Submitted by badz149 2353d ago | interview

Guerrilla: Don't call Killzone 2 a 'Halo Killer'

Softpedia: "The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have been duking it out for supremacy of the hardcore gamer market for quite some time. That is why each of the platforms has focused on getting exclusive franchises for itself, thus making itself much more popular with players who want a great experience.

While the Xbox 360 has Bungie's Halo series, a lot of people have compared it with Guerrilla Games' Killzone franchise, which, when the first game arrived, was dubbed a Halo killer. Now, as the second one was launched a few weeks ago, some analysts have quickly proclaimed it once more the series that will put an end to Halo's dominance of online console shooters." (Killzone 2, PS3)

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Blaze929  +   2353d ago
that's quite obvious to see...
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- Ghost of Sparta -  +   2353d ago
Pretty funny how you approved this even though the title's wrong and it was reported.
BRACHATTACK  +   2353d ago
Well i prefer Killzone 2, and thats all that matters to me...
edgeofblade  +   2353d ago
No, it's not a Halo Killer. But why do we need "killers"?

If we had avoided calling this and that a Halo Killer, maybe those games would have been evaluated on their own merits, instead of put in a cage with the other panda and told to perform. Un-deserving games get over-hyped and deserving games get under-appreciated.

Both exist just fine without one killing the other. I'm Forging a map in Halo 3 when I'm not playing Killzone 2. I give them BOTH their playtime because they are both great games.

Killzone 2 is an amazing multiplayer experience once you get used to the conventions of the experience, namely the controls. In my opinion, it's a unique experience that doesn't have to look to another franchise for a frame of reference.

It's entirely a fun experience, but giving games unrealistic expectations always ends in tragedy. So, if Killzone 2 should have been a Halo killer, no one should have called it a Halo killer until it... actually killed Halo.

Now, apply that principle to all of Sony's PR: Stop prophesying, dammit. You're mouth is writing checks that bounce, regardless of how right you might be. By telling the future, you change the future.
FantasyStar  +   2353d ago
True, but by putting developers under pressure, it'll encourage the developers to try hard out of pride and bring out a great game. Who doesn't love a little competition here and there, especially in the end: it's the gamers who win.

Sure under-appreciated games get crushed under the "killer hype", but it's playing with fire that I approve of. In the name of competition and innovation.
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edgeofblade  +   2353d ago

I would normally agree, but you always have to question a principled response and evaluate it against results. In this case, your principled devotion to competition is very well-intentioned, but it assumes inaccurate hyping doesn't affect the results.

Competition is great, but we as consumers are messing with that formula by taking the competition out of the hands of the developers. We have very little control over the small details that can make or break a final product. But we can affect the expectations of the game. If fanboys get their way, all games get rated 0% or 100%... according to their loyalty... before a game even comes out. Their loyalty is a faith that dictates their own principled reactions. Therefore, you either expect more of a game than it can deliver or you don't expect anything and nothing excites you.

If games suddenly "appeared" out of no where, we would see a much more accurate evaluation for games. But thanks to being a platform-mediated market, you can't sell games without systems... therein the catch 22. And since platform-mediated markets are subject to an taller and deeper hype curve, the effects are magnified. So, hype is necessary, but should be restrained to keep from cannibalizing the industry.

The fanboy movement is the sign of that hype going out of control, eating away at the industry. It's why Nintendo is running away with the generation. It's why the hardcore fanboys need to recognize they are both on the same side and stop this downward spiral.
JokesOnYou  +   2353d ago
Halo stands on its own...
Halo franchise is a beast. Master Chief is an Icon. Nothing is going to kill Halo until they stop making Halo themed shooters...but hey Halo doesnt NEED to be killed, I have an idea how about other devs just make games that will match Halo's success and then we can look back in time and say damm that [ ] game was definitely one of the best shooters of all time, right along WITH Halo. KZ2 was good but personally it lacked its very own special identity that a shooter needs to make a big impact in a crowded and highy competitive market of shooters. I've played just about every decent shooter and I welcome other great games to make their own name just as Halo has done. I'll defenitely play the hell out of them too.

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evrfighter  +   2353d ago
Well it's obvious it's not a Halo killer. But What Fstar says makes a lot of sense. If you have certain expectations from a company. Or they have a reputation to withhold. More pressure to release a better game is put on the developer.

