Gamer.Blorge: "Are you all enjoying Killzone 2? Good, I'm glad, but I'm afraid I won't be joining you all. A few things have conspired to persuade me to wait at least a month before playing the game"
I hear you man. I have that same problem. I just bought Star Ocean 4 and have been getting Killzowned for 3 days. Tons of stuff left to finish including Sword Of Berserk and Sonic Adventure for Dreamcast.
To me it seemed like a publicity stunt.. since why did we started needing articles telling us why someone IN his mind isn't getting a game. K2 has qutie an infamous name, so he is gonna get some hits. I was HOPING that he has a better reason, but it seems he wants hits but doesnt want any fanboys mad at him.. so he makes a crappy reason for not buying the game.
"Why I hate Little Big Planet" "Why I won't be playing Killzone 2" Prepare for what's next: "Why God of War 3 doesn't feel right" and "Why I think Uncharted 1 is better than Uncharted 2" You have to understand, guys, that there are certain games that are so good, even being negative about them brings loads of attention. Pathetic writers have to use this tactic to survive and stay relevant. 12
But now, I had to read the oppinion of somebody who's not getting the game because he has too many unfinished ones! Dang, everything get approved now on News 4 Gamers... Next big news: Why I bought a slice of baloney instead of game X. I guess it's still better than someone going for: Why I kept the same underwear for one week? Very, very sad when you come here for news and you get stuff like that.
This article was definitely written by a guy who's very insecure about himself and the world around him! He may actually have trouble calling himself a man...LOL! It's just one person's opinion - I'm still buying it today!!!
No one told you you had to CLICK the link, you know?
WHY not name the article "i wont be playing street fighter4 any time soon" or "i wont be playing any new games any time soon" obviously trying to generate hits. dont click
His reasons are fair enough I suppose. It's just, having completed KZ already and had enough time with the online to know that it is as smooth as Vaseline coated silk, his reasons aren't valid. Apart from the 'too many other games' one, that still applies. Basically, it's amazing, the online runs brilliantly, the single player is superb and all together, 90% of the gaming media were bang on with the scores they gave.
Quick! Someone write up how some games take precedence over others. I would, but I'm too busy playing my Sega CD just for spite. I'm a maverick and mavericks go against the grain.
so when the 360 was getting all these great games....I didn't see an article about why we shouldn't buy Mass Effect because ppl are still playing Halo 3..or Bioshock or Forza 2... plz he was never gonna buy the game in the 1st place....and for you Tor Davis...you have been showing how biased you are recently I wanna see u call anyone on this site a fanboy... why would u encourage ppl to not support a great game because they haven't finished older games....u haven't finished Sonic....dude u had years to finish that damn game...Dreamcast been dead for almost 9 years now...lol. im planning on playing SO4 also...while playing KZ2...u guys are pathetic.... why did u buy a 360 even though u knew the chances are high it would crap out on you..???? so why the double standard for KZ2....it hurts the game lived up to the hype..I understand
What a pointless article to be posting. I don't want to hear your inner monologue about why you don't want to buy a game...yet. Your article should be titled, "How to get people to click on your article and waste their time."
there are no server issues, not finishing games is not Killzone's fault, and the hype is justified. Bad excuses, just go get it. P.S I'm actually impressed how well the game plays online. No lag, no connection issues. I guess the beta I was in actually went to good use
The beta itself barely had any issues.. (atleast phase 3) phase 2 and 1 had a fair share of em. But I didnt notice anything in the last phase. but i beleive they've changed the multiplayer from the beta abit, cant wait to test it out 2night... hopefully
I have played the demo, and so far the game is very good. But there is no way, what so ever, that I will get into this game because of one simple reason. Empire: Total War is being released next week, and all games will have to suffer greatly. I still haven't finished Fallout 3, getting close, but as soon as Empire is released, Fallout 3 as all other games will collect dust for months. Killzone 2 will eventually get a play, just not anytime soon.
