Ready for action? Killzone 2 has been on the minds of almost every gamer since E3 2005. Can a video game really look that good and play even better? We take a look at Guerrilla Games upcoming shooter in this extensive preview.
but a nice little demo around Sept 25th would do just fine for me.
What a shame MS are releasing that cartoon game named Halo3. poor BOTS would be getting the game only
looks like you got some sony fanboy followers there!, 13 agrees, wow, guess there are even more sony fanboys hiding, at least nasim shows his face!!
An impressive demo would definitely have IGN, Gamespot and Eurogamer buzzing with good previews. Not 1UP though, they'll still have Halo 3 on their main page by the time I have children.
lol there are fan boys on all sides. Most adult males prefer the 360 to the ps3. The real thing is keeping your persolnal opinion from your professional.
no mate girls and kids like x box 360. how can u like a guy who looks like a power ranger and shoot pink. ps3 is for hardcore gamers come oct 2007 people are going to see what ps3 can really do Home etc next year x box 360 will be like japan in the euro district Failure. ps3 will always win a console war in the end no matter what game other consoles offer if ff7 turns out to be real x box will hot a drop big time and halo 4 wont match to win Anyways people who call them self hardcore gamers well a true hardcore gamer respects all consoles and gamer halo 3 will be a blast no matter what over six million people will buy it first day. true. i keep asking my self am i a fool to run and buy this game. really i think its worth the wait a bit longer or maybe a rental. online wise NO CHANCE i really think the online can not match to call of duty and haze gameplay as for what i have seen. back to killzone i really think they have done well this time. looks awesome
"Guerrilla Games achieves some of the most realistic bodily convulsions we've seen in a video game to date." - I have to agree "How they manage to blend mo-cap with real-time physics is beyond us here at Plat4mer..." - I'm still wondering how. In the end, this game is already at the top of my list of must buy games for 2008.
guerilla really needs to buckle down and nail this game, many websites and people out there are ready to bash this game, some of them can't wait to put a big fat 7.0 on it. this game looks amazing, but since I don't know squat about it's gameplay, I'm still undecided.
that this game doesn't turn out to be with the likes of the flopped LAIR.
that's nice, gameplay semms great for now, the game is still months away anyway. "You never leave the first-person view and most of the walls or objects you'll find yourself behind are destructible. "Hey no fair!" Such is life, kid, deal with it!" -nice 1up and Egm" so, how can we rate killzone 2 bad." 1up worker: that's kinda imposible sir, I think the lowest we can rate it is 8.5. PSm" oh oh I found a way, In killzone 2 u can only have two weapons at a time, " egm" yesssssssssss!!!!!!That drops it to 7,5"
What if the game is just bad like the first?
With Lair the Xbots(and a handful of Nbots) at various review sites like EGM and 1Up were able to latch on to the tilt controls in Lair to get away with the score trashing. With Heavenly Sword they have been less successful with game length as the excuse to drive the reviews down in to the 7 or 8 range. The Xbot community is still struggling to find the review meme that they can use to drive KZ2's scores down into the 7s. At first it was trying to make up various 'graphics problems', that didn't last very long obviously. The 'bad AI' meme was going for awhile but I have to imagine Gurrilla is paying attention and is making a concerted effort to ensure every video has none of the usual AI bugs all games have before they ship. There will be something, it's just a matter of what. EGM and 1Up will most likely lead the way with the excuses their fellow Xbots at other 'review' sites will use to trash KZ2. There is a tremendous amount of Xbot rage left over from the E3 amazing KZ2 unveiling. That rage has to go somewhere. Recently the Xbots at 1Up seem to be almost in a panic mode over their inability to get gamers to buy into their KZ2 FUD. Can't wait, the game looks absolutely amazing.
I know right! Reminds me of that time when ps3 fanboys tried to downplay Halo 3 because they didn't have any good games!
