Mandatory: "Killzone was supposed to take PlayStation's popularity to new heights. Fifteen years ago, Sony released the video game with the intention of killing one of the biggest franchises in gaming, but it didn't quite work out that way."
I have to disagree with the second point about Killzone 2 not living up to the E3 reveal trailer. For me, the sequel bested the trailer, and went further. The weight and feel of the movements and weapons, as well as a stellar multiplayer experience, made it one of my favourite FPS titles.
Killzone didn't need to kill halo, it went and shot itself in the foot and killzone had nothing to do with it
Halo hasn't been relevant for over a decade now just like gears of war and its Microsofts fault. Gears and halo were big franchises but Microsoft didnt care enough to nurture them and have them stay relevant or get bigger. With each iterations the games quality and production value should be bigger and better than previous entries. Look at sony exclusives like uncharted, god of war, the last of us among a lot other games and you'll notice sony tries to make the sequels production value a lot greater than previous entries. The last few halo games were mediocre to rubbish just like the gears games. They were once colossus but now they barely sell.
The author of the article is completely incorrect when they said "Sony launched Killzone with the intent of killing Halo". Literally nobody at Sony NOR Guerrilla ever made that statement, it was the gaming journalists who said that, and it was a bad and lazy generalization even back then. Outside of the two games being FPSes, there were hardly any similarities behind them. Completely different games.
Idk about that. Even 343's halos outsold killzone games during 343's time with xbox. (343's Halo 4 outsold killzone 3, 343's halo 5 outsold kz sf) "Shot" at foot or not killzone could've made a good comeback like halo infinite but they just gave up on the ip it seems
The multiplayer was beautiful!
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I guess they are talking about the graphics? But yeah, the game in general was pretty amazing
Graphically the finished version looks a lot better than the E3 trailer. It's not even a question. The E3 trailer features clunky animation and poor textures among other things.
I thought faze was supposed to be their halo killer Wasnt it just the media saying killzone was supposed to be the halo killer? Genuine question...because I never paid attention to that stuff, because halo never needed to be killed for Sony to make any headway. Halo wasnt some sentinel standing at the gate preventing sonys success
KZ2 is still one of my favorite multiplayer experiences. Loved it.
KZ2 is still one of the best FPS ever made!
Talk about not being able to see the woods for the trees. Firstly Sony never said Killzone was going to be a "halo killer". That phrase was coined by fanboys. And even GG came out publicly to say they were never interested in that fan boy war - https://www.destructoid.com... Moreover, when it comes to the bigger picture, Microsoft has been so thoroughly beaten by Sony this Gen, that even they have admitted that they need more exclusives than just Halo, Gears and Forza. It turns out Sony never needed a Halo killer in the end, they just needed high quality AAA exclusive games. They didn't just bring one to the table - they brought an army of exclusives; and MS ran to the hills and won't even publish their numbers anymore. So what's your point? How exactly has Halo helped MS this gen? MS will have to bring much more than Halo next gen to even consider going toe-to-toe with Sony.
Well your right it was sony fanboys screaming halo killer not the developers. Halo is still the best exclusive fps and forza is the best exclusive racing game and gears is on top as the best 3rd person cover shooter. I agree that ms does need more games under their belt and desperately so but they do have great games. I liked killzone 2 but it was not that e3 trailer that was shown and they should make a new one not a remaster. Sony did destroy MS this gen and now MS has learned a valuable lesson from it. The future of xbox and gaming period is looking better for it cause really it's about all gaming companies doing good and bringing us a variety of great games.
@No-Internet Metacritic is fact for you but just knowing that people go on their just to boost or downgrade games shouldnt be something you use as pure fact. Uncharted never overtook gears because uncharted is a action/adventure game more comparable to tomb raider and gears is a straight up shooter. Gran turismo has been fell off as the best simulation racer and yes I own the game. The Forza series has been dominating racers since forza motorsport 4 and forza horizon. I am definitely not a troll but that's cool if you think so.
Agree with not using metacritic to base an argument on, it's just others opinions amalgamated, much better to use your own experiences when talking about games, How has gt fell off though? If each gt has sold more than each forza? When did forza dominate? Sport sold over 8 mill, and it's an offshoot, not even a numbered entry, if that's falling off I wanna fall too.
