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Insomniac Member On Killzone 2: "It Is Indeed Awesome"

It's one thing to get the media behind a game and promote it, but it's quite another when another developer praises the production's quality.

In a recent NeoGAF post, Insomniac community manager JStevenson said he loved Killzone 2 - just beat it, in fact - and to echo just about every source's sentiments: yes, "it is indeed awesome." Here's the full post-

"I did indeed beat KZ2 tonight and it is indeed awesome. I know there will be plenty of comments, opinions, accolades and nitpicks, but for me, the game was fun. My favorite part of the game was when you get this certain weapon. I really really love it and I got the trophy for oh so fast - wish it was available more.

Anyways --- major props to all the folks at GG."

We're not quite sure which weapon he's talking about, but we can find out within the next few weeks. Thing is, certain publications have already received the final build of the game, and although there's a strict embargo on reviews (talk about frustrating), we...ah...might know what Stevenson is talking about. Anywho, another interesting tidbit to consider is that Insomniac and Sony's Santa Monica studio helped Guerilla create the AI algorithms for KZ2. That's good news because, if you've already forgotten, Insomniac is responsible for some awesome games themselves (the recent Resistance 2 included), and Santa Monica is hard at work on God of War III.

Yep, the Killzone 2 hype continues to build, but it's not just journalists and Guerilla who are telling you this now; it's other developers, too. You should pay attention...

Related Game(s): Killzone 2

1/6/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (45 posts)

pavlovic
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 10:34:54 AM
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This game looks awesome... I'm jealous of all you people that already had a chance to play KZ2... want the game so bad... but meanwhile I'll be playing FO3

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Akuma07
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 10:41:08 AM
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i didnt think it was possible for a game to be hyped more then Halo, but i think we've found a winner.

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karneli lll
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 10:59:49 AM

i dont see KZ 2 ads everywhere i go so halo still wins (Blame Sony's marketing)

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bearbobby
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 11:12:41 AM

lol, until you see the Helghast on cans of Mountain Dew, I think the hype/marketing crown still belongs to MS's baby.

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MetalHead09
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 2:06:51 PM

i would love to see that. and that halo dew was great, it tasted like skittles.

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King James
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 10:44:00 AM
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Killzone 2, u betta believe, THE HYPE IS REAL!!!!

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Aftab
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 10:44:36 AM
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Comment seems more like a reflection of what R2 was like.

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Fabi
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 10:45:49 AM
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This coming from the same studio that made the very average campaign in R2 :)

I kid, I kid...

I have no doubt it will be awesome, but I have doubts that it will redefine anything.

I'll be there on day one to find out.

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King James
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 10:52:21 AM
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the weapon he could be talking about is the rocket launcher or the grenade launcher. those weapons are game changers. But, I personally loved that high rapid-fire machine gun. It was like a mini-gun with a triangular face! That gun was so GANGSTA!

lol... I miss that beta :(

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chicko1983
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 4:07:07 PM

I think the weapon that he is talking about is the mech which you can control - there is a trophy for squashing 25 Helgahst with it

Edit: The Mech is the one at the very end of the Helgahn Trailer

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King James
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 8:09:06 PM

those bots and flying mechs are sooooo cool. Love the concept.

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Sir Shak
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 10:58:48 AM
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instead of looking for a halo killer, maybe from march we would be looking for a killzone killer.

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fallingdove
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 11:22:57 AM

It very well could be that Killzone could become the gold standard.

At any rate, I have high hopes for this game. In the past, all of the PS3 games Sony has flexed its hype muscle for have surpassed my expectations. (First with MGS4, and most recently with LittleBigPlanet.) I expect no less from K2.

JStevenson is right though about the nitpicking. It won't be universally well recieved, we are knee deep in Fanboyism this generation and the Microsoft alliance seems to be in denial when one of our flags waves brilliantly over head. Oh well.

((Prepares to enjoy K2, ignorant to the rants on the internet battlegrounds))



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Troy Powers
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 11:29:49 AM
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Come on, Ben. Spill the beans. You're giving it a 10, aren't you?!!?

