Join PixelJumpers as we take a look back at the Killzone Series and exam one of the critical problems that has held it back from true greatness.
The article goes well into detail,killzone has its problems, although i believe the killzone series is still one of the best fps games out there. check out these graphics...(in my personal opinion) unmatched on a console. :)
I do agree with regards to visuals, although I definitely see where the writer is coming from. The world of Killzone is far more interesting than your standard shooter but Guerilla never really takes advantage of it.
Here lies the problem with many devs today. They create this rich universe but never take any advantage of it. Expanding them in more than just an fps is a logical way to explore the games universe.
I like Killzone... The first one the most actually...
@Yellow Yea, I'm seeing this with a lot of recent FPS games. Homefront and Brink are two other cases where I also felt the devs failed to take full advantage of the setting. Then again, story-telling in FPS games is a difficult thing to execute, and only a few games seem to do it well. Which is rather unfortunate.
KZ will reach its true potential when the helghast become the real good guys and their story be told from a different viewpoint than vulgar nazis wannabe. Stop with the dude bro, stereotypical "good guys" (aka marines) stories GG. Nobody cares about Sev and Rico.
I've just decided to trade in KZ 2+3, mainly because I didn't like either campaign enough to replay them again, and I was just totally disappointed with the small amount of content that both games released with, and the problems with the maps not rotating properly kinda sucks. IMO Resistance is the best exclusive FPS game on PS3. GG always delivers with great graphics, but their games always seem to be missing the mark.
@raztad I had been hoping that was where KZ3 was headed. I had wanted Sev to realize the true nature of this war and try to stop it rather than win it. That of course would have created a huge conflict with Rico. KZ2 was a much better game than KZ3. Hopefully for KZ4 they stop trying to make it like COD and do their own thing again.
good read, make sense cmon GG give us a helghast game
I would love that.
It's not halo
Now that you mention it. . . the problem that the Killzone series always had was the media and the fans of other consoles and even PS fans never let it being a game on their own... They always compared it to Halo and the media wanted it just to be another Halo. Fortunately it is not. The first game was great if you forgot about Halo or whatever FPS. The second Killzone is an amazing achievement and Killzone 3 was the "culmination" of Guerillas efforts. An even better graphical achievement than KZ2 and that is not an easy feat. KZ 3 suffered fron the CODtization of the genre and thats thanks to the ones who complained so much about the fell of KZ2. I think GG could have make an even better game and story if they have ignored the haters. Same hapenned with Resistance. People complained about the bland an colorless graphics of the first and Imsomniac listened. They made R2 more colorfull and bigger in scope and guess what?? The poeple still complained about the now colorfull and cartony graphics. I as an artist always stay in what I believe not in what a bunch of people tell me. Thats my 2 cents... PEACE
But CODtization works just as well. I definitely agree about GG needed to ignore KZ2 haters while making KZ3. I won't go into my problems with KZ3 again, but let just say I would prefer this version of KZ3 to not exist.
Most KZ fans agree that KZ2 is a better game than KZ3 while still saying that KZ3 is a solid game. I personally think KZ3 is trash, but I'm still looking forward to KZ4.
thugbob, did you read my mind?
Well to say KZ3 is trash is also an exagerated thing. Every KZ2 fan felt that KZ3 is more akin to Call of Duty because it has a more lightier feel. Make no mistake here... KZ3 is nothing like COD. . . even if its lightier than KZ2 it still heavier than any COD. Also you need teamwork. I believe that KZ2 elitist felt betrayed and all but thats the way they get more people from playing it. Its ok and IMO, and I know I will get a ton of disagrees, KZ3 is the best of the 3. Yes I like it better than KZ2 Its more accesible and less frustrating in the MP. Also KZ3 has the best graphics of any FPS available rigth now on any console. Yes better than Crysis 2 and I have played a lot of C2. The caharcters in KZ are more interesting and overall the game is still the best FPS so far this year... like it or not. As I said in a thread about Uncharted 3 beta and how Uncharted 2 "fans" are already complaining all I have to say is ... haters gona hate. Ohh buddy I respect your opinion but KZ3 is far from being trash...
KZ3 being lighter isn't the only thing makes it feel like CoD. Recoil is now low and Health is now low which means fast kills/quick deaths which means first sight first kill. People will take advantage of this by sitting in a corner of a room taking advantage the probability that an enemy entering the room is high and that they will see the enemy first. This is known as camping which was almost nonexistent in KZ2. And I don't even want to go into detail about how much the classes are unbalanced in KZ3 and how bad the tactical spawn point system is. Who cares if KZ3 is the best shooter this year all of them including KZ3 were disappointments after disappointments. Hopefully Battlefield 3 isn't one of them. Anyway I'm already looking past KZ3 to KZ4 and I hope GG doesn't try to make their game for other fans this time around.
i rent this for like two weeks i play it with my cuzin coop it was just ok nothing great online was fun but i would have been mad playing 60 for it i will get it when its under 20 u can buy part 2 for like 8 bucks at gamestop lol
Very interesting article. Loved the argument on how "modern shooter games dehumanize members of other ethnicities and nationalities by portraying them as the main antagonists, with little motivation behind their actions other than “they’re the terrorists” or “they’re the Russians”." I feel the connection was unintentional on GG's part, but it's great food for thought in my opinion.
The Helghast are very similiar to Nazis. After World War I, Great Britain and France basically destroyed Germany with the Treaty of Versailles(economically, militarily,and etc). Germans were humilated and Hitler was eventually able to use this to come to power. Earth forces defeated the Helghan people. The Helghan people were forced on to Helghan. They were humilated, life sucked. Scolari and the Helghast(a political party like the Nazis)used this and eventually came into power. For all we know, the Helghast slaughtered certain groups of people also.
So you don't disagree with the author? Because he said basically the same thing. Edit: ohhhh. OK, I misread it.
"Put simply, the Helghast imagery is meant to evoke pure evil. However, once you look at the game universe’s fictional history, it seems like they have much more in common with Revolution-era America than Nazi Germany." I was disagreeing with this. Edit:It's good RememberThe357, I read the article again to make sure I didn't misread it.
The article is right on spot as far as I'm concerned. It's a great fps, but I never sympathized even slightly with the USA, sorry, ISA. The Helghan are brutally opressed and forced into living on a very hazardous planet. I wish I could have played with the Helghan, in the campaign, instead of the evil empire.
Then you really don't want to watch Battle LA, believe me it will either make you laugh like hell or get disturbed, its like one long US Army advert.
Already saw it...and yeah :(
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