What is it exactly that makes Killzone so appealing, if not to the general PS3 gaming community, then to Sony?
#1? Probably not but its definitely in the top 10
Uncharted or LBP. I say LBP because its unique, where else do you see a platformer that can give u the tools to make GAMES?
on Jan LBP 2 was no. 1 franchise. on FEb KZ3 will be no. 1 franchise. on March, Yakuza/MS3 will be no. 1 franchise. and so on...
...was because of Killzone. It should be on 360...the PS3 community ignores the game. Yeah it sold OK with around 2.5 million in sales but it would of been a big hit on XBL. KZ 1 is still the best and I wish they would go back to the style of game instead of trying to be like COD. Say what you want about Halo but Halo IS halo not COD 2.5. Resistance 3 , from what I've seen so far could be a big surprise. The graphics and story are good and if the game play and level design can match it then it could potentially be huge. Didn't like Res 2...it had some potential but try to be Halo is not it. Rez 3 will be a break out hit...mark my words. Still waiting on the Insomniac multi-plat...wonder what it is. It depends on what you like. If you like platforming then GOW, UC or LBp might be your thing. Some like RPG's or even the MMO's that are coming out. to each there own.
@Cez of Rage... Lol @ KZ3 should be on the 360 LMFAO.. You would have loved a downscaled game on 5 DVDs with no dedicated servers like on PS3 wouldn't you?
I thought GT was Sony's #1 IP? At least based on sales.
I wonder what sony's number 1 franchise is? @Lord could be @Ryu completely agree bubs 4 both contributing to my comment.
God of War
Gran Turismo? Who knows, Sony just has too many "number 1" franchises =D
Lair!!! (Joking before anyone gets there panties in a twist)
Metal Gear "Solid"?
Gran Turismo, statistically is Sony's number 1 franchise. It is definitely deserving of that title as well. But the good thing about Sony like RyuStrife said, is that they have so many franchises that are equally amazing.
I think Resistance is deserving of better attention. I think Sony kind of overshadowed Resistance in favor of Killzone. I wonder if that is one of the reasons why Insomniac went multiplatform?
franchises are 1 GT. 2 UC, 3 LBP(right now, 4 GOW 5 KZ
GT or MGS one of them i would have to say or one is #1 the other is #2.
I don't know about metal gear, the day an associated franchise goes multi-platform its the day it loses its value in terms of association that is. Also i wouldn't want killzone to be Sony's number one franchise because that could influence them and change their minds and how they conduct their business. It has to be something that could appeal to alot of people, and i mean alot of people. But again i wouldn't want a single ip to rule them all. Another thing Sony has a lot of different franchises, its hard to just say which one should be number one. In many instances Sony's franchises have stronger impacts in different regions of the world. Something like GT, wipeout, sing star,littlebigplanet and such are big out in Europe. While games like ape escape, hot shots golf, and their rpgs are big out in japan. And out here in the u.s games like socom, uncharted, , infamous, motorstorm, god of war, ratchet and clank and such are big again. For other companies one or two titles usually stands out, and i rather Sony stay the way it is now than bank one one ip to rule them all. Nintendo has quite a few franchises, but i feel sometimes they tend to only use one or two and make different games with them. Mario is perhaps their biggest franchise and that franchise is used for racing,rpgs, sports, parties ect. Meanwhile a franchise like zelda is a more grounded franchise in that its not use in many different ways like i just described with mario, but it is succesful enough to hold its own. Pokemon is another, though its the same element over and over again. Its got its appeal. Metroid, man...that was a classic liked it when it was 2d. But its not exactly a Mario caliber ip, that in fact they had to let someone else make their recent games. The day i see that happen with Mario is the day something is horribly wrong. But you know every company has their way of operating, Nintendo has Mario as their main franchise with several key franchises behind it. And Sony has several key franchises with nothing to rule them all plain and simple.
as far as genre's go; Killzone is DEFINITELY in the right one to target a huge fan base...shooters are still the top gaming genre as far as sales, attention, and popularity...at least in the US and a lot of Europe...CoD clearly proves that its where the most money is right now... doesn't mean everyone likes them...but as great as LBP, Uncharted, god of war, etc. are...Killzone still has that card to its advantage... problem is though...it is the most popular genre, but its also easily the most competitive...With at least a few MAJOR releases each year...LBP has next to zero competition...action titles like God of War don't either (but many argue single player action titles lack the replayability to keep up with other genres)...but even without that competition, they still struggle to even touch shooter-like sales...