But when a developer loses sight of what made them one of the best and their execs no longer care about their fanbase or reputation, only dollar signs. Games like "The Last Remnant" are released.
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FantasyStar  +   2353d ago
I know my explanation is a double-edged sword, but one has to pick a side and stick with it. I myself can't find the way to balance fanboyism with practicality. I'm all for people expressing their passion and love as pride is very cool in making games. However when that pride turns to hubris, what then? Will games still stand for the art created by their artisans(developers) or go the way of an industrialized complex(EA) fueled by supply-n-demand?(oversaturatio n of FPSs on the game market)

My standing point is that I don't have a real rebuttal to your response because I'm not so sure anymore if this-gen sucks due to console fanboyism over game fanboyism or that I'm just too conservative about the old ways. I'm not even sure what is the formula for making a great game anymore than anyone else here. Passion and a creative vision doesn't make a great game anymore in this day. Just look at the over-use of the Unreal Engine 3 as that represents the goal displacement of developers wanting to make a quick buck over creating a work of art in video games that gamers will respect and remember for ages(Tetris).

And what confuses me the most is how overwhelming the market responds to the next Halo, and that a fine game that's breeds innovation like The Darkness and Folklore falls under the radar. It makes me wonder if I'm out of touch with gaming, or that gaming is out of touch with me. My whole warrant for "pressure" falls in line more with the old ways, compared to the partisan console gen that we live in. That hype is based on the games itself, and not the console exclusive that fanboys blindly hype for their own side for the win.

But one thing is for sure, Nintendo is the real enemy of gamers: "present" and "past". Off-topic I know.


word to that. milking-DLC FTL. Hell, anygame that seeks to rip me out of my $60 unjustifiably FTL. Sorry, KZ2: that includes you too. 6-8 hour SP, 8MP maps, no split-screen. $6 DLC for 2 maps which makes up 10% of the game price.
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ZuperAmazingCooKie  +   2353d ago
"Halo franchise is a beast. Master Chief is an Icon"

lol, sales
evrfighter  +   2353d ago
@ fstar

I've stuck with the opinion that this gen sucks hard. Fanboys that continue to shell out their cash for a couple maps of DLC, extra costumes, and stuff that's normally in a patch. Have really stalled gaming this gen.

More and more developers are beginning to look past the game itself and more at what they can charge console players for extra this or that in a DLC.
JokesOnYou  +   2353d ago
Well I'm sorry it bothers you that Halo franchise has sold quite well through two gaming generations. I'm sorry it bothers you its STILL the most played game on Live most weeks. I'm sorry it bothers you that there are really good books written about the Halo universe. I'm sorry it bothers you that the Halo name and Master Chief are OFTEN mentioned whenever FPS games are rated/compared/discussed/talke d about. I'm sorry it bothers you that the game looks great, the weapons are cool, the vehicles are fun, the depth of gameplay is unmatched, and all the features plus live matchmaking just keep gamers coming back for more, while other supposedly better shooters are but forgotten. So you see all these things collectively do indeed make Halo a beast and Master Chief an Icon, does that make you sad? lol, try to contain your jealousy....your tired response of sales are nothing more than the bitter screams of those who hate Halos success.

Oh but wait, I have to remember this is the same guy who talked about killing Greenburgs family and raping his wife, just because he insulted a piece of plastic you have an unhealthy attatchment to...so of course you won't acknowledge Halo's value. I hope Halo's success continues to hurt your petty feelings. lmfao=

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edgeofblade  +   2353d ago

Agreed on The Darkness. It had that power-trippy feeling I love. And because you suggest it, I'll give Folklore a shot, too. And yes, Nintendo is a boil on the ass of the game industry. The hardcores of all systems need to band together, throw aside the corporate bullshit, and give the traitorous Nintendo what's coming to them.

Please, everyone who reads this, go out to all the hardcore fanboys you meet and tell them this:

Thou shalt play for the love of the game.
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zoneofenders  +   2353d ago
well halo has already been killed at least for me after COD4...
so i was looking forward to a COD4 killer and here we are
s8anicslayer  +   2353d ago
graphically destroys halo, halo's story better then KZ2, gameplay both at about same level, fanboy fanbase to Halo, multi player same but again KZ2 much much prettier so I would say KZ2 has a little edge over halo 3 but it did have more dev time and released almost 2 years later
Ps3fanbaby  +   2353d ago
you can say what you want to say
halo is sh!t it old i got tired of it. i try playing it and my 360 rrod twice.killzone is better.gfx are so amazing its the best shoter out there that is going to be goty for sure. i played halo mutiplayer and kid started to scream and shouting wereas killzone2 has mature people playing it
Aquanox  +   2353d ago
It's curious how they only mention games that have nothing to do with KZ2 as the titles they "often" play: LBP, Warcraft, Guitar Hero, Motorstorm.

I would bet money right now that they've spent twice as much time playing COD4 and Gears of War (And probably Halo too) than all those other games above... together, and it shows in the game.
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PotNoodle  +   2353d ago
Like we were all saying before launch, it isn't trying to kill halo.. there won't be a halo killer either.. the only thing that will kill halo is microsoft or when the franchise eventually gets old.

