Darren Turpin says If ever a game arrived saddling expectations, it's Killzone 2. Charged with carrying the hopes of Playstation 3 fans everywhere, the game has been cited as the must-have title to make Xbox owners look on with envy.
So was this a sp only review?
I didn't know Sky News was a games review site. Also its a bad review, not because of the score, but because all the guy did was compare it to Gears of war 2, its Obvious hes a fan of gears of war to, but flaunting it on Sky news, thats unprofessional.
I bought the game and played it, sorry but this review aint making any sense, Best fps 2009, 99 percent chance, best graphics: 100percent Game of the year: 35 percent chance. 'Killzone 2 isn’t quite the Playstation 3’s must-have shooter' Sorry but your wrong, and if you guys are affected by this statement, go buy the game, you will probably feel like beating this guy up...
sky news are pointless at reviewing games... Mp is one of killzone's best featured story is yes ok short depends on what setting u play it Elite is hard also coop is missing i have a feeling there will be new missions for this game with coop in a DLC maybe not who knows
Hahaha band from the gamerzone because of a f#cking bot i destroyed lol. Oh well might as well make good use of my time here. Warning everyone the moderators here a f#cking xbots i swear. Keep your sh!t 360 positive. The article should read more like, Sky News: Are they worst my hits? lol
it should be named killzone is a lag fest and is a bad rip off of more then half of the half life universe. ps3 kids are delusional. its liek sad dude, they all think they helped make the ps3. not somethign i would be proud of really.
How old are you? Five? Killzone 2 is a very, very good game.
My only gripe with the game is that Sev is a lot shorter than the others for some reason?
yeah, I agree. is he like 4'6"?
I that kept getting to me throughout the single player. It's like the camera is on Sev's chest.
it's just the camera, he's as tall as Garza.. but it's the camera placement.. it's not a camera running around the game, the camera is actually attached to Sev's 3D mesh..
I saw a video about the tech stuff and they were showing the factory? level, then they zoomed the camaera out and you could see that it was positioned like if it was part of the weapon on top of it, and sev was holding the weapon against his shoulder/chest That is why he looks shoulder, because the camera is on the weapon, not his eye I am sorry, i don't know the link, but it was a french site i believe.
Nipple View Shooter (NVS) FTW.
"Nipple View Shooter (NVS) FTW." Now, who says Killzone doesn't have innovation? =p
the knife to finish the sp campaign? I find it kinda funny that the knife is mightier than the gun in some instances.
F#ck all you haters
Obviously someone that never played the game. Generally, i'm not that kind of person baiting over a review, but there... WTF? How can we say "it is unlikely to win awards for its art design: grey-brown palettes and trench coated enemies with glowing red eyes don’t make for particularly inspiring visuals, but I guess that’s just what planets inhabited by space Nazis look like, so what can you do?" after having played the game? Killzone 2 is not an artless game with brown and gray, and anyone who played it would agree that the game is more colorful than expected and have some kind of unique artistic touch. Who did not stop playing just to see the background while playing, to see the skies burning, the thunder raging, the ruins smoking, too feel the war in your blood... The last time i felt the need to stop to admire the sight, without counting 300 (the movie), was while playing Shadow Of The Colossus, and even if Killzone 2 have nothing to do with SOTC, there is the same warming depth of field, like we were watching a living painting. And Helghasts design have been highly inspired from Jin-Roh, and i doubt Jin-Roh is a senseless inspiration. For the score, the critics, etc... i strictly don't care, but we can't say Killzone 2 lack of artistic touch, unless we played with closed eyes. And yes, Killzone 2 is a must-have on PS3 for anyone that look for action and shooter.
Its a fair review but your brain filled with fanboynism don't let you recognize it. Wow an 8 out of 10 and you guys are complaining about it. Let me guess you guys want a 10 right? Whats next a crusade against those that have an opinion contrary to yours? I played the game a few times my brothers have it. Did you enjoy it? Yes? So shut the f#ck up and enjoy it be happy about it.
People are talking about what is said in the article not the score, XLiveGamer.
I rate 8/10 for SP and 10/10 for MP. That averages 9/10. KZ2 is not a 10 but is also definitely not an 8. Most reviews are overwhelmingly 9+ so anything less is asking for criticism and accusations or fanboyism....or ignorance.
Did this guy even play the same game I am playing. What a dumb fvck
go play with your toybox fckn jerk .