Playstation 3 it kind of reminds me how Killzone 2 is actually earning its hype, not rehashing old gameplay. Yes Halo 3 will be solid and it will have storyline. This is where these 2 title diverge. Halo is in the same franchise delivering the same gameplay finishing a story. As well it should. Heck its gotten them this big. Killzone is trying to make you feel as if you are in a war, and actually on the Helghast planet. So far they are doing a top notch job, and putting in all these different details. 2 games, 2 different philosophies, dont turn it into a my system is better than yours BS.
what's your problem and why are you on a KZ2 thread. you obviously don't like it and seem to have a thing for the xbox, so what gives?
I don't own any of the next-gen consoles actually.. So I'm pretty objective when it comes to this. MOST of the ps3 _fanboys_ are complete hypocrits from what I've seen. They've gone as far as to accuse major reputable video game review sites of being biased just because a game didn't recieve the scores they wanted (LAIR), and they somehow manage to criticize Halo in every single comment. Even if Halo 3 were to recieve high 9s or 10/10s from all of the video game review sites the ps3 fanboys would still find a way to downplay it ("OMG! they r so biased srsly i bet microsoft paid them cuz there is no way a game can be better than lair/kz2") I'm not biased towards the xbox360.. in fact if I had a choice between the xbox360 and ps3 I would probably choose the ps3 because it is a great deal. But at the moment I don't think PS3 fanboys should be criticizing MS/xbox/halo just because their system hasn't recieved any AAA titles in forever.
Vehicles, aircraft, possible underwater, whatever the case, this cover system seems immersing especially that you don't know when or from where you'll get flanked. That's an adrenaline rush if you ask me. Frustrating I can imagine, but dynamic and it should keep you on your toes.
if the world village rumour of online play is true...this will be revolutionary. Coupled with a great storyline (guaranteed by the KZ universe), amazing gameplay, stunning visuals (check), intelligent AI (theyve stated that that's one of their major focuses over the coming months) and differing environments (which they've stated they are tryin to achieve) imagine what kind of game this could be. I don't care if they delay it by a year, as long as they make it the best game they can, i'm all good. Imagine those visuals....but in a jungle. Wow.
thats why crysis is there, lol! theres two FPSs I want to play now -Crysis -Killzone 2 Both Games are going to be amazing!!!
Look at that screen where the Helghast just got head shot. Some sick blood if you ask me.
...with all the talk of 2GIG levels I was hoping to see a lot less repetition of texture maps. Just look at the walls behind the guy getting shot in the head. The exact same wall textures are used in the room through the door. Wow, again people hit disagree because I make a valid point. 2Gigs is a sh*t load of information/data for a single level and yet in all the screen shots you see repeating texture maps. What, is each texture map 50 megs in size or something.
even if the game loosk perfect, I would'nt be suprised if EGm or Ign or 1up would say: " nice game, but not all that as it was cracked up to be" we can only hope we'll have more websites that rate fairly then biased.
...even though KZ2 looks to set a benchmark for console FPS visuals, by the time its released we'll already have been playing Halo 3, COD4, Half-Life 2 (HD). So unless KZ2 offers something completely new in the gameplay stakes it does run the risk of only getting an 8 or 8.5 for gameplay. However, overall its looking to be a solid 9/10 at least. Mind you, thats only if the gameplay and AI does not bite. @12.2. I'm saying that games evolve and Sony has been hyping KZ2 for a couple of years now. If KZ2 plays exactly the same as KZ but with better graphics it will score well in all areas but gameplay. You f**king Sony fanboys piss me off. Here I am saying that KZ2 looks like a 9/10 game (at least) and you still get on my case. I have so had it with this site and fanboys!
is that KZ2 will be held to a different standard than those other games you mentioned? you're saying that killzone has to be a different kind of fps or it isn't any good, while a game like halo can have the same tired gameplay as the previous two and get a free pass? sounds like you write for EGM.