The same can be applied to any popular game.
kurochi  +   2353d ago
um.... Sorry to inform you, but Halo has already gotten old after Halo 2 (to me at least).
PotNoodle  +   2353d ago
.. Yeah, when it gets old for you.. its old for everyone, right? I'm not a halo fan, but what you just said was pretty stupid.
bomboclaat_gamer  +   2353d ago
sorry to inform u, but i like halo 3. and what u said was stupid. hell, maybe u r stupid
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kurochi  +   2353d ago
you guys are definitely showing your age. calling someone "stupid" doesn't change my opinion that Halo 3 is old for me.
jadenkorri  +   2353d ago
@ above
every game is old after the first... Halo Combat Evolved was the best FPS shooter I've ever played, but afterwards, just like most sequels, repeats itself.. Halo 2 and 3 were Halo 1, same Master Chief, similar but updated weapons of course, a few new ones, etc, etc... Samething with HalfLife 2 with all the episodes, its the same game, nothing new...Halo series is no better than any other fps, just like Killzone 2 and any other FPS you want to name...
PotNoodle  +   2353d ago
kurochi, learn to read.
s8anicslayer  +   2353d ago
thats because like many other franchises (Tony Hawk) halois milked asmuch as possible and tha tmight be good for ms because it will sell a ton of anything halo the bad is we get tired of it
Sony Rep  +   2353d ago
Yeah. GT already kills Halo.

GT3 sold almost as much as two Halo games. fact
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George Sears  +   2353d ago
Are you talking about Grand Turismo? Now work with me here. What the hell does GT have to do with Halo?

I mean a Racing Sim series and a FPS series, where is the resemblance?
Sony Rep  +   2353d ago
We talking about sales or quality..?

I forget with xbox fans. Pick one, though. My point remains.

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MriownBOTH  +   2353d ago
at least they are comparing fps to fps.

not fps to a driving game.

you could at least try to compare something that's at least a little bit the same.
FantasyStar  +   2353d ago
Really? I'm always under the impression that all Sony fans care about are sales, the metacritic scoers, and the NPD numbers. Like Al Gore supporters before them, the Sony fans count every single console sold and hype the NPD numbers whenever it's a positive month for Sony.
lloyd_wonder  +   2353d ago
What's your point? Of course, It doesn't just go one way.

You so insecure to respond to drivel?
FantasyStar  +   2353d ago
I'm insecure about the nature of what a gamer does anymore. Do gamers spend more time on message boards professing their love for their consoles or do they spend more time playing the actual games/console they profess to love?

And you can cross-burn me if you want, but I see the Sony side spending more time on message boards than actually playing their PS3. It makes me, as a PS3 owner, look bad because I can assure you I can proudly accept the good and bad things of my PS3 and yet this "drivel" is what's giving us PS3 owners a bad name. Hence my Al Gore reference.

Al Gore is a good person with good intentions, but damn his supporters.
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solidjun5  +   2353d ago
Why would be insecure about them?
Who cares about them. Not every SONY fan is on this website. Not every XBOX or WII fan on this webiste. I'm sure there are tons of them playing games right now. You're always going to have people who going to profess their console of choice but I wouldn't necessarily generalize them.
FantasyStar  +   2353d ago
Perhaps you're right. Believe me when I say it, but I find it hard to avoid generalizing/stereotyping. Especially here on N4G.
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lloyd_wonder  +   2353d ago
Your words of wisdom amaze me...
solidjun5  +   2353d ago
- in way, I can see that.
On the flip side, I find it hard avoid stereotyping/generalizing on Gamefaqs/Gamespot/1up. But at the same time, I've learned not to let it bother me. Maybe it's me getting older (trust me, I'm not attacking you or saying you're immature. I just don't want my words miscontrued) but I'm starting to not care anymore. Trust me, there are some who claim to be objective but it annoys me because you can tell in their writing, they really aren't. So things like that get to me and sometimes I feel like responding but it's a wash and as long as I'm having fun, then i'm good. By no means, i'm perfect. I won't lie, I do prefer the PS3 but I have the wii and I have fun when my friends come over. I don't the 360 is a great system and people are having fun. ^_^
bomboclaat_gamer  +   2353d ago
IcarusOne  +   2353d ago
entirely off-topic
But Al Gore is not a well-intentioned messiah. He is no better than his supporters. He is a fraud, perpetrating an unconfirmed pseudo-science THEORY as fact and further building an unnecessary industry. The Green movement is no longer about the environment as much as it is about $$$.
shadow2797  +   2353d ago
Show some respect, Al Gore invented the internet.

jBat17  +   2353d ago
how can something that's already dead be killed again
cod4 killed gaylo in gameplay
wii fit killed gaylo in sales
kz2 buried gaylo

the only people playing gaylo 3 are 12 year olds how did not have the money to buy cod4 in 2007.. scratch that, their moms did not have enough hooker money at that time
silverchode  +   2353d ago
if "gaylo" is dead then why do more people play it than kz2?
Stryfeno2  +   2353d ago
It took 3 games to kill Halo 3? I guess it will take 4 to kill Halo 4 lol.
jBat17  +   2352d ago
if "gaylo" is dead then why do more people play it than kz2?

like i said: the only people playing gaylo 3 are 12 year olds how did not have the money to buy cod4 in 2007.. scratch that, their moms did not have enough hooker money at that time.. those guys have no choice, gaylo is their only game, until their moms get enough money to buy them a better game like COD4 or KZ2.
ultimolu  +   2353d ago
It's a damn good game though. :D
thor  +   2353d ago
Why the f*** are people disagreeing with Ultimolu here?

