Captainstarball recently learned Killzone 3 has over 70 minutes of cutscenes. Is that too much? After all, the cutscenes from Killzone 2 were clearly not the best part of the game.
Lame as hell. Have you seen the cutscenes yet? The ones they showed are amazing. The "author" obviously never played kizzy 2. And 70mins is nothing. MGS4 had single cutscenes that lasted longer. All out fail.
MGS4... I remember loving the cutscenes as much as the gameplay. If not more although the gameplay was awesome too.
That was one of my favorite things about MGS4. They did it right, and I'm willing to bet GG will too.
I understand their need to link the gameplay from one area to another. The ideal length should only be a few minutes. I have MGS4 and have not really dedicated my time to it but I hear it has some of the longest cinematics of any game in gaming history. I know that was a running joke with MGS2 having been more of movie with little breaks of gameplay. KZ3 will NOT be in that same category. There is just to much to blow up.
Lol @ Jmorgan... Like KZ and MGS have anything in common... No doubt there won't be too much video in KZ3. What FPS has too many cutscenes anyway?? And yeah, there was about 10 hours of video in MGS4.
Offtopic: Just a heads up, it's only a matter of time before some ass munch comes here and spams N4G with Killzone 3 spoilers. The release date is very close so we should be aware of this.
I love cutscenes, because without cutscenes you lose alot of the character building and story telling. Its for this reason that after I beat HL2, I couldn't figure out why people thought the story telling was the best of all time......there was no story telling.
The only time I see a captainstarball.com article on N4G is to try to downplay Killzone 3 That site should be blacklisted from here honestly
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WOW... 70 whole minutes of cutscenes!?!??!?!?!?!? OMG, they might as well have made it a movie!!! O_O This folks, is the reason why the games industry is a joke. Or at least the wannabe journalist side of it.
It's funny, first everyone said killzone 2's story sucked and was boring and the characters were dull. Now they give more cutscenes to flesh out the story and characters better and there are people bitching about the cutscenes. I really hate how everyone on the planet can have a blog and an opinion now. It's not a good thing.
I agree. I actually enjoyed KZ2 cut cutscens.
I agree. The cutscenes after the New Sun level especially. (KZ2 Spoilers) - - - The part where you, natko, and rico just got out of the New Sun, and are sitting on the Intruder (ISA Plane), and you see the New Sun crash in the background, and they are all like ''Wow!'' was just epic!
No surprise, this is just typical Sony, throw together a interactive movie and try to pass it off as a game, everyone goes crazy for the cuttscene CGI graphics and the game gets celebrated for looking "amazing". If MS ever tried such a stunt they would NEVER get away with it, they would be called douche bags for trying to charge full price for a game thats mostly movie. It wouldn't matter even if the game was 30 hours long, if it was reported that it had 70minutes of cutt scenes and it was a 360 exclusive everyone would cry foul.
Stop it Bravo! Don't come in here with that sob story, I MS were doing it, you would've thought Jesus made their games! Stop being a little fangirl and become a gamer! On a side note most of SONY's exclusives have brilliant and long cut scenes, and that goes back to the psx days bro!
@smallpackage bravo, If MS tried something like this they might have too make a new IP or have a game with a great story that keeps you intrested. I guess that would not happen because they know most of the xbox community couldn't comprehend such things.
LMAO @LiL T "smallpackage" :D +Bubs brother
Like the dvd in the 360 is capable of holding 70 min of cut scenes and gameplay at the same time. Sheesh.
M-easy, lame isn't a strong enough word. he's talking cutscenes and story of KZ and only references the 2nd game? the guy who wrote this trash is a fuc#king bonehead. the story and cutscenes in the 1st game were great- with the helghan invasion (or recolonization?)of veckta being the main story. the 2nd game was more about getting visari and defeating helghan......and they did get visari but the ending was definitely not what the ISA wanted. now, the 3rd is about ISA survivors trying to fight their way off of helghan - and we also get to see the helghan high command in the throes of civil war in the wake of visaris death! (and i'm hoping #3 ends with the fight getting ready to head back to veckta....lots of locales there i'd like to see in HD. captainstarBOOB obviously isn't as big a fan as he says he is and is looking for site hits. and having ray winstone and malcolm mcdowell doing voiceovers for the helghan leaders is AWESOME! i can't wait to sit back on the 22nd and take the whole game in!