"is that KZ2 will be held to a different standard than those other games you mentioned? " Every single first party/exclusive PS3 title is being held to a different standard. Hell even Edge came right out and said exactly that in the flood of responses to one of their latest joke PS3 'reviews'. PS3 PSN games are getting 'marked down' due to price where no other platform's games are getting similar treatment. PS3 games like Heavenly Sword are getting 'marked down' due to game length when the very same reviewers are handing out 9/10s and 10/10s to 360 games with the same game length. Killzone 2 will be trashed. And it will be trashed without mercy. The stakes are too high. EGM/1Up will lead the way and others will follow to ensure that the 'reviews' are all on message and to give an appearance of a consensus.
ever made, it needs to be about gameplay before graphics. KZ1 was pretty, but awful, I bought a PS2 and several games fpr including KZ thinking it was good at all, and it wasn't. KZ2 doesn't need to achieve great graphics or great bodies falling to the ground, or even pretty blood, it needs to achieve great gameplay, nothing else. All the great games ever made all have one thing in common, even back to tetris, they all have great gameplay. If a game looks "average" but plays great, its a AAA title, but if the roles are reversed, the its AA at most.
...talking common sense. Too many fanboy f*ggots (FF) who won't have a bar of anything slightly detrimental toward their coveted console.
imagine the crap this game would get if it didn't have amazing graphics. Granted, they generated the hype with the 2005 trailer but, this game needs to be a graphical monster. It NEEDS the destructible environments. It NEEDS the amazing animations. It NEEDS all the amazing physics (like lightning and swinging power lines). It NEEDS the awesome lighting. If it didn't, this game would fail in the eyes of every single critic simply because of the original trailer. It doesn't matter how much they nailed the gameplay either. If they do nail the gameplay, and there's not real reason I don't see why they couldn't do that, then this game will be hands down the most impressive game on a console yet.
its looking great, i can't wait till they start putting in the the good stuff, its clearly no where done
PROUD TO OWN A PS3!!!
great video,can't wait till actualy play the game
this game looks soo good .. AWESOME!
The game looks BRUTAL :D
the game looks f... amazing! i hope its the best game ever!
ummmm the only thing sony fanboys do is defend their system, in another website in g4 their is actually an army of 360 fanboys that come in and bash everything that talks abuot sony . nobody is trying to downplay halo 3, sony fans are just mad that just maybe one of the most anticipated titles of 2008 may get cheated by a bunch of 360 fanboys. it's just that it's not fair for the developers, they got extra pressure now. cause the press is just waiting to obliterate killzone 2.
I`m definitely gaining faith in GG after this preview and the video from yesterday. The atmosphere in the environments and the blood in the trailer was awesome to say the least. I guess the just a few questions remains: how will it play ?, how`s the multiplayer, is the fps stable (which it seems to be from the stuff shown so far), and is the AI good. Hope a honest preview of this will follow soon. Or a BETA ;)
but a freaking beta would make me all warm and fuzzy inside.
don't care about reviewers. this game is AAAAAAAAA game 10/10, no questions.
And to the trash talkers out there... The original KZ was great. I played it on my PS3 again - and it plays even better than on the PS2. Still one of my favorite games. Bring it on with KZ2.
Killzone 2 does look great, just worrying about the gameplay. Also DemolitionX your one complete Sony fanboy. Have you played the game, all the single player, mutiplayer modes, online etc and its deserves a 10 out of 10?
Chill out masterchef you know this game is going to own FPS power rangers game called halo
sorry fanbois but halo is in the gutter, KZ2 will pwn all in the way
I'm sorry but can we please leave Halo out of one Killzone topic... I mean people wonder why its so popular, when people that "hate it" don't shut up about it. I personally can't wait to play Killzone 2, but bringing up how much better of a game it is creates this divide, spreads more hate, and in the end is helping the halo hype. Better off bringing up this game then trying to take down another.
Halo is a great game, and it defined FPS for the consoles last generation. There are games that define their respective categories like VF, Zelda, God of War, etc. We have very little info about Killzone, but I am excited to see what comes out of the money and time that have been invested in this IP. I think Halo 3 will be a very good game, wether it is very innovative or not. The game was very good before, I just didn't have any interest in the MS brand but that doesn't make the game bad. FPS are hot right now, and Sony is looking for one in KZ2 to define their console. What is most interesting however is regardless of KZ2 being AA or AAA or whatever you would like to call it, all the R&D that has gone into this game will surface on other titles, and that in itself is good news. MS will put on a good show, but anyone who has followed the video game industry for any amount of time would be ill advised to count Sony out, I know MS isn't. This game looks sick.....
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