Gaming lol Last Gen it was all sales well guess what uncharted has sales and GOTY awards GT:sports is all world sum racer on consoles. Officially licensed BTW by actual racing organizations. Unlike ms Sony doesn't need yearly GT games. GTS had so much free content they just releases a disk version with almost all the updates. GT is the king of sim racing and brand recognition is with GT Halo was the IT FPS but it's been beaten by 3rd party games and every halo game since halo 3 has seen a decline in sales and reviews
@No-Internet I wouldn't sell Uncharted as a Cover Shooter, in my book it's an action adventure game, with elements of shooting and other stuff.
My my my. Well said friend.
Someone is extra salty
I think it was more the COD marketing rights that helped MS last gen. Probably helped sony this gen. Halo was a system seller, but it's a single game in a single genre, and 360 had more going for it that sony would have to kill if that was how they were trying to compete
One of the biggest gaming tragedies of this gen is no Killzone 2 remaster, in a gen full of pointless remasters smh.
It stil looks good on ps3 on a 4k bravia its the most grittiest look to Killzone and it actually adds to the mood of the game give it another shot
1080p/60 remaster with the online servers back and all the dlc maps would have been better .
Much rather have 1080/60 with a pro controller and HDR.
You will be surprised how good your ps3 looks on a 4K tv I was surprised myself I went back to gtaV super hacked edition and played some black ops Zombies. Killzone 2 at 720p upscaled on a capable television set looks awesome turn on motion to multiply the frames you see on screen it’s bootleg but still looks good give it a shot if you miss it that much ps3 is rather cheap and is still a superior multi media device than the current gen offerings
The best TV/monitor on the planet is not going to change how a game is actually rendered, much less how it performs. I've had a PS3 and Killzone 2 since they've been a thing. The whole point is I want a better version of the game, and that's not possible on old hardware.
Also confirming how good KZ2/3 and Ps3 games in general look on a 4k tv, Samsung. I put a few hours in before the servers closed last year. I still use offline botzone every few months
PS4 CPU can't handle a KZ2 remaster. Just wait for next gent though, we might actually get our wish.
I'd love to have K2 remaster and for them to bring back M.A.G. as well. I really hate FPS but K2 and M.A.G. got me to play, and love those experiences
Best of all................it kept all the run, jump and gunners away. You couldn't do that in Killzone and more importantly the controls did not hold your hand, you needed to aim, you had to do it yourself. There are more FPS released to day that still pamper to more aim assist than Killzone 2 ever did. Warzone, hands down the best MP game mode, full of action, full of variety and most importantly, bloody well balanced and clan matches done properly. Common Sony, give us a remaster.
Is this article a call out to Guerilla to try and get them back into the killzone series?! That would be great! Halo is a good series, but I think it was better under Bungie.
And I think Bungie was better when they did Halo.
Still one of my favorite franchises ever. Still remember getting this shortly after its release from the Metreon in SF, back when the PlayStation store was still there. I know most people's favorite and they started with Killzone 2, but for me, Killzone 1 will still remain my most favorite of the series. From a 4 man fireteam, being able to take on different roles with their own branching paths for each level, the banter between them(Rico and Hakha) and Helghans, level design and the progression from trenches, to swamps, to space, the weapons(although the entire series has great weapon design), etc. This series is probably one of the few to actually make good PSP and Vita games with Liberation and Mercenary. I would love to see a remake of the first with the implementation of Killzone's 2,3,and Shadow Fall multiplayer, but seeing Guerilla's success with Horizon, I wouldn't be surprised if it's on hold for now.
Why are we doing this? Randomly in 2019. This is what you think to write about.
I did a triple take. It’s almost 2020. Who’s still thinking about PS2 and the one that got away?
funnily enough halo killed itself just fine by itself.
Microsoft killed halo all on their own... so who cares.
There is not a single fact to back up this claim. In fact Halo 5 has been the best selling Xbox console exclusive game so it is very difficult to say MS has killed Halo. I don't think 5 is the best in the series, but it sure was not the worst. https://www.dualshockers.co...
