Killzone Shadowfall? Should have been new intellectual property - VGFury

Excerpt from the article

"Unfortunately despite my fondness of the Killzone series, Killzone never became what Sony needed it to. The original Killzone whilst a relatively solid game was very rough around the edges, although at the time I was blown away by its technical prowess. I’d never played a game before where the gunplay felt quite so meaty and visceral. Unfortunately this wasn’t the consensual opinion of reviewers at the time, the lack of polish exerted by the game lent it to a relatively modest critical reception."

The author goes on to describe why he thinks Guerilla games latest title would have been better as a new IP.

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sinncross2057d ago

I know Killzone never became Halo, in terms of sales, for Sony but it seems to do pretty well enough.

I always felt that KZ never explored its own universe well enough and I hope they do this time. No problem in this being a KZ title... they have only shown a little. It might go back to the gritty environments as the game progresses.

ChronoJoe2057d ago (Edited 2057d ago )

I wrote the article by the way and whilst I would have preferred a new FPS from Guerilla I do actually think this looks to be the best Killzone yet, so I'm very excited in that regard.

zebramocha2057d ago (Edited 2057d ago )

@chrono GG mentioned that they are working on an new ip,I pretty sure they sure killzone sf because it would be easy and the next game would use the hardware better.

doctorstrange2057d ago

Guerrilla is developing a new IP, and have been for several years. Google it.

HeavenlySnipes2057d ago

"Unfortunately this wasn’t the consensual opinion of reviewers at the time, the lack of polish exerted by the game lent it to a relatively modest critical reception."

That'a interesting. KZ2 is rated at a 91 on metacritic and KZ3 at 84.

poopsack2057d ago


Fuck facts

Oschino19072057d ago (Edited 2057d ago )

@HeavenlySnipes the sentance before the one you quoted states - "The original Killzone whilst a relatively solid game was very rough around the edges, although at the time I was blown away by its technical prowess. I’d never played a game before where the gunplay felt quite so meaty and visceral."

That's interesting, there was a Killzone before Killzone 2 or Killzone 3. Like an "Original" Killzone on a PS2 or something, and it might currently only have a 70 on metacritic.

Outside_ofthe_Box2057d ago

GG already said they are working on a new IP. Obviously they didn't show it because they aren't ready to.

theBAWSE2057d ago (Edited 2057d ago )

Chrono joe

i don't need to go into details because doctorstrange, heavenlysnipes and deathstroke have just countered your article with FACTS which shows you have no idea what you are talking about ...

is soo sad that anyone with a keyboard thinks that they can become a journalist ..

ChronoJoe2056d ago

Not really. I mean if they read the article I went into details on the critical performance of Killzone 2 - I didn't say it was mediocre at all :) they clearly just read the excerpt.

I know Guerilla have been working on something, for a while now - (since 2009 or something like that) but we haven't seen or heard anything of it). So no one has any idea what that is, that doesn't change my opinion that new IPs (in this case a new IP from Guerrilla) would make a better launch title.

I'm not sure how you counter subjective opinion, with fact. But this is N4G so go for it :P

Hicken2056d ago

We KNOW they're working on something new. Just because we haven't heard about it in a while doesn't change that.

New IPs don't get a lot of sales at the start of a generation, even if they ARE from an acclaimed studio like GG. For a console's launch, established IPs will generally see better sales. Therefore, it's better to save the new IPs for later, when the console has a bigger base that'll take advantage of them... well, perhaps it's not "better," but it's smarter. Besides, it's not like there won't be ANY new IPs at launch, and though it may be doubtful, Guerilla's new IP may still see a launch window release.

Finally, you counter someone's subjective opinion with fact when fact is more relevant. FACT is that you don't know whether or not a new Guerilla-designed IP will be coming near the PS4's launch. FACT is that it's better to have a well-known IP at launch. FACT is that Killzone has apparently done whatever Sony thought it NEEDED to do, though I suppose you mean that completely media-concocted idea of it being their Halo(which was never intended, by the way).

FACT is that your opinion sucks.

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Muffins12232056d ago

I loved how in halo the player feels so free.You can jump high and everything and you don't feel glued to the ground or just sluggish like call of duty or gears or most fps...crysis also has a similar feel to it :)

mandf2057d ago (Edited 2057d ago )

Make your own game if you want a new IP. Sony is the only console maker that constantly makers new IPs.

Dragos752057d ago

There are studios involved too you know. Give them some credit too.

Oschino19072057d ago

There are parents involved too you know. Give them some credit too.

NateCole2057d ago

Sony first party = Sony

DivineAssault 2057d ago

i dont think a new ip shouldve been made just yet by guerrilla.. Shadow fall is the 1st nx gen attempt with a franchise thats well known.. I dont like shooters & i want that game at launch.. A new IP ppl arent familiar with might not attract as many customers at launch.. There should be some but familiar IPs will draw ppl in too

classic2002057d ago

Also guerilla is working on a new IP also so I have no problem if they want to launch something familiar and then next year they release a newer title.

pandaboy2057d ago

Watch as Destiny wipes the floor with Killzone sales to completely disprove your theory. Killzone just doesn't have the fanbase to justify as a system seller. I'm very disappointed with sony's showing. Killzone and Infamous are last gen games, expect them both to flop on ps4.

There also is not going to be a new IP from GG. That was a rumour but in the end they decided just to make another Killzone since sony realised they didn't have the talent to conceive of a new game.

MasterCornholio2056d ago

Destiny will be the game that destroys Halo. I loved it when Bungie announced exclusive DLC for the PS4 version.

Ever since Microsoft ruined Halo by giving the franchise to 343, I was dying to play a great new Bungie game.

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DivineAssault 2056d ago (Edited 2056d ago )

How do u know this? Crystal ball maybe? Some ppl might not even know that destiny is by Bungie & it might not even be that great for all we know.. Kill Zone is a great franchise from all the reviews i read about em.. They always score well & have great user feedback.. 3/4 of the Halo players out there dont even know who or what bungie is.. They just follow the name "HALO" so your theory might be disproven jr.. & what theory of mine will be disproven? That new IPs & Familiars will be the best coarse of action? I highly doubt that.. There will be many more new IPs, familiar IPs, & services for PS4 shown before launch im sure so dont get it twisted.. Sony isnt going to show their entire hand before E3..

DEATHSTROKE-cro-2057d ago

here, 300 years of Killzone history

it's sad that no game journalist had the time to read it and stop calling Killzone generic -__-

it you read it than you WOULD know why Vekta looks clean and rich and different than Helghan, why they wear masks, the meaning of name "helghast" and meaning of the Helghan flag....

r212057d ago

Theres also one on gaf which explains thing alot more. Makes me hate the ISA further.

ChronoJoe2056d ago (Edited 2056d ago )

Yup. Not sure what that has to do with the article, but yes the lore is especially interesting.

I think the story's a little confused though. I mean if you read it it doesn't really benefit the game... you just end up hating the guys you're stuck playing as. lol

Chuk52057d ago

Coming from the cell structure to a different architecture will take time. Why not:
A) push a franchise they know well
B) a franchise with room to grow
C) And a franchise that shows nextgen power.

Makes perfect sense to me, there will be new IP, but damn people need to be patient.

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