I'll say it again: Killzone 2 is the best console first person shooter ever. It will be bested one day, and that is as it should be, but this game has set the proverbial bar so high we reckon it'll be the king for a good long while... Hail to the king, baby. [Feb 2009, p.66]
PSM3 says: "Invoking the voice of God to qualify the stark staring obvious is an effective, if unusual, literary device, WHICH IS AS IT SHOULD BE. Eh? Who was that? Never mind"
It took a long time for Killzone 2 to finally come out, but after diving head first into the game, there's no doubt in my mind that it lives up to the hype and is a must-play for FPS fans. [Mar 2009, p.70]
PSM3 Says: "An interesting twist on the 'stating the obvious' genre, but mixed metaphors prove a poor substitute for the voice of God"
Probably the tastiest part of the Killzone Cocktail is the Multiplayer. Imagine if Call Of Duty 4 and Team Fortress 2 had a baby, which they then abandoned and as a result had to learn a few new tricks to survive. That's what Killzone Multiplayer is like.
PSM3 says: "The who's in the what now? We'll try the cheese. The Ch-ee-se."
With its unparalleled graphics, incredibly well-paced single-player campaign and in-depth multiplayer offerings, Killzone 2 has established its place among top-tier console shooters. Expectations on Killzone 2 had reached ridiculous proportions; here's one of those cases where the game actually lived up to them.
PSM3 says: "This we actually understand and commend. Which limits our ability to say anything funny, or slightly less unfunny, than usual. But fetch the sieve, thine prospectors of comedy, because this next one is GOLD. Gold we tells ye"
It seeps action from every angle and makes you question whether you are actually in the middle of a war zone thanks to it's stunning effects and sound. If you want eye popping, pant wetting action then this is most certainly the game for you.
PSM3 says: "The good news is, Killzone won't actually make your eyes pop, or promote involuntary bladder movements unless you were suffering an alarming, unprecedented, prior medical condition. We're just off for a quick blast on multiplaye... YAAARRRGH! Pfffffs... POP! P-O-P!"
While Killzone 2 does walk on mostly well-trodden ground, it does so with a keen attention to style and detail, pushing beyond the gray-and-red color schemes that define its competition while encouraging gamers to put a little bit of thought behind every bullet they hurl.
PSM3 says: "A disappointing lack of medical disasters sully an otherwise sensible review"
But without the first game's ambiguities, a sense of humour or even an ounce of intrigue, its story stinks. It's so slight you could play the levels in random order to little ill-effect, and it assumes knowledge of everything and everyone, not once recognising the real-world echoes of its premise: an allied invasion of an enemy the allies themselves created.
PSM3 says "THIS SCORE IS WRONG! DON'T BELIEVE THE HATERS WHO WROTE THIS SO CALLED 'REVIEW'!!! Er... and... ah... anyone who says Killzone is rubbish should... have their eyes... popped... or something which is... erm... AS IT SHOULD BE. Yes, that's better."
Oh, and if you want to hear what we think about Killzone 2 (Warning: Contains 'wrong' opinions)...
Click to download PSM3 Podcast#15 here.
Have a great evening,