Playstation Official Magazine: KillZone 2 Hands On

It's that time again that brings N4G to a halt; more KillZone 2 information, more beautiful screenshots and a preview that will you make you go ever more frustrated at the fact that you're reading and they're playing. The Official PlayStation Magazine head to Amsterdamn for their turn in playing the most anticipated FPS of 2008.

"When I finally put the pad down it's with relief, excitement...and caution. What's currently most impressive about Killzone 2 is the technology, which is genuinely a notch ahead of anything being done on consoles right now."

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Meus Renaissance4039d ago

Everytime I read a hands-on preview of this game I can't help but be filled with immense anticipation and excitement; KillZone 2 will raise the bar of FPS. No doubt about it.

Mark 14039d ago

Explain how Killzone 2 will be better than previous efforts.

Killzone: Liberation
Shellshock: Nam '67
Black Belt Challenge
Rhino Rumble
Tiny Toon Adventures: Dizzy's Candy Quest

nasim4039d ago

halo3 defines cartoon old gen games.

MS will fully die with the launch of 399$ ps3 and FF13,MGS4,GT5 and KZ2

Razzy4039d ago (Edited 4039d ago )

I don't think any of those games you mentioned had a budget $21 million or 120 developers working on them. Of course all that money and developers doesn't necessarily guarantee success but it doesn't hurt.

wil4hire4039d ago

The ONLY variables = Graphics, story, and AI.

All Killzone2 has to do is exactly what other FPS's do. Make sure its still an fps. Meaning running/jumping/shooting/hidin g. All that it would really need is a Map Editor & 32+ Multiplayer to escape morons calling it "Just another FPS." Even then, since its on the ps3 it must redefine the genre as we know it... so since it fails in that.. it will get an 7/10.

We can talk about AI, but since people rarely play Singleplayer modes anymore for a length of time, all that really matters is that it is going to be an amazing FPS w/great multiplayer.

Why other games in the fps genre get passes for being the exact same as the previous version/genres, I have no idea. But it will not be fair to dock Killzone 2 points, for pushing the graphical element of the FPS way further than it has ever been pushed on a console.

For some reason its up to the PS3 to bring NEW and INNOVATIVE games to this generation. And when it fails to, it is knocked down points for not doing so. How is one going to Improve on an FPS without making it a non-fps. YOU cant do this.

I remember a time when Adventure game was an adventure game, when a side scroller was a side scroller, when a fighting game was just a fighting game etc. yes there were New developments now and again, but Tomb Raider was still Tomb Raider. Now this generation sees a game like Uncharted, which is an Adventure game... Now people just say "HAHAH its a Rip Off of Gears and Tomb Raider!" Well yes, you can dissect a game to its basic gameplay and compare that to another, but thats what we have Game Genres for isnt it?

JIN KAZAMA4039d ago

EXCELLENT POST. You are SPOT on in your arguments.

MikeGdaGod4039d ago

i wonder the same things myself sometimes

Hatchetforce4039d ago (Edited 4039d ago )

Well Mark 1 was HALO better than previous Bungie efforts? Damn straight. You act like a company can't improve. Here is something for you too. Killzone 1 = Best weapon animations ever. You'll neve see reloading that well done in other titles either.

Gamespot-equals-EGM4038d ago (Edited 4038d ago )

I hate to burst the bubble but a few things caught my attention.

#1- the preview mentioned that the shooting mechanic needs some work. Will GG change this much? Sure hope so b/c its a shooter.

#2- No mention of enemy AI, whether it was good or bad....that kind of worries me b/c in all the movies I've seen enemy AI seemed questionable. Sure the difficulty may have been set to 'easy' but I still have my doubts.

#3- the article mentions a late 2008 release....I thought it was coming out 'early 2008' meaning the 1st half of 2008. I guess GG changed the release date recently.

Anyways I think this game will get 8.5's and 9.0's. It will get some 8.0's and 9.5's but I think it will average 8.5-9.0.

UnasFortuna4038d ago

Couldn't agree with you more Meus I. This game just looks more and more amazing everytime I see more info on it. If it lives up to the hype (and I am hoping it will surpass it), will make me go out and buy another PS3 so I can Multiplayer with my son. Shooters on 360 so far seem to be getting so generic (yes...bioshock was pretty good admittedly...although short...but no online) and tired of MPing COD and GOW on our 2 360's. Wasn't fan of previous Killzone attempts or Sony for that matter...but, as mentioned... I am psyched for this game.

SL1M DADDY4038d ago

*thumbs up*

Excellent post. You hit the nail on top of the head with every word. It’s good to know there are others out there with the same thoughts as my own. Bubble up from me bud and thanks for a refreshing read.

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achira4039d ago

the pics look fantastic. imo it beats crysis in every aspect. perhaps the physics in crysis is better. but the atmosphere is f*** amazing!

JIN KAZAMA4039d ago

THe life out of EVERY OTHER FPS out there.


CRIMS0N_W0LF4039d ago (Edited 4039d ago )

Intresting how you bash Sony and yet your name is from a game that is only on Sony Platform.

Edit: whoops I now noticed what he meant >_>

lonestarmt4039d ago (Edited 4039d ago )

haha thats pretty funny, almost had me, you get a bubble

you must have gotten wolf though, since he must have only read the title. lol.

jlytle12344039d ago

you start out reading in bold "this game is going to suck" and youre like that son of a b!tch (annoyed) and then you read the rest and youre like, that son of a b!tch (playful)

JIN KAZAMA4039d ago

I got u guys good on that. Trust me, I'm a Sony Die hard. This game is gonna be abosutley incredible.

Omegasyde4038d ago

"Everyone knows a real thug only plays the PS Triple."

-Tupac, East Side of the LBC, 1997...

"MY FO-FO make sure your kids don't grow."

-Tupac, when asked if Killzone 2 will meet expectations.

sak5004038d ago


THen it should be named Gravestation 3

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Devr4039d ago

I'm pretty sure I've seen this article already... still cool

Anego Montoya FTMFW4039d ago

has revised it`s RELEASE DATEs a BUNCH of times and KILLZONE2 always REMAINS FEB/2008

is this when it`s suppose to be coming out or what?

mighty_douche4039d ago (Edited 4039d ago )

you ask a question and people disagree with you! how do you disagree with a question??!?! fanboys....

oh anyway, not sure but i £ucking hope it is Feb, although with MGS out then id be happy to wait a few more months, better for everyone. a NEW MGS and a NEW killzone2? how would you deside what to play? the mind boggles..

edit: lol now someone disagrees with me!! oh how i love N4G and its c**ts.

Kleptic4039d ago

that Feb. date was shown before E3 in July...but was never confirmed by Sony or Guerilla...not sure where it came from, but all the major retailers cite that timeframe...

However, Guerilla usually responds simply with "uh...2008"...Sony won't rush this one, we all know what happened to the first one because of it...and it really has no "big" fps competetion next year, so there really is no hurry to get it out...which sucks though...I want it yesterday...

UT3 will hold me over until whenever this is ready...and COD4 has some deferred rendering, albeit way less dramatic, that will hold me over in terms of impressive lighting systems...