Thunderbolt writes "Designers of futuristic first-person shooters are slowly running out of inspiration. It’s a sad state of affairs, and the creators of Killzone 3 know it all too clearly."
hits,hits,hits,hits....move along people nothing to see here.
If that's the case, this is the best 5/10 game I've ever played.
Killzone 3 is AWESOME and Thunderboltgames.com just made the list of game sites whose opinion I simply can't trust. I mean...this"review" is rife with the cliche attacks that have been popular to aim at Killzone since the first installment. It goes on and on about KZ3's lack of creativity...and is arguably the least unique review I've seen of the game. This "review" is a BAD CHECKLIST OF LONG CLICHE KILLZONE ATTACKS: 1)The plot is bad 2)The characters swear too much 3)It's not original 4)The characters are shallow... 5)Space Nazi's 6)It doesn't have the gameplay "weight" of KZ2 7) Blah blah blah.... This is the worst I've seen yet. The largest amalgamation I've yet seen of long ago cliche attacks. Not only does this review say nothing new, I would say it "ticks boxes and has been too quick to shed its defining credentials."
everyone knows the reason of this article...move along people. biasness as its maximum height. thanks
I must admit that although a score of 5 out of 10 may shock and surprise some certain fans of this franchise, we must respect their opinion and realize that they are just as much entitled to their own as we are.... Personally from my thorough play through of both the single player and multilayer campaign of this Killzone iteration, I would score it a 7 out of 10...possibly 7.5 if they can adjust the balancing issues with the sniper class and several other glaring issues...overall not an abysmal game, but also not to be confused with the top tier of other FPS that are currently on the market
@ 360degrees There is a difference between respecting anothers right to have an opinion and respecting the opinion itself. Thunderboltgaming can have any opinion they want and I fully support that. I am then free to agree or, as is the case with this review, think it's the worst evaluation of a game I've seen in a long time. This opinion sucks.
Wow. There's being desperate for hits, and then there's this. Note to self: Never click a link to thunderboltgames (blacklisted) Edit: @ Jiminey - well said my friend, well said. Some opinions are too ridiculous to demand respect, and this is one of them.
If people aren't even gonna look at the multiplayer in multiplayer-centric games like this, which Thunderbolt didn't, then don't bother reviewing the game at all. Seriously. Just call in sick. Three quarters of the article is bitching about story. Dude ignores the online all together which the story has no impact on at all. Convenient? Or is the guy just a bias moron? I say both. Who the hell gives a final score by only reviewing half a game?!
360 degrees I don't have to respect shit! WTF is this site that I "have' to respect their "review", NOT opinion?
yeah it's pretty bad to be honest. I mean by just taking graphics of the game into account you would give it at least a six. The multiplayer is wonderfully addicting and the levels are varied and beautifull to behold.
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Really Thunderbolt, Homefront is better than Killzone 3?!? Get the he11 out here with that $hit.
Not the SP but the MP is most likely in the same league. @thekiddfran - I've read everywhere that it has some severe balancing issues with the infiltrator class being way overpowered. Homefront doesn't have those issues, and also has vehicles, large maps and gameplay that rewards teamwork. A different beast then that of simpleton FPS games like Killzone and COD.
How would you know?You havn't played killzone mp.
I have both and I have to say Killzone 3 has the WORST maps of any shooter I've ever played(except for the retro maps). Homefront lacks a lot of polish, but the online gameplay is fun. Between the two I find myself playing Homefront MP a lot more. But the two cannot really be compared in terms of gameplay. They are both in a league of their own.
Buy PS3 first..
@DelbertGrady "I've read everywhere that"... Had to stop reading there DelbertGrady, if you don't have personal experience then your personal opinion doesn't mean squat. I've got to say, I hate how every low rated review article for Killzone 3 gets so many comments. This is the first and last time I'm commenting in one of these childish, attention seeking bullsh*t review/articles.
5 out of 10 , huh ? That site gave Halo 3 and Halo Reach 10's , and even Halo 3 ODST a 9 , WOW-WEE-WOW-WOW. They even gave Black Ops a 9. They even seem to think that there are "masters of the genre" , lol. There's something wrong with this industry when a game like Killzone 3 can't even get a 7 out of 10 at least.
Man, I see this all the time...first America builds something up, only to later tear it all down. (That's how our society rolls!) People hated on Bill Gates and his Xbox idea, while jocking Sony and Nintendo. (rightfully so, as they have delivered years of outstanding gaming.) NOW...somehow Sony is the Evil Empire and MS is King. Yea, being a US product is the main root of this "Homer" bias opinion. 360 games are great, but so are Sony's. Stick with your PS library and know that the exclusive numbers don't lie. I'll just leave it at that....cause I do respect all gaming options. Dumb-dumbs just want hits, so they use "console War" junk rather than good game/bad game facts.
I know Killzone 3 isn't the best game of all time, but it sure was a fun SP Campaign. IMO much more memorable then most FPS out there. and much more intense then any FPS i can think of. however it does have some faults... some of the vehicle scene were really dumb (mainly the Snow Saw thing.) which just felt so out of place,, just all of sudden you were in this vehicle... as well as the very last level in the SpaceShip... was alright but kinda a lack luster end level IMO. however i thought the story was good.. for a FPS (i like to compare FPS stories to Action films) and well this isn't the best story out there, its just as good as the vast majority of FPS and Action films. All in all a very solid FPS, 8/10
I'd give Killzone 3 a 9.5 the only bad thing was the storyline but everything is outstanding
Luls, nice. Killzone 3 - 5/10 Homefront - 6/10 Bulletstorm - 8/10 I thought they might actually be reviewing on a 1-10 scale, but it looks like they only do that when it suits them.
