SCEE just announced a Flash and Thunder Map Pack for Killzone 2. The DLC will include the Beach Head and Southern Hills maps from the first Killzone, remade for PS3. It's out on June 11.
but 2 more maps for (i bet) another 5 quid! nah sorry gg ill pass or get em off a friend for free again like i did steel and titanium... just price them reasonably like 2 quid 2 maps and they will fly out the door... 5 quid is way way too much for 2 maps! i payed like 6 pound odd for the pinball game which to me is money far better spent
def picking this up loved beachhead but southern hills (dont remember that map its not the snow map right?) GG also needs to bring back that assault mode where theres the 3 generators per side and teams have to protect theirs while trying to destroy the other teams i know its kinda the concept as assassination but it was fun as hell.
YES! That mode was AWESOME! great team strategy needed for that mode. I'll be replaying those KZ1 maps and brace myself to see them in Edge Engine glory.
Don't get me wrong, I loved the last two maps, but the fact that the game is not well-designed for people who want to play together, these DLCs actually only hurt the KZ2 community. Let me give an example... After the Steel/Titanium pack came out, we were excited to play on those maps, but playing together had become even harder than before because: 1) Divided community: Not everyone buys the new maps. So only a small subset of games are played on the new maps. 2) Faction-balancing turned on by default: Faction-balancing is overrated and unnecessary IMO. And to make things worse, the default gamemodes all keep these turned ON. That means... in order to play with your friends, you are forced to look for a game made specifically by someone who bought the new maps AND has faction-balancing turned off. Believe me... these are impossible to come by. At the end of the day... we actually STOPPED playing KZ2 after the new maps came out. Which is quite ironic and sad... because the game itself is fine. But getting to play with your friends is so badly implemented in this game that it's a huge turn-off. MGO (Metal Gear Online) had similar issues too... with the community being severely fragmented as Konami released new maps at exorbitant prices... but at least they didn't force faction balancing... Oh well.. GG, I really hope you put in that play-with-friends feature soon.
Killzone needs a party system of some form. It is the single most important thing that they could do. I think that the problem is that KZ2 uses a list-of-servers format instead of a matchmaking format. That makes it difficult to search for games as a group. I think that GG could still do some things to make it easy for us to make friends on the fly and to play with the friends we have already made. A while ago someone mentioned that GG was considering making squads consistent across game types. That would help. I think that KZ2 needs some form of invite/reservation system whereby we can reserve spots for a certain length of time for our friends who are not in the game. I think they need to kill the rank balancing. I have had friends who could not join me because my rank too high and they couldn't join my room. I heard that Seb confirmed that they will allow us to see the parameters of the rooms before we jump in. For example we will be able to see which classes are turned on or off before we jump in. Personally, I think that is going to effectively kill the Assault class.
Freaking awesome, hope they bring back all of them! and the 203's...
Price? Or is it free?
no free. I bet it 6$.
I share these between friends. We'll take it in turns buying, share PSN accounts, DL and play together. Works a charm.
damn that's awesome. Since they're old maps I hope they tack off a couple bucks from the $6 price tag of the last one.
a little off topic but thanks ive been looking for a lupin toy
nice, this game's multiplayer really needs some large maps.
Can't wait to see em in action.
Better not be $6 again
.. I'm still buying. I'd rather support this type of developer than those that do nothing at all to push our gaming experience but just push out glorified shovelware. DLC is optional. You either think it's worth it or not and for me, pretty much everything GG has done this gen with this game is worth it to me.
Never played any of the original killzone maps so this is something new. Look forward to it.
They look.. amazing :o
i refuse to pay 3 bucks for a multiplayer map. piss off! multiplayer maps should be free!
.. then make your own and be happy. :(
give me an editor and i'll make one ...
and you should work extra hours for free
please be free or atleast £3 at most. Edit @ the people who say we are cheap: is it cheap to complain if they charge £5 again fo the maps? if I buy these maps at a fiver that would mean I'd have paid £10 for 4 maps when the game only cost me £30 brand new!
Most likely not free. Doesn't matter. If their good, I'll buy. Killzone maps alone pwn games.