I think I am actually dumber after reading this article. You won't be playing because alot of people will be playing? Darn it! I just lost more brain cells just trying to reason the stupidity in that argument.
And they echo my own feelings about the game. If it weren't for Sony fanboys, I would have pre-ordered this, but I didn't. If it weren't for Sony fanboys, I would rush out tomorrow and buy it, but I won't. Instead I will bide my time, continuing TLAD until I'm satisfied I once again own Liberty City. I will keep revisiting Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (a game that is just as important today as when it released 5 years ago) with my roommate over co-op. I will continue flying through the worlds of Flower and loving every minute of it. I might even revisit Rapture and topple a Big Daddy or two. But I will not be buying Killzone 2 anytime soon. I will eventually check out the demo and this will be the experience that dictates whether I buy it at all. And because of the rabid fans ubiquitously blowing this game, it has way more to live up to than if all of you had just kept your f*cking mouths shut and let it be. I'm not alone with these thoughts.
Seriously not needed. A pretty useless article. Not that there's anything wrong with it, it's just that we don't really need to know why one person won't be getting it. (for his own reasons) Yes I read the article, as it's only about 5 small paragraphs and took me like 2 minutes. Once again, useless. Anyways, I'm off to go and get KZ2 and I won't be on here for the weekend. Bye bye guys.
@ IcarusOne I'm sorry but that's just lame and childish. Not buying a game out of spite or because some fanboys on the internet hyped a game for "their" console and it annoyed you. Get over yourself. You're as lame as the fanboys. In fact, you just prove yourself to be a fanboy thinking like that. Lots of games get hyped to hell. Did I avoid buying Gears or Halo because they were massively hyped? No. And I bet you didn't either. You're likely an Xbox fanboy and that is why it has bothered you that Killzone 2 had so much hype, and then managed to live up to it. You're not a gamer, you're a baby. Avoiding a good game because people annoyed you on the internet is just laughably childish.
i kind of agree with him. i had to force myself to go out and buy it, trading in Far Cry 2 and Fallout 3. Far Cry was a chore to beat, Fallout 3...well i didnt mean to finish the main quest so fast, and that kinda killed the rest of the game for me. but in all honestly i was super duper stoked on this game before i played the demo. and whats really killing it for me is the aiming, i noticed theres about a half second delay when you go full tilt (which i suppose is the "add weight of the gun" annoying bullsh*t if you ask me) which makes me over compinsate for aiming at a moving target and actually almost makes it impossible to hit a moving target. its pretty yes, and the cover system is interesting, but im actually much more excited for RE5, if those 2 games came out the same day, i'd be play RE5 right now, thats just me. edit: this is probably the only game i havent payed full price for. go figure
He's a cheap [email protected] who wont pay full price for a new game...idiot
"Pathetic writers have to use this tactic to survive and stay relevant." hiphopgamershowwwwwwwwwwwww
well, honestly i can understand this article even though to a certain degree. Im in the same boat as well ive bought a lot of great titles in these months, and theres still more to come. I did get killzone pre ordered and I am picking it up today, but theres about 5 new games that I bought that i havent spent more than 3 hours on, i guess that is my fault and i just might start with Killzone2 first. I have Farcry 2, Fallout3, LBP, Socom confrontation, Rockband 2, Dead space and Mirrors edge, not including KZ2. So yeah lol i have a lot of gaming to do, at least this will keep me busy till U2 and GOW3 comes out. He's right though about the servers most games have problems in their first coming months of release, but that wont stop me lol Murk em all i say!!!
