Somewhat redundant, somewhat overdue, but here's our take on Sony's violent, spectacular but cut-scene heavy sci fi first-person shooter. Has Guerilla refined what it built with Killzone 2, or bowed to the pressure of conforming to the market?
:o Hi Chris, looks like you are everywhere XD Back on topic: I like your review but I don't agree with the score. IMO KZ3 is a solid 9/10 (-1 because of poor story and uninteresing characters)
If the story is poor then surely an 8 or 7.5?
KZ3 is great but the story is terrible, the gameplay, however, is the best in the business.
Wow look at your disagree, killzone is again and again interesting people who can't play it obviously :) sorry guys, next gen, just make the smartest choice and don't be bitter and dumb (like happyface and other trolls) by the way, this game has a metacritic score of 8,5 despite all the biased reviews and ridiculous scores (you can't ad B+ or score X/4 or X/5 on a X/20 scale, it's not precise), so it's a 9 (wich means more than 10 for a xbox or wii game) and the story ? what do you think about bbc2 and others crappoiest single campaing in history ? do they have 0/4 because of that (and inferior graphics, etc), no...
Hi Kikizoo, In response to your comment, it wasn't just "the story" but the way it was presented and the negative impact on the game's best qualities that I took issue with. It is just my opinion. Chris
I welcome your opinion, but as I point out in the review, the story and it's implementation, in my opinion, seriously undermines the strengths of the game elsewhere (which the review does acknowledge). And for the record, Killzone 2 is my favourite game ever.
nice review psgaymers
I disagree with the score. 5/10 is too low. I'd respect a 7.5/10 though. Oh well.
Unfortunately our bespoke ratings system doesn't use numbers, so I had to do a "like for like" during the submission process (with hindsight and judging by people's responses, not the best idea).
For some reason I'm less inclined to take their word seriously with a name like that. ... but seems like some work went into writing it.
Why? They are a website themed around gay gamers. Why is there opinion less serious?
...because not everyone uses that word seriously... especially places where the word 'gay' gets flaunt around. The site looks new, so I can't immediately figure out if it's actually being serious or not. Though I wrote that comment before fully reading the review. Seems he's got some fair points.
Right, I see your point, thought you were saying you had a lesser opinion of them because they were gay. My bad.
Personally I can't take their word seriously for the same reason I wouldn't take seriously a word from a site named TheHeteroGamer, ChristianGamer, GamerGirl... They all look more inclined to discuss the issues or afinity of their group within the game than the game itself. I'm not against it in anyway, I just don't think you can have an objective and imparcial news source when it starts by aligning itself within a minority, specially within the so vocal matters (politics, sexual preference, religion, etc).
We're serious enough.
Ok why 4? Why not use 5 our of 5 system?? Anyways it wouldn't count as a bad score if its half, weird to see Gaymer has a website. Great job at winning The Tester.
what? Matthew M. Brown(Gaymer) is the won the Tester, and I dont see his name on that site.
Yeah, he's confusing "PS Gaymers" With someone's handle.
By the way nice job on the moderation, I was expecting 'those' type of comments to linger for a while, kudos
Really? First part says his name on it or do people miss that?
Neko, Chris who wrote the review only mentioned Gaymer.
2/4?!?! I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it!
That will do Peter...That will do.
Good comment, KrystofKage. I like you.
@ KrystofKage I wish I could quote Voltaire like you just did, but in this case, sorry, I really can't. The name of the website sounds like an insult spouted by an 8-year old immature kid on forums towards PS3 "gamers" for a start. The scoring system is flawed (can't score out of /4, it's so convenient to just give a game a 2/4 score). And a 2/4 score is a joke for a huge blockbuster like Killzone 3. Oh, and why is it the Americans always feel the need to specify what kind of group they're part of? As in "Jewish-American", "Hip-Hop gamer", "Gay Gamer" (that is, IF the guy actually is gay, and the name isn't intended as some form of trolling towards PS3 gamers), "Games For Girls", etc.??? My god, is the american society so much used to being segregated that it now knows no other way to exist than by segregating itself even more???
