Crysis 2 review: Better than Killzone 3?

The first reviews for Crysis 2 are pouring in and it looks like Crytek has a real hit coming. But is it better than Killzone 3?

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thereapersson2862d ago (Edited 2862d ago )

Tries to take this exact claim as if it will the the be-all, end-all of the current reign of PS3 exclusive power.

Soon they are forgotten about, relegated to the bargain bin. Meanwhile, PS3 exclusive after PS3 exclusive are continually talked about and compared to in the gaming community and the media, and even used as the benchmark when being compared against PC titles, no less.

Crysis 2 will be a great game. But this whole "XXX is better than XXX" is nonsense. Why not just enjoy a game on its own merits? To consistently throw games against one another sure does exhibit some form of insecurity.

Lawliet2862d ago (Edited 2862d ago )

For some reason you won't see Xbox360 or Wii or PC games getting any comparison to each other. It looks like every PS3 exclusives are the peak to top this days.. But why am I not surprise??

Wanna bet that Uncharted3 will be compare to GeoW3 and Rage and batman and ridiculously probably even Skyrim or some other different genre, but you'll not see any comparison between themselves. Maybe just one or two article might just happen to make one, is nothing compare to the 100 competitions Uncharted3 is about to get.

True @thereapersson, exclusive experience play a big part to all these comparison.

Just watch this month and for the months to come. So far KillZone3 had been compared to Crysis2,Bulletstorm,Homefront, Battlefield...(Did I miss out any?I'm pretty sure I had and will continue to miss) That is like taking EVERY SHOOTER GENRE for a showdown! Funny you don't see Crysis2 VS Bulletstorm VS Battlefield VS Homefront. IT JUST NOT INTERESTING! No purpose, because EVERYONE who wants to play, will get to enjoy them somehow as long as you own any of the 3 platform! The Wii gamers wouldn't give a shit about it, as they bought the console for other reasons. Later on, all these games such as Crysis2,BF..... will soon to be forgotten, but you will still see KillZone3 VS *** out of no where until the next powerhorse PS3 exclusive shooter..

thereapersson2862d ago (Edited 2862d ago )

You won't, and don't feel awkward about not being surprised.

Only PS3 exclusive games offer you an experience you cannot get anywhere else. Uncharted 2, Killzone 2, inFAMOUS, Demons Souls... none of those games are on PC.

If nothing else, you could easily validate the purchase of a PS3 for its exclusives alone. It's why I respect Sony so much for its continued strategy of supporting as many developers as they can.


lol @ disagrees from the sidelines

why not come out and make a rebuttal against my statements? Oh wait, I see you realize that's a losing battle. That explains the nonsense... :)

Daoshai2862d ago

I've seen many games compared with halo and call of duty..... I think killzone 3 is used in this case because it and crysis 2 are two beautiful looking games and have that in common

pixelsword2862d ago

"Crysis 2 review: Better than Killzone 3?"

As the saying goes:

if you have to ask...

darx2862d ago

@ thereapersson

You love the PS3 you need to relax.

Dude4202862d ago (Edited 2862d ago )

@ thereapersson

While it's true I have enjoyed playing these games on the PS3. I still wouldn't miss them if I didn't have the console. The only game I would probably want to play is uncharted, but that's it. I don't really care for killzone anymore.

As for PC

- The Witcher 2
- Dawn of War 2
- Starcraft 2
- Diablo 3
- Shogun 2: Total War
- Probably SW: The Old Republic since it won't be pay per month to play.
- Superior Battlefield 3 version.
- Superior Crysis 2 version.
- Red Orchestra 2
- Most of the multiplatform games are better on PC, just a matter of good controls.

This is just off the top of my head, I'm sure there are more. PC has plenty of games to keep me busy, I don't need PS3 exclusives to enjoy it.

thereapersson2862d ago

I game on my PC as well, so all those games you mentioned will all be enjoyed by myself at one point or another. I'm actually really looking forward to picking up Deus Ex 3 sometime soon.

I should have specified that those who have an aversion to picking up a PS3, or those who only own a 360 are really missing out. Most gamers who own PS3's also own competent gaming PC's. Really, the PS3 and PC combo is all you need. The 360 has some good exclusives, but none of what Microsoft has shown in the past 6 months has proven that the 360 will have any sort of hardcore longevity that isn't Kinect related.

HolyOrangeCows2862d ago

I can't take a reviewer seriously that starts by making a ridiculous comparison like Crysis 2 to Killzone 3.

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morgle2862d ago (Edited 2862d ago )

I think crysis 2 is a better game, but in terms of graphics killzone wipes the floor with it (consoles only) I can't help but think crytek should have optmised it for consoles a little more... I mean, do we need to throw desk fans and shopping carts around? Driving sections are also clumsy and unnecessary... maybe they could have worked on the resolution and pop in instead?

hoops2862d ago

The only people saying KZ3 wipes the floor graphically with Crysis 2 are...well you know.
It does not if you played both games. They are on par graphically because its two different art styles and Crysis 2 is actually doing most of its effects in real time. KZ3 is not. Give credit where credit is due.

InTheKnow2862d ago (Edited 2862d ago )

Some huge games still to come this year. Waiting for my copy of Crysis 2 to arrive right now with in the hour. Judging by the beta, this game is a 10/10 for me. Some issues but ALL games have issues.

I'll just have to watch this 360 footage again. Is this really in REAL TIME. The water reflections at about the 6:20 mark on ward are ridiculous. I see a lot of similarities between this game and Halo Reach including interestingly enough the resolution.

PS3ROCKS2862d ago (Edited 2862d ago )

Which every game you pick up you will enjoy in till BF2.

SnakeMustDie2862d ago

From the leaked beta I've played Crysis 2 has a better SP but Killzone 3 has better MP even if some of the classes needs balancing.

Fil1012862d ago

lol yeah some of the classes do need balancing for sure, come on who's the muppet that decided the marksman class should get an assult rifel i'm sick of jumping into a game where nearly all the players R sniping and for this reason it's put me off the mp side of killzone

TBM2862d ago

I use the medic class I find it extremely fun to play myself.

I_C_PEE2862d ago

Review this messed up is. Lol. Waiting the english websites reviews for. Lol

Johandevries2862d ago

''Better than Killzone 3''.

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Mission succesful

palaeomerus2862d ago (Edited 2862d ago )

I don't think being better than KZ3 is all that hard to do. It got an 85 on metacritic because it's short has a lot of silly rail shooting and overly scripted set piece stuff, and the multiplayer is dumbed down from KZ2. It shifted it's formula towards the CoD format and given the success of that format it might be the right thing to do ultimately for a lot of middle-brow shooters looking to grow their audience.

KZ3 is not some untouchable paragon of quality or even hugely popular at this point. It just looks really nice and fits into all the console war bullshit as a showpiece of graphics tech. Even there it is VASTLY over rated. Saying that it wipes the floor with other recent console shooters or that it is 3x better looking is nothing but dumb fan boy hyperbole that doesn't mean really much of anything except someone wants to praise it way too much to more easily tear down other games that are ALSO very nice looking.

KZ3 is certainly a decent game and worth playing and owning but it's not "incredible" or all that "special" and it's not likely to change the FPS market much in any significant way.

I just don't think Crysis 2 being better than KZ3 is all that unthinkable.

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