Just like the title says this game is a large improvement from its predecessor, Killzone 2.
In the previous game one of my biggest gripes of course was the fact that everytime I was really getting into the game and running to the next objective a checkpoint would freeze me where I stood and feel like I just ran into a wall. This time around however they made it seamless and no more of the invisible wall of loading. They have also improved the aiming function in this game. For whatever reason the previous one had this issue where aiming (Which is pretty important in a FPS) just seemed off and never quite had a good flow of accuracy. But this time around they have greatly improved that so don't worry about having to retrain your brain on what is considered "dead-on".
I won't talk much about the graphics because you probably are already aware that THEY ARE GORGEOUS!!! Many FPS games will skimp on the graphics and leave the beautiful landscapes to adventure titles but Killzone 3 has made sure that is not the case. They are easily some of the best graphics you can find on the PS3 and ahead of their time in many respects. This game is also one of the few I've seen to support 3-D function!
Now on to the multiplayer/co-op. The co-op function is fun assuming you have another person to play with at your house because it is local only. It is a shame they didn't give that an option to do online but not a huge letdown. Multiplayer is no Call of Duty but is very fun and competitive all the same. This time you will have different classes and specialties that you can almost take advantage of right away.
The only complaints I have about Killzone 3 is that the story at times seems completely absurd and convoluted with the twists and turns and political turmoil/backstabbing. This left the story with plenty of plot holes.
Overall I give this game an 8 out of 10. I only deducted for a wonky story and lack of online co-op. However I still recommend as a rent and a buy!
posted by gman11 (HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO) Mar 17, 2013
Member since Jun 2012
This game is pretty fun and has a-lot of action in the single player campaign, which makes it very fun and addicting. The problem is, is that the campaign is very short (I beat it in 6 hours on Hard Difficulty). I can't say much about the storyline since this is the only game I have played of the Killzone series.
I love the graphics in this game. It has a Gears of War type graphic engine, but not as dark and weird lighting effects like the GOW series does. The lighting and the detail of the environment makes the game more fun.
The sound of this game is very entertaining as well. The grenades, gunfire, explosions are very loud and realistic sounding and it makes you think you're actually in a war zone.
The gameplay is very good as well. The aiming is a little sensitive at first but you get used to it, and all the controls are very easy and make sense. I like the multiple vehicles and big weapons you get to use throughout the game against bosses or other big fights.
One aspect of the game I was most impressed/surprised with was the multiplayer. I thought it was not going to be good, but after playing several hours of it, I was addicted. The graphics are still great online, there is little to no lag, fun loadouts and weapon customization, and cool specials you can use like bots or camouflage that you don't see in the campaign.
Overall, I liked this game a-lot, but I wish the single player was longer because it was very fun and impressed me more than I thought this game would. The muliplayer is very fun too and way better than I thought. This game is a definite rent, and if you like multiplayer first person shooters, than a buy would be good as well.
posted by BlaketheReaper (GATE CITY, VA) Mar 14, 2013
Member since Sep 2012
First off I'd like to say this is the first Kill Zone game I've played and I really didn't think it lived up to the great reviews it wasn't a bad game but it wasn't great by any means, I also played it some with Move so I'll reflect that in my review.
World- In middle of war
Controls- Easy to pick up on and they have alternate options for the set-up
Move-descent but not the best it gets aggravating at times
I gave this game a 7/10 because it was a good game I mainly played when there was nothing to do, I would recommend putting it in your Q and giving it a try you might like it more than I did.