Hello, The 2/4 was, retrospectively, chosen as it best reflected it's position in our non-numeric ratings system. With hindsight I could've chosen better (the review is more of a 3/5). I would take issue that just because a game is a "blockbuster" and has fantastic production values that it has merit. If anything in this case it serves to highlight the game's shortcomings. And by the way, I'm British. And yes, I and my team are gay. Gaymer is urban slang for gay gamers, and as we're PS specific, we went with the name to make it easier for like-minded people to find us. I'm sad there is segregation too, but this isn't our point or intention. It's merely creating a space where we can share our passion for games in a safe environment.
killzone 2 is a lot better than killzone 3,when playing kz3 felt like something was missing from the game maybe it was excitement or longer story
Not to be trolling but save for a few, I would give poor scores to all recent FPS campaigns but that's because of me. I'm suffering from fps burnout only because since Battlefield 2, I've played all of them and find them boring now. Most I found rely on the run from one point, face 10 or more villians (or more if the ai respawns until you get to a certain point), take them out, something explodes, run from it, teammates make a snarky comment, run to the next spot, beat ten more villians, more explosions, talk to someone, you save the day... I'm hoping for some innovation in the genre. That's why I didn't get this game. Don't get me wrong, it looks fun but from what I read from people on this site, I should expect this experience. I could be wrong and it could be awesome but your review infers otherwise. I hope Battlefield 3 just sets the bar.
I agree with the burnout feeling. I think that is what's leading to the rather mediocre reception of these new FPS games that are clearly solid titles. People are looking for a change in gameplay, not just beautiful graphics. I honestly think KZ3 was a solid 9 for me. Story was more epic than KZ2's. Even though it was short, it was good. Length isn't everything, especially when repetitive like some FPS's were for me recently. My go to games when I need a break from the COD style gameplay used to be KZ2, and Bad Company 2. Now I'm waiting for BF3, hopefully they don't "CODify" it. I want to see some new gameplay mechanics.
I bought KZ2 from amazon during Black Friday for $10 bucks and it was a great deal. I'm waiting for something along similar lines for KZ3. I haven't really enjoyed a new FPS since Singularity as random as that sounds. Bulletstorm was fun but short-ish and Crysis 2 was ok but not great (ended better than it began). I agree with what you said about the -ify effect. I used to love COD too. I started to branch out. I just bought Divinity 2: DKS for Xbox and it's so refreshing. If you like rpgs, I def recommend it. I bought it two days ago and have already put in about 10 or more hours. It's so addicting. I think I need to stop playing video games for a while to truly appreciate them in the future. Ehe.
Gorebago, Definitely going to look into that. Also I am a college senior at Villanova. So I have the luxury (If you want to call it that) of not being able to play to many games with my spare time. Maybe that is why I enjoyed KZ3 more than others seemed to. I actually used to just pop in Fallout 3 to relax. Sometimes mindlessly collecting ammo and killing monsters makes me feel at ease. Roaming the wasteland, finding new things. Played that over a span of 3 months and only sunk 20 hours into it, so you have an idea of how much free time I have lol.
so many homofobes Comments here.... sad this.
No sorry. i disagree 2/4? No. Just because you liked the first KZ2 doesn't mean anything is wrong with this one.What i don't get is that KZ2 got such a bad rap to the point that people dubbed it unplayable and stopped playing it save the few who still did.And suddenly now that they made a new one suddenly you like the old one better? If you like the old one so much why did most of you complain about it so much until GG figured you didn't like it? Was GG supposed to cater to the few people that continued to play their game? The same thing with MS:A. They try something new and suddenly the very same people who barely brought the game or put it down every chance they got are saying 'We like MS:PR better'. If you like the original games better then STFU and show the developer that you like it instead of griping and moaning like a child and filling forums with pointless complaints.I can bet my head if they make a KZ4 and change it again everyone will say 'You know what KZ3 was actually better'
Wow epic fail. Play the multiplayer some more and then come back and make "most" of your review around the multiplayer aspect about the game (because 60% or more of the people that bought the game bought it because of multiplayer)because only then will you know what you think you are talking about. The multiplayer is epic and yes I have played them all.
thats all I play is mult player. Played the campaign liked it started beating majority of the game on elite and just moved on too the m-player.
okay guys for you that actually bought this game and played it to the fullest then you know this isnt a 9/10 game.This game is an okay game.Killzone 2 was better.I really believe socom4 is by far the most fun i had in a while and that was just the beta.Crysis 2,kz3 cod= same shit and im tired of it.I dont know about you guys but these games are getting boring.I literally buy every new game that comes out and im always dissapointed.Stop the hype people your killing the games.
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