Agreed, saying cut-scenes are a bad thing is just fuckn retarded, especially when it seems this time around they have nailed it. I'm actually quite hyped for the cut-scenes, im really looking forward to it.
I could careless i just wanna play it.
As long as you can skip them then who care. The games is not even out yet and stupid articles like this are already out. Whats next? Killzone 3:Is having the Move and DS3 as options to play it too much? *shakes head*
why would you skip the cutscenes? unless you're talking about subsequent playthroughs.....then i understand.
My point is if in fact there are long cut scenes but you have the option to skip them then who cares? Why skip the cut scenes? Some people just don't give a shit about the story and some don't.I won't be skipping them.
THERE REALLY SHORT CUT SCENES THIS IS SOMEBODY TRYING TO PUT A SPIN ON THINGS HERE'S SOME GAMEPLAY http://theplaystationshow.c... JUDGE IT YOURSELF NO SPOILER
Relax man. It's just a game.
Whoever is playing that game must have just finished COD or something. The cover mechanic is there for a reason. Thanks for posting it though. Game looks great even in a low quality vid
lol your right try 2 at like rambo . this game wont let you by time i got to the end i was sliding into cover and taking my time lol
This is ridiculous. Not trying to sound paranoid, but people are really trying to pick holes in Killzone 3 even before it's released.
Happened with KZ2, so I'd say "yes"
A flamebait article.
After MGS4 I'll never complain about cut scenes again. Just 1 cut scene in that game can surpass all of KZ3 combined.
They're trying to add depth to the story via the cutscenes. If people like the story and want to get into it, then 70 mins of cutscenes is fantastic. If people don't like it, then no doubt you can just skip them. This is simply nip picking in my eyes.
I'm confused, I actually like cutscenes. It tells the story, to me more cutscenes mean its probably a better story. Cutscenes FTW!
thats awesone 70min = like a short movie + gaming = sweetness 2 for 1 why you trolling (article)
I like cutscenes.
me too, nothing wrong about them. =D
I love cutscenes in games, they make the story actually coherent and deeper. I hate games where it's like "get to X location", "rescue Y", "you must destroy Z" without any real reason or justification for doing it. Cutscenes actually give you a reason why the mission you're doing is so important which creates a more immersive experience.
Totally agree, if the character you're playing as has a good motive for what he/ she's doing then it makes the gameplay more rich and enjoyable. Especially if you can relate to the character and story
indeed I felt that gta's was some game that failed to deliver a story
damage control of haters of Killzone 3 already hu????
'After all, the cutscenes from Killzone 2 were clearly not the best part of the game.' Thanks for that opinion.
I should hope that cutscenes are NEVER the best part of ANY game.
Uncharted 2 had more, 90 minutes of cutscenes. No one complained about that.
Firstly, there is no such thing as too many cut scenes. Secondly, the kill zone series is one driven by a strong story and it is not some generic shooter. Finally, if you didn't like any of the above go play call of duty.
If you like the cutscenes watch them. If you don't like them, stfu and skip them. As long as they aren't to the detriment of any other part of the game multi/single player who cares.
The article is asking if having this volume of cutscenes COULD be a bad thing IF they turn out to filled with the type of thing seen in parts of kz2, i.e lots of moronic shouting and not much plot. The article is not saying Killzone 3 is not going to be good or even that the cutscenes are not going to be good. The author states he loves Killzone.
OK OK We understand, The American Media Loves Halo. I think Guerilla should appologize for making a Sci Fi Shooter exclusive to the PS3, Bow down and say, "we didn't mean to offend thoueth God".