All I'm looking for is the Crysis 2 review. I have Killszon 3, and its pretty sweet to me. I really don't put much rate into many reviews...(Except Gametrailers, cause there are very in depth) but kinda want to know what people are thinking. QUIT HATIN ON KILLZONE 3. As bad as Halo Reach-A-Round and ODST was....KIllzone should get more slack. And yea, it isn't the Halo, MW2, BFBC2, or Gears Killer...how about some Crysis 2 reviews now. I'm waiting to put my $60 down, and would like if the game is hot.
Lol, what a fucking joke.
They are looking for hits..
The game is definitely not a 5. However, it is not as good as most of the Sony fanboys claim it is. I bought the limited Playstation 3 Killzone bundle, and I did not like the game that much. The graphics are stellar, but the rest is lackluster at best. and i am a huge FPS fan.
the story is the only thing i didn't like, the gameplay is unmatched though
I respecfully disagree. The gameplay is in my opinion, together with the story, the worst features of the game. I know i will get flamed because this is a pro-sony site, but Halo Reach is supperior to KZ3 in all aspects except graphics. I also enjoyed Bulletstorm a lot more than KZ3 (I am not saying it is a better game, but I just enjoyed it a lot more. It had a huge FUN factor, which was missing from KZ3)
Sadly I agree with a few of Thunderbolts points....But I completely disagree with the cheap ass score he gave. The story line may have been a bit weak, but it doesn't take away from the game play and fun factor. The one thing that really irritates me about ALL FPS games is the uses of the F-bomb every other word. You can have a steller game with out it, or use it in extreme cases, but it has become way over used. As far as scores go, if you're going to give Halo and CoD high scores for same old thing then how is it even possible the give KZ3 a low score? It just shows that this reviewer is not objective in anyway.
to me, killzone 3 was exciting to play. And the mp is an absolute blast! The a.i.- graphics- sound effects- bullet hits- amount of things on-screen- ...put together there is no way kz3 deserves less than an 8/10! imho it is 9.5!
I love the Multiplayer but I thought the campaign was a HUGE disappointment. The gameplay is top notch, but the story, characters, and dialogue were awful. I still love you GG, but you need to work on your story telling and character formation. If we're comparing only story telling ---- Uncharted 2 is a Blockbuster Smash and KZ3 is a movie that goes straight to DVD.
Not a 5, more like a 7. I didn't go much on it to be honest, and I finished it in just over 5.5 hours which is pretty short. But it's not the great game we all hoped for, nowhere near it.
HERP DERP KZ3 5/10 GAME Don't give these trolls the hits they want -_-
Halo 3...10 Halo 3 ODST...10 (lol) Halo Reach...10 COD Black Ops...9 Bulletstorm...8 Homefront...6 (lmfao) Killzone 3...5 And there ya go. There's opinions and then there's transparent haters that cherrypick standards and barometers when it suits their whims. In this case to lower the meta' score with an outrageous "look at me" 2 month late review without any consistency among their other FPS scores. They must think their peers in the videogame community are stupid, yet it backfires when you look at their scores for games like ODST, Homefront and Bulletstorm, which doesn't even have a proper online. Someone trying to pull the wool over my eyes isn't something I can respect, because had I listened to Thunderbolt and bought Homefront over KZ3 I'd be kicking myself into next year right about now. Oh well. Meta' dropped, mission accomplished TB. Back to Homefront you go, lol. Don't forget to give 11/10 to COD8 later this year. Crazy.
WTF? HALO FUCKING SUCKS
5???? Are you joking?
the tactic they used isn't something thats new when it comes to the profession of criticism. And its not just in gaming journalism. A critic eager to be seen or stir some controversy (in thunderbolts case they were 2 months late) picks out something and scores it WAY below the aggregiate of the others, and rushes to pull the "individualistic opinion" card for notoriety. It happens not only in gaming journalism. Movie critics, book critics, hell even restaurant critics do it. There's a name for that said tactic, but I can't remember it for the life of me. It sucks quite frankly, but its not uncommon and it leaves whatever being reviewed left to be suffered unfairly. For a company/producer/writer/restau rant owner to put hard work into something for and for it get it torn to shreds for the sake of attention is terrible. But in the critics defense he'll say it was his "honest opinion".
This is petty. There's really nothing more that can be said.
wow are they really that desperate for hits on there site, im not even going to defend killzone 3, just note that this site is one I wont be going to or trusting in the future.
I can only Laugh.....
I haven't played the single player yet(still playing Mass Effect 2,Stacking,Pixel Junk Shooter 2,Dead Rising 2,Dead Nation,LBP2)but the multi player is superb. You need to get a few hours in though. Even for a KZ2 veteran,I found it really tough at first but it's clicking now and I think the level design is some of the best I've ever seen. There are virtually no camping "safe" spots and you need to keep moving and fighting quickly to score well.It's frantic but still manages to be tactical and skill based.It never feels too empty or full in games.It's a real achievement.
5 ?!!! .. get real..
Why would a site with no ads whatsoever be interested in solely obtaining hits?
I ignore most sites that says Halo 3 is a great game, because some dodgy bugger sent me a last gen looking piece of rubbish with average SP and MP to stick in my 360. I wish I got the review versions.
THE FUCK? jus cus IGN gave Killzone 3 an 8.5 doesnt mean all u dumbfuck critics gotta do wut IGNorant is doing. SMH
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