What's lame is having to depend on this game to save your console. I own them both and supported them both until I started reading N4G. The flagrant and annoying tone of everyone of you out there who needs to feel superior to the xbox is maddening. That's the true childish nature. I happily game on both systems. I've been there for Resistance, Heavenly Sword, Uncharted, MGS4, yada yada yada. I've been there for every tedious and laborious software update, side by side with my 360. Now maybe I'm not reading the right articles or forums, but (with few exceptions) I've never seen xbots be as vicious, rabid, childish, immature, or insecure as many of the Sony "supporters" on this sight. I have no problem with you loving your system. I WANT TO LOVE IT TOO. I want the PS3 to succeed and be amazing. And I was so excited for KZ2. But instead of being adults, quietly proud and excited about your next-gen Manhattan Project, you made it personal. You sunk to the same low standards of the very xbots you claim to revile and be better than. If your console is truly better than theirs, represent it with your conduct. Rise above and be a man. A fanboy is a fanboy, regardless of brand. And I never considered myself an xbot until I was exposed to the Sony community on this sight. Let the disagrees flow.
@IcarusOne lol if you hate yourself that much, then so be it. Don't make up excuses that 'sony fanboys' denied me Killzone 2 pleasure.. Thats as retarded as being a fanboy.
@ IcarusOne The fanboys on both sides are the same. If you can't see that, you're lost. PS3 fanboys might be more prevalent on this site at this time, but on many other sites it is often the opposite. And believe me, Xbox fanboys can be just as big of A-holes as the PS3 fanboys can be. You might think PS3 fanboys are annoying, but right now you are being just as annoying as any fanboy I have ever seen. You are being just as bitter, fanatical and confrontational as any fanboy. You're an Xbox fanboy, plain and simple, and that is why only fanboys on one side of the aisle bother you. BTW, I own both consoles and I like both consoles. Right now I am bit happier with my PS3 because my 360 has died on me again and because there are more games coming for PS3 that have me excited, but I'm not a fanboy. If I were a fanboy and thought like you I might have avoided Halo 3 or Gears of War 2 because of the ridiculous amount of hype they received and the way many Xbox fanboys rubbed those games' success in the face of PS3 fanboys (and still do). But I'm not a fanboy and I don't make myself miss out on a good game simply because I'm bitter or annoyed about the way some fanboys on the internet hyped a game.
*Salutes Tordavis for bringing up the name 'Sword of Beserk'* Thst game was a classic over the top craazy violent hack and slash masterpiece. I forgot all about it. That makes me want to did through the ol' closet and find my Dreasmcast. I loved that game. Pours out a lil' liquor in memory of the mighty mighty dreamcast.
'and an even greater level of douchebaggery than normal on PSN.' No Dave, you just stated you won't be playing KZ2, so there will actually be less douchebaggery. Way to stereotype there, friend. @Icarus You stated 'I'm not alone with these thoughts.' Talk about insecurity. You need to justify your weak and fanboyish position with a group mentality. Fanboys on both sides are equally venemous, and it's just because that you identify and agree with the 360 fanboys that they seem less 'vicious, rabid, childish, immature, or insecure'. Your words bro. Reread your posts objectively and you will see these words apply frequently to you. And remember, just because you assume other's share your opinion doesn't lend any credibility to your position at all. Using that as a measuring stick all PS3 fanboys are right due to their collective mentality, as well as all 360 fanboys are right for the same reason. Utter rubbish. Try again, this time removing your green goggles. There is NO PERSON who will prevent me from doing what I want. I am an individual, all me, for better or worse. My likes and dislikes, my graces and sins are all my own. A person's or group's actions won't make me dislike an inanimate object, they will make me dislike them. I have no affiliation with anyone, based soley on the fact we made similar purchases. That's security in my person and individuality. And yes, I game on both systems.
@ GarandShooter Awesome post. I agree completely. I especially liked the last part. ;)
GTA4. DEADSPACE. RESISTANCE2 STREETFIGHTER4. FARCRY2. and i bought kz2 2 days ago.... couldnt stop playing.. im "killzowned" by its awsomeness.. be a gamer not a wanker..... peace
Well, the writer is correct. Those are some pretty lame excuses. Furthermore, while I understand mistrust of hype, I don't understand how you can fear being let down by it when the game is AVAILABLE. Just borrow a freaking copy and be done with it.
