gamers (82%) found this review helpful
The graphics of Killzone2 are simply spectacular, words cannot describe how good this game looks (I’ve tried, I rewrote this sentence 20 times and gave up) best graphics I’ve ever seen. Very realistic visuals and physics. The motion capture blended with the physics engine makes every enemy fall uniquely and realistically, and when you miss your target the environment either crumbles, explodes, or sends sparks and dust flying to the point of not being able to see your enemy cause there it too much debris in the air. FPS cover system is wonderful, similar to Rainbow6.
The campaign/story was well done, shares many common themes with other FPS games, nothing new but not bad (I had fun), voice acting could have been a little beter. But after all the game was produced in Europe where English might not be the first language. No major acting complaints. (acting was on par with Gears of War, plenty of poorly written lines, campy, tough-guy soldiers speaking)
Controls were bit sluggish at first but thankfully the game allows you the freedom to customize the control sensitivity and layout (took me a day to figure out my controller settings).
Only bad thing I will point out is the unbalanced difficulty level at end of game. I played every level on Veteran difficulty except for the last part of the last level The only reason I gave this game a 9 instead of a 10 is because of the frustrating "boss fight". If I had to describe the last fight in one word it could best be described as "infuriating" way too hard. ( I can’t image how hard it would be on Elite difficulty, nevertheless I simply restarted the last checkpoint at Trooper diffuculty and finished the story) Only other complaints about the game are too trivial to even mention.
Multiplayer is fantastic, ranking/class system well done and will keep me playing for a long time.
Killazone2 is a must own PS3 title and deserves a score of 9 of 10
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
Killzone 2 came first into my Q even through I put it as my 4th game, I had mixed thoughts about this game. Will it be cool? Will it have lag? I was wrong. It's story mode deserve a 7.5/10, but the online gameplay is amazing. For starters, it addicting, addicting, and oh, ADDICTING! Just the online by itself gets a 9/10. About 8 maps in the game, plus 6 more including DLC packs. Over 20 weapons, each one with it pros and cons, plus 2 new weapons, the boltgun, and the flamethrower, from the "Napalm and Cordite" pack. When you play online, or offline your character feels heavy, unlike in COD4. Overall, it worth checking out such a great game!
posted by DarkDream (BRATTLEBORO, VT) Jul 27, 2009
Member since May 2009
gamers (74%) found this review helpful
Killzone 2 has loads of great aspects but falls short where it counts to many times to be considered one of the "great" first person shooters.
If you played the first killzone you already know that the story is very generic, there's a lot going on apparently but all you are every really told is "Hey bad guys want this planet! Fight them!" So on and so on, The story is generic nothing special but no real holes in the plot to make you angry at the same time. (7/10)
From the very moment this game starts one thing is made very clear, you're experience with this game is going to be pretty, VERY pretty. From the char. models to the guns to environment, to blood details, to little corners in building you feel like exploring. Its pretty, no one will be upset with the graphics (10/10)
Sound is amazing, not much more to be said there...its a shooter so theirs guns, explosions, different sounds for how close a rocket passes over your head, different sounds depending what you are walking on...Sounds great and its what you expect from a big budget game like Killzone2 (10/10)
The controls to me is what knocks this game out of greatness down to average. It's funny to because I have been trying to think of ways as to why the controls were bad but I can't put my finger on it...There's auto aim or aim assist which is fine, I have been playing fps's for years and that has never bothered me before but this game, if you were within 10 feet of an enemy it seemed like a coin flip who would kill who first because I had such a hard time actually shooting him. No, I didn't have this problem because I'm bad at the game, you just gotta take my word on that it truly feels "wrong" when the game comes to aiming which obviously is a huge part of the game. (4/10)
little to no enemy variance so if you don't mind killing the same mindless drone over and over the great graphics and fun lvl design should be more than enough to let you enjoy this game for 1 play through (side note, F bombs galore)