I'm afraid that N4G is starting to become an Xbox haven again.

KZ2 is a FANTASTIC game. Look at the reviews if you must. Play the game if you must. It's really fun. If you don't find it fun, you're either far too pedantic, or you just don't like shooters.
ultimolu  +   2353d ago
Oooh, look at the disagrees! Yayz! :D

thor: I'm just loling dude. I see trolls at work here. xD
I see trolls that hate me and just hate when someone mentions the name of Killzone 2.
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FantasyStar  +   2353d ago
I don't like the word "pedantic". I just got out of Creative Writing class you know.
On-Topic: I like both games, but I give the edge to Halo 3 just cause of more variety like vehicles and split-screen. I can't play KZ2 in the same room with friends after all. The way I see it, at a party, it'll always be Halo 3 that gets played more often than KZ2 because no one wants to shell out $400 +$60 for a game that might not even be that great because there's no split-screen in KZ2.

Bring it on Sony fanboys, I said it. Your game isn't the GOD game, but it's still a very good game by itself.
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thor  +   2353d ago
100% agree FantasyStar.

They completely underestimated the importance of split-screen in a game such as KZ2 - however I don't think including it would have impacted sales that much; Motorstorm 2 and Resistance 2's split-screen modes, whilst awesome, didn't propel sales as high as the first games which didn't include those modes.
solidjun5  +   2353d ago
you know I think you're a good commenter
but c'mon mayne.

It's fine that you give the edge to HAlO because everything is subjective and if you think HALO3 is better than that's fine. As long as you're enjoying the game and having fun with your frieds, which it should always be.

But to say "because no one wants to shell out $400 +$60 for a game that might not even be that great because there's no split-screen in KZ2." and then purposely say it just to welcome attacks is just kinda...odd. You have the system and I'm sure you didn't buy the console just for "1" game. There's variety of great games you can play.

Seriously, it doesn't have to have split-screen to be great. It's great on it's own right. I personally think Bioshock is over freaking rated but it didn't stop anyone from giving it GOTY awards left to right despite have lack of split screen or even multiplayer. It's fun on its own right and that's what matters. Why don't we just leave it at that.

Sorry for the rant. Just enjoy the games.
Besides, I don't believe SONY or guerilla said it was a HALO killer. It was so called Journalists who created that moniker. To me, it's just a damn good game.
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edgeofblade  +   2353d ago
Rules #1 about Disagree Club: Talking about agrees OR disagrees will get you more disagrees.

_____________________________ __________________See? Like clockwork.
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lowcarb  +   2353d ago
"Besides, I don't believe SONY or guerilla said it was a HALO killer. It was so called Journalists who created that moniker."

Journalists and Sony fanboys to be exact.
Pennywise  +   2353d ago
thor, it isnt becoming an xbox haven again. These guys all have many many many accounts and their lack of games to play, or jobs gives them plenty of time to log on them all and hit disagree and take bubbles.
ultimolu  +   2353d ago
lowcarb, I'm a PS3 fan and I didn't say this game would kill Halo. I was excited about the game because I was in the beta and I played the demo like...ten times?
II Necroplasm II  +   2353d ago
Reading these comments are funny while drunk.
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lowcarb  +   2353d ago
Well I'm not calling you or other Sony fans a fanboy because you like KZ2. I'm talking about the few people that where for whatever reason stirring up stuff calling it a halo killer.

edit above necroplasma: your going to stunt your growth. 10 years of age is way to young to start heavy drinking.
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ukilnme  +   2353d ago
Killzone 2 is a great game. Looking forward to spending more time with it. Halo 1-3 are great too. No need for anything to kill anything.

I do find it too funny that someone here is afraid that this site is becoming an Xbox haven again. All anyone has to do is look at the comments of almost any Xbox news and you will see them infested with Sony guys, some of which are in this thread.