Shooters need more story. That’s all Guerilla is trying to do here.
killzone 3 reviews... 1up-8.7/10....."too much graphics." edge-7.5/10...."too much gameplay." eurogamer-8.0/10..."too much ps3 exclusives." gamespot-8.9/10..."too much variety." captainstarball.com-7.0/10 too many cutscenes." computerandvideogames-6.0/10 too much sony." we're going to here it all.but here's a TIP:no matter what you give it,no matter how much hate,you will not stop the game from selling as a ps3 exclusive.
IGN uk - 7.7 it's been done before IGN - 7.7 we agree with whatever IGN uk says kotaku - 6.3 it's sony, so it sucks any site from austrailia -7 it's playstation so it sucks cnet - 6 it's not CoD or halo - so it sucks
There's no such thing as too many cut scenes in my books. Heck, U2 had over 90 minutes of cut scenes and I was begging for more.
Oh for the love of... Whinging about the "lack of story" in KZ2, whinging about "too many cut scenes in KZ3".... Are haters so insecure over the imminent arrival of a game that WILL defy their narrow preconceptions that they literally have to make stuff up to pour their vitriol over?
What do they mean they might as well have made it a movie! 70 minutes is way too short for a movie. The average movie is 90 minutes!
The Internet: Too Many Blogs? gtfo troll articles
People it's a 10 plus hour campaign for Killzone 3. I don't think 70 minutes of cut scenes will kill anybody from the experience. As long as the cut scenes make you feel engaged to pay attention to the story then it shouldn't matter. Besides I'm pretty sure there will be an option to skip the cut scenes and get to the game if you don't want to listen to them.
Then this guy has never played MGS4, I remember timing one of the cut scenes and it came in at +- 55 mins and that was just one cut scene, dont get me wrong I loved that about MGS4 but this guy is complaining about 70 min total. I can assure you it him longer than 70 mins to come with this garbage.
Exactly what i was getting ready to say. Why do gamers have such a problem with cut-scenes?
People, the article isn't dissing cutscenes or Killzone. It is asking a question. Given the somewhat dubious quality of SOME of the acting and scripting in KZ2, is there a chance that Killzone 3 could be negatively affected by over-indulging in cutscenes if they turn out to be of the same, quite average, standard? Nobody is dissing the game or cutscenes!
I think what KZ doing is they try to separate themselves away from the the FPS out there. i mean most FPS doesn't even have a decent storyline or memorable characters. i bet the cut scenes in KZ3 is going to be epic and awe, so it doesn't matter. more cut scenes more epic to watch and play. a win for both.
Rico is a memorable character but for the wrong reasons, that guy annoying as hell in KZ2., there were times I wish I could kill him.
Rico was actually pretty good in the first Killzone mainly because of the chemistry he had with Hackah. It was funny as hell hearing them interact with each other in game or in a cut-scene and since they removed Hackah in the second installment, it felt like he spiraled into self destruction.
KZ2 cutscenes didn't bother me at all. 70 minutes in 8-10 hour campaign isn't that much.
I like cutscenes. I prefer my games story driven a la Alan Wake or Uncharted. So, no, 70 minutes is not too much for me.
KILLZONE3: TOO MANY HEATERS?
Fail article for fail author. Cut scenes are awesome!
Seeing as how the game has increased in size so should the amount of cutscenes.
i love good cutsceens and from what ive seen it looks sooo epic they are trying to tell a story for once give them a break.
Some people were just born to p*ss on other peoples parades & complain. This poor excuse for an article is evidence of that. Killzone 3 DAY 1 BUY : )
As long as the game-play is a fair length and its good. The more cut scenes the better I say. It adds to the game in the best way possible. Now if the game is short and the cut scenes are long, then that sucks balls.
here we go again of course IGN, Gametrailer and EDGE will find flaws as always for ps3 games and i believe they will make this as negative