"For many PS3 owners, Killzone 2 is the game they've all been waiting for. It represents a few things at this point in the system's life: Strength, commitment, longevity and exclusivity, to name but a few important factors and in the wake of so many killer apps landing on the Xbox 360, both exclusively or replete with exclusive content options, Killzone 2 comes at a very integral point in the PS3's life.
For anyone wondering how this fares to the belittled and criticised first Killzone, there really is no comparison - Killzone 2 is more than its own game with the only real point in common being the genre and its narrative.
With this in mind I'm going to ignore the first game barring story reference as it would be unfair to compare the two. Killzone 2 is such a leap over its predecessor any such association would be seen as sheer semantics in light of Guerilla's achievements here.
None of the above is to say Killzone doesn't suffer in any capacity, because there is a manifest of issues I have with the game, not the least of which will see me being lynched by the Sony/PS3 mafia for pointing out, but I want it known from the outset I think this is an excellent game. It's absolutely one of the most impressive looking current-gen titles, and has a plethora of great combat ideas thrown into a solid mix of tried and tested gameplay formulas. It just isn't all it could be, perhaps for lack of a focus on consistency. But let's start at the beginning..."