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tlpn99
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 12:17:15 PM

Haha Ben a 10, he's stated before he never ever gives a 10.

Wait doesn't Arnold have the demo or the game already or was that the Beta he got but can't review it or say anything about it ?

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 2:02:31 PM

Hmmmm...well, Ben gave GTA4 a 9.9, and the KZ2 beta was better than GTA4 in all categories (graphics, gameplay, sound, control, replay value, and online gameplay). Okay, maybe not sound...but, maybe. And the only thing that could hurt the control score is the duck and zoom controls. So, I think either KZ2 will get a 10, or PSXE will have to add a digit to their scoring system and give it a 9.99. :D

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 7:43:19 PM

That was Arnold who gave MGS4 a 10.

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King James
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 8:10:15 PM

Troy, Ben gave K2 an 11. lol

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 12:10:40 PM
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I can't take all this positive feedback and hype man. I know this game is going destroy FPS. Let KZ2 put the last nail in halo's coffin.

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Phoelix
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 1:17:43 PM

I'm personally skeptical of KZ2 being a Halo killer. Although they're both shooters, they have fundamental differences.

Killzone 2 will be a tactical shooter, much like Call of Duty 4/World at War. You'll have to think more than just run and gun. Halo is a run-and-gun shooter; you grab a gun and run at your enemies as fast as you can since it takes more than 2 bullets to kill you.

Also, Halo is centered around the melee attack. I'll bet some people on Live have more beat down kills than they do kills with a gun. Killzone 2's melee attack isn't like that--partially because it's not as powerful (I think) and because it's harder to run up on an enemy like that.

Bottom line, people who want mindless shooting games where you just grab and shoot will still prefer Halo. People looking for a more tactical experience will (hopefully) now be looking to KZ2.

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pavlovic
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 3:19:07 PM

@ Phoelix COD4 and COD:W@W tactical shooters? I have to disagree with that. Socom is a tactical shooters. COD series are pretty much like Halo run-and-shoot nothing less nothing more

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King James
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 8:11:55 PM

@ Phoelix and any other skeptics

THE HYPE IS REAL!!!

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Xanavi23
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 8:38:06 PM

Pheolix, that only makes it better. To the other guy. In COD4, you got a hell of a lot more out of the game by using tactics regardless which weapon. KZ2 will be a bit more tactical as it uses a cover system thats identical to Rainbow 6s too.

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Zorigo
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 12:26:43 PM
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KZ2 looks awesome.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 12:28:16 PM
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That's right. I'm the one with the final game. Read the hands on preview from last month for details. The review will arrive Feb 2nd.

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 1:39:21 PM

So, that means you'll be doing the review? Give us a hint? You don't have to give us the whole score. Just the number that comes before the decimal point. :)

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MirrorSoul
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 3:06:34 PM

I knew it lol

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Frenchy17
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 1:41:00 PM
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Very true Pheolix although I do believe that in Killzone 2 the knife attacks are a one trick pony and melees with a gun take like two licks to get the job done.

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Troy Powers
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 1:44:21 PM
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Man, I can't wait to see the new multiplayer boards. The three from the beta were so much fun. Hell, I still can't believe the game I played was just a beta. The amount of fun I had, and the time I spent playing was easily worth 60 bucks just for that much. I just can't imagine what the full-blown game will be like. Any way you slice it, this game is a must have.

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King James
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 8:16:39 PM

Yea...*sighs*...it was.

Too bad we gotta start over. I seemed like it took me forever to get promoted.

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MetalHead09
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 2:10:53 PM
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i wish i could get that demo. i cant wait to get my hands on this game.

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city96
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 3:15:08 PM
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I loved killzone the atmosphere is soo gory. way better than Gears for me.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 4:02:13 PM
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Can't wait

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karneli lll
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 5:00:16 PM
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KZ 2 has custom soundtracks?!!! This game just keeps getting better and better

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shaydey77
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 5:22:05 PM
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53 dasy until shes releases...And the WHOLE PS3 community sits and waits..

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Xanavi23
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 8:36:08 PM
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Thats great to hear about the AI. I find the AI in R2 is very well done.