So basically his whole reason for not playing KZ2 is, I got too many games, I don't trust the hype and the servers "probably" aren't reliable yet. Valid reasons yes, enough to write an article NO! Those are stupid reasons that has little to do with the game itself. Go play the game! It's awesome!!! Arguably the best title on the PS3 next to MGS4 in my opinion and of course Ninja Gaiden Sigma. I'm partial to the latter as die hard Ninja Gaiden fan.
We don't really care whether or not YOU will be playing Killzone 2 anytime soon.
Yes you do. It's why you came in here, read it and posted. Otherwise you would have just sent him a PM.
Tsk tsk TorDavis. I thought you were not going to argue on N4G anymore. Just can't help yourself? I will miss the author online, listening to his frustrated cries as I killed him would have been great.... EDIT: Fair enough, but I think it is a crime to post here when you have a copy of KZ2 and are at home. I hate my job! Care to trade Tor? I will do something I love and you can watch after the rich and snobby while they pretend to work. (I do loss prevention)
I'm power posting at home today. I needed some entertainment. :)
no killzone 2 for you at home?
I won't be playing Killzone 2 anytime soon either. I prefer gameplay over graphics. Which is why I am sticking with Perfect Dark Zero.
Exactly, game play is experienced when you PLAY the game.. not by watching videos.. dat doesn't count as experience. First go play the damn game then say i 'rather have gameplay over graphics'.. coz this AINT last gen, in this gen, both are possible.. yeah i know hard to believe for ignorant folks like you ^^
I can not believe I clicked the link. I am sorry I have given this cry baby wah wah wah website a hit. My bad. Hype = No play? Give me a break. He loved the demo, its a great game, but hype has made him not even buy the game yet cause of ps3 "fanboys". A Kit Cat bar commercial comes to mind.
You didn't read the article. You look dumber than you think the article is.
Oh I didnt?? How dumb does that make you look? I read it and he said the hype basically turned him off. Go figure YOU agree with him. I would of never guessed. /s I think you agree/disagree ratio speaks for who the dumb one is, Tor... but we all know from your previous articles and comments, you dont mind.
..indicating that you had to have at least scanned the article. I really was left scratching my head about this. So, you're not playing Killzone 2 for what reason, exactly? It was just a mess of "Too many games..to much hype." something about the multiplayer, blah blah blah. You know. I've got a stack of unplayed games at the moment as well but there's nothing I'm looking forward to playing as much as KZ2. Maybe I should write a blog about it. Then people could post a link to N4G and everyone could comment on my decision to play KZ2. No wait, no one would care. But they do care about this article. And I must care 'cause I'm commenting on it. Wait, some sort of brainwashing must be at play here. Either that or it's Friday, I'm bored and don't want to do any work.
So he waited for 2 years and wants to impose another month. I love him... He doent want to be happy. You know i enjoyed the demo love and am hyped for the game, so it makes perfect sense to not buy right now so i can suffer one more month for no freaking reason.. People just crack me up
In my blog it says I'm not playing RE5, should my blog site be in N4G??
None of you guys understand the context of the article. He's basically saying he doesn't want to buy anything else right now because he has a ton of other games to finish. READ...L2R!!!!!!!!!!
I understood it just fine. This guy titles his article in a way that makes people think he has a reason not to play that we should know about. Then .................wait for it..........................tu rns out he doesn't have the time. This just in !BREAKING NEWS! I ate Taco Bell last night and now I have the runs....
[email protected] the TB statement!
Then the author and me are very different gamers. I don;t care that I've got far too many games to ever really finish them all? So what? One of the best of this gen so far has arrived and I'd trample over my own granny to put it in the slot and start playing it. I know very few gamers who are not the same. The only reason I'm here at all is because my wife has hogged the PS3 (Shes been working while I played KZ2 so I have to let her have sonme time no matter how grudgingly!) Its like sweets. I may have a bowl full of sweets I'm not going to be able to eat in one sitting, but if someone walks past with a particularly tasty looking sweetie, I'll grab another one too!
