Developer Guerilla's Killzone franchise isn't known for being very colorful. From its PS2 debut to its PSP iteration to the upcoming Killzone 3, the team behind the franchise seems determined to paint war as the ugly act it is.
This game just looks so amazing. Best shooter of 2011 I say so far.
I personally agree that the game looks amazing. i'm really pleased that they didn't add to much colour to these areas also. I want their world to stay bleak and keep me immersed (unlike R2's over saturation) the guy whose dubbed this video however needs to get his head out of his bottom and stop sounding like such a whiner from around 1:20 onwards.
I know all that the commenter in the video does is complain about Killzone's colour pallet, it's called atmosphere buddy.
IGN can always find something negative to complain about when it comes to a PS3 title. It never fails! IGN is the equivalent of debbie downer in the gaming industry. lol http://www.youtube.com/watc...
What i see : Guerrilla is spoiling KZ again. They've done it for KZ2, they spoiled best moments in the game and when i played it, no more surprise, zero fun. And now, once again they are doing it... Oh, and this jungle...Man, i prefer say nothing... Too much hype kill the hype
disturbing_flame, the only sensible thing you said was you prefer to say nothing and then you didnt even follow your own advice. I also am glad even though this section is more colourful they stuck to the feel of the world and didn't just splash gay purple and green everywhere. Its colourful but muted, even the jungle is wartorn. What impressed me most is the opportunity for stealth. Seems like you can approach an area however you want and play gungho or sneaky like. That what I love in a game and that what shows off good AI.
too be honest i expected a little more from that level, im still excited to play it for myself, but yeah...just watching that made me a little less excited...
Sorry, resistance 3 will be the most improved and imo best shooter of 2011.
If R3 is anything like Fall Of Man, then the best Shooter of 2011 will be Resistance 3. Killzone 3 looks amazing though. Both games are must buys for ALL PS3 owners. LOL at the disagrees, show yourselves Xbox cowards! Resistance 2 was a great game, but it felt more like a Sci-fi COD game. 8 player Online Co-op was a blast! I liked Resistance:Fall Of Man because it felt unique.
I think Resistance 3 will be better than KZ3, too... But I think R2 is still vastly better than Fall of Man, though not as original, I must admit.
I can't wait to see what they will demonstrate of resistance 3 next week, the animation and re-instated colour pallete have really brought the game back to life for me. It's really getting a little difficult to keep up with everything coming out in this year. All these brilliant games coming out (multiplatform and exclusive) only for the NGP to come along looking like it's going to be delivering these same awesome games.
I wouldn't call that a jungle. Game looks great though. Very polished looking. Main difference I see is that there seems to be a ton of stuff happening on screen at any given time. Makes the environments feel much more alive. I like how they keep showing how you can kill people with single hits now. I hated that part about the game before. You shoot an enemy in the head and unless it was a sniper rifle or high explosive, it didn't insta-kill them. Didn't really allow for slower more stealthy gameplay. This does.
I agree, i think all games should have 1 hit kill headshots with every weapon, it's only right, and in the games that do headshots feel far more rewarding and worth the effort :)
No offense, but it isn't up to you. It's called a jungle.
did you not find it fun to pop off their helmets and follow up with a headshot ??
Anyone notice how not excited the IGN guy was. The pricks will probably give the game an 8.
don't be sad if they do, these days there are plenty of shooters, has to do somthing amazing and innovative. Killzone 3 looks awesome, but nothing that we haven't seen before. Stealth missions we were just showed. We did that plenty of times before in shooters. So nothing new. But somthing atleast new to Killzone.
god knows why your getting disagrees for something that is so undeniable, KZ2 is gonna be a great game without a doubt, but with that said its not exactly bringing anything new to the table, in fact alot of the things that KZ3 is doing over KZ2 have been in shooters for YEARS its not doing anything new.