I'd love to see someone who knows nothing about this game and just judge it on its own merits. No weight of expectation, pressure of carrying the PS3, forget about the trailer from E3, pretend you never saw the first game, just play it and tell us how good it is. All these "journalist" are bringing their own baggage, hopes, preconceived notions and prejudices or biased with them. How about someone just go in fresh, with an open mind and tell us what they saw and felt. I challenge anyone with that mindset not to be impressed.
the game to a few friends of mine who know very little about it. They talked about gameplay and how its more important about graphics and graphics are overrated and all.. to them Gears is the best graphics but their argument is "so what.. I wan fun games". I pop in Killzone and lo and behold.. you should see the look on their faces. I showed them level after level and they were literally jumping out their seat asking why the hell the game isnt talked about by everyone like Halo is. Anyway, no on was talking about graphics being overrated after that. And I've read almost all reviews of this game and my hype was through the roof and honestly, last few weeks before release all the hype whined down specially how I wasnt too thrilled by the demo. I pop the game in thinking theres no way it'll wow me cuz I've spoilt myself with videos, reviews and all. Ultimately I took my time popping in the disc and I was completely immersed. This is definitely a masterpiece no question about it. And I was even confused at some of the reviews I read about it. I can plainly see and play the game and I have no idea why this game would EVER get less than a 9. Its not for everyone cuz its FPS but you cant deny the things it does. No art direction? You are truly blind. No colors? You call a limited color palette no colors? The range of the color red or warm oranges is truly astounding. The complimentary greens with the orange. The red eyes of the helghast popping from behind grey smoke. You really are color blind if you cant see or acknowledge the intricacies of the art design. More color does not equate to better design. Ludicrous! I wont even name badly designed games so I'll stop at that. Yeah, and one more thing.. u can rent the game and play it for yourself. Seriously, its not for everyone but if you like FPSs and like grittier darker games then NOTHING will top this and I will say rent it first but you'll regret paying that money cuz you'll just want to own it. Forget reviews, just play it and you wont forget it. One friend that saw the game is picking up a PS3. Yes it does move systems.
Indeed we are all entitled to our own opinions no matter how daft
No, but I do think that it is a lot better game than this reviewer gives it credit for being. People disagree, so they are stating that they disagree. What is so hard to understand about that? You people who get your panties in a bunch whenever somebody disagrees with a review end up look kind of silly if you ask me. If the reviewer is entitled to his opinion, others are also entitled to disagree with his opinion, or even to think that his opinion is naive, bias or uninformed. Killzone 2 deserves no less than a 9, in my opinion.
Facial animations are god awful compared to the E3 2005 trailer. In fact, the game characters are horrible as those found in Gears of War. Guerrilla either missed that one, or, more likely, the trailer was too much for any console to handle. For great looking characters, see Uncharted.
How much of this game have you even played? The character models look good. Also: *SPOILERS* After the Tharsis Refinery level where Garza dies, at his funeral Sev is standing over his coffin and he looks angry... I mean pissed, but also sad... and you can see the detail in his face and in the animation. His brow tightens and you can see the emotion in his face. The detail there is amazing. It looks much more real than anything I saw in Gears of War.
After playing through some of the game I will admit that visually it looks really nice. Heck the guns are the most detailed I've ever seen in a first person shooter, but you still feel like a floating cross hair with very odd controls and too much motion blur. It's definitely a good game but the music and story line just feel way to average. Also I think it's funny that where not seeing a bunch of 360 fans posting the entire game and it's ending online to try and mess it up like we did with 360 exclusives. Great score and review for a great game though.
It's just that you haven't seen it because 360 fans don't attack 360 fans. Anyway, I think the musical score is great and the storyline is OK, it's just that the voice acting is horrible. Facial animation leaves a lot to be desired, especially after playing uncharted.