Honestly speaking, I think the numero uno spot shouldn't be taken by a shooter. What would be the difference between Xbox and PS3 then? Both consoles with a shooter as #1? Don't get me wrong, I have absolutely no problem with Killzone, cuz I love it, but still, think about it
Their portfolio of games is just to diverse with AAA games to call anyone game number 1
sure... Killzone series eat alive cod FPS.
It doesnt need to be.
Strong sales, and a lasting community for multiplayer.
You mean you wants this: Live stats 75% COD Blops 24% Halo Reach 1% everything else Get a little variety in your MP.
can't be =( unintentionally, uncharted has become the number 1 along with LBP KZ3 will be an amazing FPS, but i doubt it'll top Uncharted )= still, like schism said, def top 10
Nothing will pass Gran Turismo. But with more experience GG could grow into the top FPS developer, if they're not already.
"But with more experience GG could grow into the top FPS developer, if they're not already." That could be the most delusional thing I have ever read on here, even for a site full of PS3 fanboys that is SOOO retarded it's not even funny. OMG get a life. And you get 12 Agrees LOLOLOLOL. And the correct anwser would be DICE or Valve. Thanks for the laugh though. That's about as true as saying this site has unbiased,intelligent comments and news stories. WOW
Get over your self... Your a moron for expecting my comments to be unbiased. There is not "correct answer" when it comes to conjecture. You are a complete idiot, please don't ever post a comment anywhere ever again. If you hate this site so much go away, no one will miss you.
shhhhh don't cry death metal Killzone 3 will be a great game to many people =) stop going from KZ3 article to KZ3 article crying, its pathetic and what 357 is true - you just sound like some spoilt kid going around telling everyone what THEY THINK is wrong and what YOU THINK is right seriously, GET OVER YOURSELF just because you think something doesn't mean everyone will agree - its called an opinion learn to accept and respect those kid, life is full of different ones.
DICE and Valve are great developers, that is why they look to other great companies like Sony to do exclusive content and features for. Xbox doesn't get that sort of treatment because MS feels you should play Kinect games instead, and by you...I mean your mom...
PS3 has so many AAA exclusives, who would know where to begin as far as determining which one is the actual "flagship" title of them all..
I’d say their current #1 is Uncharted (I say this because they’ve already started advertising it, and it’s not due out for 10 more months.) After that, there’s God of War and (of course) Gran Turismo. GT and TM are the only Sony exclusive franchises from the PS1 era that are still around... but Uncharted 2 is one of the highest rated games of all time. I’d say Killzone is their best FPS (with Resistance nipping at its heels.) Oh, and ICO is up there (for ratings more so than sales), but only if you consider Team ICO games a franchise.
Sony doesn't need a #1 they have several AAA titles that step up there game on each new game release. There is no point even trying to figure out what one holds the top spot because each has its own dedicated fanbase.
Sony is the Number 1 franchise.
there isnt a #1 . If anything, ps2 was Socom for online but not for ps3
PS3 exclusives beat each other every time a new game releases. They can't be number 1 for long.
The very question in itself,speaks volumes. #1,sure,just keep #2-20 rolling along.
It is a great game. BTW I am going to stop coming to this site if this advertisement crap doesnt stop. I cant mute it.
That's what is good about Sony, they so many IP's one gamer can love the console for a game and be supported throughout while another gamer can do the same
If you mean sales, then NO, nothing of Sonys will top GT. The only way would be for all the Xbox only gamers still holding onto that hate, to just let it go and admit how good Killzone is, and buy a PS3. That would prop up the numbers a bit, but I doubt it. If there was any justice in the world KZ would outsell CoD 3:1 since its about 3 times as good a game.
Well a lot of xbox people say games like halo are better. Kz looks a lot better, but the gameplay lacks so you can't assume every xbox guy is a fanboy just hating on kz. Don't get me wrong, kz was fun. But it is not a game that lasts.
lol, i like how you blame 360 owners for the lackluster sales of KZ2.
I didnt blame Xbox nor did I mention Halo. I simply said alot of people are holding onto hate and would like Killzone if they let go of it. Its gameplay lacks nothing. And its sale arent lackluster either, but thanks for proving my point about the hate.