There is no hype, there is no attachment like there was. “Selling” something on the Xbox one means nothing.. their offerings are so baron ... that eventually you have to try whatever they have. You don’t go from being the highest selling game last gen, to a measly small number compared to the 15 million + halo 3 moved and not say the game was killed. Not with the power behind last gens demand for the game. There is zero hype or confidence for the next one.. we “hope” it finally delivers, but there is no mass believe that it will.
@Rude-ro Please name one exclusive on any platform that has sold 15 million this generation? Every iteration of every game does not have record sales. Eventually, the market is tapped and competitors come in. When Halo 3 shipped it was pretty-much Halo 3 on its own. It set the bar.. Now, there is ton of competition. Other FPS games have grown and matured... Call of Duty, Battlefield, Battlefront, etc. I am glad there is very little hype on Halo Infinite. I hate marketing and marketing creates hype. Games should be rated on their merits when they ship, not brainwashed to gamers based on media and money to buy opinions before something exists. As for confidence. I have no confidence in any company ever. That is a misplaced trust. Any consumer that is confident in any company before they actually deliver is practicing blind trust. I rate every game and every company based on what they deliver not what they have delivered in the past. That way, I don't get disappointed when they inevitably don't deliver, and I am happy when they do deliver.
Killzone 2 is among the best shooters ever made! To bad the rest of the serie isnt that good.
killzone 2 was a masterpiece and killzone 3 was pretty good imo. Shadow fall i dropped not long after release and i havent played KZ1
The Halo killer that killed it self.
....a bit like your comment.
And dont forget the Forza Killer.
Killzone was never a competition....Haze though that was the true Halo killer.
Haze was hot garbage. It was no where near a Halo Killer. I remember that I bought it on the PS3 and gave up half way. It had great idea but couldn't accomplish it.
Kz2 was one of my favorite games ever Loved it
I never saw Killzone as a competitor to Halo. Its plays more like COD mixed with Wolfenstein. I guess because it’s futuristic? Halo is colorful and silly-like a Marvel film. Killzone is drab and serious. That was just Sony fanboys calling it a Halo killer a decade ago. Killzone 2 in 4K needs to occur though. Like soon!
There’s a few RPCS3 videos of Kz2 running at 4k with a YouTube search
Kz2 remaster would be a dream come true. That's the most fun I've had in fps multiplayer.
Wasn't it the gaming media that coined the phrase, "halo killer"? Why is this even relevant today, and what made this an article that was felt it was necessary to write? Are we going to question every game that turned out to be awesome at the end of the day for cheap clicks?
Hated the cut scenes in Killzone 2 due to the camera being gun height made you seem like a midget compared to everyone else , multi was fun though .
Killzone 2 had such an amazing multiplayer!!!!
Would love to have a KZ2 & 3 remastered on the PS4 before next gen starts.
Loved KZ2 multiplayer, cool addition was to play custom music during the matches
Sad that a game that released 10 years ago has better physics and destruction than 99.99% of games released this gen. Really hated to see interactive environments and physics/destruction damn near die this gen.
Yes, I used to enjoy shooting those little gas canisters and then just watching what they did.
kill zone was better than halo. I hated halo. halo was shit. many people will disagree. but they are incorrect.
Better? In term of what exactly?
in terms of the game was better
Better in what part?
So if is it better than Halo in every ways, why didn’t it sell more and become More popular than Halo? Why don’t Sony make another entry since it is so good?
because kids. most halo players where kids. killzone has a M rating.
@ciporta I’m just saying if it was so good and so well received like l33t, then surely Sony would want to capitalize on that. @l33t So Halo has kids rating? Not M rating? “ All previous Halo games — aside from the strategy game Halo Wars and the top-down shooters Halo: Spartan Assault and Halo: Spartan Strike — were rated M. The ESRB page for Halo 5 lists three content descriptors: "Blood," "Mild Language" and "Violence." What is your excuse now?
@ciporta Have you been living under a rock? Halo Infinite is coming next year to Xbox One and PC (and Xbox Scarlett as well). There had been remastered version of older Halo games this gen as well. Where is the next Killzone?
Whatever.... I like both.