ya, i agree on some points. i didn't like the opening music score.. to me it just does not go with the game. some of the music on some of the stages was ok though. Graphics i thought were top of the line, but with the motion blur issue.. i mean i don't know if its just me, but i feel like a lot of devs are going overkill on the hole motion blur thing. and i think in some places its just not really needed that much. Farcry 2 was another one as well. i mean can someone tell me why all this motion blur is needed ( especially in FPS games ) i mean the way i see it is in a fps game the whole point of the cam view is to give me the impression that i am looking through my own eyes, well when i look at the screen i tend to focus on whatever it is i am shooting at and when i do that my vision blurs out all the stuff around it already - so why do devs feel they need to artificially do it for me again ? its like blur x 2 which to me just feels unrealistic... i am probably not making any sense whatsoever, just ignore me. and i am not having a go at killzone on this, i think a lot of games are over doing it. just my thought - maybe there is something wrong with my eyes, i am not a technical person, so ya, if someone can give me the lowdown on it. anyway, back to the subject at hand. killzone 2 is awesome and it is a game that every fps fan should play. its not perfect, its not my personal no 1 fps of all time. its still a must play though at least if you have tried it and didn't like it then you can say so with good reason. to many people are to quick to trash a game just cos its on the other console with out ever even giving it a try. shame really.
Get past the graphics which are very nice of course, and you have still a very polished(in many respects other than visuals)gameplay experience.It is however not something you would want to sell your soul for Without those graphics it's obviously a little bit dull for some who have already called this out on the game Graphics can certainly help in shaping opinions and those are some highly decent graphics you're subjected to in K2 Great graphics don't equal a great game lets be honest and without very much in the way of layering at the core of K2's combat design, you're left with a decent enough yet slightly disappointing game from a gameplay perspective That's really just saying it how it is and already quite a few reviews have said exactly that That's also not to mention some quite awful quibbles like scripting and badly realised characters - in no way is this game a masterpiece other than it's lush graphics So what but many of you guys need to stop harping on like it's some form of magical software that absorbs you into heaven while playing
you're certainly entitled to your opinion but you should know that most people (including me) disagree with you on that. Even without the graphics, killzone2 is a fantastic game from a gameplay perspective. But don't take my work for it...just look at the 93% meta-critics average as well as the dozens of editor's choice awards from across the board. oh and to your comment on how killzone2 isn't "something you would want to sell your soul for"...I don't any game is worth that. But if you mean Killzone2 is over-rated then I only have 1 word for you...halo
LOL "Is Game Worth The Hype?" As if I needed Sky f***ing news to tell me that LMAO. seriously the word is out and critics and gamers alike both know how great this game is and some shi*y ass news channel isn't going change anything.
Nah if Halo was overrated then it would not have such huge popularity as it currently does - no amount of MS can do that if you have only a so so game Halo has always been about fun with a story that people care about - regardless of if some people think it's duff or not, it has a very strong following the likes of which most shooters on console can only dream of
Halo1? yes...absolutely. In fact Halo was the only reason why I bought my original xbox (well...that and Knights of the Old Republic). but Halo2 and ESPECIALLY halo3 were WAY over-rated...just go back and play halo3 after playing killzone 2 or Call of Duty 4 and you'll know what I mean. and before you say I'm a fanboy or whatever let me remind you that I own all 3 consoles (this generation and the last one) and I also think Resistance is over-rated.
i have to say i agree on halo. for me halo 1 was the best and is just about my best fps so far, but halo 2 and 3 were not up to my expectations and i do think halo 3 should have been a lot better. halo 2 and 3 just didn't capture the feel of halo CE single player - what saved halo 2 and 3 was of course the online aspect and that seems to be what people remember the most about it. anyway, after halo 3 i just gave up on any hope that i will have a halo with a campaign that matches halo CE. other games are coming along now like killzone 2 and they are pushing new boundaries.
Nah you don't know what you're talking about there I absolutely love Halo1 and would say that it is easily the most special of fps to me.That said however, despite their flaws, both sequels manage to outdo Halo1 in actual combat gameplay - years of playing Halo2 will tell you this and now having some 150 campaign missions under my belt in Halo3, i can very comfortably say this outdoes both previous Halo games Personally i shall always prefer Halo1's brilliance regards to how much more epic and mysterious the whole thing felt but the combat in Halo3 is quite a bit more refined than the marvelous and stunning first Chief outing Opinion will be fine if you're talking about which one you prefer but i can tell straight away you haven't played really much of Halo2 or 3 to know which is best People always say they prefer Halo1 and that's fair enough as i personally do myself but a lot of the time it's from people that don't feel threatened any more now that it's last gen.Is Halo as much fun as Halo3? play campaign missions as much as a hundred times and you'll see that it quite easily outdoes the first wonderfull game
ok, well i don't know if your replying to what i said but i am going to assume you are. i respect your opinion, everyone is entitled to them...its kind of unfair to assume that i have not played halo 2 that much just because i like halo CE more. i must of finished both games more times then i can count and from the time halo 2 came out that was the only shooter i played online till the 360 came out. other shooters i would try for like 10 min and then take back to the shops for my money back. even when the 360 came out, i was not impressed with games like quake 3 online and perfect dark zero and went back to halo 2. i am not going to go into why i like halo CE so much over the others because i am at work and don't want to be writing for the next hour or two- the fact that i have not played 3 as much as the others is just something that is a result of me feeling it was not as good. if you like you are more then free to send me a friend request on live and i will gladly debate about the games all day and all night. i still have all three games, still have all the books and the graphic novel.
