61 FPS writes: "There may be hundreds of them, but first-person shooters can really be broken down into two categories. The first type of FPS is marked by a strong balance between play, narrative, difficulty and pacing. If that balance is good enough, the game warrants a full playthrough. The other type is competent and even entertaining, but it's just one more game with a gun. For one reason or another, maybe the challenge isn't engaging enough to keep me going, maybe it's the story, this type loses my interest long before the credits roll. Guerilla Games' Killzone 2 almost falls into the latter camp for me. Had it not been for the demands of this review, I never would have finished the game.
"I'm glad I stuck it out though. Killzone 2 stumbles in its first half. Unwieldy controls, awkward combat dynamics and an unfocused, impersonal narrative are a lethal combination. But during the game's back half, everything gels. It just takes some time to get there."