated game like GTA4 has a 98. Thats all right.I can live with it.One more game I think Onimox should have mentioned is Dead Space.I don't care if it has an 88 on Meta,everyone knows that game is AAA
hmmm soo u guys goo by metacritic wow soo it seems u are all casual gamers since u guys by a game based on reviews right ...i dont listen to reviews cause u might like a game a year before and then the game gets 7 or a 6 and u buy it and u aare surprised cause the game is one of the best games u have played in a while....soo really killzone 2 owns halo 3, GEOW 2 played a little of it got bored and played R2...soo really 360 has no good quality games with good graphics or good story or good gameplay ...metacritics is for casual gamers that dont know what game too get
While reading this review, I'm not so sure they played the game, or know much about games to begin with. I'm okay having them give Killzone 2 a 7/10, but at least give valid reasons to justify the score. I quote from the review.... "To be specific its relatively slow movement, realistic damaging modelling (i.e. one or two shots and you're dead) and an emphasis on cover is most reminiscent of Black or F.E.A.R." --Really?! Black or F.E.A.R did not have a cover system that was implemented. Black/FEAR feel nothing like Killzone 2 does. And yes, they spelled modeling wrong in the review. Also they said.... "It's as devoid of personality as the bald space marine you play.." --REALLY?! Sev, is who you play as, and he is not BALD! What were they playing?! "But as impressive as the visuals undoubtedly are, with a laudable attention to detail, it's all of things we've seen a hundred times before." --REALLY?! So they are saying that "its one of the best games they have ever seen," but they've seen it 100 times before? Dude, just read the review. It's a train wreck of biased journalism
9.1 meta now, still an excellent score, but its time to accept that GeoW2 is better, all the reviewers around the world agree with that. If geow2 would be 9.1, and KZ2 would be 9.4, every ps3 fans would be shoving that in our faces.
And majority of gamers do not agree with you.
Correction, The majority of ps3 fans dont agree with me. The majority of 360 fans whoever does agree with me, and so does the majority of reviewers around the world. Which group do you think is more credible considering this situation ? ?
i do agree. its alot better.
Eiffel, good point, but then all there is left are the facts, in the form of numbers.