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ps3king
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 8:38:32 PM
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I liked the beta so much I went out and bought my self a bigger TV and a surround sound. can't wait this is a first day buy for me.

psn id. ltefoe

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Jove
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 3:28:19 AM

you people need to come down to earth or something i mean man its just a video game

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 1:09:35 PM

Jove fails

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shadowpal2
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @ 8:58:03 PM
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Alright Killzone 2 at the beginning was receiving a huge amount of hype because of it's overwhelming graphics and it's intense action. The first trailer/teaser was shown on E3 06.

We received news later that it was all pre-rendered. Well that somewhat stopped the hype, but the hype started reviving at E3 07 when Phil Harrison said out loud "Everything you're about to see...is in real-time" BAM!!! Helghast faces in every single screen at the place. You're immediately thrown in the action, you see a guy in flames, you see thunder hit the environment, you see bullets gazing past you, you see your allies being taken down as they come to land, and then you see 2 people trying to make a plan - that's where you come in.

You try to blast through the door with your ally and rip the Helghast coming on your right with your bullets. It continues...but from all that...they hype of Killzone 2 revived.

Then in E3 08 there was a playable demonstration of Killzone 2 shown to the folks at IGN. Some of us unfortunately couldn't even watch of have a good time because of the announcement that day about FFXIII going multiplatform. But I WAS PAYING ATTENTION - and I heard that there will be some destructible environments. The graphics looked 2x better than what I saw from before.

Now...it all comes down to February 27, 2009. With all this hype getting almost as big as the one we had for MGS 4. WILL IT DELIVER?!?! IMO nothing will ever deliver as much as MGS 4 did, but WILL KZ2 deliver the right amount or possibly even more than what we'll expect?? Or will KZ2 turn out to be just an ok kind of game...like a 7.5 rating or something like that??

About 1-2 weeks ago, IGN did a preview of the first couple of missions of KZ2. They of course thought the graphics look amazing. Some of us here think the graphics look amazing but we're looking at it through a medium. Say Youtube. Youtube...the site that completely deteriorates the quality of a video??? YES that's the one. So on an LCD HDTV at 1080p - how do you think Killzone 2 will look. Some of you might already know from the online multiplayer beta - but that's still not the completed version. I have know question in my mind that KZ2 will absolutely be graphically impressive.

What about gameplay, will that deliver??? Will there be intense moments like the one shown in the E3 06 trailer??? Will the be moments were you feel as if you would almost fall off your seat when you're hit by a grenade in KZ2??? In other words will you be surprised by what KZ2 will have to offer??? Well...haha we'll all see 02/27/09 won't we?? This day will mark the beginning of PS3's 2009 year. Will it start off at a rocky start...or one solid dominating start???

We will all see...so what I strongly suggest is to not get it on the first day unless you read a review from somewhere. Go check on various sources not just Playstation dedicated ones. GO ON EGM (1UP), IGN, Gamespot, Eurogamer (although they sucked during MGS4), Famitsu, GameTrailers, Game Informer, and maybe G4TV.

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AceTatsujin
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 1:08:32 AM
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This game is going to be beyond .... Watch the sales and the reviews hit.

Btw, any effing reviewer who gives this game less than 100% rating is a PS3 hater or jealous of it. The game is THAT freaking good. I played the BETA and it was jaw-dropping from action, camera motion, graphics, guns, weapons, classes, destrucbable enviorements, lightning, colors, CG real-time, and the MANY MANY features the game has.

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Jove
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 3:29:23 AM
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you people need to come down to earth or something i mean man its just a video game

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 9:22:49 AM
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shut up jove.

@ karneli lll:

How do you know it will have custom soundtracks? source please? If its true then I'm now offically ultrahyped.

I'mma play young jeezy and Plies while I blast some helghast scum. Rap + shooters = perfection

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 1:12:58 PM
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Even X-play won't be able to rag on this game.

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ZubraZap
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 5:08:44 PM
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I'm ready to spill the blood of the Helghans!! Who's with me!!!!?

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