Pro: crouching against cover to hide from enemy fire safely
Con: difficult to tell if crouched or even if behind cover
Pro: can hit a button to bring up current destination
Con: constantly having to hit this button because of bad terrain graphics it's hard to tell where you are going or need to go, mission orders are very vague
Pro: when knocked out a friendly unit or co-op player can revive you
Con: struggling through campaign is a constant death-revive-death-revive chain. And you can't always be revived. The computer players have magic bullets. You ARE going down.
Pro: can pickup and use guns of enemies killed
Con: weapon changes do not carry through stages or even through most cut scenes
I was very excited to pick this up and unfortunately my excitement soon turned into general disappointment.
The single greatest part about Killzone 3 is it is levels. Not that they are special in a free roam since but more so the amount of realism portrayed and graphic quality is a step above any other FPS or shooter style of game.
The "cover" aspect of the game should have never been implemented. It should have been called "Hit this button if you want to receive a headshot from behind a wall".
The lighting made it difficult for certain enemies to be seen. Whether this was intended or not I do not know, however the AI sure as heck knew where I was regardless of any outside influence. There were levels of difference I noted in killing the same types of NPCs. You could shoot one guy in the head twice and take him out, and then kill his equally designed partner in 20 heat shots. Didn't make much sense. There was a general lack of direction in a lot of different places throughout the game that was disappointing.
Most of the levels, although beautiful, almost reminded me of a tunnel shooter, very confined.
The single player campaign was definitely a letdown and there was nothing special or unique about it. Gears of War, Call of Duty and Bad Company all have it beat in terms of play quality.
On the multi-player side of things Killzone 3 really does shine. It's a great change of pace comparatively speaking in regards to how matches are carried out. Paired with decent levels and excellent graphics, it's quite enjoyable. The single best aspect of the game was indeed the multiplayer. Other then that... it's just an average game that's a letdown in turns of hype. Anyone giving it a 9 or 10 is just drinking hypejuice or is a mega fanboy who is wearing his (or her respectfully) fanboi overhype glasses.