LOL! really? you guys kill me with this innovation crap. it's a fucking shooter, FPS there is nothing innovative about FPS because the gameplay is point and shoot no matter what point the game you are in. So with that said. a FPS doesn't need to be innovative, it just needs to be Tight in aiming and do the shooting better than those that did it before> You dont have to invent the wheel, just make a wheel that performs well. and thats what KZ3 has done! It's fixed the issues of the one prior and now it's doing it's core mechinic well! I swear reviewers and fankids who harp this game because of it's less than stellar first entry want this game to be the one that cures cancer really bug me. Appreciate the game for what it is and stop harping it for what it isn't a shooter that doesn't do your dirty laundry and wash your car and do your tax returns. wait No other shooter does not even HALO or COD, or any game for that matter. Shooters aren't Innovative, never have been and never will be. what it is, is developers perfecting the mechanics to make shooting feel far more visceral and natural and fun in shooting games and that's what matters.
Looks great! But for a second i thought going to see Crysis ( PC ) graphical jungles, Still in tone with the Killzone colour style. Atleast not too much grey.
Wats that @ 1:24 you did not earn a trophy? Is it because its a reviewer copy or somethin?
Yes, exactly. :)
Helghast and a Jungle that is no one's friends. Well that sounds like tons of fun. I expect multiplayer in that kind of map to be a ton of fun. Day 1 buy for sure. Way to go GG.
Looks good , but i doubt it will be Shooter of the Year.
hmmm best shoota? Still have yet to see Resistance 3 in action. But K3 and R3 are my most 2011 anticipated games. AND SKYRIM! But obviously day 1 for sure. And I'm goin to midnight launch! Only game I ever did that for was Halo 3. NOW IT'S KILLZONE 3! YEAH!
Resistance never really intrested me IMO.. I dont know, i like guys that suck me in. Resistance doesnt do that
Quote: " i like guys that suck me in" Ummm... *cough* ummm... Was that a freudian slip?
yeah freudian slip XD
he likes guys o.O I still like the story of resistance though. I played through the single player in that game but killzone 2 I couldn't get myself to finish the single player but the multiplayer was awesome. edit* not that there is anything wrong with that wesley
HOLY SHIT what a horrible typo =/ holy crap... Im not gay before you guys think i am lol. btw 'he likes guys o.O' whats wrong with gays? =/
As typos go, that was quite impressive. EDIT:I wouldn't worry too much wesley, it was pretty funny :P
Yeah, not that there's anything wrong with that... :D It was a pretty funny typo.
"i like guys that suck me in. Resistance doesnt do that" I'm sure if Res3 had a mouth and lips it would love to suck you off....lmao! XD
I just started replaying FoM recently. I had to change the controls to a more common layout. But it still plays great. Sometime I'd almost wish they'd re-do it with an up-to-date render engine. Anyhow. No matter how great R3 will be. KZ3 is first. Worry about the rest in fall.
It gives me a headache when I play it, I'm not sure why but it does. I got up to the bit where those lanky creatures burst out of the tubes when I first played it ages ago but gave up because it kept giving me headaches. I gave it another go the other day but it still affects me for some reason. I don't usually have problems playing fps's, just this one :S
I know what you mean though. Happens to me in R2, not so much R1. But was wondering about the same thing.
Shooter of the Year
I agree with what the guy said in the video with them exploring more environments then just urban urban urban. Killzone 3 is looking better and better. Can't wait to check it out.
The more I see of this game, the more I want it. What I liked most about this video was the emphasis on stealth. The idea of hiding in the grass, moving through like a silent killer, is bad-ass.
Look at that robot animations ! WOW !!!
We definitely need a few more levels like this/longer sections. This shit looks badass though.
Can't wait for the open multiplayer beta/demo coming out.
Possibly the only website that could turn such a beautiful video preview into a criticism of the game(pro stealth troll?). The gameplay looks great though and the graphics look phenomenal. I hope they have the jungle level in the open beta.
