posted by HindenPeter (MOSES LAKE, WA) Oct 7, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
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Man, where to start... the dialogue and voice-acting is awful, the sounds seem like they were mixed and produced by a deaf person, and the models are all very much last-gen. Nothing about this game is smooth or tactile.
The biggest let-down is the incredible lack of a story. I seriously can't figure out what's going on the whole time, and for people like me who value the story over just about everything else, suffice it to say this gives a bad name to the previous 2 Killzones, which is kind of saying something.
And the dialogue! Oh the dialogue... I'm fairly certain they just pulled random people off the street, handed them $20 and a script, and said, "Now read that into the microphone." There's no feeling in any of the dialogue, save the Helghast leader (whose name I couldn't be bothered to remember), and even then it's all just yelling.
As far as the sounds go... God. I don't even know how you can screw up this badly. I'm led to believe that the sound designer is in fact deaf. There are no explosions, no sounds to indicate that that giant ship you're watching slam into the ground is in fact slamming into anything other than pure vacuum. Sound designer, whoever you are, I hate you.
Skipping everything else wrong with the single-player, lets move on to the multi-player, specifically the online experience. When you shoot someone in the face with a sniper rifle, you generally expect them to die right away. The designers thought this was wrong, so they give you enough time to replace your enemy's face with actual bullets before they die from the effects of the first one. Basically there's so much lag between when your bullets hit someone and they die that the game becomes unplayable.
Bottom line? This game isn't even worth renting, let alone buying. I can't believe it was even considered for best shooter/best PS3 game. The fact that it won both of those goes to show how easy it is to pay off Gamestop. Seriously, just skip this one.