posted by VBGamer (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) Mar 1, 2009
Member since Jun 2008
Killzone 2 is by far the best game I have played on the PS3. The visuals draw you in and the story line keeps you coming back for more. The game is challenging but not extremely tough. The controls do take a while to get used to but once you play the game you will truly understand the reason behind them. IMO, the story seems too short and leaves me wanting more. Luckily, however, there is still alot the game gives in replay value and online play. The atmosphere of the game immerses you from the very beginning. The developers thought about every detail when creating the desolate planet that the ISA invades. I can't wait to beat this game again in Elite mode. Definitely a must buy, if not only for the single player experience.
Lets face it: Since the "next-gen" systems were released, we've been flooded with tons of shooters. You have the good (think: Call of Duty 4). Then you have the bad (Conflict: Denied Ops).
However, Killzone 2's shine can not and will not be ignored.
Guerrilla Games have created an impressively polished, smooth experience. The amazing visuals, rapid gameplay, and fluid animations are almost surreal in quality.
The atmosphere is almost unbelievable. The explosions, the lighting, the smoke, the fire. It all seemed to melt perfectly together to form an eery immersiveness. Trust me, some parts in this game can really take your breath away. Graphically, I haven't seen anything near it's level.
The online play is also no stick-in-the-sand, and provides satisfying matches. I loved that there was a good sense of customization here: there are 7 different classes to choose from, and you can mix and match abilities. Also, the graphics (yeah, again) seemed to display at there level of awesome through all my matches. One more thing; no lag. This was a big surprise, because I thought there would surely have to be some slow-down.
Some other things to mention; no install, tough-as-nails enemies, great AI, and a light, good story.
Now, lets's start the nagging. My only grief with this game is probably the VO. I couldn't get away from it. It kinda sounded like they were just saying their parts, effortlessly at times. Also, there is a bit of a pause when the game is loading, but that's not so much a design flaw, but merely an aggrivation. And the lack of split-screen multiplayer always makes me mad.
Overall, Killzone 2 is a very visceral, mind-blowing ride. Everything's top-notch, with my only complaint being the bland voice-overs. However, you won't find a shooter that plays or looks any better than this. A must have for any PS3 owner.
Ahhh. . . Killzone 2 has just came out and it is ready to kick some BUTT!!!
Killzone 2 has a really great story, it isn't easy as other shooters where you can run through the whole without even shooting, you have to be smart with your ammo and with you environment. This game is action packed with scenes.
Killzone 2 should be up on the charts of your QList.