Seb Downie, the QA manager at Guerilla Games explains the four difficulties (Recruit, Trooper, Veteran and Elite) in Killzone 2. He also reveals that the difficulty system is not based on enemy counts, but more on damage modifiers and health.
What Difficulty? Theirs nothing difficult about running with a Knife and clocking the game under 6hrs.
Wow, that was subtle trolling right there...
Its gotta Be Veteran
This dude is persitent troll who has better to do with his life but troll every PS3 news. He has no life and is a very lonely person. EDIT: Oh...sorry :) I normally can recognize sarcasm. But I think I'm off today :) lol
Yeah I know, was a bit of sarcasm ;)
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It's hilarious. One site posts a video of them running around one of the earliest levels in the game, on "Trooper" difficulty, knifing everybody (even whilst SAYING that the tactic doesn't work later on), and loads of people assume that you can do that the entire game and that makes the game easy. "Rushing" is a common tactic in games - and if the AI oppenents are "human" enough, it will work against them just as well. That's all that's going on. It's like you're catching them off-guard. But it won't work all the time. What if there's an enemy you can't get to? What if the enemy are perched on top of a building, guarding its entrance? You can't knife them without getting inside, and that involves getting shot.
Have you played the game? No Has Xbox 360 got anything better? No Are you afraid the PS3 might actually have a good game thats possibly as good if not better than Halo? Yes
Yep this is what I expect from a game. I'm going to complete it on Veteran first, and then Elite. EDIT: OK OK holy sh1t WTF is up with these disagrees? Explain if you're going to disagree so quickly to a statement about what difficulty _I_ am going to play the game on. Unless it's someone with multiple accounts tracking my comments and they hate me for some reason.
lolll funny thing, heres an Agree lol
^^ you got a disagree for agreeing. Funny stuff in here :) (no it wasn't me).
I said earlier that every KILZONE realted article is being smashed with disagrees! SI think its someone with a lot of time on his hands and just clicks disagrees on every comment without reading or justifying it! To the article, as long as the diferent difficulties have trophies, I´ll be all over them! XD - Trohpy Whore here!!
i gave u an agree and a bubble but lmao @ the jealous xbox fanboys
You know what's the funniest thing about this website?90% of the "users" on this site is actually one person with severe schizophrenia.
like i wrote a few days ago. http://www.n4g.com/Redirect... so if your a fps player don't do anything but vet and elite
There's lots of immature fanboys that love to disagree here. Don't take it personally, bud.
It's Veteran difficulty for me on my first play through. Elite Difficulty sounds hard just by reading the description, No HUD and No Crosshair?! It will defiantly take some skill to beat KZ2 on Elite mode.
It's that easy you can do it blindfolded Mind you it looks that bad you need a blindfold
Laughing at your own jokes... You have a singular wit sir!
I'd do it on Elite First Cause i'm Well Hard
i will enjoy this game more than twice on elite Who ever is dissing me is a noob i love games that are hard
007 Agent super spy difficulty
the elite is sucks only remove hud and no more agressive helghasth??? crap this....
How do you conclude it has no more aggressive Helgans? I think they'll be pretty tough, combined with no HUD and no crosshair (fun aiming:).
Crosshairs are for rookies anyway ;)
crosshairs are the first thing i deaktivate if possible in EVERY shooter that has a aim-down-sight gameplay. Thats awesome news as i love games where the toughest setting rips you all game enhancing onscreen displays and makes it even more realistic as you gota constantly check your surroundings.
veteran for me thank you... then Elite =D
lol , developers never do that enjoy knifezone
The funny thing with the knife is, you can probably do this in every game. Go try it out. I mean you can run thru FC2 with a knife, e.g.
The difficulty increases. We've already been told via reviews that the enemy AI is awesome tactically. Difficulty is almost ALWAYS managed by adjusting parameters like enemy accuracy/damage/hit points. Occasionally the objectives are made simpler/harder (e.g. Timesplitters 2). BUT by increasing the enemy accuracy, you have to use tactics to beat them; on an easier difficulty setting you can just run up to them and they shoot and miss - but on veteran or elite you need to get a tactical edge on the enemy. If the enemy doesn't have great accuracy or firepower, of course you can run up to everybody and knife them. You'll be a bullet sponge because their guns won't do much damage. Give them more firepower, however, and when you try that you'll die when they shoot you twice. So you need to use a different tactic.
there was actually an article that said that on the easier difs, the enemies tend to wait to shoot, or be slow and inaccurate. HOWEVER, on the harder difficulties, they dont wait even a split second and they are extremely accurate.