I know madness isn't it? I guess reviewers are not any better than the rest of us. Always something to moan about no matter how hard you try. You would of thought this would be a substantial improvement given the shite KZ2 for lack of environment. I guarantee with all the refinements IGN will give it criticism for trivial reasons. Gamespot criticised Dead Space 2 for being too much like its predecessor and I think reviewers will say something along the lines about this. Just my prediction.
Indeed, there are many other ways to give developers and fans feedback than being snide and nasty. A simple, "We would love to see more variety and levels like this in the future" would suffice. I thought this was interesting... http://www.metacritic.com/g... That's Black Ops for PS3. 88 Metacritic with 55 positive reviews and ZERO negative reviews. 5.8 user score with 69 negative user reviews. They are just like the rest of the people yes, but sometimes even more full of it.
I personally think the jungle maps look like any other linear funneled map. Rather see KZ3 in a cities, the engine geometry looks so much better.
I don't think they could have come off as more apathetic to the series. I find it sort of embarrassing how they refer to the firefights as, "...your typical stop and pop battles with the Helghast" when I'm pretty sure every video review/preview of Halo or Call of Duty by IGN refers to shootouts as something along the lines of, "The same great gameplay we've come to expect from the series"
@arnagrim. excactly on point! some reviewers are adept at using vernacular that deliberatly makes the reader go into a "maybe its not that good" mentality! even though the review is positive! I see it most with ps3 aaa title reviews! after looking at ALL the vids out, can a fps gamer really not be excited about EVERY aspect of this! Whats bad about it!?
Ok I know what's going on here, that level was put into the game to show of the 3D. Ahhh clever Sony.
I can't spell off.. How sad.
Wow, that`s a lot of color for Killzone, lol. Seriously looks nice though.
Watch it with the sound down people, otherwise you'll just hear "whinge, whine, bleat". I do believe Guerilla promised us an "ALIEN jungle"... I take "alien" to meaning "unlike one's own" or "strange". Seems GG have delivered exactly that and it looks beautiful. The news that the initial stages of this level must be done stealthily is also good to hear.
The jungle looks just like the mutated, ugly tangled mess I thought it would be. This is WAR people!!!!! Not a garden club full people in tacky neon coloured Power rangers armor (opps. did I write that? sorry) @ redsquad. Well said. It's so horribly alien it's beautiful like the Predator or the Aliens from the Alien movies
man, ive been waiting to see the jungle for so long. looks amazing!
I really like that GG wasn't tempted to make a lush Earth like jungle and that they kept the tone of the harsh Helghan world. Its consistency and the grim but also beautiful, lifelike environments are among the things that appeal to me so much. I love this game and its predecessors.
Exactly why I like it so much - It's totally different to what we've seen in the Killzone universe before, yet is utterly in keeping with the Helghan aesthetic. Honestly, how else could a jungle on this ravaged world look?
OMG THE GRAPHICS
THIS LOOKS AWESOME ! Only on PS3
looks nice i like sneaky game play
This is a jungle in Helghan. No need to compare a jungle in Helghan to one on Earth. Be happy they even put a jungle in the game. Looks like a good addition to me.