Anyway be like me and enjoy both. It's only games people.
Slime  +   2353d ago
Killzone 2 sucks!
king dong2  +   2353d ago
i'm just a few days away from a ps3
and am i looking forward to owning kz2? sh!t yeah!

but will i still play halo3 on my 360? again sh!t yeah!

i know i will love kz2, just like i love halo3! i dont think any game kills any other, i just play the games i want to, and play more of the games love....more people should if you ask me.

pennywise: a typical pathetic response from a die-hard sony fanboy. n4g is the biggest stronghold of sony-fanboys on the net...even the official ps forums are tame by comparison. if they weren't, then how would you, and the people like you accumulate so many bubbles for spouting such nonsense day-in day-out(which is surprising seeing as there's close to "1000 beztz excluzivez everzzzz in the hiztoryz of conzolezzz on the pstriple")!

kz2, and resistance 2 by the weekend for me!! can someone be honest with me(no typical fanboy love-fest required), what's mgs4 like on-line??
TheBand1t  +   2353d ago
Thank you slime for your well researched and unbiased opinion. We here at N4G greatly value such excellent comments.

Also, sarcasm.
QuackPot  +   2353d ago
N4g is full of xfanboys
@king dong2

I've been on this site for over a year and it is obvious there's at least as many 360 fans as Ps3.

Problem is the the xfanboys love doing fantom disagrees and stealing bubbles, maliciously- especially those who don't have a ps3 but always seem to be commenting in the Ps3 section.

Also, you will get more reward playing Warhawk online than R2 or KZ2. Warhawk online MP is as good if not better than Halo - simple fun and very addictive in a 16 vs 16 with good players. It has no SP or coop but does have 4 player split screen. It's cheapas at the PSStore.
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king dong2  +   2352d ago
ok, we'll agree on a plethora of fan-turds
on both sides then..

yeah thanks for the advice, i'll be downloading warhawk straight away...most probably be picking up a ps3 tomorrow.

i'm looking forward to having one at last....
Salta_nelas  +   2353d ago
Title is wrong and the article linked to does not contain that piece of text.

Sad to note some media still call games "killer of x", it only generates hate from fanboys and people dont appreceate games as they should.

Killzone 2 is a masterpiece of a FPS and everyone should enjoy it regardless of other FPS.
Nelson M  +   2353d ago
Killzone 2
Is way Beyond a Halo Killer
It Kills all other Console FPS to Date
Think of it as a FPS Definer
Killzone 2 is the New Standard
Killzone 2 is the King
Apocalypse Shadow  +   2353d ago
the point of killzone 2
was that guerilla could make a good game.gamers slammed them for shellshock and killzone1.

i used to slam 989 studios but then they pumped out the first syphon filter with eidetic.how do you go from bubsy 3D to syphon?but it was possible.

gamers could slam bungie for ONI.that was a poor game that was nothing like ghost in the shell anime.and had too many repetitive rooms and corridors.but most young gamers don't know they made that and rockstar published it for ps2.some might say halo1 has repetitive rooms and maps,but bungie is now considered a great developer.

so guerilla should also be given that pass of redemption too.they built a new engine and made a good game with it.hopefully with all that man power,they make another hit game.since it's really not even the same team being they are now about 4 1/2 times larger as a company.

good job GG.

EDIT:for those disagreeing:



bought things like onimusha and tekken tag instead.

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Sony Rep  +   2353d ago
GT butt rapes Halo in sales

That's all that matters, amirite bots?
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MrTruth  +   2353d ago
KZ2 isnt good enough to get close Halo3 - Multiplayer of H3 is perfect but KZ2 have same bugzz..
redsquad  +   2353d ago
Well done for missing the whole point of the article.
Mo0eY  +   2352d ago
What bugs, dumb@ss?
TheColbertinator  +   2353d ago

That is all
lloyd_wonder  +   2353d ago
lol. indeed.

COD4 already killed Halo. Luckily, Halo 3 came out before COD 4.
Obama  +   2353d ago
It didn't kill halo in sales but it surely did in gameplay.
Sony Rep  +   2353d ago
TIKUP  +   2353d ago
indeed very true!
DelbertGrady  +   2353d ago
Halo 3 - 4-player co-op in splitscreen or online for both campaign/multiplayer, mapmaking in Forge, ability to save and direct replays, used in Major League Gaming, most online activity of all 360 titles, land & air vehicles, clan support, great matchmaking system, the best controls in any console FPS to date.

Yup, Killzone 2 definitely kills it.

Btw, does Killzone 2 have water?
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PotNoodle  +   2353d ago
XBL: Death roW247 | PSN: DeathroW22
... Yes.. it has water.

And yes, i agree - Killzone 2 > Halo 3 in both multiplayer and single player.
Slime  +   2353d ago
Killzone 2 has one of the worst single player campaigns in history and the worst boss fight ever in any game.

Multiplayer was enjoyable for a short while. Now it's just rocket spam, providing you can actualy play without the game crashing with the latest patch.
likedamaster  +   2353d ago
"Killzone 2 has one of the worst single player campaigns in history and the worst boss fight ever in any game.