That's fine. I understand where he's coming from, that same reasoning for not playing KZ2 can be applied to any other game really. I have a bunch of games that I haven't finished and some I haven't really started after having them for over a year (i'm looking at you Assasins Creed). I just thought it was retarded and not really news. I didn't know I was going to read someone's diary.
That way, we would know for sure if it was just an excuse or not to not get this damn thing day one and to rant against the game. If he wants to be cautious, that's fine (I read the whole thing), but look at what he lists as his reasons: Too many unfinished games: I can see if he's been buying SF4 or SO4 or some sh!t like that in which it makes it hard to choose what to do first. However, if he's digging through his closet in an attempt to FIND a game to add to that list and saying "hey, here's one I haven't finished yet, there's another reason to not by KZ2 right away", then it becomes him trying to find an excuse. I have to admit, you mentioning that Dreamcast game did sound like you were trying too hard to defend that reason. Not saying it's not valid, but you listing the Dreamcast game made me think that it wasn't as valid as could've been (and why he should list what games he's wanting to finish beforehand). MP Server issues: There isn't any guarantee that this will happen now, or won't happen in the future. Servers are finicky things that can malfunction at any given time. There may not be a server malfunction until the month after, or the stress of all the people getting on them could screw them up on day one. There's no real predicting what could happen on any given day. Learning curve: He lists that he wants to wait until people learn the game before buying it for the MP. He said that other people will hit the servers before learning how the game controls work, and that waiting it out will let him get in when there are no noobs left. The problem is that he would have to learn the game anyway, and by the time he learns it, everyone else will be so seasoned that they will own him many times over before he can even get started. It ends up being a backwards reason, anyway. Hype turning him off: This was one of the PS3's biggest titles, how can this game NOT be hyped through the roof. Every single big title has been hyped. GTA4 was way overhyped, but people ate that up big time nonetheless. That sounds hypocritical to me. He even said that he played the demo and was impressed by it, but was still cautious because of the hype it was getting. This is a really stupid reason to not get a game. EDIT: You should see the list of games I'VE yet to finish (BG&E if you can believe it, Folklore, GH:WT, Fable II, Mass Effect, Bioshock, Rock Band 2 (want to unlock and do the Endless Setlist 2) and a ton of others that I'm probably forgetting about), but NOTHING is keeping me away from KZ2. My belief is that if you're excited about the game enough, you won't let anything keep you from playing it. By the way, a bit of a footnote since you're mentioning SO4: the game's hype all came from whether or not the game would see the light of day on the PS3 or not. I don't think anyone would've cared about the game if that whole thing WASN'T being talked about (still is, actually).
Nope, it's not news, but non-news items get approved every day on N4G. Time for more Killzone 2! [Edit]@Darkpower - "I have to admit, you mentioning that Dreamcast game did sound like you were trying too hard to defend that reason. Not saying it's not valid, but you listing the Dreamcast game made me think that it wasn't as valid as could've been (and why he should list what games he's wanting to finish beforehand)." I have a HUGE list of games that are unfinished but I didn't want to list them here. I just agree with what he's saying. When you have a ton of unfinished games, buying another game adds another unfinished game. I bought SO4 and I'm playing through the KZ2 SP Campaign. KZ2 will be completed today. I'm not one to miss out on a AAA blockbuster because of games that I haven't finished, but I do agree with what he's saying. I skipped out on buying the game I've been hyping all year, FEAR 2, so I could finish FEAR 1 first. $60 saved and used on SO4 instead. It's a constant cycle from generation to generation. Maybe I should have wrote this article. LOL! BTW, the title is for getting hits. Can't argue with that. This thread is already hot because of the title. If he titled it, "Why I Never Buy Blockbuster Games On Day 1", it wouldn't get so much heat and people probably wouldn't be smashing him as much. .02
I can understand this a little. I bought Mass Effect and still have not completed that. I bought MGS4 on launch day and still have not played it yet. I have played newer games since then and will definitely pick up and play KZ2 when I get home from work.
All I know is....I just bought Killzone 2, about to pop it in....let the fun begin.
