GameCentral writes "It may be one of the best looking first person shooters on any console, but does the new Killzone have the personality to make it truly memorable?"
okay interesting opinion, lets see how you back it up!
That's easy. I'm sure they deducted points for lack of zombies.
were just bursting with innovation and personality.
Why do people - who are insistent on having an aversion to a franchise - review a title with the expectation that somehow, another installment in the series will change their perspective on things? If you ask me, to be taken seriously, one must actually show that they lack a pre-conceived bias or preference to something else. Also, why are people now saying that the controls make the game feel "unoriginal", when to begin with, the original control "weight" that was adopted in Killzone 2 was one of the biggest complaint-magnets? BTW, I wasn't aware that Nazis were outcasts, struggling to overcome those who oppressed them in the first place? Because that's what the Helghast are doing. Then again, comparing the Helghast to the Nazi regime is the trite, "cool" thing to do if you don't actually want to bother learning about the story in the Killzone universe. Why do I even bother giving these people the time of my day to read their shallow articles?
@thereapersson The Germans took a lot of heat for the first World War. They were basically responsible for almost all of the debt and 100% of the blame. This obviously caused the country to suffer, which causes civil unrest. This is a very large reason for why the Nazi's were able to rise to power. After WWI they probably felt very much like outcasts who were unfairly blamed for the entire war. Killzone is basically a retelling of the story from a new perceptive (at least that is how I have always seen it). Obviously they have gone a different route since the initial story was established though. They also haven't done anything as evil as concentration camps (yet), which makes it harder to demonize the Helghast and easier to understand their side of the story. I do agree that these 7/10 reviews seem like a double standard, but I will have to play it first before I judge it.
i really don't know why they bothered reviewing it they have already admitted they don't like the series and would rather play Black ops instead.
. First, let me just say that I like the Killzone franchise and bought a PS3 just for Killzone 2. I also bought KZ 1, day one and still think that KZ 1, game play wise, offers more than what the series has become...now let me Rage on this a bit... I've played both the multi-player beta and the sp ( spent HOURS ) demo, watched a bunch of video's and listen and read alot of what Herman as well as others have had to say...this game is NOT a 7 out of 10 game...PERIOD. EVERYGAME will have aspects to it that will not be every one's cup of tea BUT this is starting to get out right dumb now. When I see a 7/10, it tells me the game is not worth much more than a rent and the multi-player alone in KZ makes it a definite buy. Anything lower than an 8 tells me the game has a game breaker flaw that will ruin the experience and I just don't see it with this title. You can skip the cut scenes, which seem to be the worst part according to reviews. The review itself is actually well written, albeit mean spirited at times...lol...and funny enough, I agree with everything discussed EXCEPT the controls aspect. I think the feel of the controls in KZ 3 is the best the series has ever had. KZ 2 is broken to me...I actually loaded KZ 2 ( again ) to try and play it ( again ) and it's even worse than I remember...O_o...the graphics even looked worse...all this tech breakdown of games is ruining the experience now...lol I could cut this game up all day and far worse than what has been discussed here but I won't because I'll be standing in line tonight ( hoping for a midnight launch nearby ) to pick up my copy and plan on playing straight thru the campaign. If the game is less than I expected, I'll trade it for Bulletstorm ( Gears 3 beta ) or Crysis 2 and I'll be happy to tell everyone I did so. BTW...it's the insecure fanboys telling everyone that this game is some sort of breakthrough that is causing the reviews to come back so low as it's being compared to the best the genre has to offer...NO game will win that battle.
I wouldn't waste your time trying to prove it's not a 7/10. You do know for some people it will even be lower than that don't you? There will be scores all across the board. There will be scores of 0-10 and every person is going to be different. The only difference is most people aren't gonna write a review about it. There is actually no way to prove a game shouldn't be a 7/10 because in the end, isn't a games review based on opinion? So if you think it deserves a 9 or 10, that's just fine. There will be tons of people that agree with you. But you also have to respect the others who won't like the game. As for me, I'm waiting to get my hands on a final copy before my final judgement. And if just by chance, I don't end up liking it( which I doubt), I won't need you telling me I should think otherwise.
I agree with you but..let's forget the score for a minute and focus on the written review. It's not the worst I've seen but it does sound like he/she had a score in mind and wrote a review based on that score. The reviewer brought his own personal baggage into this review bringing up the hype surrounding Killzone and K2 with movie quality graphics and both being the "Halo Killer". The controls were to weighty but that made K2 unique. The controls were improved to some degree in K3 but somehow that's a bad thing. It sounds as if he/she had their mind made up before playing the game. The reviewer also brought up the often mentioned "space nazis" nonsense which tells me he knows nothing of Killzone's story or cared to learn. Or how about those faceless bald space marines? Since the reviewer clearly dislikes the entire franchise and considers it to be generic, Killzone 3 receives a generic score. He mentions in a negative light how good the game looks but failed to mention how the game plays, the weapons, boss fights, the constant 30fps which few console games can match, the maps (some of which sound amazing, but you'd never know if this site were your trusted source), or anything else outside of his issues with the single player. Notice how the reviewer wrote less than a paragraph on the mp? If you don't like a franchise, why would you waste time with it's current mp? I honestly don't care about the opinion of one site, but this review reads exactly like all the others that fail to inform readers of how good, bad, or somewhere in between Killzone 3 is, and that's not fair to gamers. There needs to be some standard for game reviews and not just because Killzone 3 got a mediocre score. This isn't the first nor the last time we'll see this type of half assed review. There's no balance between subjective and objective. I think it's irresponsible to lead readers on like this reviewer has and what's really sad here is that any blogger with a site can drag a once respected medium into the sorry state it's in today.