Multiplayer was enjoyable for a short while. Now it's just rocket spam, providing you can actualy play without the game crashing with the latest patch."

-Ouchy! Sounds like you've really played the game, and recently!
MriownBOTH  +   2353d ago
yeah to you guys not. not to these people.

Halo 3 Players Online: 64,138
Unique Players (Last 24 Hours): 821,139
Matches Logged (Last 24 Hours): 1,872,967
UNSC Campaign Kill Count: 10,263,149,511

not bad for such a old last gen game huh? seems graphics aren't everything.

i mean look at WOW those graphics suck balls....but many many many upon many people play wow because of its gameplay

if kill zone cant even mash cod their is no chance with halo.
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Gun_Senshi  +   2353d ago
quake live unqie players in last 24 hours

too much to count.
Apocalypse Shadow  +   2353d ago
thing is
if you look at who improved more as a developer,it would have to be guerilla.

not just the graphics,but EVERYTHING ELSE.

their game goes toe to toe with a target render in CG.that is impressive.

the game puts more onscreen.the online has more players.the engine does it all at the same time.people said it wasn't possible for this company to succeed.

and the naysayers were proven wrong.the game went platinum.that's all that counts.

halo has more sales.more matches online.but the game doesn't up the player counts from previous versions.and the engine didn't support even microsoft's "720p is the sweet spot for games.it's 640p.

if microsoft has billions,why does the game not look like a billion dollars?sales are fine,but there wasn't any next gen leap.

QuackPot  +   2353d ago
Must we repeat ourselves.
Apparently yes.

Neither Sony nor GG said KZ was a Halo killer.


Halo is a great game and has a huge fanbase.

KZ2 is a good game but not great like Halo nor will ever have the fanbase. It's not quite better than CoD4 but could by making the controls like all other shooters, getting rid of the spawn flare and have spawn zones, redoing and making the rankings harder, add more weapons and have vehicles(jeep, tank, intruder, mech). Then MW would be bettered.
chidori666  +   2353d ago
killzone 2>>>> all games of fps in the market.


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PeptoBismol  +   2353d ago
COD4 > KZ2 > Halo 3
SaberEdge  +   2353d ago
KZ2>COD4>Gears>Halo3& gt;Resistance>COD5

Goes something like that for me.
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kewlkat007  +   2353d ago
Most fanboys pre-Feb 27 were saying something different though...
A good game is a good game but some of you hype things way too much as well as putting down other strong franchises instead of embracing games that are just genuinely fun to play.

The desperate need to have "that game" to call your own, for your only console of choice will never end.

Is Kz2 "that shooter" for PS3 as Halo is to MS? Probably Not
FantasyStar  +   2353d ago
"You're just jealous that I'm not limited to kicking ass on one console"
This is why I own both a PS3 and a 360 and a Gaming PC. I get the best of every world and I poke fun at poor people who wrap their jealously in the name of "console pride". That saying above says it best.
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otherZinc  +   2353d ago
Well Jim,
9million people disagree with you & 1 million agree.

Halo 3 10million sold
K2 1 million sold
9million difference.

Thats simple math Jim.

Also, Halo 3 passed Killzone 2 in sales, impressive for a game released in 2007.
Pennywise  +   2353d ago

1=your opinions mean jack.
Bazookajoe_83  +   2353d ago
You would have to go really mainstream and casual to kill halo
What halo has done is that they have catched the casual gamers, i dont know if there is any other shooter out there that has done that. Killzone 2 will never get that because it wont catch the casual gamers. I still like KZ2 more, but then im playing all these so called hardcore games first and foremost. My nepheus on the other hand, they like halo because it´s easy to get into and very shiny.
DelbertGrady  +   2353d ago
How do you explain the success of COD 4 then? Is that also "casual"?
Gun_Senshi  +   2353d ago
Killzone 2 and Halo 3 are both FPS, but both play totally different.

Why cannot Killzone 2 be killzone 2 and Halo 3 be Halo 3?
solidjun5  +   2353d ago
Both of these games are fun to their fans and it should be that way. I don't believe Guerrilla, while thinking of a game to create, said "Eureka!!, let's make a Halo Killer!!!". I think their intention was to create a fun experience. And what an experience.
Cherchez La Ghost  +   2353d ago
Obama, how did KZ2 kill Halo in gameplay?!
Not trolling or showing you disrespect. I just like you to elaborate on your statement, please.
Omega4  +   2353d ago
In sales it didnt stand a chance (but not many games do espeically when in comes to Halo)

As for gameplay it didnt even have co-op i mean come on, what chance did it have of even touching Halo 2, let alone Halo 3
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solidjun5  +   2353d ago
...and Bioshock didn't have those yet it was considered AWESOMERIFIC.
Those things aren't necessary to make a game great. To say a game is better is purely subjective. Some people actually loved KZ2, Bioshock over Halo 3. In the end, it was fun and that's what matters.
Omega4  +   2353d ago
Bioshock didnt have co-op because you were alone in that game which added to the atmosphere not to mention it had a lot of other unique features which made up for it. Plus it wasnt touted as a Halo killer.