I would never be able to do that.
N4G & all the other gaming sites are Quiet as a Mouse. the internet has been killzowned and here I am at work posting on someones retarded blog in which they could have just waited for a real story to comment about how they dont have the time. its 1:25 PM. I cant wait to read his next blog that titles: How I made some time for Killzone 2
Lol, work. What you work as, kid? Babysitter? How much? 5 bucks a day? Nice man. Nice.
So what you're saying is,rather than voice my opinion of an Article in the article,I should have voiced my opinion of the Article through a private message? You're really not that bright are you?
right fine, that's up to you mate. I've conpleted KZ 2 within 8 days so whatever. Any one with more than 1 game not complete is no gamer.
I've been gaming for close to three decades now. When I was younger there were no games left unfinished. Adulthood changed my priorities so gaming has taken a back seat to quite a few things leaving some games unfinished or unplayed.
to finish a game when you have: a job (50 hours a week) a house a wife 6 kids (2 in diapers) 8 dogs 5 cats and 1 f'in' Alpaca!!!! Dude, I have a PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, 3 PCs and packed away I have a Dreamcast, Saturn, Neo-Geo, 3DO, Genesis and even a damn Sega CD. I have over 25 PS3 games and still have at least 40 PS2 games sitting around. Do you how hard it would be to finish all that!!!! That would mean I would have the following: No job No wife No house No life Maybe a cat I am a gamer, I just don't have time.
His next blog is how he got his @$$ kicked by a 8 yr old! x-bot!
I actually read it to see if there was LEGITIMATE reasons as to why he was playing it. Who approved this story ? Don't quit your day job!
because I don't want to wait for a month to get to know you first to make my decision. You are a douch bag and I can honestly state that now without ever meeting you outside of this one post.
I too have many games to finish. I didn't finish Devil May Cry 4 in Dante Must Die difficulty, didn't finish Hitman Blood Money (on 360, because i've finished it many times on PS2), i didn't start Mass Effect, Dead Or Alive 4, Bullet Witch yet. I didn't finished the challenge rooms of Bioshock, still having to finished Mirror's Edge, Tomb Raider Underworld (on PS3, i've already done it on 360), Prince Of Persia, Motorstorm 2, Street Fighter IV (Akuma and Gouken are still missing on 360) and Naruto UNS. But i've bought Killzone 2. The first reason is because the quality of the demo does not match the quality of the retail game, just like the demo of Motorstorm Pacific Rift. Then because i've been long time playing the KZ2 beta and i didn't feel so much since Call Of Duty 4. Also because i have a sense of priority. For now, my priority is to continue Eternal Sonata, finish Killzone 2's story and accept Street Fighter IV duels on both consoles. Once Eternal Sonata finished, i will start Mass Effect, go to the Killzone 2 online and finish the short-length games like Mirror's Edge, Prince Of Persia and Devil May Cry 4. And once i will reach the game-free time (the one where there is no more interesting game to buy) i'll start the ones i didn't open yet (like Bullet Witch, Pure, Diner Dash, etc...). It's just a matter of time management.
The 1st thing i said when i read the topic is "Becuz ur an idiot" ppl waited for this game since 4 years ..
lmfao so a gaming site is going to hold off on the experience and opportunity to write about that experience? lmfao great.. so when everyone one has a good handle on the online game and knows how to play it well we will have that newb to deal with... I wish all the governors would get together and make a Blog Tax..
I can respect the authors reasoning. I've done the same in the past with certain games. I like to complete my game, and I prefer that the online community as well as servers/stability of the game in question has improved somewhat. :-)
i have to disagree with you. i can respect a "Gamers" (regular joe blow gamer) for wanting to complete a game before moving on to another game. but when you have a gaming website your expected to get a hold of the all the games or at least all the big name games and be there for the reporting during the experience. i hate when i get on N4G and i see an article for a review of a game that has been out for months.. and has been reviewed to death..
Some of these articles over the years about this game have taken it to a whole new level. It gets more ridiculous by the day.