TGF: I will be blunt here. Killzone is no longer a tent-pole franchise for PlayStation and it hasn’t been one for a while now.
That title is wrong in so many ways...
It's just the usual, pre hype the games before release by calling them the most important thing ever in order to absolutely $h!t on them after release in order to generate clicks. Nothing new.
Lol, Future complaints for Horizon; "Are the Dinosaur's too mecahnic?" "Is that chick's hair too red?" and my favorite complaint from Killzone 2; "there's too much cussing." - in a game about warfare, you were surprised about the bad language?!
I really couldn't have put it any better.
But....I thought the future of PS4 depended on DriveClub...and then again on The Order 1886 and then again on Bloodborne? Is this going to now be a new thing everytime Sony announces a new IP? The PS4 isnt going to live or die on any one game alone. But rather on the overall quality of its entire library. Sony proved this point with the PSone, PS2 and more recently the PS3.
Also, saying Killzone is no longer a "tentpole" game for Sony even though its still one of the most successful franchises on the PlayStation is ridiculous. - Killzone 2 (91) and Killzone 3 (84) were both highly rated shooters - Killzone 2 (3 Million), Killzone 3 (2.7 Million) and Killzone Shadow Fall (2.2 Million) all did very well in sales.
Killzone was touted as the "Halo Killer." It never even came close to that reality and has always been a sub par FPS. Glad to see them moving on to something new. PlayStation has struggled to come up with an answer to Halo, but Killzone sequels aren't the answer, gotta do something new.
@xblskull It was for me. I'm sure all the halo games are great but for me I prefer the dark grittier game killzone. 2 was my favorite. But I'm glad they are doing a new ip let killzone take a break.
@XBLSkull - just like Xbox has struggled to come up with an answer for Uncharted. Thats why MS had to buy a timed exclusivity deal for Tomb Raider. Each system has their strengths and weaknesses. Halo is most definitely a strength for Xbox. But dont for a second be confused and think that means Killzone is a bad FPS.
To be fair Halo has staled as well if you think about it. Happens, but both KZ and Halo are still 'tentpoles'.
Well now that Bloodborne met and surpassed expectations, it's up to the next first party game to right the sinking ship that is PS4. I love the media. I want to be media when I grow up.
"Shadowfall enjoyed moderate success as a launch title but the multiplayer space is a ghost town" I played shadowfall this weekend and it never takes more than 8 seconds to find a lobby, What the hell are you talking about??? The more stories I read, the more I loose respect for these bloggers.
Their opinions are whatever... But when they start throwing out fake facts to support their opinions, thats when i get annoyed... Pretty much why I don't even read opinion pieces anymore
its not a ghost town, but it is about the same 800 people every weekend. i guess that isnt terrible though.
I still play the multiplayer on a regular basis. I still love it. Its definitely not a ghost town.
I hope the reveal is as big/polarizing as Killzone 2's was. People literally did not believe it. KZ is my favorite FPS, platinumed 4 of them.
My favorite shooter to this day is probably Vanquish. That first rocket powered drop kick is an eternally happy memory.XD My second is a little known title called Metal Arms: Glitch in the System.
Vanquish was sick, like a Jon Woo sci-fi film.
Vanquish was amazing
played killzone 2, 3, and SF, 3 and SF sucked campaign wise 2 had a great campaign! SF multiplayer was ok nothing special dont really have any confidence in GG in gameplay wise graphic wise they are nice....
"SF multiplayer was ok nothing special" Leh me guess, you absolutely love cod dontcha?
lol No havent played COD since MW2 MW2 was fun though
GG are the best at utilising the available tech. They pushed the ps2 to its limits with killzone. They were the first devs to showcase the potential of ps3 exclusives with killzone 2. They made best use of psmove with killzone 3. Killzone 3 is still my favourite 3d gaming experience. They made excellent use of the vitas features and resources with killzone mercenary, which they also patched for use with pstv. Killzone mercs looks fantastic on tv and plays brilliantly with the ds4. GG dont always hit the mark (especially where storyline is concerned) but with the effort they put into everything else, they are easily one of my favourite devs.