that was one of the worst crafted reviews i've ever read. not to mention it was created from a preconceived bias against the franchise. this being approved just continues to illustrate how poorly contributors function on this site. something this badly written should never have been approved.
who tha fuck is metro?
UK's fourth biggest newspaper.
@ cez of rage Im pretty much with you on your comments as a fan of the Killzone franchise, having played the hell out of the original on PS2 - except online which was pre-internet days for me. In particular, the well-crafted SP story and the ability to play all or any of the four main characters as well as Battlefields mode - all these still get me loading up the game on my PS2 from time to time. Im much too old to be a fanboy lol but more than old enough to know what game will do it for me, rather than have any review decide my purchase. GC come across as high-handed but generally, I find their reviews well-written and making some thought provoking points regardless of whether I agree with them or not. I will be buying Killzone3 day one and and enjoy it, just like Kz1 and Kz2. You are right about it being a no-win situation for GG re the control issue but as long as I enjoy a game and its challenge, then whatever. As a final thought and sorry, off topic, I hope Sony eventually add Kz1 to the HD remastering list which I hoped GG would find space for on the Bluray a la MoH/Frontline. I reckon this would be something of an eye-opener to those new to the franchise, in respect to the points l made previously.
Holy crap, I can't help but laugh at all the damage control going on. It's an opinion guys, no right or wrong, same with yours.
85% currently on Metacritic. Killzone 2 was 91%. Sooo what does that mean Sony fanboys? Any of you willing to admit that this game is a step down?
I see you trolling. They hating.
am i lying tho? lol
That's not how it works you retard. If you actually READ the reviews they all pretty much say killzone 3 is a major improvement overall as is LBP2 over LBP1. Its just a case of the games being familiar but better rather than feeling brand new. oh,btw Halo 3 - 94 Halo: Reach - 91 Reach is obviously the better game but at its core its just more of the same as Halo 3. Neither Halo game deserves these kind of scores anyway. ----------------------------- ------------------ 360- No games 4lyfe
It could mean a lot of things; a step down, a change in reviewer expectations, new review sites. Personally I don't think the Killzone games are anything special (and I own the first two and will pick up the third). But that's IMO.
it means there are allot more COD fanboys out there than we thought, but you keep on playing black-oops while we Sony fanboys enjoy the Beast that is Killzone3.
No Inzo, it means that numbers sold dictate how good something is to fanboys. The ford focus sells more than a ferrari, so it's obviously a better vehicle, right? Btw, I'll be at the midnight launch!!!
The funny thing is how the reviews mostly are either 9+/10 or 7/10. Like the GT5 reviews. The media bias this gen has done more damage to journalism than any other generation. Who cares about the metacritic score. KZ3 is worth Day 1 buy for me. The Fight got horrible reviews, and yet in my opinion is one of last years best games.
" For some reason this has even more cut scenes than the last game, and yet we still kept forgetting which bald space marine we were meant to be." ...and with that quote we illustrate a garbage review in its purest form and a hater in his natural habitat. KZ has no bald space marines. Ironically the ISA protagonists have grown more hair not less. You play as faux hawked Sev, the SAME guy as last game. Nice that Metro didn't need to play the game to review it. Or is this just has a case of selective alzheimers? Funny how God of War 3 and Halo 3 didn't have their scores deducted for ALSO starting right where part 2 ended but this one does. Funny how reviewers complained about the controls and are now complaining again that they've been tweaked as per their suggestion. Funny how team deathmatch is described with an "unfortunately" adjective when TDM is an FPS staple that is expected. Someone tell COD to ditch it too. How can Halo Reach have a 90 meta' with such an unwanted feature? Wait, what? Funny how KZ3 has good graphics literally held against it here as the writer marmles on about other games' art styles where their graphics can't match KZ3. Ummm, what? Wanker. Pip pip cheerio delete.
Yep its a conspiracy. Every score Killzone gets that is under 9 is by a reviewer that has a personal vendetta against Sony and its fans.
Read the comment above yours. The reviewer knocked the game for having Team Deathmatch like every shooter has. The score is not the problem. The words make no sense.
Yall need to stop getting bent out of shape every time a review comes along that isn't 9/10 . Why do you give a shit what some nobody thinks about a video game?. He could genuinely dislike the game, he could be trolling, or his wife could be sleeping with a big black man behind his little white ass. Why do you care.
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