As far as understatements go, saying that Killzone 2 was a nice-looking game is pretty high on the list. The game arrived in early 2009 like some benevolent time traveler, a first-person shooter sent from the future bearing the message "Fear not, friends. This is what PlayStation 3 graphics will look like in a few years' time." Killzone 3, its aptly named sequel, doesn't carry that same immediate impact. It looks and sounds nothing short of gorgeous, but its various improvements seem more focused on fleshing out the gameplay experience with greater variety, bigger set pieces, and deeper combat. We recently got to experience this development game plan firsthand, and it didn't take long to see that, with a game that already looked so good, building up the action seems like the right way to go.