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GG is pretty over rated, they make good games that look amazing and that's pretty much it. However, they just need to make a great reveal and hype the hell out of the PS4.
"they make good games that look amazing" Sounds like a good combination to me
good, but not great. not at the very high tier that this article is making out to be. sonys most important games are from the series that sell a large amount. gt7 would probably be sonys most important game.
Lol at it being Sony's most important game. It's a new IP without a lot of hype and it's not by a great dev. Doesn't exactly sound like it will set the world on fire.
"Nerf Herder" = Noob get it, they Herd Nerf games. I think people don't like KZ's gameplay because of the fact that they don't do Auto-aim. I learned with Duke Nukem online, how bad auto aim can be for you to develope actuall skill. As for the story being bad, I just smh. I loved the plot that Stahl brought, and the whole futuristic sci-fi World War true grit feel. Spoiler I loved how Stahl explained how the Helghast will eventually win no matter what, because they fight for themselves while the ISA/Vekta fight for equality and for what they believe is "right"
Killzone 2 is amongst one of my favourite games. I traded the game a few years ago, much to my regret! However I bought it back 3 days ago, for dirt cheap! Looking forward to play it again. I support new IP´s though.
Wait... wasn't the order their most important game, and after that it was bloodborne.... Make up ya melons!
As long as its not Killzone..Series has gone downhill so bad.
absolutely and for how big the series was, it's mediocrity is leaving a big hole for sony's flagship lineup. A hole that Bloodborne seems to filling quite generously. GG needs to make a comeback, they are way too talented.
If people dont know it already. Sony does not put too much stock in just one or two games like the others. Games like Heavy Rain and SOTC for example were given the same amount of attention by Sony as their big selling games. They have always have a wholeistic and balance approach dor their games portfolio.
Sigh. I thought Bloodborne was "Sony's most important game"? Y'know what, though? Seeing these types of articles only means one thing: Sony is still making games. And they're not going to stop, so neither will these stupid articles. But as long as Sony's AAA studios are still putting out games, that's just fine by me. People will say what they want. I will be enjoying said games.
That is what they said about the Order 1886. Then it turns out Bloodborne was more important. There is no need to pigeon hole the PS4 into one game being its downfall or uprising because it has so many exclusives to fall back on. Its not like it will just be the only game releasing for it of importance in any given year with Sony.
Well the Order was their "most important game", then it moved on to Bloodborne, then it's looking like it's going to be this game, and after this it'll be another game. The console has sold over 20 million units, I don't think there's a "most important game" at this point. Acting like the console is struggling in the sales department so it needs a "most important game" to sell.
I think I've heard this before....Oh yeah! The Order and Bloodborne had articles exactly like this written before those games were released. Give it a rest, you guys are sounding like a broken record. I don't see articles like this for other platforms. It's always PS4 games.
It is one of guerillas most important games, if it's good they can start rebuilding themselves as a good studio I have faith, they hired the new Vegas writer so apparently they know there weakness ( writing ) and have hired someone to strengthen that area but if it's bad they stay a mediocre team trying to reach former greatness ( killzone 2 91% meta )
If Horizon has KZ visuals and the story is up to snuff by New Vegas writer, then this could be huge and a big player for sony's lineup. I love me some KZ but its way past its prime.
I really hope Horizon rocks, I hope there's a trailer at E3
Probably not, i predict a small tease at gamescom and maybe a trailer at playstation experience
Every PS4 exclusive is Sony's most important game
Doubt that but it could be great, Im genuinely interested about this game and I want more new IPs this gen as much as possible as I didnt find the last gen interesting at all (aside from the explosion of online multiplayer, games not so much) Im staying optimistic about this.
xbox one needs more games really bad because it's failing behind, PS4 has plent of great games and it's seliing twice faster than xbox
I'm going to be fair and I'm going to say that both consoles have had their fair share of games this gen. What bugs me, is why are there no articles about why ms relies on the same games year in year out??
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