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KILLZONE : MERCENARY is the 1st KILLZONE Title that i actually played to completion...and I have played every entry into the series from the PS1 to the PS2 to the PSP. The graphics are outstanding and what we have always wanted from the VITA for FPS. The controls are responsive and the touchscreen while not necessary adds a nice level of integration. Sony should push this title as a flagship title on the VITA and let's hope that the developers of Shadowfall learned from the developers of MERCENARY. If you have a VITA.....you have to play this. After the disappointments of Resistance and Call of Duty......this one delivers the goods.
This game is the epitome of a bland, gray, mediocre shooter. The only reason any gives a hoot about it is because it's portable. The story is just plain bad, the dialogue is non existent. Characters are shoe horned stereotypes, weapons don't feel powerful, they sound dinky.
Controls are decent, but nothing new.
Did I mention the guns don't feel powerful? Takes up to 7 bullets to kill an enemy, wow. I usually play all my games to the end, but this one I'm sending back tomorrow. I'd honestly just rather play around on my iPhone, browsing websites or YouTube, rather than play PS Vita. PS Vita is a failure and it's because Sony doesn't try with it. It's been out for almost two years and there's nothing worthwhile on it whatsoever. $200 Persona Machine.
I enjoyed the online game play of Killzone. Controls are easy to get use to, don't be turned off by a FPS that's on a handheld system, it handles very well.
I enjoyed the game so much that I decided to buy it and add to my collection.
I didn't play campaign mode. I rented this for online play only, and I must say if your looking for an online FPS for your vita, this is it. And this is coming from a guy who has played many FPS on the ps3 and xbox 360.
posted by jayprime (BOYES HOT SPRINGS, CA) Feb 2, 2014
Member since Feb 2012
Are you ready to make some money MERC? Well if you are don't look any further. The games graphics are really well done for a Vita game. But this really doesn't make up for the horrible writing and so so story. The action is fast paced and just be prepared for the one to two waved based action sequences in each mission. What really sticks out is the great sound, but you need to wear some earbuds for full effect.