holy shit, amazing grapic. look at lighting. OMG
I don't understand this "best XXX ever!!!" BS that's permeating the gaming culture. I don't need, or require EVERY GOD DAMN GAME releasing to be the "best EVAR!!11!" I kinda, you know, just want a GOOD GAME. Was Folklore the best game ever? No. But it was SO GOOD. I got swept away by the game's story, world, and game play mechanics. It wasn't revolutionizing or changing anything, but was offering a good time. Killzone 2 is another game that doesn't revolutionize the FPS genre, but it DOES have it's own style, tone, and identity. The gun fights felt hectic and chaotic, like I imagine combat in the real world to be, the visuals were astounding, not just on a technical level, but art design wise. I'm currently replaying KZ2 in anticipation for KZ3, and I'm still blown away by the level of care put into the environment. It feels hostile. It feels lived in. It feels REAL. Not just a backdrop for the action. I don't care if Killzone 3 is the "best shooter ever." Given how obnoxiously over-saturated the FPS genre is this generation, I just want a fun FPS. There are plenty of genuinely SHIT FPS titles out there (Turok, Legendary, Blacksite, Conflict: Denied Ops, etc). Resistance, Halo, and Killzone are NOT in that category of shit FPSes, no matter WHAT your console allegiances are. People seem to have forgotten what truly shit FPS design is (please, waste minutes of your life by renting Turok, Legendary, Blacksite, Conflict, promptly vomit at how bad those games are, THEN play Killzone 2, Halo, and Resistance, and come back and say that they are on the same level of mediocrity and shit as Legendary), and they just lump all FPS titles in the "generic military shooter" camp, no matter how far from it they may be. I just want Killzone 3 and Resistance 3 to be good. All signs are looking at pointing that, at the least, they will be as good as previous entries in the series (I happened to love Resistance 2, so I don't get the hate for the game, but for some, if R3 is as good as R1, they'll be happy. It's looking to be, at the least, better than R1, so I think we're good). I just wish people would STOP with the "Best xxx ever," and "Game of the forever" bullshit. It serves no purpose other than to rile up the fanboys and derail the topic. And am I the only one who thought the IGN dude narrating this video would much rather be doing ANYTHING other than having to, *GASP* preview a PS3 title? His passive aggressive digs at Killzone 2 didn't go unnoticed either, though I'm sure he thought he was being wonderfully subtle. IGN has gone to the dogs so hard this generation it's unbelievable. I've been following them for YEARS, and the quality of the site is just terrible now. They aren't even TRYING to be legitimate game journalists anymore. It's a real shame, because they used to be the shit. I'd go there every day. Now I don't visit at all. Killzone 3 is looking awesome. I'm hoping I'll be able to pick it up at some point in the future if I can.
Well said, oh how i miss the days of the snes, mega drive, ps1 etc where nobody gave a damn about GOTY!!!!!...just enjoyed the games that were out.
The "best" part of the nes/snes/megadrive era was that playing shitty games were a part of the experience. We didn't have internet or so, we just had to buy the games by the sound of the title and the look of the cover/screenshots. And when we came home and popped the sucker in we realized we'd just been fooled. Sounds odd, but I kind of miss that.
@Shane I agree 100%. I had my fair share of shit NES games back then. Most of them licensed titles like Friday the 13th and Dick Tracy. During the NES era, we barely had game magazines that reviewed games, and being 6 years old, I didn't exactly have an interest in them. So I just bought games that "looked" cool. And even when it ultimately sucked, I still played the hell out of it because that's all I had to play. lol. I didn't have other gaming avenues to explore outside of consoles in my household. No PC, no internet (in general, it was the early 80's). During that time, I pretty much gobbled up any game my mom was willing to buy for me, good or bad. It's crazy to think that I've been a gamer since before there was even an internet, and I truly do miss having genuinely excited conversations about game, regardless of console preference, and having a great time talking about gaming. Now, there's too much hate and vitriol, and people really holding a grudge against console manufacturers. I have my issues with certain console manufacturers, but that's not going to stop me from supporting the platforms they create if there are compelling games to play on it. I just don't find it that enjoyable to talk about video games with people anymore outside of my close friends. I thought that the internet would open up my options to chat gaming with people that were just as excited and enthusiastic as I am, but instead, it's 99% console wars and sales bullshit, and calling people idiots for supporting a console they have a personal vendetta against. It's just not fun anymore.
Absolutely Fantastic! day one buy! IMHO, this is shaping up to "CLEARLY" be the best FPS in history! Bold statement, I know! I played all the counter-strike, half-life, halo ce, etc... the "oldies! And the new ones. MW1/2, bioshock etc... Killzone2/3 are in a leauge of their own! Any fps fan owes it to themselves to experience these soon to be "classics".
I like this Helghan jungle. Can't wait to visit :p