Are you guys actually that poor that you cant afford a 5 dollar map pack? Even my 8 year old daughter could pay that.
it's not a point of rich or poor, the point is this is extortion. You wouldn't pay $5 for a single piece of gum, because that money is better spent elsewhere, same thing here, $6 for two maps it a little ridiculous considering the game didn't ship with too many maps anyway
You optionally pay $5.99 for two maps of a game that has the very best online graphics and physics available on any console and the world comes to an end with "oh noes! iz teh extortion!!" but You pay 50bucks every year to play games online and you say "meh it's only 4bucks a months. Pffft! that's nothing!" GG worked hard on this game and, to me, they deserve every penny they get.
yeah, you're a real great human being when you feel good about dissing someone's little baby girl.
wow... you'd figure with all of the FREE options PSN has to offer, purchasing a $5.99 Map Pack would not be an issue. JEEZ
Great. I wonder if the maps are take place daytime outside. I wanna see more light instead of dark places. I can't wait though. i just downloaded map pack 1 2 days ago and I like the levels. The train one is kinda hard though.
I wasn't a big fan of those maps from Killzone 1.... the Southern hills and Beach Head Maps were O.k. I want Guerrilla to bring back the Core Shaft and Park Terminal Maps, those were my 2 favorites. I wasn't a fan of the Jungle map from KZ1 either, but I'd really like to see Guerrilla bring that one back too because it would be nice to have at least one level in KZ2 a lot of color.
i love the support were gettin from GG we love ya
We need more people using the new maps we have too. I havent got to play them with others too often..
I'm guessing more "Warzone Weekends"? :)
yeah.. more warzone weekends, and stop making the games so damn long where we can only get like 2 in an hour... 5 minutes.. gets the variety in maps going, i think thats why it doesnt last long, people get pissed at having to defend a damn bomb site for 20 minutes.
@ SmokeyMcBear... yeah, but with the shorter time limits, it's often hard to get some of the ribbons! I'm still trying to get the air bot support ribbons. Those are freakin' difficult to get.
wow, the damn game just came out and there's already 2 map packs. I play all the time and the newest 2 never even come up... Guerilla really has to fix the kz2 multiplayer system if they want people to play for a while longer, new maps won't cut it. They need a system more like COD or Halo. (BTW, I am no fanboy of MS, I just know a great matchmaking system when I see them.)
The game still has plenty of people playing, it has found its core audience like every game has.. and they have been sticking around. I'm one of them, the multiplayer doesn't need fixing.
I still want a new map with VEHICLES though. that would spice things up
Heh, i've never understood the attraction to vechiles in FPS games. The only FPS game i thought worked well with vechiles was unreal tournament. I don't think vechiles would work well in killzone 2.
if you bought both map packs thats $14 with tax for 4 maps. im already sick of kz2s cheesy rocket whoring and stupid sniper scanning gameplay anyways. Ill probably have way more fun spending $16 bucks on bf1943. just my opinion!
wut that cheesy rockect spamming and sniper whore is easyly avoidable by playing game with those turned off (and like 90% of the game are turned off) EDIT oh scanning, yea that is a bit fwcked they could of made the cool down longer
After investing 70hrs into it and getting ready for another 10yr stint soon I can say the game is perfectly balanced. My only gripe would be Air-Bots need slightly better accuracy since only 2 can be used at once.
I'm still getting a hang of the two maps that just came out and GG's already releasing new ones?! This is madness lol. I'm not complaining. Just can't wait for summer vacation to get back to KZ2's MP.
OMG Beach head???????????????????????? that was the best killzone 1 map ever. Southern hills is meh though
Good to hear. I just picked up the S&T pack like 2 days ago and I'm loving the maps. The cruiser is my favorite one it has a good mix of cqc and distance fighting. The train map is ok but it's a little annoying having to look before jumping between trains and snipers are a little annoying because of the narrow pathways but I'm sure I'll get used to it. Great job on the game GG and keep giving me dlc just throw in some bigger maps next time we have enough of the smaller maps.
I do agree looking before you leap kinda hurts the flow, but then again its supposed to. I think game developers continue to forget FPS games have ZERO pariferal vision which sucks. As a gamer i'm finding that graphics are now at tolerable even amazing levels, but there is a need for a 3 monitor system where you have you good pariferal vision.
Well the previous maps should have been cheaper since they were basically made already, using single player maps. But these maps have been made from scratch pretty much, so I think these ones are worth it, the previous ones were not. But I bought them anyway.
Wow, a game that's already hot just got hotter. o.o
I haven't had beach head since...
ba dum *crash* But seriously folks...
Man I want this map pack, loved these old maps but come on Sony and GG why can't you make a proper map pack which has at least 3-4 maps. I hope this is free, if Valve (L4D), Ubisoft with RB6:V etc can give away free map packs and game modes then so should you.
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