This movie "The Red Spectacles" supposedly was the inspiration for KIllzone's "Helghast".
I am sorry if the story is not up to standards but this is my first story and I found it while on the web
hmm there is a surprising resemblance to Helghast, any source? or you found it on your own?
I've always thought the Helgast were inspired by "Jin Roh".
Fire that into google images and see what you get. Told ya!
Jin-Roh came well after The Red Spectacles...actually read the story...KZ2's inspiration came from WW2 overall when it comes to the helghast gas masks and attire...The only thing you can pin GG on with Killzone's influences is the Helghast's look, everything else is "pretty" original like the storyline and the other factions
it just says under influences
Killzone a video game series by Guerrilla Games (Netherlands), 2004~2006.
Tks for the approval
one more and its on main page yay
what is that movie japanese?
Red Spectacles trailer
a rip off of Jin-Roh The Wolf Brigade
I was gonna comment the same thing, although the idea is pretty simplistic, so I wouldn't exactly call it a "rip-off."
this movie was done 11 years before jin roh. so how can this be a ripoff of jin roh ?
they all copied this obscure source which pre-dates them all
It was a combination of the old WWI gas masks they used to wear and another inspiration was actually Jin-Roh.
EDIT: oh wow disagrees...big surprise. You gay fantards CANNOT ignore the fact that the helghast look EXACTLY like that anime.
EDIT: @jenzo= LOL
@mannyharlem141= newsflash...your a douche. Talk about off-topic, you come here for game news or just be a retard?
Yes they can. The power of denying, my friend.
News Flash.. the Nazis lost you dirty piece of shyt.. go comment on Halo news or something, loser
Hmm they really look alike, awsome heh.But wouldin't that be in way copy right. Well if no one complains its all good then. Now for me to find that movie and watch it ... With sub.
well wether its was the inspiration or not,you certainly cannot miss the similarities.Even the hoses connecting the tanks to the mask are in the same place
@timmyp53- I wasn't actually loooking for news, i was just on wikipedia looking at war stuff and eventually I found this and decided to make an article
Similarities, but no proof of direct inspiration
i aint ever heard of it
looks like some type of anime
Removed, beat me to it. Who knows what inspired the Killzone series in general, most games can be said to take from other forms of media, Halo series = countless scifi movies, GTA series = countless gangster movies, etc.
Yeah, Killzone was ripping of a slew of Japanese visual concepts, admitted by the devs, with Jin-Roh chief among then. Then again, it's no secret that a lot of Halo is lifted from Aliens, so no big whoop really.
Starship Troopers, Predator, Aliens..
Helghast reminded me alot of jinroh wolf brigade.
The only thing I can think of thats remotely similar is the flood popper infection forms and facehuggers from aliens.
@bathyj= ok the mouths, but the heads? No.
Lot of games rip off Aliens in one way or another.
Halo2, Elites mouths = Predator ripoff, and the shape of their head is kind of like aliens.
Dude, you just answered your own question!!
Nope, were not bashing Halo. We're just saying that it shares some similarities with sci-fi movies. And for everyone's information: Many of today's games got their inspirations one way or another from movies. As a matter of fact, can anyone identify a big-name game in which no similarities from anything can be found?
Seems kinda farfetched to bash Halo.
Aliens, predator, Star Craft, Starship troopers.
Bungie also got the idea of the Halo Rings from the novel, Ringworld.
takes the cake for the biggest Aliens ripoff in existence.
The Helghast have LED eyes and gas masks, Jin-Roh is another one.
I cant believe no one said Manhunt.
If that is what you're speaking of, what's the relation to Killzone?
Soldiers with black uniforms and red eyes. Dont you'se remember?
Why do any of you guys care?
here u go
i think jin roh was a very good anime. and the best in the anime were the helgast like figures. of course some dumb idiots come here and talk about copy. but please use your brain. if you look exactly at every thing you will notice many many things are ripp of from something different. and i dont see whats so negative about it ? perhaps because its sony ? yeah, here we are again, sony haters without reasons.
Interestingly, in that clip of the movie, the trooper is carrying what is very similar to the Helghast LMG.