Sony doesn't have a No.1 Franchise because their exclusives tends to be different from each other and happends to be one of the best on their respective genres. Killzone = Gritty Warzone FPS Uncharted = Movie-Like Action Adventure TPS LittleBigPLanet = Wimpsy Creation Platformer Resistance = Alien Invasion FPS Gran Turismo = Realistic Driving Simulator Twisted Metal = Car Combat Game God of War = Greek Mythology Brutal Hack and Slash Ratchet and Clank = Cartoony Action Platformer Demon's Souls = "Hardcore" Action Role Playing Game The Last Guardian = ??? Feel free to add anything I missed
sure Motorstorm = Brutal Off Road Racing
inFAMOUS = Sandbox Superhero Action Adventure
Demon's Souls is not a franchise. Also, you should add Wipeout.
Heavy Rain = Most Innovative Game of This Generation.
Man...lol dont get me started on this we could be here all day, thats for sure. Syphon filter Sly cooper Jak and daxter Medevil Getaway Dark cloud Wild arms Ape escape Hot shots golf MLB Untold legends Genji Everquest ATV off road fury Coolboarders Sing star Lemmings Arc de lad series Buzz White knight chronicles Warhawk Socom And so many more its not even funny...
One of, sadly sony didnt see what was plain as day all these years, socom was their number one online franchise and they treated it like a red headed step child
HAHA im a read head and i find that hilarious!
Top FPS? Yeah, but will be up against Resistance 3 (which looks equally awesome BTW) Personally I don't think anything tops Uncharted and Metal Gear Solid. God of War ran its course already.
Yeah, Uncharted and MGS cannot be topped. The only problem with MGS is it is owned by a 3rd party developer and cannot be considered to be part of Sony's huge library of franchises.
Damn, I forgot. No yellow diamond in the bottom corner of box. Technically yes, but still a name synonymous with PlayStation, as it should be.
There's too many PS icons that you can't choose just one. When people think Xbox they think Halo. When they think Nintendo, it's Mario. But when it comes to Playstation, the torch is constantly being passed around- that you just can't tell which title defines the Playstation brand.
I disagree with that statement a little bit. I find that each person thinks of different games that define playstation for them. For me it is metal gear solid, for my best mate it is god of war, for my girlfriend she thinks Killzone, each person can think a different game, the torch doesn't need to be thrown.
That's the great thing about PlayStation. There are TONS of outstanding exclusives ranging a variety of genres. In terms of first-person shooters, I've owned them all including Call of Duty games, Halo, Team Fortress, and more. Killzone 2 is my favorite FPS so far this generation, and Killzone 3 is a huge improvement over that title.
It has to sale first
You missed Warhawk,MAG,WKC1&2,Infamou s1&2,VKC1&3,Ni No Kuni. I missed some also
I like kz but the gameplay isn't good enough to make it last long term in my opinion.
Sales wise Gran Turismo is Sony's premier franchise. Review score wise Uncharted is Sony's premier franchise. If Killzone even wants in with a shot of being the premier franchise it needs to match either of these and, as much as I love the franchise, I can't see either of them happening.
lol I hate it but I have to say call of duty again.. If Mw3 really exist then oh boy here we go again!! $999,999,999,999,999,999,999,9 99,999,999,999,999,001 in sales in the first 10secs of release! cod needs to become good or just die really!! oh & I hope the witcher becomes a house hold name I really do I luv it! ! & I love Indie devs!! http://www.youtube.com/watc...
lol you're 1 minute into the game and you get DISCONNECTED
The Witcher was awesome def my fav rpg this gen
Uncharted, Killzone, God of War, Resistance, Little Big Planet, Gran Turismo, Infamous... There are many number 1 Sony published games...
and castlevania franchise with upcoming game by both DS and LOS team what!?
Great adventure, Point Blank period. They should explore the plot better and once they do that, based on what I know on the lore, it could be the best.
i love killzone, but i dont think it will be. It definetly has the tools for it. I see Gran Turismo as the baby for SONY.. and i think it will be forever, the same way Halo is for Microsoft. Its a flagship title , no doubt, but i think the uncharted, and MGS of the world are on the top.
SONY HAS NO GOOD GAMES! just kidding! They are top dog! underdog of 2007 but winner of 2009, 2010, 2011! why am i using dog metaphors?
I don't think so but its definitely one of them. Sony has to many games. Every time you think you have seen the best of what the PS3 can offer in terms of games, they take it to another level.