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World's first Killzone 3 review

Biggest selling Polish video game magazine CD Action published world's first Killzone 3 review.

Ads:
+ one of the most beautiful games in the world
+ well-balanced, varied campaign
+ high difficulty level
+ Move and Sharp Shooter play

Cons:
- series deserved deeper and better protagonists
- minor technical difficulties

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Raf1k12403d ago

I'm glad they didn't put it down for high difficulty like some others would.

Echo3072403d ago

Agreed, I like a challenge. But, er, this game is like 5 weeks from launching...

There's already review copies out and embargo's have been lifted?

Smells a little fishy. Plus, this can only be a SP review... right?

Raf1k12403d ago (Edited 2403d ago )

I doubt the embargo has been lifted. These days there isn't much need to buy magazines since you can get all the previews, reviews etc. free on the net. Getting special permission to release early reviews is one of the ways magazines get people to keep buying them.

Having said that 5 weeks before launch is a bit early.

AAACE52403d ago

@Echo307

This is an effort to build up lots of hype for the game. Look at it as cheap marketing!

KZ 3 will be a great title, but you better believe they want this game to sell millions more than KZ 2, so they are building hype for it now in order to get word of mouth to do the rest of the work.

I imagine they have some kind of OMG commercial in the works. I hope they don't use Kevin Butler for it. To me, he only helps at promoting games that people would normally look past. KZ 3 doesn't need that, it has everything going for it!

csreynolds2403d ago

It is fishy. I guarantee it's been written based on the beta, not the final product - I should know. My Sony contact has informed me that review copies are in no way ready to be distributed yet.

Perkel2403d ago (Edited 2403d ago )

CD-ACTION is real deal. They offen have world first reviews.

@ csreynolds

nope it's real

krisq2403d ago

is a print magazine. It's probably a leak of the score.

Boody-Bandit2403d ago (Edited 2403d ago )

@AAACE5
Kevin Butler is far and away the best marketing tool in gaming as far as commercials go. I honestly can't think of a single one with KB in it that I didn't enjoy. "Most" people in the industry love him. Did you see the reaction to him at E3 2010? He received more applause than any announcements or unveilings from anyone during E3.

pxpxp2403d ago

This is an outRAAAGGGGEEE!!!!

Cant wait to play it!!!

TheLastGuardian2403d ago

@AAACE5
You would've gotten alot more agrees if you would've just left your opinion on Kevin Butler out of your comment. Everything else you said, I agree with.

I can't wait for Killzone 3.

Washington-Capitals2403d ago

Nothing about the control feel? Im interested in know what people will say about those "reported" changes.

Ethereal2403d ago

@AAACE5

Kevin Butler is single handedly the best marketing promoter I have even seen. Not to mention it was probably the best move that Sony could make after years of really obscure commercials. The more KB the better in my opinion. As for KZ3 it's going to rock.

darthv722403d ago

i thought the game is coming out in mid feb or march. Is this a legit review? We should expect more today then if reviews are coming in.

finbars752403d ago

This isnt even a full review.Read the bottom of the review and says hes writing the full review for the game now.Its only the Single player no MP so expect the review to be higher when they fully play the game.So technically this is a just a half ass review not a real one.Good job on the worlds first review.

IcarusOne2403d ago (Edited 2403d ago )

"Kevin Butler is far and away the best marketing tool in gaming."

Tool being the operative word. This guy embodies everything that is pompous and pretentious about the brand. Sony doesn't make great games. Their devs do.

on topic: very excited for KZ3, in all it's 3D HD glory.

ExplosionSauce2403d ago (Edited 2403d ago )

Unless the devs are actually Sony. Like Sony Santa Monica or Team Ico, etc.

TheDeadMetalhead2403d ago

Reviewers actually complained that Killzone 2 was too hard?

...WOW.

badz1492403d ago (Edited 2403d ago )

"Sony doesn't make great games. Their devs do"

do you know how ridiculously you sound with that statement? what's next? Sony doesn't make the PS3, their engineers do?

@TheDeadMetalhead

on the hardest difficulty, it's kinda hard, no denying that! It's actually very hard for average gamer.

IcarusOne2402d ago

Sorry badz, but when Butler shows up on my tv and takes credit for all the joy I find in GT5 (i.e., it was his idea to add 1000+ cars, weather, day/night, etc.) with no mention of PD, I find that annoying, offensive, and degrading to the devs.

I'm not saying Sony is bad to their devs - clearly they're not, but the Butler add campaign drives me nuts. If I weren't already a PS3 owner, he might actually drive me away from the console.

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hennessey862403d ago

for this game im getting it regardless its going to be amazing

pixelsword2403d ago (Edited 2403d ago )

I must admit, if this game scored low, it would be from places like Destructoid, IGN and the like... and they would all be doing it for the hits; and I wouldn't care.

Heck, I got Lair after scores of bad reviews because I could see through the garbage reviews, and I enjoyed the game so much that it's in my top 5 of action games that came out this gen (Gears, Resistance , Crysis, Lair, Halo) Kilzone 2 is just outside of the top 5 only because the story was a little thin in respect to the other games, but I think Killzone 3 will bump one of them off..

trancefreak2403d ago

Fuk It I bought haze lol still have it! People still play the mp I was shocked.

Op242403d ago

@AAACES
Are you kidding? He's done a commercial for just about every game that will sell. Uncharted 2, LittleBigPlanet2, GT5? You can probably bet on him doing a commercial for Killzone3

MNicholas2403d ago

Review Killzone 3 in the new issue of CD Action suggests that the developer did not disappoint - the game got a score of 9 / 10. Score relatively safe, given that the author states in leadzie that "the third outing trumps almost everything in recent years has emerged in the shooter genre with a view of first-person perspective. "

The fact that the game is "a class prettier than all console FPS" it is difficult to disagree. The multiplayer mode is "absolutely the prettiest multiplayer of all time. " From the review, we learn also that the Killzone 3 is better balanced and more diversified in terms of gameplay.

Killzone 3 got a 10 for graphics, audio and 8 for 9 for gameplay. And another excerpt from oceniaczki:

Pros:

+ one of the most beautiful game world

+ well-balanced, varied campaign

+ High level of difficulty

+ game on the Move and Sharp Shooter

Cons:

- series deserves a deeper body shape characters

- minor technical mistakes

In a word - Killzone 3 is unlikely to disappoint. Full review course in writing.

Cloudberry2403d ago

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BUBBLES+.

Wonder why did the audio section got an 8...

The music?

Voice acting?

Sound effects?

BABY-JEDI2403d ago

@ Cloudberry
maybe the reviewer is deaf.. Just a thought LoL
No offence to deaf people

dgonza402402d ago

"series deserves a deeper and better protagonist"?
this isnt from the top of the page, but that sounds like a bs con to the game.

Bits-N-Kibbles2402d ago

I'm going to report you for making fun of deaf people.! Haha just joking.

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elpresador2403d ago

Who will no doubt bitch thatcit did not get a perfect 10 like they did withpart 2. Kz2 and uc2 are prob the only games where if anyone dared to give less than a perfect they wwere biased.

U know they are waiting to strike

nycredude2403d ago

get ready for the fanboys...
Who no doubt have nothing to contribute to the thread and is completely off topic. They come on n4g whine about fanboys in a thread about a game they don't care about...

Oh wait... too late. They already struck.

m23452403d ago (Edited 2403d ago )

the only fanboy in this article is you. stop trying to stir up trouble.