THE GOOD: -The realistic feel of the game. -The cutscene voice overs
THE BAD: -Graphics are shit. Just plain shit. -Very bad AI -Flawed ragdoll physics -Minimal Campaign replay value -Lack of music -Repetitive sould bites -Limited weapons -Story is interesting, but just not developed at all. -Developers tried to compete with Halo. Looks like Bungie grabbed Guerilla by the balls and twisted till they heard a pop.
SUMMARY: Let's get this off to begin with: I'm going to make comparisons to Halo. Why? Because the developers themselves said their new game was going to be a "Halo Killer."
The so called "Halo killer" isn't as bad as I thought it'd be, but as I played through it, I saw alot of things that made me lose all respect for Sony. Simply developing this game should make them hide. Hide in shame!
The one thing that these guys have done we;; is the realism. You really really feel as if you're in this place with snipers shooting at you and explosions ripping your allies apart. The movement is just aw...
THE GOOD: Brilliant graphics Lots of weapons One of the most realistic games ever Online stuff Great story 4 characters Great levels Seemless gameplay
THE BAD: Where's the colour Glitches and fogging Won't you die
SUMMARY: Killzone is Sony's answer to the Halo series on Mr. Gates' machine, the Xbox. It is not that good but Killzone destroys almost every PS2 first-person shooter.
Killzone is set in the future and it is on a planet called Vecta. Your enemies are the Helghast, relentless soldiers dressed in black and they cause utter chaos. The Helghast soldiers are the most scary looking enemies I have seen in a while.
During the game you play as four characters and they have different skills depending on who you pick. They are Capt. Templar (All Rounder), Luger (Stealth Woman), Sgt. Rico (Potty-mouthed Heavy Weapons Guy) and finally Hakha. (Spy and is half Helghast) During missions you need to work out who is needed when. For example if you wanted some massive firepower go for Rico or it's a stealth...
SUMMARY: This game is ACE! Seeing as this is in the PS2 section - why are people comparing it to Halo?! (yes, it was meant to kill Halo bla bla bla!) This is the best FPS game for the PS2. The graphics are amazing, the gameplay is great, there's lots of kick ass weapons to choose and you can pick different characters to bring out the best in you. I haven't completed it yet, but have just got all 4 characters. So far its great! The only drawback is the AI - the speech is repetative, but not too annoying, and your team mates tend to get in the way rather than help you out. This is a game you can play over and over again - just to try doing levels using the different characters, which use different weapons, and (i think) have different paths through levels. Lets hope they make a second one!
SUMMARY: First, lets have some background, you a soldier fighting the ISA (I don't really know what it stand for...) fighting the invading enemy, the Hellgast. That's all the background you need. Killzone is truely the best First Person Shooter for PS2, Halo has a big competitor. First off, the campaign is very fun, after playing other FPSs for PS2 (Call of Duty, ect) I got bored with the campaign, but Killzone somehow keeps it fun. Also, the weapons are MUCH (In my opinion) cooler than Halo, for example, Your main assult weapon is much more realistic, and more generaly, I love how the weapons fire bullets, instead of lasers, ect. in Halo, which is a great change. And now you can play single player with other bots in an Instant Action type of thing, which Halo doesn't have and it gives Killzone much needed reap...
THE GOOD: Smart Enemy AI Good Weapons Foul Language (may be viewed as bad by some) Different Player Paths Good sound and Graphics Realistic Kickback and Combat Very good Multiplayer
THE BAD: Dumb Friendly AI Linear Stages Awkward Dying postions Is constantly compared to Halo Has made this review very long
SUMMARY: Many people who own Playstations (myself included) have been eagerly waiting for this game. Many have also compared this game to Xbox's Halo, which I feel is the reason for the bad reviews.
Since this has been described as a Halo-killer, many expected it to be 'all this and that'. Killzone has very little to do with halo. So far i have found a few similarties:
1) They are both Games 2)They both Have guns and 3)They both have rechargable health bars (which is fast becoming the norm in FPS ).
I find there is some stand out differences in Killzone (If I insult Halo fans in this review, then i apoligise) In Halo, the Big Blue guys (If memory from my mates rambling serves my correct) are known as ...
THE GOOD: Scenery, story and weapons kick arse! The baddies are ugly, the sound effects are awesome, and the locales are breathtaking, if a little gritty.I love "traversing the park" through the cherry blossoms! These Helghast are bad mothers, too. They will attack and cover like the best of 'em.
THE BAD: Weird, glitchy, not-quite-done-tweaking feel to it, like the programmers could have used a little more time. KillZone II should fix these problems: dead guys get stuck in walls, controls questionable, AI a little lame. Al ittle linear, too, but that is to be expected. A San Andreas style map with free roaming would do the trick.
SUMMARY: So, it's not a Halo killer. Who cares? I think this game stands on its own: great scenery, cool weapons, ugly baddies and a great story! Ok, it's not as good as it could be, but that just gives room for improvement! Urban warfare for the new millenium!
THE GOOD: > Great Graphics > Online Multiplayer > Very Realistic > Excellent Sound. Even better with surround sound. > Enemy AI is okay. > Replay Value is high.
THE BAD: > No jumping. (??) > Annoying sniper rifle scope.
SUMMARY: Killzone is by far the best First Person Shooter I have played on the PS2. Excellent graphics and sound, and incredibly realistic, this game makes for an excellent buy. Chances are you will be entertained by it for over half a year.
All that's wrong with it is that the campaign mode is a little too easy, as enemies scream jibberish right before engaging you, and there is no jumping function. Also, melee attacks cannot be used in multiplayer modes.
If you're into FPS titles and don't own an XBox, buy this game, you will not regret it.
THE GOOD: Weapons. Variety of Character types. Campaign. Graphics.
THE BAD: No Jumping. Sniper Scope.
SUMMARY: Killzone has to be the best first person shooter on PS2, I am a Halo buff myself but thats only for its multiplayer. Since I don't own a Xbox and only get to play when hanging out with friends. But Killzone acts very much like Halo without being a cheap rip off.
First off are the controls they are super similar, with the two joystick config. The only major differences I noticed were, no jumping and slapping people was a little more difficult. Since you have to run up to them, and wait for your little icon to appear then hit the action button. Being able to jump would've been an added improvement, although you could hurdle certain objects with the action button.
There wasn't much story involved in the game, which was a good and bad thing. Basically you are thrown into the fray from the very beginning and you are given a little story throughout the game. They never really giv...
THE GOOD: Great graphics considering the PS2 capabilities. Pretty sweet gameplay, fighting alongside teammates and watching them die in front of your eyes could never be so fun. There are some amazing weapons you can use throughout the game which are always a blast. AI of the enemy is great - there actually is some moderate difficulty within the game. The offline multiplayer is alright.
THE BAD: The gameplay can get repeditive at times. Shoot at soldiers over and over again. Especially the offline gameplay. It my opinion, there's lots of room for improvement. The teams don't work together, they just follow waypoints and don't act intelligently, like in single player missions. Also, it seems as if there isn't a variety of weapons to use during offline battlefield. Shotgun, standard machine gun you spawn with, occasional grenade launchers, and that's all. Weren't there 27 weapons? The offline multiplayer probably will wear out, and you'll get sick of it.