K2 on the other is a standard shooter where you were in a >>>TEAM<<< where you werent even allowed to control two of them. And unless every last one of them died thats pretty poor, in this day and age.

It would even of made more sense for Halo not to have co-op cause master cheif works alone but they still managed to throw in some random elites. Im sorry but that pretty pathetic especially when everyone claimed it to be a halo killer
Gun_Senshi  +   2353d ago
COD4 owned Halo 3 and has no co op
solidjun5  +   2353d ago
Who touted it was a Halo killer hmmmm? Okay
Second of all, what else did it have that made it unique and stand out from other FSP? Yes the atmosphere was wonderful but it was your typical FPS that was hella fun. However, I don't see how Multiplayer couldn't have been incorporated. You can devise scenerios that would foster a multiplayer experience. For instance, you can create scenario where you're a person and multiple players are little sisters and their goal is to retrieve ADAM from you. See, I thought about that in three minutes. So don't give me that crap about being alone. I'm sure they could've thought of it. And for you to say"cause master cheif works alone but they still managed to throw in some random elites." really shows how one sided you are. I'm sorry it's pretty pathetic you're repeating something not EVERYONE claimed. If you can find a text where Guerialla said "It's a HALO killer", then it would give credence that you're saying. Otherwise, you're just doing what you usually do. Talk out your arse.
Omega4  +   2353d ago
What are you on about? Everyone was saying Killzone 1 was a Halo killer and when that failed it logically moves on to Killzone 2. Obviously Guerrilla Games didnt say that because im sure they didnt want to be accused of murderers when everyone in the gaming community died of laugher. But everyone who had a PS3 was saying it, until they played it of course. I would get links to articles saying it but i cant be asked, but this was the first link what came up on google (before i decided i couldnt be asked):


And im not going to bother comparing Bioshock because its not your standard shooter like Halo or Killzone
ColossiSlayer  +   2353d ago
Shooting Physics...
Besides Socom(TPS), KZ is the most authentic shooting experience in gaming, shoot a hangun in real life, then in Killzone. You'll see what I am saying. You cant just Hammer the crosshair, you have to readjust each shot after recoil. Thats the weighty feeling or "bad controls" that people complain about. Its called Realism... Brothers in Arms tried to capture that feeling also....
QuackPot  +   2353d ago
Not quite
Even if I had a real weighty shotgun or Heavy machine gun in my hand, I can still do a precise 180 degree turn fast - not slow as in KZ2.

Try it. The controls simply suck and need to be made like all other
SaberEdge  +   2353d ago
I don't agree. I think the controls in most other games are what suck. After playing Killzone 2 I really cringe every time I play another shooter. I hate floaty, jerky controls in shooters. I still like those other games, I just wish they had controls more like Killzone 2.

I also think you way over estimate how fast you can turn your body while aiming with a gun. Some of these games have you turning faster than a person could turn in real life without a rifle in their hands. I shoot guns and I tell you that Killzone 2 feels more real to life than most other floaty shooters.

Oh and before you label me a Ps3 fanboy, just look at my comments. I have been more of a Xbox 360 fanboy, if anything.
PStu'rd  +   2353d ago
Halo has been dead for decades now. The 1 million daily online players and 10 million sold indicates that the series is obviously in a free fall.

Poor Skids

They blindly and desperately worshiped a game that was in development for 4 years, had a budget as big as a Micheal Bay movie, received help from the best developers in the industry and in the end failed to top even the most mediocre halo fps game quality wise. Not to mention it got outsold by a Halo console RTS and got zero attention by most mature gamers.

Must be hard:( Your beloved developers of choice dedicate 4 years of their lives, work so, so hard and in the end a FPS that you HATE so much because its so, so successful and gets so much attention and was in development for only 2 years just runs all over it.

Moooomeeeyyy the world isnt FAIR!! Make MS go awaaaaayy;(
likedamaster  +   2353d ago
"Moooomeeeyyy the world isnt FAIR!! Make MS go awaaaaayy;( "

That's funny stuff. Bubbles
vagisil  +   2353d ago
halo took a dump on killzone last-gen and seems to be keeping up that tradition. you would think with all the amazing dev studios that sony bought/own that atleast one of them would be able to make a great shooter.

oh well. halo, and halo odst will continue to kick any shooter on sony's consoles ass. better story, better gameplay, and a hell of a lot better multiplayer options says halo is the killzone killer. sorry ps3 fangirls.


http://www.youtube.com/watc... <<--- a real shooter for consoles
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JeepCreeper86  +   2353d ago
I totally agree, but let me throw my opinion in there too. PS3 exclusive owners swear that this game would make me stop playing halo forever... Well, i still play halo... I dont play KZ2 anymore. Survey says! Buzz!!!! Halo has better re-playability (IMO).
SaberEdge  +   2353d ago
So what? For some people like myself, it is Halo that doesn't get played anymore.