I was disapointed though it must be said with both sequels given what my imagined idea was for them.The gameplay however is unmatched by just about all fps and certainly Killzone2 In fact it's only now that i'm loving most of Halo2 and i never thought i would think that I don't think you're a fanboy as even original Halo fans diss the sequels - fairly so though i will agree as they should both have been as perfect as it seemed back then as the great almighty Halo1
well, let me put it this way i have always believed that halo 2 and 3 are still top shooters on their own grounds - its only when i look back at halo CE and then look at halo 2 and 3 and then feel let down. I know lots and lots of people who are in both camps on this issue. some think halo CE was the best, some halo 2, and some think halo 3 was better then both. but thats what makes us all people, having different opinions on something and at least being able to talk about it without crap on each others opinion. like i said, you can add my gamer tag which is the same as my user name and i can talk a lot more about it ( i am at work and need to move 3,000 google keywords on a spread sheet- got 40,000 to do in 2 weeks) so, ya i should get back to work... lol
Actually DW i was responding to dagreatest41 I do agree totally that both sequels should have been better.Having said that, gameplay isn't the weakness part of them.A lot of folk having spent a couple years playing the hell out of Halo1, gave up after the shock that is disappointment from these two games but in truth it wasn't the actual gameplay that was the problem They are great games once you get past their failings of which are really only a lack of compelling and believable setting like the first magical incredible game As games they are better if you can ignore how much better you wanted the experience to feel.For some it's just to much to bear and they pretty much lost interest and to that i say that's entirely fair Still waiting for the true sequel to Halo1 in terms of how great it all felt back then but until then i'm very happy playing all three of these very special games Personally i think Bungie are excellent at the art of fps but i do strongly believe Halo1 found them in some fluky coming together - sure it's true that they know the fps game design very well and are a great bunch of intelligent writers designers etc, but they handled the sequels less well than they needed to A break from the Chief's story should do them well for when they need to revive him again - take your time Bungie we want it extra special
ok, sorry dude, i thought you were replying to me on the first two comments. and on your above points thats 100% how i feel. i have said to load of people that i am stil waiting for halo 2. it does indeed feel like halo CE was a bit of a flunk - i mean from what know of the development it went through, halo CE was rushed in its final concept and rushed for the xbox launch, yet it came together so well. then you had halo 2 and 3 with these huge budgets and staff, yet somehow they just could not capture the magic of the first. i agree it was not the gameplay per say, but there were so many other little things that just didn't quite come together right- anyway like said i could go on all day. bubble to you man.
Bubble back , yeah maybe one day we may have that true sequel
after getting the game yesterday and playing for about 3 hours...all I can say is holy cow!! I already could see the graphical improvements in the same scene as the demo however, more importantly, the fire fights are intense! Definitely the smartest AI enemies I've ever played against to date. They don't seem so scripted like in other games. If you think you can stay still and keep picking them off one by one then you shall be in for a surprise. Even my fellow soldiers look cool in action making it really feel like a huge war is on! The graphics are very, very good too! Especially the lighting!! Wow, best lighting by far. I especially liked the part after you blow up the lightening weapon and the light from the explosion reflected against the characters. That was some awesome lighting!!! Last but not least, the sound and music are excellent. Really gets you in the mood. I haven't had so much fun in a shooting game since COD2 on the Xbox360. (which was the first COD I had ever played btw). This really is a worthwhile experience for any shooting fun. For the short time I've played I like it as much as I liked playing MGS4 so it is in my top 5 PS3 games of all time so far. This all makes me think the author didn't play the game and probably just played the demo....or watched someone else play in bits. This game is a must have if you love FPS games!!! It's your loss not mine, if you don't play this game.
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