Cool find and posts. I've got to get and check this movie since it looks cool and is from Ghost In the Shell director.
Is about Aliens and Humans fighting each other when all this time they are suppose to fight the floods like wow! that is got to be the biggest mistake of the humans lives fighting with the aliens that they dont know what there fighting for to begin with thats just like our president sending soldiers to there dooms because he doesnt even know what hes doing sending the soldiers in a wild goose chase to just capture an oil tank and again there still there because the president thinks he can change some desert country because of his stupid idea that will never happen!
thats just like the soldiers in Halo fighting the wrong kind of aliens when there suppose to fight against the floods and further more I know where the inspiration how Master Chief got created from the Jolly green giant only they made him where the helmet so no one would know hes him.
The Covenant started the war in the halo Franchise by glassing an outer colony world.
The thing is, the Covnenat believe that the Halo Rings will start their Great Journey and make them gods, but in reality, the Halo Rings are used to contain The Flood.
The Elites have found out the truth of the rings, but the prophets (mainly the Prophet Of Truth) is still leading the Covenant on a suicidal path.
When people go out to buy Halo3 and stick it into their refurbished machine which by the should be called the The Vacuum Hoover Box they are going to be so dissapointed hence its going to be the same thing over and over, the gameplay is going to be the same as Halo2, you watch give it 3 days after release and hear people say "its alright, nothing I've never played before." Unlike Lair or Heavenly Sword or Drake Uncharted Island etc. these are all diverse interesting games. Coming September thru November the owners of the PS3 are going to have to buckle up because its going to be ride they will never forget.
That paragraph of garbage you just sh*t out made me dumber for having read it. You need to see a doctor.
Nah, sorry, memory's hazy on this one. Good observation though. In any case...I really wanna get my hands on this game. In all honesty, I'll BEG for a delay if it means surpassing the trailer completely(it has in some areas, not even close in others).
No halo-killer stigma this time around, so hopefully this gem can shine in it's own light next year. My thing is, I'm having a hard time swallowing the thought that they'll be done with this by February looking better than E3 '05. More power to them if they do, and the sooner is always the better...but I hope I don't speak for myself when I say I really, REALLY want this game to be a technical showcase of this generation.
Halo is the most over rated game ever released i fell sorry for the idiots that will be camping out to buy halo 3 only to find out they bought the same game 4 years ago(halo 1) It will never stop amazing me that such a repetitive, boring, linear, poor quality storyline fill game has sold at all. And all the Halo fans that disagree with me tell me one thing that halo does better than any other game I already no the awnser to that nothing.
You know what I can never understand about people on this site? Why does everything about Killzone have to follow up into a Halo bashing. The idiot who posted above me (ajsmith), did Master Chief stick his cyborg in your mothers brown hole or something? Who cares... Enjoy what you've seen so far and move on. Halo fans are gonna be halo fans, let them be. Halo's MP/Online experience has set the bar for alot of console games including how MS went about further developing live for the 360 and even Sony with the Playstation Network. Killzone is gonna be great so just leave at that. Some of the comments made on this site are so ridiculously stupid.
While we're onto influences, for the first time ever I watch 'Escape from New York' and 'Escape from LA'. The main character is called Snake Plissken, wears an eye-patch and is basically a hired gun for the government.
Links to the MGS series:
-Obviously the name Snake.
-Plisken being the name Snake adopted briefly in MGS2.
-The eye-patch thing directly relates to Big Boss, also called Snake (Main character in MGS3).
-The actual look of the main character (Played by Kurt Russell) reminded me of Solid Snake the first moment I saw it.
-Survivability of Snake in both film and MGS is so alike.
-The look and sound of the guy just oozes Solid Snake pretty much.
Dunno if anyone else has seen these movies? Kinda oldish.
Almost every game has some type of "influence". A game creater's inspiration usually comes from some type of outside agency. In this case, the Helghast's look was designed partly off of elements of WW2 like the gas masks and helmets and some of the rest of the attire.
I highly reccommend the anime Jin-Roh, it is WIN.
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