COD4 and Killzone 2 are much better experiences in my opinion.
mastiffchild  +   2353d ago
The phrase "Halo killer" is what needs to die. While I love Halo 1 and 2, and still rate the MP for H3 very highly there are many FPS games that I'd rather play these days.

Halo has a special place in console gaming and as such should not be viewed in the same light as most, if not all, other console shooters. It arrived at a serendipitous moment for Bungie and MS trith be told and the fanbase it built up on the original Xbox as the first FPS to offer the full FPS on and offline package has to be admired. For the present, in soles terms at least, it leaves the franchise in a pretty unassailanle position. Whether, after playing Halo3 to death, that's a really good thing for the quality of the series I wouldn't like to say.

Certainly, looking at a broader palette of the shooters we now have I doubt the fanbase for Halo would be the size it is now had they arrived earlier. In much the same way I don't feel Halo could replicate similar success on PC-I doubt it could've at the time it all started. The result is a game that, even now, closely resembles what was fresh to console gamers when the first one launched way back when. I really do think that other shooters are the ones moving the bar in terms of originality, quality, visuals and making the best use of current console tech.

What I'm saying, I guess, is that a game/series with the rabis following of a Halo is always in more danger of stagnating(not daring to fix what isn't broken if you like-while others take that risk)than it ever is of one game coming along and blowing it out of the water in terms of sales-that doesn't really happen and we all know it.

ODST gives Bungie a great chance to do something new with the template as we won't be MC this time around so I'm hoping to see them go out with a bang and make the much loved(but, imo, ageing) gameplay relevant again(outside of MP which, thanks mainly to Forge and excellent DLC has been able to stay fresher than the SP)and perhaps add more to the franchise than we've seen in years. If they don't then the next Halo FPS will struggle to reach the heights of 1, 2 and 3 sales wise-it'll have a new developer so won't have the Bungie pedigree with the series for long time fans(who make up most of them I feel)which also makes the job harder. So another danger is from within rather than another game.

So, in my long winded way, I guess I mean I'd like to see the "Halo killer" phrase put down and forgotten as, if Halo is to die, it'll be down to whoever makes the first one to fail at the checkout and their failure to keep the quality/keep up to date. Not because GG redeemed themselves for being over ambitious with their first attempt on PS2 with KZ2 being a great game and not because MW2 might be even better than COD4 was.
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maverick1191  +   2353d ago
halo has been dead for years its still popular yes but they are dragging on the series now halo wars and ODST etc COD 4 killed it
Mr Marbles  +   2353d ago
Name one thing that game did different, name one thing that game brought to the FPS genre, it borrowed plenty of things from a few 360 exclusives but what did it bring to the table?

Best FPS ever? not even close.

Halo killer? only in the dreams of fanboys.
Bazookajoe_83  +   2353d ago
First person cover system? dont know if it´s been done before, but i think they pretty much invented that. Really impressive graphics, i dont know if there is much on any console that can beat them there. The helghast, they have become really big icons in the gaming industry. Dynamic multiplayer, i guess Resistance 2 were first with that one but it´s an awesome feature. If you dont know what it is, it is when the goals in the mp changes. From tdm to capture the flag to protect the taret and so on. An realistic feel to the wepons, it is really hard to fire an atomatic wepon. I dont know if you have tried it, but i have and if you spray the bullets youre gonna miss 95%. Other than that it was a pretty normal shooter. Oh i almost forgot, they have some really awesome AI.
TheBand1t  +   2353d ago
Since when has any FPS done ANYTHING different?

Unless the words you type out next are "Half Life 1 and 2", you're full of chit.
bobdog626  +   2353d ago
Truth be Known
Killzone2 could not beat L4D let along Gear's or Halo in sale's .Oh No here come's Halo ODST . I Hope God of War is Ready at E3 or this is going to suck for Sony . MAG look's like it might just be the Game to give Microsoft a Run for it's Money?
Socomer 1979  +   2353d ago
i have absolutly no respect for halo.
at all.

with killzone 2 in my possesion i would easily forget about halo if it wasnt for these kids always mentioning it. im like shut up already with the halo its freaking stupid and made for kiddies. my headshots take your fckn head off.

go grab a spartan laser or a sword or something and quit hating on my Sniper Rifle. You better hope guerrila doesnt add vehicles in multiplayer ... uh... omg... the thought alone just made me jizz in my pants.
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