Yeah that sounds about right. The easiest things to change, get changed, whilst the actual enemy "intelligence" remains the same (in terms of taking cover and moving about). So the "reaction time" parameter simply gets tweaked, along with the "% chance to hit" parameter.
"lol , developers never do that enjoy knifezone" Another jealous Xbox fan, LOL.
and buy a ps3 to enjoy this game, stop being narrow minded
lemme share with you my experience when i was trying to knife a zombie in RE5.. lol. just kidding... q:
This game is just to Good for my Crap Console
i cant wait to see what easter eggs they offer
Awesome. I love having no HUD. All I play on COD4 is Hardcore TDM and SND.
Veteran to begin with, then I'll be stepping up to Elite. Love they've gone away with some HUD and mainly, crosshair!
Elite is the goal. All depends if I'll suck in Veteran though.
Practice makes perfect bro :)
though no co-op tho
So the difficulties are the equivalents of Liquid Easy, Liquid Normal, Solid Normal and Big Boss Hard, but with no The Boss Extreme? It's a little bit disappointing.
Not really, MGS4s first 3 difficulties are practically none existent, they're all easy. You get easy, normal, hard, very hard. Just like pretty much every game and I wouldnt write off "Elite" until you've tried it. Many people have complained KZ2 has some very challenging sections even when played on normal.
LOL no they're not. MGS4 had some of the most ridiculously easy difficulty levels I've ever seen in a (hardcore) game. Liquid easy and liquid normal were effectively redundant because solid normal was so easy to start with. The boss extreme is only challenging if you're trying to complete it whilst getting an emblem of some kind. Compare with MGS2 which had Very Easy Easy Normal Hard Extreme European Extreme European Extreme had no rations, you could elect to have no radar, game over if discovered, and most bosses killed you in 1-2 hits. The enemies could spot you or hear you from miles away, there were numerous bombs to diffuse in the different struts, there was a particularly difficult button-tapping section etc. etc. That's a difficult mode. I expect KZ2 to have more difficult levels. Elite will be above "The Boss Extreme". If you're that good you don't need the easier difficulties anyway.
Bound to be trophies for completing each, though I hear even recuit can be challenging at times. I kinda want to start of elite lol. Nah its problably worth going veteran then elite, it'll be worth playing again as the game will be so good lol. Woops my bad, just read you have to unlock it first. Veteran it is!
Recruit difficulty should be renamed Halo
Halo difficulty (for people unfamiliar with true FPS gameplay)
looks easy lol
I hope Elite isn't just a million grenades that are locked onto like you're wearing a giant magnet.
Yeah, like Cod WaW on vetern.It was just a grenade spam fest to ridiculous proportions.
I like that setup.
I've been playing games since the early 80's (I even had a home version of PONG) but the fact is that, at 37, I'm just not as good at playing them as I used to be (especially with the rhuematoid arthritis that's developing in my fingers) As such I'll be starting KZ2 on TROOPER Setting, and am really glad to hear the ammount of enemies isn't affected. I can't stand games that reduce enemy waves to a smattering on the lower difficulty settings.
I don't think Elite should remove the crosshairs. Everything else seems ok. But the cross-hairs is going to make for headaches more than a challenge, given KZ2's shooting mechanics. I'm not a fan of "artificially stimulating" difficulties. I want a real challenge like the AI being smarter and numbers being more. Not just simple weapon/health modifiers alone. Don't forget "grenade magnet" as well. But I can see the absence of any HUD truly bringing out the "cinematic experience". I suppose.
I thought there was an option to remove the HUD on any of the difficulty settings?
you can remove the hud at any time.
killzone team should add a trophie for finishing the game on normal with a knife for fun Tell ya now i bet u it will be hard and u have to do it with no deaths
this game will be more about on-line in the end
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